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North America

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  • REITs prove to be surprisingly reliable

    It may seem surprising that some forms of real estate have been among the most reliable of investments. Real estate investment trusts, known as REITs, invest in and own properties such as shopping centers, apartments, offices and industrial facilities....
  • Here's the buzz out West

    Here's the buzz out West
    Many Western ski resorts have had stronger-than-expected early snowstorms, meaning many will open soon. That's good news. And here's more from the Western slopes: Wyoming If you've never been to Jackson Hole, Wyo., maybe this is your year. Jackson...
  • Tesla supercharging stations open up the heartland

    Tesla supercharging stations open up the heartland
    We drove the Tesla Model S P85+ on an intrastate tour of superchargers in Illinois. Our route bisects a green-gold sea of soybean fields, blows by endless rows of withering corn crowned with green husks, and passes broccoli forests bunched on muddy...
  • Trayvon- Zimmerman tragedy shows labels don't fit when it comes to race, ethnicity

    Trayvon- Zimmerman tragedy shows labels don't fit when it comes to race, ethnicity
    Whenever JoJo Ramos visits his "meemaw," he never forgets to ask for "bendiciĆ³n," a Spanish blessing, in his Appalachian-Florida dialect before crossing into the heart of her home in Belle Glade. He calls himself a "hillbilly" Puerto Rican in honor of...
  • Discovery premieres first independently produced landmark natural history series, “North America”

     
    “We called [North America] the most extreme continent, and we always talked about it being an extreme continent, and every single month there was something else to remind us of why that was true.” — Huw Cordey, North America series...
  • FremantleMedia North America Taps Gilman to Head Digital Unit

    FremantleMedia North America CEO Thom Beers has hired Gayle Gilman as executive VP of digital content, a newly created role overseeing all original digital content. Gilman joined FMNA from Beers' Original Prods., where she was senior VP for the company's...
  • Hulu Pacts with BBC for 'Doctor Who,' 'Fawlty Towers' and Other Brit TV Fare

    Hulu is bulking up its subscription biz for Anglophiles, in a multiyear pact with BBC Worldwide North America that will add 2,000 episodes to Hulu Plus. The 144 BBC titles covered under the deal will give Hulu Plus one of the largest collections of...
  • Commentary: Jesus would demand justice for immigrants

    The nation is engaged in a conversation on immigration and, therefore, our congregations should be too. After all, this is not just an abstract philosophical topic — this cuts straight to the core of who we are as Americans and, ultimately, who we...
  • Endemol North America CEO David Goldberg to Exit in December (EXCLUSIVE)

    David Goldberg, the founder of Endemol's North American TV operations, will step down as chairman-CEO in December. Goldberg was recruited by Endemol founder John De Mol to launch the Endemol North America arm of the European production powerhouse in...
  • A Word, Please: Sometimes subjects disagree with their object

    A recent headline from the Los Angeles Times, “Teens plotting attacks tend to tip their hand,” highlights a particularly difficult grammar problem. Do plural teens really share a singular hand? No. But would it be better to make “hand&...
  • TV Picks: 'North America,' 'Ghost Army,' 'Mad Men,' Mel Brooks

    TV Picks: 'North America,' 'Ghost Army,' 'Mad Men,' Mel Brooks
    "North America" (Discovery Channel, Sunday). The latest blockbuster nature documentary to justify your purchase of an HDTV (see also "Planet Earth," "Life," "Frozen Planet," "Africa") is the seven-part "North America." There are some hectoring musical...
  • GM first-quarter profits dip on losses in Europe, South America

    GM first-quarter profits dip on losses in Europe, South America
    General Motors Co. reported lower first-quarter profits Thursday as it struggled with the continuing economic slump in Europe and a dip in earnings in North America. Profit for the nation’s largest automaker profit fell 14% to $865 million...