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Egyptian court bans Muslim Brotherhood, orders its assets confiscated

CAIRO -- An Egyptian court on Monday banned the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist group that was the chief supporter of deposed president Mohamed Morsi, and ordered all of the organization’s assets confiscated.<p>The interim government has been steadily escalating a crackdown on the group since the …

Israel sceptical about easing of pressure on Iran to halt nuclear programme

Faced with a stream of conciliatory rhetoric from Iran's president, Hassan Rouhani, and a diplomatic overture to Tehran by Washington, Israeli officials are voicing scepticism and concern about a possible easing of western pressure on Iran to halt its nuclear programme.<p>The Israeli prime minister, …

Warren Buffett: “We’re having a hard time finding things to buy.”

It’s tough finding cheap stocks out there, even for the pros.<p>In fact, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett—a god among value investors—told students at Georgetown University yesterday that he’s having a dickens of a time tracking down shares of undervalued companies.<p>“They’re probably more or less …

How the NFL Fleeces Taxpayers

Taxpayers fund the stadiums, antitrust law doesn't apply to broadcast deals, the league enjoys nonprofit status, and Commissioner Roger Goodell makes $30 million a year. It's time to stop the public giveaways to America's richest sports league—and to the feudal lords who own its teams.<p>Last year was …