Category: Economy

Beyond Voice Recognition: It’s The Age Of Intelligent Systems

Beyond Voice Recognition: It’s The Age Of Intelligent Systems

Vlad Sejnoha For many people, 2012 was the year when it became “normal” to use your voice to control your phone, car, computer and even your TV. This happened thanks to some remarkable advances...

British Brand Lyonheart Proves There Is Something Wrong With The Car Industry

British Brand Lyonheart Proves There Is Something Wrong With The Car Industry

Lyonheart K Coupe The Lyonheart K Coupe Lyonheart’s design philosophy is to use only genuine materials – leather, veneer, polished stainless steel, brushed aluminium and chrome. There’s something wrong with the auto industry, and...

187,000 Lb. of Marijuana Annually? Legal Pot Business to Bloom in Washington

187,000 Lb. of Marijuana Annually? Legal Pot Business to Bloom in Washington

Voters in Colorado and Washington recently approved the legalization of marijuana for recreational — not “medical” — purposes. But this hardly means that the business of growing and dispensing of pot will be all...

U.S. Economy Adds 155,000 Jobs in December; Can We Expect a Better Labor Market in 2013?

U.S. Economy Adds 155,000 Jobs in December; Can We Expect a Better Labor Market in 2013?

With the Labor Department’s announcement today that the U.S. economy added 155,000 jobs in December and that the unemployment rate held steady at 7.8%, one comes to a depressing realization: the average monthly job...

America’s Other Energy Revolution And Why It Matters

America’s Other Energy Revolution And Why It Matters

If you believe in the benefits of energy innovation, support national security or consider climate change to be a non-negligible threat to our planet, you need to stop listening to Al Gore and start...

Fashion Mogul Tory Burch Settles With Her Ex (And Gets A Third Billionaire Investor)

Fashion Mogul Tory Burch Settles With Her Ex (And Gets A Third Billionaire Investor)

  Tory Burch. Credit: Patrick Demarchelier. Photo courtesy of Tory Burch. You heard it here first: 2013 will be the year of Tory Burch. On January 1st, the fashion mogul’s company made two big...

Fiscal Cliff Tax Deal: What Does It Mean for Small Business?

Fiscal Cliff Tax Deal: What Does It Mean for Small Business?

  Money and Tax Return (Photo credit: 401(K) 2012) For small and medium sized business owners there is good news and bad news in the deal to avoid the fiscal cliff.  In addition, the...

Fiscal Cliff: With Crisis Averted For Now, Investors Can Briefly Rejoice

Fiscal Cliff: With Crisis Averted For Now, Investors Can Briefly Rejoice

  The House of Representatives late yesterday evening approved the fiscal cliff deal already passed in the Senate, meaning President Obama will soon sign the legislation into law. “Everybody worked very hard on this,”...

Senate bill stops many tax hikes, but leaves big issues pending

Senate bill stops many tax hikes, but leaves big issues pending

The fiscal cliff compromise passed by the Senate in the early morning hours Tuesday would mute much but not all of the negative economic impact of going over the cliff. Most prominently, it would...

Stocks brace for fiscal cliff reckoning

Stocks brace for fiscal cliff reckoning

Can the stock market shake off yet another punt by Congress? It just might. For weeks, many have worried that no resolution to the fiscal cliff would lead to the kind of brutal sell-off...