NEW YORK, March 25 (Reuters) – If you ever find yourself at
a fan convention for the popular HBO series “Game of Thrones,”
look at the person next to you.
He or she just might control billions.
With nearly 20 million total viewers for the series, whose
fifth season debuts on April 12, and 25 million copies in print
of the George R.R. Martin books, the “Game of Thrones” franchise
does not just appeal to comic-book geeks.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Jane McManus can hardly believe her luck. The New York-based sportswriter for ESPN.com is planning a summer vacation with her family in Ireland.
Following the strength of the U.S. dollar, McManus upgraded their travel plans, reserving a swankier hotel room in Dublin and booking a couple of days at an actual 13th-century castle. The overall cost will be about 30 percent less than last summer’s vacation to Italy when the dollar was much weaker, McManus estimates.
NEW YORK, March 10 (Reuters) – You would have to be crazy to
think you can master the betting process for the NCAA’s annual
college basketball tournament. That’s part of why it’s called
The odds of picking all the winners among the 68 teams in
this year’s men’s tournament is an insane 1 in 9.2 quintillion,
according to a DePaul University math professor. That is roughly
equivalent to winning the Mega Millions lottery jackpot twice in
NEW YORK, March 5 (Reuters) – It doesn’t matter if you are
Michael Jordan, Peyton Manning or any other of the all-time
sports greats: Even the most talented people on the planet need
With that in mind, Reuters talked to four great coaches -
Tony La Russa, Nick Saban, Lou Holtz and Scotty Bowman – about
their first jobs and the path that led them to their legendary
careers in hockey, baseball and football. It’s part of our
series to accompany the nation’s monthly jobs reports
NEW YORK (Reuters) – When it comes to hot restaurants and IPOs, it’s hard to get any hotter than Shake Shack. The high-end burger joint, now publicly traded, has locations from Dubai to Moscow. But London is especially close to the heart of Shake Shack’s CEO, Randy Garutti.
“London has always been one of my favorite cities in the world,” says Garutti, who is based in New York. “Whenever I get off the plane, I’m immediately comfortable.”
NEW YORK (Reuters) – When Wanda Simpson reached retirement a couple of years ago, the Cleveland mom had an unwelcome companion: Around $25,000 in debt.
Despite a longtime job as a municipal administrator, Simpson wrestled with a combination of a second mortgage and credit-card bills that she racked up thanks to health problems and a generous tendency to help out family members.
Ryan Holmes, chief executive officer of Hootsuite, may have grown up on a farm without electricity, but this 40-year-old Canadian went on to found a social media management tool with over 11 million users.
When Holmes travels from his home base of Vancouver, it’s New York City that captures his imagination. Forget the stuffy midtown mentality of the business world, though. Holmes prefers to do his work downtown while rubbing elbows with the hipster crowd.
NEW YORK, Feb 10 (Reuters) – Canadians who normally head
south of their border for warmer weather are keeping closer
track of their time in the United States because if they stay
too long, they could lose their Canadian health benefits and
might owe U.S. income tax.
Just last year, the two countries implemented an agreement
to scan passports and share the information, meaning that -
unlike past years – America’s tax authorities now know exactly
how long snowbirds are spending in warmer climes like Florida,
California and Arizona.
NEW YORK, Feb 6 (Reuters) – When searching for a new home,
buyers usually consider the usual suspects: square footage,
number of bedrooms, amount of sunlight.
Vanessa Pappas had another factor in mind as well: coffee
When Pappas and partner C.C. Hirsch recently closed on a
three-bedroom property in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, it didn’t
hurt that her favorite macchiato place was only a half-block
NEW YORK, Feb 5 (Reuters) – If there’s one thing Reuters has
learned from a year of asking celebrities about their first gigs
ever, it is that you never forget your first job. No matter how
famous or powerful they have become, America’s foremost
achievers all remember that very first moment of bringing home a
This month, to coincide with the monthly jobs report, we
talked to the celebrity chefs who have taken over our airwaves.
Before they started creating gourmet meals, they began at the
bottom just like the rest of us.