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Modern conveniences found under traditional wraps.

Today’s homeowners have a variety of modern conveniences available to them when remodeling their kitchen. Most homeowners incorporate luxury …

Storage Ideas

‘It will be a total disaster’ if Marine Le Pen wins the French election, says France’s U.S. envoy

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p>Gérard Araud, France's highly regarded ambassador to the United States, didn't mince words when I asked him …

North Africa

We Have Virtual Reality. What’s Next is Straight Out of ‘The Matrix’

n 1999, The Matrix introduced your neighbor, your dad, and pretty much every hacky-sacking college kid in the country to the idea that the real world …

Roger Bootle: Leaving the EU is a 'Great Escape' for the economy

Bootle is managing director of economic research consultancy Capital Economics and known for his bullish stance on Brexit, describing himself as a "mega-optimist" with regards Britain's prospects after leaving the EU.<p>"The economy is not that bad, but pessimism sells better than optimism," he told …

The British economy soldiers on, but the chancellor acknowledges big risks ahead

BY TRADITION the chancellor of the exchequer may drink alcohol during the budget speech, the only time of the year when any minister may imbibe in …

Here's What Happened After an Airline Demanded a Passenger Pay $12 for a Blanket (It Was Chilling) | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>You're 66 years old.<p>You're flying from Las Vegas to Hawaii, where you hope it's going to be warm.<p>Currently, however, you're sitting on a plane and you're feeling cold.<p>These are the facts as …

Flying

Second Scottish Referendum In 2018 Not Ruled Out By Nicola Sturgeon

You might want to save the date.<p>Nicola Sturgeon has refused to rule out a second Scottish independence referendum in 2018.<p>Pressed on the timing of a …

Japan PM Abe's support dives in wake of school scandal: online poll | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Support for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has plunged after questions were raised in parliament about a murky land deal involving an elementary school to which his wife had ties, according to an online poll published on Wednesday.<p>Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attends the …

Japan

It's Official: Time Crystals Are a New State of Matter, And Now We Can Create Them

Peer-review has spoken.<p>Earlier this year, physicists had put together a blueprint for how to make and measure time crystals - a bizarre state of …

11 Hillside Homes That Feature a Balancing Act With Nature

These daring constructions illustrate that the added expense and effort of building at radical angles might just be worth it.

Pacific Ocean

Airbus took the wraps off its futuristic flying car, and it’s pretty insane

If you rolled your eyes and uttered a cynical “yeah, right” last year when you read about Airbus’s plan for a futuristic flying car, then you’ll be …

16 Stories That Will Expand Your Mind On International Women’s Day

From the women displaced by Colombia's drug war to the "Avon ladies" who sell contraception door-to-door in Pakistan, these are some of the women we're praising today.

Foreign Policy

May Warned of ‘Worst of All Worlds’ in U.K. Migration Crackdown

The U.K. government risks producing the “worst of all worlds” if it tries to tailor post-Brexit immigration rules for specific industries, according …

China Reduces Growth Forecast: What Does It Signal?

Julian Evans-Pritchard, China economist at Capital Economics, discusses China's growth forecast, the economy and the policies coming from the …

Help Wanted in Saudi Arabia: Savvy Investors

Yasir Alrumayyan has gotten the ear of some of the world’s most successful investors. In closed-door meetings with Blackstone Group LP co-founder …

Saudi Arabia

Trump Taj Mahal purchased by Hard Rock

The shuttered Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City has found a buyer.<p>The new owner will be a group of investors led by Hard Rock International, the company behind Hard Rock Cafe.<p>President Trump once operated the hotel, but financed the project with junk bonds and could not cover their payments. …

Taj Mahal

Fewer workers, higher wages: Japan Inc feels demographic pinch | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Ask the president of Japan’s largest daycare chain what his biggest headache is, and Kazuhiro Ogita doesn’t hesitate: workers and wage costs. Not enough of one, too much of the other.<p>A deliverer of Yamato Transport Co is seen under the company's logo at a business district in …

Japan

Citi Strategist Sees Global Markets Focused on France

Jonathan Stubbs, global equity strategist at Citigroup, and Troy Gayeski, senior portfolio manager at SkyBridge Capital, examine the French …

Pimco, BlackRock and Mobius's Predictions for China in 2017

Global investors may have to start paying attention to Chinese politics again.<p>While the country was a bastion of stability in the year of Brexit and …

China

Fastest-Growing Africa Economy Has Banks Lining Up

Lenders are lining up to set up businesses in Ethiopia, one of Africa’s fastest-growing and most under-banked economies. Now they need the government …

Africa

Economic diversification: A priority for action, now more than ever

The global economy is stagnating, and uncertainty about its future is rising. These trends weigh heavily on countries that depend on the production …

World Economy

In Europe, the north is doing well and the south is doing badly – Italy now poses a bigger threat to the eurozone than Greece

European politics may be all over the place, and will generate riveting stories throughout the summer. But European economics has received a lot less …

Global stocks rise following Trump's upbeat speech

TOKYO (AP) — Global stocks turned higher on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump delivered a relatively upbeat speech to the U.S. Congress. …

Stock Markets

Can Switzerland become the world's digital safe?

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Switzerland

The Ignored Lessons of the Financial Crisis

<i>"If I told you eight years ago that America would reverse the great recession, reboot the auto industry, and unleash the greatest stretch of job</i> …

Economics

Rio's carnival in full swing with elite samba school parades

Rio de Janeiro’s annual samba extravaganza got into full swing on Saturday in typical style.<p>Hundreds of thousands of people poured into the Brazilian city to watch elite schools compete on the second day of parades.<p>More than 70 samba schools are taking part in the five-day carnival.<p>Though the …

Kim Jong-nam death: poison dose so high he died in '15 to 20 minutes'

The dose of poison given to North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un’s half-brother was so high it killed him “within 15 to 20 minutes”, Malaysia’s health minister has said.<p>Kim Jong-nam died on 13 February at Kuala Lumpur airport from being poisoned with VX nerve agent, a banned chemical substance classified …

North Korea

Oscars 2017 : "La La Land" ne battra pas "Titanic" selon nos pronostics

Faites vos jeux, rien ne va plus. La nuit prochaine, à Los Angeles, se déroulera la cérémonie des Oscars - la 89e édition des prix de l'Académie …

Cinéma

JPMorgan: Cutting corporation tax is 'no silver bullet for a hard Brexit'

Both Prime Minister Theresa May and Chancellor Philip Hammond have suggested that Britain may lower corporate tax rates in a bid to retain business and attract more companies to Britain after it leaves the European Union.<p>But Allan Monks, an economist at JPMorgan, says in a note circulated to …