What do a reggae legend, a nine-piece vocal ensemble, a Cajun songwriter, and a MacArthur Genius all have in common? They’ve all funded Grammy-nominated albums on Kickstarter. These creators — Lee “Scratch” Perry, Roomful of Teeth, Jo-El...Show More Summary
(Cancer Research UK) Bowel scope screening increased by more than a fifth (21.5 percent) when people were sent additional reminders with a leaflet that addressed common concerns, according to a new study funded by Cancer Research UK...
IBM Corp. and Comcast Corp. may hail from two vastly different parts of the technology world, but they apparently share a common interest in blockchain software. Bloomberg reported today that the two companies will become the biggest backers of a new fund focused on early-stage blockchain startups. Show More Summary
Over the past year, President Donald Trump and his top officials have made a habit of refusing to admit they make mistakes. A common refrain from Trump officials is they “have nothing to apologize for,” whether it’s Trump giving an extremely partisan speech at last summer’s Boy Scout jamboree in West Virginia or his administration […]
A common question from readers is what to do about an account that contains a bunch of high expense ratio mutual funds or individual stocks. The reason for having such an account varies from person to person. Maybe it was the only funds available to them in their 401(k) portfolios. Perhaps they collected a bunch […]
Compared to established companies or large corporations, a common struggle that small businesses often contend with is the fact that their pockets aren’t deep enough. Not only would they lack the funds for product research and development, but they’d also lack the resources to acquire the tools that can help them streamline their business. Show More Summary
After another round of funding, co-living service Common raised $40 million USD and has announced plans to expand to new cities nationwide. Continue reading Common raises $40 million dollars in C funding in the US at Property Portal Watch.
What do formerly successful hedge funds going out of business, wacky economic data points, and the election of populists like Donald Trump all have in common? All of them are the product of The Everything Bubble. In the aftermath ofShow More Summary
One of the most common rhetorical fallacies in U.S. politics is that raising taxes on wealthy people to help fund social programs for people in need is "class warfare." That is not class warfare. That is a basic economic necessity to...Show More Summary
Inventory-taking robots could soon become a common sight in supermarket stores across the country, if a company called Bossa Nova Robotics Inc. gets its way. The company, whose robots are already being tested in number of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Show More Summary
A taxi-hailing app. A transplant device developer. An online mortgage provider. Those businesses may have little in common, but one shared thread is that U.S. startups in these sectors have all secured large funding rounds led by Russia-based investors. Show More Summary
(Queen Mary University of London) Starving a childhood brain tumour of the amino acid glutamine could improve the effect of chemotherapy, according to an early study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and funded by Children with Cancer UK and the Medical Research Council.
Down syndrome continues to be the most common genetic disorder and the least funded. There is so much to learn about the connections to the 21st chromosome and research is so important.It's important not just to the individuals with Down syndrome and their families - but it is important in the general population as well. Show More Summary
A rare and fatal disease will be now treated on the NHS. But the real problems come from common and unglamorous complaints The NHS is to fund a very expensive treatment for a very rare but terrible childhood disorder that leaves babies condemned to life in a sterile bubble. Show More Summary
In the wake of the devastating round of hurricanes that ravaged Puerto Rico just over a month ago, the surf industry has united around the common goal of raising funds to help provide those on the island with clean drinking water. The...Show More Summary
Modern retirement is a somewhat daunting prospect. Unlike previous generations, today's workers generally cannot count on a pension to fund their retirements — which means the buck stops with you when it comes to saving up the necessary money to live comfortably after you hang up your hat....
My congrats to Richard Thaler, back in the saddle, still on EU time morning train reads: • The Top-Performing Sustainable Funds (Barron’s) • Good Advice vs. Effective Advice (A Wealth of Common Sense) • Rules of the Gun Debate: The rules...Show More Summary
If Bernie Madoff taught us anything it's that every successful ponzi scheme requires precisely one critical component to keep it afloat: a steady stream of fresh capital to fund redemptions. Absent that key component, even the most carefully...Show More Summary
EXCLUSIVE: Echo Lake Entertainment and Sean Sorensen's Royal Viking Entertainment have teamed on Sorenson’s spec script We Interrupt This Program. While President Trump has turned “fake news” into a common term, the makers of this one believe they have a film focusing in the birth of pseudo news, and the panic it caused. Show More Summary
GUEST: “Hey, I’ve got this great idea for a startup! You live in Silicon Valley, can you help me get venture capital funding?” This is a common request that I get from people that live outside of Silicon Valley. Unfortunately, raising money is hard regardless of if you want to start a company in the Midwest […]