Voided $2 California IOU selling for $20.50 on eBay
Lithwick on Palin: “when the dust settles, the lesson may be that she was simply a woman who made no sense”
Laura Conaway asks why pedestrians walk in bike lanes, and reprints the photo above, which might well have been taken on Broadway, just south of 42nd Street. I know that stretch well — I bike down it on my way from work — and in general I stick to the road-for-cars, rather than risking life and limb on the bike-path-for-bikes.
After a decade of Manhattan apartment prices going up, it’s only reasonable to expect them to go down for a few more years at least. That’s one reason to rent rather than buy right now. Another is that renting is still substantially cheaper than buying. So the rental market should be quite hot, right? Not so much:
Jimmy Lee on Rupert Murdoch, after the successful acquisition of Dow Jones:
James B. Lee of JPMorgan Chase & Company, who has represented clients in some of the biggest deals in history, said of Mr. Murdoch, “nobody else I have ever banked could have pulled it off.”