• November 28, 2022

It’s An Omnichannel Holiday: Online Stays Strong As Shoppers Return To Stores

Americans embraced in-person shopping this Black Friday weekend, returning to stores and malls in big numbers. But early results for the weekend showed that consumers’ love affair with online shopping remains …

Holiday Inflation Watch: Thanksgiving Travel & Menus Took A Hit

The holiday inflation watch continues. This time, it’s Thanksgiving and plenty of consumers are feeling ungrateful for inflation as it slashed travel plans and slimmed down portions this year. In the …

First Legal Cannabis Retail Licenses Hit New York’s Massive Market

A mere 20 years after this article’s cover photo was taken, New York State is about to welcome its first-ever legal cannabis retail dispensaries. In November, New York’s Office of Cannabis …

Why The Tech Titans’ Stocks Will Triumph Up Ahead

Tech, once the overlord of the stock market, has had a rough 2022. The information technology sector of the S&P 500 is down 17.4%, versus negative 13.3% for the index. The …

Why Corporate Purpose And AI Ethics Must Be A Leadership And Risk Management Priority (Blog 5 Of 5)

This blog series has been exploring the meaning of corporate purpose and looking at the importance of AI Ethical frameworks, and evolving audit practices to improve risk management practices, and advance …

A Retiree’s Financial Checklist To Prepare For A Recession

The “R” word is in the air and making people nervous. A “recession” is technically when GDP falls for two successive quarters, which happened as of last week. While politicians and …

Ask Larry: Can My Wife Get Half Of My Social Security Retirement Benefit Rate?

Today’s Social Security column addresses questions about spousal benefits after taking early retirement benefits, who will and who won’t get the 5.9% COLA and when survivor’s benefits can be available. Larry …

Keychron Q5 Is The Heaviest Gasket-Mounted 1800 Keyboard For The Mac

Have you ever been typing and wondered to yourself “what would I do if a zombie came bursting in right now?” Even if you haven’t, the new Keychron Q5, with its …

AIs That Create: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

A very important part of recent AI technology development is the ” creator ” class of AIs. Generally rooted in an algorithmic technology known as Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) and related …

Bureau Of Prisons Director Carvajal Leaves Behind A Tainted Legacy Void Of Accountability

There are few things that can unite Republicans and Democrats except for their mutual disdain of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). The U.S. Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations held a …

Loss Ballooned At China Tavern Chain Helens Amid Lockdowns

Helens International Holdings, the operator of China’s largest chain of bars at the time it went public in Hong Kong last September, said on Friday evening its loss in the first …

E.T And Jaws To Be Released In IMAX And 3D For The First Time

In news you might have missed, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, and, apparently, the 47th anniversary of Jaws, Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment has announced that two …

Why Corporate Purpose And AI Ethics Must be A Leadership And Risk Management Priority (Blog 4 Of 5)

This blog series has been exploring the meaning of corporate purpose and looking at the importance of AI Ethical frameworks, and evolving audit practices internally and externally to improve risk management …