Hong Kong Media Mogul Dies at 107; Run Run shaw Helped Popularize Martial-Arts Films in the West

Hong Kong Media Mogul Dies at 107

Run Run shaw Helped Popularize Martial-Arts Films in the West

JEFFREY NG And PRUDENCE HO

Jan. 6, 2014 10:46 p.m. ET

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Hong Kong film stars shown with Run Run Shaw in 1959. Associated Press

HONG KONG—Media titan Sir Run Run Shaw, who co-founded dominant broadcasterTelevision Broadcasts Ltd. 0511.HK -0.79% , died Tuesday morning at the age of 107, the company said. Read more of this post

It’s So Cold, This Guy Threw Boiling Water Into The Air And It Instantly Turned To Snow

It’s So Cold, This Guy Threw Boiling Water Into The Air And It Instantly Turned To Snow

ROB WILE

JAN. 6, 2014, 9:28 AM 13,598 15

Meteorologist Eric Holthaus just posted this insane video of him turning boiling water into snow. Shot in Viroqua, WI, near La Crosse, it was -21°F with a wind chill of -51°F.

Chris Meledandri, the man who has made millions from Minions

January 5, 2014 2:00 pm

Chris Meledandri, the man who has made millions from Minions

By Matthew Garrahan

Gofer made good: Chris Meledandri’s ‘Despicable Me 2’ was 2013’s top-grossing animated movie

As a boy growing up in 1970s New York, Chris Meledandri never saw any cartoons or animated movies. His early film experiences came courtesy of Woody Allen, Stanley Kubrick and Martin Scorsese, rather than Walt Disney. Read more of this post

How EADS Became Airbus; Fifteen Years in the Making, Plane Maker’s Transformation Fraught With Sturm und Drang

How EADS Became Airbus

Fifteen Years in the Making, Plane Maker’s Transformation Fraught With Sturm und Drang

DANIEL MICHAELS

Jan. 5, 2014 3:36 p.m. ET

Airbus just lost some baggage.

With the new year, the plane maker’s parent company dropped one of the corporate world’s most unaerodynamic names: European Aeronautic Defence & Space Co.EADSY -1.18%  It is now rebranded as Airbus Group NV. The Dutch-registered French-German-British-Spanish multinational’s transformation was 15 years in the making, fraught with the Sturm und Drang of Europe itself. Read more of this post

Thomas Chrystie, Creator of Cash Management Account, Dies at 80

Thomas Chrystie, Creator of Cash Management Account, Dies at 80

Thomas Chrystie, the Merrill Lynch & Co. executive who developed the Cash Management Account, a 1970s innovation that drove the firm’s growth into a full-service financial provider, has died. He was 80. Read more of this post

‘Polar Pig’ Threatens Coldest U.S. Weather in Two Decades

‘Polar Pig’ Threatens Coldest U.S. Weather in Two Decades

The coldest air in almost 20 years is sweeping over the central U.S. toward the East Coast, threatening to topple temperature records, ignite energy demand and damage Great Plains winter wheat. Read more of this post

Sushinomics: How Bluefin Tuna Went From Cat Food to Solid Gold

Sushinomics: How Bluefin Tuna Went From Cat Food to Solid Gold

By Svati Kirsten Narula

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Every year, on the first Saturday in January, Japan makes a grand statement to the global fishing community by putting an exorbitant price on the head of a single bluefin tuna. At the famous Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, the first bluefin auction of the year represents many things: growing consumer demand for bluefin sashimi, the exploitation of natural resources, the collapse of a species,shortsightedness in the face of impending doom to the entire ocean, a depraved publicity stuntRead more of this post

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