Daily Column – 2nd February 2022

NFL and each of its 32 teams are being sued by former head coach Brian Flores, who claims that they discriminated against Black coaches when hiring them. New York Giants, Denver Broncos, and the Dolphins, which recently fired Flores after two straight winning seasons, are named in the lawsuit, which is being filed as a … Read more

Daily Column – 1st February 2022

A lot of big game companies tried to get the best console money can’t buy because there aren’t enough of them to go around. The most recent news: Sony plans to buy Bungie, the company that made Halo and Destiny, for $3.6 billion. Besides the fact that Bungie is known for making high-quality games, the … Read more

Daily Column – 31st January 2022

But not on Spotify, I’m sorry to say. Spotify took a number of steps yesterday to try to calm the growing storm after Young and other artists took their music off the site because Spotify was spreading false information about Covid-19. It’s adding a label to any podcast episode that talks about Covid-19 and giving … Read more

Daily Column – 29th January 2022

At 6:39am on Friday, the heavily used Fern Hollow Bridge in Pittsburgh’s East End collapsed with five cars and a bus on it. Ten people were hurt. When President Biden arrived in Pittsburgh hours after the splinter, he was going to be there to talk about the $1.2 trillion infrastructure package that he recently signed … Read more

Daily Column – 28th January 2022

It looks like the glory days of meme stocks are over. Same goes for the trading app that propelled them to fame. When Robinhood reported a bigger loss than expected and said that it expected to make less money in the first quarter than it did last year, the stock fell about 12% after-hours Thursday. … Read more

Daily Column – 26th January 2022

One year ago, the shares of a struggling video game store called GameStop rose by 90%, and then another 60% in the afternoon. One week later, the start of “meme stock mania,” when people bought stocks that had been written off or shorted by professionals. There were a lot of people who thought that the … Read more

Daily Column – 25th January 2022

Money. The results of a study published yesterday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences were very important. They show that direct payments to low-income families appear to have a big impact on the brain development of newborns. In this sentence, we’ll say: Scientists went to hundreds of low-income mothers who had recently … Read more