Here’s Why the Stock Market Is Dropping — and What You Should Do About It Now

On Wednesday the Dow fell more than 800 points, followed by another drop of 200 points on Thursday morning. Even though the Dow had mostly recovered those morning losses by midday, the stock market, which seemed to be humming along with the rest of the U.S. economy, may look wobbly. …

Instagram copies Snapchat's QR codes with new 'nametag' feature

Instagram wants to make it easier to find and follow people you know and it’s — surprise, surprise — turning to a feature originally made popular by Snapchat. The app is adding a new “nametag” feature, which is essentially the Instagram version of Snapchat’s Snap Codes. The feature is rolling …

These Stores Have the Best Black Friday Deals This Year, According to a New Survey

A personal finance site surveyed almost 7,000 deals to rank the stores with the biggest discounts on Black Friday. Black Friday 2018 is November 23—and fan-favorite retailers such as Williams Sonoma, Amazon, Target, Walmart, IKEA, and Sephora (plus many, many more) are already showcasing their Black Friday deals. With so …

Pokémon Go earnings pass $2 billion as it introduces its first new Pokémon

Pokémon Go has just reached two big milestones. The mobile AR game has now earned $2 billion, according to Apptopia, a third-party provider of app data. The location-based game has also introduced a new Pokémon for the first time, the mythical Meltan. Pokémon Go became a phenomenon during its launch in the …

This Checking Account Pays Higher Interest Than the Best Savings Accounts

Storing a chunk of cash in your checking account generally means you’re missing out on higher interest rates offered for savings accounts. But that personal finance tenet doesn’t hold true 100% of the time. As part of MONEY’s annual Best Banks ranking, our team scanned account terms provided by partner …

This City Has the Greatest Income Inequality in the U.S.

Atlanta now takes the crown as the city with the greatest income disparity in America, surpassing Miami after a two-year reign in the top spot, according to a Bloomberg analysis. Bloomberg ranked large cities — those with populations of at least 250,000 — based on the Gini coefficient as calculated …

Cambridge continues to attract science and technology firms

A new report claims that Cambridgeshire continues to attract science and technology companies despite the current Brexit uncertainty. The analysis (registration required) from Bidwells of the Cambridge office and laboratory market claims that 0.6 million sq ft of new space will be complete during the first half of 2019. This is the …

Apple CEO Tim Cook Wakes Up Every Day at 4 a.m. Here’s the First Thing He Does

It helps to get up before dawn if you run the world’s most valuable company. Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed in an interview with Axios’s Ina Fried and Mike Allen that he gets up before 4 a.m. on a daily basis. But what he does next might surprise you — …

Which Sears Stores Are Closing? Here’s the Full List as Sears Files for Bankruptcy

The long-predicted Sears bankruptcy is finally here. On Monday, Sears Holdings announced it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in an attempt to restructure the company and save the troubled retailer from oblivion. Shoppers can expect more Sears store closures, as well as liquidation sales, in brick-and-mortar locations around the …

Fewer than half of UK managers would recommend their workplace to others

Under half (47 percent) of British managers ‘completely agree’ that they would recommend their workplace to others, lagging behind other countries, such as Austria (66 percent), Finland (53 percent), Switzerland (53 percent), and France (51 percent). This is according to a Cornerstone OnDemand and IDC survey of over 1,900 European …

What we have wrong about why some companies are more successful than others

  New research published in the Strategic Management Journal suggests a firm’s competitive advantage can last more than three times as long as previously believed. INSEAD Assistant Professor of Strategy Phebo Wibbens found that companies with “higher-order” resources can greatly outlast their competitors. Traditionally, strategy experts have focused on a firm’s …

Getting back to environmental basics in the Anthropocene era

A new word has recently entered the public discourse on the environment. It describes the current epoch of geological time as the period in which humans have had an impact on the world’s climate, geology and ecosystems. Although yet to be formally recognised by the mainstream scientific community, it has …

This Woman Got an Allergy Test and Came Away With a $48,329 Doctor’s Bill. Here’s What Went Wrong

