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Can economics solve financial injustice?

Joseph E. Stiglitz isn’t shy of tough questions. The Nobel Laureate of 2001 has been Chief Economist of the World Bank as well as Chairman of the …

Airlines Just Announced a Ton of Super-Cheap Flight Deals

You can fly to Europe for as little as $84.<p>Travelers can score ultra-cheap flights within the U.S. and to (and around) Europe on several airlines …

Primer: Fixed Income Arbitrage

The concept of <i>arbitrage</i> is important in financial theory, particularly in the bond market. For example, term premium estimates are derived from</i> …

$199 Nonstop Flights to London Are Coming to the West Coast

Flights begin on September 16.<p>On Wednesday, Norwegian Air announced it will add two new non-stop transatlantic flights from the U.S. to England: one …

Scottish parliament to seek new independence vote despite UK government rebuff

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scotland’s devolved parliament suspended a planned vote on Wednesday to give its government a mandate to seek a new independence referendum after an attack on Britain’s Houses of Parliament in London which police said they were treating as a terrorist incident.<p>A police car is …

Scotland

Donald Trump's America

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> In Donald Trump's America, undocumented immigrants will be deported en masse, Arab Americans will be racially profiled and the United States will "bomb the s--- out of ISIS."<p>In Trump's America, foreign Muslims will be banned from the US, Syrian refugees sent back to their war-torn …

Donald Trump

Seeing red: China’s sinking economy could pull America and the world into recession

<b>A Chinese investor looks at a stock price chart (AP/Eugene Hoshiko)</b><p>Donald Trump said China is a threat to the U.S. economy — it’s true, just not in the way he meant it.<p>Angelo Young<p>October 11, 2016 10:00am (UTC)<p>During Sunday night’s presidential debate in St. Louis, Republican candidate Donald Trump …

Economy

The Top U.S. Colleges

In the inaugural Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranking of U.S. colleges, Stanford is No. 1<p>Want a school that will engage your mind? Put Brigham Young University on your short list.<p>Looking for a diverse student body? The City University of New York’s City College could be for you.<p>How …

The Fed isn't the only game in town

There was a study a number of years ago that split a number of people into two separate groups. One was asked if they thought it was possible to save 20% of their income. About 50% of them said yes. The other group was asked if they could live on 80% of their income (thus saving the remaining 20%). …

Federal Reserve

University of Missouri researchers blinded, killed six beagles for inconclusive study

Six puppies were blinded for a University of Missouri-Columbia study, and then killed after the results were inconclusive.<p>In a study published on …

Hey, traders — here's how to tell whether your job is going to be made redundant

Shouty men in colorful jackets making weird hand signals ? Or a box full of servers in New Jersey?<p>The former has been replaced with the latter over the past decade, and stock market trading in particular is now predominantly electronic.<p>Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts, led by Andrew Stimpson, …

Stock Markets

This smart suitcase is the best carry-on bag I’ve ever used, and it's worth every penny

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><i>Editor's note (5/1/2018): Smart luggage company Bluesmart wrote in a blog post today that it is winding down its operations and selling</i> …

Luggage

Monday's TSX breakouts: Small cap stock offers investors a 6.9% dividend yield

Last week ended on a subdued note with major North American equity markets, once again, relatively unchanged.<p>On Friday, in the U.S., the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.24 per cent, the S&P 500 Index declined 0.14 per cent, and Nasdaq composite dropped 0.03 per cent.<p>In Canada, the S&P/TSX …

Pfizer Is Buying Cancer Drug Maker Medivation

Pfizer said on Monday it would buy U.S. cancer drug company Medivation in a deal valued at about $14 billion to boost its oncology portfolio.<p>Pfizer …

Film review: ‘Liberal Arts’ – You call that a happy ending?

“Liberal Arts” is a good movie. Beyond that, it is a smart movie; it is the rare film that allows its characters to explore ideas about language, …

Finding Significance in "Liberal Arts"

A common question that we all ask ourselves here at Amherst College deals with the purpose of a liberal arts education. Why liberal arts? Why are we …

This resume for Elon Musk proves you never, ever need to use more than one page

Let's say you are Elon Musk, one of the most influential entrepreneurs in tech history whose career spans two decades of successful startups.<p>Let's …

Ocean farmers are using technology to start an economic revolution and save humanity

I’m a fisherman who dropped out of high school in 1986 at the age of 14. Over my lifetime, I’ve spent many nights in jail. I’m an epileptic. I’m asthmatic. I don’t even know how to swim. This is my story. It’s a story of ecological redemption.<p>I was born and raised in Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, a …

Aquaculture

Antipode hypersonic jet: New York to London in 11 minutes? | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Remember the Skreemr, a concept for a supersonic plane that could travel at Mach 10?<p>Scratch that, there's now a design for a plane that could cruise from London to New York in 11 minutes, traveling at Mach 24 -- that's 12 times faster than the Concorde!<p>Charles Bombardier, the industrial …

Here's what Wall Street is saying about Apple's results

The Cupertino, California, tech giant on Tuesday posted its earnings for the first quarter of the 2016 fiscal year.<p>Its holiday-quarter revenue — $75.9 billion (£53 billion) — missed both analyst expectations and company guidance.<p>iPhone sales also failed to meet expectations. They increased …

Wall Street

New York City billionaires could face a special tax for their exclusive views

"The builders are charging up to $100 million for apartments that offer helicopter views of lush foliage, jagged skylines, soothing rivers and angelic clouds.<p>They lure the super-rich, many with suspect foreign assets, to sky-high mansions. They enrich themselves by exploiting weak zoning rules to …

Real Estate

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

Startups

The 6 most dangerous trips in the world

Some of us prefer vacations spent lying on the beach.<p>But others don't consider travel a treat unless adventure is involved. For this latter group, we've come up with plenty of lists of destinations and activities that will get your heart racing.<p>But we haven't yet covered ones that will make your …

Colorado River

Forget Shake Shack — this Midwest-based burger chain is way better

So I've tried Shake Shack and many of the other amazing burgers and fast food chains New York has to offer.<p>But every time I go to a new restaurant, I can't help but compare the food to my favorite chain back home in the Midwest: Culver's .<p>To get a good look at what makes this burger chain — dare I …

Ramsey

The 10 best devices to turn your home into a smart home

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon The modern "smart home" is still learning. It's still something we have to put in quotes like that. In the tech world's rush to …

Smart Homes

The most popular college major for Wall Street

Business Insider turned to Emolument, a salary benchmarking website that collects self-reported pay data, to find out which college majors are most common in finance.<p>They gathered data on 840 finance professionals in New York at the analyst, associate, vice president, and director level.<p>The …

Wall Street

How I became a millionaire in 10 years without winning the lottery or picking stocks

Financial voyeurs of the world, rejoice! I dug out all our old tax returns, pay stubs, and my net-worth spreadsheet to pull together the story of our 10-year journey from nearly zero net worth to millionaire status — and early retirement.<p>This article answers a lot of questions, including: How much …

Personal Finance