Berkshire Hathaway Recovered from the Bad Effects of the Pandemic

Berkshire Hathaway, the conglomerate led by Warren E. Buffett, recovered significantly from the dire economic effects of the pandemic in the second quarter, reporting $28.1 billion on Saturday. net earningsrose from $26.3 billion a year ago. The biggest gains were in rail, utilities and energy jobs, which saw significant declines in 2020 as the pandemic …

Is the Big Casino Footprint in the Little Principality Good or Bad?

VADUZ, Liechtenstein – Tuesday evening in an industrial neighborhood in northern Liechtenstein was dull, but that didn’t stop a steady stream of drivers in cars carrying a number of international license plates. Their goal: a squat gray building with understated blue and red neon signs that read “Grand Casino.” Ronald Grimm, a 59-year-old Austrian living …

Vicky Krieps Gives Hollywood Another Trial. It Wasn’t That Bad.

RAMBROUCH, Luxembourg — Four years ago, Vicky Krieps was nominated for Hollywood stardom. The Luxembourgish actress came out of nowhere to star in Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Phantom Thread,” in which Daniel Day-Lewis plays the tormented muse of a domineering fashion designer. His performance – vulnerable, prickly, painful – garnered critical praise and suggested the arrival …

Animal Shocks, Lobotomies, and Other Stories of Bad Science

ICEPICK SURGERYMurder, Fraud, Sabotage, Piracy and Other Horrible Acts in the Name of Scienceby Sam Kean Here’s something you probably didn’t learn in your school’s history classes: The great Thomas Edison and his colleagues were involved in the killing of 44 dogs, six calves, and two horses in their attempt to portray changing current technology …