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America's poor really are better off, says richest Congressman

America's poor are much better off than the underprivileged in other parts of the world, Congressman Darrell Issainsisted again on Tuesday.<p>The wealthiest member of Congress defended this position in an op-ed in <i>The Hill</i> after he was met with a slew of criticism for tellingCNNMoney's Cristina Alesci …

Income Inequality

The Secret to Making the Crispiest Chicken Wings Ever

<i>Top Chef</i> alum Chaz Brown believes that chicken wings are the perfect medium for exposing non-adventurous eaters to unusual flavors—mostly because no …

Cooking

Meet America’s first drug dealer: Arnold Rothstein’s wild, real-life 1920s “Sopranos” story

The modern drug war started with Arnold Rothstein, a criminal master so feared he managed to rig the World Series<p>As I dug deeper, I realized there was a hole in the story of the start of the drug war—a large and cavernous one. It is possible to piece together how this all began through the eyes of …

The two most important words in a job interview

So many qualified job applicants, so little time. How can you be sure you’re picking the right people to join your team if you’re too busy with the …

The Coming Financial Bubble: Why It May Be The Worst Of All - Part II

In Part I, we discussed the anatomy of an asset bubble, explored the tech bubble, and learned what caused the housing bubble. An asset bubble, as we have seen, is one of the most destructive financial forces on the planet. However, if you understand the stages of a bubble, if you understand what to …

Stock Markets

Floyd Mayweather is a great but some way off being the greatest ever

We will be reminded regularly between now and 2 May that Floyd Mayweather is the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, the most gifted practitioner of the fighting arts since Sugar Ray Leonard.<p>There are good arguments for such a judgment. Mayweather is unbeaten in 47 fights, has won world …

Boxing

Oil on wild ride; How will it end?

NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil is on a wild ride, and there is little agreement on where it's headed.<p>After falling nearly 60 percent from a peak …

Oil

Alan Greenspan: The euro is doomed

Alan Greenspan has harsh words for Greece: hit the road jack.<p>The former Federal Reserve Chairman told the BBC that Greece's best course of action is to leave the Eurozone. But Greenspan didn't stop there. He predicts Greece's exit is the beginning of the end for the euro.<p>"Short of a political …

Economics

Greece's leaders stun Europe with escalating defiance

"The euro is like a house of cards. If you pull away the Greek card, they all come down,” says Yanis Varoufakis, the Greek finance minister<p>Greece’s finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has spelled out the negotiating strategy of the Syriza government with crystal clarity.<p>“Exit from the euro does not …

Europe

The 25 coolest new businesses in Chicago

From a nerdtastic bar in Wicker Park to an art gallery for carpentry lovers (or a carpentry store for art lovers) in Pilsen, these are the 25 coolest new businesses in Chicago.<p>We defined "new" as a business that opened in the past five years or so.<p>Know a cool small business we missed? Tell us in …

Smashing Pumpkins

Knicks Owner James Dolan Responds to Email from Upset Fan

Link to Media<p>Owner James Dolan replied to an email from an angry New York Knicks fan on Jan. 23, telling the supporter to go root for the Brooklyn Nets.<p>Dolan will not be punished for the reply.<p>Continue for updates.<p>Dolan Comments on Replying to Email<p>Friday, Feb. 13<p>Marc Berman of the <i>New York Post</i> …

Basketball

The 'Real Unemployment Rate' Vs. The Spin: Where's The News Here?

Let me begin with this disclaimer: we pollsters are not a gracious lot. Picture a faculty review committee discussing merit pay or tenure. We are competitive, sanctimonious, and altogether not a very nice bunch of people. With that said, I am compelled to comment on the recent statements by Jim …

Economics

Greece has only 3 weeks of cash left

That's according to sources inside the government who spoke to Bloomberg. The bailout funds Greece gets from its so-called troika of international lenders (the European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fund) will stop coming at the end of February.<p>The Alexis …

WTF is fractional attribution?

Attribution is an increasingly hot topic among brand marketers. Just last week at the Digiday Retail Summit, marketers from Target called it one of …

The Uberpreneur: How An Uber Driver Makes $252,000 A Year

“It’s a genius way to start a business nowadays, especially because nobody’s doing it.”<p>The man sitting beside me is sharing the most insightful business advice I’ve heard lately. His ideas are as unconventional as the location of our conversation. We’re not in a coffee shop or a corner office. …

Uber