These Charts Show How Furious 7’s Second Weekend Is as Impressive as Its First


Furious 7 stayed parked in the box office’s top spot for the second weekend in a row, adding $ 60.6 million in U.S. theaters for a total of $ 252.2 million. The film is one of only a dozen to score more than $ 60 million in its domestic box office sales in the second weekend, according to Box Office Mojo. See how it stacks up against other films that smashed the box office in their second weekend: It’s no surprise that Furious 7 is the Fast & Furious film that scored the franchise’s Read more [...]

Art School’s second celebration of Micronesian culture a hit


The crowd erupted in whoops and children stuffed dollar bills into dancers’ waistbands as the Palauan troupe Mem Doloik shook their gold and teal skirts to Donna Summer’s disco hit “Hot Stuff” in front of the Art School on March 28. Hundreds of people attended Celebrate Micronesia, a one-day festival held on the last day of the exhibition Carrying Culture: Navigating Anew. In spite of a drizzling sky, hundreds of people showed up for performances, art-making demonstrations, and craft displays Read more [...]

Argentina’s New Second Shirt for the Copa America Is Simple Yet Beautiful


The Copa America takes place in Chile this summer and this is the reported shirt that Argentina will be wearing when not kitted out in their famous sky blue and white stripes.  Adidas have not reinvented the wheel with this design, but its simple elegance should be a hit with fans.  The image was posted on Twitter by South American journalist Paulo Freitas. [Twitter: @Cynegeticus] Bleacher Report - Front Page Read more [...]

Microsoft cloud and devices momentum highlights second quarter results


Commercial cloud revenue grows triple-digits for the sixth consecutive quarter, reaching an annualized revenue run rate of $ 5.5 billion. REDMOND, Wash. — January 26, 2015 — Microsoft Corp. today announced revenue of $ 26.5 billion for the quarter ended December 31, 2014. Gross margin, operating income, and diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) for the quarter were $ 16.3 billion, $ 7.8 billion, and $ 0.71 per share, respectively. These financial results include $ 243 million of integration Read more [...]

New NG Book- NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC COMPLETE BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA, SECOND EDITION


WASHINGTON (Sept. 16, 2014)—This fall, National Geographic, a leading authority on birding, will publish a fully revised and updated version of one of its most popular birding guides. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC COMPLETE BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA, SECOND EDITION: Now Covering More Than 1,000 Species with the Most-Detailed Information Found in a Single Volume (National Geographic Books; ISBN 9-781-4262-1373-1; on sale Oct. 7, 2014; $ 40; hardcover), edited by best-selling birding author Jonathan Alderfer, Read more [...]

Social Security Q&A: Am I Eligible for Benefits Based on My First Spouse’s Record If I’ve Divorced My Second Spouse?


Social Security may be your largest or one of your largest assets. How you manage it, by deciding which benefits to collect and when, can make an absolutely huge difference to your lifetime benefits. And those with the highest past covered earnings have the most to gain from maximizing their [...] Forbes - Personal Finance Read more [...]

Sears Holdings Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results


Aug 21, 2014 HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) today announced financial results for its second quarter ended August 2, 2014. Net loss attributable to Holdings' shareholders was $ 573 million ($ 5.39 loss per diluted share) for the second quarter of 2014, compared to $ 194 million ($ 1.83 loss per diluted share) for the prior year second quarter. Adjusted EBITDA was $ (313) million for the second quarter of 2014, compared to $ (78) Read more [...]