Amine Ouazad

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Chicago is 3rd-most segregated big city in US: report

(Getty Images.)<p>×<p>Chicago is 3rd-most segregated big city in US: report<p>(Getty Images.)<p>CHICAGO – A researcher says that despite racial segregation being …

University of Illinois

NEWS ROUNDUP: Chicago Named Third Most Segregated Big City In U.S…AND MORE

1. Barack Gives Daughter Malia a Kiss<p>Source:Getty 1 of 44<p>2. Michelle and Barack tell the kids a story<p>Source:Getty 2 of 44<p>3. Michelle and Barack …

Iran doesn't want oil price war, may limit output rise - official | Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Iran wants to avoid an oil price war with rival producers and only gradually lift exports once sanctions against it are lifted, a senior official said, in what would be a major shift away from planning to ship as much fuel as soon as possible.<p>An Iranian man pumps fuel into his …

Oil

When Willpower Isn’t Enough: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

(Photo: d26b73)One of the most compelling talks I saw at this year’s American Economics Association conference was by <b>Katherine Milkman</b>, an assistant …

Will Power

Correlation Isn't Necessarily Transitive | StatsBlogs.com | All About Statistics

If X is correlated with Y, and Y is correlated with Z, does it follow that X and Z are correlated?<p>No, not necessarily. That is, the relationship of …

Economics

Set up Sublime Text for light-weight all-in-one data science IDE

(This article was first published on <b>Opiate for the masses</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>tl;dr<p>Sublime Text is a powerful text editor. Here I …

World oil price 'should bottom out in early 2016' - and Deepwater 'nearly finished us off', says BP boss Dudley

• <b>Bob Dudley said he did not expect oil to go any lower than $30</b>• <b><br>Brent crude prices fell by 34 per cent last year to $37 currently</b>• <b><br>BP Chief Executive</b> …

Oil & Gas Industry

For Transparency Advocates, NYPD Crime Map is Just A Starting Point

The NYPD on Sunday released a map showing the locations of major felony incidents such as murders, rape, grand larceny and robbery within the past …

City Politics

Our Favorite Maps of 2013

These impressed us for both what they illustrated and how they did it.<p>The digital maps we loved in 2013 didn't simply illustrate novel or useful information (how people travel, where they live, what it means to live without much money). They did it in ways we'd never seen before, manipulating time, …

Extruded buildings (SLD)

Styled Layer Descriptor (SLD) code for creating a pseudo-3D building effect in Geoserver<p>======================<p>Example image:<p>It is also possible to …

Web Development

This map shows 24h traffic isochrones for anyplace in the world

Typical travel planning tools like Google Maps give you directions and travel times from point A to point B. The routes are selected based on …

Google Maps

Episode 633: The Birth And Death Of The Price Tag

We tend to think of price as innate. A can of Coke is red. It's 12 ounces. It costs a dollar. The price doesn't go up or down when we're thirsty. It stays fixed.<p>People didn't used to think about prices this way. The price tag wasn't even invented until the 19th century; for most of human history, …

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Should women pay more for haircut?

I saw this news from more than an year ago. Danish authorities were running around with their hair on fire because of the practice of their country’s …

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THE history of economics has been, among other things, a story of learning to care less about land. The physiocrats of 18th-century France saw it as …

Is Surface Book Priced Right?

Update: See my regression analysis on this here. Microsoft announced yesterday it is getting into laptop business with the introduction of its new …

MacBook Pro

To Unbundle or Offer Multiple Bundles?

If you are looking at pricing your new cloud based service, there are two Airline pricing stories in recent news that I want to call your attention …

Televisions

Netflix Price Increase – It is like Starbucks

There is one brand that is prominently written about in this blog on how clinical it is in executing effective price increases. That brand is …

Starbucks

Why can't China make a good ballpoint pen?

It seemed like an innocuous question: “Why can’t China make a good ballpoint pen?” But it carried a much deeper meaning thanks to the man who asked it: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. At a seminar in Beijing earlier this month, Li complained to those gathered that Chinese pens felt “rough” compared to …

China

What's Driving the Plunge in Oil Prices

Back in 2013, the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) Crude oil price benchmark was around $110. It’s plunged pretty steadily since the middle of last …

Oil Price Plunge Is Good For Drivers, But It’s A Big Threat To Some Clean Energy Technologies

While the persistent plunge in oil prices is good news for consumers at the gas pump, it’s bad news for some parts of the green economy. Lower fuel …

Bank of Montreal Asks If "Oil Prices Could Collapse To $20"; Answers: "Yes"

When looking at the price of oil in 2015, Canada's Bank of Montreal admits it was wrong. Very, very wrong.In our "2015 Year Ahead" report we laid out …

Oil

Oil price rout will bring end to era of Saudi Arabian largesse, warns Bank of America

Declining crude prices signal that an era of Saudi overspending is "firmly behind us"<p>A global oil price rout will bring an end to the era of Saudi Arabian largesse, as crude prices have tumbled to 11-year lows.<p>“The era of material overspending is likely firmly behind us”, said Jean-Michel Saliba, …

New year brings minimum wage hikes for Americans in 14 states | Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) - As the United States marks more than six years without an increase in the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, 14 states and several cities are moving forward with their own increases, with most set to start taking effect on Friday.<p>Protesters outside Walmart hold a candle …

Income Inequality

All-You-Can-Eat Buffets: The Scourge of Modern Behavioral Economics

Who doesn’t love a buffet? (Jerks, that’s who.) But as we browse through the long rows of glistening, greasy abundance, stopping to pick at …

British Columbia