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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Tiger in "love triangle" kills mate at Texas zoo

By Patricia Giovine: EL PASO, Texas (Reuters) - A female tiger has killed her mate at a West Texas zoo, authorities said on Friday, in a rare attack that came after months of simmering jealousy in a feline love triangle. Three-year-old Malayan tiger Seri killed 6-year-old Wzui at about 4 p.m. on... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Debt Hobbles Older Americans

by E.S. Browning provided by More Americans are reaching their 60s with so much debt they can't afford to retire. Most people used to pay off their debts before retiring. But as wages have barely kept up with rising prices over the past 35 years Americans have pushed debt higher, living beyond their... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Survey: tea party less popular than atheists and Muslims

Survey’s surprising finding: tea party less popular than atheists and Muslims By Rachel Rose Hartman | The Ticket: In an op-ed article in the New York Times, Robert D. Putnam, a professor of public policy at Harvard, and David E. Campbell, a political scientist at Notre Dame, say they have collected... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Silicon Valley billionaire funds creation of artificial libertarian island

Silicon Valley billionaire funding creation of artificial libertarian islands By Liz Goodwin | The Lookout Pay Pal founder and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel has given $1.25 million to an initiative to create floating libertarian countries in international waters, according to a profile of the... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

How much protein do you really need?

By Sarah B. Weir and Lori Bongiorno Posted Mon Aug 8, 2011 2:04pm PDT More from Green Picks blog Guess how much protein is in a juicy, 8-ounce cheeseburger washed down with a milkshake? This single meal contains two to three times as much as most people need per day. It’s no great surprise that... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

China tells U.S. "good old days" of borrowing are over

By Walter Brandimarte and Melanie Lee Saturday August 6, 2011, 10:23 am EDT NEW YORK/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China bluntly criticized the United States on Saturday one day after the superpower's credit rating was downgraded, saying the "good old days" of borrowing were over. Standard & Poor's cut the... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Putin says U.S. is "parasite" on global economy

By Maria Tsvetkova LAKE SELIGER, Russia (Reuters) - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin accused the United States Monday of living beyond its means "like a parasite" on the global economy and said dollar dominance was a threat to the financial markets. "They are living beyond their means and... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Job listings say the unemployed need not apply

By Liz Goodwin | The Lookout: Hundreds of job opening listings posted on Monster.com and other jobs sites explicitly state that people who are unemployed would be less attractive applicants, with some telling the long-term unemployed to not even bother with applying. The New York Times' Catherine... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 11, 2011

News of the World 'paid police officer for royal family details'

By Mirror.co.uk 11/07/2011: The News of the World bought information about senior members of the Royal Family from a police officer responsible for their protection, it was claimed today. Emails uncovered by News International in 2007 suggested that phone details were obtained from a source within... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 17, 2011

China's "Born in the USA" Frenzy

By Zhang Yan / Economic Observer / Worldcrunch – Thu Jun 16, 1:45 am ET: This post is in partnership with Worldcrunch, a new global - news site that translates stories of note in foreign languages into English. The article below was originally published in Economic Observer. When Liu Li boarded a... Sign in to see full entry.

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