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BARRON'S: Wall Street's big money is more bullish on stocks today than before the market chaos in August

Wall Street's money pros are more bullish on the stock market now than they were before the plunge in August.<p>Last weekend, Barron's magazine published the findings of its biannual "Big Money" investor survey. 55% of respondents said they were either "bullish" or "very bullish," which is up from 45% …

US homebuilder sentiment improves in October

U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic about the housing market, lifting their confidence this month to the highest level in 10 years.<p>The …

Chinese police alleged to have eaten endangered giant salamander at banquet

Chinese officials feasting on critically endangered giant salamander turned violent when journalists photographed the luxury banquet, according to media reports.<p>The 28 diners included senior police officials from the southern city of Shenzhen, the Global Times said in a report which appeared to …

North Korea: Where is Kim Jong-un?

<b>Kim Jong-un, North Korea's 32-year-old leader, has been absent from public view for more than 38 days, prompting a flurry of speculation about the political stability of a regime notorious for its opaqueness and secrecy.</b><p>In particular, Mr Kim's non-attendance at two high-profile public events - the …

Vladimir Putin to attend G20 summit despite Australian fury over MH17

The Abbott government has confirmed that Vladimir Putin will attend the looming G20 summit in Brisbane despite Australia’s strongly articulated concerns about Russia’s foreign policy.<p>The government has said consistently Putin’s attendance at the forum is a consensus decision for G20 attendees …

Texas healthcare worker diagnosed with Ebola as CDC suggests breach of safety protocol

A Texas healthcare worker who provided care for Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient to be given a diagnosis of Ebola in the US, who died on Wednesday, has tested positive for the deadly virus.<p>At a Sunday morning press conference at the hospital, it was confirmed that a close contact of the …

Vladimir Putin orders Russian troops to return to base near Ukraine border

Vladimir Putin has ordered Russian troops to withdraw to their permanent bases after military exercises in Rostov region near the border with Ukraine, Russian news agencies have reported.<p>The news came before an expected meeting this week in Milan between the Russian president and his Ukrainian …

UCLA tops USC in college rankings, with Caltech in the top 10

UCLA edged out USC in U.S. News & World Report's annual list of university rankings, and another local campus, Caltech, once again cracked the top 10 in the widely anticipated survey.<p>In the list released Tuesday, UCLA placed 23rd, tied with the University of Virginia. Crosstown rival USC tied for …

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Report Claims September 25 Launch for iPhone 6, 16GB 5.5-Inch 'iPhone Air'

Apple will look to announce the iPhone 6 on Monday, September 15th ahead of a launch on Thursday, September 25, according to various Chinese media reports citing "inside sources" (Google Translate, via <i>GForGames</i>). The sources also claim that the larger 5.5-inch iPhone will be called the "iPhone …

North Korea Detains an American Tourist for Violating the Law

North Korea detained a 56-year-old tourist from Ohio for flouting its laws after entering the isolated kingdom, bringing to three the number of Americans being held by Pyongyang.<p>"American citizen Jeffrey Edward Fowle entered the DPRK as a tourist on April 29 and acted in violation of the DPRK law, …

Stuart Franklin: how I photographed Tiananmen Square and 'tank man'

At the start, Tiananmen Square had the atmosphere of a festival. Most people couldn't see the hunger strikers – they saw the crowds marching with banners and music being played. Lots of things were surprising about the events in Tiananamen Square, even the demonstration itself. It's pretty rare in …

Tibetan leader calls on China to end 'repressive policies'

Lobsang Sangay, elected leader of Tibetan 'government in exile', urges China to return to talks on autonomy<p>The elected leader of the Tibetan "government in exile", based in India, has called on China to end "repressive policies" he blames for pushing 130 Tibetans to burn themselves alive in …

KPCB Internet trends 2014

The latest edition of the annual Internet Trends report includes:<p>1. Key Internet trends showing slowing Internet user growth but strong smartphone, tablet and mobile data traffic growth as well as rapid growth in mobile advertising.<p>2. Emerging positive efficiency trends in education and …

The Best Length for Online Content

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Every so often when I’m tweeting or emailing, I’ll think: Should I really be writing so much?<p>“Europe's leading digital technology conference”It's happening, Join 15k digital minds to shape what's next for your businessI'm interested<p>I tend to get …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

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A Guide to Identifying Your Home Décor Style

Many of us peruse home décor books, magazines, websites, and blogs and like much of what we see there…but when it comes to decorating our own homes, …

Stephen Harper attacks Vladimir Putin and 'evil' communism

Prime Minister Stephen Harper launched into a full-throated attack on the evils of communism at a fundraiser on Friday for a monument to its …

PCs say Matthews partly to blame for Ornge crash

The Ontario Progressive Conservatives say Liberal Health Minister Deb Matthews bears some responsibility for a helicopter crash that killed four people a year ago.<p>The accusation comes a day after the federal government laid 17 charges against Ornge, the provincial air ambulance service, for …

Eyeing Pakistan and China, India's Modi bolsters security team

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi has chosen a daring former spy with years of experience in dealing with Pakistan as his national security adviser, a move officials say signals a more muscular approach to New Delhi’s traditional enemy.<p>Prime Minister Narendra Modi comes …

U.S. and China square off at Asia security forum | Reuters

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The United States and China squared off at an Asian security forum on Saturday, with the U.S. defense secretary accusing Beijing of destabilizing the region and a top Chinese general retorting that his comments were “threat and intimidation”.<p>Using unusually strong language, …

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The Eiffel Tower will soon be surrounded with bulletproof glass walls<p>Ship carrying hundreds of migrants, rejected by Italy, set to dock in Spain<p>South …

China denounces Japan and US over 'provocative' speeches

<b>China has denounced the Japanese PM and US defence secretary for making "provocative" speeches against China at an Asian security forum in Singapore.</b><p>Chinese army general Wang Guanzhong said Chuck Hagel and Shinzo Abe's comments at the Shangri-La Dialogue were "unacceptable".<p>Mr Hagel had earlier …

Christopher Pyne adds further confusion to student debt loans debate

The education minister, Christopher Pyne, has muddied the waters again over the impact of the government's higher education changes, suggesting only new students would pay higher interest rates on their loans.<p>Guardian Australia reported last week the education department had amended its website to …

National Spelling Bee Favorite Booted From Tournament Due To Controversial New Rule

12-year-old Vanya Shivashankar was eliminated due to a controversial rule introduced last year that scores spellers on computerized spelling and vocabulary tests taken before the tournament begins. While a separate written spelling test had been a part of the Spelling Bee since 2002, last year was …

Google Could Become A 'Serious Competitive Threat' To The Auto Industry

Even though GM is working on its own autonomous cars, Reuss told reporters yesterday that GM is not directly in a race against Google.<p>"Anybody can do anything with enough time and money," Reuss said. "If they set their mind to it, I have no doubt [that Google could become] a very serious …

CHART OF THE DAY: Wall Street's Trading Desks Are Quiet These Days

Wall Street's CEOs and CFOs are out preparing investors for what's amounting to be a very ugly quarter for trading revenues. We've already heard from JPMorgan and Citigroup.<p>On Wednesday, Goldman Sachs' Gary Cohn addressed the same problem at the Sanford C. Bernstein Strategic Decisions …

Wal-Mart Workers Plan Strikes Ahead Of Company's Shareholders Meeting

The strikes are scheduled to begin Friday, less than a week before Wal-Mart investors are gathering in Bentonville, Arkansas for the retailer's annual shareholders meeting.<p>The striking workers will primarily be mothers who are fighting for higher pay, better benefits, and more opportunities for …