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What linguists say about Kevin Spacey's bizarre Southern accent on House of Cards

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A portrait of the takeover artist as a young man: Warren Buffett’s 1965 letter

2015-02-26T08:15:17.000Z<p>By: Stephen Foley<p>No doubt readers have set aside a few hours this coming Saturday to digest Warren Buffett’s annual letter to …

Investing

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How Good Is Japan Airlines' New First Class Product?

In late 2012, Japan Airlines began introducing a new first & business class product throughout their longhaul fleet. While it looked great, it wasn’t …

Here's what America would be like if the Nazis And Japanese had won WWII

Image: Businessinsider<p>Image: Businessinsider<p>Amazon's struggles with its Fresh grocery service show a huge liability for Prime (AMZN)<br>• HQ2 is making …

Amazon Studios

Origins of an Office Uprising

To sit or to stand? That is the question for a growing number of office workers, after a flurry of reports suggesting that remaining seated at a desk …

Harvard

The Blog Comment That Achieved an Internet Miracle

A nerd's attempt to engage feminists—made deep beneath an obscure blog post—spurred the debaters to recognize their mutual humanity.<p>Last month, an improbable Internet exchange inspired many who noticed it to reconsider what's possible when debating politics online. It began when MIT professor Scott …

Wall Street Doesn't Want You Unless You're a Robot

Want to work on Wall Street? Suit up, turn your spell check on, and leave your risk-taking, self-starter attitude home.<p>When finance industry …

Wall Street

Could You Pass the English Test on Japan’s National College Exam?

Students seeking to enroll in Japanese universities took the two-day national standardized test this weekend at 690 locations across the country. On the English section, the applicants were tested on their reading comprehension, grammar and listening skills. All questions were multiple-choice.<p>Could …

Dow Jones

How a Massachusetts man invented the global ice market

SO A GUY FROM Boston walks into a bar and offers to sell the owner a chunk of ice. To modern ears, that sounds like the opening line of a joke. But …

Predictions For 2015: There Will Be Blood

The photo above was published in April, 2013, when Google Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins announced the Glass Collective, which was …

The $1,200 Machine That Lets Anyone Make a Metal Gun at Home

When Cody Wilson revealed the world’s first fully 3-D printed gun last year, he showed that the “maker” movement has enabled anyone to create a …

Tokyo police figure Mt. Gox bitcoin heist was an inside job

It's been about ten months since the Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange turned out the lights, blaming hackers or a bug in the blockchain as reasons why 850,000 bitcoin it held had suddenly disappeared. Today the Japanese paper <i>Yomiuri Shinbun</i> (English) reports that Tokyo Police investigating the events have …

Gun Trouble

The rifle that today's infantry uses is little changed since the 1960s—and it is badly flawed. Military lives depend on these cheap composites of metal and plastic. So why can't the richest country in the world give its soldiers better ones?<p>One afternoon just a month and a half after the Battle of …

The end or to be continued? Top U.S. TV shows face uncertain fate in China

<b>Beijing (CNN) —</b> When it comes to access to their favorite shows, millions of Chinese fans of U.S. TV series find the plot thickening as 2014 draws to a close.<p>In late November, many found their entertainment lifeline cut off as authorities shut down two of the country's most popular file-sharing …

Leaked CIA documents show how to beat airport security like a spy

A Wikileaks gift for both holiday travelers and terrorists<p>WikiLeaks has published a pair of internal CIA documents briefing undercover agents on how to dupe security at airports. The two documents — both classified as "Secret/NOFORN" meaning not to be shared with allied security agencies — give …

Delta's cutback in capacity may lead to oligopoly

NEW YORK -- Lower oil prices are beginning to weigh on the global economy, however there are also positive effects. The lower prices are a strong …

Market Capitalization

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China Takes Nuclear Weapons Undersea Away From Prying Eyes

China is preparing to arm its stealthiest submarines with nuclear missiles that could reach the U.S., cloaking its arsenal with the invisibility …

Nike Reveals Recovered Emails, Texts In Lawsuit Against Former Designers

Using computer forensics, Nike says the three ex-designers who jumped ship to Adidas used their work computers to negotiate the switch.<p>The lawsuit between Nike and three designers–Marc Dolce, Mark Miner, and Denis Dekovic, who turned in their swoosh to start a hip new design studio for rival …

Corruption

A New Guide to Trading on Inside Tips Without Prison Time

A casual tip on the back nine seems safe.<p>A hot steer from someone who knows someone might be iffy.<p>And a profitable, …

The Wealth of Grumpy Cat

In defense of the monetization of uncommon cuteness.<p><i>Update: Ben Walsh at the</i> Huffington Post <i>reports that Tabatha Bundesen has denied the $100 million reported by the</i> Daily Express<i>. My colleague Megan Garber has more here.</i><p>Grumpy Cat is a fur bundle with a lovably cantankerous punim and a mouth like …

A Towering Memorial To All The Workers Who’ve Died For Our Soccer Entertainment

To ensure that the last scandal doesn’t get forgotten in the pre-tournament build-up, the 1week1project design firm has come up with a towering …

San Francisco

Korean Air Chairman’s Daughter Deplanes Crew Over Nuts

The daughter of Korean Air Lines Co. Chairman Cho Yang Ho ordered a plane back to the gate so she could remove a crew member who gave an incorrect …

Columbia law school allowing students to delay exams if traumatized by cop shootings

This really surprised me, especially because the Bob Scott I had as a professor at UVa 30 years ago was a hard ass among hard asses:<p>Columbia Law …

The Value of Miles and Points by Airline, Hotel Program

What is the value of miles and points by airline, hotel and credit card program? Miles used to be thought to be worth 2 cents. I think that …

The Tax That Dare Not Be Hiked

Gas prices are plunging, and the Highway Trust Fund is broke. After more than 20 years, why won't Congress just raise the fuel tax?<p>In theory, advocates of an infusion of spending to fix the nation's crumbling roads and bridges have found the perfect political moment.<p>Fuel prices are plunging to …

Meet the Man Making Japan an Oasis for Bitcoin Startups

The man who single-handedly made Japan an oasis for bitcoin entrepreneurs was holding court with political supporters. The price of admission: $83.75.<p>…

Crazy-looking jet would travel from NYC to L.A. in under 3 hours

The miracle of flight has grown stale. Our great grandparents may have been impressed by the ability to travel from New York to Los Angeles in five …