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Facebook Study May Have Violated Principles Of Academic Research, Journal Says

Facebook Study May Have Violated Principles Of Academic Research, Journal Says

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The scientific journal that published a study by Facebook and two U.S. universities examining people's online mood swings regrets how the social experiment was handled.The experiment prompted privacy regulators in the U.K. and France to open inquiries into whether Facebook may have violated any... (1 month and 15 days ago)

The 33 Creepiest, Most Uncomfortable Lyrics on Robin Thicke's New Album, Paula

In his bid to win his estranged wife, Paula Patton, back, Robin Thicke is making us all real f--king uncomfortable. His new album, subtlety titled Paula, is basically just an extended thesis... (1 month and 18 days ago)

GOP Lawmaker Says Climate Change Is 'The Greatest Deception In The History Of Mankind'

GOP Lawmaker Says Climate Change Is 'The Greatest Deception In The History Of Mankind'

Louisiana state Rep. Lenar Whitney (R) is accusing liberals, such as former Vice President Al Gore, of advancing "the greatest deception in the history of mankind" -- man-made climate change -- in a scheme to empower the executive branch and increase taxes. “A specter is haunting America,” Whitney, who is running... (1 month and 19 days ago)

The Delusion Of Perpetual Motion; Bob Shiller Warns "I'm Definitely Concerned"

"I am definitely concerned. When was [the cyclically adjusted P/E ratio or CAPE] higher than it is now? I can tell you: 1929, 2000 and 2007;" warned Bob Shiller this week, adding that "it's likely to turn down again, just like it did the last two times."As John Hussman explains, The central thesis among investors at... (1 month and 20 days ago)

Scientists find evidence of long-term warming inside Greenland's ice sheet

In the mid-20th century, when Carl Benson was traveling Greenland gathering data he would use to write his Ph.D. thesis on the temperature, structure and composition of the hard-packed snow…Click to Continue » (1 month and 21 days ago)

Microsoft Is Blasting to $50 so Get On for the Ride Now

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- I recently focused on Microsoft's dividend bull thesis. I love Microsoft as a long-term dividend play but that's only part of my attraction to the software maker. We shouldn't, but if we discount the company's dividend and focus on capital appreciation the result remains the same -- Microsoft... (1 month and 22 days ago)

Justice in New York: Courtly love

The Mother Court: Tales of Cases that Mattered in America’s Greatest Trial Court. By James Zirin. American Bar Association; 325 pages; $29.95 and £17.99. Buy from, books have been written about America’s Supreme Court to fill a library. At first glance, the title of James Zirin’s new... (1 month and 23 days ago)

The Hidden Moral Messages In Video Games

Things get confusing when thinking about video games because the narrative content and the mechanics are rarely aligned. Still, both are transmitting lessons to players. Because they’re interactive, video games involve both traditional narrative and procedural rhetoric. Traditional rhetoric, of course, is the common... (1 month and 23 days ago)

Concert Etiquette: Get With the Program

Concert Etiquette: Get With the Program

The Venetian Theatre at Caramoor, Katonah, New York (credit: Gabe Palacio) I'd rather hear music than the person in front of me whispering. This is what I was thinking at my last concert when, plain and simply, they wouldn't shut up. Has etiquette gone out the window completely? Stop kicking the seat in front of... (1 month and 24 days ago)

'Fury' Trailer Puts Brad Pitt & Shia LaBeouf In A Tank

'Fury' Trailer Puts Brad Pitt & Shia LaBeouf In A Tank

"It will end, soon. But before it does, a lot more people have got to die." That's the basic thesis of Brad Pitt's "Fury." Set against the backdrop of World War II as it draws to a close, Pitt stars as a sergeant named Wardaddy who leads a tank crew of American soldiers into Germany. (Jon Bernthal, Michael Pena and... (1 month and 24 days ago)

The minister, his mentor and the fight against a suspect system in Serbia

BELGRADE (Reuters) - When a group of British-based Serbian academics dared to question the doctoral thesis of Serbia's interior minister this month, his PhD mentor was quick to defend him. (1 month and 26 days ago)

GameStop Is Not Blockbuster, Which Could Be Bad for Short Sellers

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Many believe GameStop is fading faster than Blockbuster Video, but company fundamentals signal that the video game store may be around longer than you think. Short sellers have beaten up on GameStop this past year, pushing its share price down nearly 30% off of its 2013 highs, while also... (2 months and 1 day ago)

BlackBerry's Turnaroud Is All About CEO John Chen -- and He's Just Getting Started

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- When I highlighted BlackBerry's improving fundamentals yesterday in "BlackBerry Financials Continue to Improve; Shorts Run for Cover," I focused on Asia-Pacific handset sales and several key numbers I found material in the company's earnings release. I didn't dedicate enough time on the man... (2 months and 1 day ago)

Get Past Your Core Beliefs and Confront the Dissonance in Your Portfolio

NEW YORK (Fabian Capital Management) -- Everyone has core beliefs that make up who they are. Whether these views have been established by life experiences or are embedded in our psychology since birth, they color the way we see the world. These core beliefs can also lead to an extreme bias that is hard to break.... (2 months and 2 days ago)

Off-Grid, Clean Energy Access Market Valued at $12 Billion

Co-authored with Vrinda Manglik, Associate Campaign Representative, International Clean Energy Access One in five people around the world, approximately 1.3 billion people, lack access to electricity. Today, the Sierra Club is releasing a new report -- Clean Energy Services For All (CES4All) -- showing that off-grid... (2 months and 3 days ago)

A Terrorist Ph.D

A Terrorist Ph.D

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, brutal head of ISIS (the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham), is not only a terrorist leader, but a poet with a Ph.D. from Baghdad's Islamic University. We have just managed to obtain a transcript of his doctoral defense of his dissertation, "On Creating an International Caliphate," and are... (2 months and 4 days ago)

So What Makes Malcolm Gladwell Such an Expert?

