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Why you should care about something as boring as an accounting firm merger

PriceBoozHouse. PricewaterhouseBooz. BoozPrice. Pooz?<p>Those are just a few of the scintillating names that could come from combining two of the world’s biggest professional services firms, accounting behemoth PricewaterhouseCoopers, and management consulting house Booz & Company. The firms announced …

Ernst & Young

Gigaom | Former NYT and Reuters editor Jim Roberts talks about why he is joining Mashable

Advertisement<p>A tremor rippled through the online media world on Wednesday, when former <i>New York Times</i> assistant managing editor Jim Roberts said he is …

Trends

Stocks stumble as Fed sticks with stimulus

No records Wednesday on Wall Street: Stocks ended lower after the Federal Reserve said it would continue buying bonds to help stimulate the economy.<p>The Dow Jones industrial average lost 0.4%, while the S&P 500 index and Nasdaq composite ended down 0.5% each.<p>In a statement after a two-day meeting, …

Economy

Olympians Dish on Their Favorite Spots to Ski & Snowboard

Challenge yourself this year and pick a new mountain to tackle—one that’s a favorite of a former Olympic contender.<p>Nothing says winter fun like a …

Astronaut Chris Hadfield Brings Lessons From Space Down To Earth

While floating weightless in the International Space Station last spring, Commander Chris Hadfield recorded his own version of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" — a video that's now been viewed more than 18 million times on YouTube. But when he wasn't busy being an Internet phenomenon, the Canadian …

Amazon will now donate part of your purchase to charity

A new program called AmazonSmile gives 0.5 percent of the total purchase price to your favorite charity.<p>Amazon buyers who want to give a little something to charity can now do their shopping via the retailer's AmazonSmile site.<p>Launched on Wednesday, AmazonSmile will dole out 0.5 percent of your …

Shopping

Brazilian Footballer Decapitated, Head Placed on Wife's Doorstep

Former Brazilian footballer Joao Rodrigo Silva Santos has reportedly been kidnapped and decapitated by suspected drug traffickers in Rio de Janeiro.<p>As confirmed by Matt Roper of the <i>Mirror</i>, the former player’s severed head was delivered to his wife on the morning of Oct. 29:<p>The horrified wife of …

Cameron Brooks's Photography Project Shows Hawaii Like It's Never Been Seen Before

It's been said that helicopter pilots in Hawaii have one of the best gigs going. The same could be said of photographers in Hawaii. So, what happens when you combine the two?<p>Pure awesomeness.<p>Cameron Brooks is a professional photographer who does most of his work in a helicopter, thus capturing some …

Hawaii

Brick-And-Mortar Bookstores Play The Print Card Against Amazon

When it comes to book publishing, all we ever seem to hear about is online sales, the growth of e-books and the latest version of a digital book reader. But the fact is, only 20 percent of the book market is e-books; it's still dominated by print. And a recent standoff in the book business shows …

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Are Men More Obsessed with 'Having It All' Than Women Are?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It seems like women have already internalized Sheryl Sandberg TED talks and cautionary warnings to …

Pakistan says drones killed 67 civilians since 2008

<b>Pakistan has said 67 civilians died in US drones strikes in the country since 2008, a figure much lower than estimates by independent organisations.</b><p>It said 317 US drone strikes killed 2,160 militants in Pakistan in the same period.<p>The Pakistani Defence Ministry provided the figure on Wednesday in a …

Pakistan

Fed keeps easy money flowing: No taper yet

The Fed doesn't see the economy as strong enough to justify tapering yet.<p>The Federal Reserve agreed Wednesday not to pare back its extraordinary stimulus, citing a recent slowdown in the housing recovery and federal spending cuts.<p>In a statement after a two-day meeting, the Fed said it would …

Economy

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