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Japan inflation edges up in Nov, but spending, wages fall

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's inflation rate rose slightly in November, though lower household spending and incomes slowed progress toward a sustained …

Economics

Apple wants Samsung to pay another $180 million for copying its design

For five Samsung phones sold after 2012<p>Apple is demanding Samsung pay an additional $180 million in the companies' long-running patent dispute. The request comes less than two weeks after Samsung finally agreed to pay Apple $548 million in accordance with the original verdict. But now Apple says …

HTC One M9 Review: an Incredibly Capable Handset, but Not Exciting

HTC seems to have a bizarre phenomenon on its hands. It keeps designing flagship handsets that win design awards and the heart of many a tech reviewer, but fail to actually propel the company to the sort of performance of some of its rivals. Or even its early success with the Desire range at the …

Phones

The 10 most beautiful cars money can buy

Cars are more than just a means to get from point a to point b. They can be works of rolling automotive art. Legendary designers such as Marcello Gandini, Giorgetto Giugiaro, and more recently Ian Callum are artistic geniuses as much as they're "car guys."<p>While beauty is without a doubt purely in …

Starbucks Guarantees Jobs And College To 10,000 Unemployed Youths As Next #Racetogether Phase

The, uh, less-than-universal acclaim for phase 1 of Starbucks’ #Racetogether initiative (an attempt to stimulate in-store conversations with customers on the issue of race) has no doubt taken Starbucks aback. The Seattle-based coffee giant has, after all, been accustomed to receiving appreciation …

Customer Service

Uprooted by violence, Afghan women held like prisoners in camps: report | Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Afghan women and girls uprooted by violence and living in camps in major cities are most vulnerable to abuse by male family members, who treat them like prisoners and sell them “like animals” into marriage, aid agencies said on Monday.<p>Living in makeshift …

North Africa

Slum kids confront sexism as India grapples with abuse of women | Reuters

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Standing before a classroom packed with teenagers, Yojana Salunke begins her weekly one-hour lesson on a subject which many experts say is crucial to helping India address one of its biggest challenges - gender inequality.<p>“Hands up all those girls who have to …

Sexual Harassment

South Sudan rebel group frees 250 of its child soldiers

A South Sudanese rebel group has freed 250 child soldiers it was using, including a girl as young as nine, the UN children's agency has said, but it warned that thousands were still being forced to fight in the country's civil war.<p>The Cobra Faction is also set to release another 400 child soldiers …

Africa