Waterford crystal

2 Stories

Waterford Enters Bankruptcy

Struggling icon of British Isles couldn't find a buyer

(Newser) - After failing to find a buyer, five years of losses have driven Waterford Wedgwood into receivership, Bloomberg reports. Deloitte Ireland has been named receiver for the iconic  crystal- and china-maker that built Times Square’s New Year’s Eve ball. If no new financing emerges, 1,900 Irish and British... More »

'08's Ball Brightest in 100 Years

Times Square orb hits centennial

(Newser) - The ball you watch drop in Times Square at midnight will be twice as bright as any of its predecessors, the New York Times reports, to celebrate its 100th anniversary. The first ball rang in 1908 with 216 light bulbs stuck to its 5-foot iron frame. Tonight, 1,200 pounds... More »

2 Stories