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The 5 Most Painful IPO Flops of 2013

2013 was a banner year for IPOS, with 156 new stocks coming to market -- the most since 2007. But it wasn't such a great year for all of those stocks individually.

Save Time and Money on City Vacations With Tourism Passes

This week in Zagreb, Croatia, I saved 20% on tickets to the ballet. In Paris, I got in free to all the best museums. In London, I skipped the line at Shakespeare's Globe theater. And whether you're traveling to Boston or Berlin, you can do it, too.

New York's Tallest Building Is Now One of Its Greenest

The Empire State Building is perhaps best remembered as the site of King Kong's last stand, but in real life, the monkey on the building's back wasn't a giant gorilla -- it was a giant electricity bill. But that was before one of the most remarkable green renovations ever undertaken.

These Days, Green Drywall Is Sexy in Silicon Valley

Serious Materials is a green construction materials company that has raised more than $60 million in venture capital, thanks to innovative products like its EcoRock sheetrock, which is made with less than one-fifth the energy used to create standard drywall.