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Good News from Finland

Finnish brewery pub and restaurant Bryggeri has announced the launch of a new establishment in Berlin, bringing some ‘Finnesse’ to the beer-thirsty …

Congress OKs bill banning purchases of Russian-made rocket engines

For more than a decade, the United States military has depended on buying Russian-made rocket engines to launch its most crucial satellites. On Friday,<p>Congresssaid no more.<p>Despite lobbying from a joint venture of Boeing Co. and<p>Lockheed Martin Corp., the Senate voted 89-11 to approve a bill Friday …

The Saudi standoff: Oil-rich nation takes on world’s high-cost producers

In the high-stakes contest between the United States, the biggest shale oil producer, and Saudi Arabia, the biggest oil exporter, America has blinked first.<p>The OPEC refusal to cut production at its November meeting was widely seen as the declaration of a price war against booming U.S. shale oil …

The Federal Reserve's Language Lessons

Markets have followed Fed speakers closely in recent weeks for clues on whether the U.S. central bank will change key language in its post-meeting statement regarding how long it will keep benchmark interest rates near zero.<p>Some expect the Fed to remove the reference to "considerable time" when …

Cheap gas could kill U.S. oil export ban

The recent drop in gas prices may spell the end for a nearly 40-year old ban on U.S. oil exports.<p>The oil industry has been pushing to lift the nation's ban for sometime, but consumer worries about high gas prices have generally made the proposal to lift the ban a nonstarter on Capitol Hill.<p>But with …

Artist Sketches Candid Scenes While Traveling Around the World

Cherngzhi Lian, a Singapore-based artist and frequent traveler, sketches on every flight, bus ride and train trip. His journeys result in Moleskine notebooks filled with drawings that allow us to vicariously experience his travels with him.<p>Lian's work typically focuses on commuters and cityscapes. …

Facebook thinking about 'dislike' function - Zuckerberg

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1131000/1131161_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1529379395_eaf64b239e7f0e3710ecf5208d06dcb8<p><b>Facebook is thinking about adding a way to "dislike" posts on its site, founder Mark Zuckerberg has said.</b><p>Speaking at a Q&A session in California, …

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Report: Chromebooks are about to get big. As in, 15.6-inches big

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Kevin C. Tofel<p>OMG Chrome got an interesting tip just before the big run up to January’s Consumer Electronics Show. …

How Many Gun Bills Pass After Mass Shootings?

Very few.<p>After tragedies like the Navy Yard shooting Monday, people often want to <i>do something</i> or <i>change something</i>. It's a natural reaction to an extreme event. But how much really gets done after mass shootings?<p>In June, two criminal justice researchers reviewed the bills legislators proposed after …

'Cygnus' cargo ship launches off on first trip to the International Space Station

A commercial cargo ship made its successful debut Wednesday, rocketing toward the International Space Station and doubling the number of Nasa's private suppliers for the high-flying lab.<p>Orbital Sciences Corporation launched its first-ever supply ship from Virginia's eastern shore, the departing …

Twelve of the best film soundtracks

With the BBC currently polling listeners to find the greatest ever film soundtrack, drawing from a shortlist of 20, we asked readers to nominate their own favourites.<p>Here's a selection of the results – an eclectic list of soundtracks, classic and modern, that can stake a claim to being among the …

New Video: J. Cole Feat. TLC “Crooked Smile”

J. Cole brings us another profound video/short-film in support of his <i>Billboard</i>-topping, gold-certified album, <i>Born Sinner</i>. “Crooked Smile” takes a …

Newly-Minted Billionaire Is Spinning eBay Scraps Into Gold

Michael Rubin is lucky. And he’s also damned good. Lucky, because eBay approached him last year with a $2.4 billion offer to buy his moneylosing GSI Commerce–which provides Web design, customer service and shipping to big-brand retailers–a 51% premium over the share price. Damned, because Rubin has …

13 Hacks to Improve Your Google Search

Even the king of all search engines can be throttled up with a few simple tricks.<p>Ever since the Internet's dozens of Web crawlers (AltaVista, …

50 Years Later: The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing

Fifty years ago four little girls were tragically killed during a bombing at the 16th Street Baptist Church. Birmingham, Alabama, native Carolyn …

U.N.: 23 Percent of Asian Men Have Raped

Startup founders are better off with a college degree

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Vivek Wadhwa here.</i><p>Frustrated that Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurs “were not on focused on breakthrough technologies that will take civilization to the next level,” Peter Thiel announced the Thiel Fellowship in September 2010. He paid children …

Peak-population investing

2013-09-13T13:54:19.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>There’s an interesting debate going on between Steve Randy Waldman, Karl Smith, Scott Sumner, Evan …

No Deal On Bangladesh Garment Factory Compensation Fund

Families and survivors of the Rana Plaza garment factory disaster in Bangladesh in April who are waiting for compensation from Western companies will have to wait a little longer.<p>A meeting Thursday of retailers and brands in Geneva, Switzerland, facilitated by the U.N.'s International Labor …

In Alaska, fears of a GOP civil war

The GOP civil war may be coming to Alaska — and with it possibly the clearest test of whether the party can unite to win the Senate in 2014 or repeat the kind of bloodletting that proved so costly the past two elections.<p>A three- or even four-way primary is taking shape in the must-win state for …

10 reasons millennials are screwed

Call them pampered and spoiled if you want, but the country they’ve inherited is broken<p>Generation gaps are nothing new. Back in the 1930s, members of the World War I generation complained bitterly about their World War II generation offspring and all the swing-dancing, noisy big bands and awful …

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Three designers compete to make 'chair of chairs for the library of libraries'

Clothed head to toe in a flowing blue robe, she sits on a high-backed wooden pew, quill in hand. Raised in front of her, connected to the pew by a low bench, are three raised contraptions – an angled lectern, a rotating round table, and what appears to be a hexagonal book carousel at the top of a …

Hugo Barra discusses his move to Xiaomi, and why he left Google

In a recent interview with Kara Swisher of <i>All Things D,</i> Hugo Barra was candid about his involvement with Xiaomi, and his reasons for leaving Google. Barra discussed all kinds of things from why the Chinese device manufacturer is so impressive, to his transparent exit strategy from Google.<p>Bin Lin, …