The Powerball jackpot has topped half a billion dollars. So at what point does it actually become a statistically smart play? Sorry, not this weekend. Not even close.
By the numbers, it may seem a reasonable investment: $2 to play. 1-in-175 million odds of winning. A $550 million prize. But the payout isn’t really $550 [...]
Just as moviegoers are flocking to the reboot of The Great Gatsby, the Powerball jackpot has climbed to stratospheric heights that would impress even F. Scott Fitzgerald’s anti-hero. So what are the odds you’ll be in a position to take over the Gatsby estate and revive the weekend bacchanals? Really, really, really small.
U.S. consumers horrified by the tragic building collapse in Bangladesh might want to check the manufacturer’s label on the clothing they’re wearing; data show the compact nation is now the fourth-largest source of apparel imported into the U.S., delivering $4.5 billion a year in goods.
That’s more than double the amount imported from Bangladesh a [...]
For what is likely the first time ever, blacks who were eligible to vote went to the polls at slightly higher rates than whites during the 2012 election in which Barack Obama won a second term, newly released Census data show.
Survey results released Wednesday show that nationally, an estimated 66.2 percent of eligible blacks [...]
Gov. Dannel Malloy’s proposal to increase the minimum wage in Connecticut to $9 an hour over the next two years predictably has brought strong reactions from those who find it a boost for the working poor that will energize retail sales and those who see it as a jobs killer that will hurt [...]
The hacking of the Associated Press’s Twitter account created more than an embarrassment for the global wire service and way too many panicked retweets. It also caused an ever-so-brief panic on Wall Street.
As the chart below shows, trading volume soared and the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted (as did broader market indices) following a [...]
In Feb. 2012, I singled out a “stunningly clever” series of stories in the South Florida Sun Sentinel that exposed dangerously reckless driving by hundreds of off-duty police officers across the state. I named it an investigative-reporting “best of the week.” Today, the Pulitzer Board declared it the best of the year.
The Sun [...]
Connecticut is making headlines today with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s signing of what is likely the toughest gun control law in the nation. But elsewhere in the nation, officials continue to move the other way, passing legislation that broadens gun rights, from easing restrictions on obtaining gun permits to expanding the areas where [...]
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