In 2007, David Karp started a creative blogging platform, Tumblr. Now, it's a behemoth. It's home to more than 86 million blogs and it receives about 5 billion monthly pageviews, according to Quantcast. Recent reports state that Facebook and Yahoo are both interested in acquiring Karp's company for $1 billion. Show More Summary
When you think of iconic cities, most people get images of notable landmarks, buildings, and skylines. London has Big Ben, Paris has the Eiffel Tower, New York has the Empire State, LA has those cheap sheet metal letters that spell Hollywood. But there's distinctive mobile landmarks as well — the distinctive cars of cities. Read more...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A plan to roll the Empire State Building into a real estate investment trust is a whisker away from obtaining the necessary investor approval for a stock offering allowing the public to own a piece of the iconic skyscraper, accordi...
Jenna Ushkowitz poses with her new book “Choosing Glee: 10 Rules to Finding Inspiration, Happiness, and the Real You” at a photo session on top of the Empire State Building on Tuesday (May 14) in New York City. The 27-year-old Glee actress launched her book that day and later attended a release party at Willow [...]
The New York Federal Reserve Bank found that manufacturing new orders and business conditions were lower in May. The EmpireRead the Rest...
Heads up! Minutes away from the release of the New York Fed's monthly Empire State Manufacturing Survey, due out at 8:30 AM ET. Economists predict the headline index will rise to 4.00 from last month's 3.05 reading, indicating an accelerating pace of growth in regional manufacturing. We will have the full release LIVE at 8:30 AM ET. Show More Summary
Today we get some excellent, high-quality economic data that will give us a nice look at the state of the US economy. Via Calculated Risk, here are the numbers, expectations, and times. • At 8:30 AM, the NY Fed Empire Manufacturing Survey for May will be released. Show More Summary
A rare mid-week bank closing from the FDIC: Western State Bank, Devils Lake, North Dakota, Assumes All of the Deposits of Central Arizona Bank, Scottsdale, Arizona As of March 31, 2013, Central Arizona Bank had approximately $31.6 million in total assets and $30.8 million in total deposits.... Show More Summary
Granting New York physicians, PAs and NPs the authority to certify appropriate patients with debilitating conditions to use marijuana medicinally is the right thing to do. Here's why I, as a resident physician, think so.
James Walters is back as Smeagol aka “Gollum” from The Lord of the Rings to sing a funny cover of the song “Empire State of Mind” by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys. We have previously written about James and his great covers of “I Knew You Were Trouble,” “Somebody That I Used to Know” and “Mad [...]
James Walters singing pop songs in the voice of Gollum is probably why the internet was invented, just FYI. Watch Smeagol take on "Empire State...
About 472 billion LEGO bricks have been made from 1958 to 2013, a number that's increasing by 36 billion per year. With that many bricks you could build the Empire State Building 74 times or Buckingham Palace 200 times. Find out what else you could make with every single LEGO brick in the world. (thanks Sally) The Presurfer
"Previously dubbed the Freedom Tower, the building proudly stands tall in Lower Manhattan as a reminder of the resilience of New York City after a grave act of terror." Great. Why was "Freedom" dropped? Corny? Bush-y? Disagreement over...Show More Summary
Zillow is the biggest thing to hit the real estate services business since land. Unfortunately, buying its stock would be akin to owning a one-room studio for the price of the Empire State Building.
Post by Kiri Blakeley New York City is famous for the Statue of Liberty, Broadway, the Empire State Building -- and it's tiny apartments. Not that it doesn't have some of the largest, most amazing apartments on the planet -- but those are for the billionaires. Show More Summary
Sonja Morgan might be best known for her Empire State exploits as one of The Real Housewives of New York, but it’s her amazing Telluride, Colo. ski home we’re… READ ON
Leaving Palestine behind is a strategic choice to keep the lid on Israel’s history vis-à-vis Palestinians and the dubious part Middle Eastern states have played in their history as well.
Benjamin Zycher at AEI has a new paper out that looks at the effectiveness of tax and expenditure limits (TELs) at promoting fiscal discipline in state and local governments. He finds that they are... not effective. The empirical analysis...Show More Summary
In the united states, bee keepers lose a certain number of colonies over the winter. This is normal, but bee keepers maintain that losses of about 15 percent or less are “acceptable.” I don’t know what the logical or empirical basis for that number is, however. Yesterday, the results of a report that surveys bee…
China on Wednesday accused the United States of sowing discord between China and its neighbors after the Pentagon said Beijing is using espionage to fuel its military modernization, branding Washington the "real hacking empire".The latest...Show More Summary