This Is the Country’s Hottest Real Estate Market

Home prices have been on the rise nationally since February, but no area of the country has seen a spike like the Pacific Northwest. The price of single family homes in the Seattle… Continue reading

Ubisoft’s CEO Isn’t Playing Games

With hits like Assassin’s Creed, Raving Rabbids, and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six, Ubisoft has become one of the world’s biggest video game makers with nearly $1.7 billion in annual revenue. But sometimes, success comes with a price.… Continue reading

Fonta Flora craft brewery surges to national fame

Small businesses usually have, at best, a minor impact on their hometown. They employ a few people, they pay taxes, and they certainly add a convenience factor, but as individual entities, they’re rarely… Continue reading

Traditional Media Grabs for the ESports Control

Eleven years ago, Ted Owen had a dream: to persuade the Olympic planning committee in Beijing that video games belonged in the 2008 Games. The skepticism was overwhelming. And despite the best efforts… Continue reading

Despite Amazon effect, not all mom and pops in trouble on Main St.

2017 has been a rough year for retail. More than 1,000 stores closed in a single week in June, and Macy’s has cut thousands of jobs as part of the retail apocalypse. Earnings announcements by department-store… Continue reading

Hurricane Irma: Millionaire Foster 70 Kids in His $30 Million Home

Foster children don’t get a lot of breaks—especially in the midst of a natural disaster. But a Florida millionaire has not only given 70 of them some amazing memories, he’s restored our faith… Continue reading

For sale: The Clampett Mansion from The Beverly Hillbillies

Jed Clampett may have made his first fortune in oil, but he’s about to find that real estate is where the real money’s at. The house that was featured as the setting for The… Continue reading

2017 Solar Eclipe: South Carolina Warns of ‘Lizardmen’

The upcoming solar eclipse has already brought some wonderful things to South Carolina, including a huge boost in tourist spending and the promise of a chocolate-glazed Krispy Kreme doughnut. But there are potential dangers lurking as well—like… Continue reading

Venezuela Bolivar Worth Less Than ‘World of Warcraft’ Currency

Venezuela’s real world currency – the bolivar – is worth less than fake gold in Azeroth, the mythical setting of World of Warcraft. At least, that’s the case if you judge the black market… Continue reading

Last stands of 7 retail brands struggling to survive

For most people, the neighborhood Blockbuster is fast becoming a distant memory. But in Eagle River, Alaska, they’re still going strong. Generally, when a chain shuts down, it shuts down completely. But every… Continue reading