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Slight of hand

IS THE job of central bankers more like that of technicians, carefully turning knobs as they fine-tune the economy, or magicians, manipulating the audience into the suspension of disbelief? Most of the time it is the former. Monetary maestros nudge interest rates up and down with meticulous precision. Yet in extreme cases—such as when economies become trapped in a low-growth ...

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Luxury cruise ships

Cruise vacations have always divided travelers. People either love or hate the idea of being on a boat with a couple of thousand other people in the middle of the ocean. Whether you are a skeptic or not, many cruise liners provide passengers with the five-star luxury one might expect from a boutique hotel. Plus you get the added benefit ...

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How to avoiding costly airline change fees

There are some ways to get around the fees airlines charge to change flights. (AP) Airlines now get one-fourth of their revenue from fees, and one of the biggest is a charge of up to $200 to change or cancel a ticket. The fee galls consumers who find themselves with an unexpected need to change their travel plans. In some cases, ...

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An ocean of troubles

Courting black voters: Clinton pursues the black vote in Chicago and New… Democracy in America February 17th, 21:56 Encryption battle: Tim Cook, privacy martyr? Business and finance February 17th, 20:45 Plane truths: Bombardier on course for another bail-out Business February 17th, 20:23 Babbage: 5G to unite them all Science and technology February 17th, 18:23 The Bushes in South Carolina: George ...

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Nikki Haley: ‘Let’s make Marco Rubio the next president!’

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley endorses Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) for president at a rally Monday night in Chapin, S.C. (EPA/ERIK S. LESSER) CHAPIN, S.C. — Gov. Nikki Haley enthusiastically endorsed Marco Rubio for president here Wednesday night, giving the Florida senator a boost just three days before South Carolina’s crucial primary by saying he has passion, conviction and humility. As they stepped triumphantly off Rubio’s ...

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Jury acquits Ohio man of stalking Gwyneth Paltrow

In this Oct. 29, 2015 file photo, Gwyneth Paltrow arrives at the amfAR Inspiration Gala in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) A jury acquitted an Ohio man on Wednesday of stalking Gwyneth Paltrow after prosecutors said he sent her dozens of unsolicited letters and gifts in recent years. The case against Dante Soiu, 66, was the second in ...

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