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Pope Francis urges global leaders to end 'tyranny' of money

Pope Francis has attacked the “dictatorship” of the global financial system and warned that the “cult of money” was making life a misery for millions.<p>He said free-market capitalism had created a “tyranny” and that human beings were being judged purely by their ability to consume goods.<p>Money should …

Airlines bag $3.5 billion in luggage fees

Those fees passengers dole out to check a bag or change a flight proved a windfall for U.S. carriers last year, with airlines reaping a record amount from those extra charges.<p>U.S. airlines earned $3.5 billion in fees for checked luggage and another $2.6 billion in fees charged for changing a …

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The secret to a higher salary is to ask for nothing at all

Twenty years ago, I developed a powerful approach to negotiating that goes beyond “win-win.” It involves starting by offering the most and asking for the least. It works extremely well, but I was unable to explain why until I read Wharton professor Adam Grant’s excellent new book <i>Give and Take</i>.<p>Adam …

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Google Cares Less About SAT Scores And GPA Because They Have Better Hiring Data

Google, known for rigor in evaluating people, has devalued SAT scores and college GPA, which have long been critical tools for gauging potential.<p>Prasad Setty, Google's vice president for people analytics, told The New York Times that they've found that those numbers alone didn't lead to success at …

Bernie Sanders Targets 'Too Big To Jail' Banks In New Legislation

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is preparing to introduce legislation that would break up the notorious “too big to fail” banks, The Hill reported Wednesday.<p>“We have a situation now where Wall Street banks are not only too big to fail, they are too big to jail,” Sanders said. “That is unacceptable and …

Thailand and Muslim rebels to hold more talks

Thai authorities and Muslim rebels leaders have agreed to meet again next month after a meeting in Malaysia aimed at ending nearly one decade of violence that has killed thousands of people in southern Thailand.<p>Peace negotiators for the Thai government and Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) said in a …

Berlusconi offers coalition with centre-left

Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Friday he was ready to support a coalition government with centre-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani, but rejected another technocrat administration like the outgoing one led by Mario Monti.<p>"Our position has not changed, we expressed it with …

Kodak Instamatic camera turns 50

The revolutionary camera that made photography a snap was introduced in March 1963.<p>ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Eastman Kodak Co.'s revolutionary Instamatic camera, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this month, is defined by its name: easy to use, simply and smartly designed and ready for the fleeting …

Kansas Lawmakers Mulling Details Of Bill That Could Quarantine People With HIV/AIDS

The Kansas legislature is near making into law a bill that critics say could allow officials to quarantine and isolate people living with …