THE makers of “Bullitt” reportedly put together that film’s legendary car chase in 1968 using two 1968 Dodge Chargers and two 1968 Ford Mustangs. In 1977, the director Hal Needham recalls, all of the mayhem in “Smokey and the Bandit” was accomplished with five black 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Ams.
Costa Mesa, Calif., May 13, 2010 — Experian®, the global information services company, released its findings today on average debt* per consumer in the top 20 major U.S. metropolitan areas. Approximately 65 percent of these areas exceeded the national average consumer debt, which was $24,775 in March.
Within the top 20 major U.S. metropolitan areas, Seattle is the most debt-burdened city, coming in at almost $2,000 above the national average debt per consumer, while Los Angeles has the lowest average debt.
DOHA, Qatar — Citizens of Qatar appear to have it made. They tend to drive big cars, live in big houses and get big loans to pay for big watches and an outsize lifestyle. They have an army of laborers from the developing world to build a sparkling skyline and to work whatever jobs they feel are beneath them. And their nation has enough oil and gas to keep the good times rolling for decades.
Entrepreneurship programs like to boast the success rates of their entrepreneurs. Most find that five years out about 80% of the alumni businesses still operating. Not bad when compared to the national average of about 50%.
Well, academic entrepreneurship programs have met their match -- it is the Amish. Recent studies have found their five year success rate to be over 95%!
Japanese cosmetics companies are known as some of the most technically advanced in the world, with promises of creams and emulsions that use rare ingredients to stop wrinkles and create a flawless complexion.
But these days, they are finding one problem tough to conquer: the U.S. market.
These are arrests and citations involving NFL players since 2000 that were more serious than speeding tickets. The San Diego Union-Tribune reviewed hundreds of news reports and public records in compiling it. The list cannot be considered comprehensive in part because some incidents may not have been reported and some public records proved to be elusive. Increased media coverage of incidents also probably accounts for more incidents listed in recent years.
Not long ago, I walked by the desk of software engineer JJ Furman, and saw that he had made an interesting addition to his desk: a large blob of Silly Putty, about the size of a grapefruit. Intrigued, I asked how he'd gotten so much of the stuff. The answer? A bulk order directly from the manufacturer! Of course.
Your child tells you he didn't eat a cookie despite the tell-tale crumbs all over his mouth. You call your boss to say you're taking "a sick day," feigning a cough while on the phone. You're both lying, but is it the same?
Over the last week, theNational Contact Centerhas received many questions from people who want to volunteer to help the Gulf of Mexico recover from theDeepwater Horizon incident. Louisiana,Mississippi, Florida andAlabama all have created webpages for those interested in volunteering and you can also call 1.866.448.5816 for opportunities.
Over the past decade, a wave of drilling around the world has uncovered giant supplies of natural gas in shale rock. By some estimates, there's 1,000 trillion cubic feet recoverable in North America alone—enough to supply the nation's natural-gas needs for the next 45 years. Europe may have nearly 200 trillion cubic feet of its own.
PFIZER’S corporate jet is at the disposal of its chief executive, Jeffrey B. Kindler, for business travel and a limited number of personal trips. Top Merck executives also have use of that drug maker’s corporate aircraft.
But when William S. Marth, the chief executive of the largest prescription drug supplier in the United States, travels cross-country, he flies commercial. On trans-Atlantic trips, Mr. Marth, who runs Teva North America, shuns first class, opting for business class instead.
THE name Gandamak means little in the West today. Yet this small Afghan village was once famous for the catastrophe that took place there during the First Anglo-Afghan War in January 1842, arguably the greatest humiliation ever suffered by a Western army in the East.