AP Images Coney Island, 1945 For over a century, Coney Island has been attracting New Yorkers and tourists alike to its sandy beaches, fun carnival foods, and amusement rides. Coney Island opened with just one roller coaster in 1895, but by 1904 had three amusement areas with many different rides: Dreamland, Luna Park, and Steeplechase Park. When […]

Reuters/Hannah McKay A general view shows the Bank of England in the City of London, Britain April 19, 2017. LONDON — On Thursday afternoon the Bank of England left interest rates unchanged for another month, surprising no one at all. However what did surprise some was how the UK’s central bank voted for that hold. […]

It has become normal for the world’s wealthiest individuals to drop millions, even billions, on lavish superyachts. Oil Sheikhs and Russian tycoons alike are spending their holidays on massive yachts with swimming pools, basketball courts, and even concert halls. Scroll down to see 11 of the most expensive yachts: $ 200 MILLION: Microsoft co-founder Paul […]

Billionaires — they’re just like us. Well, kind of.  Whether it’s on a yacht, fancy car, or avant-garde collection of art, the wealthiest people in the world are willing to lay down some serious cash on the things they love.  We’ve rounded up some of the best billionaire toys here.  Steve Cohen’s 14-foot shark Billionaire […]

Walt Disney Pictures/”Pocahontas” John Smith, depicted in Walt Disney Pictures’ 1995 animation “Pocahontas,” was an English soldier, explorer, and author. The United States may best be known as the land of the free and the home of the Smiths. Genealogy website Ancestry.com pulled data on the most common surnames in every state and published the […]

REUTERS/Peter Nicholls Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May toasts The Royal Family before she delivers a speech at the Lord Mayor’s Banquet, at the Guildhall, London, Britain November 14, 2016. LONDON — UK economic growth will slow sharply next year before Britain leaves the EU in 2019 without a trade deal, according to the Organisation for […]

Vladimir Putin won’t be in Monaco for the Monaco Legend Auctions in July, but a piece of him will be. The Russian president will be offering his Patek Philippe 5208P, a watch at the top of the storied Swiss brand’s line. The 5208P is an extremely complicated watch with features like a minute repeater (the watch will chime on demand […]