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“This is a lot worse”: The wicked truth about the police’s favorite anti-protest tool

The flash-bangs fired by St. Louis County police trying to disperse crowds have raised questions about safety<p>Peter Callahan was caught between two police lines in the West Florissant section of Ferguson, Mo., on Sunday night, when something fiery hot singed his leg. A nearby protester's shirt …

U.S. Launches Operation Against Islamist Rebels in Somalia

The U.S. military launched an airstrike in Somalia on Monday targeting the leader of the al Qaeda-affiliated group behind the Kenya mall massacre. U.S. officials told NBC News that a military drone launched Hellfire missiles at a truck in a remote area of southern Somalia. Sources said Ahmed Abdi …

Pot shops shunned by banks haul in the cash

The newly budding marijuana industry still carries some vestiges of a back-alley trade as conflicting laws and hazy regulatory guidance have left legal pot-shop proprietors dazed, confused and flush with cash, particularly in Washington State and Colorado, where recreational marijuana sales by …

Reminder: Don’t question France’s 35-hour work week

Emmanuel Macron has been the French economy minister for less than a week and already his words are coming back to haunt him.<p>Macron, who was appointed earlier this week in a government reshuffle and whose relative youth means that the 36-year-old wasn’t yet born when France last ran a surplus, …

Yes, Chef! Food Bank Teaches Recipe for Success to Unemployed

Theresa Fitzgerald stands in the classroom at the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties in New Jersey and looks on as the students in the Culinary Job Skills Training class are lectured on different types of roux.<p>A year ago, Fitzgerald sat in the same classroom – but under much different …

Is the Recession Really Over?

Our customers are small businesses who are surviving against the chains in their towns and nonprofit organizations that rely on the kind hearts of others to help support their causes. Gallup reported that the total number of new business start-ups and business closures per year, known as "the birth …

25 Books on Persuasion, Influence and Human Behavior

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout. This post originally appeared on the Helpscout blog.</i><p>Reading good books remains the supreme “life hack”—knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in mere hours.<br>I can’t think of a single better way to empower your learning (and …

Worst college majors and jobs for finding full-time work

PayScale ranks college majors and jobs with the most underemployment<p>"Overeducated, underpaid and underworked."<p>If that sounds like you, you're probably one of millions of Americans considered underemployed, in which they can't find full-time work, or can't find well-paying, full-time work in their …

22 Executives Who Wake Up Really Early

Waking up early allows executives like AOL's Tim Armstrong and Pepsi's Indra Nooyi to get a head start on the day, knocking out tasks before the rest of the world is out of bed.<p>The extra time also gives people the chance to work out and do some of their most valuable creative thinking.<p>Whether they …

Outnumbered: Gen Y Buys More Cars Than Gen X

Poor Gen X.<p>Not only are Gen X’ers stuck with listening to Baby Boomer rock and roll up and down the radio dial, demographers say they’re still having to live down an earlier –and undeserved — reputation for being quote-unquote “slackers,” even though Gen X is actually a hard-working bunch.<p>The …

Tantrums, concubines, hotpot burns and smog: China insurers have it covered

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Your child throws a tantrum and smashes something? Take out “naughty child insurance”. Similarly, buy cover against your bride becoming pregnant before the honeymoon, your team being knocked out of the soccer World Cup, burning your tongue eating hotpot or if smog ruins your …

Showboat closes after 27 years in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The show is over for the Showboat Casino Hotel.<p>The Mardi Gras-themed casino shut down Sunday after 27 years on the …

Office plants can make workers 15% more productive, says study

Study’s finding challenges the belief that money spent on plants in an office environment is money wasted<p>The office pot plant has often been criticised as a symbol of corporate or government waste. Taxpayer, ratepayer and shareholder-funded foliage has regularly been stripped from offices by …

America's favorite six-figure jobs

The nationwide median household income was $53,891 as of June, according to Sentier Research, down nearly 5% from where it was at start of the recession. And while household incomes have slowly risen over the past few years, few families, and even fewer individuals, earn the coveted six-figure …

A Leafy Office is a Happier Office, Study Finds

The world’s first study of the “long-term impacts of plants in an office environment” suggests that a simple arrangement of a few plants around the …

Obama Considers Widening Strikes Against Islamic State Militants

President Obama is considering widening military strikes against the extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley. The U.S. has been bombing the Islamic State's positions in Iraq, and may decide to extend those strikes to Syria.<p>Three years after the killing of Osama bin Laden, and …