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The 15 Best Pop Culture Moments of 2014
Today, we’re kicking things off with the “15 Best Moments in Pop Culture,” a list of funny, weird and above all stand-out moments that were hot topics of conversation that we think will last beyond this year. read more
2017 billionaires' list: Meet the 5 richest people in UAE
Dubai: Most billionaires in the UAE are getting richer every year, with their private wealth growing by $1 billion to $5.6 billion over the course of 12 months. In this year's rankings released by Forbes, at least five UAE residents made it to the top five ... read more
Economics for the 99% Going Hot Turkey: The protests in Izmir
Orange designates those Turkish provinces affected by substantial popular protests in May-June 2013. Note the absence of orange in the east of the country. If you have ever visited Izmir in western Turkey, you know that it is the jumping-off point for one ... read more
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Buck Rogers SNES Prototype Materializes
Licensing can be a fickle playground for developers. The rights that were secured for a brand may suddenly change or be revoked entirely, calling for a change in plans at any time. More evidence of this fact has arrived in an alleged ROM of a prototype ... read more
Ten cities suing Florida for right to regulate guns locally
Ten South Florida cities filed a lawsuit Monday afternoon against the state because they want the power to regulate firearms locally. There has been a national conversation about guns after the Feb. 14 Parkland school shooting that left 17 dead and 17 ... read more
Who’s Going to Win the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economics?
Income inequality has been a hot topic this year, and Oxford’s Sir Tony Atkinson and Angus Deaton of Princeton have in the past been seen as frontrunners in this strand of the economics field. Thomson Reuters also tabs a sociologist—Mark Granovetter of ... read more
The “Gary Cohn Tariffs Summit” Is A Brilliant Canard
and C-list celebs in hot outfits. For instance – if we were Gary Cohn – the guest list would be easy. Sitting around the table would be Ivanka, Jack Welch, Joe Namath, Clint Eastwood, Richard LeFrak, Kate Upton in a string bikini, the ghost of Roy Cohn ... read more
LIGO to Collaboration Members: There Is No Santa Claus
Not that you didn’t see it coming. As we know, the LIGO experiment and its friend the Virgo experiment are hot on the trail of gravitational waves. They haven’t found any yet, but given the current sensitivity, that’s not too much of a surprise. read more
D.C. concealed-carry ruling: 2nd Amendment ‘reason’ enough
A recent ruling by a federal appellate panel striking down the District of Columbia’s “good reason” requirement for concealed-carry gun permits is a Second Amendment victory that must be upheld if D.C. appeals it. After reviewing conflicting lower ... read more
Guess Which Of The ‘Largest Hedge Funds’ Are Getting An Especially Close Look In SEC Insider-Trading Probe?
Hint: One’s run by a hot-dog enthusiast and starts with a “P” and ends with an “oint72.” The SEC has evidence of more than 20 phone calls, emails and instant messages among investors and analysts at Height Securities between the time the firm ... read more