New Zealand comedians are once again putting their jokes on the line for charity. The sixth-annual The Good Guys is a one-night comedic showcase in aid of children’s charity SpinningTop
At ByDesign Financial Solutions, a debt-counseling service in Modesto, Calif., they’re working overtime these days. “Our call volume went up 97% in the past five weeks, which has left us scrambling,” says Martha Lucey, president of the nonprofit agency.
Personal-finance guru Suze Orman is famous for her no-holds-barred advice. And in her latest book, The Money Class , she urges recession-battered Americans to be just as honest with themselves.
The half-decade before the financial crisis was a go-go time for the global economy.
When the Chinese government announced earlier this week the formal arrest of four Shanghai-based executives of global mining giant Rio Tinto one Australian citizen and three Chinese nationals it seemed a deliberate ratcheting down of a case that had stunned foreign investors in the country. After all, Beijing had effectively dropped the case’s most ominous element: the charge that Rio’s Stern Hu and his three colleagues had allegedly stolen “state secrets,” in part by bribing executives of Chinese steel companies, who are Rio’s largest buyers of iron ore. Under a state-secrets charge, the four men faced the prospect of a secret trial and the possibility of lifetime sentences
We’ve all been there: a week until payday, the rent is due, and you’re rummaging in your parents’ attic to find Dad’s Mickey Mantle rookie card. If you’re in need of some quick cash, here are six stories of people who found a fortune when — and where — they least expected it
The teenage Sonia Sotomayor was easy to spot in the halls of her New York high school. BRONX, New York (CNN) — The teenage Sonia Sotomayor was easy to spot in the halls of her New York high school.
He’s a key Iranian politician whose name is on the lips of opponents, supporters and experts alike in the bloody aftermath of the Iran’s presidential elections. But despite the chaos that’s plagued the Islamic Republic for the past two weeks — even resulting in the brief detention of his daughter — former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has remained silent and largely unseen. The last time the world saw Iran’s assembled leadership was June 19, when Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei endorsed the victory of hard-line incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the hotly contested June 12 election at Friday prayers.
The development and growth of technology has had some unexpected and unpleasant side effects. One is the death of privacy
A huge mural greets visitors to the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Boston.