Global debt hits all-time high of $184,000,000,000,000

The world’s debt currently exceeds $ 86,000 per person on average, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The US, China, and Japan are the top three global borrowers, accounting for more than half of the global debt. The IMF has calculated that their share of debt exceeds that of output. It stated that the […]

Why Are Fatal Hit-and-run Accidents At an All-time High?

Roadway fatalities have been on the decline relative to population since the 1970s. However, the safest year on record since car ownership became commonplace was actually 2014. Deaths spiked in the following two years, with a very modest decline in 2017. While some of the increase can be attributed to more people driving more miles […]

India’s rupee hits an all-time low as the Turkish lira crisis spills over to other currencies

Thomson Reuters The Indian rupee briefly fell to an all-time low of 70.1 per US dollar in Tuesday trade. Indonesia’s currency also fell to a multi-year low as government ministers discussed strategies to prop up the currency. JP Morgan’s emerging markets foreign exchange index is on track for its biggest monthly fall in six years. […]

Amazon just hit an all-time high as it inches towards becoming a $1 trillion company (AMZN)

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Amazon could follow Apple in hitting a $ 1 trillion valuation.  Shares hit an all-time high on Thursday and many on Wall Street say it’s poised to hit the milestone. Follow Amazon’s stock price in real-time here.  Shares of Amazon climbed 0.8% on Thursday, hitting an all-time high of $ 1,899.96, as […]

Turkish lira plummets to all-time low as US sanctions begin to bite

Investors are dumping Turkey’s national currency, the lira, after Washington imposed sanctions relating to the trial of an American pastor accused of backing terrorism. The lira hit an all-time low of 5.11 versus the dollar on Friday after the US sanctioned two of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ministers who played a key role in detaining […]

iOS App Store’s all-time top game made $4 billion to top app’s $1 billion

Just ahead of the iOS App Store’s 10th anniversary this month, application market research firm App Annie has released a revealing look at the all-time top apps and games, plus the developers behind them. The lists suggest that while big U.S. companies with global footprints led the App Store in downloads for its first decade, […]

Ratings: Oscars Eye All-Time Low After Fourth Straight Year of Decline

The Oscars continue to be less golden. ABC’s broadcast of the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday night drew a 18.9 rating in metered market results, down 15 percent versus last year’s ceremony to mark a fourth straight year of decline. That 18.9 overnight rating, which covers the primetime hours (and thus not the final stretch of […]

My all-time favorite reading app gives me access to unlimited books and audiobooks for $9 a month

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Scribd Scribd is a reading app that lets subscribers access hundreds of thousands of audiobooks, e-books, magazines, sheet music, and more for $ 8.99/month. They moved to a […]

Ratings: Ryan Seacrest's Rockin' Eve Hits All-Time Highs, Fox's Steve Harvey a Big Improvement Over Pitbull

ABC’s Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest on Sunday night drew 15.7 million total viewers and a 5.0 demo rating during the 10 o’clock hour, surging 35 and 30 percent from last year to mark the program’s best numbers in that time slot since debuting (with a Seacrestified title) in 2000. […]