a little scifi spirit into the holiday classic. That's what Gordon Tarpley has done with his clever Star Wars/A Christmas Story mashup, tearing apart C-3PO and R2-D2 and reassembling them as the Old Man's winning leg lamp.

a little scifi spirit into the holiday classic. That's what Gordon Tarpley has done with his clever Star Wars/A Christmas Story mashup, tearing apart C-3PO and R2-D2 and reassembling them as the Old Man's winning leg lamp.

The political dysfunction of the world's largest economy is epic. Even though Mr. Market is not forcing the US hand, the political class is intent on shooting itself in the foot. Yet the uncertainty over next year's marginal tax rates

Thanks to customers' burning desire for sports-team garden gnomes and Christmas Story leg lamps, Amazon (AMZN) continued its multi-year reign over its e-retail peers this holiday season. For the eighth straight year the online retail giant was voted No.

Audiences were hungry for holiday entertainment in the week leading up to Christmas as A Christmas Story and Elf both took in over $1 million in sales. Long-running hits The Lion King and Wicked also attracted family crowds with both shows surpassing