Wednesday, January 29, 2014

29-Jan-2014 23:32

Fined $1.2M for having 3 kids :: Oscar-nominated Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou has been fined 7.48 million yuan ($1.2 million) for breaching China's one-child policy, authorities say.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/09/world/asia/filmmaker-one-child-policy-fine/index.html?eref�ition

A most exclusive gathering :: Business leaders, heads of government, entrepreneurs and even the odd celebrity will be rubbing fur and down-quilted shoulders at Europe's highest altitude town, Davos, for the World Economic Forum's annual meeting next week.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/17/business/davos-the-worlds-most-exclusive-gathering/index.html?eref�ition

Swiss ski jumper flying high :: Aiming for Gold meets four-time gold medal winner Simon Ammann.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/sports/2014/01/23/spc-aiming-for-gold-simon-ammann.cnn.html?eref�ition

Ice-carved orchestra :: Ice Sculpture Artist Tim Linhart on making some of the rarest instruments in the world.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2014/01/24/newsroom-hk-ice-orchestra-sweden.cnn.html?eref�ition

250 dolphins could be killed :: Conservationists say 250 bottlenose dolphins will be slaughtered or sold by fishermen in Japan.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/01/18/jvm-sot-dolphin-slaughter-japan.hln.html?eref�ition

Stunning frozen caves :: The cold temperatures have completely frozen Lake Superior and exposed an iced-over cave.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/weather/2014/01/24/early-vo-lake-superior-ice-caves.cnn.html?eref�ition

Dancing boy wows judges :: An 8-year-old boy is lighting up the internet with his performance on "India's Got Talent." HLN's A.J. Hammer reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/showbiz/2014/01/23/sbt-indias-got-talent-dancing-kid.hln.html?eref�ition

Davos: Behind the scenes :: Davos: Behind the scenes
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/20/business/gallery/davos-behind-the-scenes/index.html?eref�ition

Davos' dictionary diplomacy :: I learned a new word today: Heterarchy. I came across it buried in this year's Davos theme. Apparently it means multiple structures, overlapping, interacting, connecting and networking. Good grief, am I really climbing a Swiss mountain to learn about an arcane corner of the English dictionary?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/17/business/davos-and-its-dictionary-diplomacy/index.html?eref�ition

A 'leg-up state' needed? :: In his book "The Great Escape", a masterful account of just how much richer, healthier, and happier humankind has become in the last century alone, Princeton economist Angus Deaton makes the inescapable point that whenever some people move ahead the gap widens between them and those they leave behind.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/20/business/davos-opinion-caring-capitalism-anne-marie-slaughter/index.html?eref�ition

12 die in Xinjiang province :: At least a dozen people died in police operations targeting alleged terrorists in a northwest Chinese province, which is home to an ethnic Muslim minority, state-run news agency Xinhua reported.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/25/world/asia/china-deadly-raids/index.html?eref�ition

Court: Activist sentenced to 4 years :: Xu Zhiyong, a high-profile Chinese activist accused of organizing protests against official corruption, has been convicted and sentenced to four years in prison, a Beijing court announced Sunday.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/25/world/asia/china-activist-trial-media/index.html?eref�ition

Man executed over sex slaves :: A Chinese man was executed on Tuesday for keeping six women in a dungeon as sex slaves and killing two of them, state media reported.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/22/world/asia/china-sex-slaves-execution/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Grammy Awards 2014 :: Music stars gather in Los Angeles
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25908728#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: F1 drivers behind the camera :: F1 drivers behind the lens not the wheel
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25876482#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Ten tonnes of water pumped per second :: Somerset has been badly affected by flooding. The pumping station is operating 24 hours a day shifting 10 tonnes of flood water per second.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25909068#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 27 January 2014 :: 24 hours of news photos: 27 January
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25910147#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Mother's ad begs son to come home :: A Chinese mother, desperate for her son to come home for the upcoming Lunar New Year, has placed a full page ad in a newspaper in Australia, saying she won't pressure him to get married anymore.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/17/world/asia/chinese-mother-newspaper-ad/index.html?eref�ition

Villagers build $2.1M 'money wall' :: Farmers from a village in southwest China literally turned a multimillion dollar windfall into a wall of cash.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/16/world/asia/china-money-wall/index.html?eref�ition

Police snatch outspoken scholar :: Police have taken into custody a Beijing-based scholar known for his criticism of China's policies in the restive western region of Xinjiang, his wife told CNN Friday.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/17/world/asia/china-uyghur-scholar/index.html?eref�ition

China's pirates snub smart watches :: From futuristic Google Glass headsets to smart watches like Samsung's Galaxy Gear, wearable gadgets are billed as the next big thing in technology.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/15/business/china-smartwatches-counterfeits/index.html?eref�ition

Female bodyguards for China's rich :: Yang Donglan has had an unusual career trajectory.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/16/world/asia/china-female-bodyguards/index.html?eref�ition

'Not a martyr' campaign gains traction :: Lebanese youth have started a movement to stop the use of the word "martyr" to describe innocent victims.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/01/22/jamjoom-pkg-lebanon-not-a-martyr.cnn.html?eref�ition

Alive in one photo, dying in the next :: Last month a student took a selfie while hanging out in Beirut... Moments later he was dead. But campaigners say he is no martyr.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/22/world/meast/lebanon-not-a-martyr-campaign/index.html?eref�ition

Did hackers cause Internet outage? :: Millions of Chinese netizens were prevented from accessing huge swathes of the Internet Tuesday, with many rerouted to a website owned by a U.S. company with ties to a group outlawed in China.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/22/world/asia/china-internet-outage/index.html?eref�ition

China's exports air pollution :: Pollution doesn't respect national borders.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/20/health/pollution-china-pnas/index.html?eref�ition

China's boom: 'Sim City' on steroids :: Imagine China's urbanization drive as SimCity on steroids.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/21/world/asia/china-urbanisation-lu-stout/index.html?eref�ition

China lifts gag on Lady Gaga :: Lady Gaga -- the flamboyant and provocative New York-based pop singer -- has been removed from a Chinese government blacklist, allowing her chart-topping new album "ARTPOP" to go on sale legally in China.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/21/world/asia/china-lady-gaga-ban/index.html?eref�ition

CNN reporter roughed up :: A high-profile Chinese activist has gone on trial in Beijing, accused of organizing protests against official corruption, his lawyer told CNN.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/22/world/asia/china-activist-trial-media/index.html?eref�ition

Oxfam: $110 trillion owned by 85 people :: CNN's Richard Quest speaks to Oxfam International's Winnie Byanima about a new report on global income inequality.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/business/2014/01/20/davos-income-inequality-oxfam-international-winnie-byanima-intv.cnn.html?eref�ition

29-Jan-2014 23:31 Obama

Obama promotes retirement savings plan on State of Union road trip :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/GF_i-pSqHA0/story01.htm

What you need to know about Obama's 'MyRA' retirement accounts :: http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/money_mostpopular/~3/Ufor2XJbC5s/index.html

Treasury to pick manager for Obama myRA retirement program :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/vy6G8f2WAHg/story01.htm

