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How Trade Deals Boost the Top 1% and Bust the Rest

Suppose that by enacting a particular law we'd increase the U.S. Gross Domestic Product. But almost all that growth would go to the richest 1 percent.<p>The rest of us could buy some products cheaper than before. But those gains would be offset by losses of jobs and wages.<p>This is pretty much what …

Hyundai Motor's record $10 billion bid for trophy property alarms investors

SEOUL (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor Group will pay a record $10 billion for the site of its new headquarters in Seoul’s high-end Gangnam district, out-bidding Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) and sparking investor concerns that it is wasting cash on a trophy property.<p>A visitor walks past a …

35 Places You Need To Visit In France

Provence is famous for its fragrant lavender fields. Shutterstock France was recently named the most-visited country in the world with over 84 million visitors in 2013 — and for good reason.<p>Millions of people go to France each year to stroll along the quays of Paris, lie on the gorgeous beaches of …

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How Business Leaders Turned Into Vampires

How did America—a country dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal—become one of the most unequal countries on the planet? Why do the nation’s leaders now spend so much of their time feeding at the trough and getting ever more for themselves? Why has public-mindedness in our …

World's best bookstores from London to Los Angeles | CNN Travel

Midnight in Paris on Wheels

Imagine this: A young man and the love of his life are chauffeured around the streets of Paris in the backseat of a vintage car. The beautiful woman holds a delicate red rose in her hands, and the two of them sip champagne as they drive by the Eiffel tower lit up against the night sky. The two …

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The Island Of Oahu Like You've Never Seen Before

The Hawaiian island of Oahu is known as The Gathering Place, and rightly so. Out of the eight islands, it is Oahu that holds more than 70 percent of the state's entire population. Adding to that, more than 2 million tourists visit the island every year.<p>But, beyond the bustling shores of Waikiki …

Which Hawaiian Island Is for Me?

Each Hawaiian island offers something unique to travelers. There is an island for all: lovers, adventurers, beach dwellers and city seekers. Six distinct islands are open to tourists to visit, the main four being Oahu, the Big Island, Kauai and Maui. Lanai and Molokai are smaller, but still worth …

The Most Beautiful Libraries in the World (PHOTOS)

The ingeniously simple concept for the library at Tokyo's Musashino Art University speaks volumes: it's made entirely of wood bookshelves, with a glass exterior.<p>Inside, architect Sou Fujimoto's spiral-shaped design naturally spurs the visitor onward and features light-filled, comfortable corners …

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England Photos

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>See photos of England (including Stonehenge, Hadrian's Wall, Tower Bridge, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

Tour Montparnasse Has A Better View Than The Eiffel Tower... Because It's A View Of The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower observation deck sees a horde of almost seven million tourists every year. Wait times average two hours (for the <i>first</i> elevator), and it's not uncommon to kill a whole day just trying to snag a view of Paris from above.<p>So why has nobody told us there is a BETTER view two miles away, …

The 35 Best Restaurants In London

We've come up with this ultimate list of the best restaurants in London. To create it, we looked at notable restaurant rankings compiled by food critics, diners, and experts, and gave each restaurant a numerical rating based on our own formula.<p>The rankings we used were the National Restaurant …

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NFL Concussion Lawsuit Settlement Agreement Stalled By Judicial Intervention

It has been 4 months since the NFL and thousands of retired NFL players purportedly resolved pending concussion litigation in the form of a $765 million settlement labeled “historic” by the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee attached to the multi-district litigation. Numerous new lawsuits have been …

Male bosses' bonuses are double those of female colleagues in identical jobs

Male bosses are being paid bonuses double the size of those given to female colleagues in identical jobs – a disparity that means men enjoy salary top-ups of £141,500 more than women over the course of a working lifetime.<p>The figures, released today by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), …

Investigation At Bloomberg Finds A Don't Ask, Don't Tell Newsroom Culture

The news that some reporters at Bloomberg News used access to the company’s clients’ data in their reporting put the financial news giant under a microscope earlier this year. But was it the isolated and relatively harmless actions of a few or evidence of systemic rot?<p>A three-month review of the …

Will The Charges Against JPMorgan's Former Traders Help Reform Wall Street?

The federal government charged two former JPMorgan Chase employees, Javier Martin-Artajo and Julien Grout, for their involvement in a multi-billion dollar loss at the bank last year. Prosecutors accused the two men of conspiring to falsify books and records, falsifying filings made with the …

BHP Billiton faces US anti-corruption action over Beijing Olympics sponsorship

US authorities have warned BHP Billiton, the world's largest miner, it could face action over potential breaches of anti-corruption laws related to terminated exploration activities and its sponsorship of the Beijing Olympics.<p>BHP said on Friday that the US Securities and Exchange Commission and …