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Friday, September 22, 2017

Hurricane Price Gouging Is Despicable, Right? Not to Some Economists

When a devastating hurricane like Irma or Harvey arrives, stories about price gouging inevitably spread quickly. Recently, a one-way coach flight from Miami to...

An infrastructure for charging vehicles takes shape

A new phrase entered the Oxford English Dictionary in 2013: “range anxiety,” or the fear an electric vehicle will run out of power before...

What Machines Can Tell From Your Face

The human face is a remarkable piece of work. The astonishing variety of facial features helps people recognize each other and is crucial to...

Lilium, a Flying Car Startup, Raises $90 Million

As interest in flying cars continues to swell, one of the most prominent startups working on the technology has gained a big new backer. Lilium...

Exchange Rate Shifts Lift the Global Economy

Sticklers for value have plenty of reasons to frown at financial markets. Much feels out of order, from squashed bond yields to pricy stock...

How Government Policy Worsens Hurricanes’ Impact

THE extent of the devastation will become clear only when the floodwater recedes, leaving ruined cars, filthy mud-choked houses and the bloated corpses of the...

The Struggle to Make Accurate Long-Term Market Forecasts

WHAT is the right way to invest for the long term? Too many people rely on past performance, picking fund managers with a “hot” reputation...

Bridgewater’s Ray Dalio Learns the Hard Way. His Book Shows How.

By Andrew Ross Sorkin IN 1993, Ray Dalio, the chairman of what is today the largest hedge fund in the world, Bridgewater Associates, received a memo...

Day Trading in Wall Street’s Complex ‘Fear Gauge’ Proliferates

EACH morning, at the market’s open, Seth M. Golden, a former logistics manager at a Target store, fires up the computer in his home office...

Co-living Is On the Rise in London and New York

MONDAY is “Game of Thrones” night at The Collective’s Old Oak building. Millennials congregate in TV rooms around the 11-story, 550-person building. Some gather...

Despite SEC Warning, Wave of Initial Coin Offerings Grows

The cautionary words of US regulators have done little to chill a red-hot market for new virtual currencies sold by startups. The Securities and...

Nautical Nukes

After the events of March 11, 2011, when an earthquake and tsunami led to a meltdown of three nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi...

Merck’s Leader Took a Stand. What About the Other CEOs?

By Andrew Ross Sorkin At what point do the CEOs of the largest companies in the United States tell President Donald Trump that enough is...

Soccer Stars, Priced to Move

For professional soccer teams August often is the costliest month, the month when they make vast bids for each other’s players. This year has...

A war against North Korea: It could happen

It is odd that North Korea causes so much trouble. It is not exactly a superpower. Its economy is only 1/50 as big as...

Can Trump Take a Bow for Stocks?

By Andrew Ross Sorkin "Business is looking better than ever with business enthusiasm at record levels. Stock Market at an all-time high. That doesn’t just...

While Other US Companies Flee China, Starbucks Marches In

By Andrew Ross Sorkin Google does very little business there. McDonald’s has agreed to sell its business and license its name there. Coca-Coca, after investing...

In Sign of Progress for Greece, Investors Eagerly Snap Up New...

By Liz Alderman Moving to show it has overcome the worst of its financial troubles, Greece issued bonds on global financial markets Tuesday for the...

Scaramucci on Trump: ‘He’s My Client’

By Andrew Ross Sorkin Here’s the thing about the Mooch: When he sets a goal for himself, he somehow seems to find a way to...

How Teachers & Technology Can Revamp Schools

In 1953 B.F. Skinner visited his daughter’s math class. The Harvard psychologist found every pupil learning the same topic in the same way at...