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Biden Unsure He Has the ‘Emotional Fuel’ for a Presidential Campaign Biden Unsure He Has the ‘Emotional Fuel’ for a Presidential Campaign

FILE - In this July 21, 2015, file photo, Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a roundtable discussion at the Advanced Manufacturing Center at Community College of Denver. Biden and his wife are retreating from Washington for a week in South Carolina with little on their schedule but a momentous decision to make: whether he should run for president. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File) The following is an excerpt from Tessa Berenson | August 27, 2015 | Time.com | His son died ... Read More

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Collective Punishment Collective Punishment

The following is an excerpt from Jamelle Bouie | August 18, 2015 | Slate.com | Donald Trump announced his presidential campaign with an ugly tirade against Mexican immigrants—“They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.”—that shot him to the top of the GOP polls. He’s been there ever since, despite racism, sexism, and open disrespect for combat veterans. Now, Trump is the center of gravity in the Republican race for president, and his antics affect every candidate, from mainstream picks like ... Read More

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Exclusive: Most Of Buick’s Future U.S. Cars May Come From Overseas Exclusive: Most Of Buick’s Future U.S. Cars May Come From Overseas

General Motor's Buick logo is seen above the stage during a vehicle reveal ahead of press days of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Michigan, January 11, 2015. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook The following is an excerpt from PAUL LIENERT AND BERNIE WOODALL | August 18, 2015 | reuters.com | Most Buick vehicles sold in the United States after 2016 could be imported from China and Europe, according to two sources familiar with parent General Motors Co's (GM.N) plans. Only two ... Read More

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Are You a Savvy Liquid Alts Investor? These 3 Rules Hold the Answer Are You a Savvy Liquid Alts Investor? These 3 Rules Hold the Answer

The following is an excerpt from ASHISH TIWARI AND JUSTIN BLESY | August 17, 2015 | Barrons.com | In the years since the financial crisis, liquid alternative strategies have seen extraordinary growth: Assets under management have increased fivefold (Figure 1), and the number of new funds has expanded dramatically. However, these investments are not homogeneous. And investors new to nontraditional investing often find the proliferation of liquid alternative options overwhelming. As a starting point, it may help to distinguish between different types of ... Read More

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Republican Debate Audience on Fox News Was 50% Bigger Than You’ve Heard: CNN Host Republican Debate Audience on Fox News Was 50% Bigger Than You’ve Heard: CNN Host

The following is an excerpt from Tim Rostan | August 9, 2015 | MarketWatch.com | The ratings-record-setting Republican debate last Thursday was an even bigger winner for Fox News than the most widely reported figure suggests, according to Brian Stelter, host of CNN’s “Reliable Sources.” Don’t miss: GOP debate draws more viewers than any nonsports event in cable-TV history In fact, Stelter stated on the Sunday morning program, the audience, by one measure, was 50% larger than the headline number of 24 million, ... Read More

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Buzz Aldrin’s Surprise Paperwork From Moon Mission Buzz Aldrin’s Surprise Paperwork From Moon Mission

The following is an excerpt from Alyssa Newcomb | August 4, 2015 | abcnews.go.com | Even after a trip to the moon, Buzz Aldrin still had to clear customs. The American astronaut has been sharing some of his travel documents from his 1969 moon landing mission. While some of the information on the forms is routine, other areas yield surprising insights about Aldrin's historic trip. Signing a customs form in Hawaii, Aldrin and fellow crew members Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins, claimed moon ... Read More

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Obama Cracks Birther Joke in Kenya Obama Cracks Birther Joke in Kenya

The following is an excerpt from Daniel Politi | July 26, 2015 | Slate.com | Of course he did. President Obama apparently couldn’t waste what was a golden opportunity to make a birth certificate joke during his first trip to Kenya as commander-in-chief. During a toast at a state dinner in Nairobi on Saturday night, Obama once again made it clear once again that he's eager to laugh off the whole birth-certificate conspiracy theory. "I suspect that some of my critics ... Read More

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The New Normal: Four States Grapple With Gun Violence The New Normal: Four States Grapple With Gun Violence

The following is an excerpt from Jane C. Timm | Updated 7/25/15 | msnbc.com | One of five Marines killed by a gunman at a military recruiting center in Chattanooga, Tennessee was set to be laid to rest Friday in Nashville, where he leaves behind a wife and two children. The night before, in Lafayette, Louisiana, a man entered a movie theater with a handgun, opening fire 20 minutes into a showing of “Trainwreck.” Three people are dead, including the gunman, and ... Read More

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The Heartbreaking Case For Google Photos The Heartbreaking Case For Google Photos

The following is an excerpt from Damon Beres | July 24, 2015 | Huffingtonpost.com | I take pictures of exceedingly dumb things -- my cat sniffing a bunch of kale, my drunk friend taking money out of an ATM -- and I sometimes think it's because, nine years ago, my dad's memory was shattered by a brain tumor that ultimately took his life. (It might also be because my cat looks really cute sniffing kale. But I think there's something to the ... Read More

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Amazon Is Now Worth More Than Wal-Mart Amazon Is Now Worth More Than Wal-Mart

The following is an excerpt from Tomi Kilgore | July 23, 2015 | MarketWatch.com | Amazon.com Inc.’s market valuation soared more than $40 billion in after-hours trade Thursday, to take it well above that of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. The e-commerce giant’s stock AMZN, +16.24% rocketed $80.82, or 17%, to $563.00. about an hour after the close, after the company reported a surprise second-quarter profit. With about 465.68 million shares outstanding, according to FactSet, the stock’s surge would boost Amazon’s market capitalization by ... Read More

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