Kathryn Brunicardi

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It’s Hard To Say What Caused A Huge Drop In Crime, But It’s Not Mass Incarceration

According to a new report from the Brennan Center for Justice, it is still hard to pinpoint the most substantial cause of crime reduction in the last …

The Invisible Hand Behind Amazon's $970 Million Purchase Of A Company That Streams People Playing Video Games

One of Silicon Valley's most adept bankers helped orchestrate Amazon's $970 million Twitch acquisition.<p>Amid Amazon's announcement today that it would acquire Twitch, a site that streams people playing video games, Frank Quattrone's name has come up quite often.<p>Earlier this year, Twitch was in …

Google Inc. Planning Investment In Jawbone, Report Claims

Google Inc. is contemplating an investment in Jawbone, according to a report Wednesday from Re/code. The tech titan wants a piece of the …

Texas

What would a cheap iPhone do for Apple's bottom line?

It is an article of faith among telecom analysts that unless Apple makes a cheap iPhone, it will miss out on the billions of potential customers …

Athleisure Trend Drives Fashion Sales Growth in 2014

Blame it on Beyoncé. (Or Rihanna. Or Kanye. Or Alexander Wang.) Or the fact that retailers finally figured out they could make a killing by selling elevated takes on activewear clothing and accessories. But the NPD Group, a market research company, found that the small increase in apparel, footwear …

Clothing

House flipping: 'The Block' phenomenon

Property industry figures say television shows like <i>The Block</i> and <i>House Rules</i> are encouraging people to renovate homes with a view to selling them for …

Rich countries are now turning their backs on free trade, says RBI chief Rajan

The Green Batti Project is an initiative to bring together young professionals mentor underprivileged kids and help them ideas, life and social …

India

Most of the time we're quite used to the idea that we pay more for an item than it cost to make it. We know that we're paying to have it transported around the world, put on shelves in centrally-heated well-staffed shops, and advertised to

Most of the time we're quite used to the idea that we pay more for an item than it cost to make it.<p>We know that we're paying to have it transported …

The unexpected reason some in higher ed fear free community college

When the governor of Tennessee proposed letting students in that state go to community college for free — almost a year before President Barack Obama …

College & University