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Those Who Compare the Iran Deal to Munich Are Right—but Not in the Way They Think

“Israel’s fundamental problem is that Iran is inevitably the regional hegemon once freed of the sanctions regime.”<p>Let’s get back to the Iran debate. The tried-and-true analogy, for people opposed to the deal, is of course the Munich agreement of 1938. The comparison works because it suggests that …

South Asia

Man ‘dropped feces, urine on neighbors’

A MAN has been detained for allegedly terrorizing neighbors for months by dropping excrement and urine as they passed below his apartment in downtown …

Annual Boryeong Mud Festival in South Korea

Why the Iran Deal Makes Obama's Critics So Angry

The nuclear agreement highlights the limits of American power—something the president’s opponents won’t accept.<p>“Mankind faces a crossroads,” declared Woody Allen. “One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose …

Political Science

The Single Most Important Question to Ask About the Iran Deal

Making sense of a morally dubious agreement that might be a practical necessity<p><i>“Look, 20 years from now, I’m still going to be around, God willing. If Iran has a nuclear weapon, it’s my name on this.” – President Barack Obama, May 21, 2015</i><p>The theocratic regime that rules Iran—a regime that is a …

South Asia

Stock market crash 101, China's lesson in capitalism

The biggest damage in China's year of living dangerously is to its own leadership<p>Trying to follow the recent contortions in China's stock market is a …

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How Scientists Are Searching for the Missing History of the Universe

The time when the first galaxies formed is an astronomical mystery. But maybe not for long.<p>There's an unwritten part of the history of the universe, somewhere between the Big Bang and the oldest galaxies Hubble has ever spotted. It's the time when the first stars died, giving way to the first …

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First on CNN: U.S. data hack may be 4 times larger than the government originally said

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The personal data of an estimated 18 million current, former and prospective federal employees were affected by a cyber breach at the Office of Personnel Management - more than four times the 4.2 million the agency has publicly acknowledged. The number is expected to grow, …

Obama Administration

The 2016 U.S. Presidential Race: A Cheat Sheet

Little-known Evan McMullin finally takes up the mantle of anti-Trump conservative, three months before the election.<p>There are three months until Election Day, and anti-Trump Republicans finally have their man—even if they’ve never heard of him.<p>On August 8, Evan McMullin announced he is running as …

Government

Oil Prices And The Russian Economy: How Worried Should Investors Be?

Oil is perhaps the world’s most “fungible” commodity… one which modern economies cannot live without. With this in mind, many would believe oil prices to be rather stable. However, commodity pricing is driven not by total supply and demand, but by marginal supply and demand. The market is normally …

Seven Startups You Probably Haven't Heard Of - But Should

Some startups burst onto the scene and become instantly famous. Think Mailbox, Yo, or Ello; they cause a firestorm and it seems like everyone is talking about them. Others work hard, develop a product, app, or service, and iterate over time – yet they stay at a lower level of buzz. More still are …

Attorney General Eric Holder's bank prosecution legacy

WASHINGTON — Is lying on a mortgage application fraud when lenders aren't interested in the truth?<p>This may sound like an abstract philosophical question similar to trees falling in the forest with no one around to hear, but it was in fact a novel legal tactic that got four defendants in California …

Rivals dash to support Apple Pay for fear of losing out | News Home | Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - In the hype-fueled technology industry, “revolutionary” is a word in danger of losing its meaning.<p>Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Service, introduces Apple Pay during an Apple event at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California, September 9, …

The countries with the biggest labor forces

Slide 1 of 12<p>The U.S. has one of the largest labor forces in the world, and celebrates it annually the first Monday in September. According to the …

Use These 16 Irrefutable Negotiation Tactics To Get What You Deserve

Successful negotiations now require creative marketing, sales and strategy; not the traditional “pound the table” tactics of the past. However, one thing remains constant in business: you don’t get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate. So go get what you want.<p>As a follow up to my Forbes …

5 Signs It's Time for You to Change Careers | Inc.com

Many people hate change; contemplating the unknown is scary. So many stick with familiar things even though they no longer fit. This is especially true of careers. Sometimes people get stuck in a career direction or work environment that makes them terribly unhappy, and they stay there because it's …

$1 billion went missing while China was building this electricity grid

About 6.7 billion yuan ($1 billion) was “misappropriated” during the construction of a long-distance electricity grid in China last year, the country’s top auditing office said this week.<p>The government report—which details the use of fake invoices and receipts, illegal bidding, and cost …

How Oil Flows In And Out Of Every Major Country In The World

Here's a map from BP's Statistical Review of World Energy summarizing all of the world's oil import/export activity in millions of tonnes. Scroll down for a table with details.

Honeywell CEO: How America can compete with China

During the mid 1800’s, we eclipsed the UK economically because of population growth and dynamism. We encouraged business, a strong working ethic, and …

How United Technologies Became a Top Gun

<i>A version of this article appears in the June 16, 2014 issue of</i> Fortune.<p>Like a proud father, Louis Chênevert is waiting expectantly for my …

In the future, will there be any work left for people to do?

I am standing on a stage, behind a waist-high podium with my first name on it. To my right is a woman named Vicki; she’s behind an identical podium …

'Income inequality'—the most boring debate in America

I suspect I’m not the only one suffering from severe inequality fatigue.<p>The debate over income inequality is now officially the most boring debate in …

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FORTUNE — Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker today published her annual Internet Trends report, and included a section on whether or not current tech valuations are excessive. She acknowledged some artificial inflation, but then cautioned that current conditions are nowhere near as frothy as they …

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FORTUNE — Hedge funds have long been accused of clustering, or crowding into too many of the same trades — whether their herding behavior is better or worse than that of other institutional investors is a matter of much debate. Another recent—and frequent—­­­­complaint has been that hedge funds …

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If you want a glimpse into what the speed of your Internet connection might look like under the newly proposed Open Internet rules, take yourself back to the last uncomfortable hour of a long plane flight. You know the feeling. You’re back in economy class wondering if seats have actually gotten …

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FORTUNE — Retail sales in Japan fell at their sharpest pace in three years in April, as a big rise in the country’s sales tax bit into consumers’ pockets.<p>The fall was slightly steeper than expected, but the reaction of financial markets suggested that the economy may have successfully negotiated …