By Crunching Numbers: Cedar Fair LP (FUN), a publicly traded partnership headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio, is one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world. The partnership owns and operates 11 amusement parks, four outdoor water parks, one indoor water park and five hotels. Show More Summary
The presence of thousands of brothels and hundreds of thousands of prostitutes has heightened competition and pushed prices down steeply in the German sex trade. One tourist from Florida, who visits the country three times annually to pay for cheap sex, compares the scene to a discount supermarket: “Germany is like Aldi for prostitutes,” he says. Show More Summary
British Prime Minister David Cameron has rightly put free trade on the top of the G8 agenda. It is possibly one of the best ways...
When the World Trade towers fell on September 11, 2001, there was one refrain I heard over and over again, a common response that was both automatic and indicting: “It looked like something out of a Michael Bay movie.” More specifically, the explosions and citywide carnage resembled Armageddon, the Bay-directed ... More »
Smithsonian Channel is in production on a one-hour special that reveals one of modern day’s most daring engineering feats: the installation of a 408-foot spire atop One World Trade Center.
When I was a kid, almost any kid-eye-level surface seemed to be be-stickered with some kind of gross sticker that we all thought was hilarious, usually Garbage Pail Kids ones. It was like the world was a big physical 4Chan, and our GIFs were stickers. But the best ones were the rare car-related series, Weird Wheels. Read more...
What if the Willis Tower, the 1,451-foot-tall crown jewel of the Chicago skyline, had never been built? For one thing, NYC's One World Trade would go uncontested as the country's tallest skyscraper today: Curbed Chicago has a look at a...
Nicki Minaj has confirmed she is leaving American Idol after serving as a judge for one season. “Thank you American Idol for a life changing experience! Wouldn’t trade it for the world! Time to focus on the Music!!! Mmmuuuaahhh!!!” the 30-year-old rapper tweeted. Randy Jackson already confirmed that he will not return next year and [...]
Returning to its roots as a stalwart growth stock, search giant Google has proven doubters wrong over the last several months by solidly beating the market. Even as one of the largest publicly traded companies in the world, Google remains one of the most attractive businesses around. Show More Summary
Anonymity, one of Bitcoin's supposed biggest advantages over regular currencies, is all but gone on Mt. Gox, the world's largest Bitcoin exchange and trading website The japanese-based Mt.Gox announced on Thursday that users who want...Show More Summary
One of the wonderful things about football is that players from all across the world are free to ply their trade wherever they like. The English Premier League has one of the most diverse collections of players around, and the league benefits from it. Show More Summary
That’s one explanation for the finding that the world’s combined exports are worth much more than imports. If extra-terrestrials aren’t buying iPads, billions of dollars in capital must be crossing borders in the garb of trade. It’s another reason to be wary of official data.
The 2013 NBA draft is less than one month away, which has the world impatiently waiting for the next generation of stars and role players to arrive. With that being said, addition is not the only form of math being used here, as countless teams could subtract an established talent in favor of a younger player. Show More Summary
When the final part of the spire was lifted and installed on to the top of One World Trade Center, the Port Authority attached a camera to the bottom—remember this video, delivering 9 full minutes of vertigo that's still making our palms sweat? Anyway, around that time they ALSO took some other photos... FROM ABOVE, like this one. [ more › ]
Visitors work inside a meeting room at the world's largest mobile phone trade show in Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 28, 2012. [AP File Photo] One year ago today, President Obama issued a directive entitled "Building a 21st Century Digital Government."...Show More Summary
By Peter Schiff: While the world's economies jockey one another for the lead in the currency devaluation derby, it's worth considering the value of the prize they are seeking. They believe a weak currency opens the door to trade dominance, by allowing manufacturers to undercut foreign rivals, and to economic growth, by fighting deflation. Show More Summary
ByVinayak Maheswaran: Fundamentally Speaking AT&T Inc. (T) is one of the most honored companies in the world. Recently, PCWorld/TechHive ranked the company's 4G LTE network as the fastest for a second consecutive year. AT&T has always been a solid name to consider for dividends with relatively low risk. Show More Summary
One of the hottest trades in the world this year has been Japan. Short the yen, buy Japanese stocks. It's practically become conventional wisdom. In fact, Japanese equities were basically the hottest major asset class in the entire world...Show More Summary
As the world of equity asset-gatherers is desparate to point out the 'bubble' talk must mean bonds, we offer a few charts as a gentle reminder of reality... And as Doug Kass noted the last two times the S&P 500 hit all-time high and closed down more than 1% from that high were 10/11/07 & 3/24/00... Show More Summary
With the 2013 NBA draft just over one month away, 60 of the top young players in the world are prepared to go from prospects to rookies. Before those players find a home, however, we would be remiss to ignore the possibility that trades will shape the way the draft transpires. Show More Summary