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Nepal airport closed after plane skids off runway

Jul 12, 2019 - 5:11 PM

The Yeti Airlines ATR 72-500, arriving into Kathmandu from southern Nepal with 66 passengers, skids about 15 meters into the grass

Italian architect restores vintage Fiats thanks to Internet

Apr 13, 2019 - 3:24 PM

'I picked up the passion by chance,' says 23-year-old Giovanna Parascandolo, recalling how she got into a friend's Fiat 500 and fell in love 'with the minimalist dashboard, the buttons, the switches'

23-years-old Giovanna Parascandolo poses at the Oz co-working place where she restores and refurbishes old Fiat 500, on March 15, 2019 in Rome. Giovanna's passion for vintage cars developed through the internet and YouTube were she learned from restoration communities, and later posted her own restoration work. In the co-working spaces of a former night train maintenance factory in Rome, Officine Zero (Oz), Giovanna found a place to carry on her hobby and continue her adventure in the world of classic car restoration. Oz offers productive conversion based on re-use and recycling, coworking and mutualism between workers, freelancers, social movements and citizens.  Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP

Mixed emotions in Germany as 500-euro note bows out

Jan 27, 2019 - 8:45 PM

The 500-euro note is being phased out after research linked its use to money laundering, tax evasion, and terrorism financing

A person presents several 500 Euro notes on February 12, 2016 in Paris. - The European Central Bank will take a decision soon on whether to keep printing 500-euro banknotes, with the arguments for doing so becoming "less and less convincing", a top-ranking official said on February 11, 2016. (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP)

Danica Patrick's final NASCAR 500 race ends in crash

Feb 19, 2018 - 10:09 AM

Patrick, who broke ground in the sport by becoming the only woman to win a pole position in a NASCAR Cup race, announced in November that she was retiring from racing in 2018

CRASH. Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, has an on track incident with Danica Patrick, driver of the #7 GoDaddy Chevrolet, and Kasey Kahne, driver of the #95 Procore Chevrolet, during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 60th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 18, 2018 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images/AFP

Wall Street stocks plunge in chaotic session

Feb 06, 2018 - 6:22 AM

(UPDATED) US stocks have been under pressure for the last week as investors weigh the risks of more Federal Reserve interest rate hikes following strong economic data

BLEEDING. The closing numbers are displayed after the closing bell of the Dow Industrial Average at the New York Stock Exchange on February 5, 2018 in New York. Bryan R. Smith/AFP

Tech incubator founder resigns after admitting 'creep' behavior

Jul 04, 2017 - 3:52 PM

I m a creep I m sorry blogs Dave McClure admitting having engaged in inappropriate behavior towards women

RESIGNATION. Dave McClure relinquishes his CEO and General Partner positions at 500 startups. Image from Facebook

Gandeng 500 Durians, Ashraf Sinclair ingin bantu perusahaan startup Indonesia

May 06, 2017 - 10:21 PM

Ashraf berharap dengan adanya bantuan kucuran dana dari 500 Durians dapat mengembangkan perusahaan startup di Indonesia

PENDANAAN. Ashraf Sinclair menyadari salah satu masalah utama yang dihadapi oleh perusahaan startups di Indonesia yakni soal pendanaan. Oleh sebab itu dengan menggandeng perusahaan 500 Durians, Ashraf ingin membantu startups di Indonesia. Foto oleh Clara Alverina Jovita/Rappler

Dow breaks record as global equities rise

Nov 23, 2016 - 7:38 AM

The blue chip Dow Jones Industrial Average finishes above 19 000 for the first time while stock indices across the globe also rise

LOOKING UP. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on November 22, 2016 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Auto Racing: US rookie Alexander Rossi wins 100th Indy 500

May 30, 2016 - 7:47 AM

The 24 year old Californian uses a fuel saving run to take a shocking 200 lap triumph on the 2 5 mile 4km Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval

Alexander Rossi celebrates after winning the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motorspeedway on May 29, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Chris Graythen/Getty Images/AFP

