Was today one of those mornings when you roused yourself from bed, stretched, yawned and then thought to yourself, “Whatever is that Stephen Baldwin character up to these days?”
Well, Santa Claus came early this year. In what may be the biggest Stephen Baldwin news since his appearence in Slap Shot 2: Breaking The Ice, Read More
Halliburton has now admitted that it had skipped important safety tests when developing the cement that would seal the BP Macondo well that led to this year’s catastrophic Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. Halliburton’s acknowledgement of error follows findings by a presidential commission on the oil spill that Halliburton knew the Read More
“I became a villain for doing the right thing,” BP chief Tony Hayward said this July in a huge interview, in which he intermittently spoke in the third person, and disclosed that in London strangers send over glasses of brandy to his table. Following suit, successor Bob Dudley complained this month that BP Read More
• At 8:30 a.m., the Department of Labor tells us just how many jobs we as a nation lost in August. The folks on Wall Street expect America to have lost somewhere around 100,000 jobs, marking a third straight month of labor-market shrinkage. [Calculated Risk]
• Companies that make ATMs and otherwise provide Read More
The House Committee on Energy and Commerce today reported that BP, the world’s preeminent destroyer of both the ocean and the atmosphere, tripled its advertising budget after the April 20 Deepwater Horizon explosion that led to the company’s historic oil spill.
BP spent $93 million on ads from April to July, Read More
In his first interview since agreeing to step down from the helm of BP, Tony Hayward has given the Journal a piece that deserves to become an all-time classic.
For one thing, Mr. Hayward isn’t just unrepentant, he is resentful. “I became a villain for doing the right thing,” he says, villainously. Read More
Who’s the bigger scofflaw-BP or Yassir Raouli?
You’ve heard of BP, but perhaps not of Mr. Raouli or his Bistro food truck, which operates daily from 11 in the morning until 7 at night at 15th Street and Fifth Avenue, northwest corner.
The city has always had a hard time figuring Read More
Marilyn Manson takes on the role of fine artist, a Velazquez parades as basement junk, and Louis Vuitton purses and porn are reconfigured into fine art with varying results. This week in art news: Come as you’re not!
1. Ukranian Billionaire Selects Art-Prize Nominees
Victor Punchuk’s PinchukArtCentre announced the nominees for Read More
Gaffes seem to be gushing as much as Gulf Coast oil. John Boehner’s antsy metaphor and Joe Barton’s apology to BP were heartfelt PR disasters. After his interview, General McChrystal was on his own, like a rolling stone. Last month, it was Carly Fiorina caught on camera mocking her general-election opponent Barbara Boxer for hair Read More