McDonald’s Sells China Operations

US fast-food giant McDonald’s will sell a controlling stake in its China and Hong Kong business for up to $2.08 billion to a consortium including state-owned Citic and the Carlyle Group, it was announced Monday. The deal is part of an international turnaround plan by the Golden Arches as it struggles with sluggish growth at […]

Chinese Silk Road – One Belt One Road

Time for a long trip along the new silk road. China sent its first freight train to London earlier this week in what is one of the world’s longest train rides. The train left Yiwu West Railway Station in Zhejiang province Sunday and is headed for the British capital. The trip will take two and […]

$632K For A Single Tuna

A sushi chain boss paid $632,000 for a 466-pound bluefin tuna at auction on Thursday. The 74.2 million yen winning bid for the prized but imperiled species was the second highest ever after a record 155.4 million yen bid in 2013 at the annual New Year auction at the famed Tsukiji market. Kiyomura Corp. owner […]

Gold-Plated Trump iPhones for $151,000

If you have six figures to drop on someone very special this Christmas, why not go for a gold-plated iPhone case featuring Donald Trump’s face? The solid gold smartphone, which is also encrusted with diamonds, is priced at about $151,000. Goldgenie is selling the phone, a business that adds gold plates to any item customers […]

Cuba’s Had A Lung Cancer Vaccine

President Barack Obama became the first president to visit Cuba in almost 90 years when he and first lady Michelle Obama traveled to the island nation in March. But one of the most exciting things about the thawing of relations between Cuba and the U.S. is happening stateside right now: the possibility of clinical trials […]

Crossword Puzzles

A crossword puzzle is a game of words where the player is given a hint and the number of letters. The player then fills in a grid of boxes by finding the right words. Liverpool journalist, Arthur Wynne invented the first crossword puzzle. Arthur Wynne: Arthur Wynne was born on June 22, 1871 in Liverpool, […]

Winter Solstice

Winter solstice (or hibernal solstice) is an astronomical phenomenon marking the shortest day and the longest night of the year. In the Northern Hemisphere this is the December solstice and in the Southern Hemisphere this is the June solstice. The axial tilt of Earth and gyroscopic effects of its daily rotation mean that the two […]

Zsa Zsa Gabor Famed Actress

After nearly 100 years, Hollywood has lost a legendary lady. Hungarian-born actress and socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor has died at 99-years-old, Ed Lozzi, a publicist for Gabor confirmed that the star suffered a heart attack Sunday afternoon, she died at her home Sunday afternoon and was later pronounced dead at the hospital. Over the past […]