Inflation ticked up for 2nd consecutive month in August

(NEW YORK) -- Consumer prices rose 3.7% in August compared to a year ago, marking the second consecutive month of increased inflation and suggesting a bumpy path in the effort to bring inflation back down to normal levels, government data on Wednesday showed.The fresh data... Read More.

On This Day, August 31, 1945: Van Morrison is born

On This Day, August 31, 1945 …George Ivan Morrison aka the legendary singer Van Morrison was born in Belfast, Ireland.Morrison started his career in the mid-1960s as leader of the band Them, which broke up in 1966. He went on to have a hugely successful solo career: He released... Read More.

August 28, 1993: Billy Joel hits #1 with ‘River of Dreams’

On This Day, August 28, 1993…Billy Joel hit #1 on the Billboard 200 Album chart with River of Dreams, his final pop/rock record.The album, with a cover painted by Joel’s then-wife Christie Brinkley, was Billy’s fourth #1 and spent three weeks on top of the chart.The album's title track went... Read More.