The Wealth of Cannes
The Best Political Graffiti of 2011
Around the world in 2011 there were protests and gatherings to express dissatifaction. In many of these, the complaint used a visual medium: graffiti.
Why It’s Cheaper to Dine Out Than Eat In)
All across the country tonight, Americans will be asking themselves one important question: What’s for dinner? For an increasing number, the answer will be to dine out rather than slave away in the kitchen.
Wall Street Protests: An American Tradition
The U.S. has a long history of large groups taking to the streets and expressing their dissent. Here is a look back at 13 of the largest economic-related protests in American history.
13 Horribly Depressing Real Estate Ads
Despite the weak housing market, some people still don’t make an effort to sell their home. Check out 13 of the saddest home listing photos and ads, from the trashed to the lazy to the just plain frightening.
5 Sinful Ways to Solve the Debt Crisis
Federal and state governments are considering new tax revenue sources that have long been taboo. Economists say the nation’s mounting deficits make measures like marijuana legalization and selling off the gold in Fort Knox more realistic options.
7 Executive Perks You Won't Believe
CEOs enjoy perks worth tens of thousands of dollars or more for everything from air travel to personal security, sports tickets, and even household expenses.
10 Best Places to Start a Small Business
Where are the hottest spots to start a small business? With more Americans becoming entrepreneurs than any time in the past 15 years, it’s a burning question without easy answers.
12 Creative Resumes That Worked
One looks like a movie poster. Another is a Facebook profile. One even requires a bar code. Are these insanely creative resumes a waste of time? Possibly, but these resumes landed job interview for their creators.
Code Red: 7 Serious Threats
to U.S. Recovery
If the Great Recession didn’t kill us, this recovery just might. Renewed worries about a Greek default, rising inflation, chronic unemployment, anemic GDP growth, and slumping home sales...
Feet of Gold
The Champions League final match will provide an important measure of soccer’s growing popularity among U.S. fans – and advertisers.
Money to Burn
Since Memorial Day is the official start of the barbecue season, it’s the perfect time to look at some of the world’s most spectacular grills.
Spending for Military Vehicles Larded with Pork
While Congress and the Obama administration battle over the debt ceiling and long term spending, Republicans and Democrats quietly work hand in glove to preserve dubious defense contracts that mean jobs for their constituents.
6 Homes from Famous Films for Sale in Real Life
You’d think that if your home was featured in a celebrated film, the caché would guarantee a buyer when resale time rolled around. But over the past few years, some of pop culture’s most recognizable homes have come on the market with surprisingly limited success.
IRS Approved: 8 Crazy Tax Deductions
Even honest tax payers sometimes find themselves thinking about “creative” tax deductions. Here are 8 wacky deducton that the IRS has let slide.
10 Dying Industries Headed for the Dead Pool
We may have managed to save the financial industry, but a number of other U.S. industries will not be so lucky. A recent report from IBISWorld indicates that of the 200 industries on the decline in the United States today, there are 10 in particular danger of disappearing altogether.
The Rare Earth Race
A race is on to restart production of rare earth metals in the U.S. in the name of national security, possibly with federal subsidies.
Copper Market Remains Strong
Despite a construction slowdown during the recession, demand for copper is strong thanks to its use in everything from microwaves to electronics to even fish farms. It may even prove to be one of the economic stalwarts of the Japanese tsunami disaster.
March Madness: An NCAA Windfall
March Madness may be all about the game of hoops, but it’s also a numbers game like no other athletic event in this country – pulling in big bucks from lucrative TV deals, advertising, digital media revenue streams, and more.
The Spending of the Green
Americans will spend about $4 billion on St. Patrick’s Day this year, as they splurge on green beer, “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” buttons and dyed carnations.
and the Economy
The idea that hemlines reflect the economy’s fortunes was first perpetuated in the roaring twenties, as women began
showing some leg in seeming celebration of the thriving times.
in Short Supply
The lithium rush is depleting supplies and causing prices to rise at a fast clip. The impact — cell phones, laptops
and electric cars could go the way of precious metals.
You Fund the Film Industry
In 2007, the average Hollywood production cost over $106 million. What’s lesser known is that a good chunk of that
funding comes from the government.
Detroit’s Abandoned Homes
Detroit’s Project 14 will provide the city’s police officers with fully restored and renovated homes for a down payment
of just $1,000, in an effort to revitalize neglected neighborhoods.