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You know those stars who blow up for all of about five minutes — or five years, if they’re lucky — and then disappear into the ether? The ones whom you’re reminded of only upon seeing a late-night commercial for “Totally R&B” or gasping with excitement as they pop up on the latest episode of “30 Rock”?
The Huffington Post has been scouring the Web for juice on some of your old favorites, from pop-music princess Mandy Moore to “Cruel Intentions” heartthrob Ryan Phillippe. Find out what these and plenty of other stars are actually up to. Believe it or not, most of them are indeed working. (We didn’t believe it either.)
(Reuters) – Several major U.S. retailers beat expectations of modest sales increases in December as shoppers wrapped up holiday buying, but results were mixed and only stores that were nimble enough thrived in an uncertain economy. Costco Wholesale Corp , Nordstrom Inc , TJX Cos Inc and Ross Stores Inc were among winners of the month, but such chains as Target Corp and Family Dollar Stores Inc felt the pinch as consumers were cautious in their holiday spending. Sales at stores open at least a year rose 4.5 percent, topping analysts' estimates for 3. …
Moses is the founder and CEO of 213 Nightlife Group, whose holdings include Seven Grand Whiskey Bar, the Golden Gopher and the Broadway Bar.
The gig : Founder and chief executive of the 213 Nightlife Group, which operates some of hippest cocktail lounges in downtown Los Angeles, including Seven Grand Whiskey Bar, the Golden Gopher and the Broadway Bar. The bars owned by Cedd Moses, 52, are typically converted from dilapidated empty buildings. They have contributed to the revitalization of the downtown area and helped promote an emerging craft cocktail culture in Los Angeles. “People thought I was crazy,” Moses said. “I was making a good living at the time, but I left to go pour drinks on skid row.”
By Rob Zanicchi posted Dec 27, 2012
After unwrapping all of those digital delights this holiday season, you may find yourself wondering what to do next — download some captivating apps, of course. Whether your stocking was stuffed with the latest Apple iOS device or one powered by Google’s Android OS, this roundup will have you covered with some of our essential picks from Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store.
After unwrapping all of those digital delights this holiday season, you may find yourself wondering what to do next — get some captivating apps, of course. Whether your stocking was stuffed with the latest iOS device or one powered by Google’s Android OS, this roundup will have you covered with some of our essential picks.
With the New Year around the corner, you can keep your resolution to be organized in 2013 using the free Evernote app. It’s a handy program that allows you to keep all kinds of notes and files that can be shared across devices and computers. Maybe you vow to get fit instead — no problem, Lose It! is also free and helps you stay on track by maintaining a log of your dietary and exercise habits. Feeling a bit playful? Addictive games like Angry Birds Space and Logo Quiz (both free on either OS) will certainly keep you occupied. When you’re done clowning around, head over to your next stop with complimentary Google Maps for iOS which evolves from its classic experience with street view and adds turn-by-turn navigation alerts. This is a great alternative to Apple’s attempt at its own version of Maps, which leaves a lot to be desired.
Wall Street Journal (blog)
At Bernanke Press Conference, Some Questions Get Personal
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Okay, it's not exactly a cult of personality, but it's notable that the press conferences, television appearances, celebrated teaching turns and more have made Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke at least a bit like other “celebrities,” albeit of a publicly …
The Fed Finally Does Something About Unemployment. And It's Big.
Market enthusiasm over Fed stimulus fades
Fed ties rates to jobs recovery, adds to stimulus
Satellite broadcaster DirecTV has quietly taken a step toward selling some sports channels separately from the rest of the programming it offers on several of its most popular programming packages.
Avery's crew possesses plenty of fight thanks to some Brooklyn attitude
New York Post
BOSTON — This has been a pair of statement games for the Nets, who are proving to be Brooklyn tough, and it means the tables in the Atlantic Division are turning. Just listen to Celtics forward Paul Pierce's praise of the Nets. “They played tonight the way we …
Fast Break: Rajon Rondo ejected, streak ends and Celtics…
Rajon Rondo, Kris Humphries, and Gerald Wallace all ejected for fighting in …
Rondo's streak ends in wild fashion
If you thought the patent wars between Apple and Samsung couldn’t possibly get any more mind-numbingly obscure, you would be wrong.