Ronaldo cetak gol ke-500 dalam karirnya, samai rekor Raul

Oct 01, 2015 - 11:59 AM

Gol tersebut setara dengan legenda Real Madrid Raul Gonzalez

SELAMAT. Ronaldo merayakan gol ke-500 nya bersama rekan se-tim nya saat bertandang ke Swedia melawan Malmo dalam ajang UCL. Foto dari JONATHAN NACKSTRAND / AFP

355,500 homes in NCR face water disruption starting September

Sep 01, 2015 - 12:14 PM

These households may have less than 12 hours of water supply in the coming days as the government conserves water in preparation for drier days ahead

DRIPPING AWAY. People line up to get water in Manila. File photo by EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

Cebu Pacific orders 16 planes worth $673M

Jun 16, 2015 - 5:00 PM

The budget carrier is the launch customer for the new ATR72 600 cabin with an option to order for 10 additional aircraft of the same model

MVP’s Smart, Meralco top taxpaying firms in 2013

Mar 11, 2015 - 6:22 PM

The Manuel V Pangilinan led firm dislodges Meralco as top taxpayer with an income tax due amounting to P10 89 billion the BIR reports

TransAsia pilots could not see runway before Taiwan crash – official

Dec 26, 2014 - 5:10 PM

The pilots of the plane could not see the runway because of a thunderstorm Taiwanese authorities say

Startups in Southeast Asia: Where are they headed?

Aug 21, 2014 - 3:17 PM

500 Startups Founding Partner Dave McClure says the Philippines Indonesia and Thailand are the current places to be in finding growth opportunities


$200,000 a share: Buffett's Berkshire hits record high

Aug 15, 2014 - 1:26 PM

The priciest on US markets Berkshire shares got even more expensive for investors in a 7 5 climb – less than 8 years after breaking the 100 000 barrier

Fortune 500 firm FIS Global to expand PH operations

Jul 12, 2014 - 5:21 PM

The Florida based banking and payments technology services firm wants to tap the Philippines for IT BPO services

Image from FIS Global website

Wal-Mart back on top of Fortune Global 500 list

Jul 08, 2014 - 8:17 AM

The United States still haS the most companies on the Fortune 500 list for now Fortune says but with diminished strength

RETAIL BEHEMOTH. View of a Wal-Mart store in the Mexican city of Puebla, on 23 April 2012. Francisco Guasco/EPA

US dollar at 5-year low vs pound; rises vs yen, euro

Jul 02, 2014 - 8:47 AM

Fresh records in the US equity market lifted the dollar against the euro and the yen but it fell to a new 5 year low versus the British pound

S&P 500 rises to another record; Dow just misses

Apr 03, 2014 - 9:18 AM

Positive sentiment following a run of economic data lifts US stocks

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. On April 3, the S&P 500 soars to a new high on positive sentiment. Andrew Burton/Getty Images/AFP

Fortune 500 feminism

Mar 09, 2014 - 6:00 PM

The troubling truth is women’s successes today are contingent on other women’s oppression

US stocks score first gain of year

Jan 08, 2014 - 8:07 AM

A solid November trade report buoys the US market

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on the evening of January 7, 2014 in New York City. After a 3-day decline stocks rose today with the Dow finishing up 106 points following Janet Yellin being confirmed as the Federal Reserve chief by US lawmakers. Andrew Burton/Getty Images/AFP

US stocks lower amid mixed economic data

Jan 07, 2014 - 7:00 AM

US stocks finish lower to kick off the first full week of trade of 2014

LACKLUSTER. US stocks traded weak at the start first week of the new year. AFP PHOTO

US stocks seen gaining in 2014 despite weak start

Jan 05, 2014 - 3:25 PM

US equity markets ends the old year with a bang and opens the new year with a whimper as investors clean the slate following a rousing 2013

LACKLUSTER. US stocks traded weak at the start of the new year as most fund managers were still on holiday. AFP PHOTO

Fastbreak: Air21's DLSU duo, Ginebra's big Christmas win

Dec 26, 2013 - 6:48 PM

Former La Salle standouts Joseph Yeo and Mac Cardona shines for Air21; Ginebra gives its legions of fans a gift with a huge win over Petron

