Lambuth University in Jackson, Tenn., has just 400 undergraduates and has been plagued by financial and regulatory issues for years. In April, the college announced that it would close June 30th.
As global markets go through another week of selling and anxiousness, a new record was set yesterday: the Chinese yuan – that much maligned, politically charged national currency – hit a record high against the U.S. dollar.
In the past few weeks, with a growing number of bad economic reports – including last month’s disappointing jobs number - there has been increasing talk of the possibility of a so-called double-dip recession. That’s when the economy slips back into a recession while still trying to recover from the last one. Indeed, Ben Bernanke’s talk …
Wednesday evening? That’s the theory being passed around anyway. And that’s tonight — so get shopping.
How to find under-appreciated bargains in the midst of the latest hype over high-tech companies.
When was consumerism, in the modern sense, born? Researchers say it was at least a century before the Industrial Revolution brought cheap, mass-produced goods to the world. Hoarding, and the popularity of storage units, came a bit later.
Eric Bahn, founder of the social network Beat the GMAT, worked his day job until he was ready to take his business full-time. By the end of his fourth year, he was making twice as much from his start-up.
Business Insider recently ran a piece by Tony Schwartz, author of Be Excellent at Anything, on how “the need to feel valued at work is as important as the need for food.” Well, kind of.
Apple is still listing the iPhone 4 for $199, but at least for a limited time, Walmart stores are selling the 16GB iPhone 4 (in black or white varieties) for just $147. The special price, offered through June 30, is available only in Walmart’s brick-and-mortar locations (not online), and a two-year contract from AT&T or Verizon is required.
Daily deals site LivingSocial is launching an Instant Deals program today in Manhattan in a big way: More than 100 midtown restaurants are offering $5, $15, even $50 worth of food and drink for just $1. Our Q&A with LivingSocial CEO Tim O’Shaughnessy has all the details.
The food crisis rages on. Though prices overall are a bit off their record highs reached earlier this year – the much-watched global food price index calculated by the Food & Agriculture Organisation dipped slightly in May – they are still way above the level a year ago. And with new fears of bad weather creating bad harvests, the …