This is what your dad wants for Father’s Day (and it may surprise you)

MW-EP054_baseba_20160610101912_ZH.jpg

Source: Market Watch Personal FinanceDon’t buy your dad socks this Father’s Day. Chances are, he has enough pairs already.Americans are spending a record amount on Father’s Day gifts in 2017, a survey from the trade association National Retail Federation (NRF) found, hitting a 15-year high of $14.3 billion. Some 77% of Americans celebrate Father’s Day, the study found, and the a … [Read more...]

These students got into Harvard — till their acceptance letters were revoked

MW-FN739_harvar_20170605114902_ZH.jpg

Source: Market Watch Personal FinanceMany high-school students can only dream of getting into an Ivy League college. These students got in — to Harvard, no less — but then acted in a way that caused the school to revoke their acceptance letters. At least 10 would-be incoming freshmen at Harvard University’s undergraduate entity, Harvard College, had their admissions rescinded in … [Read more...]

What the end of the oil era means for you

MW-FN369_wr_pea_20170528114645_ZH.jpg

Source: Market Watch Personal Finance The world’s largest oil companies are girding for the biggest shift in energy consumption since the Industrial Revolution: After decades of growth, global demand for oil is poised to peak and fall in the coming years. New technologies that improve fuel efficiency are starting to push down the amount of gasoline and diesel that’s needed for t … [Read more...]

‘Boss Bitch’ author Nicole Lapin’s best money advice

MW-FN379_grow_n_20170528161455_ZH.jpg

Source: Market Watch Personal Finance Consult Urban Dictionary, and you’ll learn that a “boss bitch” is “a successful, independent woman who knows what she wants…stands up for what she believes in…and will not stop until she’s satisfied.” Given the definition, “Boss Bitch” is a fitting title for Nicole Lapin’s new book. At 33, Lapin’s resume already includes anchor positions at … [Read more...]

Liberal arts majors are a dying breed

MW-EK757_BigBan_20160420144915_MG.jpg

Source: Market Watch Personal FinanceEnglish majors are becoming an increasingly rare commodity.The share of new bachelor’s degrees awarded in the humanities dropped below 12% in 2015 for the first time since 1987, according to an analysis released Monday by Humanities Indicators, a project of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences which tracks data on the state of h … [Read more...]

Asian markets slip as investors turn cautious

MW-FN781_japan0_20170605230927_ZH.jpg

Source: Market Watch Personal FinanceEquity markets across Asia were lower early Tuesday, tracking overnight declines in the U.S., as cautious investors looked ahead to elections in the U.K. and a European Central Bank meeting.Investors are also looking for any fallout from former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey’s public testimony about alleged Russian i … [Read more...]

Apple bets that you’ll adopt these 3 tech habits

MW-FN777_timcoo_20170605194008_ZH.jpg

Source: Market Watch Personal FinanceApple Inc. did not invent the smartphone, the personal computer, nor the tablet, but it did help cement mass consumer adoption of that hardware and made billions of dollars because of it. With Monday’s announcements at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple is hoping to take a host of other niche technologies to mainstream a … [Read more...]

NSA report says Russians targeted U.S. voting infrastructure; alleged leaker arrested

MW-EX214_nsa_fo_20161005153603_ZH.jpg

Source: Market Watch Personal FinanceRussian military hackers targeted a voting software company and more than 100 U.S. local election officials in a massive cyberattack days before the presidential election, according to a secret National Security Agency report.The classified document, which was published by The Intercept on Monday, describes in detail how Russian hackers … [Read more...]