By Carolyn Cutrone
Today millions of people will experience "triskaidekaphobia"--that is, a fear of the number 13. While this fear derives from the Last Supper, a religious event that is said to have happened more than 2,000 years ago, its effects are still very real.
Sales have been known to
By Natalie Abrams,
Ellen DeGeneres is a funny lady. Even when it comes to rumors of trouble in her own marriage!
On Wednesday's episode of her daytime talk show, DeGeneres addressed a report that she and wife Portia de Rossi are having problems.
The comedienne explained that she caught a
By Minda Zetlin
Having a bank turn you down for a loan really sucks, I can tell you from experience. It's humiliating, causing you to doubt your own worth and want to huddle in your bedroom, with the shades down.
Don't give in to that temptation. A rejected loan application is
By ANDREA RODRIGUEZAssociated Press
HAVANA (AP) - It's not dog-eat-dog. Not just yet.
But as more and more islanders go into business for themselves under President Raul Castro's economic reforms, the ethos of capitalism is increasingly seeping into Cuban daily life, often in stark conflict
By COLLEEN BARRYAssociated Press
MILAN (AP) - The Milan court that convicted Silvio Berlusconi of paying an underage prostitute for sex at his infamous Bunga Bunga parties said Thursday in remarkably raunchy detail that proof of intercourse wasn't necessary to find him guilty.
The court, in a
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are continuing their September rally.
The Dow Jones industrial average closed out its best week since January with a gain of 3 percent.
On Friday the Dow rose 75 points, or 0.5 percent, to 15,376.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose four points, or 0.3 percent, to 1,
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are mostly higher on Wall Street as a September rally resumes.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 63 points, or 0.4 percent, to 15,364 as of noon Friday. The Dow fell 25 points the day before, only its second loss in September. The Dow is up 3.8 percent this month.
By Andrew Housser
The nation's jobless rate fell to 7.4 percent in July with employers adding about 162,000 jobs, according to the U.S. Labor Department. Still, 3.5 million Americans have been out of work for more than a year. The struggling economy has meant business closures, layoffs and
IMPERIAL, Neb. (AP) - A man who abducted his estranged wife from the Lincoln hair salon where she works set her free about 30 hours later, then shot and killed himself in a southwestern Nebraska cornfield, authorities said Sunday.
Officers heard a gunshot coming from the cornfield about two miles
By PETER ORSIAssociated Press
HAVANA (AP) - Cuba's first English-language bookstore offers a selection that would just about stock the lobby of an average Vermont bed and breakfast. Next to what's available in English elsewhere in Havana, it might as well be the Library of Congress.