Same-sex marriage is coming to New York on July 24, and New York City is gearing up to be the premier gay marriage destination.
Still, no one really knows what the economic impact of same-sex marriage in New York will be. One report by the Independent Democratic Conference of the New York State Senate estimates about 66,000 gay couples will marry in the next three years, bringing in $391 million in revenue.
Originally published on Mon November 28, 2011 7:00 am
Los Angeles's Foster the People seemingly appeared out of nowhere, taking the blogosphere and Top 40 radio by storm with the viral single "Pumped Up Kicks," a breezy summer jam with a subtly sinister edge.
A court order for the Pentagon to stop enforcing "don't ask, don't tell" is likely the last gasp of the 17-year policy that was repealed by Congress in December but remained temporarily in effect, experts and activists said Thursday.
Nielsen SoundScan, which tracks music sales across the country, reported an anemic ray of sunshine for a music industry that has been battered by the Internet: For the first time since 2004, sales of albums posted an uptick.
Now, our friend Frannie Kelley from NPR's The Record says it is the slightest of gains — 1 percent — and "sales are still way down from where they were before the decline started."
For thousands of people in Florida, the last launch of the space shuttle is not just the end of an era, it's also the end of a career. Nearly 8,000 men and women who worked on the space shuttle have been laid off — a blow to an area where unemployment is well above the national average.
But even as the shuttle ends, many on the Space Coast are optimistic about the region's future.