Blockbuster LLC, the once-ubiquitous video rental chain, will close its remaining 300 stores in the United States and end its mail DVD rental service by January 2014, parent company Dish Network Corporation said Wednesday in a press release.
The closest and most relevant election Tuesday may turn out not to be any of those on the Eastern Seaboard that have been soaking up the media’s attention—for governor in Virginia and New Jersey, and for mayor in New York and Boston—but rather the special Republican primary for an open House seat in the deepest Deep South, in and around Mobile, Alabama.
And what to do when government catches up
*/ In 1992, when the Supreme Court adjudicated a dispute over sales tax between Quill Corp., a Delaware mail-order office-supply company, and the state of North Dakota, it inadvertently altered the future of e-commerce. The Court ruled that mail-order companies did not have to collect sales tax on customers in states in which they had no physical presence.
Standing desks are taking over, so I worked from bed to protest
Standing desks are taking over, so I worked from bed to protest. Here's what I learned.
How to talk like a business-school bro
You need to learn this phrase if you want to succeed at talking like a business school bro.
Not the Post. Not the Journal. Mickey Mouse.
"Marijuana remains illegal at the national level, with no medical exception," Michael Kinsley notes in the latest issue of The New Republic. And yet, in Washington state—which, along with Colorado, legalized pot for all uses last year—the cultivation and sale of the drug is a booming business.
You can't imagine the terror when the money dries up
You can’t imagine the terror when the money dries up.
October 1, 2001
A review of Economic Sentiments: Adam Smith, Condorcet, and the Enlightenment by Emma Rothschild.
Rich people who make $1 a year
CUNY just dropped Petraeus's salary from $200,000 to one buck. He's not alone.