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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 …

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 …

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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 …

Domino's Pizza directors sell share slices

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 company.<p>Chairman Stephen Hemsley sold shares worth £2.8m, while Wray cashed in £28m.<p>The sale comes a week after the …

Researcher moved by drama of killer whale rescue in B.C.

For hours this week, whale researcher Hermann Meuter huddled with a female orca trapped among the rocks of British Columbia's jagged northern coastline, speaking soothingly to the creature as rescuers kept her cool and wet until the high tide returned.<p>Mr. Meuter says the whale cried out, stirring …

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

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 settlement with JP Morgan.<p>In a sign that the agency is stepping up its action against powerful trading firms it suspects of …