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Note: Today's show is a rerun. It originally ran in February 2011. It's gold standard week on Planet Money! On today's show, we visit the charming curmudgeon and respected finance writer James Grant. He says we should go back on the gold standard. His basic argument: Under the gold standard,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at Sheppard Bret7850's blog
An adult spotted lanternfly is seen, its wings spread to show a colorful hind wing. The invasive pest has sparked a quarantine in Pennsylvania. Holly Raguza/Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture hide caption itoggle caption Holly Raguza/Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture An adult spotted lanternfly is seen, its wings spread to show a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at Sheppard Bret7850's blog
Whatsapp has always had a pretty low-key business model: your first year on the service is free, and every year beyond that'll cost you a whopping $1. Now that the ink is dry on its $22ish billion buyout deal with Facebook, is the social juggernaut... Source: Similar Articles: 4chan... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at Sheppard Bret7850's blog
Around the Nation Archaeologists Find Brewery Remains At Virginia Campus Business Deborah Rutter Becomes Kennedy Center's First Female President Around the Nation Pie Crust Scandal Hits Kentucky State Fair Business Another NFL Season, Another Year LA Is Without A Team Source: Tags: emmy winners Lolita Richi Michael Johns hope... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at Sheppard Bret7850's blog
When it's finished in 2016, the Lotte World Tower will reach more than 1,800 feet. But unfortunately, crews are encountering some problems as they near the top: Small sinkholes are forming in the neighborhood, and a nearby lake is mysteriously emptying into... hopefully not the base of the world's sixth... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2014 at Sheppard Bret7850's blog
In 1939, the first Major League Baseball game was broadcast on TV—a double-header between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers—at a time when American TV was still very much an experiment. But this broadcast was a long time coming. In fact, years before practical TV tech had even been... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Sheppard Bret7850's blog
The DropSuit Rugged Case by Body Glove for the iPhone 5c, available now in the iMore store, aims to provide moderate protection without adding a lot of bulk. It also features shock absorption and a design that lets you maintain a sturdy grip on your iPhone. But does it really... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2014 at Sheppard Bret7850's blog
On October 1st, Amy Robach set a positive example for all women by having a mammogram on the air on “Good Morning America,” and it turns out it may have saved her life. The 40-year-old correspondent, married to “Melrose Place” hunk Andrew Shue, told viewers today (November 11) that after... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2013 at Sheppard Bret7850's blog
Not content with producing just one terrible tablet, Lenovo took the exact same specs of the Yoga Tablet 8 and shoved them into a slightly larger frame. The Yoga Tablet 10 is basically just a bigger version of the company’s 8-inch slate. You still get awesome battery life (12 hours... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2013 at Sheppard Bret7850's blog
A visitor at the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington passes early in the morning on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, to look at the names inscribed on the wall. Several ceremonies are scheduled in the Nation's Capitol to honor those who have served in the U.S. military including a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2013 at Sheppard Bret7850's blog
Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin talks to the media during a news conference after practice at the Dolphins training center in Davie, Fla., Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. NFL officials launched an investigation to try and determine who knew what and when about the troubled relationship between offensive lineman Richie Incognito... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2013 at Sheppard Bret7850's blog
Just 24 hours after one tech heavyweight lost its CEO, another has been forced to bow out of the game. After his company posted a huge loss and wrote off a chunk of value from sub-brands Gateway and Packard Bell, Acer CEO and Chairman JT Wang has decided to resign.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2013 at Sheppard Bret7850's blog
Do you ever fear that, one day, data-hungry bandits will tie you to a chair and make you surrender your Facebook password? It's not an unreasonable fear, actually. Christopher Nolan made a gripping documentary about this very scenario. But, thanks to a new method developed by scientists from Stanford and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2013 at Sheppard Bret7850's blog
A contentious and costly battle is taking shape in Colorado around the practice of hydraulic fracturing. In November, four communities will vote on local ballot issues seeking to limit or ban fracking. A similar measure is on the ballot in Ohio. Proponents say they're worried about health and environmental effects... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2013 at Sheppard Bret7850's blog
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Posted Oct 27, 2013 at Sheppard Bret7850's blog
By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new round of U.S. budget negotiations starting next week should focus more narrowly on replacing automatic spending cuts rather than an elusive "grand bargain," House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said on Thursday. Ryan told Reuters in an interview that simply maintaining the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2013 at Sheppard Bret7850's blog
Posted by: Evan Litsios / added: 10.21.2013 / Back to What Up If you like pow lines, big jumps, and stylish airs, you'll love watching Victor Daviet sending it in this full part from Rip Curl. Victor has a timeless style, and appreciates big floater airs just as much as... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2013 at Sheppard Bret7850's blog
Police officers and paramedics carry a wounded passenger to an ambulance after a commuter train slammed into the end of the line when arriving to Once central station early this morning in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. Paramedics rescued scores of wounded commuters. According to Security Secretary Sergio... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2013 at Sheppard Bret7850's blog
Today at Wired’s 2013 event in London, Twitter’s Deb Roy (co-founder of TV social impact analytics firm Bluefin Labs, acquired by Twitter earlier this year), the MIT researcher discussed how his company took the academic subject of semiotics and made it something “central” to the future of Twitter’s business. On... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2013 at Sheppard Bret7850's blog
Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports All 20 UFC Fight Night 29 fighters passed their drug tests. Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) tested every fighter before their bouts on Oct. 9 in Barueri, Brazil. After the bouts, the headliners – Demian Maia and Jake Shields – were tested again, in addition to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2013 at Sheppard Bret7850's blog
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Posted Oct 12, 2013 at Sheppard Bret7850's blog
TrustNordisk. Photographer: Caspar Sejersen The style posters for Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac" COLOGNE, Germany – How is one to describe the posters for Lars von Trier's upcoming erotic epic Nymphomaniac? The poster art, which Nymphomaniac producers TrustNordisk unveiled Thursday, is a series of nude, though not pornographic, images of the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2013 at Sheppard Bret7850's blog
Joseph Adelman, a veteran film industry executive, died Tuesday at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank following a six-month battle with cancer. He was 79. Adelman worked for United Artists and Paramount and from 1977-79 served as the COO of the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers, where... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2013 at Sheppard Bret7850's blog
India urged Sri Lanka?s government on Monday to resume negotiations with an ethnic Tamil party on increased local autonomy for Tamils. Visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said India looked forward to an early resumption of the dialogue ?to address this issue in a timely manner.? Khurshid made the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2013 at Sheppard Bret7850's blog
By Joab Jackson, IDG News Service?|??Security October 08, 2013, 4:18 PM ? As anticipated, the latest round of Microsoft's Patch Tuesday monthly release of security fixes addresses a widely known Internet Explorer (IE) vulnerability already being exploited by malicious hackers. Overall, for October's bundle of software patches, Microsoft issued eight... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2013 at Sheppard Bret7850's blog