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Russia Is In Crisis And Putin Is Fighting To Survive It

But despite differences between the economic and security elite, it seems unlikely that financial instability, at its current level, will be enough to produce a political revolution in Russia similar to the one that undid the Yanukovych government in Ukraine in February 2014. However, the desire to …

Top 12 must-try Bangkok dishes

For a relatively small country, Thailand's cuisine is astoundingly diverse, with dishes changing in form and flavour just about every time they cross a provincial border. Bangkok, by far Thailand’s largest city and a melting pot of people and food, is no exception to this diversity, and the city …

Asia's 10 greatest street food cities

Penang, Bangkok, Singapore, Hanoi, more -- the best street dishes from the best foodie cities<p>Food is one of the most enjoyable things for travelers in Asia. But do you know where to find its best street dishes?<p>Now you do, with this collection of best street food from 10 of the top food cities in …

3 reasons why stock buybacks are booming

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — From airlines to 21st Century Fox Inc. FOX, +0.71% U.S. companies keep buying back their own shares.<p>Buyback announcements …

11 Rooftop Hotel Bars for Hot Summer Nights

With summer in full effect, raise a glass and raise the roof -- quite literally -- it's peak season for rooftop patio-ing. As such, I've rounded-up 11 favorites at luxury hotels from Laguna Beach to Bangkok.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>11 Rooftop Hotel Bars for Hot Summer Nights<p>Follow Joy Pecknold on Twitter: …

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Surprising Travel Treats in London and Shanghai

One of the delights of travel, even for business, is discovering new places to explore and enjoy.<p>Now a lot of people wouldn't associate China with luxury travel or London with good restaurants, but I've found that these old stereotypes are changing. Discovering them with good company can take the …

America's Best Burgers (PHOTOS)

When Matt McKinney took a 39-day road trip in 2012, he experienced one version of the American dream, just before he reached the Pacific Ocean: a flawless burger.<p>"It was a really big, juicy patty and a perfectly moist bun," says the Dallas-based credit analyst, who had stopped at gastropub Father's …

Apple And Samsung Have '108% Of Industry Operating Profits'

This is a fun, quarterly chart based on company reports and data from Canaccord Genuity, a Canadian investment bank. It shows the relative share of each major smartphone maker based on their operating profits.<p>Since just about every company other than Apple and Samsung is losing money, Canaccord …

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BMW is on track to sell four cars a minute this year

<b>The numbers:</b> Turbo-charged. BMW’s second-quarter net profit surged by 27%, revving ahead of market expectations. Sales of Beamers rose by 8% versus the same period last year, pushing the company’s quarterly sales, which also includes Mini and Rolls-Royce models, to a new record of more than 533,000 …

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You can’t be Warren Buffett, but you can be a better investor

Financial markets are complex dynamic systems, populated by irrational and biased participants. Because of this, we have a tendency not only to …

Banks play trump cards over interest-free balance transfer deals

Credit card companies are falling over themselves to offer deals to people with good credit ratings who want to take a breather from paying interest.<p>This week <b>Lloyds Bank</b> launched what it said was its "longest-ever" credit card balance transfer offer: a 0% interest rate lasting for 32 months. …

The Top 50 Cities To See In Your Lifetime

Buena Vista Images via Getty Images<p>With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we've gone to the community of travelers at minube.net with a simple goal: find the greatest destinations on Earth. From the great ancient capitals to the modern …

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Top 10 family holidays on Greek islands

Ammos Hotel, Crete<p>This stylish seaside resort is cheerily colourful: clashing cushions, mosaic tiles, mismatched chairs. The hands-on owner, Nikos Tsepetis, upgrades the hotel every year, which may be why so many guests come back. The whole setup is ideal for babies and toddlers: a shallow, sandy …

HSBC is latest to suspend 'packaged account' sales

The bank has withdrawn its 'packaged’ accounts as complaints from customers mount<p>HSBC has suspended sales of its main paid-for bank account as it prepares to move customers to a new deal.<p>The bank’s actions coincide with a swell in criticism of so-called packaged current accounts, which cost up to …

MasterCard expects big growth from 'big data' insights

BERLIN (Reuters) - MasterCard Inc, the world’s second-largest debit and credit card company, sees business booming from selling data to retailers, banks and governments on spending patterns found in the payments it processes, a top executive told Reuters.<p>A MasterCard logo is seen on a door outside …

3 reasons the Dow doesn’t deserve to be at 17,000

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — We’re straddling 17,000 on the Dow Jones Industrial Average. But it just doesn’t feel right. It has to be the most …

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How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

London: the world's most expensive city for a date

The capital topped the latest <i>Cheap Date Index</i>, compiled by Deutsche Bank, which compares the price (in US dollars) of a "simple date", including the cost of burgers from McDonald’s, soft drinks, a pair of cinema tickets, a round of beers and cab fares, across 32 cities around the world.<p>With the …

Samsung Is Going To Turn One Of The Busiest Airports In The World Into A Giant Ad For The Galaxy S5

Starting Monday, Heathrow's Terminal 5 will be rebranded "Terminal Samsung Galaxy S5" to promote Samsung's latest flagship phone, the Galaxy S5. The takeover will last two weeks, the company said.<p>Samsung didn't say how much it's spending to take over Heathrow's Terminal 5, but it has to be a …

What Are the Best Travel Guide Apps for My Phone?

<i>A:</i><p>Gone are the days of lugging around travel tomes with dog-eared pages. In the digital era, all that info is jammed in a Smartphone-size package. And sure, you can still download entire guidebooks in app form—such as Fodor’s City Guides or Rick Steves’ audio tours—but those versions hardly take …

A warning to bond investors

If you own bonds, how badly could rising interest rates hurt you?<p>With the economic recovery apparently on a firm footing and the Federal Reserve …

Bill Gates no longer Microsoft’s largest individual shareholder | Financial Times

Steve Ballmer may not be Microsoft’s chief executive any more, but as of today he is looming larger than ever at the company he worked at for over …