Russians buying up high-end London property

Super rich Russian buyers are streaming back into the London property market, searching for new homes for their millions as the domestic economy falters and currency tumbles. Real estate consultancy Knight Frank said sales of “super-prime” properties in the U.K. capital — those worth £10 million ($15.7 million) or more — have jumped this year. […]

Russians buying up high-end London property

Super rich Russian buyers are streaming back into the London property market, searching for new homes for their millions as the domestic economy falters and currency tumbles. Real estate consultancy Knight Frank said sales of “super-prime” properties in the U.K. capital — those worth £10 million ($15.7 million) or more — have jumped this year. […]

How the .01% do Thanksgiving: Helicoptering to private jets

Most Americans will be spending hours waiting in airport security lines or burning daylight in bumper-to-bumper traffic to get to their Thanksgiving destinations. But the super rich have other plans. Because avoiding the dreaded commercial holiday flight isn’t enough, a new service will allow Manhattan’s .01% to charter a helicopter to take straight to their […]

How the .01% do Thanksgiving: Helicoptering to private jets

Most Americans will be spending hours waiting in airport security lines or burning daylight in bumper-to-bumper traffic to get to their Thanksgiving destinations. But the super rich have other plans. Because avoiding the dreaded commercial holiday flight isn’t enough, a new service will allow Manhattan’s .01% to charter a helicopter to take straight to their […]

Airfare is still going up, even as costs go down

Some airline costs are going down, but ticket prices are still going up. The biggest expense for any airline is fuel, and the price of jet fuel is down 18% since August. Still, airfares are up 3% this year according to the industry trade group Airlines for America. And they’ve climbed 31% since 2009. But […]

Polluting factories cost Europe $235 billion

Air pollution costs Europe up to $235 billion a year — roughly the GDP of Connecticut. A report by the European Environmental Agency released on Tuesday considers the dangers of air pollution — including premature deaths, medical costs, lost work days, infrastructure damage and lost profits on agriculture. The costs add up to $457 per […]

U.S. economy picks up speed

The U.S. economy grew at a faster pace in the third quarter than originally reported, another sign that the recovery is picking up speed. Gross domestic product, the broadest measure of the nation’s economic health, was revised up to 3.9 percent in the July through September period. Economists had expected the growth rate to be […]

Timber! Why the rich are buying trees

In the rarefied world of the wealthy, timber is the hot new commodity. That’s according to Dennis Moon, head of Specialty Asset Management at U.S. Trust, a division of Bank of America, whose job it is to find, manage, and log plots of trees for the firm’s well-healed clients. Ever since the financial crisis, business […]

Driver of recalled GM car cleared in boyfriend’s death

A driver convicted of homicide in the death of her boyfriend has been exonerated after General Motors admitted its car may have caused their accident. A Texas judge on Monday set aside Candice Anderson’s guilty plea stemming from the 2004 crash. “My whole body was shaking,” Anderson told CNNMoney after the court hearing. “It was […]

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Wolves’ Martin to miss 6-8 weeks

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Kevin Martin will be sidelined 6-8 weeks after surgery Tuesday to repair a fractured right wrist. Through nine games this season Martin is averaging 20.4 points on 48.3 percent shooting from the floor and 48.1 percent from the three-point line The surgery was performed at the Cleveland Clinic by Dr. Thomas Graham. […]

Agent: Manziel sucker-punched

Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was the victim, not the instigator, in the early Saturday morning incident in Cleveland that police described as a “riot” scene upon arrival at 2:30 a.m. That’s the position of Manziel and his agent, Kevin Burkhardt, who was responding to allegations that Manziel and “his entourage” struck a fan who approached […]

Red Sox view Sandoval as ‘perfect fit’

When Pablo Sandoval arrived in Boston early Tuesday, the natives made sure he quickly recognized his new home. The switch-hitting third baseman was greeted at his introductory press conference at Fenway Park by a fan wearing a mascot-type, oversized panda head. “It was a tough decision for me,” said Sandoval. “This is similar, but the […]

Buffalo stadium will be ready Sunday

The Buffalo Bills will be able to play host to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday in Ralph Wilson Stadium after last week’s massive snowstorm in western New York buried the facility. Bills president Russ Brandon announced Tuesday that the stadium should be fully operational by Sunday. The team was forced to move last week’s game […]

Canceled ‘Selfie’ gets new life on Hulu

New fall comedy “Selfie” isn’t done yet. The ABC series was canceled in early November, but Hulu has stepped in to air the show’s remaining episodes. “Selfie” creator Emily Kapnek tweeted the news on November 20, telling fans, “Unofficially? All remaining episodes of #SelfieABC will soon be on Hulu, Hulu Plus & http://ABC.com Hugs to […]

‘True Detective’ adds to season 2 cast

If you placed bets on Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch joining the cast of “True Detective,” it’s time to collect your winnings. After weeks of rumors, HBO has confirmed that McAdams, Kitsch and Kelly Reilly will also star in the second season of the network’s acclaimed drama. HBO, which shares a parent company with CNN, […]