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Fed To Further Trim Monthly Asset Purchases To $65 Billion As Economic Growth Continues

During his final Federal Open Market Committee meeting as chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke and co continued on the path set in December, again cutting back asset purchases.<p>On Wednesday, the FOMC announced a $10 billion reduction in its bond-buying program to $65 billion a month. The …

Body image: how actors push their bodies to the limits

Matthew McConaughey<p>Before: 84kg (13st 3lb/185lb)<br>After: 61kg (9st 8lb/134lb)<p>McConaughey has already scooped a number of industry accolades for his role in Dallas Buyers Club, which he prepared for by consuming only Diet Coke, egg whites, chicken and the odd spoonful of tapioca. He has won both the …

El Bufadero en Invierno 3

Review: using Leica M lenses on the 36MP Sony A7r mirrorless camera

This review on using Leica M lenses on the Sony A7r 36mp camera is by Tom Grill (Web | Blog, click on images for larger view):<p>As a Leica owner, I was …

World's Largest Toy Car Collection

In a small building in Beirut, Lebanon sits the largest collection of toy cars in the world—that's over 30,000 model cars and 400 dioramas. On a recent trip to the region, we stopped by and spoke with owner and collector Billy Karam. He walked us through his incredibly numerous possessions, and …

Google ordered to pay as much as $1 billion to patent troll Vringo

A patent troll just scored a huge win against Google.<p>After finding Google guilty of using protected intellectual property in its AdWords advertising platform in 2012, U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson has now awarded the plaintiff, Vringo, a 1.36 percent running royalty on Google’s U.S.-based …