Costa Concordia captain had crashed before

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (THE LOCAL, GERMANY) — The captain of ill-fated Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia had crashed a luxury liner before while sailing too fast into a German port, according more…

'Gay' hotel in NYC opens for business

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (MSNBC) -- On a recent afternoon, construction was brisk and the excitement was palpable at 510 West 42nd Street in Manhattan, the site of THE OUT NYC, a sleek, more…

Shell wins court order against Greenpeace

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LOS ANGELES TIMES) -- With conflict brewing over Shell’s plans to begin exploratory drilling in the U.S. Arctic this summer, a federal judge in Anchorage has issued a more…

Price of redundancy: $100 billion each year

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [jwplayer rRaNzXwY] Earlier this week, the Government Accountability Office reported that taxpayers lose tens of billions of dollars to redundant government programs. There are literally dozens of programs more…

European funding sows seeds of next crisis

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (MARKETWATCH) — The European Central Bank's second long-term repo operation is in the books now, and no matter what cognoscenti may say about whether it was a bigger more…

Stimulus-backed solar company does 70% layoff

by -NO AUTHOR- -- President Obama used a weekly address in July 2010 to tout his stimulus package’s support for the solar industry. One of the companies he mentioned specifically, Abound Solar, more…

IRS goes after local chapters of tea party

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (HOTAIR) — You may recall that back in November, the Richmond Tea Party, recognizing that the then-burgeoning Occupy movement was getting a free ride from the city, sent more…