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Econ Majors Graduate With a Huge Knowledge Gap

What's needed is a mandatory course on ethics and the limits of knowledge.<p>Economics remains one of the most popular majors for college students. Most econ students, of course, don’t go on to become professional economists; instead, they fill the ranks of the U.S.’s vast upper-middle-class of …

Economics

China Is Studying Yuan Devaluation as a Tool in Trade Spat

China is evaluating the potential impact of a gradual yuan depreciation, people familiar with the matter said, as the country’s leaders weigh their …

China

Forget Sydney, Auckland Is Becoming a Global Dining Powerhouse

If there’s one thing most people know about Auckland, it’s that New Zealand’s largest city has astounding natural beauty. Rather than thinking of it …

New Zealand

Gmail

My Guide to Modern Middle Eastern Cooking

The Machines Are People Too

Also unicorn hedge funds, BlackRock private equity and Goldman store-brand credit cards.<p><b>The machines.</b><p>There are two investment strategies:<p>If a thing goes up, you buy it; if it goes down, you sell it.<br>• If a thing goes up, you sell it; if it goes down, you buy it.<p>The first is sometimes called …

Investing

The Surprising Good News About Demographics and the Stock Market

Millennials could step in for the boomers in the stock market, defying the conventional wisdom—and boosting equities<p>Everybody knows the conventional wisdom that the demographic trend these days is not a friend of the stock market. The baby-boom generation, we’ve been told, is moving into …

Stock Markets

Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan Link Up to Form New Health-Care Company

It’s no secret Jeff Bezos has been looking to crack health care. But no one expected him to pull in Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon, too.<p>News Tuesday …

Health Care

Why The Amazon-Chase-Berkshire Trifecta Is Healthcare Fanfic In The Making

A bold announcement today has imaginations running wild. Is it just disruption porn, or should healthcare investors be nervous?<p>On Tuesday, e-commerce giant Amazon, banking institution JPMorgan Chase, and the many-tentacled investment firm Berkshire Hathaway announced a tie-up aimed at disrupting …

Health Care

Business schools no longer relevant in the age of automation

Business schools are no longer fit for purpose.<p>They were found wanting in the 2008 global meltdown — look at articles on “business schools to blame …

Business School

China Has Plenty of Options to Retaliate Against U.S. Tariffs

U.S. President Donald Trump may soon get a lesson about tangling with China on trade: Beijing can punch back.<p>China has a long history of tit-for-tat …

China

ICOs, Marxism and Credit Reports

Also Venezuela, crime tips and scalability.<p><b>ICOs.</b><p>It's worth explaining why you would do an initial coin offering. I mean, the most common reason to do an initial coin offering is to raise a lot of money from bitcoin enthusiasts without having a working business model or complying with securities …

Stock Markets

Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble

layer innocent nothing argue pottery winner cotton menu task slim merge maid<p>The sequence of words is meaningless: a random array strung together by an algorithm let loose in an English dictionary. What makes them valuable is that they’ve been generated exclusively for me, by a software tool called …

Blockchain

Quantum of scholars

MATHEMATICAL wizards known as quants are prized by trading firms in Chicago, hedge funds in Greenwich, Connecticut, and big banks in New York, London …

Gundlach, Goldman Sound Warning on Emerging-Market Stock Rally

Plenty of things could upend the two-year rally in emerging-market equities. Yet no one seems to agree on just what they are.<p>Sure, the bulls abound. …

Stock Markets

Xi Jinping’s Debt Clampdown Has Left a Trail of Dead Projects

A pile of rusty pipes and materials are all that remain of Lanzhou New Area’s tram project. Only a year ago it was a flagship public-private …

China

Everyone Is Getting Hilariously Rich and You’re Not

SAN FRANCISCO — Recently the founder of something called Ripple briefly became richer than Mark Zuckerberg. Another day an anonymous donor set up an $86 million Bitcoin-fortune charity called the Pineapple Fund. A Tesla was spotted with a BLOCKHN license plate. There’s a surge in people looking to …

Cryptocurrency

Ingredients for life found in meteorites that crashed to Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> Although two 4.5-billion-year-old meteorites crashed to Earth in 1998, it's taken until now to uncover some of their secrets.<p>The two meteorites, called Monahans and Zag, are the first discovered to contain the ingredients for life: liquid water, amino acids, hydrocarbons and other organic …

Astronomy

Why Low-Fee Vanguard Market Neutral Lagged in 2017

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Markets

Chinese Workers Abandon Silicon Valley for Riches Back Home

A few years ago, Wang Yi was living the American dream. He had graduated from Princeton, landed a job at Google and bought a spacious condo in …

Silicon Valley

Computers trounce pathologists in predicting lung cancer type, severity

Automating the analysis of slides of lung cancer tissue samples increases the accuracy of tumor classification and patient prognoses, according to a …

Harnessing automation for a future that works

Automation is happening, and it will bring substantial benefits to businesses and economies worldwide, but it won’t arrive overnight. A new McKinsey …

The business of improving global health

Bill Gates spoke at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference about how the private sector can help the global health community save lives.

Public Health

Bitcoin boost propelled 2017’s best-performing ETFs

The surge in the value of bitcoin last year helped a New York investment boutique claim the title of best-performing exchange traded fund of 2017.<p>Ark …

Stock Markets

North and South Korea Agree to Border Talks Next Week

SEOUL, South Korea — President Moon Jae-in of South Korea said on Friday that he would take a tougher line with North Korea than his progressive predecessors, vowing to strengthen the military even as the two Koreas agreed to start high-level talks next week.<p>“I won’t be weak-kneed or just focus on …

North Korea

Some good news, for once

<i>I have a special connection to this week’s issue of</i> <i>TIME</i><i>. I got to serve as the magazine’s first-ever guest editor. We’ve been working for the past</i> …

Jeff Sessions Is Winning for Donald Trump. If Only He Can Keep His Job

When Jeff Sessions was a boy of 7 or 8, he had a dog that followed him everywhere. But one day, the dog got him in trouble. Sessions had run with the …

Donald Trump

Cryptocurrencies Are Starting to Affect the Real Economy

Be afraid.<p>Until now, the surge in cryptocurrency markets has been a sideshow to the financial markets or the real economy. Prices have gone up a lot for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, and it's fun to joke about things with names like Cardano and Monero going up a lot in value, but if it were …

Cryptocurrency

The 50 Best Podcasts of 2017

The shows that kept listeners refreshing their apps this year<p>Editor’s Note: Find all of <i>The Atlantic</i>’s “Best of 2017” coverage here.<p>This year, podcasts got funnier, sharper, and even more niche. Our recommendations here pass a vigorous audio smell test. First, the arrival of a new podcast episode …

Stranger Things

Health and the Wealth of Nations

More than 20 years ago, I treated a young man named Melquiades Huaya Ore in Carabayo, Peru, who was suffering from drug-resistant tuberculosis. The …

World Economy