Mardi Gras


Mardi Gras News

  • Apple TV Control, Zulu, Cyanotech: Intellectual Property

  • Stressed Tax Preparers Find Relief in Mardi Gras, Massages

    Is the U.S. tax code an instrument of torture? At almost 4 million words, it is 14 times as long as the collected novels of, say, Franz Kafka. It has been changed 4,680 times since 2001 -- more than once a day, according to the IRS Taxpayer Advocate. And it takes taxpayers (individuals and businesses) more than 6 billion hours to complete their filings.

  • Slideshow: The Real Cost of Mardi Gras

    <p>Mardi Gras, with its masquerade balls, beads, and floats is a financial fest for New Orleans. One million people will jam the city's streets during the two weeks leading up to Fat Tuesday (Feb. 21), says Jennifer Day at the New Orleans Convention &amp; Visitors Bureau. In 2011, those visitors had a $300 million economic impact on the city, accounting for 1.5 percent of New Orleans' gross domestic product, according to a study of Mardi Gras prepared by Toni Weiss, an economics professor at Tulane University.</p> Source: Photograph by Gerald Herbert/AP

  • Supreme Court Enters the Union Battles

    Fights over forming unions are hardball -- which is why the decision process is more heavily regulated than almost any other act of association in American life. One popular technique favored by unions is to promise management something in exchange for a promise to stay neutral and even allow organizers access to the workplace.

  • Danisco, Goldman, JetBlue: Intellectual Property

    Danisco A/S lost a U.S. court bid to invalidate a Novozymes A/S patent for an enzyme used in biofuel production, allowing the case to go to trial this year.

  • Samsung, Jason Wu, Rex, Target: Intellectual Property

    Samsung Electronics Co. asked a U.S. judge to allow it to use documents from its patent-infringement case against Apple Inc. in California for litigation pending between the companies in Japan.

  • Toilet Conversions Quench Sydney Thirst for Affordable Cafes

    The Gardener’s Lodge Cafe in Sydney’s Victoria Park has polished wood floors, Aboriginal art on the walls and customers tucking into kangaroo-stout pies and sipping on macchiatos. All this betrays none of its past: The 125-year-old sandstone structure used to be a public toilet.

  • Census Finds Hurricane Katrina Left New Orleans Richer, Whiter, Emptier

    Five years after Hurricane Katrina drove Lena Johnson from New Orleans, her family’s home since the 1930s, she misses its food, music and Mardi Gras. And she never wants to live there again.

  • New Orleans Rolling in Cash Sees Rebirth: Real Estate

    Sean Cummings has developed 18 New Orleans projects, including condominiums, hotels and luxury lofts with floor-to-ceiling windows at a former rice-processing plant in a gentrifying neighborhood. Up next: a residential complex planned for a weed-choked lot currently home to an abandoned school bus.

  • Macy’s, Rex, Titanic, Pirate Bay: Intellectual Property

    Macy’s Inc., the second-largest U.S. department-store chain, is to appear in court in New York today seeking to permanently block Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc.’s pact with J.C. Penney Co.

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