Hedge funds - secretive funds that can bet on rising or falling prices in a wide range of markets
In Britain, ‘muppet’ is used as a derogatory term to describe someone who is regarded as being ignorant.
The Friday after the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, known as “Black Friday,” now marks the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season, the most critical time of the year for the nation’s $4 trillion retail sector.
Video-gaming has become hugely popular in recent years, particularly among teenagers.
The maker of the red Solo cup, a plastic tumbler that for years has been a mainstay of American parties and picnics and more recently the subject of a hit country music single by Toby Keith, is exploring a sale.
The ‘Occupy’ protesters, active in a number of cities in recent weeks, criticize economic inequality, saying the top 1 percent of Americans have too much wealth and power.
College football is popular in the United States, drawing massive television audiences every Saturday in the late summer and autumn and filling huge stadiums.
Unlike most mobile-game crazes, Angry Birds — in which players use a slingshot to attack pigs who steal the birds’ eggs — has stayed at the top of the charts since it was launched for Apple’s iPhone on Dec 11, 2009.
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"I think Rupert Murdoch is nearing his Rosebud moment," he said in a reference to the 1941 Orson Welles film "Citizen Kane" about a fictional media mogul modeled on real-life U.S. newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst.
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Living page, October 2009