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A Complete History Of American Economic Performance Since 1790 In Two Charts

IMF researchers Vadim Khramov and John Ridings Lee have developed a new macro indicator called the "Economic Performance Index" — a measure that combines data on inflation, unemployment, government deficits, and GDP growth.<p>"Though structurally simple, the EPI is a powerful macro indicator that …

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Even as Housing Prices Rise, Mortgage Rates Should Stay Low

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Thinking of buying a home heading into 2104?<p>The real estate market is stabilizing, as more foreclosures and short sales …

Report: Snapchat rejected $3bn bid from Facebook

<b>Image messaging firm Snapchat, founded by Evan Spiegel, 23, rebuffed a $3bn (£1.9bn) acquisition offer from Facebook, according to the Wall Street Journal.</b><p>If Snapchat had accepted, it would have been Facebook's biggest purchase.<p>Citing sources close to the matter, the Journal reported Snapchat was …

How Sriracha Became a Food Phenomenon Without Even Trying

Sriracha has enjoyed a meteoric rise in the food world. The secret? Make a great product, and get a little help from the internet.<p>Sriracha, the …

Today's "duh" news: Rent in Brooklyn and Manhattan is still really high

Earlier today, real-estate firm MNS released its October report on rental prices and new developments in Brooklyn and Manhattan, and the results …

Republicans Try To Shame Obamacare With Their New Apple Commercial Parody Videos

Loathe to accept Obamacare, the Republican National Committee is fighting back; this time in the form of parody videos.<p>Mimicking the old Mac vs. PC ads starring Justin Long and John Hodgman, Republicans are hoping to get the last laugh when it comes to the fight against the Affordable Care Act.<p>We …

JPMorgan Is Taking Questions From Twitter And Getting Thoroughly Trolled

What exactly possesses PR people into thinking it's a wise idea to launch live "Twitter Q&As?"<p>Weeks after pro-austerity group "Fix the Debt" made us laugh, JP Morgan is the next brand to have their hashtag hijacked by Twitter trolls.<p>"On Nov. 14 at 1pm ET JPM Vice Chairman Jimmy Lee will host a Q&A …

POLICE REPORT: Toronto Mayor Allegedly Seen Snorting Cocaine With A Prostitute On St. Patrick's Day

The Toronto Sun reported on the contents of the unsealed documents Wednesday afternoon. They're part of a police investigation that involves Ford, who recently admitted to smoking crack cocaine in a "drunken stupor."<p>The waiter, who works for Bier Markt in Toronto, reportedly told police that on St. …

Apple's Ex-iPod Chief Explains Why Tim Cook Was Chosen To Succeed Steve Jobs As CEO

Although Fadell left Apple several years before Tim Cook became CEO, he said on stage at Business Insider's IGNITION 2013 conference that Cook, an operations guy, was chosen to become CEO despite not having a product design background because he was capable of rethinking many things in an …

Why Facebook Was Willing To Pay $3 Billion In Cash For Snapchat

This is a bold move from both Facebook and Snapchat.<p>Snapchat is a two-year old app that lets people send photos to friends that vanish 10 seconds or less after they're opened. It has no revenue, but makes up for its lack of revenue with eye-popping growth and engagement numbers.<p>It's hot now, but …

Researcher Explains The One Big Problem Plaguing Polar Bears

Amstrup is now working with Polar Bears International in Manitoba, Canada to communicate the threat climate change poses to the polar bear population.<p>"I left a research career because I already knew the answer," Amstrup said. "Its now more important to inspire people to save them."<p>Last year Amstrup …

Yellen says Fed has 'more work to do' to aid recovery

<b>Janet Yellen said the US economy is still performing "far short" of its potential.</b><p>Ms Yellen, President Obama's choice to lead the Federal Reserve, said the central bank would not stop its stimulus efforts until the labour market improves and inflation rises.<p>The comments came in a statement prepared …

The New Mobile Advertising Ecosystem Explained

Ad networks, ad exchanges, real-time bidding platforms, and many other self-styled mobile ad "solutions," seem to offer everything to everyone, including the best data, the best and most varied targeting technologies, and access to the most premium sites and apps.<p>In a <b>new report</b> from <b>BI Intelligence</b>, …

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Contra - Lower East Side - New York - The Infatuation

And the pendulum begins to swing back towards Manhattan. For the first time in a long time, a restaurant that you’d typically expect to pop up in …

The Pendulum May Be Swinging Back Toward The 60/40 Portfolio

<b>Some Advisors Are Turning Back To The 40/60 Model (Investment News)</b><p>Many advisors are sticking with the traditional 60% stocks and 40% bonds formula. These advisors argue that some of their counterparts are over-diversifying at a time when they worry about a poor returns from bonds, and a stock …

The Economic Ice Age

Albert Edwards, a strategist at Societe Generale, has long been marginalized for his “Ice Age” thesis that argues equities are heading for a collapse and bonds a huge boom because of global deflationary pressures.

Before the panic

LAST week the IMF hosted a research conference in honour of Stanley Fischer, which generated a heaping portion of fascinating monetary-policy …

Don't Waste Mark Cuban’s Time With Your Long Business Backstory

"The worst thing you can do is give a long backstory," the billionaire investor recently told Business Insider. "It's not the time to talk about your struggles and hard work. Every entrepreneur has a similar story. You have to get right into the meat of the business."<p>Meanwhile, the best way to get …

BLACKROCK: Here Are 4 Signs That Stocks Aren't In A Bubble

Some investors are now worried that stocks are in a bubble.<p>But BlackRock's Russ Koesterich makes four key arguments against all the bubble talk.<p>Koesterich does admit there are two peculiar reasons that stocks look cheap: 1) profit margins are high and 2) interest rates are low. And, as long as …

Tech Mogul John McAfee Has Agreed To Testify About His Murdered Neighbor In Belize

McAfee, who made his money inventing the anti-virus software that bears his name, has agreed to testify in the murder case of his Belize neighbor, he told Reuters' Barbara Liston.<p>Belize police wanted to question McAfee after the November, 2012, murder of American Gregory Faull. But before they …

The 20 Craziest Outfits Worn By The NBA's Craziest Fashion Icon Russell Westbrook

When it comes to raising the NBA fashion bar, no player pushes the crazy button as much or as well as Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder. While Westbrook is best known for his post-game press conference outfits, his ridiculous outfits are not limited to game days.<p>Westbrook's Instagram …

51 Photos From The 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

The show started with a British theme and ended in a flurry of snow. Taylor Swift and Fall Out Boy performed.<p>Despite the huge production, the focus was on the gorgeous models who walked the runway.<p>Candice Swanepoel sizzled in red, while Karlie Kloss rocked her controversial haircut.<p>Other favorites …

The Economist on Twitter: "Outsiders will not bring peace to Syria unless they face up to some difficult choices http://t.co/2io8qfjtZp http://t.co/QhHbMqyURX"

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