Core eurozone inflation falls to low, stoking fears of deflation – FT
The yield of a big Irish bond maturing in 2025 has slid from a peak of 12.33 per cent in 2011 to just 3.77 per cent on Tuesday while the benchmark 10-year bond yield fell to a low of 3.34 per cent – comfortably lower than comparable debt yields for Italy and Spain, which avoided full sovereign bailouts, and not far from the benchmark borrowing costs of the UK and Norway.
Strong demand for Ireland’s post bailout bond issue – FT
Millennials Hate the Suburbs
“An oft-referenced 2011 survey by real estate firm Robert Charles Lesser & Co. found that 77 percent of millennials said the plan to live in an ‘urban core.'”
One of Gallagher’s finer points in the book is her assertion that millennials hate the suburbs. Logically, this argument makes a lot of sense. Many millennials were raised in the suburbs and dealt with the typical grind of suburban life – endless driving, a lack of locally accessible entertainment, and considerable social isolation. After a childhood (and often years of post college graduate life) in the suburbs, millennials have craved change. Several companies like Gogo, Google (GOOG), and Mike’s Hard Lemonade have moved to city centers, hoping to locate close to young talent.
What The End Of The Suburbs Means For Investors – Seeking Alpha
That’s not to say that the gadgets I saw weren’t cool. Schwinn’s bike CycleNav “Smart Bike” Navigator was a departure for the longstanding American company. WakaWaka‘s solar-powered gadgets were novel. And Clear View Audio’s “invisible” audio speaker certainly left an impression. On the whole, though, nothing on display promised to change the course of the industry.
The buzz this year is centered on the “wearables”
market, which encompasses connected watches, digital health monitoring devices, and similar “smart” items. (Look, there’s the Wall Street Journal‘s Joanna Stern with a Bluetooth toothbrush!) But this budding market is rather disjointed and fairly undefined — what is a smartwatch, exactly, and what is one supposed to do with it? — and it’s unclear how this year will be any different. For years, Sony (SNE) and other electronics manufacturers have offered such devices, but none of them took hold with consumers.
At CES, in search of the next big thing – CNN Money
The Hottest New Tech Gear at CES 2014- Bloomberg