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2008-09-18 09:00:32

NEW YORK | Gold prices exploded Wednesday - posting the biggest one-day gain ever in dollar terms - as fears of more credit-market turmoil unnerved investors and triggered a flood of safe-haven buying. Gold for December delivery rose as much as $90.40, or 11.6 percent, to $870.90 an ounce in after-hours trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange after jumping $70 to settle at $850.50 in the regular session. That was the biggest one-day price jump ever; gold's previous single-day record was...

2008-09-08 15:10:00

Singer Jordin Sparks defended the Jonas Brothers at the MTV Video Music Awards from the event's host who mocked their vow to not have sex until married. VMA emcee Russell Brand made numerous jokes throughout the show Sunday night about the wildly popular fraternal trio's decision to wear purity rings to remind them of the promise they made to stay virgins until they wed. Sparks leaped to the teen brothers' defense when she took the stage to present an award. "I have just one thing to say...

2008-09-05 12:00:25

MILWAUKEE and NEW YORK, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the decade's biggest TV shows is about to get a little smaller. Today, HBO's "Entourage" program will transform into "Tiny Entourage," courtesy of Heavy.com and Sparks. "Tiny Entourage," the latest in a string of humorous viral videos on Heavy.com, features little people in the roles made famous in the original. The cast of "Tiny Entourage" will attend a public premiere party VMA Weekend in LA, scheduled for 10 p.m. on Sept. 6, at...

2008-08-06 09:00:24

SPARKS, Md., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- While Congress struggles with an appropriate response to the U.S. mortgage foreclosure crisis, an equally profound housing problem remains largely hidden: tax foreclosures. In 2007, $6.6 billion worth of property was in the tax foreclosure market, and an astounding $558 billion worth was in the pre-foreclosure process. That translates to 2.1 million homes against which local taxing authorities placed liens in 2007. Unless redeemed by the owners, these...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.