• The ultimate victory in competition is derived from the inner satisfaction of knowing that you have done your best and that you have gotten the most out of what you had to give.

    Howard Cosell

A Bidding War

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Two of the world's biggest automakers are joining forces and half of the country is competing to get in on the action.

Recently Toyota and Mazda announced the two companies were joining forces to build a $1.6 billion assembly plant here in the United States. The plant will employ 4,000 workers and would be located near Toyota’s existing supply chain. And since that supply chain is currently located from West Virginia through Kentucky, Indiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Texas, Midwestern and southern states are competing for the new business.

Experts say states covet plants such as this one because they typically pay above average wages and spin off jobs to nearby suppliers and service companies.  read more »

A New Ticketmaster

The world's largest online retailer could soon become your primary source of entertainment.

According to Reuters, four sources have confirmed that Amazon might be making a power play against Ticketmaster. Right now Ticketmaster, currently owned by Live Nation is the country's leader when it comes to selling tickets for a variety of events. Now Amazon is eyeing a window that would allow the Seattle based company to get a foot in the door.  read more »

Forbidden Places

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No one likes being told they can't do something. But in some cases it just might save your life.

While most places on earth encourage the business from tourists there are a few locations where a select few will ever be welcome; and for good reason; maybe the climate is to extreme, the locals aren't very friendly or maybe the wildlife will kill you.  read more »

A New Art Critic

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There's a new art critic in New York and he has four legs and a tail.

Former Washington Post art critic Jessica Dawson says she was at an exhibit with her rescue dog Rocky when she noticed how intently he was checking everything out. Unlike the people who were reading their phones, New York Times review or artist resume. But unfortunately for Rocky everything was a bit high on the wall for him to really see so Jessica decided to do something about it.

So she contacted the organizers of the exhibit Documenta to curate ten pieces of outdoor art for a three day experiment. All of the pieces were set up in a park and were strategically placed on a dog's eye level. Some were even interactive with dog bones or pools of water for the animals to play in.  read more »

The Worth of the Dollar

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The American dollar is dropping and tourists are reaping the benefits.

Since the start of the year major currencies including the euro, British pound and Chinese yuan are gaining ground against the dollar which has seen a drop between 9 and 13%. And while the drop came too late for people to book a cheaper vacation, those who were already heading our way are cashing in.  read more »

Current Podcast

Podcast: Forbidden Places

  • Artist: Brian Banmiller
  • Title: Forbidden Places
  • Length: 1:00 minutes (975.16 KB)
  • Format: Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)