Sue Gautsch

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US student debt: $1.2 trillion, and rising

US student debt remains impervious to the forces of deleveraging.<p>The latest official numbers from the Federal Reserve peg the total amount of outstanding US student debt at $1.18 trillion as of the end of the second quarter.<p>While most Americans have worked to cut down on debt after the Great …

Economics

WEARABLE COMPUTING: Inside The New Mobile Market That Is Taking Shape

But wearables won't just complement smartphones. What is perhaps most intriguing about them is that they will serve new purposes too. Because they are designed to be worn close to the body, they're ideal for monitoring our vital signs and health. They'll track how active we are, our sleep quality, …

Wearable Tech

The Ambient Economy

Access to information is addictive. The moment we have more of it – and more of it available at opportune times – the more we crave. I learned this first-hand when I began wearing a Pebble smartwatch in earnest. While I’ve long rejected the idea that a smartwatch is a valuable addition to the …

Almost half the jobs Americans thought were safe will soon be done by robots

Computers have been an important part of many industries for decades already and have replaced humans in many jobs. But a new wave of technological development means that even positions that we once saw as immune to computerization are now under threat.<p>In 1930, as the Great Depression spread across …

Economics

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