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  • Moscow-based European business lobby says regrets new EU sanctions

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Moscow-based Association of European Businesses (AEB) said on Wednesday it "deeply regrets" new sanctions imposed by the European Union on Russia. "Considering the volume of trade between Russia and the EU, and Russia and Ukraine,...
  • Hobby Lobby and the contraception it opposed

    Hobby Lobby and the contraception it opposed
    In the recent Hobby Lobby decision addressing the Affordable Care Act's insurance mandate for women's contraception, the U.S. Supreme Court raised several issues about religious freedom and the rights of corporations. What it didn't consider was whether...
  • Hogsmeade vs. Diagon Alley: Sizing up 2 Potter 'worlds'

    Hogsmeade vs. Diagon Alley: Sizing up 2 Potter 'worlds'
    In the tradition of the "Harry Potter" movies, Universal Orlando has come up with a sequel. On Tuesday, Universal Studios will open Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley, a follow-up to the blockbuster boy-wizard attraction that debuted...
  • City Council proving it's ready for reform

    City Council proving it's ready for reform
    One of Chicago's best-known and most reprehensible aldermanic quotes is that "Chicago ain't ready for reform." Then-Ald. Mathias "Paddy" Bauler's (1935-1943 and 1947-1967) legendary resistance to cleaning up city government stamped the City Council as the...
  • Mobile money grows in Africa but hurdles remain

    DAKAR (Reuters) - IT technician Mansour Diagne is one of the lucky few in Senegal to have a bank account, but when he needs to pay some bills or transfer cash to his sisters on the other side of the crowded capital Dakar, he reaches for his mobile phone....
  • Land of Linkin'

     
    An occasional listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. Kafka's Joke Book: A horse walks into a bar. The bartender asks, “Why the......
  • Fist bumps, high-fives spread fewer germs than handshakes, study says

    To fight the spread of germs, doctors should ditch the handshake and greet their patients with a fist bump instead, a new study says. Through a series of tests, researchers at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences at...
  • Lobbying expenditures against GMO labeling soar this year

    Lobbying expenditures against GMO labeling soar this year
    The food industry spent $9 million lobbying Congress to oppose laws requiring labeling for genetically modified products in the first quarter of this year, nearly matching its total spending for all of last year, a new report said. The Washington D.C.-...
  • Putin may have passed point of no-return over Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Vladimir Putin risks becoming an international pariah over the Ukraine crisis but the Russian president is battening down the hatches for the gathering economic and political storm. The United States and the European Union saw the...
  • Plant cloner goes green to save water

    Plant cloner goes green to save water
    Using a scalpel, sterile lab and recycled rainwater, Randy Strode clones millions of fruit, ornamental and flowering plants every year. Back in the '60s, Strode was a hippie, with a beard, Afro and peace-love-happiness outlook. Then came family and a...
  • French regulator rejects applications for free TV channels

    PARIS (Reuters) - France's broadcast regulator has rejected applications from TF1, M6 and Vivendi's Canal+ to shift three of their respective pay-television channels to free-to-air, dealing a setback to the companies and their staff. The CSA said in a...