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Greeks Head For Exits

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.16.2012 | Business

Thing One: Greeks Walk, Don't Run, From Banks: It's not exactly a panic or a full-blown bank run yet, but it looks like Greece is starting to speed-wa...

Regulators Forgive JPMorgan Trade

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.15.2012 | Business

Thing One: Regulators Inaction: Feckless U.S. financial-markets regulators are a lot like the referees in professional wrestling: They're only there f...

Dimon Agonistes

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.14.2012 | Business

Thing One: Dimon Agonistes: Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad. Or bankers. Or both. JPMorgan Chase and its CEO Jamie Dimon are incr...

Fail Whale

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.11.2012 | Business

Thing One: Fail Whale: Jamie Dimon, scourge of financial regulators, overnight become God's gift to financial regulators. The JPMorgan CEO has been...

Hellenic Handbasket

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.10.2012 | Business

Americans need two and a half hours of moderate exercise each week and need to know seven and a half things about the world of business each day. Here...

Bad Day In The Boardroom

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.09.2012 | Business

There are 4000 holes in Blackburn, Lancashire, but only seven and a half things you need to know each day. Here they are: Thing One: Defenestration...

Groundhog Day In Greece

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.08.2012 | Business

Not everybody can get a perfect 800 on the math portion of their SAT the way 12-year-old Joshua Yoon did, but everybody needs to know seven and a half...

Austerity, Rejected

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.07.2012 | Business

The average person blinks 16 times a minute, but only needs to know seven and a half things each day. Here they are: Thing One: Plus Ca Change: If ...

The $100 Billion Company

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.04.2012 | Business

Thing One: Faceboook Fabulous: Disney, UPS, McDonald's, Bank of America, Caterpillar, Kraft Foods: In two weeks, Facebook will probably be worth more ...

Scream If You Have Money

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.03.2012 | Business

The guy who invented the physics engine behind Angry Birds got only one thing, an Angry Birds sweatshirt. You get seven and a half things every day. H...

Everything's Fine Again

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.02.2012 | Business

Roughly one in seven people thinks the world is ending soon, but until then they'll need to know seven and a half things each day. Here they are: T...

Unfit To Lead

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.01.2012 | Business

The ark I'm building in the back yard will be 300 cubits by 80 cubits by 40 cubits. What's a cubit? I don't know. But I do know seven and a half thing...

Big Banks Throw A Tantrum

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.30.2012 | Business

You probably don't need to know your Klout number, but you probably do need to know these seven and a half things: Thing One: Big, Bad Banks: As a ...

Bidding Wars Are Back

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.27.2012 | Business

Because your cards and letters demanded it, there's finally a video game that teaches you everything you need to know about Jay-Z's life. For the time...

China's Debt Crisis

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.26.2012 | Business

Playing Tetris can possibly help reduce flashbacks and PTSD, while knowing seven and a half things each day can only help you look like a smartypants....

Big Box, Big Problems

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.25.2012 | Business

There are at least a hundred billion galaxies in the universe, but only seven and a half things you need to know today. Here they are: Thing One: W...

Mexican Vexation

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.23.2012 | Business

A Japanese TV reporter ordered a Burger King burger with 1050 strips of bacon on it (and apparently ate about half of it). Seven and a half is a more ...

Occupy This

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.18.2012 | Business

The age of Jamie Moyer when he became the oldest player to ever win a major league baseball game is 49 years and 150 days, while the number of things ...

Buffett Didn't Go Far Enough

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.17.2012 | Business

Scientists still aren't sure if they accidentally found evidence of life on Mars 36 years ago, but they are sure you need to know seven and a half thi...

Confederacy Of Dunces

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.16.2012 | Business

Four hundred miles without a word until you smile, four hundred miles on fields of fire. Less confusingly, there are only seven and a half things you ...

Too Big To Succeed

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.13.2012 | Business

North Korea's failed missile launch is expected to generate more than one million male sexual-performance jokes, but there are only seven and one half...

Why Is This Man Smiling?

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.12.2012 | Business

The betting odds are 4-to-1 that Facebook will buy Foursquare next, but the odds are even better that you will need to know these seven and a half thi...

Subprime Credit Comeback

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.11.2012 | Business

Ozzie Guillen wishes he'd known that people in Miami are not exactly giant fans of Fidel Castro. Here are the seven and a half things you need to know...

Most Hated Man In America

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.10.2012 | Business

Two things you don't really need to know are that Axl Rose and Lana Del Ray are now a thing that is happening, as are Kim and Kanye. There are still s...

Companies Feel Your Pain, Sort Of

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.09.2012 | Business

Though you cannot roll each one of them up and smoke them, you still need to know seven and a half things each day, and here they are: Thing One: S...