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The Party In Macau Is All But Over

Cheung Chi Tai, a powerful junket operator, is being investigated for money laundering. The FBI had been monitoring him as an alleged member of the Triad, China's fearsome mafia, since 1992.<p>He was once the largest shareholder of one of Macau's biggest junkets, Neptune Guangdong Group, and continues …

The euro is heading for disaster - what luck for David Cameron!

The final unwinding of the disastrous single currency could give Britain everything it wants from Europe<p>As Karl Marx was one of the earliest to point out, economics (though so much less interesting) is far more important than politics.<p>Marx considered all political events as epiphenomena. He viewed …

Europe

Google News to shut down in Spain over 'Google Tax'

Tech giant to close off its News service to users in Spain over the government's decision to introduce a law requiring aggregators to pay news publishers for linked content<p>Google says it will shut down its Google News service in Spain following a row with the country’s government over a law that …

Google News

United buying 23,000 iPhone 6 Plus phones for flight attendants

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: United Airlines<p>Purchase a beverage or snack on a United flight next year and you probably won’t see that bulky credit …

I finally broke up with my bank, and you should probably break up with yours, too

A decade later, I found myself still banking at what has become Chase. There were a couple of reasons for this: I've lived in New York since I was 18, and there are branches everywhere.<p>Even though Chase charges you to use a non-Chase ATM, it rarely presented a huge problem because there's generally …

Harvard professor sorry for fighting over $4

<i>Editor's note: This article has been updated to reflect Ben Edelman's apology.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- Harvard Business School associate professor Ben Edelman was in the running this week for "Most Disliked Guy on the Internet" -- and all because of $4.<p>After accusing a restaurant of overcharging him, Edelman began …

Giving up your U.S. passport? It's going to cost you

Thinking about bidding Uncle Sam goodbye? Not so fast. Renouncing U.S. citizenship isn't cheap, and can result in enormous tax bills for decades to come.<p>A record 3,000 Americans chose to give up their passports last year, driven in part by new regulations that have turned tax preparation into a …

Raspberry Pi's new computer is somehow even smaller and cheaper

Everyone's favorite minicomputer has just gotten even smaller. The Raspberry Pi Foundation is today introducing the Model A+, a revamped version of its low-end Model A board priced at just $20 (£20 in the UK). While the processor and RAM -- a Broadcom BCM2835 SoC and 256MB, to be specific -- remain …

Nick Mason Explains Why He'll Never Give Up On Pink Floyd

Drummer on the group's last album, his dreams of a documentary and why the box sets will never stop coming.<p>Nick Mason truly loves Pink Floyd. The …

Indie Music

Pink Floyd signs out with 'river' journey back

For Pink Floyd, it will be with a collection of outtakes bearing the band's epic psychedelic roots -- but whose theme this time is not alienation, but continuity.<p>Pink Floyd has declared that "The Endless River" -- the band's first album in 20 years -- will be the finale for the Cambridge, England …