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'How to Poo on a Date' wins odd book-title prize

LONDON (AP) — A guide to coping with an awkward romantic moment has been awarded a prize for the year's oddest book title.... Read more...

Tell Me What You DO Want

Tell Me What You DO WantFor many years, I've frequented a hot dog diner in Natick, MA called "Casey's Diner." I first discovered Casey's about six months after I moved into Natick (after a few unsuccessful attempts to find it). Casey's is the most non-descript, perfect place to get lunch. They serve a very limited menu -- specializing in hot dogs and hamburgers. On a given day, I'd estimate more than 50 percent of the crowd are

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Allstate, BofA agree to end toxic mortgage lawsuit

Allstate, BofA agree to end toxic mortgage lawsuitBy Bernard Vaughan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Allstate Corp and Bank of America Corp's Countrywide unit have agreed to dismiss a lawsuit stemming from $700 million of toxic mortgage debt, according to a court filing on Tuesday. The parties "have agreed to dismissal of this action in its entirety," lawyers for Allstate and Countrywide said in a document filed in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. "The

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Empire Co shares dive as tough Canada grocery market takes toll

Shares of Empire Co Ltd, which operates Sobeys, Canada's No. 2 grocery chain, dropped as much as 4 percent on Friday after the company reported quarterly results earlier this week that came in far below expectations. Shares were down 3.4 percent at C$65.79 on the Toronto Stock Exchange around midday after falling as low as C$65.20, their weakest level since April 2013. Several analysts cut their price targets for the shares after the company... Read more...

Turkish ISPs make getting to YouTube a little easier, but haven't unblocked it yet

Turkish ISPs make getting to YouTube a little easier, but haven't unblocked it yetEven after the unbanning of Twitter and a court ruling in Google's favor, YouTube is still blocked in Turkey. Accessing the video streaming site did get a little easier today however, as the Wall Street Journal has confirmed residents can once again use DNS servers from Google, Level3 and OpenDNS that will route them around the block. More easily implemented than using a VPN, it finally reopens access via those servers after they were

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Review: George Michael in fine voice on live album

Review: George Michael in fine voice on live albumGeorge Michael, "Symphonica" (Islands)

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