ISIS The rise of hyper-connectivity has aided the rise of religious extremists. The huge rise in global instability, keeping everyone awake at night, is characterized by senior military and diplomatic officials as the “most high-risk and unpredictable environment in their working lives.” It’s all being driven by the hyper-connectivity revolution in communication, which can mean […]

REUTERS/Jason Alden/pool Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England, attends a monetary policy committee (MPC) briefing on his first day at the central bank’s headquarters in London July 1, 2013. Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England, is considering announcing his resignation before the end of the year, according to multiple […]

Shutterstock/Tupungato Play on slot machines at Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport. Having a long layover while waiting for your next flight at the airport is often an unpleasant experience, but some airports are adding a variety of entertainment features to make your wait as enjoyable as possible.  These airports have everything from IMAX movie theaters […]

The UK showed its strength in Q3, with data out last week that showed the economy grew 0.5% quarter-on-quarter, much greater than the 0.3% analysts expected. That’s 2.3% growth year-on-year. Not bad. Not bad at all. Naturally, the government and its Greek chorus of pro-Brexit talking heads hailed this as yet more evidence that leaving the EU will not […]

HSBC has opened a special office near the Tate Modern, in the same building as rock and roll magazine NME, to entice trendy developers to work for the bank, according to the bank’s CEO. Stuart Gulliver told a conference in London on Friday: “There’s a cultural issue from a large incumbent organisation. Therefore we’ve lifted […]

Sarah Jacobs Michael and Caroline Ventura in their store Calliope Entrepreneurial power couple Michael and Caroline Ventura know better than almost anyone how to be a successful business partner with your significant other. The two run multiple businesses from a 19th-century, three-story building in Manhattan’s West Village, including their joint ventures: Calliope (a home goods store that also offers […]

Hollis Johnson The week, Consumer Reports announced the results of its 2017 Annual Reliability Survey. Once again, Lexus and its mass-market sibling Toyota topped the list as the most reliable brands in the America. The list includes cars ranging from luxury sedans to economy hybrids to rugged off-roaders.  “Based on our 2016 Annual Auto Survey, these models are […]

Siswowidodo/Antara Foto/Reuters A wooden boat is seen stranded on the dry cracked riverbed of the Dawuhan Dam during drought season in Madiun, Indonesia’s East Java province, October 5, 2015. Investors in Brevan Howard, one of the hedge fund industry’s biggest names, are asking for their money back. Brevan Howard Asset Management has received redemption requests […]