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  • New England Brewing Decides To Rename Its Gandhi-Bot Beer

    New England Brewing Decides To Rename Its Gandhi-Bot Beer
    New England Brewing Co. said Friday it will change the name of its controversial beer, Gandhi-Bot, according to a statement posted to a state legislator's website. The brewery in Woodbridge said the renaming process could take as long as three months,...
  • Chinese director Jia Zhangke turns lens on nation's smoggy skies

    Chinese director Jia Zhangke turns lens on nation's smoggy skies
    Chinese director Jia Zhangke, a bête noir of censors whose socially conscious films have tackled issues of modernization, globalization, violence and alienated youth, has now turned his lens, briefly, on the country’s air pollution problem. In...
  • Chinese and Turkish cities and energy-boom towns dominate list of top economies worldwide

    Macau, the Chinese territory known for casino gambling, outperformed the rest of the world's major cities economically last year, according to a report out Thursday. Cities in the developing world, especially China, dominated the top of the annual...
  • Asian stock markets boosted by ECB stimulus plan, shrug off weak China manufacturing

    Asian stocks zoomed higher Friday, boosted by the European Central Bank's stimulus announcement, a long awaited move that also set off gains in Europe and on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.9 percent to 17,480.08 and Hong Kong's...
  • Japan readies for deadline set by Islamic State for hostages

    The deadline to pay a ransom for two Japanese hostages of the Islamic State group or risk their deaths loomed Friday, with no signs of progress on securing their release. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe convened his National Security Council to discuss how to...
  • Rick Daugherty: Proposed Trans-Pacific trade agreement bad deal for U.S. workers

    Rick Daugherty: Proposed Trans-Pacific trade agreement bad deal for U.S. workers
    President Obama at the State of the Union address briefly touched on trade. Yet what he advocated might have a greater implication on our lives than anything else that was mentioned. He said that "past trade deals haven't always lived up to the hype."...
  • Time of the turban: Headgear has different meanings for different cultures

    RAJASTHAN, India These are turbulent times for turbans, with terrorists and the Taliban giving them a negative connotation. But that has not always been the case. Jan Vermeer's famous painting, "Girl With a Pearl Earring," could just as easily have been...
  • Trudy Rubin: Foreign policy still a muddle

    If anyone still needed proof of President Barack Obama's reluctance to let foreign policy distract from his domestic agenda, he provided an excess in his State of the Union address. In the brief foreign policy portion of the speech, Obama revisited his...
  • Izakaya Mita brings binchotan and more to Bucktown

    Izakaya Mita brings binchotan and more to Bucktown
    Izakaya Mita brings the true spirit of Japanese izakayas to a Bucktown storefront. Mini-review: Izakaya Mita 1960 N. Damen Ave. 773-799-8677 Rating: !!! (out of 4) Off to a good start The jury is out on whether Jay Cutler is going to get his act...
  • Papal visit to the Philippines: business counts the costs, government talks up the benefits

    When the pope comes to town a big bill awaits the host country, but the mammoth crowds whipped up by the Roman Catholic Church leader also offer plenty of good business. In pope-adoring Philippines, which hosted the pontiff for a five-day visit that...
  • China blocks VPN services that skirt online censorship amid wider crackdown

    China is blocking VPN services that let users skirt online censorship of popular websites such as Google and Facebook amid a wider crackdown on online information, tech companies and specialists said Friday. The virtual private network provider Golden...