| Feb 9, 2011
| 4:32 PM
[Editor's note: Analysts at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace are included among contributors to Babylon & Beyond. Carnegie is renowned for its political, economic and social analysis of the Middle East. The views represented are the author's...
| Dec 19, 2010
As parents struggle to find just the right gift for their children this holiday season, let me make a suggestion: I'd give the gift of independence.
In this age of "helicopter parenting" — our unceasing hovering over our children — it's not...
| Aug 22, 2010
| 4:14 AM
NEWPORT NEWS — Jeffrey A. Martinovich, the CEO of troubled investment services firm MICG Investment Management, has warned his hedge fund clients that two of their primary investments are in peril and that the firm has stopped making interest...
| Aug 27, 2010
When it comes to hiring a new financial planner or stockbroker, Fort Lauderdale attorney Scott Levine has one basic rule. "I look up everybody," he says.
Not a bad idea when one is beginning a relationship with someone who has a big say in what you do...
| Sep 8, 2010
| 3:01 PM
Goldie Robinson withdrew from friends and family before she finally vanished in June.
While relatives and co-workers tried in vain to reach her, someone sold 78-year-old Robinson's car and bought another car and a van in her name, South Daytona police...
| Aug 10, 2010
Who hasn't dreamed of quitting a job in a dramatic fashion! A young woman working as an assistant at a brokerage firm did exactly that.
When she accidentally overheard her boss call her names behind her back, she got fed up. She sent out a bunch of...
| Sep 27, 2010
| 9:29 AM
NEW YORK -- Southwest Airlines plans to acquire AirTran Holdings for $1.4 billion, the airlines said on Monday.
Southwest said the deal values AirTran at $7.69 per share, a 69% premium over AirTran's closing price of $4.55 on Friday. AirTran's stock...
| Sep 28, 2010
| 3:40 AM
Southwest Airlines said Monday that it plans to buy fellow low-fare carrier AirTran in a $1.4 billion deal that could change the air travel landscape in Southeastern Virginia.
AirTran is by far the Peninsula’s major carrier, operating about half of...
| Sep 27, 2010
| 7:14 PM
Southwest Airlines' $1.4 billion bid for AirTran Holdings would combine the two largest carriers at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, cementing Southwest's dominance at BWI but possibly ushering in higher passenger fares amid...
| Oct 13, 2010
Glendale, the airship capital of the world! That was the dream of a brilliant, self-taught inventor by the name of Thomas B. Slate.
Selecting Glendale as the site of the Slate Aircraft Company in 1925, his futuristic portrayal of an efficient and...
| Jan 17, 2011
It's everyone's dream. Winning the big jackpot that changes everything. But even if you weren't one of the winner's in last week's $380 million Mega Millions lottery, the issues that come with sudden money may still apply to you. In fact, you have many...