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The difference between how millennials and baby boomers consume news, in one chart

June 27th, 2017 at 2:58 am » Comments Off

How you stay informed on what’s happening in the world probably depends on your age.



At what age do you become ‘old?’ Here’s what four different generations think

June 17th, 2017 at 3:22 am » Comments Off

If age really is just a number, what number marks old age? Well, the answer to that depends on how old you are now. Millennials hold the least generous views on aging, saying that you are old beginning at just 59, according to a new study by U.S. Trust. Older groups, however, put the starting point […]



Tobacco’s new crisis – rich people stopped smoking, the poor didn’t

June 16th, 2017 at 8:59 am » Comments Off

After decades of lawsuits, public campaigns and painful struggles, Americans have finally done what once seemed impossible: Most of the country has quit smoking, saving millions of lives and leading to massive reductions in cancer. That is, unless those Americans are poor, uneducated or live in a rural area.



What in the World Is Causing the Retail Meltdown of 2017?

May 4th, 2017 at 10:00 am » Comments Off

From rural strip-malls to Manhattan’s avenues, it has been a disastrous two years for retail. There have been nine retail bankruptcies in 2017—as many as all of 2016. J.C. Penney, RadioShack, Macy’s, and Sears have each announced more than 100 store closures. Sports Authority has liquidated, and Payless has filed for bankruptcy. Last week, several apparel companies’ […]



The state of equity crowdfunding post-JOBS Act

November 23rd, 2016 at 10:59 am » Comments Off

From savings to banking to investing… finance is moving online. With this, we’re seeing the disruption of venture capital brought about by new laws that may change the game for how entrepreneurs can raise funding and who can invest.



Lack of online privacy causing people to stay away from the internet

May 19th, 2016 at 12:06 pm » Comments Off

A survey for U.S. Department of commerce shows nearly half of American household refraining from doing business, posting on social media, or buying online. The reason being the constant threat of data breaches, data collection, and surveillance.



1099 or W-2? Uber, changing the way we think of transit

September 10th, 2015 at 3:48 pm » Comments Off

The success of companies like Uber can be attributed to one factor: independent contractors. A business model built around the sharing economy, it’s brought about a boom of cash flow in niche markets. But with new territory comes new challenges, and already these industries are feeling the heat for their approach to labor management.



Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant mint their own ‘Islamic Dinar’ coins

June 25th, 2015 at 10:24 am » Comments Off

Syrian activist group claims that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) have begun minting their own “Islamic dinar” coins. Pictures posted on social media showed a series of gold sovereigns bearing Isil inscriptions, and with a reported value of one gold dinar being with $139 (£89).



Mass surveillance threatens human rights, says European report

February 3rd, 2015 at 8:14 pm » Comments Off

Surveillance cameras The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly reports that mass surveillance practices are a fundamental threat to human rights, as thoroughly detailed in many reports following the extensive Edward Snowden leaks.    



Abusive Spouses are Using Spyware to Track their Victims

January 13th, 2015 at 10:52 am » Comments Off

The use of surveillance software by abusive spouses to monitor the phones and computers of their partners secretly has reached “epidemic proportions” and police are ill-equipped to tackle it, domestic violence campaigners have warned.



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