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Best Trips 2013

Got wanderlust? We’ve got your ticket. The National Geographic Traveler editors present the new year's 20 must-see places.

Republicans fall quiet in face of Obama deficit success

Rachel Maddow reports on the newly revised projections for the budget deficit showing the fastest deficit reduction under the Obama administration since World War II, and points out that the deficit was a top priority of Republicans in the 2012 election so we can surely expect them to praise the …

Phil Jackson book: MJ over Kobe

Phil Jackson always has been hesitant to compare Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Until now.<p>In his new book, co-written with Hugh Delehanty and …

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Boom and gloom

STOCKMARKETS around the world have been stimulated by ultra-loose monetary policy. The response of property markets—the biggest asset class of …

An Interview With The Most Powerful Woman In Health Care

Judy Faulkner might not be a household name yet, but in the health care industry, she’s simply known as Judy. She is the founder and chief executive officer of Epic Systems, a privately-held $1.5 billion (2012 revenue) company that sells electronic health records—a position that makes her one of …

We’re living in an Ayn Rand economy

<b>U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) (Reuters/Shannon Stapleton)</b><p>Over the past 20 years, corporate profits have quadrupled while the corporate tax rate has dropped by half<p>Paul Buchheit<p>May 18, 2013 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Ayn Rand's novel "Atlas Shrugged" fantasizes a …

Student loan loads block home, car purchases

Should college students get a re-do on their student loan debt? Maybe be offered a way to refinance high-price private college debt to a lower rate? What about some options for cleaning up a credit history after running into trouble with college debt?<p>The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau …

New App Lets You Boycott Koch Brothers, Monsanto And More By Scanning Your Shopping Cart

In her keynote speech at last year’s annual Netroots Nation gathering, Darcy Burner pitched a seemingly simple idea to the thousands of bloggers and web developers in the audience. The former Microsoft programmer and congressional candidate proposed a smartphone app allowing shoppers to swipe …

Secrets Revealed: Corruption, Money and Power In Washington

Money in politics corruption is universally reviled by the American public. It blocks progress on most issues, squanders billions of dollars from philanthropists and stymies the most skillful public interest advocates. It even drives issues like the sizzling IRS scandal, though you wouldn't know it …

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FORTUNE — There’s a new number three.<p>Microsoft’s (MSFT) Windows Phone operating system has overtaken BlackBerry (BBRY) for the first time, according to researcher IDC. The firm released its quarterly report on the smartphone market, showing that during the first quarter of 2013, Windows devices …