Internet porn is forcing adult magazines to diversify their business.
Investors had hoped to make a quick buck in ailing Detroit by 'stripping and flipping.' No such luck.
With impressive pockets of wealth bulging around the globe, naming rights have evolved into a new export category.
Gas prices keep rising. So why are ethanol producers hurting?
Economist David Lereah was once the housing market's biggest cheerleader. Now he says the bust isn't near over, and home prices still have a long way to fall.
Was Yahoo really its best option?
Las Vegas used to be a recession-proof oasis. Not anymore.
What the failed deal means for the Net—and users.
Enough borrowers are still making payments to keep the pools of subprime loans reasonably profitable.
Lengthening the coverage period for unemployment insurance from 26 to 39 weeks is common sense--but will it get bogged down in partisan politics?
Japan's insularity is becoming a drag on its economy and threatening its future.
London has become so prosperous, so quickly, it is now virtually unlivable.
An expert's view on finding work even in a difficult economy.
As competitors come up with copycats, Steve Jobs may have a much grander vision in mind
How to deal with our dependency on foreign oil.
Being a foodie doesn't come cheap. What's a gourmand to do?
A global guide to some of the most common errors behind the wheel.
How to make the most of your 'stimulus' check.
An expert tells what we do—and don't—understand about shark attacks.
How to make the most of your 'stimulus' check.
Have you told young couples straining to buy their first home that declining prices of houses are a misfortune?
Given that National City had to raise capital quickly, selling stock at a huge discount was 'the least unattractive' alternative.
The typical butler is no longer a tuxedo-clad gentleman who does everything from answer the door to assist with personal grooming. These days, butlers are becoming more specialized, as top hotels hire them to provide such niche services as drawing baths, serving frozen snacks and supplying technological support.At the El Dorado Maroma in Riviera Maya, Mexico, beach butlers supply guests with tanning products, reading material, water vaporizers and towels (karismahotels .com; $677 per night).The Personal In-Loft Spa Butler at the MGM Grand's Skylofts hotel in Las Vegas sets each room's lighting, aromatherapy and sound systems, while the Dream Butler guarantees a good night's sleep with a selection of pillows, herbal teas and soothing music (skyloftsmgm grand.com; $510 per night).At the Hotel Monasterio in Cuzco, Peru, bath butlers fill tubs to guests' specifications, drawing from a menu that includes candles, aromatic salts, rose petals and bubbles; they also offer champagne,...
Teens may not know much about big business, but they sure know about cell phones. A Dutch firm is now sending high-schoolers into corporate settings to tutor technologically challenged workers. Both populations benefit, says Anita van der Stap, who created a company, Bellen doe je zo (translation: "this is how you call") to run the workshops.The students are typically 15- and 16-year-olds from lower socioeconomic immigrant families. They study in an Amsterdam vocational program that prepares them for trade school or apprenticeships. Van der Stap, who runs entrepreneurship classes at the school, got the idea when a bank executive speaking to her students needed their help to answer a text message. She persuaded wireless firm KPN Telecom to underwrite workshops, recruited a dozen students and spent three months training them. The one-hour workshops use a funny quiz (Q: What's a booty call?), PowerPoint presentations and individual coaching to teach text messaging, photo-sharing and...
This luxury Rosewood property, in the oversize Al Faisaliah building, caters to both business and leisure travelers. Rooms: The 197 rooms and 27 suites range from approximately $320 to $3,700. Décor: The look is classic, focused on clean lines and neutral colors, with art-deco and Oriental accents. The supersize bathrooms are among Saudi Arabia's biggest, and a touchscreen remote adjusts each room's lighting, curtains and temperature. Food: For those not in the mood for the more formal Globe, Il Terrazzo serves Brazilian churrasco, a variety of slow-roasted meats, on an open-air terrace overlooking a lushly landscaped plaza. Amenities: All rooms are attended by a round-the-clock butler, who can make bookings, arrange couriers, pack and unpack bags and handle just about any request—no matter how indulgent.
Writing checks isn't enough. The new style of philanthropy is hands-on and disciplined.
A rose is always a rose, and this spring they'll be on lots of garments and accessories. For chilly days, Anthropologie puts a golden vine of roses on a silk and wool scarf ($88). They garnish Prada's satin clutch ($695; bergdorfgoodman.com). Jean-Michel Cazabat covers a black silk shoe with a blossoming vine ($495, available in June; barneys .com). Rosettes accent a sterling-silver Tiffany bangle ($395), and hang with cultured pearls on a necklace ($850; tiffany.com). Fendi's short lemon-chiffon dress is flush with cascading silk rose petals ($1,710; bergdorfgoodman .com). And Judith Leiber's Precious Rose purse features a tiered mosaic of 1,169 pink sapphires, 800 tourmalines and 1,016 diamonds—more than 42 carats' worth (about $92,000, dependent on the market; 212-223-2999). Don't say we never promised you a rose garden.
Ad guru Rance Crain says the rules are eternal.
Saudi Arabia challenges our ideas about the Gulf world.