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Pope Francis' longtime friend opens up

<b>Quito, Ecuador (CNN) —</b> To the 1 billion Catholics in the world, Pope Francis is their Holy Father. But longtime friend and fellow Jesuit priest Hernan Paredes still calls him "Jorge."<p>And, the Pope, who's known for breaking with tradition, is fine with that.<p>Father Paredes has known Francis for 30 …

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7 Questions Mark Zuckerberg Must Answer On Facebook's Earnings Call Tonight

At the same time, Zuckerberg has begun to outline his vision for the future of Facebook, "unbundling the big blue app."<p>But high drama isn't the same as good business, and Zuckerberg ought to answer these questions on his call with Wall Street tonight:<p>There have been two big deals totaling a value …

Paying Off Student Loans Puts A Dent In Wallets, And The Economy

Weighing in at more than $1 trillion, student loan debt is now larger than total credit card debt. <i>Morning Edition</i> recently asked young adults about their biggest concerns, and more than two-thirds of respondents mentioned college debt. Many say they have put off marriage or buying a home because of …

Eating More Vegetables Can Almost Halve Your Risk of Dying

We’ve all been told to eat our vegetables, and even if we don’t like it, we know they’re good for us. But a new study shows just how good for our …

Why American dental insurance is so unspeakably awful

Chances are you’ve paid more in premiums than you’ll get back if you need serious work done. Where did we go wrong?<p>Terrance Heath<p>March 30, 2014 4:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Wendell Potter writes in a series of posts about the poor state of dental coverage, that millions …

Students At 'Work Colleges' Use Campus Jobs To Reduce Debt Before Graduation

But at seven "Work Colleges" around the country, students are required to work on campus as part of their studies — doing everything from landscaping, growing and cooking food to public relations and feeding farm animals — to pay off at least some of their tuition before they graduate.<p>The …

Why Ackman is right on Herbalife

As the battle between Herbalife and fund manager Bill Ackman plays out in the press, it was refreshing to see the Federal Trade Commission cut …

With Migration, Indigenous Languages Going Extinct

Latino<p>HOMESTEAD, FL - Her name is Spanish in origin, but for Juana Sales, a migrant farm-worker from the Guatemalan high lands, it hardly reflects her cultural identity.<p>Ten years ago, when Sales arrived in Homestead, an agricultural area in South Florida, she only spoke Mam – a Mayan language that …

Richard Branson's top 10 tips for success

<b>Richard Branson left school at the age of 16 and set up Student Magazine with one of his friends. He went on to start Virgin Records in the 1970s and is the founder of the Virgin Group. In the 1980s he formed Virgin Atlantic airline and the 1990s saw the arrival of Virgin Mobile and Virgin …

Wall Street's Take On Ukraine

News out of the region over the weekend has not been encouraging, and it's certainly not likely to be taken positively at the open on Monday by Russian stocks, bonds, and the ruble.<p>However, investors have largely already positioned for downside in Russia, for reasons unrelated to the latest …

Take a Step Back to Propel Your Career Forward

For my first real job after graduate school, I earned $26,000 a year as a full-time reporter. It wasn’t a handsome salary — in fact, I could barely live on it — but I <i>was</i> getting paid to write. That’s more than I can say about how I spend much of my time these days. For the launch of my first book,</i> …

Hundreds of Foods in U.S. Contain Hazardous Chemical: Report

U.S. news<p>Nearly 500 foods found on grocery store shelves in the United States, including many foods labeled as "healthy," contain a potentially hazardous industrial plastics chemical, according to a report issued Thursday by a health research and advocacy group.<p>Azodicarbonamide, also known as ADA, …

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The WhatsApp Story Challenges Some Of The Valley’s Conventional Wisdom

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Semil Shah works on product for Swell, is a</i> TechCrunch <i>columnist, and an investor. He blogs at Haywire, and you can follow him on Twitter at @semil</i><p>Silicon Valley and the tech world at large are filled with a variety of conventions. These conventions are now created, captured, and …

Natural Gas Has Been Getting Destroyed

One day after seeing their biggest fall in six years, natgas futures climbed down another 8%, signaling the imminent end of the February rally.<p>Contracts for April delivery fell about 7% to close under $5/mmBtu for the first time in more than a week.<p>Yesterday the National Weather Service's Global …

Why Google doesn’t care about hiring top college graduates

Google has spent years analyzing who succeeds at the company, which has moved away from a focus on GPAs, brand name schools, and interview brain teasers.<p>In a conversation with The New York Times’ Tom Friedman, Google’s head of people operations, Laszlo Bock, detailed what the company looks for. And …

More youths crossing U.S.-Mexico border alone

Unaccompanied teens and even children, many from Central America, often cross into Texas illegally in search of safety.<p>February 21, 2014|By Molly Hennessy-Fiske<p>U.S. Border Patrol officers meet near a border fence and security tower… (John Moore / Getty Images )<p>HARLINGEN, Texas — They come from …

Just say no to college! Why it’s the worst decision a young American can make

<b>John Belushi in "Animal House" (Universal)</b><p>For today’s grads, a job is no sure thing, but decades of debt may be. And don’t get me started on the “education”<p>Matt Saccaro<p>February 22, 2014 2:00pm (UTC)<p>Each autumn, millions of young Americans parade into colleges with cheap plastic furniture in tow, …

Biotech stocks give stock market a shot of life

New drugs, faster approval gets investors' attention in a market defined by uncertainty.<p>Investors looking for a shot of medicine for their portfolios are increasingly looking to biotech stocks.<p>Shares of biotech companies are up 9.3% this year, powered by a renaissance in science and regulations …

A step-by-step guide to profiting off a 3-cent hike on US postage stamps

<i>This is an updated version of an article first published on Sept. 26, 2013.</i><p>The US Postal Service (USPS) has made it official: Anybody who wants to turn a quick profit at its expense will have an opportunity to do so come January.<p>As of January 26 next year, it will hike the price of a first-class …

Ecuador: plenty to offer the high-end traveller | Financial Times

With snowy Christmas and New Year holidays at hand, has the luxury traveller ever thought of escaping to Ecuador for some well-deserved …

New evidence the MBA bubble is about to pop

About a year ago, I published a post titled, “There Are Officially Too Many MBA’s.” Hyperbolic, perhaps, but it’s undeniable that salaries for new MBAs have decreased since the recession, which suggests the market is glutted with business-school grads.<p>In a new poll reported in Businessweek<i>,</i> 44% of …

Relive the first tech bubble with Monopoly: The .com Edition

In November 2000, Hasbro released Monopoly: The .com Edition. The board game came just in time for Christmas—and the dot-com bubble bursting. By the end of that year, the Nasdaq had lost more than half its peak value.<p>Not to jinx the current boom in Silicon Valley, but now seemed like a good time to …

Obamacare Bars Illegal Immigrants—and Sticks Hospitals With the Bill

Reimbursements for urban hospitals that serve undocumented residents are about to shrink drastically—but their patients aren't going anywhere.<p>After the calamitous debut of Healthcare.gov, Obamacare enrollment is now rising steadily, offering much-needed good news about a program that has been …

Antibacterial Soaps May Pose Health Risks, FDA Says; Should They Be Banned?

There appears to be little or no evidence that antibacterial soaps and household products help prevent us from being exposed to germs, and they may even pose significant health risks, said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in a proposed rule change today.<p>The chemicals used in the …