EXCLUSIVE: FEMA teams told to 'sightsee' as Sandy victims suffered “They told us to go to the Walmart nearby or to check out ... Even after FEMA workers were finally sent out from Fort Dix, many did not have useful information to convey to victims, said the worker. “They are put out in the field and they don’t ... 12/6/2012 - 10:27 am | View Link
There is now a cottage industry of short-term-rental start-ups, whether started before or after Airbnb. The category includes dozens of other companies: Roomorama, Love Home Swap, Stay Alfred, and many more. Some were scooped up by the travel industry’s giants—TripAdvisor’s FlipKey and HouseTrip, Priceline’s Booking.com — and in the fall of 2015, Expedia paid $3.9 billion for industry veteran HomeAway and its 1.2 million–plus properties listed.
Some new entrants are starting to offer their own twist on the concept, evidence of the kind of segmentation that starts to happen when a bold new idea becomes more established.
Actor Alec Baldwin has hosted Saturday Night Live a record 17 times, but if you ask him, he doesn't think he's funny. In an excerpt adapted from his upcoming book, Nevertheless: A Memoir, published Tuesday in Vanity Fair, Baldwin said his first stint on Saturday Night Live in 1990 made him realize what it really takes to be funny:
Whenever anyone told me I was funny, I was reminded of when people in high school tell someone that he can hit a fastball or shoot a basketball well.
Texas A&M’s incoming student body president wants to have a word with Rick Perry.
The Energy Secretary recently wrote a detailed column criticizing the student election that made Bobby Brooks president, and Brooks figures that if Perry had time to do that, the Cabinet member might also be able to sit down and discuss higher education.
“I didn’t expect that he would have the time to weigh in on something like a student election,” Brooks, 21, told TIME on Tuesday.
Ford Motor announced Tuesday that it will invest $1.2 billion in three Michigan plants to create or retain 130 jobs — a move hailed by President Trump, who has been pushing car manufacturers to build and hire in the U. S.
Shortly before Ford’s announcement, Trump tweeted, “Car companies coming back to U.
A new picture book will depict Santa as a gay man in an interracial relationship, publisher Harper Design confirmed Tuesday.
The book, Santa’s Husband, goes on sale Oct. 10 and tells the story of a black Santa Claus and his white husband who both live in the North Pole. Santa’s spouse frequently fills in for his husband at malls, according to a description of the book Harper Design provided to TIME.
Daniel Kibblesmith, who is a staff writer for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and co-author of How to Win at Everything, penned the parody children’s book after tweeting in December that he would only tell his future child Santa was black.
Amazon is offering some discounts on its Kindle line of e-readers.
The online retail giant has started a promotion that offers customers the opportunity to get up to $50 off its line of Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Voyage, and Kindle for Kids Bundles. Those who opt for a standard Kindle e-reader, for instance, can now buy it for $50, a $30 savings on its regular $80 price tag.