An announcement Tuesday by the obscure-sounding Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, better known as SWIFT, may not get much ink. China's currency, it reported, was used in 8.66 percent of global trade finance transactions in October, the group said. It's now … Continue reading ?
Post by Kiri Blakeley. The horrific terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 is one that the world will never forget. Especially New Yorkers. Even those of us who didn't see the planes hit lived with the aftermath...Show More Summary
Gawker says some residents in the neighborhood, the World Trade Center emits a spooky wailing sound when it’s windy. “I live a couple of blocks from the tower, and first heard this very eerie sound during Hurricane Sandy last year,” writes Kenny Cummings. “I’ve heard it only once afterwards, sometime last winter. I assumed once the […]
[Downtown residents are reporting that when it gets windy, the new One World Trade Center building emits an eerie choral sound. Photo by John Moore via Getty.] Read more...
New Yorkers who live near One World Trade Center already have to contend with "fortress-like isolation" caused by the imposing NYPD security perimeter. But according to neighborhood residents, there's something far spookier going on at the WTC site: A "ghoulish" howling that happens during storms and high winds. Read more...
Random House, the largest trade book publisher in the world, doesn't appear to be a fan of Kim Dotcom's cloud hosting service Mega. In one of its recent takedown requests the company asked Google to remove Mega’s homepage from its search results, marking it as infringing. Show More Summary
In late 2010, we wrote: "The World's Most Important Trading Desk Is Not At Goldman, But Is On The 9th Floor Of 33 Liberty Street" in which we said "even though our good Samaritan friends at One New York Plaza may take offense to this...Show More Summary
My pre-Turkey Day reading: • Who’s good at forecasts? Nobody (Economist) • The Warren Buffett Wannabe Index (Barron’s) • Trading in Gold: The Secretive Dealings of One of the World’s Richest Industries (Vanity Fair) Continued he...
Mike Callaghan is Director of the Lowy Institute's G20 Studies Centre. The world badly needs a bit of good news. Who would've thought it might come from the prospect of a WTO multilateral trade deal when ministers meet in Bali on 3 December...Show More Summary
Major League Baseball's offseason is in full swing as clubs are looking to retool for 2014. The defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox have been one of the more talked about teams this hot-stove season. Although Boston and the...Show More Summary
One World Trade Center is America's tallest building and a vessel for a lot of political symbolism. Which means it's the perfect place for the NYPD and Port Authority to have a turf war. [ more › ]
Apple shares trade back above $500 and despite the persistent strength in the broad stock market, investors seem to lack similar exuberance for one of the leading brands in the world.
After two seasons with his father’s alma mater and one World Series appearance, Prince Fielder is headed to the Lone Star State in exchange for the Rangers’ second baseman Ian Kinsler who will settle into the Tigers star-studded line up in Detroit next season. Show More Summary
Veterans everywhere were honored this week, with special Veterans Day celebrations taking place across the US and overseas. NYC held a special parade, and the city was also recognized for a new record when One World Trade Center was named the tallest building in the US. Show More Summary
One woman in Kansas City makes the case for being the world’s biggest Chiefs fan by swapping a pair of diamond wedding rings for some tickets to upcoming games. On Thursday, a week after a woman posted an ad on Craigslist offering aShow More Summary
People feel strongly about their pizza. Just ask any New Yorker. Or you can ask Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show." On a recent episode, Stewart used the naming of the One World Trade Center as the new tallest building in the U.S., over Chicago's Willis Tower, to launch into a truly epic rant on Chicago pizza.
By now, you may have seen Jon Stewart's vitriolic take-down of Chicago-style pizza from the Daily Show on Wednesday night, which was... weird. But maybe not as weird as the fact that it was somehow in response to One World Trade Center in New York City winning the title of tallest building in America away from the Willis Tower in Chicago. Show More Summary
Forget the mine's-bigger-than-yours debate over the new World Trade Center. Humanity's ultimate design will be building around the sun. The amount of energy that the sun emits every second is nearly unfathomable. In just one second,Show More Summary
This is not pizza! This is tomato soup in a bread bowl! Following the news that One World Trade Center has been named the tallest building in the United States, Jon Stewart of The Daily Show takes a look at the long-running rivalry between New York City and Chicago, and has a few choice words […]
Time to chalk another one up for cryptocurrency bitcoin's reputation as a disruptor in the financial world? Today, news comes that Coinbase -- the YC-incubated startup that offers a bitcoin buying and trading platform for consumers,Show More Summary