Wall Street moneymen loot companies and destroy jobs, but need to see themselves as liberators. The press lets them
Denver police officer, Shawn Miller, has compiled over 40 complaints of excessive force and has cost the city at least $1 million in legal settlements. However, he has received little to no discipline or correction from his bosses, until Friday, Reuters is reporting. Show More Summary
Via the Wall Street Journal: Guinness has decided to resume sponsorship of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Fifth Avenue after dropping out last year, sparking criticism from gay activists who want a broad boycott because of what they call the organizers’ discriminatory policies. Show More Summary
Investors are hoping Wall Street bounces back after finishing the week on a down note. Also, more than 1,000 companies will be represented at what's billed as the largest event for the mobile telecommunications industry, the Mobile World Congress, which opens in Barcelona. Marlie Hall reports on the day's top MoneyWatch headlines.
New Yorkers know hats, the British know shoes, but the Italians, they know bags. Over the last couple of days at Milan Fashion Week, we have spotted some pretty amazing purses on the streets. After seeing the photos below, we really want to go shopping -- either for a novelty clutch or a Chanel Boy Bag. Herewith our favorite shots from Milan:
Date for your Diary March 17th at 7pm The next PB get-together will take place on Tuesday March 17th from 7pm at the Shooting Star in Middlesex Street. As the map below shows this is just round the corner from our normal venue, Dirty Dicks. We are hoping that this will be less crowded and […]
It was Samuel Pepys’s birthday this week and for the latest competition you were invited to imagine him let loose on the streets of 21st-century London and to provide a… Continue reading The post Spectator competition: a Pepys’-eye view of the 21st century (plus: female chauvinist authors) appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Click the photo collage above to make it larger The brand new Atlanta Streetcar started operating at the very end of 2014, and is free for passengers for its first three months. I've been shooting street (or shall we say, Streety) photography...Show More Summary
The past week saw IBM host its annual cloud and mobile conference, InterConnect, in Las Vegas while the company’s CEO, Ginni Rometty delivered the annual investor briefing to Wall Street. Both events reaffirmed that the Apple-IBM partnership is an important … Continue reading ?
Eleven years, three months and two days ago, a great plague descended on 24th Street in Noe Valley. That’s when Real Food, an organic grocery, suddenly closed its doors, leaving loyal customers, suppliers and workers thrust into the cold — just before Labor Day of all days. Oh, the rending of garments and gnashing of teeth!
Photographer David Hlynsky -- American born, Canadian residing, child of Eastern European emigres -- took over 8,000 street photos of Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, East Germany and Russia, documenting the last days of ideological anti-consumer shopping, now anthologized in an amazing book. Read the rest
After a devastating fall, things goes from bad to worse for our diminutive heroine. A local parish scrapes Jesse Sanchez's injured body off the street. Unfortunately, a local Satanic cult has declared war on this particular parish. Talk about out of the frying pan and into the fire! Also -- soccer sharks!?! Read the rest
LifeNews TV channel published a video from a traffic camera on Bolshaya Ordynka Street that shows a white car with possible killers of Russian politician Boris Nemtsov.
Most of us are capable of so much more. I was reminded of this earlier, when reading the following quote from Dr Martin Luther King Jr: “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. Show More Summary
Wall Street Journal, GOP Lawmakers Seek to Jump-Start Long-Running IRS Investigation: The new Republican-controlled Congress is trying to pump fresh life into a long-running probe of alleged targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service. Seeking to jump-start the stalled inquiry, GOP lawmakers raised concerns at a House hearing...
Jean-Éric Vergne got behind the wheel of a Ferrari Formula 1 car for the first time on Saturday when he completed a demonstration run around the streets of Adelaide in Australia.
We saw '70s inspired garb all over the runway this season which is why we can't get enough of this retro jumpsuit. Sure, it might take a little guts to rock this look, but those that do get an A+ for effort in our books. To find outShow More Summary
The bond rating got knocked down another notch : Chicago’s plummeting bond rating took center stage in the race for mayor Friday after a Wall Street rating agency dropped it another notch — to two levels above junk status — citing Chicago’s...Show More Summary
The secret to value investing is holding on to underpriced stocks for a long time until they reach their true value. Few people were in a position to follow through as literally as Irving Kahn, who until his death Feb. 24 at 109 was Wall Street’s oldest stockbroker and presumed to be the world’s oldest active investment professional. Read full article >>
In the hours after a high-speed crash killed two men on a wide Chatsworth street known for illegal racing, social media lit up with posts, from tributes to the dead to vigorous debates about the San Fernando Valley ritual of racing.