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Pope Francis wants some families to have fewer kids, but Americans want more

Thinking about a larger family? Think again. Or, as Pope Francis said, don’t “breed like rabbits.”<p>Speaking about birth control and population on a …

The Making of a Perfect Speech, Courtesy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

This story originally appeared on PR Daily<p>On its face, it seems somehow glib to try to draw practical lessons from Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Aug. 28, 1963.<p>This speech transcended speechwriting and speech-giving technique. This …

IKEA Unveils Solar-Powered Flat Pack Shelters for Easily Deployable Emergency Housing

IKEA just turned its flat pack sensibilities from the urban apartment to the global village by unveiling a comfortable, solar-powered shelter that …

Opinion

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Snapchat, Hedge Funds, and the Future of Investing in Startups

Where there’s money to be made, you’ll find investors…ok, hedge funds.<p>Leena Rao’s TechCrunch article yesterday on the return of hedge funds to startup investing identifies a trend that we all felt was happening but didn’t necessarily have the high-profile example to jog us. When Snapchat, the hot …

China decries U.S. spending bill | News Home | Reuters

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China’s Commerce Ministry has condemned a $1.1-trillion spending bill passed by the U.S. Congress last week over clauses that limit technological purchases from the Asian giant, saying they clash with the principles of fair trade.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama signs the …

IT

Wealthy Chinese flee China, taking their fortunes with them

Do the wealthy Chinese know something we don't?<p>A new report shows that 64 percent of Chinese millionaires have either emigrated or plan to emigrate—taking their spending and fortunes with them. The United States is their favorite destination.<p>The report from Hurun, a wealth research firm that …

China

US telecoms giants express unease about proposed NSA metadata reforms

• AT&T concerned US may force company to retain data • Tech firms hail 'positive progress' on privacy protections<p>US telecoms giants expressed concern Friday about president Barack Obama’s reform of the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of American citizens’ phone records.<p>In a widely …