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Banks beat retreat from sanction-hit Russia

Barclays and RBS cut loans, while Standard Chartered closed its office last year<p>Standard Chartered closed its Moscow office and Barclays cut loans to Russia by £1.3bn, as British banks beat a retreat from the sanctions-hit country last year, it has emerged.<p>Royal Bank of Scotland and HSBC also put …

Detroit Considers New Blight Law, Tries To Figure Out Difference Between Murals and Graffiti - ANIMAL

Graffiti writers love Detroit. With its industrial ruins, abandoned buildings, and decaying structures, it’s a magnet for urban art and exploration. …

Streetwear

Global stocks fall on mixed data; oil rebounds | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks closed lower on the last trading day of February after mixed U.S. economic data on a day when European stocks hit records and oil prices rebounded for their first monthly gain since June.<p>Traders work at their screens in front of the German share price index DAX …

Stock Markets
Hedge Funds

Yutaka Katayama, "Father of the Datsun Z," Dead at 105

Yutaka Katayama, the former president of what’s now Nissan Motor Co.’s U.S. branch, has died at the age of 105, the <i>Associated Press</i> reports. “Mr. K,” as he was known to company insiders and Datsun and Nissan fans, established the Z line of sports cars that guaranteed the racing and sales success of …

Nissan

Hawaii's Most Epic And Illegal Hike May Be Gone Forever

Remember that strikingly stunning and famously illegal hike in Hawaii that gave you the chance to view paradise from the heavens?<p>To refresh your memory, here was what it looked like:<p>Well, thanks to a powerful storm, it's gone. Possibly forever. And we're heartbroken.<p>The Stairway to Heaven, Hawaii's …

Hiking

6 Warm, Fresh-Baked Breads That Steal The Spotlight

These warm, fresh-baked breads and biscuits make a delicious addition to any meal -- don't be surprised if they upstage everything else on the table!<p><b>1. Rosemary Focaccia</b><p>Expecting company? Focaccia is a flavorful and easy-to-make Italian flat bread that feeds a crowd. This classic version is topped …

Breakfast

Manchester United fans must stop pining for Sir Alex Ferguson's champagne football - that era is over

Gary Neville: It is time for supporters and pundits like me to accept that Louis van Gaal is a different breed of coach and let go of the past<p>The time has come for <b>Manchester United</b> fans – me included – to let go of the Sir Alex Ferguson reign and stop judging this new era by former glories. The …

Swansea City v Manchester United: five things we learnt

Louis van Gaal simply has not progressed his side since the opening day defeat to Swansea - and four other lessons from the Liberty Stadium<p><b>United haven’t progressed since the opening day</b><br>On the opening day of the season United lost 2-1 to Swansea. <b>On Saturday</b>, the 26th round of the Premier League,</b> …

How Did Long-Necked Dinosaurs Drink Without Getting Dizzy?

Extremely tall animals such as the giraffe may offer clues.<p>Many of us have gotten dizzy when we stand up too fast—and we don't even have to go that far. Imagine if you had to lower and raise your head several stories every time you wanted a drink of water.<p>Our Weird Animal Question of the Week comes …

As the Purse Strings Tighten, Old Wounds Open In Athens and Berlin

The latest twist in the saga of Greece's indebtedness has resurfaced historic tensions.<p>In the wake of an unexpected election in Greece, old tensions between Berlin and Athens have flared up, a reminder of the stark differences between these two poles of Europe. (Read "Two Cities, Two Europes" in …

Drake Shares New, Intimate Short Film, Jungle

Drake has shared a short film titled <i>Jungle</i> on his website, which features his own intimate commentary about fame, lifestyle, and life in general. It begins with a long, dark car ride to an overlook of Los Angeles and proceeds from there. Featuring a score from frequent collaborator Noah "40" …

New Singles

11 Soup Recipes to Keep You Warm and Kick the Winter Blues

Winter can be a depressing time, especially if we aren’t spending it at the ski resort. Bitter cold and a lack of daylight can really get you down in …

Recipes

Narrative Unveils the Second Version of Its Wearable Lifelogging Camera

Narrative has just announced the second generation of its wearable lifelogging camera, and the new model features wireless connectivity and a better …

Wearable Tech

Animal photos of the year 2014: Part 2 - Telegraph

Ornithology

The Most Amazing Science And Technology Images Of The Year

We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure<p>Each week at <i>Popular Science</i>, the staff scours the web for the most amazing images from the realms of science and technology. We liked this year's weekly gallery images so much that we compiled our favorite visualizations, …

Debris possibly linked to missing AirAsia jet spotted

A massive hunt for the 162 victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 resumed in the Java Sea on Wednesday, with six bodies, including a flight attendant identified by her trademark red uniform, recovered. But wind, strong currents and high surf hampered recovery efforts as distraught family members anxiously …

Change the hectic festive fixture schedule before someone gets seriously injured, urges Wayne Rooney

Manchester United captain fears it could take a major injury to a player to prompt a review of the current, intensive programme of games<p><b>Wayne Rooney</b> believes that it is time to change the gruelling holiday fixture schedule but he fears it could take a serious injury to a player to prompt a review …

Brendan Rodgers says Liverpool are back to their best

Rodgers believes he has found tactical masterplan and restored attacking brilliance of last season<p>Brendan Rodgers, the Liverpool manager, felt his team ended the year resembling the side that thrilled the Premier League at the start of 2014.<p>Liverpool were back to their attacking best in the 4-1 win …

Soccer

Plant Identifier: Apps to ID Leaves and Flowers

If you are like me, you are probably pretty good at the parlor game of identifying certain plants: the flowers your grandmother grew in her garden, …

Field Guide: Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree

Fiddle Leaf Fig, <i>Ficus lyrata:</i> “Fiddler Under the Roof”<p>Fiddle leaf fig plants have little to do with fiddles–or figs, for that matter. Unlike their …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Android Phone Could Do

Whether you're rocking the latest Android device from Samsung, HTC, or LG, these tips will help you get the most out of your phone or tablet. RELATED: 10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do<p><b>1. Send That Unwanted Call Straight to Voicemail</b>We've all got a few people we'd rather not talk to. …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Microwave Could Do

It goes way beyond just heating up your food.<p><b>1. Give your plants a boost</b>Sterilize soil for growing seedlings by heating it up in the microwave first. Colorado State University horticulturist Laura Pottorff suggests filling plastic containers with a thin layer of soil and microwaving them for 90 …

A Tree Fell in a Blogger's Backyard, So She Turned It Into Wall Art

When life hands you branches, make something beautiful.<p><i>Upcycled Treasures</i><p><i>We're big fans of hometalk, the social network for home and garden lovers, so we're excited to share one of our favorite posts today. Check out the amazing reveal and make sure to check out the site for more great</i> …

15 Easy Ways To Get Your Home Ready To Sell

You may <i>think</i> you know the basics when it comes to getting your home ready to sell: remove any clutter or personal effects, fix what’s broken, and stage your rooms. But buyers are a fickle lot, and they can fall in — or out — of love with a home for any number of reasons, some so subtle that the …

5 Floral Design Trends To Watch Out For In 2015

The top trends for 2015.<p>We asked Marie Ackerman, Teleflora's Vice President of Education, to predict the top floral trends for 2015. Get a head start in the new year by trying out one of these ideas.

On a roll, US economy poised to propel global growth in 2015 as other nations struggle

The United States is back, and ready to drive global growth in 2015.<p>After long struggling to claw its way out of the Great Recession, the world's biggest economy is on an extended win streak that is edging it closer to full health. But the new year doesn't look quite so bright in other major …