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Lawsuit: Wall in Hancock Center lobby cost Signature Room $1 million in business

A wall erected roughly a year ago in the John Hancock Center lobby has cost the Signature Room restaurant and lounge $1 million in business because it causes congestion and confusion, according to a lawsuit.<p>The owner of the establishments on the 95th and 96th floors said in a filing Thursday in …

Giant GM bus from the '50s sells for $4 million

A rare, and enormous, 1950 General Motors Futurliner bus sold at Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale auction Saturday for $4 million.<p>The money will benefit a charity for military members and their families.<p>The bus sold as part of the automotive collection of Arizona-based real estate developer Ron Pratte. …

Sports Cars

Final reckoning looms for BP in Deepwater Horizon case

Five years after the Gulf of Mexico disaster, oil company faces a fine of up to $13.7bn as Judge Carl Barbier begins assessment<p>This Tuesday, close to five years after an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig claimed 11 lives and poured millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, a …

Environment

Onboard game show brings publicity, fun to Allegiant Air

When you run a small, low-cost carrier with a tiny marketing budget, you have to be creative to get publicity.<p>That explains why Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air has allowed a television crew to film a game show in the cabin of its planes during regularly scheduled flights.<p>"We are always looking for …

Filmmaking

Here's The Secret To Saving Almost $400 On Your Next Plane Ticket

Fortunately, we just got a lot more science to offset the art.<p>The good folks over at Expedia have just released a study on when you should buy your next plane ticket.<p>Using data from Airline Reporting Corporation, Expedia determined that "while it's impossible to guarantee when travelers can find …

Flying

Do Apple’s software-quality problems signal management issues?

<i>A flurry of recent software accidents in iOS and OS X raises questions about Apple’s management of its relentless increase in research and development spending.</i><p><b>For the past six months or so, I’ve become increasingly concerned about the quality of Apple software.</b> From the painful gestation of OS X …

MacBook Pro

Abu Dhabi fund offers $57 mn loans for clean energy

The projects were aimed at bringing "reliable and sustainable power to more than 280,000 people" in Argentina, Cuba, Iran, Mauritania and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, said the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development.<p>Abu Dhabi is the wealthiest of the seven sheikhdoms that make up the United Arab …

How We Know Russia's Economic Crisis Has Officially Arrived

Judging by the lack of economic news in Russia's media, a crisis has arrived.<p>Just as in Soviet days, state television does not report facts, it conceals them. The official picture is dominated by the war in Ukraine (fuelled by America), Ukraine's economic collapse (ignored by America), and Russia's …

Economy

35 Places To Visit While The Euro Is At An 11-Year Low

But the currency has just fallen to its lowest level in more than a decade, meaning a European vacation is suddenly within reach for more thrifty travelers.<p>We've come up with the ultimate bucket list of travel destinations in countries that are on the euro.<p>From biking along the canals of Amsterdam …

New York City condo sells for record $100,471,452.77

It just got a lot harder to keep up with the Joneses in Manhattan's "Billionaire's Row."<p>A record-breaking $100 million luxury residence was purchased on Dec.23.<p>The buyer, whose identity has not been revealed, dished out more than $100 million ($100,471,452.77 to be exact) for a two-level duplex …

Real Estate