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What Different Countries Eat to Cure Hangovers

Drinking makes for awesome nights but terrible mornings. Why? Because alcohol evaporating from your body makes your throat feel forever in need of …

Alcohol

Slovenia Rules Out Bailout; Translation: "Slovenia Bailout Coming Right Up"

An official denial is in: Slovenia Rules Out Bailout. Here is my interpretation: "A bailout is already in the works, only the date of the …

Can Yo-Yo Ma Fix The Arts?

Describing himself as a "venture culturalist," Yo-Yo Ma has a musical appetite as wide as the world. He's fearless in the face of Bach, bluegrass or bossa nova, but Monday night he tried on yet another hat, delivering the Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy at Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy …

Is Herbalife A Pyramid Scheme?

Herbalife, a company that sells weight loss shakes, vitamins and other similar products, is worth billions of dollars. The company has been around for more than 30 years, and it's traded on the New York Stock Exchange.<p>Bill Ackman thinks the whole thing is a pyramid scheme.<p>Ackman manages a hedge …

Obama's Budget: What To Expect

The release of President Obama's proposed fiscal 2014 federal budget on Wednesday morning may seem a little anticlimactic. After all, we learned last week about its big news, the president's controversial idea of reducing Social Security payments to help reduce the deficit.<p>But even a budget that's …

Episode 450: Bitcoin Goes To The Moon

Since the start of the year, the Japanese yen has risen by about 12 percent against the dollar. The euro has fallen by about 1 percent.<p>Then there's bitcoin, a virtual currency that doesn't even exist in the physical world. In the past few months, the value of bitcoin has risen by more than 1,000 …