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India recapitalises its state-owned banks

Pillars to be reinforced ONE of the perks of owning a bank is the ability to tap it when you need money. The Indian government, which has majority stakes in 21 lenders, is no exception. As it happens, it needs to finance a bail-out of the banks it owns, most …

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For American Express, competition will only intensify

HE IS leaving with the share price rising and the announcement, on October 18th, of earnings that were largely well received. Better still, Kenneth Chenault, American Express’s chief executive for 16 years, accomplished a feat rare in the upper reaches of American finance: to stand down without an obvious helping …

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Will corporate tax cuts boost workers’ wages?

THE president’s tax promise has always been clear: he will reduce the amount middle-earners, but not rich Americans, must pay. Yet every time Donald Trump releases a plan, analysts say it does almost the opposite. The Tax Policy Centre, a think-tank, recently filled in the blanks in the latest Republican …

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Silicon speculators

Nail-biting decisions EXCHANGE-TRADED funds (ETFs) were supposed to make investing easy. Instead of spending hours researching individual stocks and bonds or paying an expert fund manager, investors could simply buy a few ETFs. But now there are too many to choose from. BlackRock offers 346 in America alone. Some investors …

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This 15 Pound Blanket Helped Rewire My Brain

Anxiety is like an incredibly annoying little brother. It is antagonistic, frustrating, and overwhelming 90% of the time. The other 10%, you forget it exists until you’re reminded of it with a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach when you walk through your front door. Read more… Powered …

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Open Thread: Ladies, Drama, Leave It Home

It’s Jezebel’s 10th birthday party tonight (whaddup fifth grade!!!)—and yet we feel we haven’t aged a day. Tonight, pour one out for everything we’ve been through together; for our broken libidos, our declining country run by a fuzzy meat wad-in-chief, your shocking teenage past, these inspirational figures, and our… Read …

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Donald Trump Suggests Ad Campaign Will Prevent Opioid Addiction

Welcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle. Read more… Powered by WPeMatico

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io9 The 11 Scariest Movies Currently Streaming on Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime | Lifehacker Thing

io9 The 11 Scariest Movies Currently Streaming on Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime | Lifehacker Things You Can Do on the Dark Web That Aren’t Illegal | The A.V. Club Here is a blessedly thorough rebuttal to those “Everything Wrong With” videos | Jalopnik I Need Something Cheap So I Can Learn To Drive …

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Apple’s Online Store Down Ahead of iPhone X Pre-Orders

Apple has taken its online storefront down in order to prepare for the launch of the iPhone X, which will take place at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time or 3:01 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday, October 27 in the United States. In other countries, pre-order times will vary based on local …

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