Gongol.com Archives: 2015 Weekly Archives

Brian Gongol

October 3, 2015

Business and Finance Investment money is flowing away from emerging markets
And that's the first time that's happened in a quarter of a century

Business and Finance Carl Icahn foresees bad things ahead for the markets
Uncertainty persists, but catastrophe? That's a bit tough to swallow.

Business and Finance Credit scores and your love life
Couples with high credit scores tend to stay together. People tend to get romantically involved with partners of similar scores.

Business and Finance ConAgra is leaving Omaha to save $300 million a year
Or so they estimate. But those estimates, like any promises of savings from "synergy", are almost always well off the mark. And it's going to cost them $345 million to leave.

Science and Technology Iowa State University career fair shows just how much demand exists for engineering majors

October 2, 2015

Business and Finance The long road to a more secure credit card

Science and Technology Tesla officially enters the SUV market

News Chicago cops break rules to save a young life

Business and Finance A look at one of America's most economically-disadvantaged places

Health Medicine as a science still has a lot to learn
But at least there's plenty of evidence that they're trying

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October 1, 2015

Science and Technology Flowing water on Mars, you say?

Business and Finance German publishers buy Business Insider
For a company valuation well over $300 million, that sure looks like a triumph for digital-first/digital-only publishing

Broadcasting Founder of Cumulus Radio booted from CEO suite

Iowa I-80/I-380 interchange project will cost $270 million
And it will take five years -- if all goes according to plan. But it's a much-needed development.

Iowa An unusual door-to-door sales pitch: Library cards

September 30, 2015

Threats and Hazards There are two terrible forces destroying lives in Syria
Both ISIS/ISIL/QSIL/Daesh and the Assad government are purveyors of death

Computers and the Internet Apple claims 13 million new iPhones sold on opening weekend

Computers and the Internet You cannot escape Facebook ads

Computers and the Internet Google claims "How to" searches on YouTube are growing by 70% per year
Fun fact: Not everything is best explained with a video

Business and Finance There just aren't many options left for central banks
God save us if there's a major economic contraction

September 29, 2015

The United States of America Speaker Boehner is stepping down

Science and Technology Is Apple really going through with its silly plan to build cars?

Business and Finance Profits of Chinese industrial companies fall by almost 10% year-over-year

Business and Finance US personal savings rate: 4.6%

Computers and the Internet German Chancellor Angela Merkel pokes Mark Zuckerberg over hate posts on Facebook

September 28, 2015

Computers and the Internet FTC investigating anti-competitive behavior by Google in the Android market

Computers and the Internet Pebble rolls out "Pebble Time Round" for $250
A new entry in the smartwatch market

Threats and Hazards Hundreds killed in Mecca stampede

Broadcasting How radio has gone video

Threats and Hazards Chinese copycat behavior is so bad, it even includes the F-35