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Five Great Books That Will Make You A Better Leader

Here’s one thing we know is true: Leaders are readers.<p>Our research takes us inside the c-suite offices of executives across the country. Those offices almost always contain a full bookshelf. We find that top leaders are often eager learners, devouring the latest books to find new insights that will …

Framing

We did the math to see if it's worth buying a Powerball or Mega Millions lottery ticket

The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday's drawing is up to $420 million as of 10:30 a.m. ET Tuesday. Meanwhile, the Mega Millions jackpot for Tuesday's drawing is up to $318 million.<p>Those are pretty huge chunks of money. However, taking a closer look at the underlying math of the lottery shows that …

Powerball

Oracle Needs One Critical Segment To Keep Growing

Oracle's legacy businesses are on the decline.<p>How is the company then able to grow updates and support revenues?<p>The faster one particular segment …

Black conservatives who backed Trump are suddenly offended — but they sold their souls long ago

After Charlottesville, the Republican Party’s black boosters are full of regrets. So why don’t they quit?<p>Cable news media's coverage of Donald Trump's reaction to the white supremacist terror and mayhem in Charlottesville has been an emotional spectacle. Hosts and panelists have cried, yelled at …

Donald Trump

Make 2017 the year you become an elite coder with this top-down training

It’s one of those perennial New Year’s resolutions for the tech-inclined: learning to code. If you’re in the dark about where to start, look no further than this Learn to Code 2017 course collection. You can now get this 10-pack of coding tutorials from TNW Deals… for any price you want to pay.<p>To …

Melissa Harris-Perry: “since when” has racism or sexism disqualified an American president?

In some ways, 2016 was a more “normal” election cycle than we’d like to admit.<p>At a Tuesday forum hosted by the Atlantic on gender in the 2016 election, political commentator and Wake Forest University professor Melissa Harris-Perry said she wasn’t surprised that Donald Trump’s racism and sexism …

Ronald Reagan

What Thomas Hobbes can tell us about Donald Trump and conflicts of interest

In a recent interview, President-elect Donald Trump dismissed doubts about whether his business interests would cloud his judgment about what’s good for the nation. But with more than 100 companies based in 25 countries, some still fret that the incoming administration might shade its foreign and …

Donald Trump

The best way to motivate your kids, according to a behavioral economist

In other ways, kids are just mini-adults. Motivation is a key example of this similarity: The things that encourage us to perform better at work are the same things that encourage them to do well in school and beyond.<p>That's according to Dan Ariely, a professor of psychology and behavioral economics …

Behavioral Economics

23 Books Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Recommends You Read

Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, started a book club.<p>He ended up recommending and discussing 23 books with the group — about one every two weeks.<p>…

Robert Reich: For liberals, a protest vote against Hillary Clinton isn’t the answer

A lot of people who call themselves progressive or liberal aren’t actaully “with her”<p><i>This originally appeared on Robert Reich's blog.</i><p>I continue to hear from many people who call themselves progressives or liberals, but tell me they won’t vote for Hillary Clinton in the upcoming election.<p>With due …

Middle-class

10 Reasons to Buy Disney Stock and Never Sell

<b>Walt Disney Co</b>.(NYSE: DIS)stock has had a magical effect on investors' portfolios over the long term. It's returned 234% over the 10-year period through Oct. 12, more than twice the S&P 500's 96.4% total return.<p>The entertainment giant's overall business has been performing wonderfully, although its …

Donald Trump Is an Economic Birther Too—And That's Even Scarier

Everyone knows about Donald Trump’s phony claim that Barack Obama wasn’t born in the United States—a claim he continued to make for years after the …

Economics

Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) Stock Is A Buy Now

• Gilead's hepatitis C drugs sales are not going to grow again due to the competition, and the deep discount.<br>• Gilead's earnings can grow with new drugs, …

Biotechnology
Black History

How To Invest: Learn To Read Charts, Find Top Stocks

Like many investors, you may struggle with two key aspects of trading in stocks: how to read stock charts and how to find winning stocks before they …

Trading

Watch an Emotional Allen Iverson Talk About His Teammates at Hall of Fame Press Conference

The legendary Allen Iverson will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday. Thursday was press day, and as you might expect, the …

Allen Iverson

What Are Dividend Kings?

If you are reading this blog from time to time, you are definitely interested in dividend investing. The idea of buying shares from a company and …

Investing

Income Inequality is a Good Thing

Income inequality has become a popular buzzword used by those on the left to drive the narrative that the American system is unfair to those in the …

RSA Animate: Economics Is For Everyone!

‘Economics is for everyone’, argues legendary economist Ha-Joon Chang in our latest mind-blowing RSA Animate. This is the video economists don’t want …

Stats confirm: Duncan was much better than Kobe

Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant were both NBA greats, one-of-a-kind talents that belong in the discussion of top 15 or 20 of all time -- very few dispute …

Why Bank of America Is At an 'Inflection Point'

It’s been a brutal few years for the banking industry, which has struggled to grow revenue amid low interest rates and tougher regulations following …

Markets

7 Safe Dividend Stocks That Beat Bear Markets

In the midst of the second-longest bull market ever recorded, many conservative dividend investors are feeling increasingly anxious.<p>The S&P 500’s …

Top Undervalued Stocks to Buy in 2016

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Buying strong companies at conveniently low prices can be a powerful strategy for superior returns over the long term. The concept is quite simple, but implementation is the key, since finding undervalued stocks is much easier said than done. In that spirit, <b>Apple</b> (NASDAQ: …

Gay rights setback seen in Illinois Supreme Court ruling

More than 35 years ago, the Illinois Supreme Court determined that common-law marriage would not be recognized in the state when justices ruled …

Cook County

NBA Rumors: Miami Heat waiving Chris Bosh using the stretch provision?

Share Email<p>Chris Bosh has missed a lot of games for the past couple of seasons due to a blood clot issue that can end his career. There were several …

Baltimore police routinely violated the rights of blacks, Justice Department report says

Baltimore police routinely violated the constitutional rights of residents by conducting unlawful stops and using excessive force, according to a long-anticipated Justice Department report being released Wednesday.<p>The practices were overwhelmingly directed at the city's black residents in poor …

The Average Black Family Would Need 228 Years to Build the Wealth of a White Family Today

If current economic trends continue, the average black household will need 228 years to accumulate as much wealth as their white counterparts hold …

Dwyane Wade: LeBron James couldn’t believe Heat didn’t offer me Kobe Bryant-like contract

The Lakers handed Kobe Bryant a two-year, $48.5 million contract extension without negotiation in 2013.<p>When Dwyane Wade sought a two-year, $50 …

NBA