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41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

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Books

How John Roberts Can Save the Supreme Court

Senate Republicans, in suggesting they might not consider any eventual Obama nominee to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, have …

Constitutional Amendments

Are we witnessing the end of globalization?

Globalization is the predominant economic, strategic and political force of our age. Its implications and side effects—from wealth creation to climate change—are pervasive. It’s no secret that the direction globalization takes has far-reaching implications.<p>Though it’s not complete, the world is …

Globalization

22 Books Every Twentysomething Guy Needs To Read

These works of art will literally make you a better man.

Books

Justice Antonin Scalia's death shifts balance of high court, creates major election issue

The death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court's most acerbic conservative voice, immediately changes the balance of the nation's highest court and thrusts its future into the center of the already intense presidential campaign.<p>Until Scalia's death at age 79, the high court had been divided …

On porn, prose and loneliness: An appreciation of David Foster Wallace

I've been thinking a lot this week, which marks the 20th anniversary of <i>Infinite Jest</i>’s publication, about the first time I ever read David Foster …

Why is Central Africa missing from so many maps?

You’ve probably had the following experience: You are reading along when a map, shaded in a procession of pastels, interrupts the story. Your eyes travel first to your home country, then to the country where you spent a summer abroad, and then, finally, sweep around the map looking for the …

Africa

24 iconic children's books you should still read, even if you're a grown up

For most of us, there's at least one book we read as children that became ingrained in the make-up of our adult lives. You're probably picturing …

Middle-class

Hyundai Ocean Shipping Announces Major Selloff to Stay Afloat

The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reported this week that Hyundai Merchant Marine, a major global ocean shipper, says it will sell some of its shipping …

Merchant Shipping

Democratic socialism might be inevitable in America, even if Bernie Sanders loses

Bernie Sanders calls himself a "democratic socialist." Whatever that means, Democrats in Iowa seem to like it. One poll gave Sanders a narrow lead ahead of Monday's caucuses -- although front-runner Hillary Clinton still has a clear advantage in national surveys.<p>To learn more about democratic …

Middle-class

Johnson Controls and Tyco Are Discussing a Merger, Report Says

Johnson Controls and Tyco International are reportedly in advanced talks to merge, and a deal, if reached, could be announced by Monday.<p>According to …

Wall Street

Johnson Controls said to be closing in on Tyco International takeover

Johnson Controls Inc. JCI, +1.49% is in advanced talks to combine with Tyco International PLC US:TYC , according to people familiar with the matter, …

Profit

Sheriff: Shootout At Gun Shop Over A $25 Fee Leaves 2 Dead

PICAYUNE, Miss. (AP) —<br>Mississippi authorities say a gun shop owner and his 17-year-old son<br>died in a shootout over a $25 service charge. Another man …

Guns
Government

GM's Maven car-sharing service is part of its plan for the future of cars.

Uber. Tesla. Zipcar. <i>General Motors?</i><p>Unlikely as it may seem, the 107-year-old Detroit automaker is trying to position itself among the upstarts that …

Carsharing

Amazon is moving into the $350 billion freight shipping business

The registration is the latest indication that Amazon plans to expand its logistics reach to cut costs for its retail business and potentially provide third-party logistics services to other industries.<p>Its new status as a freight forwarder, or "non-vessel operating common carrier," gives Amazon, …

Enterprise Tech

That really is going to the trends of the earth! Incredible set of maps reveals global breakdown of statistics on everything from beer prices, the working week and number of sexual partners

• <b>Teenager Martin Vargic from Slovakia has created a series of maps illustrating quirky statistics around the globe</b>• <b><br>The talented 17-year-old's designs</b> …

Movies

Biographer: Sanders would make 'lousy commander in chief'

Political writer Harry Jaffe this week released an unauthorized Bernie Sanders biography in which he highlights the Democratic presidential candidate’s populist appeal but also argues that Sanders’ dislike for foreign policy would make him a "lousy commander in chief."<p>Jaffe told InsideSources.com …

The 15 best albums of 2015

It might sound cliché at this point, but in 2015, the music industry bounced back. Maybe not all the way back to its mid-’90s peaks of excess, but …

Post Punk

32 New Books To Add To Your Shelf In 2016

Whether you’ve promised yourself that 2016 will be the year you’ll read more books, the year you’ll read books more thoughtfully or the year you’ll read fewer curmudgeonly comments sections, we have a few new releases worth considering.<p>We’re looking forward to bold familial debuts, whimsical …

Books

GOP Contenders and Mexico: Amateur Hour at the Rio Grande

Diplomacy is a craft that requires knowledge of both historical forces that define our relationships with other nations and an understanding of the dynamic forces impacting a nation in the present. A diplomat's worldview cannot be tied to the past when we live in a world where major nations from a …

Mexico

Donald Trump takes another apparent shot at Ted Cruz's Cuban ancestry

"To the best of my knowledge, not too many evangelicals come out of Cuba, OK? Just remember that, OK? Just remember," Trump said while speaking at an event in Council Bluffs, Iowa.<p>Trump made the comments while discussing his Iowa poll numbers relative to Cruz's and touting that he has the same …

Republicans

35 Books Everyone Should Read in Their Lifetime

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Women's Health

If California is such a hostile business climate, why is it kicking everyone else's ass (like Texas)

So to hear conservatives talk, California is beset by job-destroying regulations, and intolerably high taxes. And yet when looking at historical job …

The Americans That Are Drowning

This election is not going as anyone expected. The reason is not because of the rise of any one candidate; Trump's appeal reflects more than anything the reality that large numbers of Americans are hurting badly, and vibrantly angry as a result. Why is that, and what can we do to help?<p>A note on …

Orange County

On Muslims, Democrats find an unlikely ally: George W Bush

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taunted by Republicans to declare war on "radical Islamic terrorism," Democrats are turning to an unlikely ally: George W. Bush.<p>President Barack Obama, under pressure to be more aggressive on terrorism, regularly cites his predecessor's refusal to demonize Muslims or play into the …

George W. Bush

Logistics Is Sexy

Convincing people that the development of the logistics industry is a scintillating topic is difficult. Bring up supply chain management, cold-chain storage, or international freight shipments and you will probably get a blank stare. But logistics don’t just go round the world—it also makes the …

Logistics