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Modern Love: The Invention of the Diamond Engagement Ring

Aja Raden | Posted 02.14.2017 | Style
Aja Raden

This isn't a hate-on romance, or jewelry. I love both. This is just the story of a story. In fact, it's the story of two stories. One is the story of the very first diamond engagement ring, given to the Princess Mary of Burgundy by Archduke Maximillion when he proposed in 1477 AD.

The Kingpin Strategy

Andrew Cockburn | Posted 06.28.2015 | Politics
Andrew Cockburn

As the war on terror nears its 14th anniversary -- a war we seem to be losing, given jihadist advances in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen -- the U.S. sticks stolidly to its strategy of "high-value targeting," our preferred euphemism for assassination.

U.S. Will Seek Extradition Of Mexican Cartel Kingpin

Reuters | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

(Updates with lawyer denying phone link In paragraphs 7-8) By John Shiffman and Gabriel Stargardter WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY, Feb 23 (Reuters)...

Bravery Tapes: Young Courage Amid Mexico's Violence

Jens Erik Gould | Posted 05.27.2013 | World
Jens Erik Gould

Of all the horrors associated with a conflict that has killed tens of thousands of Mexicans, the country's children and adolescents are perhaps the greatest casualty.

Shocking Theory For Who's Behind Libor Scandal

Reuters | Posted 04.24.2013 | Business

PARIS, Feb 22 (Reuters) - The European Commission suspects the existence of cartels involved in manipulating lending benchmarks such as Libor and Eu...

9-Year-Old Boy With Massive Tumor Plucked From Dangerous Mexico City By U.S. Feds

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 07.21.2012 | World

U.S. federal agents plucked a 9-year-old boy with a massive tumor from a dangerous city in Mexico and transported him in an armored vehicle across the...

No Letup on Big Telecom and Big Media Companies Behaving Badly

Art Brodsky | Posted 04.25.2012 | Technology
Art Brodsky

The idea of big companies continuing to control their markets, and control the behavior of consumers, continues to march on. Even now, two major deals are proceeding apace, one in telecom and one in the entertainment world.

Under Pressure, OPEC Hammers Out Deal to Raise Oil Supply

Posted 08.08.2011 | Business

VIENNA (Ramin Mostafavi and Alex Lawler) - OPEC producers on Wednesday hammered out a deal to raise oil supplies for the first time in four years to s...

Weekly Diaspora: How Bad U.S.-Latin American Policy Fuels Unauthorized Immigration

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Too often, the immigration debate in this country ignores the role U.S. foreign policy plays in fue...

3 Out Of 4 Guns In Mexico Crimes Come From U.S. Border States, Mayors Say

ABC News | Richard Esposito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A shocking new report obtained by ABC News says that as many as three out of four guns used in crimes in Mexico can be traced to gun stores just acros...

Bank Compensation Cartels

The 14th Banker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
The 14th Banker

Banks are run by Compensation Cartels. They buy the myth of superhero financial status, despite the fact that they consistently destroy long term value at banks.

Help Wanted: Mexican Drug Kingpin

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

Mexico's drug-related violence will not end with the death of drug kingpin Beltran Leyva. Until we recognize that the U.S.-led global war on drugs is the systemic cause of the carnage, violence will intensify.

Obama's Oil Company Windfall Profits Tax and the Wall Street Journal's Celebration

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The oil companies were not manipulating commodity prices. Their role has been limited to cheering on OPEC and lobbying our government to remain dangerously benign.