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Baseball clubs look to improve title chances with trades

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Hundreds of front-office executives, managers, coaches and scouts will descend upon San Diego this week for Major League Baseball's annual winter meetings, all with the singular purpose of molding their teams into World Series contenders.

In what world do the Dodgers actually trade Matt Kemp?

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The hits just keep coming. I mean, the rumors. Anyway, let’s hope they’re only the stuff of silly speculation. Hits are very much needed.

Recommended Reading: One World Trade 'Outmoded'; Design for Car Dealerships

Welcome to Curbed's weekly roundup of architecture, real estate, and urban planning-related feature stories. Please be in touch if you have a story to recommend. 1. "It's not so bad," says one anonymous architect quoted in critic Michael Kimmelman's review...

Revival of the WTO and the Global Economy Requires All-In Global Leadership

From NAM’s Linda Dempsey in Geneva, Switzerland The breakthroughs last month on two key World Trade Organization negotiations gave newRead the Rest...

The Dutch blackface holiday tradition has no place in the 21st century

Two years ago, I was a freelance reporter on the island of Curacao, a former Dutch colony and a territory once key to the European slave trade in the New World. Within a few months, I began making friends, picking up some Dutch and Papiamento (the local, Creolized language) and absorbing a bit of the culture. […]

12 Ways to Wear a Chic, Cozy Cape This Winter

3 weeks agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Temperatures may be right around the freezing mark in the Northeast — but this week, style bloggers around the world traded in their coats for cozy capes. (A reference, perhaps, to Solange's wedding cape?) In Hamburg, Leonie paired a zig-zag printed cloak with thigh-high boots for an evening look. In London, Eunice stayed... More »

It's Not a Free Trade Deal and Michael Froman Wants to Take Food Choices Away from Individuals

It looks like individual choice is not supposed to get in the way of corporate profits in the world of Michael Froman and U.S. trade policy. In a Washington Post article on the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Pact (TTIP), U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman is quoted as saying: "We’re not trying to force anybody to eat anything... Show More Summary

U.S.-Bangladesh Trade and Investment

On my recent trip through Asia, I was thrilled to visit Bangladesh, whose economic development has impressed the world.  I underscored the U.S.

I Trained Rats to Trade, and Win, on Wall Street

Rattraders is an experiment in which I trained lab rats to trade in the foreign-exchange and commodity-futures markets. With the help of these rodents, I managed to outperform some of the world's leading human fund managers. My motivation...Show More Summary

How to Choose the Perfect Business Tiara

This morning, The New York Times revealed a trade secret that many of us in the business world already know: Tiaras are the best accessories for a day at the office. This may be shocking to some, but those of us who've gotten ahead in the past year know that ornate headwear is a major reason why it happened. Show More Summary

Australia Has Two Of The Most Expensive Buildings Ever Built

Buildings are expensive but they’re nowhere near as expensive as incompetence, as we learned this week thanks to new revelations about the $US4 billion price tag of the World Trade Center transit hub. In the process, we uncovered a list of the most expensive structures ever built — and some of them might surprise you. More »      

What in the world are the Braves doing?

The Braves are in win-now mode, apparently, despite trading away Jason Heyward and looking to deal Justin Upton. When the Braves traded Jason Heyward, it was nearly impossible to guess what their next steps would be. I wrote about three...Show More Summary

The 9 Most Expensive Buildings Ever Aren't What You'd Expect

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Buildings are expensive, but they're nowhere near as expensive as incompetence. Yesterday we looked at new revelations about the $4 billion price tag of the World Trade Center transit hub, and in the process, uncovered a list of the most expensive structures ever built. Some of them might surprise you. Read more...

David Price Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz, Speculation on Tigers Star

The Detroit Tigers acquired David Price at the trade deadline but the ace wasn't enough to help them reach their ultimate goal of a World Series. Now the front office may be looking to move the left-hander with free agency looming after...Show More Summary

Exclusive: Swiss Firm Trafigura Helped Iraqi Kurds Defy Baghdad To Sell Oil - Sources

By Dmitry Zhdannikov and David Sheppard LONDON (Reuters) - Trafigura, one of the world's biggest commodities trading firms, played a pivotal role in helping Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region export oil, which the Iraqi government considered illegal, three sources familiar with the trades said. Show More Summary

U.S. appeal at WTO gives Congress time to fix COOL - AgMinute for December 3, 2014

The U.S. has filed an appeal of the World Trade Organization's second ruling against its country-of-origin meat-labeling regulation, which will give Congress time to amend or repeal the rule in the coming months. Click here for the full story

Shitshows: Though some restaurant critics are content...

Though some restaurant critics are content to blame architect Santiago Calatrava and call it a day, the more inquisitive-minded among you may still be wondering how in the hell the World Trade Center Transportation Hub ended up setting the city...

The New WTC Train Station Will Probably Cost More Than the Skyscraper

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

4 billion dollars. It's almost twice as much as it cost to develop the most expensive plane in history. It's more than the cost of the new World Trade Center, the tallest building in North America. It's also the projected cost of NYC's newest train station. Read more...

According to a new report, One World Trade Center is not only sort of the tallest building in the We

According to a new report, One World Trade Center is not only sort of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, it's also the most expensive skyscraper in the entire world. I can't think of a better symbol for the city's resilience in the face of hardship than spending a shit ton of money. Read more...

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