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The Faithful Shopper: Reflections 2012

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 02.28.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Now that we're all shopped out (even me), have returned the mistakes and planned for future purchases, it's time to take a look back on the best of New York City retail this year, and a couple of wishes for the future.

Why Poker Champ Isn't Getting His $11.7 Million

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.11.2012 | Business

Poker champ Phil Ivey recently played a different card game and won $11.7 million. But did he play Crockfords casino for a sucker? The ritzy London...

The Art Institute Of Chicago More Than Doubles Its Famed Rubloff Paperweight Collection

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 11.26.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Paperweights? Yes, paperweights! If you can't really envision what they are (or why), you are in luck. The Art Institute of Chicago which houses one of the largest paperweight collections in the world, is more than doubling its collection.

The Cost Of Unshuffled Cards

AP | WAYNE PARRY | Posted 10.20.2012 | Money

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — At first, it seemed like a coincidence, the kind of thing that happens from time to time at a casino, where the same numbe...

Baccarat Is The New Blackjack

AP | OSKAR GARCIA | Posted 03.27.2012 | Home

LAS VEGAS — In the days before the Chinese New Year celebration began this week, six high rollers sat down at the private baccarat tables one da...

Las Vegas Overtaken By China

The Washington Post | Andrew Higgins | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

IN MACAU, CHINA At the end of a successful business trip to southern China, tire trader Yuan Shihao decided to make the most of his good fortune. Inst...