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Congress to vote on Keystone pipeline in high-stakes challenge to Obama

November 13th, 2014  |  Source: The Guardian

Senate and House of Representatives schedule votes to support controversial pipeline, hours after president announced historic emissions deal with China

Both chambers of the US Congress will vote on a bill to approve the controversialKeystone XL pipeline in the coming days, in what could amount to an immediate challenge to Barack Obama’s efforts to reduce global carbon emissions.

The Untapped Value of Overseas Experience

November 11th, 2014  |  Source: Strategy + Business

How skilled return migrants can be your company’s agents of change.

Fighting Poverty: A Team Sport

November 10th, 2014  |  Source: HuffPo

The $9 Billion Witness: Meet JPMorgan Chase's Worst Nightmare

November 6th, 2014  |  Source: Rolling Stone

VNN is very happy to see Matt Taibbi  return to his regular beat @rollingstone


How Guy Fawkes became the face of post-modern protest

November 5th, 2014  |  Source: The Economist

ON NOVEMBER 5TH Britons up and down the country will light bonfires and set off fireworks to mark the execution of Guy Fawkes, a 17th-century Roman Catholic terrorist. More recently activists have appropriated the day as one of mass protest.


Baghdad Mansions Sell for $1 Million With Islamic State at Gates

November 3rd, 2014  |  Source: Bloomberg

Islamic State militants may be at the approaches to Baghdad yet members of Iraq’s Shiite Muslim elite are offering cash for $1 million homes in the capital’s sought-after Zayouna neighborhood.


This airline is making flights to Europe as cheap as $99

October 30th, 2014  |  Source: Washington Post

Wow Air, the roughly three-year old discount air carrier, is going where few other ultra low cost airlines have gone: across the Atlantic. And if all goes according to plan, it's going to do it much cheaper than anyone else.

Fracking Won't Stop Even With Oil Staying at Multi-Year Lows

October 29th, 2014  |  Source: The

With oil prices near multi-year lows, there's growing debate surrounding the question of whether expensive hydraulic fracturing can continue to propel the U.S. oil boom in the wake of low oil prices. 


How Do Credit Card Numbers Work?

October 28th, 2014  |  Source: .uk

“Many people think that the long number on their credit card is just a random number – just like the mobile number you get when you first buy a phone. But it actually works a bit like an ID – not only does the number reveal the identity of your card provider, it also reveals who you are.”

So saysJo Gornitzki, money editor at,


The world’s biggest economic problem

October 26th, 2014  |  Source: The Economist

Deflation in the euro zone is all too close and extremely dangerous

The world economy is not in good shape. The news from America and Britain has been reasonably positive, but Japan’s economy is struggling and China’s growth is now slower than at any time since 2009. Unpredictable dangers abound, particularly from the Ebola epidemic, which has killed thousands in West Africa and jangled nerves far beyond. But the biggest economic threat, by far, comes from continental Europe.


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