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TV ads inspire retail stock investing, shows study

Stock trading volumes in the United States have soared over the last year and much of it seems to be driven by retail investors. With...

Should you sell your palm print to Amazon?

Amazon is offering $10 in store credit to anyone who hands over their palm prints for use at the company's register-free brick and mortar...

Why condos caught on in America?

The tragic collapse of Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida, on June 24, 2021, made millions of Americans focus for the first time on...

Who you bargain against can impact your home price

When putting a house on the market, who has the edge when it comes to selling for a profit? Chances are—unless you're a full-time real...

How to predict a stock market bubble in real-time

A new method for identifying financial bubbles could help policymakers avert catastrophes like the burst of the 2007 housing bubble in the US. It...

What executives are really saying when they dodge questions

Equity analysts and business reporters who cover corporate earnings calls are all too familiar with executives’ indirect answers to direct questions. Execs may go off-topic...

When insurance companies haggle over Medicaid costs, patients pay the price

When physicians and insurers haggle over reimbursement payments, health care providers lose revenue due to extra administrative burdens—an issue that is particularly acute with...

What is a suborbital flight?

“Suborbital” is a term you’ll be hearing a lot as Sir Richard Branson flies aboard Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity winged spaceship and Jeff Bezos...

Banning certain left turns can unclog traffic jams, shows study

When traffic is clogged at a downtown intersection, there may be a way to reduce some of the congestion: Eliminate a few left turns. According...

Films made for Netflix look more like TV shows — here’s the technical reason...

The history of cinema as an art parallels its history as a technology. Ever wondered why the colour in The Wizard of Oz is so...