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ISIL Kills At Least 500 Yazidis, Burying Some Alive Says Iraq Minister

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>At least 500 members of Iraq's Yazidi minority in northern Iraq have been been killed by ISIL, …

Why Even Experienced Fund Managers Don't Beat The Market

But is that true of fund managers? A new study* suggests that the answer is distinctly mixed.<p>The paper examined the records of 2,846 American mutual funds between the start of 1996 and the end of 2008, overseen by 1,825 managers (some looked after more than one fund). Turnover was high; fewer than …

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America's Adults Won't Be Ready For Retirement

artisrams via http://www.flickr.com/photos/artisrams/3575488218/ creative commons The Great Recession has had a huge affect on people's retirement plans — and many households are not adequately prepared for the future. This is according to the results of a new Federal Reserve survey.<p>Adults now …

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Best Hotel Bathroom Designs (PHOTOS)

Today’s hotel bathrooms are about more than just the sum of their sinks and showerheads. These days, they serve as ultimate sanctuaries, providing the comforts of home or transporting guests to another realm.<p>Fresh air and natural light are prized commodities, as are stunning views of skylines or …

Hiking and History in Italy’s Dolomites

When World War I broke out, Italy’s <b>Dolomites</b> became a treacherous front line for Austrian and Italian soldiers.<p>Here among the jagged peaks and sheer pastel walls of this ancient range of the Alps, where many cultures had coexisted for centuries, soldiers on both sides built networks of bolted-down …

The 2015 Lexus NX Meets Seattle

On a recent trip to Seattle I was introduced to not only the cool things to do in that city, but also the equally cool 2015 Lexus NX, a luxury compact crossover featuring versatile capabilities and intuitive technology that includes two powertrains. There is the Lexus-first 2.0-liter turbo engine …

Empires of the Silk Road

TravelIntelligent Travel<p><i>By David A. Taylor</i><p>I had only walked three minutes from my hotel in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan’s capital, when I stumbled upon a former empire.<p>Coming to Kyrgyzstan last fall, I wanted to see what remained of the Silk Road that snaked through that spiky Central Asian country for …

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America’s airlines are the world’s most profitable and least comfortable

Buried within the American World Airline Awards, touchstone rankings for the airline industry doled out at the Farnborough International Airshow this week, is a trend America’s coach class travelers may find vindicating: among the ranks of global airlines, their nation’s airlines boast the world’s …

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Amazon Is Quietly Launching A Local Takeout Service To Rival Seamless And DeliveryHero

Amazon has been tipped to launch a local services marketplace this year to rival the likes of Thumbtack, Angie’s List and Yelp. Now one part of that effort looks like it’s about to go live: the company is now rolling out a food takeout service, a direct competitor to GrubHub, Seamless and …