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The Economist

Global banks
The Economist
The names of the biggest half-dozen such firms adorn skyscrapers all over the world. This model of the global bank had a reasonable crisis in 2008-09: only Citigroup required a full-scale bail out. Yet it is now in deep trouble. In recent weeks Jamie ...

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New York Times

In Ellen Pao's Suit vs. Kleiner Perkins, World of Venture Capital Is Under ...
New York Times
Ellen Pao got a lot of advice about how to succeed in the clubby, hypercompetitive, overwhelmingly male world of venture capital. Her annual evaluations were filled with suggestions about how she could improve and perhaps even advance to the inner ...

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MIT Technology Review (blog)

Five Cool Things Revealed at Mobile World Congress
MIT Technology Review (blog)
Smart watches got stylish, tablets got new software, and virtual reality goggles wrapped their tentacles around everyone's faces. Some companies are deconstructing their mobiles into modules. And discussions of the next generation of mobile networks ...



It's World Book Day: Time For Reading Lists And Dress-Up
NPR (blog)
Put down that screen: Today's the day to celebrate holding a bound book in your hands. World Book Day celebrations include storytelling and dressing up as favorite characters. We bring you a roundup of stories and reading lists. Many young (and ...

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Guinness World Records

Harry Potter and nursery rhyme character gatherings set records on World Book ...
Guinness World Records
Two schools in England have marked World Book Day in memorable fashion today after setting records for the largest gathering of people dressed as nursery rhyme characters and the largest gathering of people dressed as Harry Potter. Altmore-Lathom ...



The Guardian

Schoolboy barred from World Book Day over Christian Grey costume
The Guardian
Serial killers, wicked witches and evil warlords were all permitted, but when a pupil turned up in school for World Book Day as the BDSM-addicted protagonist from Fifty Shades of Grey, teachers drew the line. Liam Scholes, 11, was told by Sale high ...
Fifty Shades of Grey costume gets boy barred from World Book DayTelegraph.co.uk
An 11-year-old boy was banned from his school's World Book Day for dressing ...Metro
Boy, 11, 'excluded' from World Book Day event after dressing Fifty Shades of ...Daily Mail
The Independent -Belfast Telegraph -Mashable
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ESPN

ESPN lands World Cup of Hockey
ESPN
ESPN has been awarded exclusive U.S. broadcast rights to the World Cup of Hockey, which will be held in Toronto in the fall of 2016, officials announced Wednesday. The broadcast deal covers all tournament games, including the best-of-three final that ...
NHL awards World Cup of Hockey US television rights to ESPNCBSSports.com
NHL scores with ESPN's World Cup of Hockey broadcast dealSI.com
Why NHL chose ESPN, Sportsnet for World Cup of HockeyYahoo Sports (blog)
New York Times
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Kaka: Brazil's MLS star with his eye on World Cup 2018
CNN
But interest was high that a former Ballon d'Or winner would be coming to play his football in a place more commonly associated with Disney World and Universal Studios. Local news stations carried live pictures of Kaka's plane touching down. Leaving ...

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USA TODAY

World's oldest person has lots of company in Japan
USA TODAY
TOKYO — So what does Misao Okawa, the world's oldest person, think about her long life as she turned 117 on Thursday? "It seemed rather short," she said, according to the Associated Press, at a family celebration Wednesday at the nursing home in Osaka ...
World's Oldest Person Turns 117, Reveals Secret to Long LifeABC News
13 Secrets to Living Longer From the World's Oldest PeopleTIME
World's Oldest Person Misao Okawa Turns 117Discovery News
Newsweek -Orlando Sentinel
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The Guardian

Isis extremists bulldoze ancient Assyrian site near Mosul
The Guardian
Islamic State fighters have looted and bulldozed the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, the Iraqi government said, in their latest assault on some of the world's greatest archaeological and cultural treasures. A tribal source from the nearby city of ...

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