Business

4 reasons why 'Justice League' has flopped at the box office

The release of Warner Bros.’s latest DC Comics title, “Justice League,” was a decade-plus in the making and the payoff for the years releasing standalone movies — from “Man of Steel” (Superman) to “Wonder Woman.”<p>But the mixture of poor execution and bad luck has led to a major disappointment in the …

Movies

6 things NOT to buy on Cyber Monday - MarketWatch

Cyber Monday is now giving Black Friday a run for its money in terms of consumer interest — but that doesn’t mean the deals are worth shopping.<p>This …

Shopping

Top 6 Things No One Tells You About Retiring

To make your retirement years truly golden, understand what may be coming your way.<p>Many of us look forward to retirement as the reward for a lifetime …

Retirement

Republicans Are Throwing Away Their Shot at Tax Reform

There’s a manifest need to lower corporate tax rates—but instead of building consensus, the GOP is pursuing a bill that’s likely to be rolled back even if it passes.<p>America badly needs corporate tax reform.<p>The United States pretends to tax corporations heavily. But those heavy tax rates are …

Politics

Google Express lets you shop at Costco without a membership

Good news for wannabe bulk shoppers: You no longer need a Costco membership to stock up on a case of Cup O’ Noodles, two 48 oz bottles of Listerine, and a bag of Kirkland signature tortilla chips the size of Rhode Island. As <i>Delish</i> just pointed out, no more borrowing your uncle’s Costco membership …

Technology

Second Woman Accuses Franken of Inappropriate Touching

Democrat Al Franken faces a second allegation of touching a woman inappropriately, this time while he was a U.S. senator.<p>Lindsay Menz, 33, told CNN …

Al Franken

A theory of cycles suggests a new golden economic age

As of now, no one knows how to break the grip of low incomes, blighted towns and popular anger in the U.S. and elsewhere. But a Venezuelan economist …

Employment

My 27 Stock Portfolio

71% equity, 29% cash and fixed income.<p>27 stocks and 1 short. Top holdings include Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet, Novo Nordisk, Johnson & Johnson, …

Stocks

Blockchain Gets a Wall Street Win: `We Know the Thing Works Now'

The prospect of blockchain technology remaking financial services just moved a step closer to reality after banks including Goldman Sachs Group Inc. …

Bitcoin

Say Hello to the Very First Marijuana ETF You Can Buy in the U.S.

Beginning Dec. 26, investors can diversify their cannabis holdings with just one click.<p>The marijuana industry, and marijuana stocks for that matter, …

Investing

Starbucks Is Criticized for Its Holiday Cups. Yes, Again.

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means it is time to embark on a modern American holiday tradition: over-analyzing seasonally available Starbucks cups for signs of liberal nefariousness.<p>Starbucks has produced holiday cups for 20 years. Some have come and gone with little commotion, …

U.S. Politics

White House open to striking health provision from tax bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it's willing to strike a health-care provision from Senate legislation to cut taxes and overhaul the tax code if the provision becomes an impediment to passing one of President Donald Trump's top legislative priorities.<p>The provision would repeal a requirement …

U.S. Politics

The Apple Watch might be really cheap on Black Friday — here are the deals that are worth your time

• <b>The Apple Watch is expensive, and it doesn't often go on sale.</b>• <b><br>Shoppers aren't likely to find Apple Watch discounts at the Apple store.</b>• <b><br>But Black Friday deals for older models should be available at some stores.</b><p>If you've been eyeing the Apple Watch, you might be able to save big if you buy it on …

Smartwatches

Ten bad habits you must eliminate from your daily routine

You are the sum of your habits. When you allow bad habits to take over, they dramatically impede your path to success. The challenge is bad habits …

Self Control

Porsche Surprised Coffee Drinkers at a Cafe With Something to Really Wake Them Up

Recently, a coffee shop in Carson, Calif., began offering customers a mysterious new beverage called E-Jolt, telling them it was so “incredibly …

