Fans of China Olympic hurdler Liu Xiang sighed last week when the one-time sports hero announced his divorce from actress Ge Tian after only nine months of wedlock. Yet Liu’s woes are part of a long-term trend in China of rising divorce. The number of divorces rose by 3.9% in the [...]
On Thursday night, before playing the Angels for the first time since being abruptly traded earlier this season, Josh Hamilton slept fitfully. He got only a few hours' rest.
Mayor Eric Garcetti took office with a promise to end chronic homelessness by the end of 2016.
KEY MOMENT: Texas Rangers starter Chi Chi Gonzalez had almost worked his way out of danger. He'd given up a run in the second inning, then loaded the bases, but he had two outs and two strikes on Kole Calhoun. Then Calhoun ripped a double that scored three runs, giving the Angels an early 4-0 lead....
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban had a huge victory Friday when free-agent center DeAndre Jordan agreed to sign with his team instead of returning to the Clippers, with whom he had spent his entire-seven season professional career.
The Lakers should be used to this by now, waiting around and hoping the free agent they craved would agree to terms with them.
China’s stock markets are having a bad second half of June and beginning of July.
Apparently, or allegedly, as reported in press, Greece is now in arrears (err... default, or not or whatever) not only on IMF, but also on ECB.
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Greece provides an object lesson in how bad government can ravage an economy. Successive governments have steered the Greek economy 180º away from the direction that increases growth and productivity, stifling entrepreneurship. U.S. leaders are making similar moves to a disturbing extent.
Uber has suspended its UberPOP taxi-ordering app in France following taxi driver riots and the arrest of several executives who were accused of "illicit activity." In June France's interior minister ordered a ban on UberPOP following... Read more The post Uber Suspends UberPop Service In France Following Executive Arrests, Dangerous Riots appeared first on Business Pundit.
I guess William Cronon won’t have to worry any more about having his emails scoured by the Wisconsin GOP. From the Wisconsin State Journal: Legislative Republicans on Thursday passed sweeping changes to the state’s open records law that would dramatically curtail the kind of information available to the public about the work that public officials […]
... John Jay, our first chief justice, wrote a gripping account of how his paternal grandfather, a French Protestant, returned home to La Rochelle from a trading voyage abroad to find his parents, siblings, and neighbors gone. Their houses were occupied by soldiers, their church destroyed, their savings confiscated. Show More Summary
" The Children's Story " by James Clavell.
(Reuters) - Newly appointed Credit Suisse AG Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam, in an interview with the Financial Times, promised a "ruthlessly selective" review of the Swiss bank's businesses, amid expectations that the incoming CEO would cut staff by about 15 percent from its investment banking arm. Show More Summary
In the first, second, third, fourth and fifth parts of this 1997 “lost tapes” interview series with late Cream bassist Jack Bruce, we discussed his Scottish roots, Sunshine Of Your Love, drugs, Cream’s breakup, David Letterman, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, White Room and Jimi Hendrix, among other [...]
This is worse than a blown 19-point lead. This is a blown season.
Radical ideas get passed around at the O Tseligkas cafe as easily as the plates of ruby-red tomatoes and wine-dark olives. White-haired leftists and tattooed rabble-rousers - sometimes one and the same - plot revolution, a better world or both as they sip ouzo and roll cheap cigarettes.
There is at least one legal way to get your euros out of Greece these days, to guard against the prospect that they might be devalued into drachmas: convert them into bitcoin. As Reuters reports, although absolute figures are hard to...Show More Summary
ABC's 'Astronaut Wives Club' Episode 3 holds steady in ratings, rises in playback, focuses on Rene Carpenter's bid for individuality and independence in gender-defining era.