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Olympian Liu Xiang's Split With Wife Of Only Nine Months Highlights Rise In China Divorce

Fans of China Olympic hurdler Liu Xiang sighed last week when the one-time sports hero announced his divorce from actress Ge Tian after only nine months of wedlock. Yet Liu’s woes are part of a long-term trend in China of rising divorce. The number of divorces rose by 3.9% in the [...]

Josh Hamilton has moved on as Rangers lose to Angels

On Thursday night, before playing the Angels for the first time since being abruptly traded earlier this season, Josh Hamilton slept fitfully. He got only a few hours' rest.

Garcetti, City Council throw homeless problem to the police

Mayor Eric Garcetti took office with a promise to end chronic homelessness by the end of 2016.

Angels beat Rangers, 8-2, in first meeting since trading Josh Hamilton

KEY MOMENT: Texas Rangers starter Chi Chi Gonzalez had almost worked his way out of danger. He'd given up a run in the second inning, then loaded the bases, but he had two outs and two strikes on Kole Calhoun. Then Calhoun ripped a double that scored three runs, giving the Angels an early 4-0 lead....

Mark Cuban says he sees DeAndre Jordan as 'Shaq-like'

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban had a huge victory Friday when free-agent center DeAndre Jordan agreed to sign with his team instead of returning to the Clippers, with whom he had spent his entire-seven season professional career.

Lakers don't have much hope of getting LaMarcus Aldridge

The Lakers should be used to this by now, waiting around and hoping the free agent they craved would agree to terms with them.

Big Trouble In Big China

China’s stock markets are having a bad second half of June and beginning of July.

Add ECB to IMF and Greek arrears can get ugly…

Apparently, or allegedly, as reported in press, Greece is now in arrears (err... default, or not or whatever) not only on IMF, but also on ECB.

Greece: What Are The Markets Telling Us About Risk?

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How Greece Created Hades For Entrepreneurs And Crippled Its Economy: Lessons For The US

Greece provides an object lesson in how bad government can ravage an economy. Successive governments have steered the Greek economy 180º away from the direction that increases growth and productivity, stifling entrepreneurship. U.S. leaders are making similar moves to a disturbing extent.

Uber Suspends UberPop Service In France Following Executive Arrests, Dangerous Riots

Uber has suspended its UberPOP taxi-ordering app in France following taxi driver riots and the arrest of several executives who were accused of "illicit activity." In June France's interior minister ordered a ban on UberPOP following... Read more The post Uber Suspends UberPop Service In France Following Executive Arrests, Dangerous Riots appeared first on Business Pundit.

We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Open Records Laws (in Wisconsin)

I guess William Cronon won’t have to worry any more about having his emails scoured by the Wisconsin GOP. From the Wisconsin State Journal: Legislative Republicans on Thursday passed sweeping changes to the state’s open records law that would dramatically curtail the kind of information available to the public about the work that public officials […]

The Vision

... John Jay, our first chief justice, wrote a gripping account of how his paternal grandfather, a French Protestant, returned home to La Rochelle from a trading voyage abroad to find his parents, siblings, and neighbors gone. Their houses were occupied by soldiers, their church destroyed, their savings confiscated. Show More Summary

New Credit Suisse CEO promises 'ruthlessly selective' review: FT

(Reuters) - Newly appointed Credit Suisse AG Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam, in an interview with the Financial Times, promised a "ruthlessly selective" review of the Swiss bank's businesses, amid expectations that the incoming CEO would cut staff by about 15 percent from its investment banking arm. Show More Summary

Lost Jack Bruce Tapes VI: Cream's Sound Fiasco, More Band Tension

In the first, second, third, fourth and fifth parts of this 1997 “lost tapes” interview series with late Cream bassist Jack Bruce, we discussed his Scottish roots, Sunshine Of Your Love, drugs, Cream’s breakup, David Letterman, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, White Room and Jimi Hendrix, among other [...]

In Athens district where the view is leftist, the word is 'no'

Radical ideas get passed around at the O Tseligkas cafe as easily as the plates of ruby-red tomatoes and wine-dark olives. White-haired leftists and tattooed rabble-rousers - sometimes one and the same - plot revolution, a better world or both as they sip ouzo and roll cheap cigarettes.

Greeks Turn To Bitcoin To Dodge Capital Controls

There is at least one legal way to get your euros out of Greece these days, to guard against the prospect that they might be devalued into drachmas: convert them into bitcoin. As Reuters reports, although absolute figures are hard to...Show More Summary

ABC's 'The Astronaut Wives Club' Episode 3 Holds Steady On Slow Pre-July 4th TV Night

ABC's 'Astronaut Wives Club' Episode 3 holds steady in ratings, rises in playback, focuses on Rene Carpenter's bid for individuality and independence in gender-defining era.

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