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China bans major shareholders from selling their stakes for next six months

China’s securities regulator took the drastic step of banning shareholders with stakes of more than 5% from selling shares for the next six months in a bid to halt a plunge in stock prices that is starting to roil global financial markets.<p>The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) said on …

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Johnny Winter, Guitar God, Dead At 70

The blues have lost another legend.<p>Blues legend and guitar god Johnny Winter died last night in a hotel in Zurich, Switzerland, midway through a globe-trotting tour. He was 70 years old.<p>Also a Grammy-winning producer, Winter, born in 1944 in Mississippi, took up music when he was just five years …

NHL free agency rumors: Grabovski to hit market, Vanek cuts down his list

Thomas Vanek and Mikhail Grabovski will both likely be on the move when free agency opens at noon on Tuesday.<p>The clock is ticking, and free agency is nearly here. We're within an hour of the noon start time, and the floodgates are opening up and more rumors are flying in as teams make last-ditch …

Analysts: New Amazon phone must reinvent shopping on smartphones

Amazon.com will announce tomorrow what many believe to be a new smartphone that’s built for shopping, online and offline.<p>“We’re going to see a smartphone optimized for shopping,” IDC analyst Ramon Llamas told VentureBeat in an interview. “If Amazon is good at one thing, it’s getting its members to …

How To Take An Incredible iPhone Photo In The Dark

Let's say you're in a dimly lit restaurant for your friend's birthday, and you want to capture the surprised look on her face as the cake arrives. As one does, you whip out your iPhone and snap a photo in the dark.<p>That's all very nice of you, but there's a problem. Yes, dear reader, your photo …

Vodafone puts out wide-ranging transparency report, hinting at secret surveillance programs

The British carrier group Vodafone(s vod) has issued its first Law Enforcement Disclosure Report, which it will update on an annual basis. This is …

9 Self-Assuring Affirmations For When You Need A Little Boost

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

It's Never Been Easier To Build This Little-Known Type Of Wealth

In most developed countries, the past decade has undoubtedly been the hardest time to build financial wealth since the Great Depression. Aspiring wealth builders have been hit with a cluster bomb of stagnating economic growth and wages, high unemployment, poor career advancement opportunities, …