BMW cars had a big reveal ahead of the 2014 Los Angeles auto show. BMW's new X5 M and X6 M performance SUVs are finally here, bringing even more power, extra gears, and a host of other technological updates with them.
Starbucks said it will offer a delivery option on its mobile app in select areas of the US starting next year. Starbucks previously said it plans to let customers across the country place orders ahead of time on their smartphone by next year, an option intended to get people in and out of stores quicker.
Mortgage rates for a 30-year fixed rate loan fell to 4.08 percent since last week, the lowest in nearly a year and a half. In addition to falling mortgage rates, the the purchase application volume decreased 1 percent and the refinance application volume increased 11 percent over the same period.
The Federal Reserve announced the end of its landmark quantitative easing program Wednesday, and investors found the Fed's overall policy statement more hawkish than expected. Here are the highlights of today's Federal Reserve policy statement.
Taxes, spending, and deficits thus appear to be back to “normal.” If anything, fiscal policy in 2014 was slightly tighter than the average of the past four decades. But should we use the past 40 years as a benchmark for normal budget policy?
Private university endowments are now around $550 billion, centered in a handful of prestigious institutions. Public universities, by contrast, have little or no endowment income. They get almost all their funding from state governments, and those subsidies have been shrinking.
The US government is poised to release regulations that allow fish farmed in the open ocean to be labeled 'organic.' But farming fish at sea can never meet the high bar of integrity that is integral to all organic systems of production.