America's Crumbling Bridges In 2011, the American Society of Civil Engineers rated the nation's overall infrastructure a "D," with bridges receiving a "C." Here's a list of states with the most structurally unsound bridges.
10 Stocks That Hedge Funds Love Goldman Sachs revealed the stocks most popular with the nearly $2 trillion hedge fund industry. The so-called VIP list has outperformed the S&P 500 this year.
Here's What the Billionaires Are Buying Hedge fund managers and investment gurus have to notify the SEC about their moves every quarter. Investors pore over this data in the belief the big fish have special insight.
The World's Most Dangerous Waters Maritime pirates are honing their tactics and beefing up their weaponry. Here are the world’s most pirate-infested waters, and learn about individual attacks from each place.
The 10 Best States for Retirement Whether you'd really consider retiring to North Dakota or West Virginia, this unconventional list will at least get you thinking about what you really need from a retirement spot.
Small Businesses You Can’t Believe Exist Some small businesses provoked skepticism, but the public embraced them and the entrepreneurs who backed them had the last laugh. Here are 10 small businesses founded on unorthodox ideas.
New Tech That Could Change Everything There's little doubt that the 20th century was full of breakthroughs that changed history. But the 21st century could go a step further, according to Citi.
Mega Homes From the Top Three Zip Codes There were more than 200 sales in the top 15 Zip Codes for homes priced at $10 million or more in 2012, and the mega-home market shows no signs of slowing.
Cursed and Haunted Treasures Some treasures have become legendary for their bad luck. These are treasures rumored to be cursed or haunted, which reside in the limbo of legend and superstition. Nonetheless, many have track records that even the most hardened skeptic might find hard to ignore.
"The greatest justice in life is that your vision and looks tend to go simultaneously." -Kevin Bacon
"Happiness is essentially a state of going somewhere, wholeheartedly, one-directionally, without regret or reservation." -William H. Sheldon
"But the body is deeper than the soul and its secrets inscrutable." -E. M. Forster
"Poetry should please by a fine excess and not by singularity. It should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost as a remembrance." -John Keats
"People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest." -Hermann Hesse
"People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them." -George Bernard Shaw
"He who builds a better mousetrap these days runs into material shortages, patent-infringement suits, work stoppages, collusive bidding, discount discrimination--and taxes." -H. E. Martz
"A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized." -Fred Allen
Amazon is reportedly developing a smartphone that sports a 3D screen that relies on retina-tracking technology to make images seem to float above the screen like a hologram. With the smartphone, users would be able to navigate through content by using their eyes alone, according to two unnamed people who discussed the phone with the Wall Street Journal.
U.S. federal telecommunications regulators are pushing ahead with efforts to bring faster Internet service to commercial and private airline flights. The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday started deliberations on a proposal that would offer a new type of in-flight broadband service promising U.S. fliers higher Wi-Fi speeds and better connections.
Nuggets general manager Masai Ujiri was named the NBA's executive of the year on Thursday, a day after George Karl was named the league's top coach. Even as Masai Ujiri accepted the NBA's executive of the year trophy from club President Josh Kroenke on Thursday, the Denver Nuggets general manager said he would have given it up gladly in exchange for a deep playoff run.
According to internal documents obtained by the website TechCrunch, Microsoft has offered $1 billion for the digital assets of Nook Media, Barnes & Noble's digital book venture. According to internal documents obtained by the website TechCrunch, Microsoft has offered $1 billion for the digital assets of Nook Media, Barnes & Noble's digital book venture.
Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts.
Talk about high expectations for a newborn: King and Messiah are among the fastest-rising baby names for American boys. They're just a little behind Major, the boy's name that jumped the most spots on the Social Security Administration's annual list of popular baby names.
A gang of cyber-criminals stole $45 million in a matter of hours by hacking their way into a database of prepaid debit cards and then draining cash machines around the globe, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
We hope you weren't counting too heavily on Jurassic Park 4 making its projected summer 2014 release date, because it looks like Universal has gone back to the drawing boardat least temporarily. The news, as it so often does these days, leaked via Twitter, where Digital Asset Manager Todd Smoyer and Concept Artist Dean Sherriff shared JP4's delay with varying degrees of unhappiness and/or panic. In Smoyer's words, "Hollywood makes and crushes dreams. Goodbye JP4." Sherriff was a little less visibly upset, simply tweeting, "Jp4 on hold."
Man 'appalled' after adverse possession plan leads to arrest Jason Friedman said after trying for months to find a house in foreclosure to buy, he thought he had found his family's dream house for cheap under Florida's obscure adverse possession law. "My plan was to use adverse possession to take control of the property," he told WPBF 25 News' Terri Parker. But that's not what happened. "They put me in a car (and) they took me to jail," Friedman said. "At ... Hammer slams into windshield of woman's car Stephanie Solinski's car is repaired. But she admits she is still not back to normal. "I can't lie," Solinski said. "I flinch every time I see a piece of paper flying. But, I mean, I just drove to South Carolina the other day. Nothing's going to happen. It's a once-in-a-lifetime disadvantage." ALSO: Engagement Ring Glows When Fiance Is Near She's talking about driving on Interstate 95 near ... Worker struck by equipment in hole at construction site A worker was flown to a hospital Friday after he was injured at a construction site in Palm Beach Gardens. Rescuers were called to the construction site near Seminole Pratt Whitney Road and Beeline Highway. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Capt. Albert Borroto said the worker was installing a pipeline at the bottom of a 20-foot hole when the equipment shifted and struck him. The worker was pinned ... 4 arrested in Boca Raton T-Mobile store armed robbery All four suspects accused of using handcuffs and pepper spray during an armed robbery at a T-Mobile store in Boca Raton have been arrested almost six months after the heist. Boca Raton police said Travas Byrd, Allen Eugene, Clinton Johnson and Georges Richardson are all in custody after a lengthy investigation. In December, two men entered the store and acted like customers before pulling out ... Worker falls about 20 feet into hole at construction site A worker was flown to a hospital Friday after falling into a hole at a construction site in Jupiter. Rescuers were called to the construction site near Seminole Pratt Whitney Road and Beeline Highway. The worker was installing a utility pipe when he fell about 20 feet into a hole about the width of his body, WPBF 25 News' Terri Parker reported. He was trapped for about an hour while rescuers ...
The Political Ground Is Shifting Under the President Despite a tough couple of weeks, President Obama's job approval ratings are holding up fairly well. As I write this, 47 percent of voters nationwide offer their approval. That's little changed from attitudes of late and essentially the same as the president enjoyed during most of his first term in office.But if you dig just a bit beneath the surface, it becomes clear that the controversies dogging the White House have had an impact. So far, there are three major issues -- the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservatives, the Justice Department's secret media...
The Case for Drones 1. When Obama Embraced Drone WarfareHow, exactly, did drone warfare and targeted killing become key elements in America’s counterterrorism strategy? And why should we care about them as essential national-security tools for the future?Barack Obama campaigned for his first presidential term on the platform of ending America’s wars. Obama voters and much of the rest of the world figured this promise referred not only to the conventional conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, but also to what liberals considered the long and unnecessary national nightmare of the war on...
Accounting for the Industrial Revolution This is the most important question in economics: Why did the Industrial Revolution happen when and where it did–and not before or elsewhere? Fail to understand that and you may enact policies that will kill the unprecedented human progress it launched: a multiplication in the average worldwide per-capita income of between 16 and 100 times in the span of just 200 years. Compare that to the preceding thousands of years over which worldwide per-capita income was largely unchanged.In her brilliant 2011 book Bourgeois Dignity, economist and historian Deirdre McCloskey shot...