Obama Proposes Retirement Account Program That May Require Employer Action :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/JWRBZhjJpX0/story01.htm

Top 1% Got All the Goodies, But Bottom 99% Haven't Yet Suffered Enough, Say ... - OpEdNews :: http://www.opednews.com/articles/Top-1-Got-All-the-Goodies-by-Eric-Zuesse-Bailout_Barack-Obama_Conservatives_Lies-Republican-140128-134.html

Going It Alone, Obama Pushes for Year of Action :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/367a2633/sc/30/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CPolitics0Cstate0Eunion0E20A140Eobama0Echallenges0Econgress0Emake0E20A140Cstory0Did0F22272294/story01.htm

Obama warns divided Congress that he will act alone :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/Jcx3onuK9Hs/story01.htm

UPDATE 11-Obama warns divided Congress that he will act alone :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/oWmoH6yRXrM/story01.htm

Republicans respond and respond to Obama State of Union :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/Fc4n08wMtew/story01.htm

Reporter's Notebook: State of the Union, as It Was Spoken and as Decoded :: A reporter offers his best translation of what President Obama really meant as he addressed Congress.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/29/us/politics/state-of-the-union-as-it-was-spoken-and-as-decoded.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Frank Bruni's Blog: Obama's Magic Three :: The president found the soul of his speech, and of our country, in a few familiar faces.
http://bruni.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/28/obamas-magic-three/?partner=rss&emc=rss

Editorial: The Diminished State of the Union :: With no cooperation from Congress for enacting good policy, President Obama is being forced to govern by executive order.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/29/opinion/the-diminished-state-of-the-union.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

In State of the Union Address, Obama Vows to Act Alone on the Economy :: After five years of political combat, President Obama declared independence from Congress in his address, outlining a list of economic actions he will take without legislative approval.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/29/us/politics/obama-state-of-the-union.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

What President Obama Wants to Say Tonight But Can't :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/3676fc01/sc/7/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CPolitics0Cstate0Eunion0Ethings0Eobama0Cstory0Did0F2220A6897/story01.htm

Obama to lay out go-it-alone approach in State of Union speech :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/2VKJI4aTr6U/story01.htm

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Comparing Obamacare to Its Alternative :: The Republicans have been promising to "repeal and replace" the health law for years. Now we know what they want to replace it with.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/29/opinion/comparing-obamacare-to-its-alternative.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Best of the Web Today: Not a Dictator :: President Obama's declaration of ineffectuality.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324678604578342453770687898.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular


Obama

29-Jan-2014 22:30

Fined $1.2M for having 3 kids :: Oscar-nominated Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou has been fined 7.48 million yuan ($1.2 million) for breaching China's one-child policy, authorities say.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/09/world/asia/filmmaker-one-child-policy-fine/index.html?eref�ition

A most exclusive gathering :: Business leaders, heads of government, entrepreneurs and even the odd celebrity will be rubbing fur and down-quilted shoulders at Europe's highest altitude town, Davos, for the World Economic Forum's annual meeting next week.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/17/business/davos-the-worlds-most-exclusive-gathering/index.html?eref�ition

Swiss ski jumper flying high :: Aiming for Gold meets four-time gold medal winner Simon Ammann.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/sports/2014/01/23/spc-aiming-for-gold-simon-ammann.cnn.html?eref�ition

Ice-carved orchestra :: Ice Sculpture Artist Tim Linhart on making some of the rarest instruments in the world.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2014/01/24/newsroom-hk-ice-orchestra-sweden.cnn.html?eref�ition

250 dolphins could be killed :: Conservationists say 250 bottlenose dolphins will be slaughtered or sold by fishermen in Japan.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/01/18/jvm-sot-dolphin-slaughter-japan.hln.html?eref�ition

Stunning frozen caves :: The cold temperatures have completely frozen Lake Superior and exposed an iced-over cave.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/weather/2014/01/24/early-vo-lake-superior-ice-caves.cnn.html?eref�ition

Dancing boy wows judges :: An 8-year-old boy is lighting up the internet with his performance on "India's Got Talent." HLN's A.J. Hammer reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/showbiz/2014/01/23/sbt-indias-got-talent-dancing-kid.hln.html?eref�ition

Davos: Behind the scenes :: Davos: Behind the scenes
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/20/business/gallery/davos-behind-the-scenes/index.html?eref�ition

Davos' dictionary diplomacy :: I learned a new word today: Heterarchy. I came across it buried in this year's Davos theme. Apparently it means multiple structures, overlapping, interacting, connecting and networking. Good grief, am I really climbing a Swiss mountain to learn about an arcane corner of the English dictionary?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/17/business/davos-and-its-dictionary-diplomacy/index.html?eref�ition

A 'leg-up state' needed? :: In his book "The Great Escape", a masterful account of just how much richer, healthier, and happier humankind has become in the last century alone, Princeton economist Angus Deaton makes the inescapable point that whenever some people move ahead the gap widens between them and those they leave behind.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/20/business/davos-opinion-caring-capitalism-anne-marie-slaughter/index.html?eref�ition

12 die in Xinjiang province :: At least a dozen people died in police operations targeting alleged terrorists in a northwest Chinese province, which is home to an ethnic Muslim minority, state-run news agency Xinhua reported.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/25/world/asia/china-deadly-raids/index.html?eref�ition

Court: Activist sentenced to 4 years :: Xu Zhiyong, a high-profile Chinese activist accused of organizing protests against official corruption, has been convicted and sentenced to four years in prison, a Beijing court announced Sunday.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/25/world/asia/china-activist-trial-media/index.html?eref�ition

Man executed over sex slaves :: A Chinese man was executed on Tuesday for keeping six women in a dungeon as sex slaves and killing two of them, state media reported.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/22/world/asia/china-sex-slaves-execution/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Grammy Awards 2014 :: Music stars gather in Los Angeles
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25908728#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: F1 drivers behind the camera :: F1 drivers behind the lens not the wheel
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25876482#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Ten tonnes of water pumped per second :: Somerset has been badly affected by flooding. The pumping station is operating 24 hours a day shifting 10 tonnes of flood water per second.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25909068#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 27 January 2014 :: 24 hours of news photos: 27 January
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25910147#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Mother's ad begs son to come home :: A Chinese mother, desperate for her son to come home for the upcoming Lunar New Year, has placed a full page ad in a newspaper in Australia, saying she won't pressure him to get married anymore.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/17/world/asia/chinese-mother-newspaper-ad/index.html?eref�ition

Villagers build $2.1M 'money wall' :: Farmers from a village in southwest China literally turned a multimillion dollar windfall into a wall of cash.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/16/world/asia/china-money-wall/index.html?eref�ition

Police snatch outspoken scholar :: Police have taken into custody a Beijing-based scholar known for his criticism of China's policies in the restive western region of Xinjiang, his wife told CNN Friday.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/17/world/asia/china-uyghur-scholar/index.html?eref�ition

China's pirates snub smart watches :: From futuristic Google Glass headsets to smart watches like Samsung's Galaxy Gear, wearable gadgets are billed as the next big thing in technology.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/15/business/china-smartwatches-counterfeits/index.html?eref�ition

