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14 deadliest delicacies around the world

Humans are one of the few creatures on this planet who have the capability of ignoring our basic survival instinct. We jump out of perfectly good airplanes — something that still sets off alarms in the most veteran skydivers — and we push ourselves to the edge of death and back with physical …

Sears Is Going Broke Because the Middle Class Is, Too

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Retailers that cater to middle-class consumers are finding it increasingly hard to do business, <i>The</i> …

Why you’re wrong about communism: 7 huge misconceptions about it (and capitalism)

<b>Karl Marx, Gordon Gecko</b><p>Most of what Americans think they know about capitalism and communism is total nonsense. Here’s a clearer picture<p>Jesse Myerson<p>February 2, 2014 12:00pm (UTC)<p>As the commentary around the recent deaths of Nelson Mandela, Amiri Baraka and Pete Seeger made abundantly clear, most …

Rare Jewish prayer book predates oldest known Torah scroll

Scholars are calling a rare Hebrew text dating back to the 9th century the earliest known Jewish prayer book, predating the world's oldest Torah scroll.<p>The 50-page book is 4.3 inches tall and about 4 inches wide and is written in an archaic form of Hebrew, on pages of aged parchment. The text …

Associated Press News

John McCain Writes Pravda Op-Ed

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin for siding with "tyrannies," perpetuating bigotry, censoring the media and endorsing the Syrian regime in an opinion piece published on Russian news site Pravda.<p>In the op-ed, titled "Russians deserve better than Putin," McCain …

U.S. court says 'liking' something on Facebook is free speech

A U.S. court of appeals gave Facebook a thumbs up on Wednesday when it ruled that "likes" on the social network are protected as free speech under the Constitution.<p>In 2009, six employees at the Hampton Sheriff's Office in Virginia lost their jobs after expressing support for their boss' opponent in …

Bio Credits Manson's Terrible Rise To Right Place And Time

Lots of listeners read all kinds of messages into The Beatles' <i>White Album</i>, but nothing compares to the album's impact on Charles Manson. He heard it as a message to him and his followers — known as "The Family" — that the world was on the verge of an apocalyptic race war in which blacks would rise …

Silvio Berlusconi speaks out to Italians before vote to expel him from politics

After weeks of threatening to bring down Italy’s government, Silvio Berlusconi backed down in a video message to the nation in which he pledged to re-launch the party he founded 20 years ago.<p>There were fears that the 76-year-old billionaire would use the address to torpedo the coalition of Enrico …

Report: Capitol Police thwarted from aiding at Navy Yard

Officer says tactical team arrived quickly but Capitol Police commander ordered officers to return. Inquiry ordered.<p>The U.S. Capitol Police have launched an investigation into whether an elite tactical team was abruptly recalled from responding to Monday's Navy Yard shooting massacre before D.C. …

70 Federal Agencies Have Armed Workers, Some Will Surprise You

A recent report which revealed weapons-carrying EPA agents has led officials to showcase at least 70 other federal agencies with armed workers. …

Forests

Scenes From An Arraignment: Billionaire Art Scion Helly Nahmad And Pals In $100 Mil Russian Mob Gambling Case

When you’re sitting at an arraignment– squeezed shoulder-to-shoulder with alleged Russian mafia members and associates in a 34-defendant gambling case — it’s hard not to fantasize how fun it would be to sit instead at a table playing poker with them.<p>It took me a half hour to realize that I wasn’t …

Landmark smokestacks demolished in Texas

A demolition team toppled two landmark smokestacks that have long towered over the now-defunct ASARCO copper smelter in Texas. Three hundred pounds of dynamite were used to bring down the 600-ft and 829-ft tall chimneys early Saturday. The chimneys were demolished as part of the smelter cleanup …

Russia bans 18 Americans from country in answer to US list

Moscow listed 18 Americans who are banned from entering Russia in an announcement Saturday – a tit-for-tat measure that comes a day after Washington …

BBC accused of putting students at risk after journalists infiltrate university trip to North Korea

The BBC is at the centre of a row after a leading university accused it of putting its members at risk by sending a team of undercover Panorama journalists into North Korea as part of a student trip.<p>The team of three, which included reporter John Sweeney, travelled to the secretive state last month …

