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Keeping Henna Alive at the Somali Mall

At Shop 110 in Minneapolis, women find bonding and beauty.<p>The “Somali Mall” in Minneapolis is located on Pillsbury Avenue, and it’s called the Karmel Mall. It consists of two buildings with a garage parking lot in between. The main entrance sign is emerald green with the words “Suuqa Karmel, a …

The likely winner of this weekend’s French presidential primary will be Russia’s Vladimir Putin

<i>Update: François Fillon, as expected, defeated Alain Juppé by a wide margin, 67% to 33%.</i><p>If you’ve paid any attention to France’s presidential race, you’ll know that the Front National’s Marine Le Pen is a serious contender. But the prospect of another far-right nationalist coming to power in a …

Russia

Iraq Air Force drops leaflets warning of Mosul's liberation from ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Iraqi Air Force dropped thousands of leaflets over Mosul on Saturday night to warn residents of a looming offensive on the ISIS-held city.<p>"It's victory time," blares a headline on the newspaper-style leaflets, quoting Iraqi President Haider al-Abadi in remarks directed at Mosul's …

CNN

Publishing Is Not Dying

If marketers want to produce content, they need to think like publishers. After all, content isn’t an extension of marketing, it’s an extension of publishing.<p>I am hardly the only one to make that case, but skeptics are still vocal in their disagreement. “Aren’t publishers failing?” they say. How …

Who Pays Corporate Taxes? Possibly You

Who pays corporate income taxes? Just one thing’s for sure: it’s not corporations.<p>This is because, as Mitt Romney famously put it, “corporations are people, my friend.” They also sell to people, buy from people, and are owned by people. Yes, sometimes you have to dig through layers of other …

What Unions No Longer Do

Forty years ago, about quarter of American workers belonged to unions, and those unions were a major economic and political force. Now union membership is down to 11.2% of the U.S. workforce, and it’s increasingly concentrated in the public sector — only 6.7% of private-sector workers were union …

How Unethical Behavior Becomes Habit

When a former client’s secretary was arrested for embezzlement years before his own crimes were uncovered, Bernie Madoff commented to his own secretary, “Well, you know what happens is, it starts out with you taking a little bit, maybe a few hundred, a few thousand. You get comfortable with that, …

Plan a Satisfying Retirement

You’ve worked hard all your life, and now you’re on the brink of retirement. Trouble is, the things you looked forward to all those years — mornings on the golf course, afternoons puttering in the garden, trips to exotic places — don’t feel like they’ll be enough to sustain you. Encore careers — …

Hope Isn’t Enough: Without Conviction or Destination, Obama Flounders

Syria. Egypt. Afghanistan. Guantánamo. Food stamps. Gun laws. Any way you turn, the “hope” Obama has promised is turning rancid, writes Stuart …