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The Best Universities of 2013 - The Ranking of University Rankings

At the Harvard Commencement in May 2013, Oprah Winfrey told the graduating class that the single most important lesson she had learned in 25 years was that there is a common denominator in our human experience: “We want to be validated.” From President Bush to Beyoncé, Oprah says that we all want …

Evernote gets physical: Why a software maker's turning to tangible goods

What the hell is Evernote doing selling backpacks and socks? That's a question asked by many yesterday, when Evernote revealed a plan to expand its business well beyond productivity software by opening up Evernote Market. The Market, revealed at the third annual Evernote conference in San …

How Scary Is China's Shadow Banking System?

Shadow banking conjures up images of money laundering and black market crime. In China, shadow banking is described a little differently.<p>“It’s a way for local governments to get funding or financing. These municipalities set up a company and invest in it. They’re essentially off balance sheet …

2013 Has Been An Ugly Year For Commodities

Gold's precipitous decline in recent months has garnered a lot of attention in the headlines.<p>Of course, gold is only a single commodity in an asset class that had, for the most part, a pretty dismal first quarter of 2013.<p>The chart below shows how the entire complex has come under fire, making the …

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Hyundai and Kia in US car recalls

<b>Hyundai Motor and its Kia Motors affiliate are recalling more than 1.8 million cars and sports utility vehicles in the US to fix faults.</b><p>Hyundai is recalling 1,059,824 cars and SUVs and Kia 623,658 vehicles, from the 2007 to 2011 model years.<p>The move is to repair a problem with a switch that could …

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IT’S an issue that has often been proposed in the darker corners of the world’s aviation forums. And now Samoa Air has decided to become the world's …