You would be amazed to see the over 65 folks participating in a triathlon, doing the race with hordes of people much younger. A 71 year old has “carpe diem” (seize the day) emblazoned on the back of his shorts. A 73 year old woman takes first in her age group and she’s the only one there. It’s a day of inspiration.
There is no doubt that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are an immensely promising segment of the world’s growing economies. However, firms in this segment consistently rate access to finance as the top barrier to growth. Neither small enough to tap into the microfinance sector nor big enough to graduate […]
It’s summertime and that means millions of Americans will soon be cramming in the minivan for family vacation. But Congress may soon be raising the cost of those trips by raising the federal gas tax. Why? The highway trust fund that finances our national highway system is running out of money. […]
Apple has quietly made a change that will prove both unpopular and expensive…
Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone vendor led by billionaire Lei Jun that’s soared into the ranks of the world’s largest suppliers in the past few years, sold 34.7 million smartphones in the first half of 2015, an increase of 33% from a year earlier, the company said in a statement today. The figure […]
Last week may have been Suits’ first episode of season five, but this week was its season premiere.
(Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images) The iPhone continues to sell like hot cakes — 74.5 million units in the second quarter of 2015 — but the Apple Watch appears to be far away from catching up. Pacific Crest Securities analyst Andy Hargreaves said on Wednesday that he’s trimming his estimates for Apple Watch sales. […]
On Meet The Press, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal touted his state’s “eight different credit upgrades” and “our highest credit ratings in decades.” Yet, he neglected to mention that his state’s credit profile has earned a negative outlook from Moody’s Investors Service, the nation’s top-ranked credit rating agency, which means the […]
It’s hard to cover news in Taiwan and pretend the past year has been like any other. In July 2014, a TransAsia airline crash killed 48 people, and half a year later the same airline lost another plane and 43 died. Also a year ago this month, underground gas lines […]