CHRISTMAS WINS. Air21 and Ginebra came away with wins in PBA's Christmas day games. Photo by KC Cruz/PBA Images

Dow, S&P 500 close at new record highs

Dec 24, 2013 - 10:36 AM

The new peaks come after fresh Commerce Department data pointed to a 0 5 increase in consumer spending in November the second month in a row to see a rise

HAPPY HOLIDAYS. Lights for the holidays illuminate the New York Stock Exchange on December 18, 2013 in New York City. John Moore/Getty Images/AFP

Facebook stock added to Dow Jones S&P 500 index

Dec 12, 2013 - 8:41 AM

The world s leading online social network will replace chip testing equipment company Teradyne

Are top celebrity endorsers also top taxpayers?

Oct 30, 2013 - 7:01 PM

Find out if the top celebrity endorsers in 2011 made it to the BIR s Top 500 Individual Taxpayers list

Google shares soar past $1,000 on strong earnings

Oct 18, 2013 - 10:39 PM

Google shares rise more than 13 to pass the 1 000 mark on October 18

RISING STOCK. Google's quarterly profit jumped to US$2.97 billion on rising revenue, causing its stock to climb in after-market trades.

US stocks rally on upbeat data; S&P hits record high

Aug 02, 2013 - 11:21 AM

US stocks rally August 2 on strong economic data from China Europe and the United States pushing the S P 500 to an all time closing high

ALL-TIME HIGH. S&P 500 hits record-high close on strong economic data from China, Europe and US. AFP Photo

Lively cast fuels 'Turbo'

Jul 21, 2013 - 1:58 PM

DreamWorks fastest snail also geared up by humor and a lot of heart

RACE TO A DREAM. 'Turbo' is charged up by voice acting and character work. Poster from the film's Facebook page

Tony Kanaan revs up 'Turbo'

Jul 18, 2013 - 9:10 PM

Brazilian auto champ fuels DreamWorks film with the mechanics of racing

CONSULTANT. 'I don't wanna be a movie star but, you know, to be part of a movie would be pretty cool'

Fortune 500 profits near record; Wal-Mart is #1

May 07, 2013 - 5:19 AM

The 500 largest US companies scored near record profits in 2012 and retailer Wal Mart replaced ExxonMobil as the biggest revenue maker on the annual list

Image via trekandshoot/Shutterstock.com

The Temper Trap eager to meet Pinoy fans

May 03, 2013 - 2:20 PM

Bass player Jonathon Aherne talks to Rappler about his band his audience and his temper

MEN OF SWEET DISPOSITION. Jonathon Aherne (far right) with his mates in The Temper Trap: (from far left) Lorenzo Sillitto, Toby Dundas, Joseph Greer, and Dougy Mandagi. Photo courtesy of Karpos Multimedia

Human factor averts stocks disaster

Apr 24, 2013 - 12:21 PM

When fake tweets threaten business it s the human nature of fact checking that trumps the technology of computerized stock trading

FAKE TWEETS, BAD BUSINESS. Fact-checking traders helped stop an automated trading disaster

New Year's Eve song from Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Dec 31, 2012 - 9:14 AM

We begin the final day of 2012 with music from the stars of 2009 s 500 Days od Summer

SONG FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE. Actress, producer and singer Zooey Deschanel shared the link on her Facebook page to greet fans around the world a happy new year. Photo from her Facebook page

Bicam OKs P2,500 minimum wage for 'kasambahay'

Nov 20, 2012 - 4:25 PM

The current minimum wage for domestic workers is P800 in Metro Manila

Rappler, foundations donate balls to Sulu youth

Jul 12, 2012 - 9:38 PM

Rappler and 3 foundations donate soccer balls to the Philippine Marine Corps Football for Peace program which promotes football among kids in Sulu

No final PAL-San Miguel deal yet

Apr 03, 2012 - 6:40 PM

Despite rumors that Lucio Tan would finally sell his controlling stake in Philippine Airlines no deal has been sealed

P500-bill with Marcos face was never circulated

Mar 24, 2012 - 6:19 PM

Instead Ninoy Aquino was put on the face of the bill reflecting the nation s history