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  • Johnny Winter, longtime ambassador of Texas blues, dies at 70

    Johnny Winter, longtime ambassador of Texas blues, dies at 70
    With his imposing height and flowing white hair, Texas blues guitarist Johnny Winter cut an intimidating figure as he roamed the stage. The guitarist died at age 70 on Wednesday in Zurich, Switzerland, during a European tour, a passing that confirms a...
  • Nepal sherpas can't help clear Matterhorn trail after entry permit tangle

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Zermatt has been forced to withdraw an invitation to 10 Nepalese sherpas to help restore trails around the Matterhorn as part of the 150th anniversary of the summit's conquest, after a bureaucratic tangle left them with no entry permits...
  • UBS cements lead as largest private bank, assets near $2 trillion: study

    ZURICH (Reuters) - UBS cemented its lead over U.S. brokerage Bank of America Corp as the world's largest private bank and is within striking distance of managing $2 trillion on behalf of the wealthy, according to a study on Thursday. The study by London-...
  • Track and field | Downers South coach Staisiunaite hurdling for another Olympic shot

    Track and field | Downers South coach Staisiunaite hurdling for another Olympic shot
    Downers Grove South girls track coach Egle Staisiunaite's summer trips to Lithuania have become routine. The next three months will be about business, not pleasure, for the 25-year-old Staisiunaite, a world-class hurdler and recent member of the...
  • Swiss government moves to curb pension-funded home ownership

    ZURICH (Reuters) - The Swiss government said on Wednesday prospective home owners should no longer be allowed to use pension funds as down payments for property, in a move it hopes will dampen an overheated Swiss real estate market. Ultra-low interest...
  • Swiss watch brand Zenith partners with Rolling Stones

    Swiss watch brand Zenith partners with Rolling Stones
    Time is on their side, yes it is. Or at least a luxury timepiece brand is. LVMH-owned Swiss watch brand Zenith recently announced a deal with the Rolling Stones that includes a 250-piece limited-edition run of watches set to hit retail in the fall....
  • 'The Amazing Race' recap, 'Bull Down'

    The 10th leg of the All-Star season took the five teams from Zurich, Switzerland to Seville, Spain. Here's what we saw in Spain. In this week's very entertaining Detour, we saw bulls running through the streets of Seville. Well, not actually bulls....
  • Esa-Pekka Salonen on multi-tasking, Northwestern and the CSO

    Esa-Pekka Salonen on multi-tasking, Northwestern and the CSO
    Perhaps Esa-Pekka Salonen's Nordic cool and Chicago's propensity for long, bone-chilling winters similar to those of his native Finland have destined this musician and this city to be soulmates. For certain the busy composer and conductor's long-running...
  • Planning your trip to the Zeppelin Museum

    Planning your trip to the Zeppelin Museum
    THE BEST WAY TO FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, GERMANY From LAX, Lufthansa offers nonstop and connecting service (change of plane) to Munich, Germany, and United, Air France, British and KLM offer connecting service. Restricted round-trip airfares range from $1,224...
  • Zkipster app manning Oscar parties' velvet ropes

    Zkipster app manning Oscar parties' velvet ropes
    Zkipster is aiming to make Oscars weekend a breeze for party planners across Los Angeles. The company's cloud-based mobile application tracks guest lists, allowing event coordinators to swap cumbersome clipboards for iPads. The app, also called...
  • Where does WhatsApp acquisition rank in history of tech deals?

    Where does WhatsApp acquisition rank in history of tech deals?
    One day later, Silicon Valley is still trying to pick its collective jaw off the floor following news that Facebook is going to buy WhatsApp for $19 billion. Even in a region accustomed to seeing companies pay big bucks for other companies with little...