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CIA Agents Assess: How Real Is ‘Homeland’?

Homeland The TV drama accurately presents the mission, intensity, pace, contradictions and complexity of a CIA station engaged in deadly battle, say …

What's Inside CIA's 'Black Site' Database? And Were Senate Staffers Allowed to See?

The CIA and the Senators overseeing the agency are nearly at war. And it all revolves around the contents of a secret database documenting the CIA's …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Fitness<p>Off-days happen.<p>By Emily Abbate6 hours agoView More<p>Relationships<p>Hold the advice, please.<p>By Sophia Benoit4 hours agoView More<p>Q&A<p>A quarter …

Hired.com Looks To Destroy Recruiting Invoices With New Subscription-Like Billing

Hired.com, which runs weekly auctions of developers for hire, is looking to challenge the way that traditional recruiting agencies charge their startup clients.<p>Technical recruiting in the Valley is often done by boutique agencies or headhunters with long rolodexes, histories and networks among …

Little Big Man

Billionaire hedge-fund manager Dan Loeb calls himself an “activist investor,” but even in the rough-and-tumble financial world, his tactics—nasty, personal attacks on C.E.O.’s and colleagues—are considered extreme. After nearly losing his Third Point fund, in 2008, Loeb has come roaring back, …

These Silicon Valley-Backed Startups Are Looking To Revolutionize Your Food

A batch of food startups have sprung up over the last few years, backed by big money, with the goal of revolutionizing the way that we eat.<p>In 2012, investors put nearly $350 million dollars into the burgeoning food technology industry, which includes web and mobile food applications and actual food …

The Best Late-Night Pizza in Brooklyn Is Free

At Roman's in Brooklyn, columnist Matt Duckor discovers, they're giving away pies once a month. There's only one catch: The pizza is really, really good.<p><i>Welcome to Consumed, in which Matt Duckor devours the food world, documenting the people, places, and plates that keep him hungry.</i><p>Here's a …

Italy's Emerging Food & Ag Tech Startup Ecosystem

There’s a global movement of entrepreneurs developing technologies that help preserve and reinvigorate local food systems. They’re creating everything from sensors and software that help farmers improve operation to online marketplaces that allow farmers and food artisans to sell direct to …

Market Scene: Alemany Farmers' Market, San Francisco

GalleryMarket Scene: Alemany Farmers' Market, San Francisco<p>While it's easy to succumb to the charms of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, it's hard to sustain a fruit fetish at $4.50 a pound. That's why often opt for the Alemany Farmers Market instead.<p>Nicknamed "the people's market," Alemany was the …

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How Big Is Amazon’s Kindle Business? Morgan Stanley Takes a Crack at It.

We’ve already learned not to expect Amazon to divulge Kindle sales numbers, but Morgan Stanley Research is taking a crack at estimating it for us.<p>In …

Kite Patch

For most of us, mosquitos are nothing more than a nuisance we have to tolerate when we spend time outdoors — for the rest, a mosquito bite can mean …

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Spitzer ad: 'I failed. Big time.'

Disgraced former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer addresses the scandal that drove him from office in a new ad for New York City comptroller.<p>“Look, I failed. Big time,” Spitzer says in the ad. “I hurt a lot of people. When you dig yourself a hole, you either lie in it the rest of your life or do …

China's economic rise fuels growth among outdoor pursuits

China’s scorching economic growth has given people something they didn’t have before: leisure time.<p>That’s fueled interest in new hobbies, including outdoor adventure. Youth hostels are filling up with backpackers. Hiking gear is flying off the shelves. And Chinese rock climbers are pioneering …

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Meet FratPAC, the Group Advocating Greek Causes on Capitol Hill

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Fraternities have a political presence on Capitol Hill. Not just in the cultural, …

Facebook Is Making Enough Money Off Mobile Ads to Keep Wall Street Happy

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>While Google struggles with the transition to mobile, Facebook's making it look easy, reporting that …

Italian PM Enrico Letta pledges war on tax evasion

Italian prime minister Enrico Letta pledged Wednesday to "fight relentlessly" against tax evasion in the recession-hit country, as the government pushed new growth measures through the lower house of parliament.<p>In a speech to Italy's tax agency, Letta said he would "fight relentlessly to recover …

Lawmakers Blast Guantanamo's $2.7 Million Per Prisoner Cost

"This is a massive waste of money," Senator Dianne Feinstein said during a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on the base.<p>Guantanamo has been dubbed the most expensive prison on Earth, and President Barack Obama in May cited its cost - then calculated at about $900,000 per prisoner - as one of …

5 Lessons Dropbox CEO Drew Houston Learned When His Business Boomed

What happens when your file-storage company becomes a full-on platform? A whole lot of change, for starters. How you manage the change determines if the sudden growth will last–or not.<p>Drew Houston is hot and it has nothing to do with the scorching summer weather.<p>His Dropbox is transmogrifying from …

No Debt for Us, Thanks

We grow only with cash flow, and I'd recommend it to almost anyone. Here's why.<p>When my husband and I agreed to risk our life’s savings so I could open a yarn shop (yes, a yarn shop!), there was only one point of non-negotiation: We would never take on outside debt or invest more of our own money …

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School of Hard Knocks: Getting a Real-World Business Degree

A forewarning: I’m an entrepreneur running a successful business without any sort of business schooling. I majored in Industrial Design and Italian …