Tag archive for ‘Berkeley’
Lily Bethlehem On Monday, January 26th, 2015

Psychologists Conclude Silicon Valley Filled With Toxic, Self-Absorbed Rich People

Sometimes people rely on their powers of observation and evaluating their social interactions, while others need an official study to prove what they already sensed was true: extreme wealth makes people self-absorbed, More...

Jewish Business News On Sunday, January 18th, 2015

Three nearly Earth-size planets found orbiting nearby star

  NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, despite being hobbled by the loss of critical guidance systems, has discovered a star with three planets only slightly larger than Earth. The outermost planet More...

Professor Barry Eichengreen On Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Berkeley Economics and Political Science Prof. Barry Eichengreen: Don’t Bet on a Stronger Dollar

Economic pundits, almost without exception, are predicting a stronger dollar in 2015 – an expectation that is leading investors to place some very large bets. But that market strategy could turn out to More...

Vered Weiss On Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Judge: Jim Chanos Did Not Slander Steve Wynn

Casino owner Steve Wynn might not have liked what hedge fund manager Jim Chanos said about him at an invitation-only event in Berkeley, California, but a judge has ruled that Chanos is not guilty of slander, More...

Jewish Business News On Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Report: Birds Sense Severe Storms, Escape Tornado Outbreaks

Golden-winged warblers apparently knew in advance that a storm that would spawn 84 confirmed tornadoes and kill at least 35 people last spring was coming, according to a report in the Cell Press journal Current More...

Vered Weiss On Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Jann Wenner Refusing to Fire Editors over Virginia Rape Fiasco

Jann Wenner, founder and publisher of Rolling Stone, has rebuffed a resignation letter from Deputy Managing Editor Sean Woods over a misreported gang rape at the University of Virginia. Rolling Stone was More...

Professor Barry Eichengreen On Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Berkeley Economics and Political Science Prof. Barry Eichengreen: Putting Deflation First

– The European Central Bank is moving, hesitantly but ineluctably, toward quantitative easing. The threat of deflation – and the ineffectiveness of its previous measures – leaves it no choice. More...

Jewish Business News On Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

UC Berkeley Study: Wealth, Power, or Lack Thereof Cause Mental Disorders

Donald Trump’s ego may be the size of his financial empire, but that doesn’t mean he’s the picture of mental health. The same can be said about the self-esteem of people who are living from More...

Professor Barry Eichengreen On Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Berkeley Economics and Political Science Prof. Barry Eichengreen and Domenico Lombardi: Ukraine’s Debt Dilemma

– Insecurity is haunting Ukraine – and not just geopolitical insecurity, but economic insecurity as well. Output is in freefall. The country’s external deficit is exploding, and borrowing costs More...

Lilach Weissman On Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Big Green Donor Nat Simons Commutes on Gas Guzzling Yacht: Report

Nat Simons, a major contributor to the Democratic Party and environmental causes, commutes to work on a gas guzzling yacht. While donating substantial sums to groups like the Sierra Club raising awareness More...

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