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Brazil raises interest rates to 10.75pc

Brazil has raised its benchmark interest rate to 10.75pc from 10.5pc<p>Brazil's central bank has raised its benchmark interest rate to 10.75pc from 10.5pc, slowing the pace of monetary tightening to avoid hurting an economy that is flirting with recession.<p>Thirty-four of 47 economists polled by Reuters …

Economics

Tesla Announces $5B Battery Factory Plan

“The Gigafactory is designed to reduce cell costs much faster than the status quo and, by 2020, produce more lithium ion batteries annually than were produced worldwide in 2013,” the company said in a blog post Wednesday afternoon, predicting that battery production costs would be 30 percent lower …

Tesla

Germany's Wealth Distribution Most Unequal in Euro Zone: Study

Germany, Europe's largest economy and powerhouse, shows unevenness in private wealth, more any other nation in the euro zone, a study on Wednesday showed.<p>While the richest one percent of people in Germany have personal wealth of at least 800,000 euros ($1.09 million), over a quarter of adults have …

Europe

Wealth Redistribution Doesn't Hurt The Economy: IMF Paper

WASHINGTON, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Income inequality can lead to slower or less sustainable economic growth, while redistribution of income, when measured, does not hurt and can even help an economy, IMF staff found in a research study released on Wednesday.<p>Although the study by International Monetary …

San Antonio Hotels Fight and Sue Over Riverwalk Branding

Several San Antonio hotels incorporate the River Walk in their name, but the famed walkway apparently isn’t big enough for them all.<p>The latest to …

The Mindful Traveler: How to Keep Perspective While Traveling - Vagabondish

I remember waking up one morning in a tent, disoriented. I quickly tried to determine why, in place of my nightstand with a pile of books, I had a …

I Heart My City: Caroline’s New Orleans

New Orleans native <b>Caroline Gerdes</b> may have recently moved to Washington, D.C., but she loves her hometown. So much so that she recently spent a year–with the help of a Young Explorers grant from the National Geographic Society–of her life working on an oral history project about the Ninth Ward, …

Vegas' Amazing Restaurant Patios

By Jennifer McKee, Las Vegas editor for Where®<p>Springtime in Vegas means temps in the 70s-80s, the return of shorts and sundresses, and a fresh wave of visitors who want to shake off the cold environs of the rest of the world and head to this town known for its warm temps, fun times and great …

From Mile 127 to Zero: Take a Road Trip Through the Florida Keys

If you like a good road trip -- and who doesn't? -- you owe it to yourself to hit the highway through the Florida Keys. It's a classic. In a Florida that's come to be defined by coconut oil and Disney, it's a spectacular reminder of the awesome natural beauty and easygoing rhythm that made the …

Surreal timelapse shows delicate interplay between land and sky

THE FOOTAGE taken by Brad Goldpaint (Goldpaint Photography) is from the Pacific Crest Trail which he hiked after his mother’s passing. Of it he …

Time-lapse Photography