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Judge nixes suit over Empire State Building IPO

A judge says thousands of onetime investors in the Empire State Building can't sue over their claims they were shortchanged by the deal that turned the iconic skyscraper into a public stock. A... To view the full story, click the title link.

Empire State Building Celebrates Andy Warhol's Empire

In 1964, Andy Warhol filmed the Empire State Building for about six hours, which resulted in a stretched out, 8-hour-long silent film called Empire. The shoot took place on July 25th and 26th, from 8:06 p.m. to 2:42 a.m.—so this weekend marks the 50th anniversary. And the Empire State Building itself is celebrating! [ more › ]

Head Start: A Durable Design for Early Learning

Some designs are classic, timeless. We think of the Model T, Oreo cookie and Wedgewood china. We think of the Acropolis and the Empire State Building -- or most Apple products. But the most interesting and durable designs may not beShow More Summary

The Emotion of Money

I want to share this fantastic example of how much we are motivated by our emotions when it comes to money, and valuing things. Ask yourself: Is the value of the Empire State Building high because the value of rent is high, or vice versa,...Show More Summary

Tallest Building West of the Mississippi Is Getting an Observation Deck

The owners of the tallest building in Los Angeles want to build an observation deck to rival the views at New York's Empire State Building and Chicago's Willis Tower. The sky-high deck on the U.S. Bank Tower will get about $50-million...Show More Summary

Earlier: Empire State Manufacturing Survey at 4 Year High in July

From the NY Fed: Empire State Manufacturing SurveyBusiness conditions improved significantly for a third consecutive month for New York manufacturers, according to the July 2014 survey. The general business conditions index advanced six points to 25.6, a four-year high....Labor market conditions continued to improve. Show More Summary

Hysterical video shows us what it would be like if Google was a guy

The next time you pose a ridiculous question to Google, like how many walruses you’d have to stack on top of one another to reach the top of the Empire State Building, take a moment to imagine that the ubiquitous search engine is actually just some guy at a desk. Show More Summary

Empire State Survey Shows Manufacturing Growth at a Four-Year High in July

The Empire State Manufacturing Survey from the New York Federal Reserve Bank increased to its highest level in July sinceRead the Rest...


At 8:30 we'll get the Empire Manufacturing report. Economists expect the headline activity index to slip to 17.0 in July from 19.28 in June. "The Empire State survey has generally appeared consistent with the rebound in growth and rebuilding...Show More Summary

Alex Aja’s ‘Horns’ Gets Halloween Release…In the UK

Is this the face of the Devil? Hopefully this offers a clue to when we’ll see the film here in the States as Empire shared the first teaser poster for the October 31 UK release of Horns. Directed by Alexandre Aja (High Tension, Mirrors, Piranha 3D, The Hills Have Eyes) from Keith Bunin’s script, Horns […]

An Exceptional Decline for the Exceptional Country?

The Empire as Basket Case Cross-posted with For America’s national security state, this is the age of impunity. Nothing it does -- torture, kidnapping, assassination, illegal surveillance, you name it -- will ever be brought to court. Show More Summary

An Exceptional Decline for the Exceptional Country?

The Empire as Basket Case Cross-posted with For America’s national security state, this is the age of impunity. Nothing it does -- torture, kidnapping, assassination, illegal surveillance, you name it -- will ever be brought to court. Show More Summary

Tom Engelhardt: An Exceptional Decline for the Exceptional County? The Empire as Basket Case

Yves here. Engelhardt argues that the official US empire, that of state/national power, has been hollowed and largely supplanted by the two real American empires, that of the surveillance state and of major corporations.

Empire State Building and Christ the Redeemer Light Up in German Colors to Honor World Cup Win (Photos)

In the United States, soccer has always seemed like more of a global sport than, say, football or baseball.  And for proof you just need to take a look at the Empire State Building tonight. In an impressive show of sportsmanship, whoever controls the Empire State Building’s exterior lighting paid tribute to Germany’s World Cup […]

'Orange Is the New Black' canceled? Netflix reacts to hoax

"Orange Is the New Black" has not been canceled. There is no need to freak out.Cancellation reports for the Netflix series began to circulate on the Internet after a Friday (July 11) article posted to Empire News stated that the Emmy-nominated...Show More Summary

13 Times The Ocean Didn't Give A Damn About Your Needs

The ocean is a tempestuous beast. It’s 332.5 million cubic miles big, as deep as 15 Empire State buildings on top of each other, and we’ve explored less than 10 percent of it. And now, it turns out there's even an ocean under the ocean! The point we're trying to make is that we are mere humans and the ocean basically runs the world. Show More Summary

Schedule for Week of July 13th

The key reports this week are June Retail Sales on Tuesday and June Housing Starts on Thursday.For manufacturing, the June Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization report, and the July NY Fed (Empire State) and Philly Fed surveys, will be released this week. Show More Summary

Maps of an Alternate North America That Never Became the United States

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Imagine a world very different from our own, where North America developed not into the stable geopolitical regions we know today, but Balkanized into smaller empires, territories and republics. Read more...

A Congressman Used A Drone To Film An Incredible Wedding Video

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D-New York) had a lavish wedding in June and filmed the affair from a drone. In the drone's video footage, the happy couple — Maloney, the first openly gay congressman from the Empire State, and hisShow More Summary

Empire State Bldg. gets Bulova

The Bulova Corp. has taken 33,214 square feet at the Empire State Building. The Queens-based watchmaker will move some of its staffers to the entire 29th floor of the tower, according to the New York... To view the full story, click the title link.

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