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Did Politics Poison the Pines?

By Steve Weinstein | Jun 29
Snatching up the majority of commercial property in Fire Island pines for less than half its initial asking price was the easy part for gay hotelier Ian Reisner - until Ted Cruz entered the picture.

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Average US Rate on 30-Year Mortgage Edges up to 4.02 Pct.

CORPORATE | Jun 29
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates were mixed last week, marking slight increases or declines but remaining close to high levels for the year.

Thai Ice Cream Company Apologizes for Facebook Gay Slur

CORPORATE | Jun 29
A Thai ice cream company owned by Unilever has apologized for using a derogatory term for gay men in a Facebook posting marking the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage.

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Explodes After Launch

CORPORATE | Jun 29
A Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon cargo ship loaded with more than 4,000 pounds of supplies and equipment bound for the International Space Station broke apart in a shower of debris shortly after launch Sunday.

Google's Street View Climbs Yosemite's El Capitan

CORPORATE | Jun 29
There are plenty of maps and apps that can guide you to Yosemite National Park. But what if you want to see the top of El Capitan? Carter Evans shows you can climb or just click.

Did Politics Poison the Pines?

CORPORATE | By Steve Weinstein | Jun 29
Snatching up the majority of commercial property in Fire Island pines for less than half its initial asking price was the easy part for gay hotelier Ian Reisner - until Ted Cruz entered the picture.

Businesses Support New Campaign to Secure Nondiscrimination Protections

LEGAL | By EDGE | Jun 26
Some of the region's and nation's biggest businesses are supporting a new campaign aimed at updating Massachusetts' nondiscrimination law to include public accommodations protections for transgender residents and visitors.

Health Ruling Relieves Consumers; GOP States Remain Critical

LEGAL | By Kelly Kennedy | Jun 26
The Supreme Court ruling validating federal health insurance subsidies for nearly 6.4 million Americans had consumers breathing a sigh of relief, but the reaction was different states states that have fought against the Affordable Care Act.

Senators Express Frustration with Takata, Regulators

LEGAL | Jun 26
Senators expressed anger and exasperation with both air bag maker Takata Corp. and federal auto safety regulators over a problem with defective air bag inflators that has escalated into the largest auto-safety recall in U.S. history.

NASA Scientist Engineers High Heels to Maximize Comfort

CORPORATE | Jun 26
America's emergency rooms saw more than 120,000 high-heel related injuries between 2002 and 2012, according to estimates. Thesis Couture CEO and former Silicon Valley executive Dolly Singh redesigns the high heel.

High School Student Chefs Learn Lessons Beyond the Kitchen

CORPORATE | Jun 26
Eighty New York City high school seniors found their passion in the kitchen instead of the classroom. After studying at Food and Finance High School, where 80 percent of students are considered "economically disadvantage," their future is heating up.

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