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An actor dressed as Santa Claus waves from a suspended sleigh in Berlin.

Santa Claus' estimated salary for 2014

Dec 8, 2014
Billions and billions of customers served.
Posted In: Santa, Christmas, holidays
The Internal Revenue Service Building in Washington, D.C.

Which government agencies get cursed at the most?

Dec 4, 2014
The website Regulations.gov breaks it down.
Posted In: profanity, federal government, government agencies, IRS
The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California. According to the Fed, daily hotel room rates in Southern California have risen to pre-recession levels.

Highlights from the Fed's beige book

Dec 3, 2014
It brims with economic tidbits on such things as hotel rates and e-commerce.
Posted In: The Fed, Beige Book, Thanksgiving, hotels, e-commerce
The White House.

A first: National debt passes $18 trillion

Dec 2, 2014
That's twelve zeros.
Posted In: trillion, national debt, Obama
The organic produce stand in the Shop & Save Market grocery store in Des Plaines, Illinois.

Americans go organic but aren't sure what that means

Dec 1, 2014
Consider the power of idealistic consumption.
Posted In: organic food, organic, GMOS
15th October 1980: Jackie Chan, martial arts expert, in Britain to publicize his film the "Big Brawl."

A Jackie Chan movie just changed the solar industry

Nov 28, 2014
The material in blu-ray discs make solar panels more efficient.
Posted In: solar, Jackie Chan, solar panels, blu-ray
Cranberries are harvested at Weston Cranberry Farm in Carver, Massachusetts.

The government is literally buying tons of cranberries

Nov 26, 2014
34,000 tons, to be exact. Happy Thanksgiving.
Posted In: cranberry, surplus, department of agriculture
A JetBlue aircraft prepares to land at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. in May 2014.

Flight school: JetBlue to offer educational videos

Nov 25, 2014
By the end of the year, the airline plans to provide you with an eggheaded excuse to avoid talking to the passenger next to you.
Posted In: JetBlue, Online classes, airplace, flying, Education
Recording artist Jay-Z, makes an announcement on the steps of City Hall in downtown Los Angeles for the Budweiser Made in America Music Festival.

Clydesdales go missing from Budweiser's holiday ads

Nov 24, 2014
The brewing company is partnering with Jay-Z to try to appeal to younger costumers.
Posted In: Budweiser, Jay-Z, holiday, commercials, clydesdale
Everybody needs to cuddle.

Professional cuddlers for hire in Portland

Nov 21, 2014
$60 will buy you an hour of platonic cuddling at a new business, Cuddle Up to Me.
Posted In: cuddling shop, odd jobs, Portland

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