Police say a man was killed by a wild elephant after his speeding car hit the animal near a national park in northeastern Thailand.
Central banks enable debt because they think it will generate economic growth. Sometimes it does. The problem is they create debt with little regard for how it will be used. That's how we get artificial booms and subsequent busts. We are told not to worry about absolute debt levels so long as the economy is growing in line with them. That makes sense. A country with a larger GDP can carry more debt. But that is increasingly not what is happening. read more
One of the most highly-anticipated games of the season goes down live Saturday night in primetime in as No. 1 Alabama takes on No. 3 LSU in the second half of an SEC on CBS doubleheader. If the Crimson Tide notch the big road win in Death Valley, they will reclaim the SEC West title. A win for the Tigers will give them the SEC West lead heading down the stretch run and shake up the entire college football world as Bama would be knocked from its perch in the College Football Playoff Rankings. read more
Despite an unemployment rate that has reached a 50-year low of 3.7 percent, most jobs across the U.S. don't support a middle-class or better lifestyle, leaving many Americans struggling, according to a new study. Sixty-two percent of jobs fall short of that middle-class standard when factoring in both wages and the cost of living in the metro area where the job is located, according to the study by Third Way, a think tank that advocates center-left ideas. read more