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Waiting stinks: How to redesign your product’s dead time

Recently my family gathered in North Carolina to celebrate a milestone in my sister’s life, and we arrived 10 minutes early for our reservation at a …

Settler: There will not be a Palestinian state

<b>Dani Dayan (Wikipedia)</b><p>Peace can come when the Palestinians accept the settlers, according to the influential activist Dani Dayan<p>Alex Halperin • Andrew O'Hehir<p>July 7, 2013 2:00pm (UTC)<p>Several hundred thousand Jewish settlers live in the West Bank, the area between Israel and the Jordan River that …

Diversification: Why Not Put Everything in Whatever Will Go Up the Most?

The U.S. markets are doing well this year. Many other asset classes are not. The S&P 500 was up 16.9% at its peak on June 18. Then it dropped 2.9% in the last 10 days of the quarter. This gain in the U.S. markets has some people questioning the merits of a global portfolio. But the track record of …

9 Job Mistakes That Could Stall Your Entire Career

Clinical psychologist Dr. Meg Jay doesn’t subscribe to the theory that your 20s are a throwaway time to just have fun and decide what you want to be when you grow up.<p>While popular media often depicts 20-somethings as aimless wanderers lounging in extended adolescence, the truth, according to Jay, …

Venezuela: Willing to grant asylum to Snowden

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Presidents Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua and Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela said Friday they were willing to grant asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden.<p>Snowden has asked for asylum in several countries, including Nicaragua and Venezuela.<p>"As head of state, the government of the …

Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian Houses

The Pope-Leighey house, one of Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian houses.<p>When Frank Lloyd Wright began practicing architecture at the turn of the 20th …

Amazing Color Photos Of America Preparing For World War II

We've written about the Library of Congress' incredible collection of color photos from the early 1940s before. We decided to take another look, this time highlighting how the country mobilized for World War II.

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Smitten spies? Snowden gets proposal tweet from Russian agent

A demonstrator holds a sign with a photograph of former U.S. spy agency NSA contractor Edward Snowden and the word "HERO" during Fourth of July Independence Day celebrations in Boston, Massachusetts July 4, 2013. Brian Snyder<p>MOSCOW (Reuters) - A tabloid says Vladimir Putin is Russia's most eligible …

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UN takes over Mali peacekeeping mission

UN troops have taken over the peacekeeping mission in Mali from their African counterparts at a ceremony in the capital Bamako.<p>A ceremony paving the way for the 12,600-strong force took place on Monday in Bamako.<p>The force will replace the African-led International Support Mission to Mali …

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A US power surge in Africa competes with China

Sub-Saharan Africa has a power problem<p>Six African countries contain a significant portion of the world’s electricity scarcity. More than two-thirds of the population in sub-Saharan Africa is without electricity, and even though several countries there have started developing sizeable oil and gas …

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As China's growth slows, US and world stand to lose

The continued decline in China's manufacturing activity, reflected in twin manufacturing surveys released on Monday, highlights the risk the world's second largest economy now poses to global growth.<p>China's official purchasing managers index (PMI) slipped to 50.1 in June from 50.8 in May, according …

After Selling Bebo For $850 Million Then Watching It Die, Founder Michael Birch Buys It Back For $1 Million

Randy Falco was CEO of AOL then, and the mismanaged acquisition was part of the reason he lost his job.<p>In 2010, private equity firm Criterion Capital Partners acquired and tried to revive Bebo for less than $10 million. Two months ago, Bebo filed for bankruptcy.<p>Now Michael Birch has purchased his …

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