Heartbleed Bug

There has been a lot of recent news coverage regarding the Heartbleed Bug. The Heartbleed Bug is a weakness for certain versions of OpenSSL, which is a common technology used to provide secure and encrypted communication over the Internet. This bug has affected a significant number of websites, including widely used sites like Google and Yahoo. Wh...
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Why you should buy a lottery ticket.

I recently read a study that examines behavioral links between the lottery and the stock market. Notably, the authors discover that when Lotto jackpots are high, individual investor trading activity decreases among stocks with lottery like characteristics (small company stocks with high past returns, high past turnover and high return volatility, e...
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Government Shutdown – Disaster or Opportunity?

The federal government is currently in the midst of one of three hurdles it will face in the coming months.  As in recent years, politicians have been unable to craft a budget deal and this time it has resulted in a shut-down of non-essential activities. As bad as that may sound, we’ve been here before, and with some regularity from the 1970s ...
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