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How Walmart's Low Wages Cost All Americans, Not Just Its Workers

<b>Bloomberg View:</b> Yesterday, we looked at the benefit to McDonald's of having its workers subsidized by state and federal aid. Today, its Wal-Mart’s turn. Recall our discussion last month on the related subject of "How McDonald's and Wal-Mart Became Welfare Queens." We learned that employees of these …

Living in: The world’s healthiest cities

Five destinations across the globe that have excellent mass transit, ample green spaces and readily available healthcare.<p>What makes a city healthy? A combination of factors, ranging from readily available healthcare to excellent mass transit to a commitment to improving access to green spaces. …

Bike Lanes

How To Have A Hawaii Vacation Like The Obamas

On Friday night, the Obamas will arrive in Hawaii for their sixth, annual Christmas vacation. At this point, they've pretty much perfected their Hawaii itinerary, which means that we lucky observers can simply take note and learn from the experts.<p>Here's how the Obamas vacation in Hawaii:<p><b>1. Stay in</b> …

8 Amazing Places Made Famous by Lawrence of Arabia

As film lovers the world over mourn the passing of Peter O'Toole, many of us are taking the time to revisit one of the legendary actor's greatest works: <i>Lawrence of Arabia</i>, a film whose adventurous spirit and exotic locales also inspired scores of travelers to seek out their own life-changing …

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Luxury Vacation Club Inspirato Acquires Competitor Portico

Luxury vacation club Inspirato with American Express announced the acquisition of competitor Portico today.<p>The deal is being officially termed as a …

Bank of England to introduce Britain's first plastic banknotes from 2016

British banknotes will get a tough new makeover from 2016 when plastic replaces the traditional paper, enabling them to survive accidental spins in the washing machine, the Bank of England said.<p>Britain will be the largest economy so far to adopt the more durable polymer material for general …

Ireland Exits Bailout Program, But Economy Still On The Mend

Ireland was one of the countries hardest hit by Europe's debt crisis. On Sunday, it passed a big milestone when the nation became the first country to formally exit the bailout program funded by the International Monetary Fund and the European Union.<p>After three years of the bailout program, it …

14 Destinations For Your 2014 Travel Bucket List

The new year is rapidly approaching and we're making resolutions and wish lists for the year of travel ahead.<p>If you crossed some adventures off your 2013 travel bucket list, surely you'll need some new additions. Check out these awesome, under-the-radar destinations you should add to your list for …

A Nasty Fever Called Chikungunya Hits Close To Home

Well, look what showed up on our doorstep.<p>The Western Hemisphere has an unwelcome visitor: a painful tropical illness called chikungunya fever.<p>And it doesn't look like the hard-to-say illness is leaving anytime soon. (You can hear how to pronounce it here.)<p>After being a problem in Africa and …

Abu Dhabi Reminds Tourists It Has Laws Worth Knowing About

The UAE government has released a list of the top crimes committed by foreigners in the country and warned there was no excuse for ignorance of the …

Five Common Myths About Belize Busted

There is a unique pocket in the world that buzzes with warmth, inner peace and joy. The people are peaceful, with a quiet confidence emanating from their eyes. They smile broadly, and are filled with energetic laughter, friendly gazes and cozy hugs. Welcome to Belize.<p>Belize is more than a …

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Nearly $1 trillion was smuggled out of developing countries in 2011

It’s hard to build your country when the money keeps slipping away.<p>Foreign capital flight has been a problem for developing countries this year, but a bigger problem might be the funds smuggled out by tax evaders, corrupt officials and criminals—$946.7 billion in 2011, according to the latest …

Tax Havens

A 2-minute Morocco showcase you shouldn’t miss

Airplane clip, souks and spices clip, kids playing in the tanneries clip… got it, you went to Morocco. And I’m actually jealous. Morocco is number …

It’s all gravy! Sandwiches on the flip side at Dip & Flip in Battersea – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 12:30 pm, December 9, 2013 in Food & Drink<p>There’s a growing trend for French Dips in London – where sliced meat is dipped backed into its …

Breakfast: too early for culinary innovation?

Voting has opened in the search to find Britain's most innovative breakfast. But how far-out do you want breakfast to get? Do you crave curry, steak or Levantine lahma for breakfast? Or is it just too early in the morning?<p>Citizens of Britain, it is time to make your voices heard. Ahead of January's …

The Untouristy Guide to the Holidays in New York

Who can resist the holiday season in New York? Certainly not us (nor millions of tourists). We’ve rounded up the places you should visit after seeing …

Put a Little Sweet, Salt, and Sour on Your Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts get tossed in sweet, salty, sour vinaigrette for a flavor-packed meatless dish.<p><i>Welcome to Meatless Monday, a column in which we feature vegetarian recipes to help offset the weekend’s carnivorous sins</i>.<p>Brussels sprouts are an insanely easy—and delicious—dish to cook for dinner. When …

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Keep it casual at Café Murano in Piccadilly – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 12:00 pm, December 10, 2013 in Food & Drink<p>Everyone needs a jeans line. Or, if you prefer big words, a ‘diffusion’ line. It allows the hoi …

The Pocket Bakery, Doodle Bar, London, restaurant review

A wintry indoor picnic at The Pocket Bakery in Battersea was both zeitgeisty and delicious<p>Although the rest of you are more than welcome to read on if the urge takes, this latest in an occasional series of reviews micro-targeted at precise portions of the readership is aimed at those who are …

Canadian labour hit by wave of layoffs, plant closings

Here is a list of some of the employers that have announced or made work-force reductions in the past several months. (Note: Cuts at Faurecia include 550 full-time employees and 100 temporary workers. Potash cuts include at least 1,000 and cuts at Yellow Media affect around 300 employees.)<p>Work …

How to choose the perfect whisky for Christmas

When buying whisky for the tippler in your life, don’t forget Japanese, Irish and American labels<p>What to buy for the person who has everything? For many people, there’s only one answer: good whisky. More than 60 per cent of single malts are purchased as presents, and over the festive period sales …

New menus help Inventive drive double-digit food sales growth

The new menu has been supported by the appointment of a new executive chef, Mark Rush, who joins the business from Bramwell Pub Company and prior to …

Nordstrom Is Nation's Favorite Fashion Store, But Kohl's Wins For...Business Attire?

“Highly elegant workmanship,” reads one online review. “Elegant,” says another. “Flattering with a good fit.”<p>The product getting these raves? A two-piece women’s pantsuit by Larry Levine, available in office-friendly colors red, navy and off-white, on sale for $96 at mass market retailer …

Recipes, Menus, and Stories for Snowy Days

Foul weather means great food, so bring on the blizzards. We found recipes, menus, and stories perfect for the snowiest of snow days<p><b>Snow days are full of opportunity.</b> Granted, most of us still have to schlep into work and it's hard to appreciate a good snowfall when you're trundling through slush. …

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A New Crop Of Tech Billionaires Just Vowed To Give Most Of Their Money Away

They signed The Giving Pledge, the four-year-old brainchild of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett in which the world's wealthiest individuals promise to give away half or more of their money to charity before or after they die.<p>With the seven who signed on today, 128 wealthy families have made this …

Human Rights

Summer's Hottest New Hotels

Now that we’re knee deep in summer and have thawed out from a frigid winter, there’s no better way to indulge than with a stay at a new hotel. From Manhattan to Maui, luxury hotels and resorts are popping up. Whether you’re an art lover, design maven, outdoor adventurer or simply enjoy soaking up …