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Local electric companies ramp up some of their biggest single-year rate increases. And they’re still no closer to fixing it.

Thousands of Washington-area customers are still grappling with staggering increases in their monthly utility bills.Despite promising “a real level of customer responsiveness” after a...

Improving Conditions? (Q1 2010)

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London Gatwick passport queues stretch for hours in passport chaos

Passport gates at the UK’s main airport were repeatedly hacked overnight, leading to lengthy delays for thousands of travellers.Arrivals at Gatwick airport ground to...

National dinners: Scrambled eggs with burnt, fried crickets and more

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This robot’s artificial intelligence helps beat the world’s best soccer players.

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Big boxy bottles and a lemon-sweet label: Why do people hate Mondelez’s ‘Lemonade’?

Written by By Michael Evans, CNNWhen a bar's packaging is sickly sweet, red -- and smells like a smashed jar of marshmallows -- the...

Why it’s wrong to limit free markets in the financial crisis

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Cryptocurrencies face big fines in China

Image copyright HBAN 3Visa, Mastercard and Chinese banks have been told that any use of cryptocurrencies will incur hefty fines.The Bank of China, one...

Michael Mandelbaum: The new forces driving finance are Chinese

Sovereign countries have always sought to control the economics of their societies and govern the economic policies of their people. A land that lacked...

U.S. Treasury Department refuses more than 700,000 child tax credit applications for lack of money

The State Department is once again turning away illegal immigrants who want to file for the child tax credit because the agency does not...

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