Bethany Arceneaux's family managed to find and rescue her, days after she was kidnapped in Louisiana. Her alleged captor was shot and died, leading legal experts to cite a "defense of others" concept in state law.
House Republicans are pushing a bill that would let people keep health plans they like, just as President Obama said they'd be able to (until it became clear they couldn't) under the Affordable Care Act. And even former President Clinton supports the general idea.
The bill cleared the state Senate on a 19-4 vote, with the chamber's lone Republican joining three Democrats to oppose the measure.
Sam Weiner and Daniel Kibblesmith are the creators of the new book, “How to Win At Everything” and they have some tips for playing (and winning at) the stock market.
The keen investor analyzes the activities of companies big and small to decide whether to buy, sell, or hold onto those companies’ stocks. Here are some common stock-affecting scenarios and how you should react to maximize your money.
* Little-known tech start-up invents an algorithm that lets users smell new babies over the Internet: BUY
* Auto manufacturer forced to recall car that blows up when the driver is sad: SELL
* Struggling financial firm introduces new Chief Financial Officer that’s just a big bag of money wearing expensive-looking glasses: HOLD
* Soft-drink company releases groundbreaking advertisement featuring hip, diverse twentysomethings enjoying themselves: BUY
* Oil company executives circulate desperate, hand-drawn map revealing “hidden cache of oil . . . in the moon?”: SELL
Following our advice, you’ll be an oligarch in no time. Now it’s time to rake it in, literally, by raking your money into large piles and hiring a team of plucky orphans to weep as you burn it in front of them.
The big news out of Major League Baseball this week isn't a superstar free agent signing or a blockbuster trade, but a team, like many Americans, moving out of the city to a bigger house in the suburbs.
The Atlanta Braves announced they're moving out of downtown Atlanta and Turner Field, its 17-year-old home, and into the cozy confines of a brand new stadium in Cobb County. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said the city can't afford the $250 million it'd take to fix it up the way the Braves want.
Benjamin Flowers is an associate professor at the School of Architecture at Georgia Tech where he specializes in the business and culture of sports stadiums. He says stadiums are becoming increasingly disposable, because upgrades to more luxury seating and seat licensing fees have become big money makers. "The team owners and franchises have realized that the real value in a stadium is not in a sporting event or even hosting more fans, but rather as a way of making money," Flowers says. "Stadiums are now really understood in the same way skyscrapers used to be which is as machines for generating revenue."
Flowers says that teams push for new stadiums because they keep getting cities to give fork over the funds to build them. "The argument I always say is, if you're walking down the street and there's a pile of money there, you don't say well, I don't need this pile of money, someone else might make better use of it," he says. "You pick it up."
A huge, expensive new development may temporarily displace the subterranean tavern, which has remained the same since 1964. John Belushi immortalized the place in a Saturday Night Live skit.