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Secular Stagnation


The debate between Joseph Stiglitz and Lawrence Summers Secular Stagnation In this BigPicture debate, Joseph E. Stiglitz argues that Summers's theory has been invalidated by the effectiveness of today's fiscal stimulus policies – and that the Obama administration should have doubled down on them when it had the chance. Summers responds that Stiglitz has mistakenly framed his theory as a passive justification of the status quo, rather than as

The Aramco


The Aramco accounts: inside world's most profitable company It's a cornerstone of the global economy, producing and selling 10 million barrels of oil every day. Yet for four decades the financial performance of Saudi Aramco has been one of the biggest secrets in global business, limited to a tiny circle of executives, government officials and princes. Now, a first glimpse of the state oil giant's finances

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Soc Nets

Over the past several days, lawmakers and pundits have professed shock and anger over the actions of Trump campaign contractor Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy, in scraping loads of personal data from Facebook. Many of these criticisms and attacks assume that the issue is unique and aberrant. But in reality,   But should anyone really be surprised that Facebook allowed access to the personal data of


SF Money

It's no surprise which metro areas topped their list of the highest salaries required. The San Francisco/Oakland region landed the No. 2 spot, only to be outdone by another spot in the Bay Area. San Jose and Silicon Valley earned top honors, where only households taking home $220,080 a year are considered rich relative to their neighbors. MORE...

Understand That Time Is Your Primary Resource

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Clayton Christensen is a world-renowned professor at the Harvard Business School. His work on innovation has been at the forefront of how business, health, and educational organizations have built their competitive strategies for two decades. In 2010, the Harvard MBA class of the year invited him to speak at their graduation. It was in the aftermath of the great recession, and the relative certainty about how to live


A good way to gauge whether you can live a comfortable financial life is to apply the 50-30-20 budgeting rule, in which 50 percent of income covers necessities, 30 percent covers discretionary items and 20 percent is for savings. From here, you can figure out whether your income is sufficient to cover cost-of-living expenses in your city. Anaheim, Calif.: $69,243 50 percent for necessities: $34,621

…three-day points losses above 2,000 points!


The Dow Jones industrial average fell 250 points, pushing its three-day points losses above 2,000 points. The 30-stock index also traded about 10 percent below a record high set last month. The S&P 500 pulled back 0.9 percent, with utilities as the worst-performing sector. The Nasdaq composite pulled back 0.7 percent after dropping more than 1 percent. Global markets also fell sharply. The German Dax dropped 2.4

Dow plunges 1,175 pnts


Dow plunges 1,175 -- worst point decline in history The drop amounted to 4.6% -- the biggest decline since August 2011, during the European debt crisis. But it was nowhere close to the destruction on Black Monday in 1987 or the financial crisis of 2008. Still, for investors lulled to sleep by the steady upward climb since Election Day, it was alarming. And the rout in


FB and cryptocurrencies

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Agence France Presse, Washington, Jan 31 2018, 14:31 IST Facebook says it is banning all ads related to cryptocurrencies in an effort to fight scams. The social media giant said it is barring ads for "financial products and services that are frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices, such as binary options, initial coin offerings and cryptocurrency." Initial coin offerings or ICOs are a way for companies

Why the cryptocurrency miners


... are purchasing all the high-end graphics processor? At a computer store in downtown San Francisco, a five-shelf cabinet normally filled with graphics cards — popular add-ons that soup up PCs — stands bare. It’s a strange but true sign that the cryptocurrency craze is bleeding into the real world — with speculators taxing electrical grids and silicon supplies in their quest to make digital money. “We