• News

    February 15, 2012

    Rise of the Facebook-Killers

    At the pinnacle of the social network's success, its critics are busy building its replacements

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Lots of Free ATMs Coming to NYC?

    ​A consistently annoying fact of city life: your bank with its lack of ATM fees is never close enough, but the sidewalks are lined with ATMs that are happy to charge you two or (this happened to us in the East Village recently) three dollars. CNN Money has an item today on a new company call ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    New York Drinkers Mourn Two Booze Pioneers; Arkansas Now Distilling, Too

    ​Eric Asimov remembers Ray Deter of d.b.a., who died Sunday following a bike accident on June 27, calling Deter's bar "groundbreaking." [Diner's Journal] Debra Whiting of Red Newt Cellars and Bistro on Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes, a food and wine pioneer in the region, died in a car crash ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Colleges Forced to Explain Why They Are So Damn Expensive

    ​Over 500 colleges will have to submit reports to the government explaining tuition hikes, CNN reports. The Department of Education published a list this morning of schools that had the highest tuition increases over the last three years. Both private and public institutions are included and w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    The Debt Ceiling: A Guide

    ​In order to come to a resolution on a new debt ceiling, Congress has been working around the clock. "Around the clock" for Congress means they are just taking a shorter vacation, but still, coming to an agreement on this issue has become paramount in lawmakers' eyes. Obama thinks that if the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Cathie Black's First After School Interview: 'I'm a Warrior'

    ​New York City's short-lived schools chancellor Cathie Black, who was fired yesterday after barely three months on the job, has given her first interview (save a quip to swarming reporters about her new running shoes) to Patricia Sellers at Fortune. "I feel fine," she said to Sellers, repeatin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Watch for Falling Ice; Unemployment Claims Drop Again; NYC Real Estate on the Up

    ​• The wintry mix has ended, but ice is now falling from buildings. Your next snow hit will happen on Saturday. In the meantime, it's mostly sunny, and chilly. Elsewhere, the country continues to deal with the aftermath of this week's "historic" storm. [NYT, Weather, CNN] • Violence conti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    CVS to Pay $77.6 Million for Accidentally Helping People Make Meth

    ​Poor CVS. Not only does everyone in New York pretty much prefer Duane Reade (not that there's really a choice), now the drugstore-er is being slapped with (a/k/a, has agreed to pay) $77.6 million in fines and returned profits because they allegedly improperly controlled a substance used to ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Eliot Spitzer is Coming. On the Big Screen. To the Big Screen. We Mean 'To.' (Video)

    ​Eliot Spitzer's CNN show is finally on its way, and, yes, we will count down to it and enjoy the entire thing until the wait finally climaxes into the euphoria of seeing our former governor pound away at the 8 p.m. spot that Campbell Brown just couldn't take, and then we're gonna liveblog the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    CNN Money Releases Best Places to Snag a Sugar-Person

    Now that we know this is what a sugar daddy looks like, we'll keep our eyes peeled.​CNN Money's "Rich and Single" List has been released, and it may not surprise you that the entire Runnin' Scared team is now decamping for Newport Beach, California. Aw, just kidding! Money doesn't matter one i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    Restaurants Turn to the Barter System; Sam Adams Strong Beer Banned in 13 States

    ​Sara Lee is closing a plant in Greenville, S.C. after losing an unnamed customer for its frozen dough products. Some 200 workers will lose their jobs when the plant closes. [CNNMoney/DowJones] After a big meal, Peter Meehan swears by Underberg, a natural herb bitters from Germany. Sold in a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2009

    No One Dead Yet on Black Friday; Zhu Zhu Sold Out

    ​ CNN Money has just reported that the pagan ritual of Black Friday today is "frenzied, but no trouble," meaning there have so far been no spectacular, fatal tramplings like last year's Walmart tragedy in Long Island. But we'll keep our eyes peeled. So far the big tragedy is that Toys R Us se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Scientists in th Kitchen; The Cadbury Saga Continues

    ​Dr. Nathan Myhrvold has a team of 15 people working to create a 1,500-page cookbook that will cover microbiology, food safety, the physics of heat transfer on the stove and in the oven, and formulas for turning fruit and vegetable juices into gels. [NY Times] Following Kraft's recent unsucce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    Happy Days are Here Again!

    "It's official," reads the cheery CNN Money headline, "Recession since Dec. '07." The National Bureau of Economic Research apparently has a "Business Cycle Dating Committee" that identifies "peaks and troughs" in our economy, and the Committee today announced that December 2007 was the peak after A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2008