Central banks dash hopes

Two central bank meetings in one week. Investors were waiting for action from the US Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank. The ECB’s


Remembering Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe is being given a full star tribute by The Hollywood Museum. The highlight is a collection of photos by George Barris, a good friend


US jobs increase in July

More jobs were created in July in the US, but the unemployment rate there went up. US companies hired the most workers in five months -163,000 –


Toyota profits rebound

Toyota has bounced back to its highest profit in four years as it recovers from last year’s earthquake and tsunami. Quarterly operating profit was


Oil pipeline threatens Babylon

The fate of the ancient city of Babylon is causing a diplomatic row between the Iraqi government and UNESCO – the arm of the UN responsible for


Informal learning

Learning can take place anywhere, any time. It is not necessary to be in a classroom. We explore some non-traditional learning experiences at the

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Topless protest in London

Four women from the Ukrainian activist group Femen staged a topless protest outside London’s City Hall on Thursday August 2. The protest aimed to