| May 24, 2011
| 12:54 PM
Summertime in Death Valley. Breathing hurts a little. The wind blows heavy like a hair dryer, burning our nostrils. The asphalt sizzles through the soles of our shoes.
It's 120 degrees outside, our rented PT Cruiser tells us when we slide back inside....
| Sep 5, 2011
| 10:42 AM
Those planning ahead to the summer of 2012 can likely figure on Indy race cars returning to the streets of Baltimore for Labor Day weekend.
Will Power had barely crossed the finish line Sunday to win the IZOD IndyCar Series race at the inaugural...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 11:58 AM
The spot price of gold lurched up Thursday as anticipation of new stimulus measures worldwide grew.
The precious metal was up 1.9% to $1,669.10 an ounce, propelled in part by an unexpected rise in jobless claims that highlighted the job market's...
| Dec 5, 2010
British fine jewelry designer Stephen Webster is famous for treating diamonds, emeralds and rubies with an irreverence typically reserved for rhinestones.
Recent pieces from his eponymous collection include a ring festooned with a giant lobster made of...
| Oct 24, 2010
Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier. Jewelry boutiques on Rodeo Drive tend to be of the big-brand, high-wattage variety. But the tony shopping row is now home to one of the industry's more irreverent players — Solange Azagury-Partridge....
| Apr 24, 2011
It seems as if almost every celebrity and Real Housewife is launching her own jewelry line as of late — and that means the pool for beautiful, well-crafted accessories has become a little murky. If you think it's difficult to see the shiny gems amid...
| Nov 28, 2010
If you spent Black Friday fighting hordes at the mall, or if you haven't started holiday shopping yet because you're dreading it, consider: When was the last time someone told you that all you had to do was shop to make the world a better place?
| Jul 10, 2011
François Bon knows about the hidden cemetery just behind the Grande Arche, a minimalist monument to modernity that looms over France's version of Wall Street, or La Défense. The decision to surround the office buildings in one of Europe's largest...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 12:31 PM
Ben Bernanke’s words on Wednesday carried a great deal of weight in the commodity markets – so much so that they squashed the prices of gold and silver.
The Federal Reserve chairman told Congress that the U.S. economy was likely headed for...
| May 8, 2011
When jewelry designer Kathryn Bentley and handbag designer Clare Vivier — who share a pared-down luxury aesthetic — outgrew their respective home offices, they set out to find a shared design studio.
The duo's ideal workspace turned out to be...
| May 22, 2011
MAC Cosmetics is celebrating summer with a new collection inspired by quintessential California girls.
Surf, Baby — the jauntily named capsule collection from the mega makeup brand — launches at MAC counters on Thursday.
And, as expected, it...