Commercials, Delay, Portuguese Alphabet Blamed For Big Drop In Viewers For Rio Opening CeremonyOnly 26.5 million people watched NBC's Olympic opening ceremony, a 35% drop from the record-setting viewership of the London games opener four years ago.
Is There Grade Inflation Going On In Wine Scoring?Our food and wine critic, Narsai David, is apprehensive of Wine Advocate, Robert Parker's liberal 100 point system that has seen droves of top-ranking wines in recent years.
NFL Players Learning To Keep An Eye On Player Rater For Madden Video GameDonny Moore can be the most reviled man in NFL locker rooms. He’s not a coach, a referee or a drug tester. He has never played or coached a game. Still, NFL players — and millions of fans — can’t wait to see what he has to say.
California Attorney General Sues Standard & Poor’s Over Investment RatingsCalifornia’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit against debt rating agency Standard & Poor’s, claiming it inflated its ratings of certain investments, costing the state’s public pension funds and other investors billions of dollars.
ConsumerWatch: Putting Online Flower Retailers To The TestNation-wide, local florists expect nearly half of all their Valentine orders to come from online ordering websites and wire services. However, when it comes to ordering flowers online, not all of them are created equal.
Google Buys Zagat Restaurant Review ServiceGoogle has bought the restaurant review service Zagat as it tries to help people connect with local businesses.
'Conan' Premiere Beats Leno In Ratings