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Breast Cancer Awareness Month For Businesses: Who’s In It For The Right Reasons?

Breast Cancer Awareness Month For Businesses: Who’s In It For The Right Reasons?

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It’s easy to slap a pink ribbon on anything; regardless of the intention, doing so gets the word out about Breast Cancer Awareness. This has been an incredible month filled with pink, which ultimately has instigated talk about breast cancer, as well as donations to breast cancer research. Walk through any mall and you’ll see […]

Follow The Money: How An Ebola Outbreak Would Make A Lot Of People Filthy Rich

Follow The Money: How An Ebola Outbreak Would Make A Lot Of People Filthy Rich

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The largest Ebola outbreak in history is currently occurring in West Africa. As of October 10, this vicious disease has killed 4,033 people. There is no cure, and people are frightened that it will spread across the globe. On September 30, a Liberian national named Thomas Eric Duncan became the first individual to be diagnosed […]

How Paying For Things With Your Smartphone Will Change Retail Forever

How Paying For Things With Your Smartphone Will Change Retail Forever

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Imagine the day you walk into a retail store — let’s say Gap — and you pull out your smartphone and the layout of the store is already loaded. You know exactly what you want and navigate to the t-shirts. You grab one, satisfied, and walk up to the cashier. After scanning the t-shirt, you […]

World’s Richest Man Says The 3-Day Work Week Will Definitely Happen

World’s Richest Man Says The 3-Day Work Week Will Definitely Happen

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Mexico’s Carlos Slim is one of the richest men alive, but most people scoffed at a proposal he made a few months ago for a three-day work week. Slim is positive his vision will become a reality, however, as he told CNN on Tuesday that the world will realize the necessity of such changes. He […]

Why Isn’t Personal Finance A Mandatory Class?

Why Isn’t Personal Finance A Mandatory Class?

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There I sat, feeling intelligent. It was the very first day of my summer internship with IBM. Careful to not make any face-palm faux pas, I wore a conservative black suit and brought my own pen and pad. I exerted effort to stifle my yawns, resisted the urge to check my phone and actually paid attention […]

Why Isn’t Personal Finance A Mandatory Class?
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Why Isn’t Personal Finance A Mandatory Class?

There I sat, feeling intelligent. It was the very first day of my summer internship with IBM. Careful to not make any face-palm faux pas, I wore a conservative black suit and brought my own pen and pad. I exerted effort to stifle my yawns, resisted the urge to check my phone and actually paid attention […]
A Step Forward: The University Of Chicago Has A Plan To End Student Loans
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A Step Forward: The University Of Chicago Has A Plan To End Student Loans

The University of Chicago has announced a series of initiatives designed to diminish student loans and enroll more low-income students. According to the Huffington Post, the prestigious school announced on Wednesday, Oct. 1, the launch of the No Barriers program, which strives to create aid packages void of debt-inducing loans. The program eliminates application fees […]

Trader’s Terrible Mistake Causes $617 Billion In Stock Trades To Be Cancelled
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Trader’s Terrible Mistake Causes $617 Billion In Stock Trades To Be Cancelled

Imagine accidentally spending $617 billion in an instant. Now, imagine that everyone knows about it. On Wednesday, a Japanese trader ordered billions of dollars in over-the-counter market shares. Then, he or she cancelled it. The Japan Securities Dealers Association (JSDA) is still scrambling to understand how the erroneous orders occurred but does not think it will be […]

The ‘Faux Fur’ On Kohl’s Jackets Is Actually Coming From Real Animals
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The ‘Faux Fur’ On Kohl’s Jackets Is Actually Coming From Real Animals

Kohl’s is in hot water after a product on its website, advertised as faux fur, was found be made with real fur from raccoon dogs. The product, a men’s parka designed by label R&O, featured the fur as a decorative trim around the hood. The Humane Society purchased one of the jackets from the Kohl’s website […]

Alibaba CEO Jack Ma Says If You’re Still Poor At 35, It Is Your Fault
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Alibaba CEO Jack Ma Says If You’re Still Poor At 35, It Is Your Fault

Alibaba executive chairman and cofounder Jack Ma has provided a reality check for those wondering why they haven’t been blessed with success. The recently-crowned richest man in China wrote an op-ed claiming that if someone is still poor at 35 years old, that person has no one to blame but him or herself. Translated from […]

After Alibaba’s Record-Breaking IPO, Jack Ma Is Now The Richest Man In China
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After Alibaba’s Record-Breaking IPO, Jack Ma Is Now The Richest Man In China

The executive chairman and cofounder of Alibaba has become the richest person in China following the opening of the biggest IPO in history. According to the South China Morning Post, 50-year-old Jack Ma is estimated to be worth $25 billion thanks to a 38 percent rise in the company’s stock. Last Friday was its first […]