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Jonah Hill on 'Wolf of Wall Street,' '22 Jump Street,' and Auditioning for Martin Scorsese

Rob Kim/Getty Images<p>By now, you've probably heard that "The Wolf of Wall Street" is totally nuts.<p>Directed by Martin Scorsese, this tale of greed and lust and piles of cocaine that tower higher than the Matterhorn, is an electrifying cinematic feast for the senses. Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jordan …

China’s Desperate Smog Fix: Pumping the Skies With Liquid Nitrogen

Scientists in China say that pumping extremely cold nitrogen into Beijing’s polluted skies might help combat the excessive smog that blankets the …

Nearly Every Action Movie Star Is In The First 'Expendables 3' Teaser Trailer

The gift that keeps on giving.<p>Lionsgate has released the first teaser trailer for "The Expendables 3."<p>Here are the stars in the third installment: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Mel …

Movies

Britain to start issuing plastic money in 2016

LONDON -- Paper or plastic? No, not what kind of bag do you want your purchases in; it's what kind of money you'll use to pay for them, at least in Britain.<p>The Bank of England announced Wednesday that, beginning in 2016, it will start issuing polymer banknotes -- in other words, plastic money -- in …

The Man Who Duped Millionaires Into Paying Big Bucks For Fake Wine

He was the man with "the nose of a blood hound," as one wine critic once put it.<p>Rudy Kurniawan was once the toast of the fine-wine world, renowned for his ability to find some of the rarest — and priciest — wines in the world.<p>He was also, prosecutors alleged, a fraud who duped some of the country's …

PepsiCo to no longer call Naked juices 'natural'

NEW YORK (AP) — PepsiCo Inc. says it will no longer label its Naked juices as being "all natural," after a lawsuit complained that the drinks contain ingredients that don't fit that bill.<p>The company, based in Purchase, N.Y., is also paying $9 million to settle the lawsuit.<p>In an emailed statement, …

Apple Is Too Rich To Care If It Has To Pay $500 Million For Book Price Fixing Scandal

Apple won't care.<p>It has $146 billion in cash on its balance sheet.<p>The $500 million sum is almost ironic — it includes triple damages for consumer injury. The tripling is supposed to deter companies from fixing prices by making it very expensive if they get caught. But the tech business is so much …

Diminutive

This Week Is Going To Be Crazy

Perhaps the best visual representation of the slowdown in activity is trading volume in the Treasury market, shown in the chart at right.<p>Treasuries took center stage in May and June when a big sell-off there roiled markets around the world, and trading volume rose to an all-time high.<p>This past …

Markets

Forbes top schools list highlights debt, costs

Forbes' magazine's list of America's Top Colleges for 2013 is notable for what's not in the top slot: an Ivy League school.<p>The distinction of being number one this year goes to Stanford University (alma mater of Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer). The number-two school is Pomona College, a small liberal …

College & University

Four years after the financial crisis, Barclays is finally selling more shares

At the height of the global financial crisis, Barclays narrowly avoided taking bailout money like many of the UK’s other largest banks. It issued new stock to the private sector multiple times in 2008, but then in January 2009 executives penned a letter promising, “we are not seeking subscription …

Selling

Going, going... Chromecast sold out online, but not everywhere

Best Buy, Amazon and the Google Play Store are now all temporarily out of stock of the streaming stick. eBay and some Best Buy outlets could be the only options right now for the impatient.<p>If you've got your hands on Google's red-hot, priced-to-move streaming media stick, the Chromecast, consider …

Google Play

Dow recovers from 150-point drop for 5-week win streak

Stocks went on a roller-coaster ride on Friday, ending with the Dow squeezing out a fifth consecutive week of gains, as investors digested the latest batch of mixed earnings ahead of a busy economic calendar next week.<p>The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the day just 3 points ahead, after …

Stock Markets

Hedge Fund SAC Capital Pleads Not Guilty To Fraud Charges

Hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors has pleaded not guilty to wire and securities fraud, a day after federal prosecutors in New York charged the firm in connection with an alleged insider trading scheme.<p>Peter Nussbaum, SAC's general counsel, entered the plea on behalf of the firm, one of Wall Street's …

Valerija Kelava Fronts Pedro del Hierro Madrid Fall 2013 Campaign

<b>Luxe Fall</b> – Spanish label Pedro del Hierro Madrid taps Valerija Kelava for its fall 2013 campaign. The studio images were snapped by Lachlan Bailey …

Fashion by numbers: Burberry Prorsum spring/summer 2014

1 English roses<p>Guyliner? Pah! Burberry's vision for next summer is as clean as a whistle. Hair is all soft fop, cheeks are windburned and rosy. Milan …

eYe COMME des GARCONS JUNYA WATANABE MAN x The North Face 2013 Capsule Collection

eYe COMME des GARCONS JUNYA WATANABE MAN and The North Face have come together for a special 2013<p>eYe COMME des GARCONS JUNYA WATANABE MAN and The North Face have come together for a special 2013 capsule collection. The collection consists of several outerwear options displaying designer Junya …

Asian Style Icons: Designers, Models & Actresses Dominating The Fashion Industry (PHOTOS)

When Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi stepped out on the red carpet this month in a floral fitted gown and -- get this -- a gold <i>crown</i>, we were expecting it to look well... sort of ridiculous (think: Katy Perry at the Met Gala). Lo and behold, Ziyi looked elegant, refined and so fashion-forward. And she …

Concepts x ASICS Gel Lyte III "Three Lies"

Boston’s Concepts is honoring a local landmark — the Statue of John Harvard, also known as the<p>Boston’s Concepts is honoring a local landmark — the Statue of John Harvard, also known as the Statue of Three Lies — with its upcoming ASICS collaboration. Inspired by the statue’s shoe, and its color in …

The Best Road Bikes for Every Rider

Across the cycling categories, excluding perhaps the penny-farthing, we seem to be in the middle of a boom in popularity. Cities are adding bike …

IBM high-fives Netflix open-source tools

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Netflix(s nflx), aside from delivering streaming video to consumers, also wants to provide open-source software — Netflix OSS — …

Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow

Eastern thought and meditation are pushing ever-closer to the mainstream. Today, many ancient teachings coincide perfectly with modern research on improved mental agility.<p>“The great enigma for psychologists and philosophers is the mind.”<br>–Bhante Wimala<p>Several decades ago, the term ‘mindfulness’ used …

Mindfulness

15 Cities Where House Flippers Are Making Tons Of Money

Home flips are up 19% from a year ago and 74% from the first half of 2011, according to a new report from Realtytrac.<p>"While flipping continues to be profitable in most markets, particularly those where the home price recovery is still nascent and a recent rebound in foreclosure activity allows …

Real Estate

Fixed-rate bonds no longer a haven for savers

Savers relying on income from fixed-rate bonds face a shock when the deal comes to an end and they switch accounts, as rates have plummeted over the …

Morgan Stanley is having an identity crisis

The bank’s future may be very different—but more profitable<p>In the hyper-competitive world of finance, Wall Street banks have certain characteristics for which they are known. JP Morgan has the biggest balance sheet. Bank of America and Citigroup are major retail banks. Goldman Sachs is, well, …

Markets

Beyoncé and Jay-Z Attend Trayvon Martin Rally in New York City

Thousands hit rallies in various cities across the U.S. on Saturday afternoon in support of Trayvon Martin, seeking justice. In New York City, …