'12 Days of Christmas' list sees cost fall to $34,363

Dec 1, 2016

'12 Days of Christmas' list sees cost fall to $34,363

The slow recovery of the U.S. economy is continuing to keep the cost of Christmas — or at least the gifts listed in “The Twelve Days of Christmas” — from spiraling out of control. The price of two turtle doves jumped from $290 to ...

'Death must be a Viennese,' and not just at Halloween

Oct 28, 2016

'Death must be a Viennese,' and not just at Halloween

Dominik Creazzi, “Paranormal Investigator” embossed on his jacket, strains his ears among the decaying tombstones of Vienna’s central cemetery, the last resting place of 3 million mortals from Beethoven to “Rock Me Amadeus” singer Falco. Armed with an array of high-tech gadgets to detect ...

Sep 25, 2016

Yahoo Japan eyes four-day workweek for all its employees

Yahoo Japan Corp. is considering introducing a four-day workweek for all its 5,800 employees, sources have revealed. The subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp. plans to implement the system in stages over several years, but wages under the new system have not been determined, the ...

Mar 26, 2016

Ten thousand rabbits shot in New Zealand Easter hunt

Hunting for chocolate eggs is popular Easter event, but in New Zealand it was bunnies in the firing line at an annual rabbit-shooting event in one district where they are regarded as pests. Ten thousand rabbits were shot by more than 300 hunters in ...