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Hot Bird! Mexican Fried Chicken Recipe

Hot Bird! Mexican Fried Chicken Recipe from Food Republic• 3/4 cup Mexican or other honey, plus more for drizzling<br>• 3 tablespoons cider vinegar<br>• 2 large …

Korean Tiger Moms Scrimp for Tutors in Blow to Spending: Economy

Housewife Ahn Jee Eun began looking for a job to supplement her husband’s income after the cost of sending her twin three-year-old daughters to …

Are Today's App Companies Amusing Us to Death or Building the Future?

Cutting through the hype of Internet Week to find out: Is there a real idea here?<p>Reuters<p>The national conversation of late has revolved around a trio of Washington scandals, a weather disaster, and the seesaw views in financial markets about whether crisis looms. Yet for all their prominence, none …

How We Pay Taxes, in 14 Charts

Where do our tax dollars come from? Where do they go? Who pays how much? How has it changed over time?<p>Sorry, but we love taxes at <i>The Atlantic</i>. Actually, we're not sorry. Taxes represent perhaps the clearest illustration of American values; the relationship of citizens to their government; and the …

Thatcher: "No! No! No!"

Contacts and commitment

VENTURE capital is hard to come by in India. But contacts are an even more important currency. “Business is extremely personal here,” says Shailesh …

China Turns Graveyard From Goldmine Hurting Ship Makers: Freight

For shipbuilders such as STX Group, China was once a goldmine. Now it’s a graveyard.<p>China’s lower appetite for commodities undermined the group’s …

Seven Rules for Managing Creative-But-Difficult People

Moody, erratic, eccentric, and arrogant? Perhaps — but you can’t just get rid of them. In fact, unless you learn to get the best out of your creative employees, you will sooner or later end up filing for bankruptcy. Conversely, if you just hire and promote people who are friendly and easy to …

Are Guidebooks Dead? Not Yet!

March was a bad month for travel guidebooks. First the BBC sold the venerable Lonely Planet brand to NC2 Media, an obscure digital distribution company backed by former tobacco tycoon Brad Kelley. Then, in a one-two punch, Google discontinued the print editions of Frommer's guidebooks. Is that it? …

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Europe's Carbon Emissions Market Is Crashing

Carbon markets were supposed to help the world fight climate change by making fossil fuels more expensive, thereby curbing the burning of coal, oil, …

Supreme Court rules drunkenness is not a defence for arson

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that accused people cannot claim drunkenness as a defence to crimes such as arson, assault and other offences typically associated with drinking, unless they are drunk to the point of automatism.<p>The ruling came in a case involving a jealous ex-boyfriend who got …

Global forest-protection plan depends on carbon credits

The forests of Kahuzi-Biega Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have been pillaged for timber, minerals and wild game. But thanks to an ambitious environmental proposal, their most valuable resource may be the carbon in the trees.<p>The project, called REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from …

Still not working

ON APRIL 5th 2012 the pitched political battles in Washington, DC, briefly paused as Barack Obama signed a law endorsed by both Republicans and …

Can India become a great power?

NOBODY doubts that China has joined the ranks of the great powers: the idea of a G2 with America is mooted, albeit prematurely. India is often spoken …

An unusual good news inflation story

Consumer spending has been surprisingly resilient in the face of a sharp rise in taxes and, more recently, higher petrol prices. It rose 0.3% (after …

Tesla Drops as Analysts Question Financing Offer

Tesla Motors Inc., the maker of electric cars led by billionaire Elon Musk, declined the most in more than a month after analysts questioned whether …

Argentina ‘Greek Tragedy’ Nears End as Debt Ruling Looms

Argentina may learn at any time whether a U.S. appeals court will rule that it must pay $1.4 billion to holders of its defaulted debt, something the …

Drunk Math: Why Tax Breaks for Craft Brewers Make No Sense

The much-loved industry wants a break on its IRS tab, but it's growing just fine as is.<p>(Reuters)<p>Craft brewers are a lovable lot. They're small business owners, who by the rules of our political discourse are the most hallowed Americans other than high school quarterbacks and marine infantrymen. And …

Why the Euro Is Doomed in 4 Steps

It's the gold standard minus the shiny rocks<p>(Reuters)<p>We're going to need a bigger acronym.<p>In the beginning, it was just the "Greek debt crisis". Then markets realized Portugal, Ireland, Italy, and Spain were in bad shape too, and the PIIGS (or GIIPS) were born. But now Cyprus and Slovenia have run …

Why Abundant Oil Hasn't Cut Gasoline Prices

For the first time since 1995, the U.S. will likely produce more oil than it imports. That’s great for the country’s trade balance, but the benefits …

The Myth of the Healthy Wrap

There are so many things you can do with a wrap. Just ask McDonald’s, which offers Angus Bacon & Cheese Snack Wraps, Angus Deluxe Snack Wraps, Angus …