The pre-three-day weekend news dump strikes again. On a handful of days every year, bad news safely can be slipped through the nation’s collective five hole. The Friday before Memorial Day weekend is one of them. And so Friday’s late-afternoon disclosure that a settlement has been reached the lawsuit filed by a pair of massage…
Marvel's Avengers Assemble debuts Sunday on Disney XD at 11 a.m. Eastern. Who are the Avengers? Five years ago, if you asked that question to people who didn’t read comics, they probably would have either talked about the ’60s spy series or given no response at all. Show More Summary
As Paul George grows into a star for the Indiana Pacers, flashbacks of Reggie Miller taking the Midwestern jewel to the Eastern Conference Finals five times in seven years come to mind. The last time the Pacers made the conference finals,...Show More Summary
Value investing has faced a crisis of confidence after five tough years. Here’s why we think the behavioral investing principles that underpin the discipline are more relevant than ever. It’s been nearly 80 years since the tenets of behavioral investing were first described by Benjamin Graham and David Dodd, the forefathers of value investing. Show More Summary
Love knows no genus. According to the Daily Record, Bonedigger the 5-year-old lion and Milo the 7-year-old Dachshund have been best buds for the past five years. It's not sexual, even if they exchange copious amounts of tongue. Milo just likes to help out Bonedigger by licking his teeth clean sometimes. Show More Summary
Chinese media outlets have reported the (quite incredible) story of a 28-year-old man who found his way home more than two decades after being abducted. At the age of five, while on his way his kindergarten in Guangan City, Sichuan Province, Luo Gang (not his birth-name) was abducted and taken 1,500 kilometers from home to... Read More
By Ashraf Eassa: Hewlett Packard (HPQ) is a name that has provided spectacular returns year to date, with the shares appreciating 75% over the last five months. While it seemed a bit absurd that the company was trading for ~4x the projected...Show More Summary
The General Services Administration has announced a first-of-its kind wireless program for government agencies. The blanket purchase agreement will save $300 million over the next five years by allowing the government to centralize management and consolidate its service plans. Show More Summary
Kaoru Ishibashi is a Japanese-American male solo artist who, after playing violin for the likes of Regina Spektor and Of Montreal, released an excellent debut last year in 151a. He is not a Japanese pop group comprised of five cutesy teenage girls, despite what the video for “It All Began With A Burst” might try [...]
Reprogramming the identification number of a cellphone could be punishable with a prison sentence of up to five years under the terms of a proposed law announced Friday. The Mobile Device Theft Deterrence Act of 2013 makes changing the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number in a phone a crime. Show More Summary
When the Foreclosure Era began in 2006, Sean O’Toole had spent five years buying and selling California foreclosures. He had a ton of foreclosure data so he shelved plans to start a general property listing site and launched one in 2007 devoted entirely to foreclosures, providing data from public sources exclusively, ForeclosureRadar, which became popular [...]Show More Summary
Every five years, National Trust rangers carry out a puffin census on the Farne Islands, off the northeast coast of England. The beautiful birds return to their breeding grounds on the islands, which offer excellent sources of food, few ground predators, and good protection for nesting. Show More Summary
Director and producer Francis Whately on making a film about the radical changes in David Bowie's music from 1971 to 1983.
After years in the doldrums, the U.S. housing market is finally showing signs of life. Looking to buy a home? Here are five tips to keep in mind:
Smule may be only five years old, but the California development firm started in part by Jeff Smith and Stanford assistant professor Dr. Ge Wang has had an amazing impact on the world. The company shared some stats with Evolver.fm that...Show More Summary
(May 24, 2013 10:50 AM, by Bryan Caplan) I just read Foote, Gerardi, and Willen's subprime facts manifesto. Twice. In the process, I learned more about the subprime crisis than I learned in the last five years put together. If you're going to read one piece on this... (0 COMMENTS)
The number of Americans claiming unemployment benefits fell 112,000 in the week ended May 11, to 2,912,000, the lowest level in five years.
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, the nation's second highest federal bench, has 11 seats. For the last five years, four of those seats have been vacant, which has not only put a strain on the court, but left Republican appointees as the clear majority, pushing the bench to the …
After two years of reports from Bloomberg saying that the nations' five biggest banks -- Bank of America, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, and Wells Fargo -- all receive an implicit taxpayer subsidy of approximately $83 billion...Show More Summary
Why should anyone think closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention center is any more likely now than it was five years ago? Three factors make it more possible, writes Jerry Seib.