Female bodyguards for China's rich :: Yang Donglan has had an unusual career trajectory.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/16/world/asia/china-female-bodyguards/index.html?eref�ition

'Not a martyr' campaign gains traction :: Lebanese youth have started a movement to stop the use of the word "martyr" to describe innocent victims.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/01/22/jamjoom-pkg-lebanon-not-a-martyr.cnn.html?eref�ition

Alive in one photo, dying in the next :: Last month a student took a selfie while hanging out in Beirut... Moments later he was dead. But campaigners say he is no martyr.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/22/world/meast/lebanon-not-a-martyr-campaign/index.html?eref�ition

Did hackers cause Internet outage? :: Millions of Chinese netizens were prevented from accessing huge swathes of the Internet Tuesday, with many rerouted to a website owned by a U.S. company with ties to a group outlawed in China.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/22/world/asia/china-internet-outage/index.html?eref�ition

China's exports air pollution :: Pollution doesn't respect national borders.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/20/health/pollution-china-pnas/index.html?eref�ition

China's boom: 'Sim City' on steroids :: Imagine China's urbanization drive as SimCity on steroids.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/21/world/asia/china-urbanisation-lu-stout/index.html?eref�ition

China lifts gag on Lady Gaga :: Lady Gaga -- the flamboyant and provocative New York-based pop singer -- has been removed from a Chinese government blacklist, allowing her chart-topping new album "ARTPOP" to go on sale legally in China.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/21/world/asia/china-lady-gaga-ban/index.html?eref�ition

CNN reporter roughed up :: A high-profile Chinese activist has gone on trial in Beijing, accused of organizing protests against official corruption, his lawyer told CNN.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/22/world/asia/china-activist-trial-media/index.html?eref�ition

Oxfam: $110 trillion owned by 85 people :: CNN's Richard Quest speaks to Oxfam International's Winnie Byanima about a new report on global income inequality.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/business/2014/01/20/davos-income-inequality-oxfam-international-winnie-byanima-intv.cnn.html?eref�ition

29-Jan-2014 22:30 10

How Chipper Jones Saved Atlanta Braves Star From Epic Snowstorm Traffic Jam :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/368033f6/sc/13/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Cheadlines0C20A140C0A10Chow0Echipper0Ejones0Esaved0Eatlanta0Ebraves0Estar0Efrom0Eepic0Esnowstorm0Etraffic0Ejam0C/story01.htm

Fort Wayne births, through Jan. 26 - News Sentinel :: http://www.news-sentinel.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID%3D/20140129/LIVING/301299991/1008/biz

100M Credit Card Victims Need to Check Their Cards :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/3680d655/sc/25/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Cbusiness0C20A140C0A10C10A0A0Emillion0Ecredit0Ecard0Evictims0Eneed0Eto0Echeck0Etheir0Ecards0C/story01.htm

NJ Tot Left on Cold School Bus for Nearly 6 Hours :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/367edaf0/sc/33/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0Cnj0Etot0Eleft0Ecold0Eschool0Ebus0Ehours0E2227910A2/story01.htm

Club Beating Victim Mourned as 2nd Woman Charged :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/3680d659/sc/10/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CUS0CwireStory0C2nd0Ewoman0Echarged0Emurder0Enightclub0Ebeating0E22266340A/story01.htm

Thailand to deploy 10,000 police in capital to secure voting :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/sdrSfKFn3aw/story01.htm

Rep. Grimm Apologizes for Threat to Throw Reporter Off Balcony :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/367a2637/sc/7/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Cpolitics0C20A140C0A10Crep0Egrimm0Ethreatens0Eto0Ethrow0Ereporter0Eoff0Ebalcony0Eon0Ecamera0C/story01.htm

Meet the State of the Union Guest Who Got the Most Applause :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/367a263d/sc/30/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Cpolitics0C20A140C0A10Cmeet0Ethe0Estate0Eof0Ethe0Eunion0Eguest0Ewho0Egot0Ethe0Emost0Eapplause0C/story01.htm

Rep. Weber Calls President a 'Socialist Dictator' :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/367a263e/sc/1/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Cpolitics0C20A140C0A10Crep0Erandy0Eweber0Ecalls0Epresident0Ea0Esocialist0Edictator0C/story01.htm

Women in Texas Sue a Porn Site :: More than a dozen women filed a civil lawsuit in Texas state court against a porn website, Texxxan.com, alleging their intimate photos were posted illegally and included information that made them easy to identify.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323301104578258203530565638.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Ryan Budget Plan Draws GOP Flak :: House Republican leaders are drawing opposition from party members to the idea of revamping Medicare for more Americans than previously suggested.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324539404578342741269490544.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

TSA to Allow Small Knives on Planes :: The Transportation Security Administration said it would soon allow fliers to carry certain smaller knives onto airplanes, one of the biggest moves to scale back airport-security measures since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324539404578342580651057500.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Venezuela Leader Chávez Dies at 58 :: Hugo Chávez, a former tank commander turned populist politician who used Venezuela's oil riches to pursue his vision of socialism and challenge the U.S., died Tuesday from complications related to cancer.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203458604577265460960140008.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Cardinals Raise Questions Over Report :: When cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel to elect a new pope, the chapel will become a fortress of the Holy See's most carefully guarded secrets. But there is one secret many of the cardinals themselves are trying to divine.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324178904578342552773070858.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Five Stocks Handled the Heavy Lifting :: Five blue-chip stocks have accounted for about one-third of the rally in the Dow since the financial crisis.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324539404578342771985751896.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Beijing, U.S. Unveil New Korean Sanctions :: The U.S. and China introduced a new round of sanctions against North Korea at the United Nations that the U.S. said would significantly impede the development of Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs, in response to its test last month of an atomic bomb.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324539404578342311961968652.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Venezuela Consults Cuban Playbook :: Hours before announcing Chávez's death, the government resorted to a ploy to try to unite his supporters: Talk of an alleged conspiracy by the U.S. to destabilize the country.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323494504578342440377083144.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

The Power of Negative Thinking :: Both ancient philosophy and modern psychology suggest that darker thoughts can make us happier, writes Oliver Burkeman.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324705104578147333270637790.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Best of the Web Today: Not a Dictator :: President Obama's declaration of ineffectuality.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324678604578342453770687898.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Technology Shapes Kenyan Elections :: The Internet and social media in Kenya, which played a central role in this year's elections by allowing Kenyans to question candidates, took on a new function Tuesday—spreading messages of peace to avert new bloodshed.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324178904578342160621330212.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

Apps Are Creating New Jobs :: Mobile apps have spawned new sets of jobs that people are performing without having to have a computer-science degree.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323864304578320861732248742.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

EU Fines Microsoft $732 Million :: Microsoft has been hit with a $732.2 million fine by European Union regulators after it broke its promise to offer millions of users of its Windows system a choice of rival Web browsers.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323628804578343843582306944.html?mod=rss_most_viewed_day_europe

#SequesterThis :: Meat inspectors have to go, but fine wines are still on the USDA menu.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323494504578342603236052908.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

Say Goodbye to the 4% Rule for Retirement :: If markets don't cooperate, the conventional wisdom on how much you can withdraw from your nest egg each year can fall short. What are the alternatives? Here are three of them.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324162304578304491492559684.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular

John Q.: How Real Is This Horror Story? :: THE HOLLYWOOD VERSION
http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1001966,00.html?pcd=pw-magic


10

29-Jan-2014 21:30

Fined $1.2M for having 3 kids :: Oscar-nominated Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou has been fined 7.48 million yuan ($1.2 million) for breaching China's one-child policy, authorities say.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/09/world/asia/filmmaker-one-child-policy-fine/index.html?eref�ition

A most exclusive gathering :: Business leaders, heads of government, entrepreneurs and even the odd celebrity will be rubbing fur and down-quilted shoulders at Europe's highest altitude town, Davos, for the World Economic Forum's annual meeting next week.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/17/business/davos-the-worlds-most-exclusive-gathering/index.html?eref�ition

Swiss ski jumper flying high :: Aiming for Gold meets four-time gold medal winner Simon Ammann.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/sports/2014/01/23/spc-aiming-for-gold-simon-ammann.cnn.html?eref�ition

Ice-carved orchestra :: Ice Sculpture Artist Tim Linhart on making some of the rarest instruments in the world.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2014/01/24/newsroom-hk-ice-orchestra-sweden.cnn.html?eref�ition

250 dolphins could be killed :: Conservationists say 250 bottlenose dolphins will be slaughtered or sold by fishermen in Japan.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/01/18/jvm-sot-dolphin-slaughter-japan.hln.html?eref�ition

Stunning frozen caves :: The cold temperatures have completely frozen Lake Superior and exposed an iced-over cave.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/weather/2014/01/24/early-vo-lake-superior-ice-caves.cnn.html?eref�ition

Dancing boy wows judges :: An 8-year-old boy is lighting up the internet with his performance on "India's Got Talent." HLN's A.J. Hammer reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/showbiz/2014/01/23/sbt-indias-got-talent-dancing-kid.hln.html?eref�ition

Davos: Behind the scenes :: Davos: Behind the scenes
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/20/business/gallery/davos-behind-the-scenes/index.html?eref�ition

Davos' dictionary diplomacy :: I learned a new word today: Heterarchy. I came across it buried in this year's Davos theme. Apparently it means multiple structures, overlapping, interacting, connecting and networking. Good grief, am I really climbing a Swiss mountain to learn about an arcane corner of the English dictionary?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/17/business/davos-and-its-dictionary-diplomacy/index.html?eref�ition

A 'leg-up state' needed? :: In his book "The Great Escape", a masterful account of just how much richer, healthier, and happier humankind has become in the last century alone, Princeton economist Angus Deaton makes the inescapable point that whenever some people move ahead the gap widens between them and those they leave behind.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/20/business/davos-opinion-caring-capitalism-anne-marie-slaughter/index.html?eref�ition

12 die in Xinjiang province :: At least a dozen people died in police operations targeting alleged terrorists in a northwest Chinese province, which is home to an ethnic Muslim minority, state-run news agency Xinhua reported.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/25/world/asia/china-deadly-raids/index.html?eref�ition

Court: Activist sentenced to 4 years :: Xu Zhiyong, a high-profile Chinese activist accused of organizing protests against official corruption, has been convicted and sentenced to four years in prison, a Beijing court announced Sunday.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/25/world/asia/china-activist-trial-media/index.html?eref�ition

Man executed over sex slaves :: A Chinese man was executed on Tuesday for keeping six women in a dungeon as sex slaves and killing two of them, state media reported.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/22/world/asia/china-sex-slaves-execution/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Grammy Awards 2014 :: Music stars gather in Los Angeles
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25908728#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: F1 drivers behind the camera :: F1 drivers behind the lens not the wheel
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25876482#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Ten tonnes of water pumped per second :: Somerset has been badly affected by flooding. The pumping station is operating 24 hours a day shifting 10 tonnes of flood water per second.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25909068#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 27 January 2014 :: 24 hours of news photos: 27 January
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25910147#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Mother's ad begs son to come home :: A Chinese mother, desperate for her son to come home for the upcoming Lunar New Year, has placed a full page ad in a newspaper in Australia, saying she won't pressure him to get married anymore.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/17/world/asia/chinese-mother-newspaper-ad/index.html?eref�ition

Villagers build $2.1M 'money wall' :: Farmers from a village in southwest China literally turned a multimillion dollar windfall into a wall of cash.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/16/world/asia/china-money-wall/index.html?eref�ition

Police snatch outspoken scholar :: Police have taken into custody a Beijing-based scholar known for his criticism of China's policies in the restive western region of Xinjiang, his wife told CNN Friday.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/17/world/asia/china-uyghur-scholar/index.html?eref�ition

China's pirates snub smart watches :: From futuristic Google Glass headsets to smart watches like Samsung's Galaxy Gear, wearable gadgets are billed as the next big thing in technology.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/15/business/china-smartwatches-counterfeits/index.html?eref�ition

Female bodyguards for China's rich :: Yang Donglan has had an unusual career trajectory.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/16/world/asia/china-female-bodyguards/index.html?eref�ition

'Not a martyr' campaign gains traction :: Lebanese youth have started a movement to stop the use of the word "martyr" to describe innocent victims.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/01/22/jamjoom-pkg-lebanon-not-a-martyr.cnn.html?eref�ition

Alive in one photo, dying in the next :: Last month a student took a selfie while hanging out in Beirut... Moments later he was dead. But campaigners say he is no martyr.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/22/world/meast/lebanon-not-a-martyr-campaign/index.html?eref�ition

Did hackers cause Internet outage? :: Millions of Chinese netizens were prevented from accessing huge swathes of the Internet Tuesday, with many rerouted to a website owned by a U.S. company with ties to a group outlawed in China.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/22/world/asia/china-internet-outage/index.html?eref�ition

China's exports air pollution :: Pollution doesn't respect national borders.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/20/health/pollution-china-pnas/index.html?eref�ition

China's boom: 'Sim City' on steroids :: Imagine China's urbanization drive as SimCity on steroids.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/21/world/asia/china-urbanisation-lu-stout/index.html?eref�ition

China lifts gag on Lady Gaga :: Lady Gaga -- the flamboyant and provocative New York-based pop singer -- has been removed from a Chinese government blacklist, allowing her chart-topping new album "ARTPOP" to go on sale legally in China.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/21/world/asia/china-lady-gaga-ban/index.html?eref�ition

CNN reporter roughed up :: A high-profile Chinese activist has gone on trial in Beijing, accused of organizing protests against official corruption, his lawyer told CNN.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/22/world/asia/china-activist-trial-media/index.html?eref�ition

Oxfam: $110 trillion owned by 85 people :: CNN's Richard Quest speaks to Oxfam International's Winnie Byanima about a new report on global income inequality.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/business/2014/01/20/davos-income-inequality-oxfam-international-winnie-byanima-intv.cnn.html?eref�ition

29-Jan-2014 21:30 Obama

The logic behind Obama's new 'starter savings account' - Washington Post (blog) :: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/01/29/the-logic-behind-obamas-new-starter-savings-account/?tid%3DhpModule_ba0d4c2a-86a2-11e2-9d71-f0feafdd1394

