For Robinhood founders Baiju Bhatt and Vladimir Tenev, the 2008 financial crisis, followed by the Occupy Wall Street movement, were a source of inspiration to create Robinhood, a mobile first zero-commission stock brokerage app.
Germany, Asian countries and commodity producers have already been selling less to China because of its economic slowdown; now they could sell less because their exported goods look more expensive as the Chinese yuan goes down.
How much does your insurance company pay the pharmacy on average when you pick up a prescription? And is this a good system of drug distribution for consumers or another way of exploiting the population for profits?
Startups still remain one of the best vehicles for future progress, however it is important not to be blind to the market, technology and execution risk and to establish the most important connections between capabilities and user needs (job yet to be done.)
More than five years after the passage of Dodd-Frank the SEC finally issued rules on disclosure of CEO pay last week. This is useful information for trends in inequality. Corporate lobbyists have spent the last five years complaining that this disclosure would impose an enormous burden.
My students are left facing a quandary: if they don't spend thousands of dollars to get educated, they won't end up earning the money they need to afford a middle class lifestyle. But if they borrow the thousands of dollars for an education, they'll end up spending their careers burdened by debt.
Regulators have thus far permitted online small-business lending to flourish with minimal oversight. But several recent developments suggest that may be changing.
We hope states will move forward with implementing the new EPA standards soon. It's the best thing for small businesses and our economy.
With sites like Elance, Freelancer, and Guru, it's easy to see that many people have already turned to freelancing either to supplement their income or as a full time occupation.
Why am I terrified? Because the prospect and potential that this represents means a world without discussion and without ideas. It means a world in which we have to be careful of what we say for fear of not getting that loan, job, or education.
Hostility between Afghanistan and Pakistan has been ongoing now for about four decades, whereas hostility between Pakistan and India has been present since 1947. The proxy war between between India and Pakistan lies in Afghanistan.
Executive action on paid sick days for employees of federal contractors would be in keeping with Obama's steps to raise workplace standards for contract employees as he would like to see them raised for all American workers.
Public Citizen and allies will focus on the needed rules. We shall reload from the thesaurus with sharp words, biting sarcasm, and crushing calumny to continue our bullying ways. That is, unless Wall Street wants to give up and accept reform meant to stop its bullying of the American people.
If the Republican circus of presidential candidates manages to persuade -- by the regular repetition of inadequate and ill-informed talking points -- that the route to future U.S. economic prosperity and national security is through ever more military belligerence abroad, then we are on the way to yet more wars.
Economic data and financial-asset prices don't always paint the same picture about the health of the economy.
Donald Trump is producing an endless field day of a political season for any psychologically-inclined media looky loo. The outrage and shock waves fo...