Linda Hall of Spokane, Wash. has worked hard all her life but hasn’t earned any respect from the labor market. Laid off for the first time at age 62, Hall has no health insurance, not enough savings for retirement and almost no chance of getting hired again. “A year ago I was absolutely certain that [...]
Archive for March, 2012
Kiss frontman Gene Simmons has entertained rowdy crowds around the world. Now, he wants to do it again. The legendary rocker and reality TV star has plans to open a chain of rock-themed brew pubs starting in April. Step one is relaunching Rock & Brews in El Segundo, Calif. Simmons, rock promoter David Furano and [...]
A new report released by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) presents a strong case that manufacturing has declined more during the last decade than it did during the Great Depression of the 1930s. It’s gratifying to finally see a well-respected non-partisan “think tank” release a report based on empirical data that corroborates what [...]
Kris Humphries has filed legal docs … asking a judge to reinforce the obvious — that Kim Kardashian has a duty to disclose how much money the couple raked in during their 72-day marriage. But Kris is also challenging Kim’s right to give away money that represents what they made in wedding gifts.
The Flaming Lips will release a vinyl album on Record Store Day (April 21), entitled, The Flaming Lips And Heady Fwends. The record will include collaborations with Ke$ha, Bon Iver, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Prefuse 73, Tame Impala, Jim James, Nick Cave, Lightning Bolt, Yoko Ono, Neon Indian, Erykah Badu, New Fumes and [...]