Welcome to Black Friday. The day when otherwise normal people morph into bargain-hunting warriors. Their safari starts at the crack of dawn if they didn’t begin after their Thanksgiving dinner. Malls become jungles where competitiveness worthy of the Serengeti is unleashed. For merchants, it can be an exercise in survival of the fittest, each competing for the next
As Thanksgiving rolls around, Americans can loosen their belts a notch, not just in anticipation of the feast, but also because of a slight dip in the cost of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. According to the American Farm Bureau Federation's 38th annual survey, hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for 10 will set you back $61.17, averaging a mere $6.12 per guest. This is a 4.5
A few days ago, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Neel Kashkari, was interviewed by Bloomberg radio, and I happened to be listening. In the interview, he referenced a dark matter metaphor used by John Williams, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Atlas searched for the speech or interview in which Mr.
The line "been down so long it looks like up to me" is often associated with the world of traditional blues music. Themes of hardship, suffering, and resilience are common, and the line offers a potential glimmer of hope. Despite some effort, Atlas was unable to find an exact origin of this phrase. The term did, however, become more widely known through Richard Fari&
Breakup songs that make their way into pop culture have a way of staying relevant by transcending time and touching the hearts of generations. Who can listen to Etta James sing “I’d Rather Go Blind” and not feel the pain of losing the one you love? Who can resist singing along with the Righteous Brothers whe
American cuisine is complicated. The nation doesn’t exactly have a uniform palette. Instead we have regional differences. Take marinades for instance. In the Northeast, a common marinade is made with apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, mustard, garlic, and herbs. In the South, a traditional marinade is made with buttermilk, hot sauce, garlic, and onion powder.
Interest rates are crucial to economic activity. They impact the costs and therefore the incentives of financing the three pillars of the American economy: consumption, investment, and government spending. Borrowing is done over various durations, from short to long. Costs of loans are typically found on a menu known as a yield curve.