In a sometimes emotional presentation, Bill Ackman blasted Herbalife's nutritional clubs and the company's supporters, ranging from former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to soccer star Lionel Messi. But shares of Herbalife soared even though Ackman had promised his take down of the company would not disappoint.
by Bill Pearis Tom Vek released his third album, Luck, last month via Moshi Moshi. His style -- jittery, syncopated, danceable postpunk -- is as distinctive as his voice, and he doesn't futz with the formula too much here. That's...
Rubio says he warned the immigration bill wasn't tough enough, but that's not what he argued when he voted for it
Ken Ham, the young-Earth creationist minister who had his ass gently-but-firmly handed to him in a debate with Bill Nye earli er this year, has had it with "the desperate and fruitless search for extraterrestrial life." Aliens can't be real, because the Bible says Earth is special. And if they are real, they're all going to hell. Read more...
Melissa Bowerman, high school track coach and daughter-in-law of Nike founder Bill Bowerman, is again facing allegations of improper relations with a student. But this time the charges are serious and Bowerman is behind bars. Read more...
ADN promises something “unique” – and delivers (facebook.com) | h/t Bill Cooke Earlier: Anchorage Daily News becomes Alaska Dispatch News (jimromenesko.com)
Remember when IEX' Brad Katsuyama swept the floor with BATS CEO Bill O'Brien, exposing him as a liar on national TV in his spirited defense of HFT and an "unrigged market"? Well, Bill has just left the building: as BATS reported moments ago he is no longer with the firm. Show More Summary
The women of The View are sick and tired of people using Bill Clinton’s mistresses to get in the way of Hillary Clinton’s presidential ambitions. At the top of Tuesday’s show Whoopi Goldberg introduced the topic: “You know, there’s a new book called The First Family Details: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of Presidents. Show More Summary
It doesn’t matter what side of the transaction you’re on: Dealing with billing can be a nightmare. There’s a reason restaurants (excepting fast food of course) ask you to pay at the end of a meal. When you’re dining, you’re hungry and your judgment is being clouded by the possibility of an extra cocktail, desserts, [...]
This November Massachusetts will vote to repeal House Bill 3847. The law, signed in 2013, raised the state’s gas tax from 21 to 24 cents per gallon and automatically tied the tax rate to inflation for future years. Despite opposition...Show More Summary
A bill introduced by his home-state colleague and Senate Minority Whip Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) “does not go far enough” in addressing the tens of thousands of illegal alien children streaming across the southern U.S. border, Catherine Frazier, a spokeswoman for Sen. Show More Summary
House Speaker John Boehner is lowering expectations on whether any border bill will pass in the wake of heavy criticism from conservatives like Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) and increasingly intransigent Democrats. “Republicans...Show More Summary
(Fowl Language Comics/Brian Gordon) The wise philosopher Bill Cosby once said, "Parents are not interested in justice. They want quiet." This was funny before I had children. Then it became funny and painful. One of the characters in...Show More Summary
The PFT Preseason Power Rankings, which provide a context for looking at the changes made since last season, will be completed later today. (Spoiler alert: The Seahawks are No. 1.) So let’s start something new, aimed at providing a template for discussion and debate about a team’s prospects for the upcoming season. For each team,…
California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that limits contact in football practices during the season and prohibits it during the offseason. The Assemblyman Ken Cooley-sponsored bill states, "A high school or middle school...Show More Summary
by Bill Pearis Bob Log III Self-described one-man-band-guitar-party-dance-mess Bob Log III is currently on tour bringing that wild thing he does to towns all over North America. See him live and you're a convert. (Check out video below.) NYC will...
It's the last day of term for MPs. Most have already left for sunnier climes or their constituencies. The Lords plough on for another week - they are currently debating the Wales Bill. The normal business of government goes on. Welsh...Show More Summary
Last summer, a 23-year-old software engineer in New York made a now famous offer to a homeless man he passed regularly on the street: Give him a $100 bill or stop to visit the man every morning and teach him to code. Leo, the homeless man, chose to learn to code. Show More Summary
The New York Post reported Tuesday on excerpts of a new book that claims former president Bill Clinton has a “mistress” the Secret Service has unofficially dubbed “Energizer.”
By Bill Maurer: In just a few hours, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) will report its fiscal third quarter. Yesterday, I provided my official earnings preview, but I wanted to circle back with a couple of last minute updates as earnings approach....Show More Summary