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The Fine Art of Stopping a Bullet
Meet the Virginia retailer who dresses the real James Bonds.
Who Do You Sue When Your Building Explodes?
On Thursday, dozens were left homeless after a New York City building collapsed.
Facebook Tests Solar-Powered Internet Drones, Wider Than a Jumbo Jet
Facebook says the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle will be used to connect remote regions to the internet.
UK and Norway to Lay World’s Longest Subsea Power Cable
The cable will transmit enough hydro-power to supply 750,000 British homes.
German Consumer Confidence Reaches 13-Year Peak
Income expectations and willingness to spend at highest since Germany joined common currency in 2002.
Fears That Iran Will ‘Flood’ the Oil Market Exaggerated
Part of the ongoing nuclear negotiations involve lifting the sanctions currently imposed on Iran.
Small Is Beautiful for Kraft, Heinz Investment Bankers
The deal between Heinz and Kraft involves a stock exchange sweetened by a dividend financed by Berkshire Hathaway and 3G.
Kraft and Heinz to Form North America's Third Largest Food Party
The merger is expected to close in the second half of this year.
UK Inflation Rate Hits 0% in Boon for Consumers and Businesses
Inflation at record low as oil prices fall, increasing spending power and cutting manufacturing costs.
Manipulating Wikipedia to Promote a Bogus Business School
Wikipedia has banned an administrator for deleting negative stories about a fake business school in India.
British Banking Body Calls for Supervision of Tech Challengers
More than a quarter of customers use mobile banking while tech firms Google and Apple offer payment services.
What Has Obamacare Done for Jobs?
It is not easy to make a convincing case that job gains have lagged since the ACA passed.
Gulf States Call for New Media Group to Defend Oil Industry
Arab-Gulf oil ministers want media to present policy in a positive way after oil price coverage.
First Islamic Bank to Open in Germany
Islamic banks abide by Sharia law, something which some argue makes them more attractive to customers.
Five Ways Obamacare Has Improved Your Health Care
From preventive medicine to better access to doctors at weekends, Obamacare has changed health care for the better.
2% of UK Firms Insured Against Cyber Attacks
Last year, cyber security breaches costs the UK economy billions of pounds.
A Look Inside Robert Durst's Home Life
“You’re married to a person who at the bare minimum chopped up a human being.”
What It Was Like to Work for Robert Durst
“His place was fuming with weed, and he was stoned all the time.”
TSB Agrees to $2.5 Billion Takeover by Spain's Sabadell
Sabadell chairman said the bank was attracted to Britain by the strength of the economy and healthy margins.
How Close Do You Live to Robert Durst?
Tracking the many properties associated with the real estate heir turned murder suspect.
UK to Prosecute Bankers Who Aid Tax Evasion
Enablers, chief executives and offshore evaders to face penalties and prosecution.
Stephen Green Denies Knowledge of HSBC Tax Evasion
The Church of England priest and former chairman of HSBC denies all knowledge of tax avoidance scandal as fight breaks out in City church
Oil Up, Dollar Down on U.S. Rate Hike Fears
The dollar's tumble on the Fed's latest policy statement changed the market's direction.
Robert Durst Had a Gun With a Spent Bullet in His Hotel Room
Durst checked into the hotel under the name "Everette Ward."
The Shadowy History of Robert Durst's Real Estate Holdings
Durst may have been booted from his namesake company, but his real estate connections live on.
UK Chancellor Throws Billion-Pound Lifeline to North Sea Oil Industry
£1.3 billion promised to boost investment in oil and gas by British chancellor in final pre-election budget.
They’ll Talk About Race in Seattle's Starbucks, But They’d Rather Talk About George Lucas
Starbucks #racetogether campaign is encouraging baristas and clientele to have conversations about race.
Ryanair to Launch $14 Flights to America
Europe’s largest budget airline hopes to start offering the cheap seats within five years.
E-Cigarettes, Craft Beer and Protein Powder in British Inflation Basket
New inflation data also shows change in media consumption, with online music and games subscriptions included.
Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Has Women in Tech Talking
The gender discrimination suit has tech women talking, though not necessarily loudly.