You don't tend to make money betting against Australia. Until now.
What Jack Bauer can do in 24 hours, real-world U.S. law enforcement accomplished in 53 -- "a pretty good number," in the words of New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, celebrating the dramatic capture of the Times Square attempted-bomber.
When the euro celebrated its 10th anniversary last year, it seemed to be a solid currency. Only a few eccentrics speculated about whether it may break up one day.
Funny how Asia's biggest idea, a single currency, is suddenly a taboo topic.
For a moment last week as the Goldman Sachs drama unfolded, it looked as if the bank might defend itself against a sensational civil fraud charge by hanging out to dry one of its vice presidents, the fabulous Frenchman, Fabrice Tourre.
For some, seeing Kevin Durant slice through the Lakers en route to the rim must have sparked memories of high-flying fellas with nicknames like "The Glide," "The Human Highlight Film" or, for those in Seattle, "The Rain Man."
Yuan forwards gained 0.1 percent yesterday, according to data compiled by Bloomberg, amid a regional Asian currency rally on signs of strengthening growth.
China may have two or three interest-rate increases this year, Zhang Ming, deputy head of the International Finance Research Office of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said Monday at a forum in Hong Kong. The yuan's exchange rate may start to move in May or June, Zhang said.
People, pundits and politicians looking for financial-crisis culprits should turn their sights to the professors who bear so much responsibility for it.
Money buys you a reasonable amount of happiness, but maybe not as much as sex.