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President Obama Has Now Commuted More Than 1,000 Federal Sentences

President Obama continued his historic efforts to reshape the approach to clemency and announced 79 more commutations for federal offenders.<p>As of …

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EU demands Britain pays pensions of 1,730 Eurocrats in wake of Brexit vote

A bitter clash is looming over who will foot the bill for paying pensions owed to thousands of British Eurocrats when the UK leaves the EU.<p>Brussels has estimated its pensions liability at €60 billion (£50.7 billion) for all retired and current officials, with annual payments currently at about €1.4 …

Post-convention poll: Clinton retakes lead over Trump

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton emerges from her party's convention in Philadelphia with a restored lead over Donald Trump, having earned a 7-point convention bounce, according to a new CNN/ORC Poll.<p>In a two-way head-to-head matchup, Clinton tops Trump 52% to 43%, and in a four-way matchup …


Facebook lures Africa with free internet - but what is the hidden cost?

Some see Mark Zuckerberg’s plan to wire up the continent as a philanthropic gesture, others suspect a cynical marketing ploy<p>Facebook has signed up almost half the countries in Africa – a combined population of 635 million – to its free internet service in a controversial move to corner the market …

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Will Pokémon Go Offset 55% Plunge In Apple Watch Sales?

Apple is still the world’s most valuable company. But for how long?<p>It’s due to report a 15% decline in sales and a 26% drop in profits on July 26. The nine-year old iPhone used to provide the lion’s share of Apple’s growth — but Chinese rivals are snatching market share.<p>The one new product that …

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Legal highs expected to disappear from shops as ban arrives

Police say trade through ‘head shops’ and UK-based websites will end but some fear underground sale will continue<p>The blanket ban on the trade in legal highs, which comes into force on Thursday, is expected to lead to the products disappearing from high street “head shops” and UK-based websites …


Six Reasons Smart People Fail

Most businesses are run by highly intelligent people, and when businesses fail, it's usually due to these smart leaders' boneheaded mistakes. Even when a product -- or lack of one -- is at the center of the spectacle, flawed thinking by very smart people is often what made things fall apart.<p>There …


REPORT: HSBC will decide whether it will move its HQ out of Britain this week

That's according to The Telegraph newspaper that also says that the banking giant is erring on the side of keeping its headquarters in Britain's capital — even though the support for a Brexit is gaining momentum.<p>The Telegraph reported that HSBC, which was initially meant to publish the findings of …


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German FA sure of Joachim Low stay

The president of the German Football Association (DFB) Wolfgang Niersbach sees no reason to fear that Joachim Low will follow Philipp Lahm's example …