A Record Breaking Opening Weekend For Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Perhaps not surprisingly, the newest film in the Star Wars saga is breaking all kinds of records.

Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates For First Time In Nearly A Decade

In a move it had been telegraphing for the better part of a year, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the first time since July 2006.

Fifth Republican Debate Gets More Than 18 Million Viewers

Another set of solid ratings for the latest debate.

New York Judge Upholds Injunction Shutting Down Draft Kings And Fan Duel In New York

A New York Judge has upheld an injunction against Draft Kings and Fan Duel. It’s probably correct under New York law, but that just means the law needs to be changed.

Going To College Is Still The Best Thing To Do For Your Future, Graduating Is Even Better

Going to or, preferably, graduating from college makes it far more likely you’ll have a job. The numbers don’t lie.

A Good, But Not Great, Jobs Report For November

The November Jobs Report was good, but there still aren’t signs of the kind of stronger economic growth we need to see.

Passenger Kicked Off Flight Because They Cut Off Crew Member At Revolving Door

A Dallas man was kicked off a flight home from New York City because he had unknowingly cut off a flight crew member while going through a revolving door. This seems like a case of discretion gone way too far.

Is Portugal Europe’s Next Greece?

The election of an anti-austerity government in Portugal is raising some concerns.

Frank Gifford, C.T.E., And The N.F.L.’s Continuing Concussion Problem

The news that the late football legend Frank Gifford suffered from the same chronic brain disease that has been diagnosed in many N.F.L. players in recent years, and the upcoming release of a new film on the issue, seems certain to increase pressure to protect players at all levels of football.

Economic Growth Was Slightly Better Over The Summer Than Initially Reported

The economy performed a little better than previously reported over the summer. It’s not great, but it’s probably enough to convince the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates next month.

Sony Is Finally Killing Off Betamax. Wait, Betamax Was Still Alive?

You thought Betamax died three decades ago didn’t you?

No, Donald Trump Isn’t “Self-Funding” His Campaign

Donald Trump likes to tell people that he’ll never be beholden to special interests because he’s self-funding his campaign. So far, though, that doesn’t really seem to be true.

‘War On Christmas’ Apparently Now Being Fought With Coffee Cups

You may not be aware, but your local Starbucks is the new front in the ‘War On Christmas.’

Obama Administration Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline

To no real surprise, the Obama Administration has rejected the application to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. It is likely to remain an issue in the upcoming Presidential campaign, though.

Strong October Jobs Report Implicates Fed Policy, Role Of The Economy In 2016 Election

A much stronger than expected October Jobs Report suggests that the Federal Reserve is likely to move on interest rates, and raises questions about how economic issues will play out politically in 2016.

TransCanada Asks For Delay In Keystone XL Pipeline Review

Another piece of news that all but guarantees the fate of the Keystone XL project will not be resolved before President Obama leaves office.

China Ends ‘One Child’ Policy Over Demographic Concerns

Thanks mostly to well-founded demographic concerns, China is ending the ‘One Child’ policy, but it is probably too late for them to avoid the consequences of the forty year program.

Senate Passes Two-Year Budget Deal

As expected, the Senate easily passed the two-year budget deal early this morning.

Economic Growth Over The Summer Was Quite Sluggish

Gross Domestic Product grew at a sluggish 1.5% in the just-concluded Third Quarter, calling the Federal Reserve’s apparent plan to raise interest rates at some point even further into question.

CNBC Debate Had Fewer Viewers Than Any Debate So Far, Which Is Good For CNBC

While it did draw 14 million viewers, last night’s CNBC debate had the smallest audience of any Presidential debate so far. That was probably a good thing for CNBC considering how bad the debate was.

Playboy To Drop Nude Pictorials

From now on, you’ll just have to read it for the articles.

Hillary Clinton Comes Out Against Trade Bill She Negotiated and Touted

Obama’s first Secretary of State has come out against Obama’s Trans Pacific Partnership.

A Lackluster September Jobs Report

September’s Jobs Report was disappointing to say the least, and calls into question the Federal Reserve’s apparent plan to raise interest rates in the near future.

Federal Judge Rules ‘Happy Birthday To You’ Copyright Invalid

A Federal Judge has ruled that the copyright to ‘Happy Birthday To You’ has been invalid for at least the past eighty years.

Surprising Many, Federal Reserve Declines To Raise Interest Rates

After months of hinting that interest rates would be rising this month, signs of economic weakness led the Federal Reserve to hold back.

August Jobs Report Nothing To Write Home About

The August Jobs Report was positive, but weak, calling into question the Federal Reserve’s apparent plan to raise interest rates this month.

Second Quarter G.D.P. Revision Shows Strong Growth, But Future Weakness Seems Likely

Today’s revision of Second Quarter G.D.P. growth was good news, but it doesn’t seem likely to last.

Stock Market Drop Leads Trump And Walker To Say Dumb Things About China

Yesterday’s stock market drop led some Republican candidates to say some particularly dumb things.

Sesame Street Moves To HBO

So does this mean Big Bird will show up on Game Of Thrones?

Scott Walker’s Crony Capitalism

“Fiscal conservative” Scott Walker is handing Wisconsin taxpayers a $400 million bill for a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks.

Jobs Report Points To An Anemic Economy, So Why Is The Fed Thinking Of Raising Rates?

The July Jobs Report indicates that while the economy is growing, it is not growing very much. This seems to call the Federal Reserve’s interest rate plans into question.

Chinese Courts Allow Blatant Ripoff of Air Jordan Brand

China adds to its status as the honey badger of intellectual property law.

Red States Eat Blue States’ Lunch, Grow Up to Be Blue States

Low costs and regulatory barriers are attracting people to red states–thus turning them purple and blue.

Gold Prices

EEOC Finds That A 50 Year Old Law Bans Something It Doesn’t Even Mention

Relying on a particularly strained and incredulous legal analysis, the EEOC has ruled that laws against discrimination based on gender also bar discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Why Does Europe Want To Keep Greece?

It’s easy to see what Greece thinks it still needs Europe, it’s more of puzzle why Europe thinks it needs to hang on to Greece.

Greece Reaches Deal With Europe That’s Quite Similar To The One Voters Rejected

Greece reached a new deal with European bankers that seems oddly similar to the one that voters rejected just a week ago.

Federal Judge Upholds Revocation Of Redskins Trademarks

A Federal Judge has uphold a Patent Office ruling revoking the Redskins Trademarks on the ground that they are “disparaging” toward Native Americans.

Meanwhile, China’s Stock Market Has Been Crashing For The Past Month

In the past month, the Chinese stock market has lost more than 1/3 of its value.

Women’s World Cup Pay Disparity Is Due To The Marketplace, Not Discrimination

The winners of the Women’s World Cup will get paid far less than the men that played last year, but that’s not because of sexism.

Greek Voters Reject Bailout Deal, Greece Still Largely Screwed

Greek voters rejected the latest bailout package, but that only seems likely to make things even worse for them.

For June, A Jobs Report That Basically Reads As ‘Meh’

The June Jobs Report was okay, but it certainly doesn’t inspire much confidence.

Greek Prime Minister Appears To Concede, But Europe Holds To A Hard Line

Greece’s Prime Minister seemed to give in to some of Europe’s demands today, but bankers are continuing to hold to the strict conditions they set last week.

Supreme Court To Hear Case Involving Employees Rights And Public Employee Unions

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a major case about public employee unions that could go a long way toward restraining their power.

Greek Banks To Remain Closed Monday As Debt Negotiations Head To The Wire

The Greek Government is basically shutting the banking system down tomorrow as negotiations over its debt problems continue.

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