I greatly admire the work of Brian Foo, the ‘Data Driven DJ‘. His ‘Two Trains: A Sonification of Income Inequality on the NYC Subway’ uses data on incomes around the stops on the subway as fodder for an algorithmically generated sound scape that captures (to my mind; I’ve never been to NY) the dynamics of […]
A new Sith Lord may stalk the first TV spot for LEGO's tie-in toys to the incoming JJ Abrams sequel.
About a year ago, I wrote a piece on my blog called “How to Welcome Incoming Residents.” It was about my struggle with getting the right messaging, messaging about the reality of stress during residency and the necessity of incorporating self-care and outreach to others. This year at orientation, in addition to adding the great […]
Cartels are well aware that America loves its opioids. According to the Centers for Disease Control, heroin use has increased for men and women of all age groups and across all income levels in the US. Between 2007 and 2013, the number...Show More Summary
We talk a fair amount about what people earn. The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, or $15,080 for a year of full-time work. Workers are organizing to demand $15 an hour, or $31,200 a year. The median household income is around $52,000. Show More Summary
The median income is a handy, if sometimes inaccurate way to gauge what it takes to be middle class. However, median for one city can be flat broke for another. This mega chart helps illuminate how much the median income in 129 US cities helps cover basic costs of living. Read more...
The changing economy has placed a focus on freelancing and small jobs. College students are taking advantage of this trend to boost their income in school and set themselves up for success after graduation.
Earlier in August, a report alleged that Microsoft was making a smaller model of the Xbox One. Xbox head Phil Spencer gave a firm response to the rumor on Thursday.Click To Continue Reading
In July, personal income rose 0.4%, consumer spending rose 0.3%, and the PCE Price Index rose 0.1% both overall and at the core. On a year-over year basis, PCE Price Index rose 0.3% overall, and 1.2% ex-food and energy. The University of Michigan’s Consumer Sentiment Index for August fell -1.0 points to 91.9. Dale’s social media […]
While billionaires like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Salesforce's Marc Benioff, are known for their philanthropy, by one measure VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger could be considered even more generous. Long ago, he publicly vowed to give an increasing percentage of his gross income to charity and he's now up to 50%, he tells Business Insider. Show More Summary
Tropical Storm Erika is making its way toward the Florida coastline. Officials there have issued warnings to small businesses on the importance of having an emergency preparedness plan in place ahead of the storm.
On Tuesday, the Department of Homeland security raided the Manhattan offices of Rentboy.com, arresting the company's CEO and six employees. The raid, and its subsequent effect on the people who depended on income from sex work acquired...Show More Summary
Appearing at the Democratic National Committee summer meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Independent Senator Bernie Sanders delivered a blistering speech hammering income inequality in America and stating that the Democrats will not hold the White House if they continue to deliver...
Charles and David Koch, whose combination of right-wing extremism and endless income makes them two of America’s Most Notorious Thugs, are the subjects of a new retrospective that highlights how their construction and pipelines before...Show More Summary
One server was killed and more than a dozen more people were injured. A jury has ordered Time Warner Cable to pay the owners JJ's Restaurant in Kansas City, Missouri $5.78 million in property damage and lost income resulting from a deadly explosion in 2013, reports the Associated Press. Show More Summary
Susan Walsh/APFederal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer By MARTIN CRUTSINGER WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said Friday that incoming economic data and market developments will likely determine whether the...Show More Summary
By Jim Hightower Their big idea to solve income inequality isn’t anything new. As Lily Tomlin said, “No matter how cynical you become, it’s never enough to keep up.”
Due to rising incomes and low gas prices, 35.5 million Americans are expected to travel next weekend, the most since Labor Day 2008. [ more › ]
Personal income for July rose as expected in today's Personal Income and Outlays report. Consumer spending rose nearly as expected, led of course by auto sales. Price pressure was nonexistent. There's no hurry for a rate hike based on the July personal income and outlays report where inflation readings are very quiet. Show More Summary
Incoming chairman says 'stalled' supermarket giant can be world-leading again.