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Will Gold iPhone Be the Midas Touch for Apple?August 19, 2013
The air is beginning to crisp, the sun is fading a little earlier, and summer is winding into autumn. Which, if you pay any attention to tech blogs, means the meat grinder responsible for your yearly...
The Gender Wage Gap Isn’t Just for Grown-Ups August 16, 2013
File this under too cruel for school. New data from the Australian bank Westpac has shed a glaring light on pint-sized wage inequality.The bank found that not only do young boys earn a higher...
Mike Bloomberg's Latest Target: E-CigarettesAugust 12, 2013
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is so concerned with public health, he doesn't want people to even feign smoking anymore. The mayor who banned trans fats and tried to kill large sugary...
It's becoming something of a tradition that presidents and presidential candidates go on late-night TV in election years to reach voters who don't obsessively watch cable news or read Politico. But...
Why Economic Insecurity Hits 80 Percent of AmericansJuly 29, 2013
President Obama's recent "pivot" back to the economy, kicked off by a speech at last week at Knox College in Illinois, comes at a time when many Americans are still struggling financially. How bad...
The Amazing Problem Shared by Detroit and BrazilJuly 25, 2013
Despite nascent bankruptcy proceedings, Detroit is moving ahead with a plan to build the Red Wings a new arena backed by hundreds of millions of dollars in public financing. The Michigan Strategic...
Will iPhone Sales Excite Wall St. About Apple Again?July 24, 2013
Tuesday afternoon, Apple reported $6.9 billion in profit on $35.3 billion in revenue for the third fiscal quarter — just topping Wall Street's pessimistic expectations of $35.18 billion, and slightly...
Obamacare: the Part-time, Low-Wage job CreatorJuly 15, 2013
This year, the leisure and hospitality industry has been adding the lion's share of new jobs to the U.S. economy. Since April, hotels, restaurants, bars, and other leisure businesses have created...
The Outrageous Cost of Getting Elected to CongressJuly 10, 2013
Successful House candidates spent twice as much in the 2012 elections than they did in 1986, according to updated figures released Tuesday by the Brookings Institution and the American Enterprise...
Obama Tells Charlie Rose Why He’s Not Dick CheneyJune 18, 2013
National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden spent an hour online on Monday morning explaining his rationale for unveiling government secrets and elaborating on his understanding of how NSA...
Miss Utah’s Epic Fail on Women BreadwinnersJune 17, 2013
Congratulations are in order for Erin Brady, a 25-year-old accountant who, as Miss Connecticut, won the Miss USA pageant in Las Vegas on Sunday. Brady, however, isn't the most...
How Baby Boomers Can Save the EconomyJune 11, 2013
Baby boomers — the nearly 80 million Americans born between 1945 and 1964 who helped fueled one of the strongest periods of economic growth in American history — are barreling toward retirement. And...