George Kariuki

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Forest Labs To Buy Furiex Pharma For Up To $1.46 Billion

(Reuters) - Forest Laboratories Inc (FRX.N) said it would buyFuriex Pharmaceuticals Inc (FURX.O) for up to $1.46 billion including milestone payments …

Awe-inspiring ancient sites

Taken from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Experiences</i>, may we present a bevy of BC (or thereabouts) beauties that have stood the test of time without losing any of their ability to drop your jaw.<p>Pyramids of Giza, Egypt<p>Egypt’s a country rich in both World Heritage sites and tourist clichés, and at the …

The New Colorado Short-Term Rental Company Is Airbnb, But for Stoners

A company looking to cash in on all the marijuana-smoking visitors that come to tour Colorado is offering visitors a chance to rent a home where they …

The 17 Most Amazingly Epic Places on Earth

Do the usual cities and beaches leave you a bit... underwhelmed? Well, we're here to bring you to a magical realm of bubbling volcanoes, cliff-top castles, and roaring waterfalls. After pouring through the tips and experiences from the minube travel community, we're happy to present this list of …

Hiking to Machu Picchu: Over the Hills at 60

Hiking to Machu Picchu on the Inca Trail -- to celebrate my 60th birthday -- was one of those "bucket list" adventures that could well have stayed in the bucket.<p>My college pals were celebrating their Big 6-Ohs being pampered at spas or enjoying tropical sunsets on crewed charters in the British …

Royal Caribbean Tries to Lure Millennials Onboard with Faster Wi-FI

For many cruise lines, the battle for first-time passengers is a matter of life and death. And the market with the greatest potential is the 95 …

26 Travel Sites Global Yodel Recommends For Daily Inspiration

<i>By Helen Anne Travis</i><p>Summer's almost here. That means hundreds of thousands of you are about to hit the road, air or sea en route to your next adventure. To get you pumped, we here at <b>Global Yodel</b> compiled 26 of our favorite travel sites below.<p>Read on to discover sites that help you prep for your …

Daily Travel Startup Watch: RoadHike, Dowza and More

Last month, we started a new feature where we alert our users of new startups in the travel industry being listed on AngelList, as an early …

Boating Is the Next Big Opportunity for Developers in Asia

Marina developers in Southeast Asia are racing to build berths to address the latest problem vexing Asia’s rapidly growing ranks of ultra-rich: …

This Summer’s Best Music Festivals

After what <i>feels like</i> a very long winter, it’s finally that time again: summer festival season! Time to break out the sunglasses, sandals, and portable fans in preparation for those carefree days of soaking in the sunshine and grooving to live music in the open air.<p>The list of music festivals seems …

Where Can I Find the Real Grand Budapest Hotel?

<i>A:</i><p>The Grand Budapest Hotel is no more real than Willie Wonka’s chocolate factory. And there’s no alpine country called the Republic of Zubrowka—where Wes Anderson’s new movie is set—either. But don’t worry: you can still find hotels that share many of the same features as the Grand Budapest. Here …

Scotland’s wild isles: a nature-packed tour of the Southern Hebrides

You only need watch the fictional Hogwarts train chug over the real Glenfinnan Viaduct or stare at an airbrushed shortbread tin to get a sense of the astonishing beauty of Scotland’s Highlands and islands. Get up close to the real thing, and you’ll find that the grand landscapes, appealing …

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U.S. Travelers Are Using Their Mobile Phones A Lot More Than We Think

Despite roaming and data charges, an astounding 90% of U.S. travelers say they use their mobile phones when vacationing domestically or abroad.<p>That’s …

How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

Everest Base Camp

New Hotels In Way-Out-There Locations

<i>Originally posted on CNTraveler.com</i><p>You've heard of destination restaurants--places worth a trip unto themselves. But what about destination hotels? We picked three properties where the journey itself, often long and even arduous, is not only its own adventure but makes the joy of staying there all …

Suprising Facets of an East African Safari

I had never been to Africa before in all my years of traveling, and never on a safari. When given the opportunity, I didn't exactly jump on it. I'm not sure why. Was it the vaccinations, the visas or the long flights to Nairobi (we flew on British Airways through London)?<p>I was to travel to Kenya …

Underwater Internet Cables: 'Submarine Cable Map' Shows How The World Gets Online

In today’s increasingly wireless world, many forget the massive physical infrastructure used to connect everyone to the Internet. Satellites are used …

China State-Owned Food Giant COFCO Corporation Spends Billions Buying Nidera NV, A Grains Trader

Chinese state-owned food giant COFCO Corp. is buying a 51 percent stake in Nidera NV, a major grains trader, possibly for better access to major …

China Worried About Its Dependence On Corn Imports

Chinese leaders are worried the world’s second-largest economy will come to depend on imports for corn, just as it does for soybeans.<p>“We cannot have …

Emerging Market Unease Could Upset Global Natural Resources: Goldman Sachs

Emerging market unease from countries with high deficits in early 2014 could have knock-on impacts on natural resource markets, according to Goldman …

Almost Half Of All Fresh Flowers In Europe Come From Kenya, And These Investors Want In

Agri-Vie, a sub-Saharan private equity fund investing in food and agribusiness, said this week that it has invested $5 million in Kariki Group, a …

Chinese 'Diaosi' May Have More Purchasing Power Than The Nation's Super-rich

China’s luxury shoppers may be curtailing their spending due to pressure from the government’s austerity measures, but don't fret, because the real …

PayPal President's Credit Card Stolen: Hackers Skimmed And Cloned Card To Make Fraudulent Transactions

PayPal President David Marcus tweeted on Monday that his credit card had been stolen and used for a “ton” of fraudulent transactions.<p>Even though the …

Brazil’s Record Harvest: Grains, Soybeans, And Cattle To See Interesting 2014

Brazil is bullish on its agriculture.<p>That’s the message on Tuesday from Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply, marking the …

Keystone XL Pipeline Loses Support From U.S. Customer Continental Resources

By Cezary Podkul<p>NEW YORK, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Continental Resources, one of the companies that has committed to ship crude on TransCanada Corp's proposed Keystone XL pipeline, now says the controversial pipeline is no longer needed.<p>Continental has signed on to ship some 35,000 barrels of its own oil …

America's Wealth Is Staggeringly Concentrated in the Northeast Corridor

WHOLE FOODS CEO: We're Facing More Competition Than Ever Before

And future outlook isn't great for the grocer.<p>Whole Foods CEO John Mackey blamed the slowdown on other retailers wisening up and offering healthier, organic food in record numbers.<p>"Food retailing is more competitive than ever and with the growing demand for fresh healthy foods, it seems like …

Steak to become a luxury item as food prices tipped to soar by as much as 6% in 2014

New report forecasts that food prices will rise above inflation next year and for the rest of the decade as growing global demand and climate change hit the industry<p>Food prices will rise faster than inflation next year and for the rest of the decade, forcing restaurant chains and caterers to cut …

J Crew effect on UK brands: hello, accessible luxury | Financial Times

There was much hoo-ha a few weeks ago about the London opening in Regent Street of American success story J Crew (left) and whether it would work in …

One chart Starbucks would really like you to see

For a long time now, global demand for commodities has been almost inextricably linked to Chinese industrial growth. Of course, now we’re told that China is slowly trying to rebalance its economy away from the industrial investment that drove its growth toward more domestic consumption. That’s an …

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