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Who Are the Millionaires?

In May 2012, the same month Mitt Romney made the “47 percent” remark that helped lose him the election, his consulting-industry alma mater, the Boston Consulting Group, released its annual report of global wealth, a statistics-laden summary of who’s rich where. The United States ranked seventh in millionaire households per capita. Of the countries that beat us, two are well-managed city-states — Singapore, which topped the list, and Hong Kong — and one is the world’s piggy bank, Switzerland…

Whale watching is truly a spectacular marine adventure. It is thrilling and awe-inspiring to watch these extraordinary animals in their natural habitat – the ocean. The coastline between Boston and Gloucester in New England, USA is one of the top ten whale-watching destinations in the world. High speed catamarans whisk visitors to the Stellwagen Bank... Read More

from BostInno

This Giant Outdoor Skating Path Opens on City Hall Plaza in December

You've heard rumblings of big changes coming to City Hall Plaza. And this December, you can experience them in person. That's right, the "Boston Winter presented by Berkshire Bank" is officially...

THE LETTER Luckily, in order to spot this item, you won't have to break out your magnifying glass. In fact, while most people don't know what this letter to the left of Washington's face represents, it does actually have a logical explanation. The big letter 'G' is one of many letters that represent exactly which Federal Reserve bank was responsible for printing. In this case, the 'G' stands for Chicago. The other letters you might spot are: 'A' for Boston, 'B' for New York, 'C' for…

Proofs for wrapping paper for our first @aigadesign New England Network (including one by me). Board members from around New England came together this year to design holiday wrapping paper. Thank you to Sappi & Signature Printing for donating your products & talents for this joint holiday effort. 50% of the proceeds will be donated to New England food banks with the other half supporting your local AIGA chapter.Sheets will be sold in sets of five with designs created by our AIGA board…

Forte Oil perfects N9 billion five-year fixed rate bond Photo credit: Forte Oil Plc a foremost-integrated energy service provider has successfully completed its N9 billion series one debt issue. The company in a statement to the Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE in Lagos said the bond was the first in the series of its proposed N50 billion-bond issuance programme. The funds raised would be used to refinance existing short-term commercial bank loan obligations and the retail outlet…


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from Jetsetter

43 Things to Do for Free in Boston

Boston has plenty of freebies for penny-pinching students, from its top-notch art museums to grand historical landmarks. And as travelers we get to reap the benefits. Local JS correspondent Sarah Pascarella gives us a tour of Beantown on a budget.


N. C. Wyeth (1882-1945) The Clippers , sketch for First National Bank of Boston commission 1923 Oil on canvas on hardboard, 20 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. (52.7 x 40 cm)