Warren Buffet said he is seeing real signs of improvement in the economy, especially in manufacturing, though it will take another year for a sustainable housing recovery to take hold.
Apple Inc. reports it is has sold 1 million of its new iPad tablet computers in the month after its launch, meaning it’s been selling more than twice as fast as the iPhone did when it was new. Apple said it reached the milestone this week, when the new 3G model of the iPad was delivered to its first buyers. That model can access AT&T’s cellular broadband network. The first models had only Wi-Fi access.
William Shatner - commander the Starship Enterprise on TV’s “Star Trek,” but can he command his native land of Canada? Some die-hard fans think so – they want the original Capt. James T. Kirk to lead Canada as Governor General. The Shatner believers have launched a Facebook campaign calling for Shatner, a native of Montreal, to be appointed to a real five-year mission as the ceremonial Governor General of Canada. As of Wednesday, nearly 41,000 people were supporting the bid.
Passing – Lynn Redgrave who became a 1960s sensation as the freethinking title character of “Georgy Girl ” and later dramatized her troubled past in such one-woman stage performances as “Shakespeare for My Father” and “Nightingale,” has died. She was 67.
Hot hits this week in 2010 –
Rude Boy – Rihanna
Nothin’ On You – B.o.B. fea. Bruno Mars
Hey, Soul Sister – Train
Need You Now – Lady Antebellum
OMG – Usher fea. will.i.am
Airplanes B.o.B. fea. Hayley Williams of Paramore
Mr. Pop Archives – This Week In 1977 –
President Carter says the U.S. welfare system is “worse than we thought” and should be scrapped. He proposed a new system of jobs for those who can work and a guaranteed income for those who cannot.
First Lady Rosalynn Carter gives a box lunch on the south lawn of the White House for president Carter’s staff. The President attended, put his foot up on a piano bench and listened to live Dixieland jazz.
Wholesale prices, an indicator of prices consumers eventually pay, soar 1.1% in April – the third big monthly increase in a row.
Census Bureau reports – America’s population of 216 million is growing older as the median age of the population jumped from 27.9 years in 1970 to 29.0 in 1976.
Communities may not prohibit display of “For sale” signs on private property, the Supreme Court rules.
In a 90-minute David Frost interview – Richard Nixon in his first public comment on Watergate since resigning on Aug. 9, 1974, admits that he failed to meet his responsibility to enforce the nation’s laws during the Watergate coverup. And he admitted, he had not told the truth to the American people at the height of the Watergate scandal. “I let down my friends. O let down the country. I let down our system of government and the dreams of all those young people that ought to get into government, but think it’s too corrupt… I let the American people down, and I have to carry that burden with me for the rest of my life,” Nixon told Frost.