Author Archive: Jeremy Parkinson

Kentucky counties make unprecedented push for right-to-work laws

Kentucky counties make unprecedented push for right-to-work laws

Local governments in Kentucky are taking matters into their own hands in a bid to battle union influence and, they say, make their communities more business-friendly. Kentucky is one of the last states in the South that does not have a so-called right-to-work law, which bar unions from forcing workers to pay dues. But surrounding […]
‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle couldn’t match record of ‘Girl Sniper,’ who received hero’s welcome in Portland

‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle couldn’t match record of ‘Girl Sniper,’ who received hero’s welcome in Portland

“We were taught snipers were cowards. Will shoot u in the back.” So said filmmaker Michael Moore this week, in a tweet heard ’round the country. Not many Americans received the same lesson as Moore. Military snipers have been hailed as heroes for years, long before Navy SEAL Chris Kyle became famous. The late Kyle, […]
Google Domains Now Available for Businesses

Google Domains Now Available for Businesses

Starting a website? Google’s new domain registry service can help. Previously launched last summer as an invite-only service, Google Domains is now available to all Web users in the United States. The service lets users purchase domains, create email addresses and build a website using the Google platform. Here’s what Google Domains has to offer […]
Where Shiny Meets Gritty

Where Shiny Meets Gritty

For renters looking for new construction in Dumbo, a Brooklyn neighborhood with scant space to build, 60 Water Street has begun leasing 232 market-rate apartments, many with stunning East River views. But for many residents, historians and preservationists, the glassy complex with a 17-story tower is an eyesore that obstructs historic views seen from the […]
Will 2015 Be Any Better? Ten Numbers to Watch

Will 2015 Be Any Better? Ten Numbers to Watch

Enough with the debate over whether 2014 was a bad year (Islamic State, Ebola, Crimea) or a good year (homicide rates are falling). Time to take a look at the shiny new coin in the palms of our hands: 2015. How will it measure up? Here are 10 numbers to watch: U.S. unemployment rate in […]
Best of 2014: The six best metal albums of the year

Best of 2014: The six best metal albums of the year

How good was the metal slate in 2014? In making up this annual list of the six best albums of the year (because six is, of course, the most evil and thus most metal number), I realized that Mastodon, one of my favorite bands, put out an excellent album called Once More Round the Sun […]
Ex-Goldman director Rajat Gupta starts prison term on June 17

Ex-Goldman director Rajat Gupta starts prison term on June 17

(Reuters) – Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc director Rajat Gupta is expected to begin his two-year prison term on June 17 for insider trading. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan directed Gupta to surrender by 2:00 p.m. EDT (1800 GMT) on that date to start serving his sentence, according to an order issued on […]
2014 Best of Year Camera Awards

2014 Best of Year Camera Awards

Tablets and Chromebooks have taken a big chunk out of laptop sales in the last couple years, but old-school notebooks remain the best tool for more demanding jobs. The laptop industry has produced some stellar options for consumers needing a portable powerhouse, including the very first hybrid computer that can effectively stand in as a […]
Bill Cosby’s daughter stands up for father

Bill Cosby’s daughter stands up for father

(CNN) — Bill Cosby’s family is rallying around the embattled comedian. On Monday, Cosby’s wife, Camille, released a statement in defense of her husband, who has been accused of sexual assault by a number of women. On Tuesday, his daughter Evin sent a statement to “Access Hollywood” standing up for Cosby. “He is the FATHER […]
How Holiday Shopping Can Help You With Home Shopping

How Holiday Shopping Can Help You With Home Shopping

When holiday shopping heats up, home shopping cools down. December is consistently one of the slowest home sales months of the year, according to real estate website Zillow.com. It’s almost as if consumers don’t have enough mental bandwidth to focus on both at the same time. But if you hope to buy a house in […]