What you need to know about Obama's 'MyRA' retirement accounts :: http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/money_mostpopular/~3/Ufor2XJbC5s/index.html

Treasury to pick manager for Obama myRA retirement program :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/vy6G8f2WAHg/story01.htm

Obama pushes minimum wage hike on State of Union road trip :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/GF_i-pSqHA0/story01.htm

Obama Proposes Retirement Account Program That May Require Employer Action :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/JWRBZhjJpX0/story01.htm

Going It Alone, Obama Pushes for Year of Action :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/367a2633/sc/30/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CPolitics0Cstate0Eunion0E20A140Eobama0Echallenges0Econgress0Emake0E20A140Cstory0Did0F22272294/story01.htm

Obama warns divided Congress that he will act alone :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/Jcx3onuK9Hs/story01.htm

UPDATE 11-Obama warns divided Congress that he will act alone :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/oWmoH6yRXrM/story01.htm

Republicans respond and respond to Obama State of Union :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/Fc4n08wMtew/story01.htm

Reporter's Notebook: State of the Union, as It Was Spoken and as Decoded :: A reporter offers his best translation of what President Obama really meant as he addressed Congress.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/29/us/politics/state-of-the-union-as-it-was-spoken-and-as-decoded.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Frank Bruni's Blog: Obama's Magic Three :: The president found the soul of his speech, and of our country, in a few familiar faces.
http://bruni.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/28/obamas-magic-three/?partner=rss&emc=rss

Editorial: The Diminished State of the Union :: With no cooperation from Congress for enacting good policy, President Obama is being forced to govern by executive order.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/29/opinion/the-diminished-state-of-the-union.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

In State of the Union Address, Obama Vows to Act Alone on the Economy :: After five years of political combat, President Obama declared independence from Congress in his address, outlining a list of economic actions he will take without legislative approval.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/29/us/politics/obama-state-of-the-union.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

What President Obama Wants to Say Tonight But Can't :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/3676fc01/sc/7/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CPolitics0Cstate0Eunion0Ethings0Eobama0Cstory0Did0F2220A6897/story01.htm

State of the Union Fact Check: Obama's Rhetoric vs. Reality :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/367a2635/sc/7/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Cpolitics0C20A140C0A10Cstate0Eof0Ethe0Eunion0Efact0Echeck0Eobamas0Erhetoric0Evs0Ereality0C/story01.htm

Top 1% Got All the Goodies, But Bottom 99% Haven't Yet Suffered Enough, Say ... - OpEdNews :: http://www.opednews.com/articles/Top-1-Got-All-the-Goodies-by-Eric-Zuesse-Bailout_Barack-Obama_Conservatives_Lies-Republican-140128-134.html

Obama to lay out go-it-alone approach in State of Union speech :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/2VKJI4aTr6U/story01.htm

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Comparing Obamacare to Its Alternative :: The Republicans have been promising to "repeal and replace" the health law for years. Now we know what they want to replace it with.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/29/opinion/comparing-obamacare-to-its-alternative.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Best of the Web Today: Not a Dictator :: President Obama's declaration of ineffectuality.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324678604578342453770687898.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular


Obama

29-Jan-2014 20:28

Fined $1.2M for having 3 kids :: Oscar-nominated Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou has been fined 7.48 million yuan ($1.2 million) for breaching China's one-child policy, authorities say.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/09/world/asia/filmmaker-one-child-policy-fine/index.html?eref�ition

A most exclusive gathering :: Business leaders, heads of government, entrepreneurs and even the odd celebrity will be rubbing fur and down-quilted shoulders at Europe's highest altitude town, Davos, for the World Economic Forum's annual meeting next week.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/17/business/davos-the-worlds-most-exclusive-gathering/index.html?eref�ition

Swiss ski jumper flying high :: Aiming for Gold meets four-time gold medal winner Simon Ammann.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/sports/2014/01/23/spc-aiming-for-gold-simon-ammann.cnn.html?eref�ition

Ice-carved orchestra :: Ice Sculpture Artist Tim Linhart on making some of the rarest instruments in the world.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2014/01/24/newsroom-hk-ice-orchestra-sweden.cnn.html?eref�ition

250 dolphins could be killed :: Conservationists say 250 bottlenose dolphins will be slaughtered or sold by fishermen in Japan.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/01/18/jvm-sot-dolphin-slaughter-japan.hln.html?eref�ition

Stunning frozen caves :: The cold temperatures have completely frozen Lake Superior and exposed an iced-over cave.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/weather/2014/01/24/early-vo-lake-superior-ice-caves.cnn.html?eref�ition

Dancing boy wows judges :: An 8-year-old boy is lighting up the internet with his performance on "India's Got Talent." HLN's A.J. Hammer reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/showbiz/2014/01/23/sbt-indias-got-talent-dancing-kid.hln.html?eref�ition

VIDEO: House of Commons :: Conservative MP Brooks Newmark is leading a debate on solar PV panels.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/21006885

Davos: Behind the scenes :: Davos: Behind the scenes
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/20/business/gallery/davos-behind-the-scenes/index.html?eref�ition

Davos' dictionary diplomacy :: I learned a new word today: Heterarchy. I came across it buried in this year's Davos theme. Apparently it means multiple structures, overlapping, interacting, connecting and networking. Good grief, am I really climbing a Swiss mountain to learn about an arcane corner of the English dictionary?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/17/business/davos-and-its-dictionary-diplomacy/index.html?eref�ition

A 'leg-up state' needed? :: In his book "The Great Escape", a masterful account of just how much richer, healthier, and happier humankind has become in the last century alone, Princeton economist Angus Deaton makes the inescapable point that whenever some people move ahead the gap widens between them and those they leave behind.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/20/business/davos-opinion-caring-capitalism-anne-marie-slaughter/index.html?eref�ition

12 die in Xinjiang province :: At least a dozen people died in police operations targeting alleged terrorists in a northwest Chinese province, which is home to an ethnic Muslim minority, state-run news agency Xinhua reported.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/25/world/asia/china-deadly-raids/index.html?eref�ition

Court: Activist sentenced to 4 years :: Xu Zhiyong, a high-profile Chinese activist accused of organizing protests against official corruption, has been convicted and sentenced to four years in prison, a Beijing court announced Sunday.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/25/world/asia/china-activist-trial-media/index.html?eref�ition

Man executed over sex slaves :: A Chinese man was executed on Tuesday for keeping six women in a dungeon as sex slaves and killing two of them, state media reported.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/22/world/asia/china-sex-slaves-execution/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Grammy Awards 2014 :: Music stars gather in Los Angeles
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25908728#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: F1 drivers behind the camera :: F1 drivers behind the lens not the wheel
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25876482#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Ten tonnes of water pumped per second :: Somerset has been badly affected by flooding. The pumping station is operating 24 hours a day shifting 10 tonnes of flood water per second.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25909068#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 27 January 2014 :: 24 hours of news photos: 27 January
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25910147#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Mother's ad begs son to come home :: A Chinese mother, desperate for her son to come home for the upcoming Lunar New Year, has placed a full page ad in a newspaper in Australia, saying she won't pressure him to get married anymore.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/17/world/asia/chinese-mother-newspaper-ad/index.html?eref�ition

