Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras News

  • 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.

  • Shrimp-Price Surge Making Noodles’s Pad Thai More Costly

    Penny pinchers will be forgiven for skipping the shrimp scampi this season.

  • 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.

  • Union-Organizing Accord Case Dropped by Supreme Court

    The U.S. Supreme Court backed out of a fight over a decades-old labor practice, dismissing a case concerning company agreements to stay neutral during union organizing campaigns.

  • 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

  • BP Oil-Spill Judge Postpones Trial on Fault to February

    The trial over liability for BP Plc’s 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill was postponed to Feb. 25 so the lawyers won’t lose their accommodations to Super Bowl and Mardi Gras crowds, a New Orleans judge said.

  • Alabama’s Imperiled Immigration Law Clogs Government Machinery

    Mobile County spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to comply with a law designed to drive illegal immigrants from Alabama. Kim Hastie, the first-term Republican license commissioner, had an up-close look at the crackdown’s political cost.

  • Baucus Untethered by Politics Seeks Path to Tax Rewrite

    Max Baucus, declaring himself “unconstrained” by electoral politics for the first time since coming to Congress in 1975, placed a 20-month clock on his efforts to push a tax-code rewrite through the U.S. Senate.

  • BP Gulf of Mexico Spill, From Disaster to Trial: Timeline

    The trial that will determine the extent of any liability London-based BP Plc and its partners must face for the April 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill is set to begin today in federal court in New Orleans.

  • Wax Prince William Swaps Kate for Artist Rubell at London Show

    Prince William has a new lady on his arm: a punky artist called Jennifer Rubell .

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