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Could Google Maps Help End Poverty?

Last year in the Indian city of Chennai, more than half a million people suddenly appeared from out of nowhere. These men, women and children weren’t rural migrants who had just moved to the city. Neither were they incomers from somewhere else in the world. They were slum dwellers who had lived in …

Port Authority controversy runs deeper than Christie bridge scandal

TRENTON, N.J. — With a hot sun bearing down, Gov. Chris Christie grasped a ceremonial shovel and dug into a patch of dirt where a new park would bloom in a blighted area of Newark.<p>To his right, holding another shovel, was Bill Baroni, then Christie's appointee at the Port Authority of New York and …

Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

The Story of Globalization in 1 Graph

A crystal-clear picture of the world's winners and losers in the last generation<p>Imagine you lined up every human being in the world by income, divided them into 100 groups ("percentiles") ranging from lowest to highest, and asked: <i>How has the last generation of economic growth been for you?</i><p>This is …

Highly Educated, Highly Indebted: The Lives of Today's 27-Year-Olds, In Charts

A new study by the Department of Education offers up a statistical picture of young-adult life in the wake of the Great Recession.<p>What are today's young adults really like? For those who've spent too much time gazing into the dark recesses of <i>Thought Catalog</i> or obsessing over "Girls," the Department …

Why emerging markets worry Wall Street

The big bull market in U.S. stocks is confronted with an unexpected headwind: a fresh bout of financial turbulence in emerging markets.<p>Wall Street is a world away from Turkey and Argentina and the other developing economies dotting the globe. But recent news of financial tumult and plunging …

Stocks to Watch: Apple to dominate Monday’s earnings

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Among the big names reporting earnings on Monday, Apple Inc. is expected to attract a lion’s share of the market’s …

When Benedict Cumberbatch Met Robert Downey Jr.

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Blue diamond ' worth millions' found in South African mine

Acorn-sized jewel, from the same mine that produced the diamond in Britain's crown jewels, is expected to fetch up to £12m at auction<p>An "exceptional" blue diamond, with a possible price tag of tens of millions of pounds, has been discovered at a <b>South African</b> mine.<p>The acorn-sized diamond, whose …

'Accusations And Acrimony' At Start Of Talks On Syria

<b>Update at 1:20 p.m. ET. No Peace As Long As Assad Remains, Kerry Says:</b><p>After what appeared to be a difficult start to talks aimed at eventually ending the civil war in Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry repeated the U.S. position that President Bashar Assad must give up his post.<p>"You can't have …

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Facebook Is About to Lose 80% of Its Users, Study Says

Facebook’s growth will eventually come to a quick end, much like an infectious disease that spreads rapidly and suddenly dies, say Princeton …

We’d Buy This iWatch In A Cupertino Second [Concept]

Despite the lack of concrete news available on the subject, we’re hardly short of concept designs for Apple’s eventual iWatch.<p>This one, by San Francisco UI designer Todd Hamilton, is among the best yet — a sleek design that resembles a cross between the Nike Fuelband and an iPhone.<p>Improving upon a …

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