The previous episode of the hit sitcom "The Big Bang Theory" Season 8 was by far the "most heartfelt episode" of the season so far. Yet the show still never failed to make its viewers laugh.
In the last few years we have been regularly treated with the phrase TO BIG TO FAIL. That term was used to describe certain types of financial institutions which, IF they failed, would likely wreck such havoc throughout our economy and...Show More Summary
The designation “Too Big to Fail” usually makes us think of large banks, propped up by taxpayer funds during the 2008 financial crisis. But the central questions it raises—When do we have a responsibility to save an institution? And who should be on the hook to save it?—apply beyond the finance industry. Each of us […]
Putting a nice bow on a tipoff marathon that featured more than a few blowouts, Kentucky and its extremely talented front line made a statement against Kansas in a 72-40 beatdown at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The statement is that these Wildcats are unstoppable giants. Kansas is a very big, talented team. Show More Summary
I’ve been truly excited to see the return of Universal Monsters to the big screen, especially now that the studio is thinking mega-franchise with them. But then I saw Dracula Untold, which is the first in the new series. It was so bad that I’ve turned against the ambitious plan. If they can’t even get […]
This story originally appeared in the Huffington Post and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. TransCanada Corp., the company seeking to build the Keystone XL pipeline, has teamed up with the world's largest...Show More Summary
I've been a big fan of this series for well over two decades and it's always with great pleasure that I return to the Deryni universe. Now 40+ years in the making, Katherine Kurtz's landmark series seldom fails to satisfy longtime fans. Show More Summary
After failing to reach the playoffs for the second year in a row, the New York Yankees are bound to have a busy offseason ahead of them. The hot stove is upon us and players are already starting to fall off big boards and wish lists across Major League Baseball. Show More Summary
There’s using technology to help you figure out where you’re going, and then there’s leaning so heavily on your device that you fail to observe the wrongness of those directions even as you’re blindly following them. Where you’ll end up is anyone’s guess, as one truck driver proved by landing his semi in a public park where it definitely was … [More]
shutterstock Sears Holdings (SHLD) has failed to impress investors as a growth stock in recent years, so now it's exploring a new income-producing corporate structure that could yield big dividends if it pans out. Shares of the parent...Show More Summary
The offseason is always an interesting time for Major League Baseball. With free agents on the market and teams looking to deal for talent that could be on the move, the winter hot-stove season never fails to surprise or entertain. The Baltimore Orioles are a team that could be active this winter. Show More Summary
Looks like Paper mag's big "break the internet" plan was simple: full-frontal Kim Kardashian. (Sadly her naked photos failed to break the internet on previous attempts, but maybe this time will be different.) Anyway, the very NSFW shots are certainly befitting of a Vogue cover model and Kanye is probably very proud. Read more...
Currency Markets Are Rigged Currency markets are massively rigged. And see this and this. Reuters notes today: Regulators fined six major banks including Citigroup (C.N) and UBS (UBSN.VX) a total of $4.3 billion for failing to stop traders from trying to manipulate the foreign exchange market, following a year-long global investigation. Show More Summary
Instead of sitting comfortably at 8-2 or 7-3, Michigan is stuck in a rut at 5-5 (3-3 Big Ten), fighting for bowl eligibility and searching for a little respect before closing an incredibly disappointing, yet familiar, season under coach Brady Hoke. But it wasn’t supposed to be this way for Team 135—not by a long shot. Show More Summary
Today's news doesn't mean that global climate negotiations will succeed. But it means they're no longer guaranteed to fail.
New rules proposed this week would require the world's biggest banks to hold more capital, in an effort to (begin trying to) put an end to the "Too Big to Fail" dynamic. If this doesn't work we can always smash them. Read more...
Global financial regulators want to force systemically important banks to have a larger capital cushion
The Maryland Terrapins, making their Big Ten debut this season, will be hoping to rebound from a lackluster 2013-14 campaign that saw them finish with a pedestrian 17-15 mark, missing out on the Big Dance and failing to even qualifyShow More Summary
Battle Worlds: Kronos [$9.99 (HD) / Free (HD)] is the iOS debut release for developer KING Art. As a big departure from their previous work, it's surprising how ambitious this game is. The game is a turn based hex grid futuristic war game that focuses primarily on tactical maneuvers, focused fire, and ammo/armor management. With
Big Bird and the gang have ruled children’s television for 45 years, failing to be derailed by Dora the Explorer or Katy Perry’s breasts. Can you tell me how ‘Sesame Street’ got here?