On a late afternoon in early June, undercover police officers circled a one-story highway motel north of Washington. Inside was a 12-year-old girl who told her mother she was being forced to work as a prostitute.
Police in Boston, Massachusetts, are searching for a man suspected in the murder of one woman and the armed robbery of two others, all of whom, they say, he may have met through their Craigslist ads for personal services.
Unless you're looking to buy a new home right now, you may be having a hard time imagining the upside to the bursting of the real estate bubble. Well, here's one: There are a lot more places to rent at the beach.
Okay, okay ... yes. yes ... so I'm wrong (about the market going down when oil prices go up). Stocks soared on Tuesday as the Fed signaled that interest rate hikes may be winding down. ... I still say that at some point, folks, something has gotta give here!
To really get inside the way today's business leaders do their jobs, FORTUNE spent an entire day shadowing three top executives: the laid-back techie who runs online classified site Craigslist; the pioneering boss of ad sales at CBS; and the nonstop CEO of an NBA team. From coast to coast, sunrise to sunset, we logged every meeting, e-mail and coffee break. Right up to the final buzzer. See scenes from their day.
Craigslist, the do-it-yourself online classified listing that many investors hope will soar to Google-like proportions if it ever gets around to issuing stock, is being sued for discriminatory housing ads and asked to police its content the same way newspapers must, according to a report Thursday.
For most of its existence, eBay has enjoyed a virtual monopoly, if not an Eliot Spitzer wants to talk sort of monopoly. It now commands more than 90 percent of the online auction market, and from 1999 to 2004 it posted at least 40 percent annual profit growth every year, even as brawny competitors like Amazon and Yahoo were taking runs at its core business.
A couple weeks ago, my wife and I caught a lengthy but entertaining promo for the Winter Olympics on NBC. It consisted of ice skaters skating, plus a song that combined hip-hop and arena rock by a group we didn't know.
Craigslist, the mostly free online classifieds Web site, is about to make more money. The company plans in 2006 to begin charging employers to post job listings in four new cities: Boston, Washington, D.C., San Diego and Seattle. It's also set to collect a nominal fee, no more than $10, from New York City real estate brokers for their property listings.
For those with plenty of money looking for a unique gift for someone special, the DuPont Registry is offering a few suggestions this holiday season. You'll need plenty of wrapping paper, and your friends will need extra room under their Christmas trees.
In 1994, most people had to call the bank to check their balances. Or inquire in person, or wait for a paper statement to arrive in the mail. Baseball box scores were found in the newspaper. Weather forecasts came over the phone from the weather bureau, or on TV.
Craigslist, the popular community Web site that generates more than 1 billion page views each month, has cost newspapers in the San Francisco Bay area $50 million to $65 million in help wanted ad revenue, according to a new study.