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Negative rates seen reducing Japan big banks' profits by $2.96 billion: Nikkei

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s financial watchdog estimates that negative interest rates under the Bank of Japan’s monetary easing policy will reduce profits for the country’s three big banks by at least 300 billion yen ($2.96 billion) for the year through March 2017, the Nikkei business daily reported …

Interest Rates

​Women and Weed: The Re-Emergence of Female Cannabis Culture

Men have completely dominated weed culture for years, but thanks to the internet and changing legislation, women are finally taking centre stage.<p>Having spent a large amount of my youth at a Church of England all girls' school, I had decided drugs were evil. Take one toke on a spliff and it would be …

'One ISIS attack every 84 hours' spurs dread and anger in Europe

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the past week I have seen flowers and candles carpeting a street in Munich, the tranquility of a small Bavarian town shattered by a suicide bomb and a small church in suburban France sealed off after its octogenarian priest had his throat cut.<p>Before these horrific events, there was a …

Top Ten Foods for Building Muscle

Nutrition Articles<p>Top Ten Foods for Building Muscle<p>These are ten foods to include in your diet because they have a superior effect on protein …

Nutrition

One More Thing Money Can Buy: A Clean Criminal Record

Many states have expungement programs to clear your name, but some charge $500 or more.<p><i>This story was co-published with the Marshall Project.</i><p>Bill was surprised to learn he still had a felony record.<p>For decades, he believed that his 1973 conviction in Memphis for possession and intent to sell four …

7 things I wish I knew before training for my first half marathon

1/<p>Not stretching can be detrimental to your training.<p>Skye Gould/Tech Insider<p>Before I signed up for a 10-week training program through the New York …

Marathons

How Europe's industrial cities bounced back from the brink of ruin

From Sheffield to Torino, Lille to Leipzig, Belfast to Bilbao, Europe’s industrial cities are no strangers to hard times. Faced with depleted …

The science is in: GM crops will save the world

The battle of genetically modified foods is being waged in a mire of confusion and bad science. Scare stories over “frankenfoods” and “mutant crops” …

Why has there been an exodus of black residents from West Coast liberal hubs?

The Black Lives Matter movement has brought the challenges facing black America to the fore, and introduced racially conscious quality-of-life questions into the national debate. How are black residents in America's cities faring? And how are those cities doing in meeting the aspirations of their …

Urban Design

5 Things Most People Don't Understand About the National Debt

This is one of those ideas that sounds better than it actually is<p>Since this is an election year, you’re hearing a lot about the size of the national …

The Fifties | The New Webseries

Alan and his friends celebrate his 50th birthday with lots of cake, wine, and talk of life, death, and sex.<p>After Grace’s fifty-two-year-old friend …

There is food to discover in the desert

Food grows in unlikely places — sometimes in the middle of a desert.<p>Nevada had 4,137 farms and ranches in 2012, 1,000 more than in 2007. In 2014, the …

Humans 'will become God-like cyborgs within 200 years'

The amalgamation of man and machine will be the ‘biggest evolution in biology’ claims Professor Yuval Noah Harari<p>Wealthy humans are likely become cyborgs within 200 years as they gradually merge with technology like computers and smart phones, a historian has claimed.<p>Yuval Noah Harari, a professor …

Singularity

Joc Pederson has the numbers so far in bid to be Dodgers center fielder

Even before <b>Joc Pederson</b> showed up for<p>spring training, theDodgershad said the center field job would be a battle between Pederson andAndre Ethier.<p>A month later that battle has become a rout.<p>After going three for three with a home run in Wednesday's 7-5 loss to the<p>Chicago Cubs, Pederson is hitting …