Jon Corzine’s Optimistic Banking Forecast

Corzine: Right now, financial institutions are sort of on everybody’s trouble list. I think I will be looking for strong financial institutions that, I think, will recover with the recovering economy. There are a number of real opportunities. The one unique element of recessions in difficult times is you create value for those people who have [IB] liquidity and have the resources wherewithal to participate in the upcoming recovery. I’m an optimist. I’ve seen a number of recessions in my lifetime. I heard my parents talk about the depression. But in every stage of American history, we’ve recovered from the difficult times. And America is stronger, more wealthy and more integrated into a global economy, which I think is very, very supportive of a bright future for my children and their children as we go forward.

Gov. Jon Corzine says the global economy will eventually rebound.

LinkedIn meets Tinder in this mindful networking app

Swipe right to make the connections that could change your career.

Getty Images
Swipe right. Match. Meet over coffee or set up a call.

No, we aren't talking about Tinder. Introducing Shapr, a free app that helps people with synergistic professional goals and skill sets easily meet and collaborate.

Keep reading Show less

In a first for humankind, China successfully sprouts a seed on the Moon

China's Chang'e 4 biosphere experiment marks a first for humankind.

Image source: CNSA
Surprising Science
  • China's Chang'e 4 lunar lander touched down on the far side of the moon on January 3.
  • In addition to a lunar rover, the lander carried a biosphere experiment that contains five sets of plants and some insects.
  • The experiment is designed to test how astronauts might someday grow plants in space to sustain long-term settlements.
Keep reading Show less

A world map of Virgin Mary apparitions

She met mere mortals with and without the Vatican's approval.

Strange Maps
  • For centuries, the Virgin Mary has appeared to the faithful, requesting devotion and promising comfort.
  • These maps show the geography of Marian apparitions – the handful approved by the Vatican, and many others.
  • Historically, Europe is where most apparitions have been reported, but the U.S. is pretty fertile ground too.
Keep reading Show less

Love in a time of migrants: on rethinking arranged marriages

Arranged marriages and Western romantic practices have more in common than we might think.

Culture & Religion

In his book In Praise of Love (2009), the French communist philosopher Alain Badiou attacks the notion of 'risk-free love', which he sees written in the commercial language of dating services that promise their customers 'love, without falling in love'.

Keep reading Show less