One of the big themes of the year has been the selloff in commodities. Gold, of course, has had a rough year. But so too have industrial commodities like copper. Whereas past commodity downturns have been closely associated with declines in risk assets, there's a sense this time of the "supercycle" coming to an end. Show More Summary
Last week the AP’s Scott Mayerowitz was tweeting for advice on booking an award stay in Paris. Getting rooms on points for his nights was a bit of a challenge, I did see options but they weren’t for the best or most convenient places that he was looking for. I used points for my own [...]Show More Summary
You may have heard that big for-profit health insurers are taking a “wait-and-see” attitude toward the Exchanges –the one-stop marketplaces where small businesses and individuals who don’t receive benefits at work will be able to buy insurance. Both UnitedHealthGroup, the … Continue reading ?
By unexpectedly winning the NBA draft lottery for the second time in the last three years, the Cleveland Cavaliers are set up nicely for the future. While Kentucky big man Nerlens Noel is the closest thing to a consensus number one overall...Show More Summary
It’s that time of the week for CrunchWeek, the show where a few of us writers chat up the most interesting stories from the past seven days. Ryan Lawler, Greg Kumparak, and I chatted about Yahoo's $1.1 billion purchase of Tumblr (and...Show More Summary
May 1942. Continuing the series last seen here. "Parris Island, South Carolina. Special Marine units learning how to bed down a big barrage balloon." Photos by Pat Terry and Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information. View full size.
I saw RA Scion in Barboza's basement this summer at Block Party, and it was a big part of my learning how to lose myself at a show. Everyone was so raucous and sweaty and into it, and he gave a lot of love back to the audience, and I...Show More Summary
Chris Christie is on a big promotional push for the Jersey Shore this weekend, taking an old fashioned road trip along the beaches to encourage tourists back after Sandy, reports NBC. He's even willing to risk the political blowback of strolling the shores with Obama again, adds Today. Someone he...
Brooklyn's 'steampunk big band'-leader comes to Australia
With its big screen debut just weeks away, Warner Bros. Pictures released a new television spot for “Man of Steel” on Saturday (May 25). The action adventure film stars Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent, with his love interest Lois...Show More Summary
It wasn't until 10:45 was left in the fourth quarter of game two that the Miami Heat captured their first lead of the match against the Indiana Pacers. It lasted exactly 11 seconds long. The next two leads then came with 7:35 and 3:31 remaining on the clock. Show More Summary
Sat 01 Jun Catch up with the Ponds and the Doctor on the big screen, as they take on the Daleks and the Weeping Angels in some pretty epic adventures. Dendy Opera...
An in-depth look at what caused a few stocks to fall.
Investors took a quiet ride this week, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose or fell nearly 100 points during intra-day trading before reversing course the past three days of the week. The roller coaster investors boarded start on...Show More Summary
Occasionally, we sometimes hear from people who believe that liberal media bias isn’t really that big of an issue because most people don’t really trust reporters to tell the truth. This is a false perception because the media do actually...Show More Summary
Here is an interesting kiln method. I know Robin Hopper did it to stop chips of brick falling into his pots!Tony Clennell: Big Glaze Job: We're getting ready for take off in the new woodie. Kiln shelves and posts are all kiln washed. The interior of the kiln has been glazed...
Microsoft's Xbox One presents a big and complicated machine whose primary purpose is a menu layer for watching television. This in an age where living room television is irrelevant. Having bet the farm on this vision, the company looks so out of step as to almost be laughable and has built the digital equivalent of the Spruce Goose.
A Troubled Bridge Over (and In the) Water: The Skagit River bridge collapse, as it happened. Goldy had something to say on the political aftermath. Big Argument, Tiny Apartments: Dominic Holden takes issue with aPodment haters. The Right...Show More Summary
Attending the Life Ball in Vienna, Aishwarya finally gave us a look that made us go ga-ga. Now, this is more like it! Glamorous with a big G! P.S. Check back later for better pics. Aishwarya Rai at Life Ball 2013 in Vienna Photo Credit: Twitter
We posted up the video interview a few days back, but just incase you wanted the specific snippet... Of course the Wii U is not the big leap hardware power-wise but it is a big leap to the Wii and to be honest I think we've reached a point where we don't need so much more hardware power - we need better games. Show More Summary