Why Washington and Moscow Still Don't Trust Each Other

I left the USSR in 1991. Going back showed that Cold War stereotypes don't fade -- even with time.<p>MOSCOW--The last time I was at Sheremetyevo International Airport, I arrived early for my flight, inched through a five-hour customs line, and napped on an inflatable mattress. It was March 1991, I was …

The Euro Is Destroying Europe By Ripping It In Half

If you haven't had a chance to read it yet, take some time this weekend to glance at Matthew Boesler's interview with Bernd Lucke, the German professor who is is leading an insurgent movement called Alternative für Deutschland (Alternative For Germany) which advocates an end to the Eurozone.<p>A key …

Meet The Influential German Professor Who Wants To Get Rid Of The Euro In Order To Save Europe

Lucke, the leader of Alternative für Deutschland, is on board with the "new approach" the euro zone appears to be taking with bank bailouts in the wake of this week's Cyprus deal that has sent bank stocks in Italy and Spain tumbling.<p>Depositors in the two largest Cypriot banks will take a …

Europe

Samsung's Employees Listen to K-Pop All Day Every Day

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Samsung's flagship manufacturing plant is full of other little innovations to keep workers happy and …

Here's Why Texas Instruments Stock Is Worth $35

Texas Instruments designs and manufactures semiconductors for sale to electronic designers and manufacturers. Barring 2010, its revenue has continuously declined over the last few years. Nevertheless, it still is featured among the top five semiconductor vendors in terms of revenue in 2011 and 2012.<p>…

Risk Is Back: America's Big Banks Are Knee-Deep In Derivatives

<i>The following is a guest post by George Schultze, founder of Schultze Asset Management LLC, an alternative investments firm founded in 1998 that manages approximately $230 million in assets and specializes in distressed securities.</i><p>I’ve been following the derivatives markets for almost two decades – …

Panasonic Won't Trade On NYSE After July, Japan-Based Electronics Maker Proceeds With $2.7 Billion Restructuring, No Layoffs Disclosed

Consumer electronics giant Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC) said Thursday it will pull its equities from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:NYX) as it …

Four Looming Factors That Could Threaten Amazon's Profits

This despite the fact that key metrics such as Income from operations as a percentage of Sales (dropped from 1.7% to 1.1%), Operating Cash Flows, Free Cash Flows and Inventory Turnover Ratio have been decreasing year-on-year.<p>Analysts are betting on the revenue growth of the firm, with estimated …

eCommerce

Here's How The Growth Of Mobile Is Leading To An Explosion In Usage

<i>These charts are from the new Future of Mobile slide deck. The deck was produced by Henry Blodget and the team at BI Intelligence, a research and analysis service focused on mobile computing and the Internet. Please check out the full Future of Mobile deck here. All of the charts and data in the</i> …

Mobile

Government Could Limit Charitable Tax Donations

The recent political struggle to resolve the fiscal cliff issue has highlighted the desperate search for revenue by the U.S. government. The …

40% Of Americans Couldn't Care Less About The Stock Market Rally

The S&P 500 just hit an all-time closing high, and the Dow has been hitting and breaching its record high in recent weeks.<p>But the stock market rally has had a "limited effect on the public's economic outlook because they are not what affect people's personal financial situation," according to a PEW …

Stock Markets

Mozilla Takes Aim At A Global Duopoly With Firefox OS And The Open Web

The giant Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona was drenched this year in orange, the official color of Firefox, the world’s second most popular Web browser. Its booth was swamped, and its harried pitchmen ran around in tangerine sneakers because this year Barcelona was a coming-out party …

New York's Pierre Penthouse Hits Sale Block With $125 Million Price Tag

<i>Update: Sine this article was initially published, the Pierre penthouse officially listed for sale, asking $125 million. The pricey apartment is co-listed with Elizabeth Lee Sample, Brenda Powers, and Serena Boardman of Sotheby’s International Realty.</i><p>The real estate rumor mill has been atwitter for …

Mexican Drug Murders May Never Be Bad Enough to Deter Tourists

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Stories about drug-related violence in Mexico are so commonplace that even ever-more-gruesome …