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Merkel says VW must act in transparent manner

BERLIN (Reuters) - The “Made in Germany” brand has not been damaged by the Volkswagen scandal, but the carmaker needs to deal with the matter in a transparent manner, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday in her weekly podcast.<p>The Volkswagen logo is seen at a power plant in Wolfsburg, …

'Liar loans' are popping up in Canada's housing bubble

Canada is different. Regulators are on top of it. There are strict down payment requirements. Mortgages are full-recourse, so strung-out borrowers couldn't just mail in their keys and walk away, as they did in the US. And yada-yada-yada.<p>But Wednesday afterhours, Home Capital Group, Canada's largest …

Canadian Real Estate

Facebook’s security exec pushes Steve Jobs’ call for Adobe to kill Flash

Facebook’s chief security officer, Alex Stamos, echoed a message first delivered quite memorably by Steve Jobs in 2010: it’s time for Adobe to kill Flash. Addressing Apple’s position of not supporting the plug-in on iOS and instead pushing HTML5, security was just one key point in Jobs’ epic …

Adobe

The Open 2015: Dustin Johnson insists chokes have made him stronger

For all his travails at the highest level, a good case can be made for Johnson’s chances this week<p>Dustin Johnson, the world’s fourth-best golfer, possesses an intriguing and slightly amusing combination of personality traits. His obvious dislike of the press makes him reluctant to utter anything of …

50 Cent files for bankruptcy

Rapper 50 Cent filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday, according to documents filed in Connecticut Bankruptcy Court. The courthouse confirmed to <i>EW</i> …

Celebrity daughters: fashion’s go-to replacements for their decrepit mothers | Hadley Freeman

Vanessa Paradis might be mind-bogglingly beautiful at 42, but that won’t stop the fashion industry searching for a younger, thinner version. Enter 16-year-old Lily-Rose Depp<p><b>I’ve started seeing a lot of references in fashion magazines to someone called Lily-Rose Depp. Who is she and why is the</b> …

Fashion Industry

This Abandoned Romanian Casino Definitely Looks Haunted

<i>Photo credit: Romain Veillon</i><p>If vampires exist, this is where their king vacations.<p>Perched on the coast of the Black Sea in Constanta, Romania, the Casino Constanta -- once known to the world's rich and royal as the most magnificent building in Romania -- is a hauntingly beautiful shell of its …

Uncle Sam Wants You to Live and Farm on a National Park

For readers who are staring out the window of a chilly office on a sunny day, dreaming about a life digging into the land, with miles of hiking trails and quiet, pastoral valleys right outside of your front door…the National Park Service may have a job for you.<p>Monday, Cuyahoga National Park in Ohio …

8 Slimming Soups for Swimsuit Season

Juicing is out. Souping is in. But food trends aside, these soups are so delicious and satisfying that you won't even realize how healthy you're eating.<p><b>1. Golden Gazpacho</b><p>Adapted from Oleana chef Ana Sortun's cookbook, <i>Spice: Flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean</i>, this soup's silky texture and pure …

Food