Delayed Development: Blame the 20-Something Brain :: Recent research into how the brain develops suggests that people are better equipped to make major life decisions in their late 20s than earlier in the decade.
Buffett's Move Raises Red Flag :: The Berkshire Hathaway chairman recently terminated credit-default swaps insuring $8.25 billion of municipal debt, a sign some investors say may indicate he has doubts about the state of municipal finances.
SEC's Schapiro Cancels Vote on Money-Fund Curbs :: SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro called off a highly anticipated vote on rules to rein in the money-market mutual-fund industry after losing a swing vote she needed to push them through.
Todd Akin 10 points behind Missouri Senate rival, poll shows - The Guardian :: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/aug/23/todd-akin-10-points-behind?newsfeed%3Dtrue
Fed Moving Closer to Action :: The Fed, in minutes of its latest meeting, sent the strongest signal yet that it is preparing new steps to bolster the recovery.
When Freemium Fails :: A growing number of new businesses are giving away their products and services free to build a customer base. But for some, that 'freemium' strategy is turning out to be costly.
U.S. Plans New Asia Missile Defenses :: The U.S. is planning a major expansion of missile defenses in Asia, a move officials say is designed to contain threats from North Korea, but one that could also be used to counter China's military.
In IKEA Catalogs: Less Pine, More Pixels :: For IKEA's new catalogs, computer-generated images aim to save money on marketing costs as photographers are retrained to apply skills to 3-D scenes.
GOP Convention Threatened by Storm :: Tropical storm Isaac could potentially strike Florida, hurricane forecasters say, triggering concern that it could force a postponement or cancellation of the Republican National Convention.
Former Turco-Cypriot tycoon Nadir convicted to 10 yrs in UK - Agenzia Giornalistica Italia :: http://www.agi.it/english-version/world/elenco-notizie/201208231621-cro-ren1063-former_turco_cypriot_tycoon_nadir_convicted_to_10_yrs_in_uk
Autism Risk Rises With Fathers' Age :: Older fathers pass on more new genetic mutations to their children than younger dads, increasing the risk of autism, schizophrenia and other diseases.
Former Oil Bandits Collect Cash :: Nigeria is shelling out hundreds of millions of dollars a year to maintain an uneasy calm in the oil-rich delta. But critics say the program has sent young men a different message: that militancy promises more rewards than risks.
Buzz Kill: Europeans Cut Back on Coffee :: Across Southern Europe, consumers are forsaking daily visits to the local café as unemployment, wage cuts and higher taxes slash household budgets.
Greece, Germany at Odds Ahead of Talks :: Germany and Greece spar ahead of a meeting that could decide whether Athens wins a reprieve in its efforts to implement painful economic reforms.
Killer Bug Is Traced at NIH Hospital :: NIH researchers used gene sequencing to track the path of drug-resistant bacteria that left at least six patients dead.
The Cliff the Keynesians Built :: Temporary tax cuts created the fiscal threat to growth.
The Secrets of Your iPhone and iPad :: How well do you really know your iPhone? Katherine Boehret on 10 things you might not know your iPhone and iPad can do.
More Firms Bow to Generation Y's Demands :: As millennials enter the workforce, more companies are jumping through hoops to accommodate their demands for promotions and flexible work schedules—much to the annoyance of their older co-workers.
Greece Faces New Pressure on Cuts :: Eurogroup chief Jean-Claude Juncker warned that Greece faced a "last chance" in proving its credibility to creditors, and said a decision on Athens's proposal to extend deadlines on overhauls wouldn't come until next month.
Akin Puts Fate in Evangelical Hands :: After enduring a 48-hour shellacking by local and national Republican politicians, Rep. Todd Akin turned to his evangelical base Wednesday in hopes that he could change the narrative of his troubled campaign.
Video Chatting in High Def :: Zoom Video Communications launches a new, independent service called Zoom.us that offers free, high-definition, group video calls for up to 15 people over a variety of devices.
Kyron's Stepmom Called 'Prime Suspect' :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/click.phdo?i*9aa8f1054ca72326ba5cdb02c57b37
Parties Assess Missouri Race Fallout :: Republicans began trying to shift the political conversation back to the economy and away from comments on rape made by one of their candidates, while Democrats sought to link GOP candidates to the remarks.
Coburn: The Truth About Ryan and His Critics :: First Obama rejected the 'grand bargain' of his own Bowles-Simpson commission. Then he turned around and ridiculed the Wisconsin congressman's comprehensive alternative.
The 10 Greatest Books of All Time :: What are they? A new book tries to settle it once and for all.
The Upside Of Being An Introvert (And Why Extroverts Are Overrated) :: The Upside Of Being An Introvert (And Why Extroverts Are Overrated)