Villagers build $2.1M 'money wall' :: Farmers from a village in southwest China literally turned a multimillion dollar windfall into a wall of cash.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/16/world/asia/china-money-wall/index.html?eref�ition

Police snatch outspoken scholar :: Police have taken into custody a Beijing-based scholar known for his criticism of China's policies in the restive western region of Xinjiang, his wife told CNN Friday.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/17/world/asia/china-uyghur-scholar/index.html?eref�ition

China's pirates snub smart watches :: From futuristic Google Glass headsets to smart watches like Samsung's Galaxy Gear, wearable gadgets are billed as the next big thing in technology.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/15/business/china-smartwatches-counterfeits/index.html?eref�ition

Female bodyguards for China's rich :: Yang Donglan has had an unusual career trajectory.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/16/world/asia/china-female-bodyguards/index.html?eref�ition

'Not a martyr' campaign gains traction :: Lebanese youth have started a movement to stop the use of the word "martyr" to describe innocent victims.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/01/22/jamjoom-pkg-lebanon-not-a-martyr.cnn.html?eref�ition

Alive in one photo, dying in the next :: Last month a student took a selfie while hanging out in Beirut... Moments later he was dead. But campaigners say he is no martyr.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/22/world/meast/lebanon-not-a-martyr-campaign/index.html?eref�ition

Did hackers cause Internet outage? :: Millions of Chinese netizens were prevented from accessing huge swathes of the Internet Tuesday, with many rerouted to a website owned by a U.S. company with ties to a group outlawed in China.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/22/world/asia/china-internet-outage/index.html?eref�ition

China's exports air pollution :: Pollution doesn't respect national borders.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/20/health/pollution-china-pnas/index.html?eref�ition

China's boom: 'Sim City' on steroids :: Imagine China's urbanization drive as SimCity on steroids.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/21/world/asia/china-urbanisation-lu-stout/index.html?eref�ition

China lifts gag on Lady Gaga :: Lady Gaga -- the flamboyant and provocative New York-based pop singer -- has been removed from a Chinese government blacklist, allowing her chart-topping new album "ARTPOP" to go on sale legally in China.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/21/world/asia/china-lady-gaga-ban/index.html?eref�ition

CNN reporter roughed up :: A high-profile Chinese activist has gone on trial in Beijing, accused of organizing protests against official corruption, his lawyer told CNN.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/22/world/asia/china-activist-trial-media/index.html?eref�ition

29-Jan-2014 20:28 Obama

What you need to know about Obama's 'MyRA' retirement accounts :: http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/money_mostpopular/~3/Ufor2XJbC5s/index.html

Treasury to pick manager for Obama myRA retirement program :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/vy6G8f2WAHg/story01.htm

Obama offers new 'MyRA' retirement accounts :: http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/money_mostpopular/~3/TkOFglZXZUg/index.html

Obama pushes minimum wage hike on State of Union road trip :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/GF_i-pSqHA0/story01.htm

Obama Proposes Retirement Account Program That May Require Employer Action :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/JWRBZhjJpX0/story01.htm

Going It Alone, Obama Pushes for Year of Action :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/367a2633/sc/30/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CPolitics0Cstate0Eunion0E20A140Eobama0Echallenges0Econgress0Emake0E20A140Cstory0Did0F22272294/story01.htm

Obama warns divided Congress that he will act alone :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/Jcx3onuK9Hs/story01.htm

UPDATE 11-Obama warns divided Congress that he will act alone :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/oWmoH6yRXrM/story01.htm

Republicans respond and respond to Obama State of Union :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/Fc4n08wMtew/story01.htm

Editorial: The Diminished State of the Union :: With no cooperation from Congress for enacting good policy, President Obama is being forced to govern by executive order.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/29/opinion/the-diminished-state-of-the-union.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

In State of the Union Address, Obama Vows to Act Alone on the Economy :: After five years of political combat, President Obama declared independence from Congress in his address, outlining a list of economic actions he will take without legislative approval.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/29/us/politics/obama-state-of-the-union.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

What President Obama Wants to Say Tonight But Can't :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/3676fc01/sc/7/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CPolitics0Cstate0Eunion0Ethings0Eobama0Cstory0Did0F2220A6897/story01.htm

State of the Union Fact Check: Obama's Rhetoric vs. Reality :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/367a2635/sc/7/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Cpolitics0C20A140C0A10Cstate0Eof0Ethe0Eunion0Efact0Echeck0Eobamas0Erhetoric0Evs0Ereality0C/story01.htm

Top 1% Got All the Goodies, But Bottom 99% Haven't Yet Suffered Enough, Say ... - OpEdNews :: http://www.opednews.com/articles/Top-1-Got-All-the-Goodies-by-Eric-Zuesse-Bailout_Barack-Obama_Conservatives_Lies-Republican-140128-134.html

Obama to lay out go-it-alone approach in State of Union speech :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/2VKJI4aTr6U/story01.htm

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Comparing Obamacare to Its Alternative :: The Republicans have been promising to "repeal and replace" the health law for years. Now we know what they want to replace it with.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/29/opinion/comparing-obamacare-to-its-alternative.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Best of the Web Today: Not a Dictator :: President Obama's declaration of ineffectuality.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324678604578342453770687898.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular


Obama

29-Jan-2014 19:27

Fined $1.2M for having 3 kids :: Oscar-nominated Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou has been fined 7.48 million yuan ($1.2 million) for breaching China's one-child policy, authorities say.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/09/world/asia/filmmaker-one-child-policy-fine/index.html?eref�ition

A most exclusive gathering :: Business leaders, heads of government, entrepreneurs and even the odd celebrity will be rubbing fur and down-quilted shoulders at Europe's highest altitude town, Davos, for the World Economic Forum's annual meeting next week.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/17/business/davos-the-worlds-most-exclusive-gathering/index.html?eref�ition

Swiss ski jumper flying high :: Aiming for Gold meets four-time gold medal winner Simon Ammann.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/sports/2014/01/23/spc-aiming-for-gold-simon-ammann.cnn.html?eref�ition

Ice-carved orchestra :: Ice Sculpture Artist Tim Linhart on making some of the rarest instruments in the world.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2014/01/24/newsroom-hk-ice-orchestra-sweden.cnn.html?eref�ition

250 dolphins could be killed :: Conservationists say 250 bottlenose dolphins will be slaughtered or sold by fishermen in Japan.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/01/18/jvm-sot-dolphin-slaughter-japan.hln.html?eref�ition

Stunning frozen caves :: The cold temperatures have completely frozen Lake Superior and exposed an iced-over cave.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/weather/2014/01/24/early-vo-lake-superior-ice-caves.cnn.html?eref�ition

Dancing boy wows judges :: An 8-year-old boy is lighting up the internet with his performance on "India's Got Talent." HLN's A.J. Hammer reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/showbiz/2014/01/23/sbt-indias-got-talent-dancing-kid.hln.html?eref�ition

VIDEO: House of Commons :: MPs are taking part in a Labour-led debate on teaching qualifications.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/21006885

