Getty Images / Jeff J Mitchell Zaha Hadid died in March 2016. The late architect Zaha Hadid — known as the “Queen of the Curve” for the modern, curving designs of her buildings —had a legendary career. The Iraqi-born British architect became the first woman to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize (the Nobel Prize of her […]

Jack Sommer The Brooklyn Bridge celebrated its 134th birthday on Wednesday.  The bridge opened to the public on May 24, 1883 and to mark the occasion the city put on an extravagant firework show between Manhattan and Brooklyn.  Needless to say, the bridge has a long, rich history. Here’s a look at some of the lesser […]

Reuters/Nigel Roddis A worker is seen completing final checks on the production line at Nissan car plant in Sunderland LONDON — Unemployment in the UK fell once again in April, but wage growth is falling as Brexit squeezes consumers, according to the latest data released by the Office for National Statistics on Wednesday. Headline unemployment was […]

Sarah Jacobs The Board Room. There are few places as important to American business as the New York Stock Exchange.  The exchange is celebrating its 225th anniversary this week, and a multimillion-dollar renovation completed in February pays homage to its past in every conference room. Walking around the exchange’s many rooms above the trading floor, you’ll see […]

Reuters Greenlight Capital founder David Einhorn at the Sohn Investment Conference in New York City, May 8th, 2017 Between General Motors’ management and board of directors and activist hedge fund Greenlight Capital, the battle lines have now been clearly drawn going into GM’s shareholder meeting early next month. Greenlight’s David Einhorn, who controls 3.6% of […]

The Sony World Photography Awards is the largest photo competition in the world. Now celebrating its 10th year, the awards program has received more than a million submissions since its inception. For the “Professional Competition,” photographers must submit a body of work — at least five images — that explores a single subject. There are ten […]

Award-winning documentary photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield has been photographing and interviewing the wealthy since the early 1990s. After attending college at Harvard, Greenfield returned to her home in Los Angeles, and began documenting youth culture. At that time, she didn’t realize that she was photographing the beginning of “a period of rampant materialism and wealth […]

CNBC It’s nearly the 10th anniversary of Jim Cramer’s epic “they know nothing!” rant about bank illiquidity on CNBC, so we’re looking at what’s changed since then. It’s not good. US corporate debt may be so high that it’s a threat to global stability, according to the IMF. The UK has high unsecured consumer debt […]