These 9 Charts Explain The Global Economic Slowdown — And Why Central Banks Can’t Fix It

GDP growth has only two basic components: growth in productivity and growth in the workforce size. That’s it. There are two and only two ways you can grow an economy: increase the (working-age) population or productivity. There is no magic fairy dust you can sprinkle on an economy to make it […]

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Tesla Motors Production Acceleration Plan Spooks Some Investors

Some investors were reeling after Tesla Motors pulled forward its 500,000 car production forecast by 2 years, but some were sticking with the faith. “We believe it can deliver,” said investment researcher Evercore ISI. Morgan Stanley wasn’t so sure and stuck with its forecast for 2018 of 108,000 vehicles.

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Honest Company: Lawsuits Appears to Affect Purchase Consideration

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – MAY 03: Actress/Founder and Chief Creative Officer, The Honest Company Jessica Alba speaks onstage during 2016 Milken Institute Global Conference at The Beverly Hilton on May 03, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)   The Honest Company, apparently poised for an IPO, is […]

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Grads of LifeVoice: Candidate Opportunity Profile: Hillary Clinton

This is the secondin a series of three posts on the remaining presidential candidates that profiles their Opportunity Youth agendas. Six months before she was a presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton helped launch the Grads of Life campaign. “Creating more opportunities for America’s youth to enter and prosper in the economy is […]

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An $85 Billion Industry Convinces Starbucks President To Move Into Health Care

John Richards, the former president of North American Operations for the Starbucks Coffee Company, is enjoying his new role in healthcare as CEO of The Joint Corp. (NASDAQ: JYNT). With a background in people-oriented and branding services — he was the executive vice president of Four Seasons Hotels during its international expansion and CEO of the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas when it doubled its national growth — Mr. Richards specializes in “scalable concepts that define the experience.”

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In Her New Work, Cindy Sherman Confronts The Pain, Loneliness, And Strength Of An Aging Woman

Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 2016 (Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures) A soloexhibitionof Cindy Sherman’s latest photographsopened atMetro Picturesin New York last night, ending four years of speculationoverwhat the artist’s next works might look like. They did not disappoint. In 16 life-size, full-color self portraits, all produced this year, Sherman adopts the […]

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Urban to Rural, Local to Luxury: How to Spend a Long Weekend in Costa Rica

28 national parks. Five percent of the world’s biodiversity. Active volcanoes, cascading waterfalls, pristine beaches, and a heavily slung-about, impeccably evocative national phrase—”Pura Vida!”—that literally translates as “pure life” but is used to mean everything from “hello!” to “sorry I’m late!” to “wow, that endangered species of bird is pretty!” […]

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For Lawyers, Facebook Friending Your Opponent Can Lead To Trouble

Whether it’s called mining or spying, becoming an adversary’s Facebook friend to obtain detrimental information that could be used in court crosses ethical boundaries, an attorney specializing in digital discovery says. “What may be fine for other people is not fine for lawyers because we are guided by ethical rules. We […]

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The Greek Drama Isn’t Over: IMF, ECB And Government Still Fighting Over Austerity

Back when the authorities confidently proclaimed that the Greek crisis was solved, over, I pointed out that it wasn’t at all: what had been done was to kick the can own the road a bit and to wait and see what would happen. Today’s strikes, the couple days of them […]

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Dell To Rebrand As Dell Technologies After EMC Merger

At EMC World this week in Las Vegas, Michael Dell unveiled Dell Technologies, the new name of the combined Dell and EMC companies. (Photo credit: EMC) Since Dell announced its acquisition of EMC last October – the biggest business technology deal in history at over $60 billion – speculation has been […]

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