We take a look at the top-earning music stars and the millions they make.
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Rising food prices are a threat to many; they also present the world with an enormous opportunity
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
South Carolina's Republican presidential primary last weekend raised new concerns. In Horry County, which includes Myrtle Beach, election workers were unable to get about 80 percent of the touch-screen machines running on time. Many voters had to use emergency paper ballots. And some were told to come back later when the paper ballots ran out.
Monday, January 28, 2008
Heated debates in Russia's State Duma could be about to get even hotter. Among the brand new deputies to win seats are four female ex athletes who have a history of letting it all hang out - for the cameras. All eyes are now on the Duma, to see whether these beautiful ladies bring a new kind of passion to political discussions.
Silly Jason. He thought a Best Buy sign reading "2 for $25" meant he could buy two DVDs for $25. He obviously didn't read the part of the sign that requires customers to buy Saw IV.Oh, that's not part of the sign? Then why did the manager of the Best Buy in Beaumont, TX refuse to honor the in-store advertisement? Read Jason's story.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Reuters - Mortgage loan analysis company
Clayton Holdings Inc , in an agreement with New York's
attorney general, said on Saturday it would detail how Wall
Street firms disregarded its warnings about the quality of home
loans later sold to investors.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
French bank Societe Generale said Thursday it has uncovered a $7.14 billion fraud -- one of history's biggest -- by a single futures trader who fooled investors and overstepped his authority. The trader, who was not named, used his knowledge of the group's security systems to conceal his fraudulent positions, a statement from the bank said.
Friday, January 25, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
A must see movie - a short while after Palestinian snipers shot dead a volunteer from Ecuador, the news team covering the incident became the next target. The camera caught it all - the fear, the uncertainty, knowing your life can end with the next bullet.
Barack Obama is heading into the January 26 South Carolina Democratic primary powered by a solid lead in each of the most recent 11 polls taken here, with African American voters and a slice of the white electorate set to put him over the top next Saturday.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
OMG CONFLICT. Hillary just lied about what Obama said about Reagan. I don't know why Obama has to characterize this as "statements that are not factually accurate," probably because that has more syllables and he's kinda very off his game tonight.
Monday, January 21, 2008
The Sunday Times has obtained a document that confirms that a file, which the FBI denied existed, could contain information about American officials stealing nuclear secrets for Turkish and Israeli spies, who would then sell the secrets to Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.
well before he was a nationally known political star, Huckabee nurtured a relationship with America's largest white supremacist group, the Council of Conservative Citizens. The extent of Huckabee's interaction with the racist group is unclear, but this much is known: he accepted an invitation to speak at the group's annual conference in 1993.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
While Clinton did edge out Obama in the popular vote by 6%, she only did so by capturing the populous Las Vegas area. Obama won broader support statewide, especially in the more rural areas that Democrats usually flounder in, and thus earned more state delegates than Clinton. Obama is now two delegates ahead of Clinton, and closest to nomination.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Reuters - Social network software maker
Slide Inc said on Friday it had closed a $50 million
institutional financing round, marking the rising valuations of
start-ups riding fast-growing Facebook's wave of popularity.
"When they go into a diplomatic meeting ... it's the first thing on the agenda," Swift said. "It starts to jeopardizes cooperation in intelligence gathering, police work, and ultimately potentially extradition and other issues."
Friday, January 18, 2008
Reuters - Apparel retailers may be
facing a doom-and-gloom sales environment in the near future,
but many are anxious to prove to a skeptical marketplace they
have got what it takes to be recession-proof.
He has a longer record in elected office than she does, as a 2nd term NY senator. Obama was elected to the Illinois state Senate in 1996, when Democrats were in the minority. He proposed hundreds of new laws, including universal health care, tougher gun control and expanded welfare, but saw most of them spiked by Republican leadership.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
An environmental group says a Coca-Cola bottling plant in the drought-stricken state of Rajasthan is depleting scarce water supplies.
Kucinich was missing from the stage at last night’s Democratic debate hosted by MSNBC. Democracy Now decided to break the sound barrier and give Kucinich a chance to take part. In an exclusive broadcast, with excerpts of the debate, the Ohio Congressman answers the questions he might have faced if he hadn’t been been silenced.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
The battle over legal filesharing is hotter than ever in Sweden - 13 MPs from the main ruling party have already joined the copyright rebels in Europe's leading pirate country. "The copyright lobby realized they were under serious attack and mounted every piece of defense they could muster", tells Rick Falkvinge, the leader of the Pirate Party.
Monday, January 14, 2008
More color in the hair but the message remains the same.
Sunday, January 13, 2008
As an American historian who knows something of economic law, I became intrigued with how the United States had remained prosperous, its economy still so dynamic and productive, given the serious and recurring economic fallacies to which our top leaders (have subscribed and from which they cannot seem to free themselves.
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Iranian state TV aired video Thursday purporting to show a weekend standoff between small Iranian boats and U.S. naval ships in the Persian Gulf.
Algae oil. We need it now please.
Friday, January 11, 2008
FT.com - The head of Saudi Arabia's stock market regulator on Thursday said his agency was open to ideas mooted by western institutions to allow foreign investors to tap into the Middle East's largest bourse.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Barack Obama, now the media's odds-on favorite to win the White House, is drawing effusive praise from the chattering classes.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Yesterday news reports said an Iraqi soldier shot and killed two US soldiers during a joint mission. The rather startled reports repeated assertions that the attack was for "reasons unknown." But Iraqi reports say the US soldiers were kicking a pregnant Iraqi woman when shot. Here’s what we’ve been able to learn so far:
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
(w/video) When Russert asked him if, like Bush, McCain would have supported the Iraq war even if no weapons of mass destruction were believed present in Iraq, McCain seemed to dismiss the question as irrelevant.
Monday, January 7, 2008
Sunday, January 6, 2008
During the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), 2,800 American volunteers took up arms to defend the Spanish Republic against a military rebellion led by General Franco and aided by Hitler and Mussolini. To the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, which fought from 1937 through 1938, the defense of the Republic represented the last hope against international fascism.
Although Uncle Sam might not usually be included in your holiday plans, wrapping up a few simple financial tasks before the end of the year can help carry the joy of the season all the way through April 15. ?Financial Editor Jean Chatzky shares practical advice on how to prepare your accounts for the new year.
Saturday, January 5, 2008
"I'm dead. That sucks, at least for me and my family and friends. But all the tears in the world aren't going to bring me back, so I would prefer that people remember the good things about me rather than mourning my loss. (If it turns out a specific number of tears will, in fact, bring me back to life, then by all means, break out the onions.)"
Friday, January 4, 2008
Reuters - The pace of job losses in mortgage
lending slowed in December, as some companies shifted workers
to other areas of financial services, but the losses may pick
up again in the new year as the U.S. housing market continues
to weaken and credit remains tight.
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
The controversial filmmaker is becoming part of real-world drama as he has been invited to meet with dangerous Colombian rebels to discuss hostage release.
Reuters - Projections for S&P 500 companies'
fourth-quarter earnings swung to a 6.1 percent drop on Monday
from an 11.5 percent rise on October 1, in the biggest
quarterly move since Reuters Estimates started compiling
analysts' forecasts in 1999.