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The American Institute for Economic Research, also known as AIER, is an economic research institute located in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1933 by the 20th century economist Edward C. Harwood with the intention of protecting individual rights and continues to produce quality content on subjects of policy, philosophy and economic science.
 
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Let’s just get this out of the way: for the past several years, I’ve contributed the “Best Gifts for Frequent Travelers” segment to TechCrunch’s annual gift guide. I love it. It was easily my favorite gift guide to write, and it was an audience favorite, as well. But I am no longer a frequent traveler. […]…
 
Dija, a new U.K. based startup founded by senior former Deliveroo employees, is closing in on $20 million funding, TechCrunch has learned. According to multiple sources, the round, which has yet to close, is being led by Blossom Capital, the early stage venture capital firm founded by ex-Index and LocalGlobe VC Ophelia Brown. It’s not […]…
 
With three vaccine makers saying that their COVID-19 vaccines are at least 90% effective, the U.S. government is gearing up plans to distribute the shots across the country. In a Nov. 24 briefing, members of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)—which oversees the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Ad…
 
Months into the COVID-19 pandemic, with cases and hospitalizations surging across the country, health care workers are getting burned out mentally and physically. Sarah Flanagan, a Florida nurse who routinely treats COVID-19 patients, decided to cut back her hours and to switch to working part-time after feeling disheartened by the spread of false …
 
Good morning from Fast Company. Here's our daily look into what’s driving today’s creative business leaders. In the United States and other developed countries, the pandemic has driven a large proportion of the workforce to work from home, and in the aftermath of the crisis, the number of people who permanently work remotely is likely to triple or …
 
Optimism over the imminent deployment of a COVID-19 vaccine propelled the Dow Jones Industrial Average above 30,000 for the first time ever on Tuesday, extending a breathtaking rally that’s carried stocks deep into a bull market. Encouraging developments in the fight against the coronavirus have sent markets on a tear, even as the coronavirus crisi…
 
A mysterious metal monolith discovered by the Utah Department of Public Safety in one of the most remote parts of the state is inviting speculation over who placed it there. The bizarre object was spotted deep in red rock country by a helicopter crew surveying bighorn sheep in the area on Nov. 18. Upon investigating, crew members found a three-side…
 
A tool that relies on video cameras and machine learning can identify mice that have mutations in a top autism gene by their behaviors. It also detects how a widely used autism drug affects their movements.The post ‘MoSeq’ identifies drug-specific behaviors in autism mouse model appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News.…
 
Good morning. It's Wednesday, November 25th. I’m Mary Hildebrandt, and here are the day's Top 5 stories from the Miami Herald, presented by Simply Healthcare. First, the weather: It's a good day to get outside. The forecast calls for a sunny and breezy day, with a high of around 80, dipping to the low 70s tonight. Our top story: Ready to hop on a t…
 
These are the top stories the Cheat Sheet team is watching right now: Rudy Giuliani and Pennsylvania GOPers plan ‘hearing’ on election ‘issues,’ with Trump expected to attend, California approved $140 Million in unemployment benefits for 20,000 prisoners, including death row murderers, Zuckerberg flipped secret switch favoring credible news outlets…
 
Good morning. It's Wednesday, November 25th. I’m Mary Hildebrandt, and here are the top stories from the Dallas Morning News. Expect plenty of sunshine today with a high of 67. Tonight will be clear with a low of 44. Our top story is: Battered and bruised, the Dallas-Fort Worth hotel industry is preparing for holidays and a winter travel season unl…
 
Finally. It only took almost three weeks, but the Biden-Harris transition has officially begun. On Monday, the General Services Administration gave the green light for the Biden-Harris team to transition from political campaign to government administration, allowing the team to receive government resources like office space, but also classified bri…
 
Challenger bank N26 is adding a third subscription product called N26 Smart. N26 Smart is designed to be a mid-tier subscription plan with advanced banking features but without a travel insurance package. In Europe, in addition to the free plan, N26 already provides two subscription tiers called N26 You and N26 Metal. N26 You costs […]…
 
These are the top stories the Cheat Sheet team is watching right now: Joe Biden finally—and officially—grabs Pennsylvania, actor Randy Quaid appears to be the remnants of President Trump’s dwindling support system, Michigan canvassers reportedly receive threats over their jobs in the election, Sweden is struggling with the coronavirus—and herd immu…
 
It’s Tuesday, November 24th. I’m Kyle Sauerhoefer, and here’s your local news from The Los Angeles Times. Today will be mostly sunny, with a high of 67 and a low tonight of 50. Our top story: President-elect Joe Biden named Alejandro Mayorkas (a-leh- HAN-dro ma-YOR-kas) as his Homeland Security secretary yesterday. The move could make the Cuban Ame…
 
Included in this episode:1. Biden’s Transition Gets a Federal OK as Trump Runs Out of Options 2. A Single COVID-19 Test Result Can’t Guarantee a Safe Thanksgiving 3. Why Does the AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine’s Efficacy Vary So Much? Here’s What We Know 4. As Michigan Certifies Biden’s Win, Trump’s Path to Overturn the Election Rapidly Narrows 5. Co…
 
WASHINGTON — The federal government recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election, formally starting the transition of power after President Donald Trump spent weeks testing the boundaries of American democracy. He relented after suffering yet more legal and procedural defeats in his seemingly futile effort to…
 
Faced with his electoral loss being certified in Michigan and another legal defeat in his effort to toss out millions of Pennsylvania ballots, President Donald Trump allowed the General Services Administration to begin President-elect Joe Biden’s transition process. And David Dinkins, New York’s only Black mayor, has died at the age of 93. Click he…
 
Over the past few days, my social media feeds have been jam-packed with pictures and videos of COVID-19 testing lines that stretch multiple blocks. Some people report waiting hours for their turn, while others say they’re being turned away before ever getting the chance. It’s not just here in the New York metro area, either—similar delays are being…
 
Its long fruitful relationship with Apple may be sunsetting soon, but Intel’s still got a fairly massive footprint in the PC market. There’s never a good time to get complacent, though (a lesson the company learned the hard way on the mobile front). This week the chip giant is debuting its own laptop, the NUC […]…
 
Several years ago Serenade co-founder Matt Wiethoff was a developer at Quora when he was diagnosed with a severe repetitive stress injury to his hand and couldn’t code. He and co-founder Tommy MacWilliam decided to use AI to create a tool that let him speak the code instead and Serenade was born. Today, the company […]…
 
AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine is up to 90% effective, the company said Monday in a press release, making it the third pharmaceutical firm to report promising vaccine news, following Pfizer and Moderna. AstraZeneca, which partnered with University of Oxford researchers to develop its two-dose vaccine, reported efficacy from two different dosing reg…
 
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