Davos: Behind the scenes :: Davos: Behind the scenes
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/20/business/gallery/davos-behind-the-scenes/index.html?eref�ition

Davos' dictionary diplomacy :: I learned a new word today: Heterarchy. I came across it buried in this year's Davos theme. Apparently it means multiple structures, overlapping, interacting, connecting and networking. Good grief, am I really climbing a Swiss mountain to learn about an arcane corner of the English dictionary?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/17/business/davos-and-its-dictionary-diplomacy/index.html?eref�ition

A 'leg-up state' needed? :: In his book "The Great Escape", a masterful account of just how much richer, healthier, and happier humankind has become in the last century alone, Princeton economist Angus Deaton makes the inescapable point that whenever some people move ahead the gap widens between them and those they leave behind.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/20/business/davos-opinion-caring-capitalism-anne-marie-slaughter/index.html?eref�ition

12 die in Xinjiang province :: At least a dozen people died in police operations targeting alleged terrorists in a northwest Chinese province, which is home to an ethnic Muslim minority, state-run news agency Xinhua reported.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/25/world/asia/china-deadly-raids/index.html?eref�ition

Court: Activist sentenced to 4 years :: Xu Zhiyong, a high-profile Chinese activist accused of organizing protests against official corruption, has been convicted and sentenced to four years in prison, a Beijing court announced Sunday.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/25/world/asia/china-activist-trial-media/index.html?eref�ition

Man executed over sex slaves :: A Chinese man was executed on Tuesday for keeping six women in a dungeon as sex slaves and killing two of them, state media reported.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/22/world/asia/china-sex-slaves-execution/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Grammy Awards 2014 :: Music stars gather in Los Angeles
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25908728#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: F1 drivers behind the camera :: F1 drivers behind the lens not the wheel
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25876482#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Ten tonnes of water pumped per second :: Somerset has been badly affected by flooding. The pumping station is operating 24 hours a day shifting 10 tonnes of flood water per second.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25909068#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 27 January 2014 :: 24 hours of news photos: 27 January
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25910147#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Mother's ad begs son to come home :: A Chinese mother, desperate for her son to come home for the upcoming Lunar New Year, has placed a full page ad in a newspaper in Australia, saying she won't pressure him to get married anymore.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/17/world/asia/chinese-mother-newspaper-ad/index.html?eref�ition

Villagers build $2.1M 'money wall' :: Farmers from a village in southwest China literally turned a multimillion dollar windfall into a wall of cash.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/16/world/asia/china-money-wall/index.html?eref�ition

Police snatch outspoken scholar :: Police have taken into custody a Beijing-based scholar known for his criticism of China's policies in the restive western region of Xinjiang, his wife told CNN Friday.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/17/world/asia/china-uyghur-scholar/index.html?eref�ition

China's pirates snub smart watches :: From futuristic Google Glass headsets to smart watches like Samsung's Galaxy Gear, wearable gadgets are billed as the next big thing in technology.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/15/business/china-smartwatches-counterfeits/index.html?eref�ition

Female bodyguards for China's rich :: Yang Donglan has had an unusual career trajectory.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/16/world/asia/china-female-bodyguards/index.html?eref�ition

'Not a martyr' campaign gains traction :: Lebanese youth have started a movement to stop the use of the word "martyr" to describe innocent victims.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/01/22/jamjoom-pkg-lebanon-not-a-martyr.cnn.html?eref�ition

Alive in one photo, dying in the next :: Last month a student took a selfie while hanging out in Beirut... Moments later he was dead. But campaigners say he is no martyr.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/22/world/meast/lebanon-not-a-martyr-campaign/index.html?eref�ition

Did hackers cause Internet outage? :: Millions of Chinese netizens were prevented from accessing huge swathes of the Internet Tuesday, with many rerouted to a website owned by a U.S. company with ties to a group outlawed in China.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/22/world/asia/china-internet-outage/index.html?eref�ition

China's exports air pollution :: Pollution doesn't respect national borders.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/20/health/pollution-china-pnas/index.html?eref�ition

China's boom: 'Sim City' on steroids :: Imagine China's urbanization drive as SimCity on steroids.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/21/world/asia/china-urbanisation-lu-stout/index.html?eref�ition

China lifts gag on Lady Gaga :: Lady Gaga -- the flamboyant and provocative New York-based pop singer -- has been removed from a Chinese government blacklist, allowing her chart-topping new album "ARTPOP" to go on sale legally in China.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/21/world/asia/china-lady-gaga-ban/index.html?eref�ition

CNN reporter roughed up :: A high-profile Chinese activist has gone on trial in Beijing, accused of organizing protests against official corruption, his lawyer told CNN.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/22/world/asia/china-activist-trial-media/index.html?eref�ition

29-Jan-2014 19:27 Obama

The logic behind Obama's new 'starter savings account' - Washington Post (blog) :: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/01/29/the-logic-behind-obamas-new-starter-savings-account/

Obama offers new 'MyRA' retirement accounts :: http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/money_mostpopular/~3/TkOFglZXZUg/index.html

Obama pushes minimum wage hike on State of Union road trip :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/GF_i-pSqHA0/story01.htm

Obama Proposes Retirement Account Program That May Require Employer Action :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/JWRBZhjJpX0/story01.htm

Going It Alone, Obama Pushes for Year of Action :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/367a2633/sc/30/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CPolitics0Cstate0Eunion0E20A140Eobama0Echallenges0Econgress0Emake0E20A140Cstory0Did0F22272294/story01.htm

Obama to launch government-backed retirement savings program :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/vy6G8f2WAHg/story01.htm

Obama warns divided Congress that he will act alone :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/Jcx3onuK9Hs/story01.htm

UPDATE 11-Obama warns divided Congress that he will act alone :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/oWmoH6yRXrM/story01.htm

Republicans respond and respond to Obama State of Union :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/Fc4n08wMtew/story01.htm

Editorial: The Diminished State of the Union :: With no cooperation from Congress for enacting good policy, President Obama is being forced to govern by executive order.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/29/opinion/the-diminished-state-of-the-union.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

In State of the Union Address, Obama Vows to Act Alone on the Economy :: After five years of political combat, President Obama declared independence from Congress in his address, outlining a list of economic actions he will take without legislative approval.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/29/us/politics/obama-state-of-the-union.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

What President Obama Wants to Say Tonight But Can't :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/3676fc01/sc/7/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0CPolitics0Cstate0Eunion0Ethings0Eobama0Cstory0Did0F2220A6897/story01.htm

State of the Union Fact Check: Obama's Rhetoric vs. Reality :: http://feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654843/s/367a2635/sc/7/l/0Labcnews0Bgo0N0Cblogs0Cpolitics0C20A140C0A10Cstate0Eof0Ethe0Eunion0Efact0Echeck0Eobamas0Erhetoric0Evs0Ereality0C/story01.htm

Top 1% Got All the Goodies, But Bottom 99% Haven't Yet Suffered Enough, Say ... - OpEdNews :: http://www.opednews.com/articles/Top-1-Got-All-the-Goodies-by-Eric-Zuesse-Bailout_Barack-Obama_Conservatives_Lies-Republican-140128-134.html

