black_friday
It’s official: No longer is it necessary to leave the comfort of the couch to take advantage of the best Black Friday deals. No longer is it necessary to forego sleep, push, shove, wait in...
biotech
It’s a well-established fact that the business of curing diseases can be a particularly lucrative one, and it’s not uncommon for tiny, obscure, single-product biotech companies to become multi-billion dollar rock stars virtually overnight whenever...
walmart
Walmart stores across the U.S. have been in the spotlight over a recent spate of deadly shootings, but elsewhere in the world, the store is seeking government protection.  Walmart in Chile has requested the government provide...
sad_man
One of the frequent subjects of debate at those thrilling annual anthropological seminars is the origin of chivalry and gender equality. It is said to typically conclude with a joke about holding doors open for women...
hacktivist
One of the world’s most influential hackers is offering up to US$100,000 in cryptocurrency to hackers who break into oil firms and banks to leak information of public interest. According to a new manifesto, “Hacktivist Bug...
poverty
“When the laws undertake… to make the rich richer and the potent more powerful, the humble members of society… have a right to complain of the injustice to their Government,” former U.S. president Andrew Jackson...
robinhood-trading
When Robinhood first came out with its free stock-trading app, we didn’t really think it would take too long to put pressure on the market to fight back. After all, this wasn’t just a neat...
big-tobacco-struggling
In the throes of a vaping panic that has the FDA and the CDC running in frantic circles, tobacco giant Altria has seen its shares tumble almost 20 percent this year, after making a multi-billion-dollar...
elderly-workforce
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics is predicting a major increase over the next 10 years in the number of age 75-and-older workers in the workforce. The increase, from last year’s 1.8 million workers who are...
vegan
As a response to growing demand to find investments that meet criteria of vegan investors, US Vegan Climate ETF (VEGN) is set to hit the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on September 10th. It will be the...