We know that are a lot of bizarre products out there, but did you know that some of them are also among the most sold items? From Snuggies to uranium, here are some of the weirdest.
Earlier today we reported that according to weekly Fed data, a record amount - some $105 billion - in Treasurys had been sold or simply reallocated (which for political reasons is the same thing) from the Fed's custody accounts, bringing the total amount of US paper held at the Fed to a level not seen since December 2012. Show More Summary
We are sure it is just coincidence - and awkward combination of luck and suspicious timing - but Vedomosti reports that Viktor Zubkov, the Chairman of Russia's massive energy monopoly Gazprom, dumped his entire stake in the company just a few weeks before Vladimir Putin crossed the red line. Show More Summary
CR Note: This is from Trulia chief economist Jed Kolko:How well do leading indicators predict housing activity? In theory they should if housing construction and home purchases follow a logical sequence. When homes are sold, contracts...Show More Summary
It's a good time to be in the luxury car business. In Volkswagen Group's financial report for the 2013 fiscal year, it is revealed that that Porsche enjoyed an operating margin of 18 percent. That means the Stuttgart brand made on average about $23,200 per car sold, according to BusinessWeek. Show More Summary
GoDaddy, the well-known domain and hosting company, is preparing to go public. The company was sold for $2.25 billion in the summer of 2011 to a mixture of private money, including Silver Lake, a group now famous for its work to help Dell go private. Read More
In the week through Wednesday, March 12, the amount of U.S. Treasury securities held in custody for foreign official and international accounts (i.e., central banks) at the Federal Reserve dropped by a staggering $104.5 billion, marking what was far and away the biggest weekly drop on record. Show More Summary
Singer-songwriter Jeffrey Steele hosted his 7th annual Jeffrey Steele & Friends concert this past Tuesday (March 11) at the Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tenn., benefiting the Alex LeVasseur Memorial Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. Get the full scoop about the event here!
Developer Naughty Dog revealed today that its PS3-exclusive post-pandemic survival game The Last of Us has sold more than six million copies worldwide since its launch in June last year. The latest sales figure likely includes digital purchases and...
In Hollywood, a 1920s hotel-turned-apartment-building called the Whitley House has been sold for nearly $15 million.
Tool are currently in the midst of their first US tour in two years, steadily winding their way down the West Coast. I was lucky enough to catch sold out show number two at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in downtown San Francisco.Show More Summary
Nintendo announced last night that Bravely Default, the excellent role-playing game released last month for 3DS, sold over 200,000 copies in three weeks in the United States. Read more...
A Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home in Chicago sold for $980K last week. Built in 1900 and listed in November for $1,175,000, the William and Jessie M. Adams House is considered to be a "proto-prairie" design.
Saleh al-Fawzan, an Islamic cleric in Saudi Arabia, has issued a fatwa (religious edict) against "all you can eat" buffets, saying they are un-Islamic. He said that the value and quantity of what is sold should be predetermined before purchase under Islamic law. Show More Summary
The iPhone, it's safe to say, is big in Japan. Toward the end of last year, three out of every four smartphones sold in Japan was an iPhone, according to market researcher Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. Tim Cook said during Apple's mostShow More Summary
Just when you think Justin Bieber’s bad boy days (like his former teeny bopper bangs) are so over, the TMZ star gets dragged back into the fame machine. After being accused of egging a neighbor’s home last year, Bieber recently sold his Calabasas frat house, signs that he might exit La la land for more […]
Paul Sancya/AP By Jeff Green, Linda Sandler and Patrick G. Lee The death toll related to an ignition flaw in eight small car models that General Motors (GM) sold a decade ago is likely to climb, say lawyers and safety advocates. Automakers...Show More Summary
This is a typical one yen coin. In today's exchange rate, it worth less than one U.S. cent ($0.0098, to be exact). But recently, a one yen coin sold in Japan for the price of a car. Why? Well, it was anything but typical. Read more....
Three out of every four smartphones sold in Japan are reportedly iPhones, but how did the Apple devices get there to start with? SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son shed some light on that question during a television interview with Charlie Rose … Read more ›