The slow and steady recovery is slowly speeding up

This year has been a tale of two recoveries. The jobs numbers show an economy that’s having one of its best years since 2010, but the GDP numbers show it’s having one of its worst. How do we reconcile this? Well, we don’t. That’s because nearly any time there’s a data discrepancy like this, it eventually gets revised and smoothed away, which

Financially Fit! 3 Ways Managing Your Money Can Be Like Getting in Shape

Via LearnVest By Natasha Burton ~ Blood, sweat and tears. O.K., maybe not the first part, but for anyone who’s made it a goal to get in shape, these words can often come into play when you’re kicking off a new exercise regimen. But what about if you’ve made it your goal to finally get

U.S. Treasury doesn’t see student loans leading to meltdown

CHICAGO (Reuters) – The Obama administration on Monday said the country’s giant load of student loan debt would not lead to a “meltdown” but warned that too many Americans were being held back by their college borrowing. In a speech before a group of economists, Treasury Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin noted that borrowing for

The FTC doubles down on its net neutrality ambitions

A top official at the Federal Trade Commission is warning that consumers will be hurt if a fellow agency, the Federal Communications Commission, pushes for strong net neutrality protections under Title II of the Communications Act. It’s the second time in as many weeks that the FTC has complained about the possible loss of authority

Jay Z faces lawsuit over Run This Town sample

Jay Z is facing legal action over a sample he supposedly used in the 2009 hit ‘Run This Town’. Record label TufAmerica has announced that it is suing the hip-hop star – who is married to Beyonce – for the use of the single syllable sample ”oh”, which is allegedly taken from Eddie Bo’s 1969

Taylor Swift on Not Dating, Female Feuds & Why She Won’t Walk Around Naked

Gus Wenner for Rolling Stone Taylor Swift covers the current issue of Rolling Stone magazine, and inside, she opens up about who inspired her new songs, how paranoid she is about her privacy, and what’s happening with her love life…which is pretty non-existent at the point. Regarding her privacy, Taylor says that the idea that

The Best of New York Fashion Week Street Style, Day 4

If we’re taking any cues from the street style we’ve seen this week, it’s that wearing white after Labor Day should be encouraged, not frowned upon. Bright whites are all over the streets, from Rihanna’s full-on white-out to model Irene Kim’s fluffy white sneakers. Click through the gallery below to see our favorite looks from Day 4

Big hats, ballerinas and belly laughs: ‘The Concert’ puts comic spin on ballet

Kiss today goodbye, arts lovers. Bid farewell to all the warm (but not too warm), wonderful days of summer we’ve had. We are heading into fall, and that means serious business: school, midterm elections, the advancing chill of partisan divides and other cold fronts. So there is absolutely no call for something as loony-goony as

Chris Brown on Billboard Cover; Discusses Rihanna, Jail & Life Lessons

Image Courtesy Peggy Sirota/Billboard Chris Brown graces the cover of latest issue of Billboard magazine, in his first formal print interview since he was released from jail last June. The singer candidly discusses various topics, ranging from redemption to being a role model — to whether he foresees a time where his relationship with Rihanna

Rangers expect more from veteran Richards in Cup Final

NEW YORK (Reuters) - One year ago, New York Rangers veteran center Brad Richards was benched in the team's last two games of the National Hockey League playoffs because of poor play. "It was the lowest point in my career," Richards said about being ma...

Oil tanker missing off Ghana coast amid report of piracy

ACCRA (Reuters) - A Liberia-flagged oil tanker has gone missing off the coast of Ghana and a senior port official told Reuters on Saturday the captain sent a distress call to say the vessel was attacked by pirates. The Liberia-flagged MT Fair Artemis ...

China needs to curb risks posed by booming online finance: former ICBC president

BEIJING (Reuters) - China needs to regulate booming online financial services firms to curb the risks they pose to the wider financial sector, the former president of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Yang Kaisheng, said on Thursday. Tens of mil...

Five-year bull run continues

A slew of better than expected local economic news, that came hot on the heels of the best company reporting season in three years, saw local shares move higher over the past week. The stockmarket shrugged off Monday's falls as fears abated that Russia...

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