Matt Kraydich

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Vert-A-Pac train cars kept your Chevy Vega's price in check

Our apologies to those who've seen this before, but for the rest of the class, how awesome are these pictures of the Vert-A-Pac shipping system General Motors came up with to ship the Chevrolet Vega back in the 1970s? Developed along with Southern Pacific Railroad, GM was able to double the amount …

Call for more investment in world's protected areas

<b>The world's national parks and nature reserves receive eight billion tourist visits a year, generating around $600bn of spending, according to research.</b><p>The tourism income vastly outweighs the $10bn a year spent safeguarding them, says a Cambridge University team.<p>The study, published in PLOS …

National Parks

Obsolete jobs: Meet the guy who fixes Tom Hanks' typewriter

When Tom Hanks and Sam Shepard need to get their typewriters fixed, they know exactly where to go: Gramercy Typewriter, a third-generation, family-run shop that's still click-clacking away after 83 years.<p>Yes, the typewriter is an anachronism. But no, it has not gone extinct. Nor have the typewriter …

Tom Hanks

Luxury getaways for (much) younger travelers

Get used to hearing babies crying in First Class or seeing toddlers at the check-in desk at high-end hotels.<p>From perks like organic baby food and child-sized bathrobes to larger hotel suites and more kid-focused activities, the luxury travel market is catering to much younger travelers.<p>In the past …

Hospitality

Samsung unveils beautiful new Galaxy S6

Samsung set out to build a better looking line of Galaxy phones this year, and it definitely achieved its goal.<p>The South Korean electronics company unveiled the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge on Sunday afternoon at Mobile World Conference in Barcelona. I got a chance to preview both new models at a …

Phones

Why small businesses don't want a loan

Fed Chair Janet Yellen revealed to Congress this week that demand is not "very high" for small business loans, adding that some of this may be due to …

Small Business

Obama: Community college should be ‘as free and universal in America as high school’

As expected, President Obama outlined his proposal to offer two years of free community college tuition for students, first detailed two weeks ago in …

College & University

This guy used a get-rich-quick scheme and got rich

You know those crazy get rich quick schemes that supposedly let you become a millionaire from your living room couch? That exact scenario just played out for Eric Martin of York, Pennsylvania.<p>Last month, Martin read about a new all-the-rage startup retail/tech company called Jet.com, which had been …

Living Rooms