Obama to lay out go-it-alone approach in State of Union speech :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/2VKJI4aTr6U/story01.htm

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Comparing Obamacare to Its Alternative :: The Republicans have been promising to "repeal and replace" the health law for years. Now we know what they want to replace it with.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/29/opinion/comparing-obamacare-to-its-alternative.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

How Obamacare affects your bottom line :: http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/money_mostpopular/~3/f37LWFjN61A/index.html

Best of the Web Today: Not a Dictator :: President Obama's declaration of ineffectuality.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324678604578342453770687898.html?mod=rss_Today's_Most_Popular


Obama

29-Jan-2014 18:26

Fined $1.2M for having 3 kids :: Oscar-nominated Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou has been fined 7.48 million yuan ($1.2 million) for breaching China's one-child policy, authorities say.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/09/world/asia/filmmaker-one-child-policy-fine/index.html?eref�ition

A most exclusive gathering :: Business leaders, heads of government, entrepreneurs and even the odd celebrity will be rubbing fur and down-quilted shoulders at Europe's highest altitude town, Davos, for the World Economic Forum's annual meeting next week.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/17/business/davos-the-worlds-most-exclusive-gathering/index.html?eref�ition

Swiss ski jumper flying high :: Aiming for Gold meets four-time gold medal winner Simon Ammann.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/sports/2014/01/23/spc-aiming-for-gold-simon-ammann.cnn.html?eref�ition

Ice-carved orchestra :: Ice Sculpture Artist Tim Linhart on making some of the rarest instruments in the world.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2014/01/24/newsroom-hk-ice-orchestra-sweden.cnn.html?eref�ition

250 dolphins could be killed :: Conservationists say 250 bottlenose dolphins will be slaughtered or sold by fishermen in Japan.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/01/18/jvm-sot-dolphin-slaughter-japan.hln.html?eref�ition

Stunning frozen caves :: The cold temperatures have completely frozen Lake Superior and exposed an iced-over cave.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/weather/2014/01/24/early-vo-lake-superior-ice-caves.cnn.html?eref�ition

Dancing boy wows judges :: An 8-year-old boy is lighting up the internet with his performance on "India's Got Talent." HLN's A.J. Hammer reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/showbiz/2014/01/23/sbt-indias-got-talent-dancing-kid.hln.html?eref�ition

VIDEO: House of Commons :: MPs are taking part in a Labour-led debate on teaching qualifications.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/21006885

Davos: Behind the scenes :: Davos: Behind the scenes
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/20/business/gallery/davos-behind-the-scenes/index.html?eref�ition

Davos' dictionary diplomacy :: I learned a new word today: Heterarchy. I came across it buried in this year's Davos theme. Apparently it means multiple structures, overlapping, interacting, connecting and networking. Good grief, am I really climbing a Swiss mountain to learn about an arcane corner of the English dictionary?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/17/business/davos-and-its-dictionary-diplomacy/index.html?eref�ition

A 'leg-up state' needed? :: In his book "The Great Escape", a masterful account of just how much richer, healthier, and happier humankind has become in the last century alone, Princeton economist Angus Deaton makes the inescapable point that whenever some people move ahead the gap widens between them and those they leave behind.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/20/business/davos-opinion-caring-capitalism-anne-marie-slaughter/index.html?eref�ition

12 die in Xinjiang province :: At least a dozen people died in police operations targeting alleged terrorists in a northwest Chinese province, which is home to an ethnic Muslim minority, state-run news agency Xinhua reported.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/25/world/asia/china-deadly-raids/index.html?eref�ition

Court: Activist sentenced to 4 years :: Xu Zhiyong, a high-profile Chinese activist accused of organizing protests against official corruption, has been convicted and sentenced to four years in prison, a Beijing court announced Sunday.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/25/world/asia/china-activist-trial-media/index.html?eref�ition

Man executed over sex slaves :: A Chinese man was executed on Tuesday for keeping six women in a dungeon as sex slaves and killing two of them, state media reported.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/22/world/asia/china-sex-slaves-execution/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: Grammy Awards 2014 :: Music stars gather in Los Angeles
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25908728#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: F1 drivers behind the camera :: F1 drivers behind the lens not the wheel
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25876482#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: Ten tonnes of water pumped per second :: Somerset has been badly affected by flooding. The pumping station is operating 24 hours a day shifting 10 tonnes of flood water per second.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25909068#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 27 January 2014 :: 24 hours of news photos: 27 January
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-25910147#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Mother's ad begs son to come home :: A Chinese mother, desperate for her son to come home for the upcoming Lunar New Year, has placed a full page ad in a newspaper in Australia, saying she won't pressure him to get married anymore.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/17/world/asia/chinese-mother-newspaper-ad/index.html?eref�ition

Villagers build $2.1M 'money wall' :: Farmers from a village in southwest China literally turned a multimillion dollar windfall into a wall of cash.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/16/world/asia/china-money-wall/index.html?eref�ition

Police snatch outspoken scholar :: Police have taken into custody a Beijing-based scholar known for his criticism of China's policies in the restive western region of Xinjiang, his wife told CNN Friday.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/17/world/asia/china-uyghur-scholar/index.html?eref�ition

China's pirates snub smart watches :: From futuristic Google Glass headsets to smart watches like Samsung's Galaxy Gear, wearable gadgets are billed as the next big thing in technology.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/15/business/china-smartwatches-counterfeits/index.html?eref�ition

Female bodyguards for China's rich :: Yang Donglan has had an unusual career trajectory.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/16/world/asia/china-female-bodyguards/index.html?eref�ition

'Not a martyr' campaign gains traction :: Lebanese youth have started a movement to stop the use of the word "martyr" to describe innocent victims.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2014/01/22/jamjoom-pkg-lebanon-not-a-martyr.cnn.html?eref�ition

Alive in one photo, dying in the next :: Last month a student took a selfie while hanging out in Beirut... Moments later he was dead. But campaigners say he is no martyr.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/22/world/meast/lebanon-not-a-martyr-campaign/index.html?eref�ition

Did hackers cause Internet outage? :: Millions of Chinese netizens were prevented from accessing huge swathes of the Internet Tuesday, with many rerouted to a website owned by a U.S. company with ties to a group outlawed in China.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/22/world/asia/china-internet-outage/index.html?eref�ition

China's exports air pollution :: Pollution doesn't respect national borders.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/20/health/pollution-china-pnas/index.html?eref�ition

China's boom: 'Sim City' on steroids :: Imagine China's urbanization drive as SimCity on steroids.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/21/world/asia/china-urbanisation-lu-stout/index.html?eref�ition

China lifts gag on Lady Gaga :: Lady Gaga -- the flamboyant and provocative New York-based pop singer -- has been removed from a Chinese government blacklist, allowing her chart-topping new album "ARTPOP" to go on sale legally in China.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/21/world/asia/china-lady-gaga-ban/index.html?eref�ition

CNN reporter roughed up :: A high-profile Chinese activist has gone on trial in Beijing, accused of organizing protests against official corruption, his lawyer told CNN.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/22/world/asia/china-activist-trial-media/index.html?eref�ition