List/Grid Monthly Archives: July 2016

This is why Americans throw out $165 billion in food every year

This is why Americans throw out $165 billion in food every year

Some 160 billion pounds of discarded food ends up in landfills. Americans have a complicated relationship with food: They eat a lot and waste a lot. More than half of… Read more »

Economic Preview: Businesses slash spending. Are jobs next?

Economic Preview: Businesses slash spending. Are jobs next?

American consumers are doing the heavy lifting for the U.S. economy with businesses sitting on the sidelines. Just a few days ago, the Federal Reserve said the risks to the… Read more »

So much student debt, so much ignorance

So much student debt, so much ignorance

It will come as no surprise that a lot of people are burdened by education-related debt. What may be surprising is how few of those people even know the terms… Read more »

The Margin: 10 good things that have happened in 2016

The Margin: 10 good things that have happened in 2016

For the most part, 2016 has been horrid. Or so it seems. Mass shootings, terrorism and general mayhem continue to dominate the headlines. We’ve lost beloved cultural icons like Muhammad… Read more »

In One Chart: If Apple paid taxes on offshore assets, it’d cover most of the U.S. education budget

In One Chart: If Apple paid taxes on offshore assets, it’d cover most of the U.S. education budget

The amount of money stashed overseas by U.S. multinationals has exploded in recent years, doubling between 2008 and 2014 to more than $2 trillion. For some perspective on the numbers,… Read more »

The Wall Street Journal: Hot-air balloon crashes in Central Texas, killing 16

The Wall Street Journal: Hot-air balloon crashes in Central Texas, killing 16

Authorities investigate the site of a hot air balloon accident in Maxwell, Texas on July 30, 2016. A hot-air balloon crashed into a Central Texas pasture on Saturday, apparently after… Read more »

The Wall Street Journal: Spread of Zika virus accelerating in Puerto Rico, CDC says

The Wall Street Journal: Spread of Zika virus accelerating in Puerto Rico, CDC says

Miami-Dade County mosquito control inspector Sharon Nage walks through the Wynwood neighborhood looking for mosquitoes or breeding areas on July 30, 2016 in Miami. The speed at which the Zika… Read more »

The New York Post: Tourist claims $1M Diamond District jewelry scam

The New York Post: Tourist claims $1M Diamond District jewelry scam

A “We Buy Gold & Diamonds” sign in Manhattan’s Diamond District in 2011. A tourist visiting New York from Hong Kong was duped into buying fake ruby-encrusted jewelry for nearly… Read more »

The Wall Street Journal: From Porsche, a head-turning ‘starter sports car’

The Wall Street Journal: From Porsche, a head-turning ‘starter sports car’

The 2017 Porsche 718 Boxster S. As scripture counsels, I am a modest person. So I have never quite shaken the feeling that, maybe, bombing around town in a flashy… Read more »

In One Chart: Hillary Clinton’s twisting path to the Democratic nomination

In One Chart: Hillary Clinton’s twisting path to the Democratic nomination

It’s been a long, winding road to the top of the Democratic heap for Hillary Clinton, and it all culminates on Thursday night in Philadelphia, where she will take the… Read more »

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