Dow Chemical, Loeb Settle Board Dispute

Dow Chemical and Dan Loeb’s Third Point settled a looming proxy fight Friday by adding four new directors...

November 21, 2014

Bits Blog: Google Experimenting With Removing Ads for a Fee

Google started experimenting with a new way to let users contribute to websites in exchange for fewer...

November 21, 2014

Julien Blanc, Self-Described Pickup Artist, Denied Entry to Britain

After a public outcry over his abusive techniques, the British government refused to grant a visa to Mr. Blanc,...

November 21, 2014


Strangers at Sea

Without having sailed together before, Ryan Breymaier and Pepe Ribes crossed the Atlantic in June in one of five...

November 21, 2014

A Neo-Confederate in Nevada's Capitol

My hometown alt-weekly, the Reno News & Review, published an in-depth report this week on Nevada Assembly...

November 21, 2014

City Room: New York Today: A Bridge’s Birthday

Friday and the weekend: The Verrazano turns 50, freezing weather gradually warms, and the week in pictures.

November 21, 2014


Is Cheating a Part of Banking Culture?

In college, I heard the words investment banking as early as my first year. It was 2004, I remember recruiters...

November 21, 2014

The Economic Case Against Majoring in Fun Things

For many, the reality of student debt doesn’t hit home until you make your first payment. Though you may have...

November 21, 2014

Why Don't All Hotels Provide Free Wi-Fi?

For hotel guests, wi-fi is no longer a luxury like infinity pools, designer toiletries, or complimentary...

November 20, 2014


 

A New Vocabulary for American Towns

Here are three words, a verb, a noun, and an adjective, which have caught our ears as we’ve traveled...

November 21, 2014

What Obama's Immigration Action Actually Does

The broad executive action on immigration that President Obama announced on Thursday night could shield...

November 21, 2014

4 Stupid Conservative Arguments Against Net Neutrality, Debunked

Last week, Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas set off a firestorm of ridicule when he took to Twitter...

November 21, 2014


Bill Clinton on America's 'One Remaining Bigotry'

Former President Bill Clinton, the white, male, cisgendered, neoliberal, Southern-born, philandering,...

November 21, 2014

Ferguson Protests Are Coming to Your City

On Wednesday evening in Ferguson, Missouri, a number of protesters gathered outside the police station...

November 20, 2014

The Affordable Care Act's Embarrassing Moment of Tooth

It turns out the Affordable Care Act didn't meet its first-year goal of enrolling 7 million Americans...

November 20, 2014


 

NATO: 400 Russian intercepts this year

NATO has scrambled fighter jets more than 400 times this year to intercept Russian military flights close...

November 21, 2014

Immigration: Where Obama, Bush differ

When George W. Bush couldn't get an immigration overhaul through the Senate, he gave up. When Barack...

November 21, 2014

The DREAMer Obama mentioned

The DREAMer President Barack Obama highlighted in his national address on immigration Thursday night...

November 21, 2014


Boehner takes aim at Obamacare

House Republicans filed a lawsuit regarding President Barack Obama's "unilateral actions" on health care,...

November 21, 2014

FSU shooting

The man identified as the gunman who wounded three people at Florida State University's library apparently...

November 21, 2014

Arizona's Arpaio sues Obama on immigration

Suit comes as federal judge warns Arpaio he could face contempt of court        

November 21, 2014


 

When Private School Tuition Costs More Than College

Tuition for a typical private high school in the Southeast costs a relatively modest $18,900 a year....

November 21, 2014

Photos of the Week: 11/15-11/21

This week we have big wave surfing in Portugal, a Beaujolais wine spa in Japan, a massive floating Christmas...

November 21, 2014

For Most Startup Entrepreneurs, College Isn't That Bad of an Idea

In May 2011, PayPal co-founder and tech mogul Peter Thiel proposed a radical concept. Through his Thiel...

November 20, 2014


Living in War-Torn Syria

For more than three years now, Syrians have endured the loss and hardship caused by a protracted civil...

November 20, 2014