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Oregon's Wizard Island Is Shrouded In Ancient Mystery

Call us muggles, but we've never seen an island so magical.<p>Wizard Island is actually an ancient volcanic cinder cone in Crater Lake, Oregon. The floating wonderland -- which sits in the deepest lake in the United States -- was once the site of elaborate Klamath Indian rituals.<p>Now, it's an eerily …

Google should not erase the web’s memory | Financial Times

Perhaps the European Court of Justice wants to equal the US Supreme Court in a display of poor judgment. That might explain why it ruled this week …

Privacy

ANALYST: One Key Thing Will Force Members Of Congress To Rethink Their Positions

Congressional approval ratings are at all-time lows. And this week, amid a government shutdown that sent hundreds of thousands of federal workers home without pay, Americans' confidence in the economy collapsed.<p>According to a CBS News poll released earlier this week, 44% of voters blame Republicans …

GOLDMAN: If The Debt Ceiling Isn't Raised And The Treasury Runs Out Of Cash, Then Say Goodbye To 4.2% Of GDP*

The government shutdown is the result of Congress' failure to make a budget deal.<p>However, the shutdown has taken attention away from a much bigger policy risk: the impending debt ceiling, which is when the U.S. Treasury is no longer able to borrow money by issuing debt.<p>Economists as well as …

Obama to Republicans: Reopen the government

President Obama urged congressional Republicans on Tuesday to reopen the government, saying the longer the shutdown continues, the greater the damage to the economy.<p>"More families will be hurt — more businesses will be harmed," Obama said after meeting with supporters about the program at the heart …

A fast and furious end to the MBA programme | Financial Times

The end of the MBA has typified the pace, the enthusiasm and the requirements of energy that have been asked of us all year.<p>From Saturday the 10th of …

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Russians Consider Boosting Divorce Tax, Citing 'Moral And Demographic Decline'

In the United States, we’re all familiar with the so-called “marriage penalty” – but what about the divorce tax?<p>Russia is considering upping the tax on splitting up to 30,000 rubles ($941 US) from the current rate of 400 rubles ($13 US). The increase of nearly 7500% has two goals: raising revenue …

Occupy movement marks second Wall Street anniversary in low-key style

It has been two years since a band of protesters first pitched their tents in lower Manhattan, sparking the movement against corporate greed now known as Occupy Wall Street.<p>On Tuesday morning, about 100 Occupiers returned to the small granite plaza, near the New York Stock Exchange, which once …

JP Morgan chief announces shake-up and warns of further 'legal issues'

JP Morgan chief executive Jamie Dimon has announced a shake-up of the bank as he warned of further “regulatory issues” in the near future.<p>In a memo to employees, Mr Dimon wrote he is devoting “unprecedented” resources to improve its businesses and the legal training of staff.<p>“Never before have we …

Thirteen killed in US Navy base shooting

Thirteen people, including one gunman, have died after a shooting spree at the US Navy Yard in Washington, officials have said.<p>Police were searching the Navy complex to track down the gunmen involved in the attack on Monday morning.<p>The Washington police chief, Cathy Lanier, said one shooter had …

Syria crisis: Tense US-Russia talks on chemicals deal

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1010000/1010232_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524628461_87b6ce83faf2cdfd04d4171ae0337dc8<p><b>The Russian and US foreign ministers have begun crucial talks in Geneva on a plan to place Syria's chemical weapons under international control.</b><p>Sergei …

Investing In Japan's Economic Resurgence Using ETFs

Aided by a series of economic stimulus measures introduced by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe following the December 2012 elections, Japan is finally emerging from its decades-long malaise. Among the measures – collectively dubbed ‘Abenomics’ – are a series of easy-money policies to encourage consumer …

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Sears Ignores The Invisible Band

By Jonathan Haidt and David Sloan Wilson<p>Imagine that a major league basketball team is bought by a hedge fund manager who is a firm believer in the value of competition. Not just competition <i>across</i> teams, but competition <i>within</i> teams. He implements a radical new policy: each player’s salary is …

Travel Industry Lures Runners with 'Sightrunning' Tours

On-the-run tours now available on six continents.<p>Amy Affelt was at a tightly scheduled conference in Washington, D.C., when she decided that she wanted to see the sights. But she had to do it early in the morning, before her meetings reconvened at 7:30 a.m.<p>So Affelt, who is from Chicago, toured the …

Travel Industry

Syria crisis: US says to 'look at' Russian proposal - as it happened

Summary<p>Here's a summary of where things stand:<p><b>• President Obama is about to launch a saturation campaign of six telecasts to make the case for US military action on Syria.</b> The president spoke one-on-one with these six journalists. We will cover the interviews and reactions in a new live blog we're …