So What Makes Malcolm Gladwell Such an Expert?

I have to admit that I used to be a fan of Malcolm Gladwell. I read his frequent articles in The New Yorker and several of his early books. I was initially seduced by his apparent breadth of knowledge, cerebral dexterity, and inviting writing style. But the more of his work I read, the more skeptical I became and... (2 months and 4 days ago)

What The Theory Of 'Disruptive Innovation' Gets Wrong

What The Theory Of 'Disruptive Innovation' Gets Wrong

“The Innovator’s Dilemma” consists of a set of handpicked case studies, beginning with the disk-drive industry, which was the subject of Christensen’s doctoral thesis, in 1992. “Nowhere in the history of business has there been an industry like disk drives,” Christensen writes, which makes it a very odd choice for... (2 months and 5 days ago)

Three ETF Investments for Persistent Euro Weakness

NEW YORK (ETF Expert) -- One of the key themes that I presented at the start of 2014 was the notion that capital would begin shifting abroad. Attractive valuations compared to U.S. equities, ongoing stimulative measures in Europe as well as "carry trade" funding of higher-yielding assets contributed to several high... (2 months and 8 days ago)

If 2 Percent Is the New 4 Percent, Where Would the Economy Go From There? Let's Think It Uber!

If 2 Percent Is the New 4 Percent, Where Would the Economy Go From There? Let's Think It Uber!

One of the most provocative articles in the financial media relating the economy in recent weeks was a brief note by CNBC contributor Ron Insana -- one of the folks on that network who consistently knows what he is talking about -- calling attention to the determination of the major central banks to treat the threat... (2 months and 9 days ago)

Sozzi: Lululemon Gives You an Object Lesson in Investing 101

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- In the field of financial services, you have to ask yourself "why" literally around the clock. Well, that is, if you want to be successful. "Why did the company's sales plummet?" "Why did gross margins come in ahead of Wall Street expectations?" "How did the company really beat on earnings,... (2 months and 9 days ago)

Is Inequality Caused by Capitalism or Statism?

Is Inequality Caused by Capitalism or Statism?

The French economist Thomas Piketty has achieved worldwide fame by promoting a thesis that capitalism is the cause of growing economic inequality. Unfortunately, he is partially right. (2 months and 10 days ago)

Why Bancorp (TBBK) Stock Is Plummeting Today

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The Bancorp shares are down dramatically, -30.3% to $11.29, after the bank entered into a Stipulation and Consent to the Issuance of a Consent Order with the FDIC.The order became effective on June 5 and requires the bank to correct the weaknesses in its Bank Secrecy Act Compliance Program.... (2 months and 10 days ago)

Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Buy, Buy, Buy on the Selloff

Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Sometimes selloffs can be bad, but most of the time they're opportunities to buy, buy, buy, Jim Cramer told his Mad Money viewers Tuesday. When the market gives you an opportunity, you... (2 months and 11 days ago)

4 Dangers of Following Your Passion in Business and Life

4 Dangers of Following Your Passion in Business and Life

Social media aficionados are polluting news feeds with inspirational images encouraging people to follow their passions. It's like high-school guidance counselors have taken over the Internet. The thesis of these 4,283 different memes is to do whatever makes you happy in your personal and professional life. Worry... (2 months and 11 days ago)

The Simple Reason Treasury Yields Are Going Lower: Half A Trillion More Demand Than Supply

Back in April 2013, when looking at the dynamics of global treasury supply and demand (and just before the TBAC started complaining loudly about a wholesale shortage of quality collateral), we made the simple observation that between the (pre-tapering) Fed and the BOJ, there would be a massive $660 billion shortfall... (2 months and 11 days ago)

Interests, Ideology And the Climate Denial Machine

Interests, Ideology And the Climate Denial Machine

Paul Krugman has an interesting op-ed in yesterday's New York Times entitled "Interests, Ideology & Climate." In this commentary, Krugman argues that the current campaign to deny climate change is steeped more in political ideology than in industry-funded opposition. I'm a big fan of Krugman's work, and he makes... (2 months and 12 days ago)

No News Is OK News as Markets Hold Onto Record Gains

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- With a busy week of economic data behind us, U.S. markets were little changed Monday in the absence of any market-moving catalyst. For the most part, U.S. indices held onto record closing gains achieved over Friday's session. In the final hour of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was... (2 months and 12 days ago)

A Troublesome Controversy

A Troublesome Controversy

Nicholas Wade's book A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History has been out for a month, and the fuss, such as it was, seems to be dying down. As of June 6, its Amazon rank has dropped to 1300 (it did briefly hit 21), while Barnes and Noble has it at 34,695, and in The New York Times it's only at 7 in... (2 months and 12 days ago)

Red Bank Battlefield and Ann Whitall House host 'African Americans in the Revolution' exhibitevolution' exhibit

Red Bank Battlefield and Ann Whitall House host 'African Americans in the Revolution'...

NATIONAL PARK - Independence and freedom are not quite the same thing.That was the thesis of a talk delivered Sunday afternoon at Red Bank Battlefield by historian and reenactor Joe Becton. The lecture, which centered on the role of African... (2 months and 12 days ago)



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