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.
At Jackson Hole, a growing fear for Fed independence :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/Drg0jNVMsBk/us-usa-fed-politics-idUSBRE88109Q20120902
Peggy Noonan: Republicans Join the Battle :: After a shaky start, the convention hits its stride.
Pirate Bay Co-Founder Arrested :: One of the masterminds behind file-sharing website The Pirate Bay was arrested last week in Cambodia, months after he was due to begin a one-year prison sentence in Sweden.
Moon, self-declared messiah of Unification Church :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/c24ut_rkRMI/us-religion-unification-moon-obit-idUSBRE8810AZ20120902
Bernanke Faces Skepticism Over Policy :: Ben Bernanke was greeted with a heavy dose of skepticism in Jackson Hole, Wyo., as economists and central bankers wondered more openly than usual if the Fed had the tools to fix the problems of the day.
There's more than meets the eye in Apple -Samsung war - Daily Nation :: http://www.nation.co.ke/Features/DN2/Theres%2Bmore%2Bthan%2Bmeets%2Bthe%2Beye%2Bin%2BApple%2BSamsung%2Bwar%2B/-/957860/1493674/-/10wmo5bz/-/index.html
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
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.
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.
Mitt's Speech Gamble :: By not explaining his agenda, he left an opening for Democrats.
The Upside Of Being An Introvert (And Why Extroverts Are Overrated) :: The Upside Of Being An Introvert (And Why Extroverts Are Overrated)
Photo by DYLAN MARTINEZ/Reuters 10 hours ago - Yahoo! Eurosport UK :: http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/photos/manchester-uniteds-ferdinand-celebrates-van-persies-third-goal-photo-171456947--spt.html
The Joys of Urban Tech :: Goodbye, office parks. Drawn by amenities and talent, tech firms are opting for cities. Places like New York and London are where those industries—and the talent that powers them—are most concentrated, writes Richard Florida.
1000 Protest In Charlotte - Daily Beast :: http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2012/09/02/hundreds-protest-in-charlotte.html
Ally of Next China Leader Wins Key Role :: In a surprise move, an ally of China's next leader, Xi Jinping, has replaced a confidant of President Hu Jintao in a powerful Communist Party post.
Bodies found in boating mystery - The Independent :: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/bodies-found-in-boating-mystery-8101592.html
South Africa Drops Miner Murder Charges :: South Africa's national prosecuting authority backed away from a controversial decision to charge 270 people for the deaths of 34 fellow mine protesters shot by police last month.
Why Israel Doesn't Trust Obama :: The U.S. is harder on its ally than on Iran's nuclear program.