Hungary grandma pensioner, 87, sets simultaneous chess world record

Jun 29, 2015

Hungary grandma pensioner, 87, sets simultaneous chess world record

After decades spent playing simultaneous chess, an 87-year-old Hungarian pensioner clinched a world record Sunday, by finally overtaking a total set by 1920s Cuban grandmaster Jose Raul Capablanca. Almost 60 years since her first simultaneous games, on six boards side-by-side at a Chess Olympiad ...

May 7, 2015

Japan's monetary base rose 35.6% to another record in April

Japan’s monetary base stood at a record ¥305.88 trillion ($2.56 trillion) at the end of April, up 35.6 percent from a year earlier, as the Bank of Japan continued to provide more liquidity to raise the inflation rate to its targeted 2 percent, BOJ ...

Trans-Pacific balloon crew: It's like camping in the sky

Jan 28, 2015

Trans-Pacific balloon crew: It's like camping in the sky

An international team is piloting the helium-filled Two Eagles balloon across the Pacific Ocean in an effort to break a pair of major ballooning records. Five things to know about the challenge: THE GOAL. Accomplished balloon pilots Troy Bradley, of Albuquerque, and Leonid Tiukhtyaev ...

2014 proving to be bumper year for U.S. car sales

Jan 6, 2015

2014 proving to be bumper year for U.S. car sales

Buoyed by a resurgent economy, holiday sales, cheap gasoline and a love affair with pickup trucks, Americans headed to car dealers in droves last month, pushing full-year sales to what’s likely to be the highest level since 2006. Fiat Chrysler, Nissan, Honda and General ...

Dec 4, 2014

Dow hits record as energy rises for third straight day

U.S. stocks rose modestly on Wednesday as energy-related shares rose for a third straight session and data pointed to improving conditions in the U.S. services sector, which makes up a majority of the economy. Market moves were slight, with many traders looking ahead to ...