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Zombie politicians find new life after disgrace

Ronald Reagan once joked, "Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed, there are many rewards. If you disgrace yourself, you can always write a book."<p>Today, that joke would have to be updated to add that not only can you write a book, but you can also be on reality TV show, host cable news …

Small town, big arches: Why one Australian town is fighting McDonald's

It seems that in at least one part of the world, the golden arches have lost a little luster.<p>The reason lies in a proposal by U.S.-based fast food giant McDonald's to build a restaurant in Tecoma, a small Australian town in the lush foothills of the Dandenong Ranges east of Melbourne.<p>The …

Policy Experts Agree: The U.S. System for Financing Long-Term Care is Crumbling

America’s system for financing long-term care is failing, and the window for creating a payment system that works is rapidly closing. That was the conclusion of a morning-long expert session sponsored last week by the SCAN Foundation.<p>While the participants differed on specific solutions, most …

Google Updates Gmail for iOS – Adds Ability to Swipe Between Messages, More

- Mar 27, 2013<p>Google has released version 2.1 of its Gmail app for iOS, adding swipe controls to allow you to move back and forth between emails …

Tiger Woods, Nike And Winning

Nike launched a new ad campaign this week featuring Tiger Woods with the slogan: “Winning takes care of everything.” It follows Woods’ return to the No. 1 ranking in the world golf rankings for the first time since October, 2010. It echos a familiar Woods quote trotted out whenever he was asked …

Health and Human Services Secretary Doesn't Understand What Insurance Is

Kathleen Sebelius thinks insurance isn't really insurance unless it covers routine expenses. This is exactly backwards.<p>How can insurance make …

Bomb Explodes in Athens Near Home Former Bank of Cyprus Board Member

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A bomb went off Wednesday evening near the Acropolis in Athens, but the ancient tourist attraction …