Melanie McElligott

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McDonald's Says They Don't Have The Money To Pay Bands To Work For Them

Like many other corporations, McDonald’s is headed down to Austin next week for the nation’s largest (depending on who you ask) and most important industry-focused festival, South By Southwest (otherwise known as SXSW). It joins hundreds of other companies, all hosting events, giving away product, …

The worst teams in the NFL could be the biggest spenders in free agency

According to Omar Kelly of the Sun-Sentinel, teams that fall below 89% of the cap have to pay the difference to the NFLPA.<p>This provision gives teams two choices: spend money on players to get to the 89% or pay the difference directly to the NFLPA. Owners would rather choose the former.<p>According to …

Saying Goodbye To A Manhattan Classical Music Mecca

There's a kind of little village of artisans on Manhattan's West 54th Street. In a couple of plain looking office towers, there are a bunch of rehearsal studios, violin makers' workshops and other music businesses. Behind one of those office doors on the 10th floor sits Frank Music Company — …

Willis Tower owners in talks with Blackstone Group, source says

Blackstone Group, the giant private equity real estate investor, is in talks to buy Chicago's iconic Willis Tower for more than $1.4 billion, a source confirmed Friday.<p>Any sales price of more than $850 million would set a Chicago record.<p>The firm perhaps is best known in Chicago for buying a …

Real Estate

Once Offered At $135 Million, Walnut Place In Dallas Lists For $100 Million

A Dallas estate that was once America’s priciest home listing will soon hit the market at $100 million.<p>Known as the Crespi-Hicks Estate, the home has been recently rechristened “Walnut Place.” It was listed for $135 million in January 2013, then eventually reduced to $98 million, always as an …

Newcomers jump into activist investing, eying returns and capital

BOSTON (Reuters) - The largest new field of activist investors in years is shaking up corporate America, seeking to tap into billions of dollars in available capital and inspired by the outsized returns of brand-name agitators like William Ackman and Carl Icahn.<p>William Ackman, founder and CEO of …

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Unnecessary purchases that eat up your budget

As the post-Recession economy continues to mend slowly, Americans are increasing their annual spending. According to a 2014 Gallup poll, 45% of Americans say they are spending more than they were a year ago, and only 18% say they are spending less. For most, especially older generations, the …

‘Calvin and Hobbes’: America’s Most Profound Comic Strip

The hilarity of ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ was rooted in a 6-year-old boy’s inability to control himself—or the world<p>In 1985, American newspaper readers met an appalling little boy. He taunted his mother (“Prepare for annihilation, pitiful Earth female”), tormented a classmate by telling her he had …

Calvin and Hobbes