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Not dead, just resting

IN 1990 hedge funds were still rare birds; 500-odd funds managed around $40 billion, mostly for rich individuals. Few people understood what they did or bothered to find out. By the end of 2015, the sector had mushroomed to include nearly 9,000 funds managing roughly $3 trillion. Along with private equity, the industry was classed as an “alternative asset”, attractive ...

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Italian ‘coffee king’ buried in giant espresso pot

Renato Bialetti’s ashes were buried in a stovetop espresso maker. (AP) Renato Bialetti, the coffee king whose name is synonymous with the iconic aluminum stovetop esspresso makers, died last week at the age of 93. In an unusual and strangely befitting tribute, the ashes of this well-known Italian coffee impresario were placed in a giant Moka pot, which he made famous, ...

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'Mockingbird' author Harper Lee buried in Alabama hometown

Aug. 20, 2007. Harper Lee smiles during a ceremony honoring the four new members of the Alabama Academy of Honor at the Capitol in Montgomery, Ala. (Reuters) On a day when mockingbirds sang outside the courthouse that inspired her classic American novel, author Harper Lee was laid to rest in a private ceremony, a reflection of how she had lived. Click ...

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Los Angeles Rams News: James Laurinaitis Used As Relocation Mouthpiece Before Being Cut [VIDEO]

Los Angeles Rams News: James Laurinaitis Used As Relocation Mouthpiece Before Being Cut [VIDEO] Sign Up for Sports World News’ Newsletter and never miss out on our most popular stories. The Rams used middle linebacker James Laurinaitis to talk to media about their relocation to Los Angeles before releasing him. (Photo : Getty Images) The Los Angeles Rams made a ...

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Irate traveler stripped at airport to protest slow security

Published February 19, 2016 Irish-born graduate Eimear Ni Ghiallgairrh, 29, whipped off her skirt in the customs area in protest over delays. (Reuters) A female passenger on her way to a job interview in Barcelona became so exasperated by the slow security procedures at London’s Stansted Airport that she started to strip –before being arrested.  Irish-born graduate Eimear Ni Ghiallgairrh, 29, ...

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Lock of John Lennon's hair fetches $35,000 at auction

This photo provided by Heritage Auctions shows a 4-inch lock of hair that was collected by a German hairdresser who trimmed John Lennon’s hair before he started shooting “How I Won the War.” Heritage Auctions says the lock of hair is expected to sell for $10,000 at a Dallas auction later this month. (Heritage Auctions via AP) DALLAS –  A ...

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Another Doha merry-go-round

QATAR’S capital is an inauspicious place for dealmaking. The Doha round of world-trade talks meandered on for almost 15 years. An agreement there on February 16th between Saudi Arabia and Russia, two of the world’s biggest oil producers, to freeze production at January levels if others join in, may presage a similarly never-ending saga to shore up oil prices. That ...

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