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The Best (Nonfiction) Baseball Books...

<b>Baseball's hold on the American</b> imagination may have loosened somewhat in recent decades, thanks to the NFL, NBA, and, uh, NASCAR, but no other sport has inspired the wealth of literature that baseball has. From memoirs and biographies to essays and historical accounts, here are twenty immensely …

Books

The cost of a dollar in Syria: three years in jail

Having wrested the initiative back from rebel forces in the civil war that started in March 2011, Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is training his guns on a new enemy: the dollar.<p>The prolonged civil war and subsequent Western sanctions that banned imports of Syrian oil wrecked the economy, pushed …

Middle East

The $45-million idea to keep half of Africa’s doctors from leaving

To address Africa’s brain drain—which costs the continent $2 billion dollars, along with half its doctors, (pdf)—the African Development Bank (AfDB) is setting up a university geared toward science, technology and innovation.<p>Last week, AfDB approved a $45 million grant to establish the Pan African …

Higher Education

Domino's Pizza directors sell share slices

Chairman Stephen Hemsley sells shares worth £2.8m, Saracens rugby club chairman Nigel Wray sells entire stake of £28m<p>Two Domino's Pizza directors have cashed in shares worth more than £30m, with non-executive and Saracens rugby club chairman Nigel Wray selling his entire remaining stake in the …

Try It Now

US energy regulator threatens BP with $28m fine over irregular gas trades

FERC steps up action against powerful trading firms as BP eyed one week after $410bn settlement reached with JP Morgan<p>The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is threatening energy giant BP with a $28m fine over alleged irregular trades in natural gas, just a week after it reached a $410m …