God-fearing countries are among the least wealthy—with one notable exception

God-fearing countries are among the least wealthy—with one notable exception
The tie between religion and economic prosperity is not a new discovery. But whether changes in religious belief precede economic growth, or economic growth foreshadows a more secular society is, however, up for debate. German sociologist and economist Max Weber argued that the introduction of Protestantism and Calvinism gave rise to the capitalist spirit in his 1905 book, “The Protestant... Read More

Chase and Southwest have a new travel credit card, but is it a good deal?

Chase and Southwest have a new travel credit card, but is it a good deal?
Frequent flyers on Southwest LUV, -0.65%   now have a new option when paying for their flights. Chase JPM, +1.26%  and Southwest Airlines on Thursday announced a new credit card, the Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority Credit Card. This comes in addition to the Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus card and the Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier card. Related: Americans paid over $100... Read More

The New York Post: Trump dubs himself ‘your favorite president’ in tweet about Michael Cohen tape

The New York Post: Trump dubs himself ‘your favorite president’ in tweet about Michael Cohen tape
Insisting that “your favorite President did nothing wrong,” Donald Trump harangued his own former lawyer and excoriated Robert Mueller’s investigators in a Saturday morning tweet. “Inconceivable that the government would break into a lawyer’s office (early in the morning) — almost unheard of,” he posted at 8:10 a.m. “Even more inconceivable that a lawyer would tape a client — totally... Read More

In One Chart: Jamie Dimon was best-paid bank CEO last year — wait till you see who came in fourth

In One Chart: Jamie Dimon was best-paid bank CEO last year — wait till you see who came in fourth
JPMorgan Chase Co.’s JPM, +1.26% chief executive, Jamie Dimon, was the highest-paid CEO in the U.S. banking sector last year, snagging a tidy $28.3 million in total compensation, up 3.9% from the previous year, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. Bank of America Corp. BAC, +1.55% CEO Brian Moynihan came in second place with total compensation of $21.3 million, according... Read More

The New York Post: ‘Stand your ground’ law to protect Florida parking-lot shooter from prosecution

The New York Post: ‘Stand your ground’ law to protect Florida parking-lot shooter from prosecution
Markeis McGlockton retreats to a Clearwater, Fla., convenience store apparently after having been shot by a man whom he had shoved to the ground after an argument over a parking spot between the shooter and the victim’s girlfriend. An argument over a handicapped parking spot at a convenience store in Florida led to a fatal shooting, and the man who... Read More

The New York Post: Most of music business’s top money makers in 2017 had been at it for decades

The New York Post: Most of music business’s top money makers in 2017 had been at it for decades
Rock ’n’ rollers may be getting older — but still shelling out big bucks for their favorite acts. In fact, of America’s 50 top-earning musical artists last year, 29 are considered “heritage artists.” That’s Billboard’s term for acts who have released a minimum of 10 albums or been active for at least 20 years. The trade mag, which released its... Read More