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Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

MIT researchers create world's trickiest tongue twister

According to speech communication scientists from MIT, "pad kid poured curd pulled cod" is the most difficult phrase to spit out. Give it a try.<p>Trying to wrap your tongue around a phrase or short poem with repeated sounds is something humans have been doing for centuries -- at least that we know …

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Brazil data plan aims to keep US spies at bay

<b>Brazil is considering ways to make local use of the internet less dependent on US-based services, following leaks about Washington's cyberspy operations.</b><p>The South American nation has suggested forcing internet firms to open data centres in Brazil, which would be used to store locally generated …

The Most Dangerous Words in the Corporate Vocabulary

WASHINGTON – “You have got to understand that’s how business is done in this country.” According to Control Risks’ CEO Richard Fenning, those are “the most dangerous words in the corporate vocabulary.” Indeed, lackadaisical anti-corruption practices can have severe operational or reputational …

Market Ready For Fed, Not Quite Ready For Syria

The market is ready for Fed tapering, but not ready for surprises coming down the pike from the ongoing strife in Syria.<p>“The market has Fed tapering priced in and barring any unforeseen circumstances, when the Fed does ease up on its asset purchases there should be very little impact on the …

Political Risk: What Should Investors Know About China's Interest In Peru?

Chinese state-owned companies are investing in Peru. As I explained in a recent article for <i>The Atlantic</i>, “On weekday mornings in small towns high in the mountains of Peru, large trucks owned by Chinese mining companies rumble down the narrow streets. Although vociferous and sometimes violent …

The Driver of Future Behavior

Gregg Fisher has a great article in the September 2013 issue of Financial Advisor Magazine entitled “The Driver of Future Behavior.” The article is worth being read in its entirety, but these two paragraphs summarizes the entire article:<p>Many financial advisors can likely relate to the saying, “<b>We</b> …