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Blackstone leaves a trail of money to follow

The buyout firm generated record quarterly earnings, in stark contrast to Wall Street’s slog. It’s the latest sign of a power shift from banks to shadow banks, broadly defined. Having confined big lenders, watchdogs could pick up the scent on Steve Schwarzman and his ilk.

Funds Roundup: Hedge Funds Get Clobbered; the Too-Perfect Backtest

A linkfest of the best reading in fund investing: It’s puzzling why hedge-fund investors continue to fork over the money. — Barry Ritholtz, Bloomberg View Big hedge funds are getting clobbered by the turmoil in tech stocks. — Lawrence Delevingne and Kate Kelly, CNBC Inside and out BlackRock’s earnings report. — Kirsten Grind and Michael [...]

'Team Monster' Guide - How To Win Without Spending Real Money

I think it's kind of interesting how if we look at the most successful genres in the free-to-play category, they really go about trying to make money quite differently. For people who aren't big on spending a lot of money on them, these choices color the gameplay experience dramatically. Building games generally hit you with

Big gay show fetes two years of sexy fun-raising

16 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Project Q Atlanta

With strippers that do comedy, leathermen, flying tortillas and simulated balloon sex, the Big Gay Game Show celebrated two years of making laughs and money for charity on Wednesday.

Walmart Unveils ‘Walmart-2-Walmart’ Money Transfer Service Between Stores With Euronet

18 hours agoLifestyle / Luxury : Filthy Rich

Walmart has unveiled a new store-to-store money transfer service launching later this month, aimed at helping its customers send cash to loved ones without paying an extortionate fee. The big box giant is the first retailer to operate this sort of initiative in-house.

Where the Money Is: April 15

Don't count Citigroup out yet. Plus, why you're hating JPMorgan for the wrong reason, and where Wells Fargo's next big buy could come from, on today's Where the Money Is.

Income Inequality Organization Fights Income Inequality By Giving Scads of Money to Economist for Doing Almost No Work

Paul Krugman, December 2013, speaking about income inequality: [T]he discussion has shifted enough to produce a backlash from pundits arguing that inequality isn’t that big a deal. They’re wrong..... Inequality is, indeed, the defining challenge of our time. Will we do anything to meet that challenge? Yes, we will! We will [...]

Here's What Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Earned Last Year

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer made $25 million in total compensation last year, down from the $37 million package she got the year before. A big chunk of her compensation came from a make-good bonus to compensate her for money she lost by leaving Google to go work at Yahoo, and as a retention bonus that vests over a five-year period. Show More Summary

Selfless Crusader Against Income Inequality to Heroically Accept $225,000 Per Year from State-Funded Organization to Occasionally Give a Few Quotes About the Scourge of Income Inequality

$225,000 would be quite a rate of pay for a part-time job. But this isn't even a part-time job. Former Enron shill Paul Krugman is now taking another "big money call" to promote the City University of New York's Luxembourg...

Is Rapper Big Sean About to Destroy Glee?

"My new girl on Glee and shit, probably making more money than me and shit," Big Sean rapped on Drake's hit "All Me" in reference to his soon-to-be fiancée Naya Rivera, aka Glee's Santana Lopez. But last week the two called off their engagement, and it turns out a fellow cast member may be why. Read more...

Tori Spelling: I'll Never Trust Dean McDermott Now!

There's big money in becoming a reality TV trainwreck these days, so Tori Spelling is promoting her upcoming Lifetime series True Tori by revealing every ugly detail about her marriage to Dean McDermott. The actress recently told UsShow More Summary

How to Look Beautiful, Dead or Alive

Throw out every single beauty product you have. Jill Kargman, the daughter of the former chairman of Chanel (BIG money, access to all of the best beauty secrets on the planet) has revealed in the New York Times every single beauty procedure and beauty product she uses. Show More Summary

Google Buys Solar-Powered Drone Manufacturer Titan Aerospace to Boost Internet Access in Third World Countries

3D printing may be all the rage in design, but for Big Tech, drones are where the money is. On Monday, web giant Google beat out Facebook in a race to acquire Titan Aerospace, a solar-powered drone manufacturer. Although Google claims the drones will be used

Maleficent Fashion Line is Full of Gothic Goodness

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The one thing Maleficent has going on for herself is style. The cape, the face, the accessories and a mean headdress. And now you can buy fashion pieces "inspired" by Disney's best big bad. Now take my money and give me that headband! Read more...

Five Simple Things to Prepare Right Now for Your Estate

This article first appeared at U.S. News and World Report Money. Everyone knows about the big things that people should prepare for their loved ones in the event of their untimely passing. A will. Life insurance. A living trust. Those are the big things. Show More Summary

Check out Gooseberry, the upcoming animated feature film from the makers of Sintel

2 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

The makers of Big Buck Bunny and Sintel are raising money for a new animated feature film -- but the campaign is still far from being completely funded.

Government spends our money to propagandize us

The Washington Free Beacon chronicles one of the many ways in which Big Government forces us to spend our money on propaganda designed to further the interests of the State: a taxpayer-funded play dubbed "Global Warming: The Musical," for which the National Science Foundation wasted almost $700,000 of our money. Show More Summary

Where Does Your Tax Money Go?

2 days agoNews : Reason

Happy Tax Day. For supporters of big government it’s a day to celebrate. How else would we have roads? For advocates of limited government it’s a day to rue how large and wasteful government has grown. Despite the cry of "ROADZ!" only a small part of your tax dollar actually goes to roads. Show More Summary

Tax Day 2014: 10 Restaurants Giving Away Awesome Deals And Free Stuff

It’s Tax Day, and for many of you, that means that Uncle Sam is about to take a big, juicy bite out of your wallet. Luckily, a lot of restaurants are giving away free crap so that you can save money and eat your feelings at the same time. The 10 best Tax Day deals […]

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