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Three Fifa ExCo members under investigation by Michael Garcia

• Ángel Llona, Michel D’Hooghe and Worawi Makudi named • Germany’s Franz Beckenbauer also being investigated • Garcia looking into possible ethics code breaches<p>Three current Fifa executive committee members and the German World Cup winner Franz Beckenbauer are among those facing formal disciplinary …

Ferguson gives thanks after a quiet night

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters in Ferguson pressed pause Thursday as the city welcomed Thanksgiving, decorating boarded-up storefronts with some Dr. Seuss inspiration and gathering for church services — a stark contrast to previous days of outrage over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown …

Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson: What Happens Now

Officer Darren Wilson was not charged in the fatal shooting of unarmed Missouri teen Michael Brown, but it’s uncertain whether the Ferguson cop will …

How To Use Math To Find The Ideal Spouse

Some people believe that when you find the right person <i>you just know</i>. The rest of us could use a little help figuring out how to choose the right spouse.<p>You can actually optimize your chances of marrying the best person using the solution to the famous Secretary Problem. This problem has many …

Mathematics

Does China view the U.S. as a failing economic power?

President Barack Obama’s three-day trip to China earlier this month, his second as president, proved to be ultimately successful. Sessions with …

China

The Weather Really Can Hold Back the Economy–It’s Not Just an Excuse

Just in time for Thanksgiving, a winter storm is ruining travel plans. When the weather gets bad enough, not only does it ruin travel plans, it starts ruining economic data and forecasts.

Ron Paul and other gold bugs keep fingers crossed for Swiss vote that could add $50 to price of gold

Gold, once challenged, is running up in price. Now Switzerland is voting this week to add more to its gold reserves -- a move that could boost prices by $50 per ounce. Ron Paul and investor Marc Faber who don’t trust the current financial system think the conversation about gold should go …

The REAL Looting Is Happening On Wall Street … Not In Ferguson

<i>Images by William Banzai ...</i> OBVIOUSLY!<p>The looting in Ferguson, Missouri is bad. The looters are giving the peaceful protesters against the shooting …

U.S. Consumer Spending Muted in October

Consumers Remain Cautious Despite an Improving Labor Market and Cheaper Gas<p>WASHINGTON—U.S. consumer spending was muted and business investment weak in October, suggesting a mild slowdown in the last quarter of the year following two quarters of robust economic growth.<p>Personal spending, which …

Economics

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The Facts On Increasing The Minimum Wage

The federal minimum wage has been in effect since The Great Depression. Recently, it has become a hotly contested issue. Should it be raised or not? Some ask if it should exist at all. How do you reconcile the burden on small businesses with the needs of the worker? Moreover, how does the minimum …

US "Secret" Deal With Saudis Backfires After Oil Minister Says US Should Cut First

Who could have seen this coming? With oil prices holding at 4-year lows, heavily pressuring around half of US shale production economics, the …

23 Things the Middle Class Can No Longer Afford

Is the middle class doomed? Here are 23 things today's middle class cannot afford.<p><b>1. A big house with a big mortgage</b><p>Big House, Little House © …

HSBC, Goldman Rigged Metals’ Prices for Years, Suit Says

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and HSBC Holdings Plc were sued in New York over claims they conspired for eight years to manipulate prices for the precious …

7 holiday scams and how to protect yourself

<b>Package theft</b><p>Online shopping makes things easier for consumers — and for thieves.<p>About 23 million Americans say they have at some point had packages …

Identity Theft

How to avoid impulse shopping on Black Friday

You’re shopping in a store – or online – and something catches your eye. It isn’t something you knew you needed. It isn’t even something you knew you …

How to become wealthy: It's simpler than most 'experts' say

Ask any honest financial planner how to become wealthy, and they'll tell you the simple act of saving money is far, far more important than picking the next hot stock.<p>So I was surprised when I came upon an article from The Billfold titled "You Don't Get Wealthy from Savings." The article was so …

Consumer spending rose 0.2% in October

A flurry of economic reports Wednesday herald a solid holiday shopping season, with Americans' incomes rising modestly and plunging gasoline prices brightening their moods and providing extra spending money.<p>Consumption increased 0.2% after being unchanged in September, the Commerce Department said …

Dow, S&P 500 Close at Record Levels

Stock Moves Muted in Quiet Trading Before Thanksgiving<p>The Dow industrials and S&P 500 ended at record levels Wednesday in a quiet, preholiday trading session.<p>The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 12.81 points, or 0.1%, to 17827.75. The blue-chip index pushed into positive territory in the last hour …

Stock Markets

The Epic Thanksgiving-Black Friday Shopping Weekend, By the Numbers

How many people will go shopping this weekend? What day actually has the best deals? How much will the average shopper spend? How many of them are …

eCommerce

Tamir Rice shooting: Cleveland police release recordings

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1127000/1127219_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522623854_7defbb1583c67871b5c71c1d98464275<p><b>The 12-year-old boy shot by police in the US was told to show his hands three times by officers before they opened fire, a senior officer says.</b><p>Tamir …

Justice

Apple's iPhone 6 Pre-Orders Are On Fire In China

JD.com is a Chinese website that seems to be tracking Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus pre-orders on a real-time basis. I have started following it and developed a Google Doc with the four times I have data.<p>The first data set is from Philip Elmer-DeWitt’s article at Fortune that has JD.com showing over …