While the 2018 midterms were a record-breaking election for women, the trend had its exceptions: Every woman with kids under two years old who ran for Congress lost. One of those unsuccessful candidates was Democrat Liuba Grechen Shirley, who challenged Peter King in New York.
The Key West City Commission voted 7-0 in favor of passing a ban on the sale of sunscreens that contain chemicals that harm coral reefs, according to the Miami Herald. The chemicals in question are oxybenzone and octinoxate, which scientists say destroy coral by absorbing...Read more
Those who ask 'how will we pay for' a Green New Deal need to learn public finance. Ditto those fearing inflation. We'll pay for the GND as we do everything else, and the goods it produces will absorb all the money it draws.Read more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/rhockett/2019/01/16/the-green-new-deal-how-we-will-pay-for-it-isnt-a-thing-and-inflation-isnt-either/Read more
John C. “Jack” Bogle, a legendary but plainspoken figure on Wall Street whose creation of index funds at Vanguard Group transformed the way many Americans invest, died of cancer at age 89, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Wednesday.
Bogle graduated from Princeton University in 1951 and began...Read more
Automakers Hyundai and Kia are recalling about 168,000 vehicles due to a risk of engine fires caused by a fuel pipe problem, according to the Associated Press. The fuel pipe problem was installed during a previous recall, when repairs to fix engine failures were done...Read more
Google's philanthropic arm, Google.org, has launched a new program that will pay its employees to do pro bono work for nonprofit groups for up to six months.
Google announced the new program, called the Google.org Fellowship, on Tuesday. The purpose is to let Google employees take...Read more
Hello and happy hump day, readers.
The men and women tasked with treating our maladies are biological beings, too. That (admittedly obvious) reality is highlighted in a new Medscape survey on physician burnout, depression, and suicide.
The report has a pretty depressing conclusion: “Burnout and depression rates...Read more
A closely watched survey of U.S. businesses by the Federal Reserve shows some companies were “less optimistic” in their economic outlooks as a tight labor market, higher trade tariffs, and rising interest rates weighed on the minds of many business owners.
The Fed's beige book is...Read more
is not being relegated to the dustbin of retail history, at least not yet, thanks to a $5.3 billion offer in bankruptcy court by company chairman Eddie Lampert.
Reuters and the Wall Street Journal early on Wednesday reported that the hedge fund manager, and...Read more