Ever dropped your smartphone down the loo? Last year, 900,000 people did just that, according to gadget site Gizmodo. But water-damaged phones will soon be a thing of the past. Oliver Murphy, a 20-year-old
By Nick Timiraos Nick Timiraos The Wall Street Journal Biography @NickTimiraos Google+ Nick.Timiraos@wsj.com It’s a hotly debated question among economists and analysts right now: What will the recent
If you or your child is applying to college, then your main worry right now is most likely getting into the top choice school. But considering that the average student loan borrower graduates with more
By Anthony P. Carnevale The debate over whether it’s still worth to major in the humanities becomes louder during difficult economic times when many people, especially recent college graduates, are suffering.
And why do people go there anyway? The culture and economics of drinking lattes in China In fairness, per capita income is a crude way to measure the buying power of Starbucks' actual customer base: The
Resistance to Prices Grows Amid New Ways to Comparison Shop By Laurie Burkitt Laurie Burkitt The Wall Street Journal Biography @lburkitt Google+ Laurie.Burkitt@wsj.com BEIJING—In China, consumers pay $1
Apple is still way ahead of the rest of the industry. Particularly in how it introduces new products. I’m pretty disappointed that Tim Cook doesn’t talk about the role of mobile in bringing us the future.
Apple broke with tradition when it declined to make the iPhone 5s available for pre-order after its announcement, and now it's looking like low stock might be the reason. According to All Things D, sources
Think about it: Health and life insurance systems garner a net premium-to-payout gain from people who are lucky enough to never get sick and who live into their 90s, respectively. Those gains cover the
By Ben Casselman Ben Casselman The Wall Street Journal Biography @bencasselman Google+ Ben.Casselman@wsj.com For young Americans trying to make their way in a tough economy, getting a skill that’s in-demand
$152: How much on average the bottom 20% of households spent on alcohol last year, according to the Labor Department‘s Consumer Expenditure Survey. The poorest households spent less on alcohol in 2012