"Bob’s Burgers" writer Wendy Molyneux likes to joke with her husband about how much money it would take for them to do silly things, like drive to Vegas at that very moment, turn around, and come back. While watching "Mad Max," the trailer for "Entourage" came on, and Molyneux joked that someone would have to pay her $10,000 to see it. Except instead of brushing it off, she actually did something about it.
Bumper stickers are so 2012. Today's campaign merchandise has moved way past the rear end of a car, or posters on a dorm room wall. Howard Belk, co-CEO and chief creative officer of global branding firm siegel+gale, says if you look carefully at the merchandise offered up by a campaign, you can tell how confident a candidate is feeling. Look no farther than Hillary Clinton.
First up, we'll talk about where all those disappearing Carnegie Mellon professors went. Hint: they took Uber. Plus, the spectrum auction does not happen until 2016, but there's already a lot of interest in what's for sale. The reason? The spectrum that's for sale is primo. And T-Mobile wants a big piece of it.
In the last two years, Los Angeles County has seen a 12 percent increase in homelessness. One result is that homeless encampments are appearing across Los Angeles. But traditionally, homeless people and services for them have been concentrated downtown on Skid Row, and the increase is changing conditions there, too.
In the shadows of skyscrapers, homeless encampments occupy the sidewalks. On one block after another, people sleep in tents and live on the streets, with activity 24 hours a day.
But on those same blocks, companies are doing business.
Here's a question for you: How much is water worth?
We aren't talking anything fancy here, just regular old tap water. The answer is pretty darn little — less than a penny a gallon in most places around the country.
That is even true in California, where there is a historic drought. It's become so bad that the state has mandated water cutbacks and is considering fines. One Bay Area company has a different idea to encourage conservation. It wants to change the value of water.