The retail real estate market is headed toward a slump, reports the Miami Herald. After seeing a booming year in 2007, a rise in unemployment and a decrease in consumer spending is taking a toll on real estate developers and landlords.
An American woman who was stabbed in Beijing is reportedly in improved condition, according to a spokesman for the U.S. Olympic Committee. Barbara Bachman and her husband, Todd Bachman—the parents of 2004 Olympic volleyball player Elisabeth “Wiz” Bachman and the in-laws of current U.S. men’s volleyball coach Hugh McCutcheon—were attacked by a Chinese man on Saturday at an ancient monument in the heart of the Chinese capital. Todd Bachman was killed in the attack.
Some rappers are wandering away from the street life and heading to tamer hoods. West coast rapper Snoop Dogg recently appeared in the Bollywood movie "Singh Is Kinng," while LL Cool J is designing a kids' clothing line.