Powerball jackpot at world record $1.3 billion and growing

Jan 11, 2016

Powerball jackpot at world record $1.3 billion and growing

Lottery officials say the estimated $1.3 billion prize for Wednesday's Powerball drawing is the largest jackpot ever in the world. No one matched all six Powerball numbers Saturday night, leading to the astronomical prize, which is all but certain to grow before the next drawing ...

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 of Russia, ...

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 Motors ...

Rare copy of Superman comic book fetches $3.2 million

/ Aug 26, 2014

Rare copy of Superman comic book fetches $3.2 million

A rare, nearly flawless copy of Superman's comic-book debut has sold for a super-powered price: $3.2 million. New York comics dealers Stephen Fishler and Vincent Zurzolo said Monday they submitted Sunday's record-setting bid in the eBay auction for Action Comics No. 1, the 1938 book ...