Advertising

Key European Agencies Move to Continent, Signs of Brexit’s Toll

Critical agencies that oversee Europe’s banks and pharmaceutical sector will move from London to cities on the Continent, political leaders in Brussels decided Monday, potentially ominous harbingers of how Britain’s impending exit from the European Union could diminish the country’s economic …

Brexit

Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials

Leader-Telegram, Nov. 12<p>Should slogan change really be a priority?<p>For more than three-quarters of a century, Wisconsin's license plates have been …

Madison

Hard to believe: Some consumers find free health insurance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers are getting the word that taxpayer-subsidized health plans are widely available for next year for no monthly premium or little cost, and marketing companies say they're starting to see an impact on sign-ups.<p>"Free Obamacare Coverage in 2018," says an online pitch from …

Finance

German Politics: What's Next?

Coalition talks will resume in the coming days, and failing this a minority government is more likely than new elections.<p>The is a general agreement …

Economy

The Los Angeles Police Department is cracking down on...

The Los Angeles Police have announced that they are looking into several cases of alleged sex crimes within the Hollywood system.<p>Up next in:<p>Velshi & …

Al Franken

Bristol's housing crisis: 'The idea you would own a home is ridiculous'

Soaring property prices, rising rents, austerity and an influx of London émigrés are putting the squeeze on young people<p>Bristol’s economy has been booming in recent years, fuelled in part by its proximity to the capital’s booming economy and overheating housing market. The west of England, and the …

Housing

GOP Surrenders Cherished IRS Scandal at Last

The fiction served the GOP for years, yet died quietly this month, forsaken and alone.<p>The IRS scandal came to a pathetic, whimpering conclusion earlier this month. For half a decade the scandal had kept delinquent members of Congress occupied and served up reliable programming to Fox News and other …

Government

Warner Bros. Faces A Possible $50M To $100M Loss On 'Justice League'

Warner Bros’ latest tentpole movie <i>Justice League</i> has stirred up lots of conversation these past few days, for its generally shabby reviews, the Great RottenTomatoes Tomatometer coverup and the lower than expected box office results. But for Warner Bros, there are really only two questions that …

Superheroes

This Mental Practice Will Challenge the Way You Think (It'll Also Help You Grow As a Person)

Honesty is the best policy, especially when we apply it to ourselves.<p>It's easy to see why people lie to others: to keep their jobs, to avoid an argument with someone, to protect their reputation, or because they think everyone will be better off for it. It's wrong, we know, but sometimes we figure …

Self-improvement

Ivanka Trump touts GOP tax cuts with data borrowed from the Obama administration

<i>“We spend less than any country in the developed world on children between the ages of zero and 5. It’s just a fact, we don’t invest enough resources.”</i><p><b>— Ivanka Trump, assistant to the president, remarks during an interview with Tucker Carlson, Nov. 6</b><p>Ivanka Trump has vowed to champion working women …

Politics

Indian automaker Mahindra opens US plant

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Indian conglomerate Mahindra Group is opening an automotive manufacturing facility near Detroit.<p>Mahindra says it will make an off-road vehicle at the 400,000-square-foot plant in Auburn Hills.<p>Mumbai-based Mahindra is India's largest SUV maker, but it doesn't yet sell cars or …

Economy

An alarming number of shoppers are still paying off debt from last Christmas

As the holiday season approaches, the pressure to spend spikes. This year, gift-buying Americans plan to spend $660 on average.<p>That's according to new data from NerdWallet's 2017 Consumer Holiday Shopping Report, which analyzed spending and behavior trends of more than 2,000 Americans aged 18 and …

Personal Finance

The men in media accused of sexual harassment

New York Times reporter Glenn Thrush is the latest influential man in the news media industry in the post-Weinstein era to be accused of …

U.S. Politics

Billionaire Landlord Finds Fortune in NYC's Gentrification Boom

In the world of New York housing, where landlord-tenant battles are both routine and brutal, Joel Wiener has plenty of scars.<p>One of the city’s top 10 …

Real Estate

Stop Doing Meta-Work Now! (Like Sorting Your Email)

While walking around the office I happened upon a relatively new employee dragging emails from his inbox into folders. I asked why and was told, "I'm …

Advertising Industry