List/Grid Monthly Archives: January 2016

Slide Show: Bill Gates lists the best books he read in 2015

Slide Show: Bill Gates lists the best books he read in 2015

“The Road to Character” by David Brooks Gates calls this book “a thought-provoking look at what it means to live life well.” Brooks, a New York Times columnist, takes opposing… Read more »

Brett Arends's ROI: The real reason Donald Trump is rich and you’re not

Brett Arends's ROI: The real reason Donald Trump is rich and you’re not

Donald Trump is rich. Really, really rich. And you’re not. And there’s a very simple reason. No, it’s not because he works harder than you. It’s not because he’s smarter,… Read more »

Will Uggs get a boost from Carol Burnett’s SAG Awards red carpet appearance?

Will Uggs get a boost from Carol Burnett’s SAG Awards red carpet appearance?

One brand that is not expected on a red carpet made an appearance Saturday night, when Carol Burnett donned a pair of Ugg slippers for the Screen Actors Guild Awards…. Read more »

Today is the Obamacare deadline to avoid $695 penalty

Today is the Obamacare deadline to avoid $695 penalty

It’s time to buy health insurance. Those who don’t have coverage through work have until Sunday, Jan. 31, to buy an individual policy for this year. Those who miss the… Read more »

Economic Preview: The U.S. economy hasn’t yet gone over to the dark side

Economic Preview: The U.S. economy hasn’t yet gone over to the dark side

The U.S. economy could go over to the dark side if consumers don’t keep at it – they’re the ones keeping growth afloat. The U.S. economy deteriorated in the fourth… Read more »

The Fed: Crucial speech for Fed’s No. 2 on Monday

The Fed: Crucial speech for Fed’s No. 2 on Monday

By Senior economics reporter Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer (right) with Bank of France Governor Francois Villeroy de Galhau. It is likely to be standing room only at the Council… Read more »

The Margin: Fiat from pope’s U.S. visit in 2015 fetches $82,000 at Philadelphia charity auction

The Margin: Fiat from pope’s U.S. visit in 2015 fetches $82,000 at Philadelphia charity auction

Pope Francis waves from the back seat after arriving at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington on Sept. 22. Remember the Fiat made famous as Pope Francis’s souped-down mode of transport… Read more »

42% of Democrats are in favor of socialism

42% of Democrats are in favor of socialism

Many Democrats are feeling the love for socialism. More than four in 10 Democrats say they have a favorable opinion of socialism, according to a survey of 1,000 U.S. adults… Read more »

The Wall Street Journal: Trump, Rubio rise in Iowa poll; Cruz, Carson slip

The Wall Street Journal: Trump, Rubio rise in Iowa poll; Cruz, Carson slip

Republican U.S. presidential candidates, from left: Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump and Ben Carson Donald Trump boasts a clear lead in the race for the Republican presidential nomination in… Read more »

Brett Arends's ROI: People are betting on Trump, Hillary, and Sanders – with bitcoin

Brett Arends's ROI: People are betting on Trump, Hillary, and Sanders – with bitcoin

For decades the federal government has stopped Americans from gambling on the outcome of elections, such as Monday’s Iowa caucuses. And, for the most part, it’s succeeded. Until now. Last… Read more »

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