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Obama administration suspends efforts to win approval for the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Administration officials also said Obama would try to explain the situation to leaders of the 11 other countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership pact next week when he attends a regional summit in Peru.<p>Obama's cabinet secretaries and the U.S. Trade Representative's office had been lobbying …

This is what work-life balance looks like at a company with 100% retention of moms

When Phil Graves, a father of three young girls, worked for Deloitte, his days looked a lot like those of many working professionals. He left before the kids were up to commute to work in San Francisco. He raced through his day, and dashed home to make the bedtime crush: bath, bedtime stories, a …

IMF urges governments to tackle record global debt of $152tn

The debt level is more than twice the size of the global economy and unprecedented as a proportion of GDP, the Fund says<p>The International Monetary Fund has urged governments to take action to tackle a record $152tn debt mountain before it triggers a fresh global financial and economic …

China's yuan is joining the IMF's elite group of reserve currencies

From tomorrow, the yuan, also known as the renminbi, will become the fifth member of the IMF's prestigious Special Drawing Rights (SDR) basket of currencies, alongside the US dollar, euro, Japanese yen and British pound.<p>Analysts say it marks the beginning of a new era for the yuan, paving the way …

Iran is changing the way it sells oil and gas

But the news was decidedly positive from one critical corner of the oil and gas world.<p><b>Iran.</b><p>But the biggest news came from Iran's parliament. Which said it has finally agreed on a long-awaited new model for foreign petroleum contracts in the country.<p>The oil and gas world has been eagerly awaiting …

Six Things You Should Know About How Your Brain Learns

Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know …

The 'Google Brain' is a real thing but very few people have seen it

Naturally, tech giant Google is smack dab in the middle of this trend.<p>Just like the move to mobile gave rise to companies like Uber and Snapchat, Google's chairman Eric Schmidt believes that machine learning will underpin the next crop of game-changing successful companies.<p>Google has built a team …

What Brexit means for international development

The key risks to international development post-Brexit

Retailers scramble as shipper bankruptcy puts goods in limbo

NEW YORK (AP) — Some major retailers are scrambling to work out contingency plans to get their merchandise to stores as the bankruptcy of the Hanjin …

Obama administration denies secret loopholes in Iran nuclear agreement

A Washington thinktank report claims a joint commission in Vienna deal allowed Iran to keep more than the agreed upon enriched uranium<p>The Obama administration has insisted that the terms of a nuclear agreement signed last year with Iran were being upheld after a Washington think tank alleged that …

Magnetic Monopoles: The Hunt For Magnetism’s Elementary Particle Begins

Magnets, for reasons we still do not understand, seem to exist only in the form of dipoles — ones with a north and a south end. Break a bar of magnet …

The Bizarre Patent History Behind The Apple v. Samsung Battle

How much does Samsung owe Apple for copying a few icons? The legal reasoning involves a century of absurdity.<p>In 2015, Apple’s long-standing claim that Samsung infringed some of its design patents was upheld by an intermediate appeals court. But the feud wasn’t over yet: Samsung still appealed the …

ECB negative rates at limit, should focus on asset buys, IMF economists say

LONDON (Reuters) - Economists from the International Monetary Fund have urged the European Central Bank to concentrate on asset purchases rather than cutting its already negative interest rates again, if it needs to stimulate the euro zone economy again.<p>European Central Bank headquarters are …

Brain-eating amoeba found at unusually high levels at water park

<b>(CNN) —</b> Levels of the brain-eating amoeba Naegleria fowleri, which killed an Ohio teen, were unusually high in water samples taken from the U.S. National Whitewater Center and were probably caused by the failure of the water sanitation system, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

This is America's favorite fast food restaurant

When it comes to America's favorite fast food, chicken reigns supreme.<p>Chick-fil-A is the highest ranking fast food restaurant in the country for customer satisfaction, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index Restaurant Report 2016 released Tuesday.<p>The Georgia-based chicken chain took …

Food

CV of failures: Princeton professor publishes résumé of his career lows

Johannes Haushofer bravely posts document listing degree programs he did not get in to and academic positions he did not get<p>A professor at Princeton University has published a CV listing his career failures on Twitter, in an attempt to “balance the record” and encourage others to keep trying in the …

Princeton University

Astronomers have discovered the first star with an almost pure-oxygen atmosphere

Shutterstock<p>Scientists have identified a new kind of star that up until this point had only been considered hypothetically: an ancient sun that has …

Death by overwork on rise among Japan's vulnerable workers

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is witnessing a record number of compensation claims related to death from overwork, or “karoshi”, a phenomenon previously associated with the long-suffering “salary man” that is increasingly afflicting young and female employees.<p>Labor demand, with 1.28 jobs per applicant, …

Sorry, but you can’t blame your children’s genes | Oliver James

From intelligence to mental health, nurture is the crucial influence on human development<p>Are poor people poor because of inferior genes? This notion is especially popular with members of the ruling elite, who like to think their position is the result of genetic superiority rather than the fact …

Mental Disorders

Russia presses air blitz in Syria to dictate peace terms

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow joined the fight in Syria to return to relevance in international diplomacy. It has succeeded by anyone's measure — and Russia hopes to use its air power to dictate the terms of a cease-fire and prospective peace talks.<p>Russian warplanes have helped the Syrian army make broad …

As U.S. pressure mounts, China talks up prospect of N. Korea sanctions that ‘bite’

By Simon Denyer<p>Simon Denyer<p>Tokyo bureau chief covering Japan, North Korea and South Korea.<p>Email Bio Follow<p>BEIJING — The threat of an American missile defense system being stationed in South Korea appears to have concentrated minds in Beijing on how to punish Pyongyang.<p>China now seems ready to …

North Korea

This analyst believes fears over a full-blown emerging market debt crisis are 'mostly' overblown

To some, the fears are simply part three of the global financial crisis, following the initial implosion of the US mortgage market in 2008/09 and, following soon after, the European debt crisis of 2011/12.<p>While others are fretting, Julian Jessop, chief global economist at Capital Economics, …

Oil prices are being driven down by debt

In a post on Monday, Mark Dow at Behavioral Macro outlined the simple, but elegant and persuasive theory about why oil prices have been driven so low and why they remain there today.<p>Quite simply it is about how oil companies were financed.<p>Here's Dow (emphasis mine):<p>But on [the subject of oil] we …

Climate change will be an economic disaster for rich and poor, new study says

The argument against addressing climate change always has been fundamentally an economic one: We can't afford the needed disruptions to our fossil fuel-driven society.<p>Now a trio of researchers at UC Berkeley and Stanford have come to the opposite conclusion. In a paper just published in Nature, …

Russia’s New Mega-Missile Stuns the Globe

On Oct. 7, Russian warships in the Caspian Sea fired 26 high-tech cruise missiles at rebel targets in Syria—a staggering 1,000 miles away.<p>The …

War

5 cases to watch as Supreme Court term begins

Judges may take up cases on abortion and immigration.<p>After a year in which liberals scored impressive, high-profile Supreme Court victories, conservatives could be in line for wins on some of this term's most contentious issues, as the justices consider cases that could gut public sector labor …

University of California

NASA Releases Apollo Moon Mission Photos: Pictures

70 Years Since the Dropping of the Atomic Bomb on Japan

Hiroshima