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7 Quick Tips for Better Business Writing

Want your words to wow? Take this basic advice to write more effective emails, memos, and other professional materials.<p>I took many writing classes in college but perhaps the most useful was one focused on business writing. My classmates and I spent a semester editing example after example of …

ELON MUSK: The 'Hyperloop' Would Be 10 Times Cheaper Than High-Speed Rail

Musk did not elaborate on an earlier description of the Hyperloop as a "cross between a Concorde, a railgun, and an air hockey table," but said it would be far faster and less expensive per mile than California's $69 billion, 520-mile project.<p>Musk said that once it's in place, that railway, …

Chile fines Barrick Gold $16m for Pascua-Lama mine

<b>Chilean authorities have fined the world's largest gold mining company, Barrick Gold Corp, more than $16m for environmental offences.</b><p>Construction at the Pascua-Lama mine, on the border with Argentina, has been suspended until a system to contain contaminated water is put in place.<p>The news led to …

America's Top Colleges Have A Rich-Kid Problem

In case you ever wondered just how much wealthy students dominate America's top colleges, here's a nice illustration from a new report by the Century Foundation.<p>At the most selective schools in the country,* 70 percent of students come from the wealthiest quarter of U.S. families.<p>Just 14 percent …

'Mafia martyr' Don Giuseppe Puglisi beatified in Sicily

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/981000/981401_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534434753_4ceef56b1171b192db6e3b1ce70d6da6<p><b>More than 50,000 people have attended the beatification of Don Giuseppe Puglisi, a Roman Catholic priest murdered by the mafia in 1993.</b><p>The ceremony, in …

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