Business & Technology

Choice nuggets

Florida’s poisoned farmworkers, chefs schooled, Big Food’s raking it in

When my info-larder gets too packed, it’s time to serve up some choice nuggets from around the Web. Get ’em while they’re hot.  The fruits of industrial agricultureIn the Atlantic, Barry Estabrook has a great, …

notable quotable

BP: We don’t know why our stock is falling

“BP notes the fall in its share price in US trading last night. The company is not aware of any reason which justifies this share price movement.” –June 10 company statement on its falling stock …

I've got Kevin Costner on the phone. He'll know what to do

The BP coffee spill [VIDEO] [AWESOME]

“Don’t worry … it’s a small spill on a very large table.” From the Upright Citizens Brigade: Find all the coverage we’ve spilled on the Gulf of Mexico spill here. Looking for more laughs? Check …

I'm Audi 5000

A pedestrian test-drives Audi’s ‘clean-diesel’ luxury ride

Photo: Ashley BraunI’m a reluctant driver. I’ll be the first to admit it. I do have a Zipcar subscription, mainly for the late-night runs to the airport to pick up my long-distance boyfriend when he …

Sunny forecast

Report: New York solar bill could generate 22,000 jobs

Legislation pending in New York that would require the state to install 5,000 megawatts of solar power by 2025 could generate 22,198 jobs and boost the economy by $20 billion, according to a report released …

Reading the signs

Why urban businesses have better advertising

It’s no secret that there are lots of chain businesses in sprawling areas and relatively more independent businesses in urban cores. The blog Discover Urbanism has a fascinating explanation of how the built environment determines …

When Laughter is the best Oil Spill Solution

BP gets proverbial a** kicking from funny men

Since the oil keeps spilling in the Gulf of Mexico and there’s still not much you and I can do, it seems for now that laughter is the best solution. Yep, that’s pathetic. But this …

It Takes an Army

BP gears up to win over Washington and the rest of us

A BP trash bag — not quite big enough to contain its mess.Photo: abrahamhyat via FlickrA little less than a month ago, back before he was madly tripping over his tongue, BP CEO Tony Hayward …

Hold Your Breath and Sell BP

I am very cautious about giving investment advice and downright reluctant to just pile onto the media frenzy attacking BP for its blunders in the Gulf of Mexico. That said, I feel compelled to warn …