Your iPhone might cost less than your expensive coffee habit

Compared to your daily cup of coffee, your iPhone might seem like a big investment. Buying a cappuccino at Starbucks, for example, will run you about $3. That seems like nothing compared to the $699 starting price for the iPhone 8, or the iPhone X’s $999 price tag. Unless, that is, you break the cost […]

‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ wins a bland weekend at the box office

The domestic box office is feeling a little hungover from the last two week’s monster take from Warner Bros./New Line Cinema’s horror “It.” This week, audiences had a diverse selection of titles in wide release to choose from: “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” “The Lego Ninjango Movie,” and the horror “Friend Request.” Though the “Kingsman” sequel […]

Why Martin Shkreli’s view on corporate profits is misguided

University of Chicago Booth School of Business professor Luigi Zingales and Business Insider executive editor Sara Silverstein discuss comments made by imprisoned former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli. Zingales says that while the pursuit of peak profits has become the corporate mantra, that isn’t a hard-and-fast rule. He views Shkreli’s assertion that profit maximization is the […]

Long before he became the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin was a KGB spy — take a look at his early career

• Russian President Vladimir Putin was recruited as a KGB agent after graduating from university. • He served as an agent in East Germany for five years. • Putin’s experience as a KGB operative may have helped to mold his worldview. The Cold War is long finished, but Russian intelligence has been all over the […]