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Kahlil Gibran's Stunning Declaration of Mankind's Nature

Around midsummer of this year, I was undergoing an inexplicable spell of irrational guilt.<p>These types of episodes have come to me before, but they’re …

UK economy is turning corner, George Osborne says

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1009000/1009013_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524883194_03548d8a2132d9111e281a9fad0118b6<p><b>The UK economy is "turning a corner", Chancellor George Osborne has said in a speech in London.</b><p>Mr Osborne cited "tentative signs of a balanced, …

Shared housing: A look at real-life 'Golden Girls'

September 06, 2013 | 10:52 AM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2013/09/06/your-money/shared-housing-look-real-life-golden-girls/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

India's Hotshot New Central Bank Chief Spurs Rupee, Sensex

The new governor of the Reserve Bank of India is definitely enjoying a honeymoon voyage.<p>Having just arrived in India last week, Raghuram Rajan can happily note that the Indian rupee, the world’s worst performing major currency this year, is not necessarily in “free fall” though few analysts are …

Japan's economic growth data revised higher

<b>Japan has revised up its growth data for the April to June quarter, adding to hopes of an economic recovery.</b><p>The economy expanded 0.9% during the period, compared to the previous three months. That translates into an annualised growth of 3.8%.<p>The initial estimate of quarter-on-quarter growth was …

8 Million to 1: The Impressive Collateral-Damage Ratio for the Tea Party GOP

A few committed individuals can work wonders — unfortunately.<p>Roughly 320 million Americans are now being harmed at worst, inconvenienced at best, by the ongoing federal-government shutdown. All this at the behest of maybe 40 members of the House GOP, which when you think about it means a leverage …

Reid's Tough Tactics In Shutdown Drama Draw Notice

As the leader of Senate Democrats, Harry Reid has been in a lot of fights — but this one may be different, in that Reid has drawn a line.<p>Throughout the weeks leading up to the shutdown, through four votes in the Senate with not a single defection from the Democratic caucus, and once again after the …

From Therapy Dogs To New Patients, Federal Shutdown Hits NIH

Abbey Whetzel has a 12-year-old son named Sam who has been at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Maryland for over a month. He has leukemia that is no longer treatable. And in this difficult time, one source of joy has been the therapy dogs that come to visit the sick kids.<p>"They …