Exxon Mobil said Thursday that its profits surged during the first three months of the year: The company said it earned $10.6 billion during that period — an increase of 69 percent.
These higher profits come at a time when gasoline prices are exceeding $4 a gallon in some states. So, in Washington, there's once again talk of eliminating some of the tax breaks the industry receives.
From the Walt Disney Company's wholesome-produce department, the pleasantly retro teen movie Prom comes bearing no offense. Which is nice for parents seeking healthy alternatives to, say, Glee or, worse, Pretty Little Liars — if slightly worrying to those of us who grew up on the necessity of youthful rebellion.
Scott Clark is a drummer. He plays in a few original bands that you probably don't know about: Glows In The Dark, ILAD and recently, the Scott Clark 4tet. (There are others, I'm sure.) I don't say this with music nerd pleasure, like "I know about these bands and you don't"; I really wish you knew about these bands. They're just based in Richmond, Va., which means it's somewhat of an uphill battle for their wider recognition.
Over the past week, U.S. consumers have been talking about their smart phones keeping tabs on their location. In the Netherlands, another kind of GPS scandal is brewing: The government bought aggregate global positioning system data from the automotive navigation company TomTom and then used it to install speed cameras in places where drivers are most likely to speed.
After five months of planning and anticipation, it's showtime in London.
The wedding ceremony of Prince William and Kate Middleton Friday morning at Westminster Abbey has a guest list of around 2,000 people — including friends of the bride and groom, members of the royal family and members of other countries' royal families.
After the vows, the bride and groom will ride to Buckingham Palace in the same gold carriage the late Princess Diana used 30 years ago. Swarms of people have descended on London for the nuptials.