Monday, August 20, 2012

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Is the U.S. Headed Toward Bankruptcy? :: c1076413e06b5c5c9c1cecb6a5fc75

Forget the Web, Start-Ups Get Real :: As the frenzy over new Web companies like Facebook and Zynga fades, long-shunned consumer-electronics makers are finding new life in Silicon Valley.

'Baywatch Babe Goes Hunting for Noah's Ark' ::�33e5e10bd21fe3e052809b7e17f2b8

The 10 Greatest Books of All Time :: What are they? A new book tries to settle it once and for all.,8599,1578073,00.html?xid=rss-mostpopular

Time, CNN Suspend Columnist Zakaria :: Both Time magazine and CNN have suspended columnist Fareed Zakaria following the revelation of similarities between his recent writing for both news organizations on gun control and another reporter's writing in the New Yorker.

Augusta National Adds First Two Women Members :: The famous golf club that has long faced criticism because of its all-male membership, invited former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and financier Darla Moore to become the first women in green jackets.'s_Most_Popular

Groupon Investors Give Up :: Some of Groupon's early backers, including Marc Andreessen, are heading for the exits, joining investors who have lost faith in companies that had been expected to drive a new Internet boom.'s_Most_Popular

Aetna to Buy Coventry :: Aetna has struck a deal to buy Coventry Health Care for $5.7 billion in cash and stock, a move that will make Aetna one of the largest providers of government-financed health care.'s_Most_Popular

U.N. monitors leave Syria, battles hit Damascus suburb ::

James Webb: The South China Sea's Gathering Storm :: All of East Asia is waiting to see how the U.S. will respond to China's aggression.'s_Most_Popular

J.P. Morgan Picks 'Whale' Probe Leader :: J.P. Morgan tapped former Exxon CEO Lee Raymond to head the board investigation of the "London Whale" trading fiasco and James Dimon's role in the trading blunder.

The Zombie Red Sox Trudge On :: There is a month of meaningful baseball to be played, but barring a miraculous revival, none of it will involve Boston.'s_Most_Popular

Hopes for Chestnut Revival Growing :: Scientists are on the brink of engineering a blight-resistant American chestnut tree, renewing hope for a comeback of the long-celebrated species.'s_Most_Popular

Investment Moves to Make Now :: The risks are out there. But the markets have remained surprisingly strong. Here are some ideas on how to successfully navigate the rest of 2012.'s_Most_Popular

With China Trial Over, Focus Turns to Fate of Official :: Gu Kailai, the wife of ousted official Bo Xilai, was found guilty and given a suspended death sentence for the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood, paving the way for an announcement on how the party plans to deal with Mr. Bo.'s_Most_Popular

Arsenal Opens to Familiar Script :: Arsenal opened its Premier League campaign with a familiar script: lots of possession and neat passing, but not enough cutting edge in the final third.

Throwback Muscles to the Top :: The Hollywood box-office saw some brawny action this weekend, as the ensemble film "The Expendables 2," starring a collection of throwback muscle men, took the top spot among several new films jostling for attention at theaters.'s_Most_Popular

Akin Steps Back Remarks on Rape :: Rep. Todd Akin, a Republican vying for a Senate seat in Missouri, said Sunday he misspoke when he said pregnancies in the case of "legitimate rape" are rare and that women have a biological ability to prevent pregnancy in such cases.'s_Most_Popular

Harvey Silverglate: Gibson Is Off the Feds' Hook. Who's Next? :: The guitar company settlement reveals a disturbing effort by federal prosecutors to silence their corporate targets.'s_Most_Popular

The $6,400 Myth :: Breaking down a false Obama Medicare claim.'s_Most_Popular

The Panic Over Fukushima :: Japan's nuclear accident was a great human tragedy, but its long-term health effects have been exaggerated—and the virtues of nuclear power remain, writes Richard Muller.'s_Most_Popular

To Battle Iguanas, Puerto Rico Will Put Them on Menu :: Iguanas have proliferated in Puerto Rico, chewing up plants and crops and burrowing under roads and dikes. Authorities have a new solution: eat them—or at least export them to other countries that find the reptiles appetizing.'s_Most_Popular

American's Flight Attendants Accept AMR Contract :: American Airlines flight attendants ratified a contract offer from the airline, sparing them from the more drastic terms American had wanted to impose in bankruptcy court in the absence of a consensual agreement.'s_Most_Popular

Spain Seeks ECB Commitment :: Spain would like to see the ECB commit to massive, open-ended sovereign-debt purchases before it asks for help financing itself, as expectations mount that the country will ask for a new bailout.

Dutch Far-Left Leader Warns on Cuts :: The front-runner ahead of the Dutch general elections warned that a single-minded focus on austerity is crippling the country's economy and could unravel the euro zone.

The Upside Of Being An Introvert (And Why Extroverts Are Overrated) :: The Upside Of Being An Introvert (And Why Extroverts Are Overrated),9171,2105432,00.html?xid=rss-mostpopular

AUDIO SLIDESHOW: Audio slideshow: Alvin Ailey's legacy lives on ::

Future of Data: Encoded in DNA :: In the latest attempt to corral growing quantities of digital data, Harvard researchers encoded an entire book into the genetic molecules of DNA.

How to Cope When Boss Is a Screamer :: Yelling is less tolerated in the workplace. But new ways of fighting, such as sharp emails, aren't always healthy.

Blessed Are the Cheesemakers :: In the world of artisanal cheese, Ireland is a land of legend. Forty years after a group of self-taught producers helped usher in a fine-food revolution, some of the country's best cheesemakers have opened up their farms to visitors.


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