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For seven long years the Fed has aggressively defended a monetary policy regime explicitly designed to inflate the type of assets most likely to be concentrated in the hands of the wealthy. Despite the protestations of the man under whom these policies were implemented, the gap between the rich and everyone else has grown in post-crisis America. Show More Summary
Overheard at The PBOC, The SNB, The ECB, and The Fed... Before we start, it is worth noting that this is the first consecutive quarterly loss for Trannies since Lehman... S&P 2067.89 was all that mattered today - for the biggest US equity market to avoid its first quarterly loss since Q4 2012... Show More Summary
Apple Music is here. Finally. Now that the folks in Cupertino have steered Music to a successful launch, it now has to prove to the world they've actually something worth paying for - after all, there are like 80 other streaming music services (maybe not, but it feels like it) fighting for the subscription revenue in our wallets. Show More Summary
In 2011, Ai Weiwei was arrested without charge, his blog disabled and his Twitter barred. But it’s not that easy to silence a genius…
The United Club card from Chase is United’s high-end card for flyers similar to Delta’s Reserve card and AA’s Executive AAdvantage card. All of these cards sit at the top of the credit card pile when it comes to annual fees with each card doing their best to try to be deserving of those high fees. Show More Summary
If you aren’t already protected by a home surveillance network, you should look into it. The peace of mind is well worth the cost, and the cost of getting one set up is almost negligible these days. Don’t believe me? Then check out our guide to building a security camera network using old smartphones. Show More Summary
SunEdison has teamed up with its yieldco TerraForm Power to acquire a portfolio of 521 MW worth of operating wind plants, previously owned by Atlantic Power. The announcement was made on Monday, at the same time that SunEdison announced...Show More Summary
Vestas has confirmed that it will be supplying 150 MW worth of wind turbines to the Salt Fork wind power plant in Texas. EDF Renewable Energy placed the order for 75 of Vestas’ V100-2.0 MW turbines to go towards the Salt Fork wind power plant, located in the Donley and Gray Counties of Texas. Show More Summary
Cisco has announced that it's acquiring cloud-based security company OpenDNS in a deal worth $635 million.
As you grab a hotdog or two this July 4 it’s worth remembering that true freedom requires financial independence. Only a few of us are born with enough resources to make that happen, but there are steps you can take to get closer to it. Spend less than you earn. This [...]
The Super Bowl winning quarterback floats a possible salary figure to the media. Is he worth it?
A die-hard Hillary Clinton supporter – a young, female Millennial – recently applied to be a fellow with the campaign and was accepted. However, she was asked to move out of state and work for free.
I don’t really like going on upside down rides, due to my mortal fear of vomiting. But you know what? It would be worth all the puke in the world to ride this massive Tourbillon amusement park ride in Switzerland. It’s called Starlight, probably because it looks like it could enable interstellar travel. More »
Photo by Justin Staple/Noisey Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill, born Robert Rahmeek Williams, released his second major label album, Dreams Worth More Than Money, at midnight last night, just a few days after announcing its long delayed release date. Show More Summary
The world’s best — and most expensive — watches all have a sapphire crystal, because sapphire is incredibly hard, making them extremely scratch resistant and almost scratch-proof under normal use. But sapphire is expensive, so most watches instead have a glass crystal, which isn’t as hard or scratch resistant as sapphire, but still holds up. More »
It’s not that Marcell Dareus didn’t play well last year, but he was nearly more trouble than he was worth on his way to that point. And when you’re the third overall pick in the draft, and a Pro Bowler, that’s saying something. But after years of being out of shape and dealing with off-field…
Ah, summer, those warm days of outdoor adventure and relaxation. Not to dampen your enthusiasm, but as you bask in the summerness of it all, there are some health issues — beyond sunburns — that spike at this time and are worth paying attention to. Show More Summary
Is it cost efficient to not breath mercury?
Emanuel AME Church’s pastor, the Reverend Clementa Pinckney, was eulogized on Friday afternoon in Charleston. In that connection, it’s worth reflecting on one of the most bizarre and despicable responses to the June 17 mass murder of...Show More Summary