March 21, 2013 |
Being the king of late-night TV isn't as valuable as it once was. If Jimmy Fallon takes over for Jay Leno as host of NBC's "The Tonight Show" (when it comes to Leno and succession, it's always better to use "if" and not "when"), he will be taking over real estate that has seen its value drop tremendously over the last several years. Advertising for NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" has fallen by more than 40% since 2007, according to Kanter Media, an industry consulting firm.
February 17, 2013 |
What's in a name? Ask Bettina Goering, Katrin Himmler and Rainer Hoess. For decades, Germany has grappled with its collective guilt over the Third Reich, but for the progeny of the regime's chief architects, the matter hits far closer to home. Chanoch Ze'evi, the Israeli director of the thoughtful and affecting documentary "Hitler's Children," conducted interviews with five descendants of key Nazi figures. Though Ze'evi's creative choices don't always serve the material - he unwisely attempts to pump up the emotional volume with an intrusive music score - his compassion for his subjects is clear, and their straightforward testimony is provocative.
January 9, 2013 |
Timing is everything. A month after Manny Pacquiao smacked his face on the MGM Grand boxing ring canvas, the sport's next big thing is preparing for his breakthrough performance. Unbeaten Gennady Golovkin, 30, of Kazakhstan is a polite assassin, a heavy-handed world middleweight champion who is seeking his 22nd knockout in his 25th pro fight Jan. 19, when he defends his World Boxing Assn. belt against Gabriel Rosado (21-5, 13 KOs) at New York's Madison Square Garden Theatre. The night's main event is world featherweight champion Orlando Salido's World Boxing Organization defense versus top-ranked, unbeaten challenger Mikey Garcia (30-0, 26 KOs)
December 16, 2012 |
Dear Liz: I'm in my 50s. My kids have college loan debts that might total more than $200,000. I allowed them to take out loans because I expected to inherit $300,000 to help them pay off the debt. Now that inheritance will not happen. I have $250,000 saved for retirement. When I'm 58 1/2 years old, I would like to pull that money out and pay some or all of these debts. Or use home equity. I've recently been downsized in employment, but I am looking to increase my income so I can help with their debt.
November 30, 2012 |
MEXICO CITY - When Enrique Peña Nieto assumes the Mexican presidency on Saturday, returning to power a once-autocratic party that ruled for seven decades, he will immediately confront a sluggish economy and a bloody war against drug gangs. How he will handle those two problems is the biggest question surrounding the incoming government. Peña Nieto, 46, and his Institutional Revolutionary Party want to shift the focus away from the battle against drug cartels that consumed and ultimately haunted outgoing President Felipe Calderon.
November 14, 2012 |
Retirement planning, elder care and wills are touchy subjects for most people, but they're especially rife with anxiety, miscommunication and disagreements for parents and their adult children, according to a new report. The majority of both groups -- aging parents and their children -- say they feel more comfortable talking about future financial decisions with third-party financial professionals than with each other, according to a survey by Fidelity Investments. On the topic of whether the children will care for the parents if they fall ill, 97% of nearly 1,000 people surveyed had opinions that conflicted with those of the other generation.