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Lakshman Achuthan Isn't Encouraged By The Recent Spate Of Improving Economic Data

<b>2015 Outlook</b><p>Lakshman Achuthan made a recent appearance (December 24th) on Al Jazeera TV discussing the company's outlook for the US economy in 2015 (view the interview here). Despite improvements in GDP and jobs data, Achuthan takes a cautious view. Among other things, he points out that latest …

Economic Data

You can put the next stock-market crash on your 2016 calendar now

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Spoiler alert: Actually, you’ll hear the crash coming. Many, many times. You just won’t act. Won’t get out in …

Stock Markets

Fifty Shades beats Star Wars into second place in trailer wars

The trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey is the most viewed on YouTube in 2014 with 93m views, compared to Star Wars: The Force Awakens’s 81m<p>It is reportedly on course to be the most-watched trailer of all time after picking up more than 50m views in its first few days of release. But the teaser for JJ …

How to be a photographer in four lessons

Who Makes the Best Hot Chocolate?

By: Adam Lapetina<p>While it's <i>technically</i> still a few days away, let's face it: winter's here (no offense, solstice). And what better way is there to warm up than hot chocolate? Sure, you can get a gourmet cup at some coffee shop... for $10 a mug?!?! Yeah, better to just make a cup at home. But which …

Dessert

The Global Health Threat That Brought The US And Cuba Back Together

By mid-October, nearly 300 Cuban physicians and nurses were on the ground in Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia; another 500 were training to join them in the next few months. It was already the largest anti-Ebola effort in the world, and more than 15,000 more had signed up to volunteer.<p>Other …

Disease

Five Industries Set To Benefit From The U.S.-Cuba Thaw

For two generations, Cuba has been tantalizingly out of reach of American investment. U.S. companies have watched their European, Latin American and Asian competitors establish beachheads on an island that used to be dominated by American interests.<p>Now, with full diplomatic relations in the works, …

Tour New York’s Underground Art Museum

New Yorkers and tourists may head to the Met and MoMA to look at art, but many of the city's best works lie beneath the streets, as part of the MTA's …

Oil Prices: Where's The Bottom?

It’s amazing how quickly attitudes change. OPEC, once cock of the walk, is now seen as helpless and hopeless, all for not implementing a minor production cut. Mere weeks ago, some were talking about $150 as a target for next year, and now a $30 prices is being bruited about as a possibility. While …

Grid capacity worries spark UK solar farm boom

<b>Developers are racing to install large-scale solar parks on land across the UK in unprecedented numbers.</b><p>The rush has been sparked by concerns that Britain's ageing electrical grid has limited capacity for renewable energy.<p>Environmental campaigners are concerned by the size of the solar farms being …

Renewable Energy

The toxic reason a mafia boss became a police informant

<b>The Italian Senate is investigating a cluster of cancers near Naples which may have been caused by the mafia's dumping of toxic waste. It's a question that has long been on the conscience of one former mafia boss, who says it was not the violence but pollution that made him turn police informer.</b><p>Two …

Crime

Disappearing Product Packaging Will Blow Your Mind

For his senior thesis, Pratt Institute student Aaron Mickelson found a way to fix America's trash problem.