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Glitch hits D.C. health exchange

As Senate staffers are getting tutored on how to sign up for Obamacare, the registration website experienced some technical glitches.<p>The D.C Health Link is “experiencing technical difficulties with their website,” according to an e-mail sent to Senate staff and forwarded to POLITICO. The email, …

Russian diplomats' Medicaid scam

NEW YORK — Russia's deputy foreign minister says the Russian government is "bewildered" that U.S. authorities would announce criminal charges against Russian diplomats and their wives without reaching out through diplomatic channels first.<p>Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov made the remarks …

Imposing, Eye-Catching And Mysterious: The Running Wall Residence

The <b>Running Wall residence</b> in Kerala, India by <b>LIJO RENY Architects</b> is built more as a fort house that reminds us of the Great Wall of China. The …

NBA 2K14 penalizes your profanity in an effort to make online gaming more civilized

<i>NBA 2K14</i> will give you a technical foul for using profanity within earshot of the PlayStation Camera or Kinect because the developers wanted to give players a "more civilized online environment," a representative for publisher 2K Sports told Polygon today.<p>In basketball, a referee will call a …

Stumped By Earth, Congress Looks For Intelligent Life Elsewhere

These days Capitol Hill creates more problems than it fixes. The most unproductive Congress in history can’t agree on traditionally bipartisan …

EU To Fine Banks $2.3 Billion For Benchmark Rigging

The penalty is the biggest yet to be handed down to banks for rigging the benchmarks used to determine the cost of lending, one of the most brazen violations of conduct seen during the financial crisis.<p>The banks to be fined are Citigroup<p>"The total fine is 1.7 billion euros," the person said. If the …

H&M has given suppliers a major incentive to actually pay workers more

H&M’s new strategy to raise wages at its supplier factories is a breath of fresh air after the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh. The incident only fueled the ongoing debate about the role of global retailers in respecting the rights of the workers who make their products. As we head into …

Households have reined in Christmas spending during slump, figures show

Christmas may be the season for a festive spending spree, but Britain's cash-conscious households have restrained their annual festive blowout in the face of recession and austerity, according to a new analysis by the Office for National Statistics.<p>As retailers pin their hopes on a last-minute …

China’s government may be becoming a little less corrupt

Here’s a little good news for Xi Jinping and his campaign to tackle the “flies” and “tigers” of corrupt officials—over the past three years, business people, country experts and others believe that corruption in China’s public sector has gradually lessened, according to Transparency …

China

Hewlett Packard to cut 1,124 UK jobs

Hewlett Packard (HP) has announced plans to cut more than 1,100 UK jobs at the start of next year.<p>The computer manufacturer said it would cut 1,124 jobs in the first three months of next year as part of its global plan to combat falling demand and overhaul the company.<p>The Unite union said the jobs …

Investors expecting to get rich quick in Myanmar are kidding themselves

Hardly a day passes without the announcement of a new investment initiative in Myanmar, the long-isolated nation that in 2011 began the process of opening its economy to foreign firms.<p>From the telecommunications and oil sectors to banking, health care, and legal services, multinationals are …

Financial Services

Minimum Wage Was Once Enough To Keep a Family of 3 Out of Poverty

The U.S. Cities Leading the Decline in Driving

This company wants to help you escape your terrible corporate job

After three years of working at Ernst & Young in London as a management consultant, Dominic Jackman felt unfulfilled and decided it was time for a change. In 2009, he asked his boss for a sabbatical but was told “no.” In the past three months, six of his colleagues had also asked for sabbaticals …

Goldman Sachs

McDonald's Poutine: Chain Introduces Fries And Gravy Across Canada

As December truly gets going, McDonald's Canada has decided to give a gift to all Canadians — poutine will now be offered at every one of its …

Drake Inks Shoe Deal With Michael Jordan’s Nike Brand

Now that Kanye West has officially severed his ties with Nike, Drake has stepped up to design for the brand.<p>The rapper announced the deal last night …