Janet Winston had a rash that wouldn’t go away. The English professor from Eureka, Calif., always had been sensitive to ingredients in skin creams and cosmetics. This time, however, the antifungal cream she was prescribed to treat her persistent rash seemed to make things worse. Was she allergic to that, …

London remains preferred destination for global corporate real estate investors

London is still the world’s top destination for investment in commercial real estate despite ongoing uncertainty about Brexit, well above both Manhattan and Paris, the next two biggest markets, new research claims. Around£16.2 billion was invested in central London’s commercial offices in 2018 compared with £14.3 billion in Manhattan, £12.1 …

Cold noses and warm design; a review of the Stockholm Furniture Fair

The scene was set when, on the final approach to Stockholm, the Captain announced that the city was ‘enjoying’ heavy snow and a temperature of minus 15 degrees C. Can the fair organisers be persuaded to move future events to balmy June? Probably not. But of course, everything works perfectly …

Celebrities Are Leading a Campaign to Buy School Supplies for Teachers. Here’s How You Can Help

A social media shoutout to teachers who have to pay out of pocket to buy school supplies has morphed into a viral campaign that’s the best feel-good story of the season. Ed Droste, frontman for the Brooklyn indie rock band Grizzly Bear, launched a 10-day giveaway via Instagram at the …

Target’s Black Friday 2018 Deals Just Went Live, With Huge Discounts on TVs, PlayStations, and Instant Pots

If you’ve been waiting to find out Target’s best Black Friday 2018 deals, get ready to shop: We scoped out the retailer’s giant Black Friday ad and have highlighted Target’s best deals on TVs, video games, headphones, and more below. When does Target open on Black Friday? Most Target stores …

Employee experience of the workplace does not match employer rhetoric, claims report

A new report (registration needed), based on a survey of UK employers and employees, claims to reveal a significant and increasing gap between employees’ experience of being employed and what employers believe this experience to be. Barnett Waddingham’s four research papers claims that while the majority of employers (61 percent) believe the …

Report into the glass cliff claims women still need to break the glass ceiling

Given the latest U turn regarding Brexit, with beleaguered British Prime Minister Theresa May announcing the cancellation of a commons vote on the agreement, a new report into the so called “glass cliff” appointment of women is pretty timely.  The term “glass cliff” was coined by researchers Ryan and Haslam …

All the Major Retailers That Say They’ll Have to Raise Prices Because of New Tariffs on China

New tariffs on Chinese imports will raise the prices of items you buy every day, according to warnings from major retailers like Walmart and Target. The Trump administration imposed 10% tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports this week, and the tax on Chinese goods could rise to 25% at …

Workers do not take week and a half of holiday allowance each year

The dreary January weather can prompt many workers to dream of sunnier climates and start booking their holidays for the year. However, a new survey by consultancy Lee Hecht Harrison Penna claims that UK workers are not using up all of their holiday allowance. By the end of last year, …

Kingdom Hearts: The Story So Far can bring PS4 gamers up to speed before Kingdom Hearts III

Square Enix is releasing a new compilation of Kingdom Hearts action-role-playing games for the PlayStation 4 on October 30. The video game publisher is calling it The Story So Far, and it will include the already released I.5, II.5, and II.8 collections. As the name implies, this can help get people caught …

A dramatic 'Creed II' trailer is here to get you all up in your feelings

Look, there was no way Adonis Creed was ever going to stop boxing. That’s literally what the first Creed was about. But the stakes are only getting higher in Creed II, as Adonis faces the son of the man who killed his father – all while Adonis prepares to become …

The flexible solution to workplace loneliness

For years, the word ‘office’ would doubtless conjure images of the traditional individual cubicle. However, times have changed, and where the cubicle once ruled the roost, a flexible working revolution is already disrupting the office market and reshaping the world of work. Technology has powered a rise in remote working, …

How microscopes are opening a door into an invisible universe brimming with life — Genius Moments

When magnified, our mundane everyday world attains a sense of magic. And it also adds a bit of perspective about our own place in the universe. Meet Dr. Elizabeth Haynes and Jiaye “Henry” He.  Their tiny zebrafish video just won first prize in the annual Nikon Small World in Motion …