New trend: Shopping under the influence

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) Endless lines. Pushy crowds. Hearing "The Twelve Days of Christmas" for the umpteenth time in a matter of hours. Spend a little time shopping this holiday season, more…

Rush Limbaugh hints new endeavors on way

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="RpM2Q4aTpdrxE4vW_lf0M1pwllnFspax" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d"] Is the world ready for a Rush Limbaugh theme park? Limbaugh hinted on his top-rated radio show Thursday that a theme park inspired by his more…

Metals in your smartphone may be irreplaceable

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (ArsTechnica) A few centuries ago, there were just a few widely used materials: wood, brick, iron, copper, gold, and silver. Today's material diversity is astounding. A chip in more…

Inventors' gravity-powered light hits market

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="lnbDNmOTrnV6UMf0Qvc-8sZKWarXOBdq"] (The Register) The British-designed Deciwatt gravity-powered lamp is now in production and shipping, a year after the project went public. It was conceived by Martin Riddiford more…

Bitcoin's roller-coaster ride gets wilder

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (ArsTechnica) Bitcoin has been on a rollercoaster ride for most of its four-year history, with a series of dizzying price spikes and stomach-turning plummets, often in close succession. more…

Market losing streak hits 5 days

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNN) Good economic news put pressure on the stock market again as investors brace for the Federal Reserve to begin dialing down its stimulus. The Dow Jones industrial more…

Moms: Famous store can't be trusted with kids

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [caption id="attachment_583415" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Tony Award-winning musical "Kinky Boots""][/caption] The famous American department store Macy's, celebrated by generations of shoppers and immortalized by Hollywood, is busy hawking more more…

Paul Ryan huddling with Patty Murray on budget

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LOS ANGELES TIMES) WASHINGTON — The contours of a mini-deal to avert another government shutdown emerged Wednesday, a rare glimmer of bipartisanship in a Congress noted for division and dysfunction. Crafted by more…