Six Super Bowl 46 Halftime Show Ideas Better Than Madonna

As you surely know by now, Madonna will be providing the halftime entertainment on Sunday at Super Bowl 46. Consider me unexcited. Steve Kubitza recently counted down the five best and five worst Super Bowl halftime shows of the last decade, and my prediction is that Madonna’s will settle in nicely somewhere among the worsts. That is why I have decided to highlight a handful of halftime show ideas, rated on a scale of Scowling Eltons* and listed in reverse order, that I think would have provided Read more [...]

Top Oversold US-Listed Chinese Stocks (Jan 30, 2012)

Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:MPEL) is the most oversold U.S.-listed Chinese stock on Jan. 30. It was down 7.4% on the day. MPEL's upside potential is 28.8% based on brokerage analysts' average target price of $13.97. It is trading at 67.2% of its 52-week high of $16.15, and 68.0% above its 52-week low of $6.46. Semiconductor Manufacturing Int'l (ADR) (NYSE:SMI) is the second most oversold U.S.-listed Chinese stock on Jan. 30. It was down 7.2% on the day. SMI's upside potential Read more [...]

Halifax house sales up 34% after Irving deal

Jim Irving, CEO of Irving Shipbuilding, and Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter celebrate the shipbuilding deal in October. (CBC)The real-estate market in the Halifax area heated up after the announcement of a major ship-building contract, new figures show. The Nova Scotia Association of Realtors statistics show sales increased 34 per cent by November 2011, compared to a year earlier. Wayne MacIntosh, the president of the association, said he thinks it was a reaction to the $25 billion Read more [...]

Businesses: Claim Your (Free) Listing on Martinez Patch

  When Martinez Patch launched in December 2010, editors and freelancers ventured out to local businesses and institutions to collect information for our directory. Now, Patch Places is a spot where users can find descriptions, hours, accepted payment methods, and much more for spots around town. All users can add events taking place at local venues; rate businesses on a scale of one to five; and add reviews. But owners of local businesses get extra bonuses when they claim a listing. HOW TO Read more [...]

Car formerly owned by Barack Obama listed on eBay for $1 million

A Chrysler 300C once owned by then Sen. Barack Obama has been listed for sale on eBay. The starting bid is $1 million — 66 times the vehicle's blue book value. President Barack Obama's car is for sale. No, we're not talking about the armored limousine he cruises around Washington, D.C., in. Even if the budget is tight, the U.S. government hasn't stooped that low. In fact, the car in question isn't Read more [...]

London’s property market defies national slump

London continues to buck the national trend of falling house prices thanks to the Olympic Games and its reputation as a “safe haven” among overseas buyers, according to a study.The eurozone crisis has motivated a large number of overseas buyers to invest in the London property market to protect their wealth, while the Olympics is set to heighten interest in the capital’s houses, property analyst Hometrack’s study said.Nationally, house prices have failed to record a monthly Read more [...]

Many events planned to honor John Glenn’s Earth orbit

It's been half a century since former U.S. Sen. John Glenn took to the sky for his legendary Earth orbit.On Feb. 20, 1962, Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth, and a space exploration pioneer, as he piloted the Friendship 7 NASA spacecraft.In December, Gov. John Kasich signed a new state law designating Feb. 20 as John Glenn Friendship 7 Day.As February begins, several events are planned to honor Glenn and his legacy. Most of them will be in Columbus, but others will take place Read more [...]

ALBANY – Housing sales in New York fell by 3.- 11:55 am

<!--Saxotech Paragraph Count: 2-->ALBANY - Housing sales in New York fell by 3.9 percent in 2011 compared to 2010, a report today by the state Association of Realtors found.Realtors had a positive outlook on the numbers, saying sales growth in the fourth quarter was strong and a federal tax credit program fueled the 2010 sales. "The housing market sales comeback in the fourth quarter builds hope for an improving 2012 market," Duncan R. MacKenzie, CEO of the New York State Association of Realtors, Read more [...]