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Connecticut school named for teacher who died in Sandy Hook massacre

Nearly three years after a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a new school in Stratford, Conn., has been named after a teacher who died trying to protect her first-grade students.

On art, Metro flare-ups and John Fante's cactus

Colorado native Ryan Gattis' new novel, "All Involved," unfolds during the 1992 Los Angeles riots. The California section's Jason Song sat with Gattis over a plate of mole at Rocio's in Bell Gardens, grilling him about his research into gang life, his work with the arts collective United Group...

American Pharoah might be retired after stunning loss in Travers

The brilliant career of American Pharoah, who briefly returned his sport to national attention as the first Triple Crown champion in 37 years, may have reached an inglorious end.

Berkshire Hathaway Takes $4.48 Billion Stake In Phillips 66

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has revealed a $4.48 billion stake in oil refiner Phillips 66  The 57.98 million-share, or roughly 10.8 percent, stake was revealed in a Friday night filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Berkshire owned a much larger stake in the company but sold two-thirds of its investment in February 2014. Show More Summary

An Actually-Chic Fashion Brand With Burning Man Origins

The brand may have originated at Burning Man, but the clothes are at home on a New York runway.

weekend open house: 1920s Spanish Hacienda in Beverly Glen Asking $1.25 Million

Open House: Sunday, Aug 30 between 2 PM - 5 PM 1820 North Beverly Gln, Beverly Crest Price: $1,249,000 Beds, Baths: 3 BR, 3 BA Floor Area: 1,886 sq. ft. Per the...

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Bloomberg: On Second Thought, China Slowdown Will Hit Global-Growth Outlook. China’s deepening struggles are starting to make a bigger dent in the global economic outlook. Moody’s Investors Service on Friday cut its 2016 growth forecast...Show More Summary

Market turmoil; the consequences

AUGUST does seem to specialise in episodes of market turmoil, whether one looks back to 2007 (when the subprime crisis really started to bite) or 2011 when the eurozone debt crisis seemed to spread to Spain and Italy. The fact that so many traders and investors are on holiday must make a difference. Show More Summary

Ayn Rand & Murray Rothbard: Diverse Champions Of Liberty

Submitted by Tibor R. Machan via, Differences and Similarities No one should attempt to treat Ayn Rand and Murray N. Rothbard as uncomplicated and rather similar defenders of the free society although they have more in common than many believe. Show More Summary

San Diego museum to unveil replica of explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo's ship

When explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo and his flagship San Salvador pulled into San Diego Bay on Sept. 28, 1542, he was not just trying to impress the locals with the grace of his three-masted galleon.

With Travers Loss, Retirement Looms For Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah

At the Graveyard of Champions, American Pharoah is defeated in the Travers Stakes. Did he race for the last time?

Citigroup Chief Economist Thinks Only "Helicopter Money" Can Save The World Now

Having recently explained (in great detail) why QE4 (and 5, 6 & 7) were inevitable (despite the protestations of all central planners, except for perhaps Kocharlakota - who never met an economy he didn't want to throw free money at),...Show More Summary

Minecraft creator has existential meltdown on Twitter, then gets stung by Jellyfish

We’ve seen Twitter freakouts before, but this is one for the books. The creator of Minecraft, Markus Persson, took to Twitter early Saturday with all sorts of torments and searching questions about his current life, and his former life as the creator and owner of one of the most important games in history, the Lego-like block-building […]

The next iPhone: The new features we expect to see September 9

Apple is expected to announce its next iPhones at a press event in San Francisco September 9th. The rumors of what the new phones will look like and act like have been flying for months, and VentureBeat’s own sources have given us some reliable insights on the devices. The new phones — likely called the iPhone […]

How Ballet Can Make You A Better Leader

Or: Leadership Traits I Learned At The Barre Many years ago I remember reading an article in, I think, the New York Times, which told the story of a group of professional football players who took a ballet class thinking it would be easy, and came away surprised at how difficult [...]

Guns, Drugs, & Booze: The Bipartisan Support For Prohibition

Submitted by Andrew Syrios via The Mises Institute, It’s been noticed more than a few times that there aren’t many substantive differences between the Republicans and Democrats. While this is true in many ways for the parties themselves, the Left and Right certainly differ on a range of issues from welfare to abortion to gay rights. Show More Summary

A shoe company that was once widely scorned has executed an incredible turnaround

Just a few years ago, Skechers was a company in crisis. The shoe brand was forced to pay a $40 million settlement after the FTC ruled it exaggerated the health benefits of its Kim Kardashian-endorsed Shape up shoes. The brand was known...Show More Summary

Wall Street banks have changed the way Silicon Valley's top startups raise money (GS, MS, trow, fb)

The way hot new start-ups raise venture capital is changing. And some traditional VC investors don't like it one bit. Late-stage venture investing is now in the words of one West Coast VC “m uch more like an IPO than a VC round.” He’s...Show More Summary

The 26 most luxurious spas around the world

Everyone deserves a little pampering now and then. We rounded up some of the best spas around the world, from Switzerland to Barbados. Many of the treatments at these spas incorporate ancient methods and aim to improve guests' mental...Show More Summary

MEXICO'S OPIUM BOOM: 'The cartels have a pretty good handle on the appetite in the US'

Cartels are well aware that America loves its opioids. According to the Centers for Disease Control, heroin use has increased for men and women of all age groups and across all income levels in the US. Between 2007 and 2013, the number...Show More Summary

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