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House Republicans push for contempt charges against CFPB director

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are pushing to hold Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray in contempt of Congress for refusing to respond sufficiently to congressional subpoenas.<p>A report released on Friday by Republican staff of the …

Republicans

Design School 2016

Big tech trends at CES 2015

All over the world, the challenge to the old order is growing

The powers that be will fight back against attempts to change the status quo, economically or globally<p>A decade and a half into the 21st century, we’re still living through the aftermath of two epoch-making shocks. The first was the demonstration of the limits of US power in the killing fields of …

Geopolitics

What is a wave? What is a particle?

I am reading a David Bohm book on quantum theory. He says the idea that light is both a particle and a wave is incompatible:<p>(1) we know light has …

Adult Toys: Both Women and Men Increasingly Love Them

From the 1980s through the millennium, I answered the sexuality questions submitted to a leading marketer of sex toys. Vibrators were—and still …

Loneliness

How Math Explains Saturn's Rings

The Enūma Anu Enlil, a series of 70 clay tablets, was found in the ruins of King Ashurbanipal’s library in Nineveh (on the eastern bank of the River …

Astronomy

Euro falls to lowest level against dollar since 2010

A strong indication on Friday that the European Central Bank is on the verge of aggressive action to stimulate the economy, just as the Federal Reserve is dialing back its stimulus, helped push the euro to its lowest level against the dollar since 2010.<p>Mario Draghi, the president of the European …

Economics

10 Famous Artworks That Celebrate Father Time

Most of the world is mere hours away from the dawn of a new year, welcoming 2015 with a slew of fireworks, champagne toasts, resolutions and awkward renditions of Auld Lang Syne. Here on the Huff Post Arts&Culture page, we'd like to celebrate the passing of time the best way we know how -- with an …

7 Ways to Save Money on Museum Admissions

<i>Museums are a great indoor activity for learning more about a city, history, culture or creatures—plus escaping any less-than-lovely weather—and most</i> …