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When scams make headlines

n September 15, 2011, executives of Arevenca, an Aruba-based oil company, and Avic Xac, a Chinese state aircraft company, signed the biggest oil deal in history in Madrid. The agreement promised $200 billion a year in trade over 10 years at a total value of $2 trillion. Francisco Javier González, the president of Arevenca, spoke at the signing about plans...

PW names the 100 best books of 2014

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Publishers Weekly today released its list of the 100 Best Books of 2014, for the first time including three translations among its top 10 books, which were written by Hassam Blasim, Elena Ferrante, Marlon James, Lorrie Moore, JosephShow More Summary

Who cares who's a journalist?

B y next year, Coca-Cola hopes to have killed the press release. It believes the corporate website is dead, and it's shifting its money away from television advertising. It has little use for journalists who aren't interested in stories Coke wants to tell. Instead, it's decided that producing its own content is better than relying on others. To that end,...

Ship Owners to Receive $500,000 from Carbon Credit Claims

Two ship owners are due to be awarded a combined total of almost $500,000 when the first claims resulting from a carbon credits methodology developed by AkzoNobel and The Gold Standard Foundation are finalized next year. The program, launched in April, allows ships to generate income in the form of carbon credits, which are earned […]

Letters to the editor

For the love of science The title of Andrew's FB page ("I Fucking Love Science") and growing online empire is the first clue that the whole enterprise has something rotten at the core ("Do you know Elise Andrew?" September/October). The in-your-face F-bomb is a declaration that she holds to no tradition of civility, but instead marches under the most prominent...

Morning Lineup – October 31

It's that time of year again, when the hobgoblins try to outrun the trick-or-treaters in the race to grab the free candy.

Embedding with a homeless family

E very morning, Peggy Monroe scours the skin of her six children for bedbugs. When she finds one, she pinches it until it bursts. The King's Inn--a cheap motel off East Colfax Avenue in Aurora, CO, where the family has lived for about a year--is infested with the bloodsucking insects. At night, the four oldest children sleep on the floor...

Mana Neyestani reflects in 'An Iranian Metamorphosis'

I n the tradition of comic-book artists, Mana Neyestani signs the inside cover of An Iranian Metamorphosis not just with an autograph, but with a sketch. In front of a fan at New York's Brooklyn Book Festival in September, he traced a precariously balanced trapeze artist, hunched over with pen in hand, drawing the tightrope as he walks along it....

Friday morning feel good stories

Amy sends us our first feel good story today, it’s from Texas; The man first called 911 to say that someone was trying to break into his home, then called again minutes later and reported that the would-be burglars were smashing the window next to his door with rocks. He told a dispatcher that he […]

Microsoft, REI Among 100 Washington Firms Calling for Climate Change Action

More than 100 Washington businesses, including Microsoft, REI, Virginia Mason and Saltchuk, have launched an open declaration calling for action on climate change. The Washington Business Climate Declaration — a companion to the Climate Declaration launched in 2013 by Ceres — highlights the support of state business leaders for action on climate change: “we support […]

War and conspiracy

When Books Went to War: The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II By Molly Guptill Manning Houghton Mifflin Harcourt $25, e-book ur household boasts a soiled copy of Meyer Berger's The Eight Million: Journal of a New York Correspondent, a collection published in 1942 of the work of a well-remembered New York Times reporter. But this is not...

Frein arrested

The fellow we wrote about a few weeks ago who shot two Pennsylvania state troopers, Eric Frein, was arrested last night and hauled in to booking in the handcuffs of the officer that he killed, according to Fox News; “He did not just give up because he was tired,” state police Commissioner Frank Noonan said […]

Chuck Todd's Obama book says more about the author than it does about the president

hat makes the president tick is the question that preoccupies every White House correspondent. What makes this president tick has become the political question of our age. Distant, disdainful of Washington, somewhat depressive, and famously...Show More Summary

Britannia Awards: Robert Downey Jr Talks Retirement While Judi Dench Admits She Has Harvey Weinstein Tattoo On Her ‘Bum’ At Lively Show

Hollywood got a touch of British class on Thursday night  as  Robert Downey Jr., Mike Leigh, Julia Louis-Dreyfus,  Mark Ruffalo, Emma Watson and Dame Judi Dench  all were honored and showered with praise at the 2014 Britannia Awards....Show More Summary

Scary Truths About Giving That Every Donor Should Know

Some charities are so inefficient that they fail to even apply one third of their budget toward their mission (when we find such groups, they automatically are assigned a 0-star rating). When donors give small donations to many charities they end up on many mailing lists. Show More Summary

Who's hosted Meet the Press?

n September, Chuck Todd became the 12th full-time moderator of NBC's Meet the Press, the longest-running show on network TV. A look at some of his predecessors helps trace the highs and lows of the program's 67-year history. Martha Rountree...Show More Summary

Hospital observation status: The truth must come out

The observation status problem has continued to grow both larger and worse. My hospitalist colleagues and I are caring for patients in hospital beds in the exact same way as other patients in the hospital, but we are told that we must give them the designation called observation status.  CMS recognizes observation status as outpatient […]

Novus highlights nutritional solutions at Eurotier 2014

Novus International will be present at EuroTier 2014, Hannover, Germany November 11-14, Novus will then highlight its sustainable nutritional solutions for multiple animal species.

Wild Bunch Opens Window On Pan-European Digital Distribution: AFM

After world premiering Abel Ferrara's sex scandal pic Welcome To New York in an unconventional way at the Cannes Film Festival last May, French powerhouse Wild Bunch is launching Europe's first “e-distribution” company. The aim is to...Show More Summary

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