List/Grid Monthly Archives: May 2016

BookWatch: The real lesson of ‘Star Wars’ according to a behavioral scientist

BookWatch: The real lesson of ‘Star Wars’ according to a behavioral scientist

Nearly 40 years after the first “Star Wars” movie was released, the world is still analyzing it. The latest is Cass R. Sunstein, a public intellectual, professor at Harvard Law… Read more »

BernieSingles.com founder says Trump supporters tried to crash his site

BernieSingles.com founder says Trump supporters tried to crash his site

The world of online dating is fraught, especially when you wear your politics on your sleeve. Joshua Kaunert set up BernieSingles.com in February after the success of a Facebook page… Read more »

Couples get separation anxiety over financial planners

Couples get separation anxiety over financial planners

A couple kiss while they enjoy a sunny afternoon during the solstice day at Governors Island in New York, United States June 21, 2015. Reuters/Eduardo Munoz NEW YORK When Rick… Read more »

Huge Data Breach Losses Aren't Forcing Companies to Bolster Security – eWeek

Huge Data Breach Losses Aren't Forcing Companies to Bolster Security – eWeek

The cost of even huge data breaches are not enough to convince companies to spend vastly more to bolster IT security, since neither investors nor customers permanently abandon them. In… Read more »

In One Chart: Why men make more money on real estate than women

In One Chart: Why men make more money on real estate than women

Single ladies don’t fare as well as single men — at least when it comes to real estate. The homes of single men have appreciated in value more than the… Read more »

Outside the Box: Why Big Oil might secretly wish for a carbon tax

Outside the Box: Why Big Oil might secretly wish for a carbon tax

A deep analysis of Exxon Mobil’s financial outlook reveals two things: The energy giant is planning for a stringent carbon tax on the oil it extracts, and that this might… Read more »

Economic Report: City by city look at U.S. house prices shows every metro gaining ground

Economic Report: City by city look at U.S. house prices shows every metro gaining ground

U.S. house prices jumped 0.9% in March, according to a price gauge released Tuesday. Prices in the S&P/Case-Shiller 20-City Index were 5.4% higher than a year ago, the same pace… Read more »

Currencies: Dollar marooned against major currencies ahead of jobs data, more Fed clues

Currencies: Dollar marooned against major currencies ahead of jobs data, more Fed clues

The dollar twisted in tight ranges against its major rivals Tuesday ahead of a string of U.S. data this week that could pack clues for the scope of action by… Read more »

Economic Report: Consumer spending jumps 1% in April

Economic Report: Consumer spending jumps 1% in April

Consumers boosted spending in April by the most in nearly seven years. WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Consumer spending leaped 1% in April to mark the biggest gain in almost seven years,… Read more »

The Wall Street Journal: Starbucks adds Nitrogen-infused coffee and other summer drinks

The Wall Street Journal: Starbucks adds Nitrogen-infused coffee and other summer drinks

Starbucks Corp. said Tuesday that it was adding new cold coffee offerings, including Nitrogen-infused coffee in major U.S. cities, as the coffee maker tries to increase its summer-weather drinks and… Read more »

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