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The Vivint Doorbell Camera is displayed at CES 2016  in Las Vegas. The bell is part of the company's smart home system. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
The Vivint Doorbell Camera is displayed at CES 2016 in Las Vegas. The bell is part of the company's smart home system. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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  • A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Jan. 26, 2016. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    Why so Bearish? How Hidden Bias Is Sinking Global Stocks

    It’s been a shaky start to 2016 for global stock markets, with substantial falls across all international markets, followed by some weak rallies. The overall... Read more

  • Hampton Creek Foods CEO Josh Tetrick holds the yellow pea used to make Just Mayo, a plant-based mayonnaise, in San Francisco, on Dec. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    Mushy Peas? Not Anymore. Peas Are a Superfood!

    Legumes are a curious food. Some say they are a superfood. They are indeed the only food that gets prominent double billing in the USDA’s... Read more

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    10 Ways Work Will Change in 2016

    1. More work, more flexibility. For some of us, the holidays are already a distant memory and the year ahead looks busier than ever. Studies... Read more

  • One way signs and a stop sign are posted in the financial district in front of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on Jan. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    A Month After Raising Rates, Fed Faces Darker Global Economy

    WASHINGTON—Since the Federal Reserve raised interest rates from record lows last month, the global picture has darkened. Stock markets have plunged. Oil prices have skidded... Read more

  • The Marketing Corner: A Look Ahead to Generation Z

    Marketers wear many hats. In addition to determining the right marketing mix (price, product, and promotion), it behooves marketers to have a line of sight... Read more

  • Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde (L) gestures while Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne listens during a panel, "The Global Economic Outlook," at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 23, 2016. World leaders are holding a flurry of diplomatic meetings at the World Economic Forum and worried CEOs are debating about how to deal with this year's volatile markets and low oil prices. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    Global Policymakers Seek to Reassure After Market Turbulence

    DAVOS, Switzerland—At the end of another turbulent week in financial markets, leading global policymakers sought Saturday to ease concerns over the economic outlook for 2016... Read more

  • Lights illuminate the French multinational TOTAL oil refinery in Leuna, Germany, on Jan. 10, 2007. (Katja Buchholz/Getty Images)

    Why Do Oil Prices Keep Going Down?

    Global stock markets have been in a tailspin this week. And the sinking price of oil received at least some of the blame. Just this... Read more

  • Michael Capolino, right, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016.  Energy stocks are leading another sell-off on Wall Street as the price of oil continues to plunge. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Stocks Slide as Oil Tumbles, S&P Lowest in Almost 2 Years

    NEW YORK—U.S. stocks slumped Wednesday as the price of oil suffered its worst one-day drop since September, and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell... Read more

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    Sharemarkets: A Bear Market, a Correction or Just Volatility?

    If you have just come back from a summer break, or had switched off your communication devices at home, you may have missed the fact... Read more

  • Bank of England Governor Mark Carney at the quarterly inflation report press conference at the Bank of England in London, England, on Aug. 6, 2015. (Anthony Devlin/Getty Images)

    If UK Votes for Brexit, Its Borrowing Costs Will Soar—Here’s Why

    There have been a couple of notable signals about the upcoming EU referendum lately. A public opinion poll showed a clear majority lead for Brexit, then... Read more

  • An engineer checks the refinery plant at the receiving station of the oil pipeline Druzhba in Szazhalombatta, some 30 kms south of Budapest, Hungary, on Jan. 9, 2007. (Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images)

    Why We Need to Rethink the Financial Future of Oil

    The price of oil keeps moving in one direction—down. Even political tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia (historically a cause of price rises) has not... Read more

  • Melody Yang performs at the Gazillion Bubble show plays at New World Stages in New York, March 22, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Steve Keen: China’s Stock Market Is an ‘Unbelievable Bubble’

    It’s the debt, stupid. This is what professor Steve Keen of London’s Kingston University has been saying all along: Private debt is responsible for financial... Read more

  • A customer walks towards an entrance to an Applebee's restaurant in Palatine, Illinois. Many casual dining restaurants have expanded their target market to fast-food restaurants.  (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

    The Marketing Corner: America’s Middle Class

    It’s no secret that the American middle class has been the stalwart of this country. This group has been the backbone of society who worked... Read more

  • American Eagle and South African Krugerrand gold bullion is offered for sale at the Chicago Coin Company in Chicago, Illinois in this file photo. Returning to the gold standard is being debated among the world's governments. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Think Gold Is a Safe Haven? You Might as Well Try the Pokies

    Recent and dramatic increases in the volatility of global equity markets have led to investors considering – once again – gold as a “safe haven”... Read more

  • A woman stands outside of a HSBC branch in Hong Kong on July 8, 2014.(Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

    Is the Hong Kong Dollar Next in Line for a Devaluation ?

    It is the most successful currency manager in the world. No, we are not talking about the Federal Reserve, we are talking about the Hong... Read more

  • Houses in Calgary Southwest on Jan. 12, 2016. (Dane Crocker/Epoch Times)

    Housing Downturn in Calgary Takes Shape for 2016

    Calgary’s housing market faces a difficult 2016 as oil prices dig new lows. The shock of 2015’s oil price drop hit the economy hard, but... Read more


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