EBay's Old Black Magic Will Be a Thing of the Past :: Online auctioneer EBay has pulled the metaphysical plug on some very specialized products.
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.
Scotch Whisky's Grand Cru: Islay :: In the hills and glens of Scotland, Britain produces one of the most beguiling beverages in the world: Scotch whisky. Columnist Will Lyons looks at the Island of Islay, home to eight active distilleries.
The 10 Greatest Books of All Time :: What are they? A new book tries to settle it once and for all.
Murder Charges Lifted On South Africa Miners - Wall Street Journal :: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443847404577627260138245338.html
South Africa Drops Miner Murder Charges :: South Africa's national prosecuting authority on Sunday backed away from a controversial decision to charge 270 people for the deaths of 34 fellow mine protesters shot by police last month, after an outcry added fuel to a political firestorm.
Peggy Noonan: Republicans Join the Battle :: After a shaky start, the convention hits its stride.
Planning reform aims to deliver boost to flagging economy - The Independent :: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/planning-reform-aims-to-deliver-boost-to-flagging-economy-8101079.html
Rebels hit army headquarters in Damascus :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/NnIXajUyfi4/us-syria-crisis-idUSBRE8610SH20120902
Manchester City footballer Courtney Meppen-Walter arrested over crash deaths - The Independent :: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/manchester-city-footballer-courtney-meppenwalter-arrested-over-crash-deaths-8101284.html
Whales strand themselves in Scotland, Florida - Ottawa Citizen :: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/technology/Whales%2Bstrand%2Bthemselves%2BScotland%2BFlorida/7181042/story.html
The Fenway Fog Extends to Liverpool :: Despite a new man in charge of player decisions, Liverpool is seeing the same ugly results early in the third year of ownership under Fenway Sports Group.
Marriott Thanks Romney for Bringing Attention to Mormonism :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/click.phdo?i10c62f14e56bc83d8d04268bf6b32e
Taking the plunge! TOWIE's Jessica Wright shows off a LOT of cleavage at ... - Daily Mail :: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2197100/TOWIEs-Jessica-Wright-shows-holiday-tan-boyfriend-Ricky-Rayments-birthday-bash.html
Netanyahu urges international "red lines" to stop Iran :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/cWTzSFYhuDo/us-iran-israel-idUSBRE88102R20120902
Imam arrested in Pakistan blasphemy case, stirring tensions :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/ShkZrxzfa-0/us-pakistan-blasphemy-girl-idUSBRE88101320120902
Fed Sets Stage for Stimulus :: Bernanke sought to shoot down criticism of the Federal Reserve's easy-money policies and strengthen the case for new efforts by the central bank to bring down what he described as gravely high unemployment.
What Happened to New Zealand Pinot Noir? :: Lettie Teague researches the mysterious disappearance of New Zealand Pinot Noir from restaurant wine lists and store shelves.
What's Really in Your Cigarette? :: Ammonia, sugars, cocoa and more. Once-secret documents reveal some surprising ingredients, writes Robert N. Proctor.
Countdown to a Tax Hike :: Unless Congress acts, a slew of tax rates are set to jump on Jan. 1. Here's what you need to know.
My Education in Home Schooling :: Teaching kids at home has gone mainstream, writes Quinn Cummings, and it is bound to grow as families demand more choices.
Best of the Web Today: Healthy Ridicule :: The Republicans have some fun at the president's expense.
French pessimism nears all-time high -poll :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/_Zfq0GdlB1k/france-politics-idUSL6E8K10FL20120901
Are Entitlements Corrupting Us? No :: They're part of the civic compact, writes William A. Galston—and there is little evidence of a culture of dependence.
Gloria Romero: The Trials of a Democratic Reformer :: In California's capital, union officials 'walk around like they're God.' This pro-labor former legislator wants to bring them back to earth.
The Joys of Urban Tech :: Goodbye, office parks. Drawn by amenities and talent, tech firms are opting for cities, writes Richard Florida.
Mitt's Speech Gamble :: By not explaining his agenda, he left an opening for Democrats.
Why Israel Doesn't Trust Obama :: The U.S. is harder on its ally than on Iran's nuclear program.
This Man Wants to Clothe the Planet :: Tadashi Yanai's ambitious expansion plans would transform Uniqlo into a globally dominant brand. Meet the Japanese mogul who intends to beat Gap at its own game.
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