Dow Hits 25,000, Intel Flounders After Revealing Vulnerability to Hackers

  • HIGH PRICE TAG: Why do U.S. citizens pay so much more for health care than people in other countries? asks The New York TimesIt's all about the price tag, not the amount of care we receive, the report shows. 
  • DOW 25,000: Some say it's a silly benchmark, others take it as a sign that investors are overzealous and we're in for an economic downturn. Regardless of opinion, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, a benchmark for the U.S. stock market, hit $25,000 this week, the Wall Street Journal reports. 
  • TECH TROUBLE: Investors sold off massive amounts of Intel stock this week after the tech company revealed that the chips it makes are vulnerable to hackers, CNBC reports. 
  • DOUBLE TROUBLE: Capital One customers were double charged for some transactions this week, CNBC reports. Make sure you check your bank account to see if you were affected. 
  • MIND THE GAP: Iceland has made it illegal to pay women less than men, theWashington Post reports. 
  • WEARING ARMOR: This New York Times piece on dressing to appear believable after being sexually harassed (and taking action against the perpetrator) is incredible.  
  • POOR CHOICE: Why do we always blame the poor? asks Zero Day Finance.
  • HEDGING AGAINST ASSAULT: Here's how one hedge fund dealt with a sexual harassment scandal, as told by Institutional Investor.

- Alicia McElhaney / She Spends Issue #35