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The Worst Chart In The World

The pie chart is easily the worst way to convey information ever developed in the history of data visualization.<p>Sure, there are other more cumbersome ways to articulate data. But none have the credibility nor the widespread use that the pie chart has.<p>Here, I'll explain exactly what's wrong with the …

Data Visualization

Constitutional crisis pushes Portugal closer to the brink

Portugal's borrowing costs have spiked dramatically after key political parties failed to agree on a national salvation front, raising the risk of a snap election and an anti-austerity revolt.<p>Yields on 10-year Portuguese bonds jumped more than 100 basis points to 7.85pc in a day of turmoil, kicked …

California Is Insanely Huge

Everyone knows that California has quite a few inhabitants.<p>With 38 million people in one state, California's size dominates its neighbors. Still, knowing that there are 38 million people in California really fails to hammer home just how huge it is compared to the rest of the country.<p>Luckily, …

California

North Korea’s Powerful Weakness by Joseph S. Nye

CAMBRIDGE – When US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping met for their “shirt-sleeves summit” in California last month, North …

Korean Airliner Crashes in San Francisco Airport Landing

A Boeing Co. 777 operated by Asiana Airlines Inc. on a flight from Seoul crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport, killing two …

Most Of The 195K Jobs Added Last Month Were Waiters And Bartenders

The New Abnormal is turning out to be quite an embarrassment for Obama's "manufacturing renaissance" agenda not to mention high paying, manufacturing jobs but at least it explains why Bernanke doesn't mind sending the USD surging when all other central banks are now talking their currencies down …

Manufacturing

It Looks Like Everyone Owes Bernanke A Big Apology

It's clear who the big losers were today: It's the crowd that says "good news is bad news and bad news is good news" for the market.<p>They argue that good economic news is bad, because good news accelerates the day the Fed tightens, and therefore stocks should dive.<p>They've been making this argument …

Economics

Study: LinkedIn Positioned To Become First Global Economic Graph, Business Platform On Par With Google And Facebook

LinkedIn is positioned to become the first global economic graph with the ability to mine the transactions of an emerging data economy. That’s the conclusion of a study by faberNovel, which has published the results of its work with a detailed 127-slide report titled: LinkedIn, The Serious …

Digital news is finally starting to pay

Newspaper publishers beleaguered by digital developments for the past decade are starting to believe that business models to support digital …

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The Risk of European Centralization by Otmar Issing

FRANKFURT – For many European leaders, the eurozone crisis demonstrates the need for “more Europe,” the final aim being to create a full-fledged …

CHART OF THE DAY: The Emerging Markets Have Been A Crummy Place To Invest For Years

Investors head to the emerging markets (EMs) for the opportunity to earn big returns. Of course, those big opportunities also come with the risk of big losses.<p>This year's sell-off in EM stocks, bonds and currencies has been particularly brutal with countries like China, Russia, and Brazil deep in …

Stock Markets

Chicago’s 29% Homicide Drop Comes With 400 Cops Doing OT

Chicago cut its homicide rate by 29 percent during the first half of this year, thanks in part to a crime prevention strategy that paid 400 officers …

Michael Dell Said to Face Mounting Odds Against Buyout Offer

The odds are mounting against Michael Dell’s $24.4 billion bid to take Dell Inc. private.<p>Institutional Shareholder Services, an investor-advisory …

Path

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BlackBerry Fades in Fight to Be No. 3 in Mobile

BlackBerry’s chances of becoming a viable contender to Apple Inc. and Google Inc. in the smartphone market are dimming amid lackluster demand for its …

Chechen Separatists Declare War on the Winter Olympics

Careening down the luge run might not be the most nerve-racking activity in Sochi next February now that Russia’s bin Laden has announced plans to …

Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates Rush to Congratulate Egyptian Military on Transition

Mohamed Morsy, the now-ousted president of Egypt, is still protesting the military coup that is forcing him from office, but at least two countries …

Unscrambling The Monochrome Egg – A B&W Camera only explanation by Patrick Clarke

<b>Unscrambling The Monochrome Egg</b><p><b>By Patrick Clarke – see his Blog HERE</b><p>When Leica announced “Henri”, the M9 Monocrom on May 10th, it caused a lot of …

The Next Phase of the Arab Spring

The Arab Spring was an exercise in irony, nowhere more so than in Egypt. On the surface, it appeared to be the Arab equivalent of 1989 in Eastern …

Egypt Interim Leader Sworn In as Islamists Targeted

The Egyptian authorities moved to arrest Muslim Brotherhood leaders as a military-appointed interim president was sworn in with the challenge of …

LINKEDIN POWER USER: '95% Of My Business Comes From Connections'

"Nearly all of the clients we have served have either found us on LinkedIn, found our web site on my LinkedIn profile, or have heard about us from someone whom I know through LinkedIn," Comerford said.<p>He only knows 2% of his 30,000-person-plus network well and another 3% casually. He's connected to …

List-Worthy

Ireland and the Austerity Debate by Mohamed A. El-Erian

DUBLIN – Both sides of the austerity debate that is now gripping economists and policymakers cite Ireland’s experience as evidence for their case. …

John Kerry’s Bid for Mideast Peace Is Doomed

July 1 (Bloomberg) -- It’s a testament to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s grit, determination and self-assurance that he refuses to give up in …