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Islamists approved a draft constitution for Egypt early Friday without the participation of liberal and Christian members in a rushed, marathon vote that inflames the conflict between the opposition and President Morsi.
Sitting in the lounge of a hostel in Munich, I looked around and noticed most people were consumed, not by interesting conversations with other worldly people, but by their electronic devices. In a setting where travellers normally gather to meet fellow globetrotters, laptops, tablets and smartphones were in abundant supply, while personal interaction was not.
A flyer in the lift of the hostel said wifi was available in the lounge but not in the dorms to discourage people from hibernating in their rooms. Internet in the common areas, it was assumed, would force guests to gather at one central location and mingle. But is that really how it works or has technology encouraged people to be less interactive in an otherwise hyper-social environment?
WASHINGTON — Consumer spending dipped in October, the first decline in five months, as Superstorm Sandy took a big bite out of paychecks in the Northeast.
Germany’s Parliament approved a package of new aid measures for Greece, clinching support for a plan to close a €14 billion gap in the nation’s finances and to ready a near €44 billion tranche of promised aid.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe
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TNF Recap: Brees, Ryan bust
Hopefully you weren't relying on Drew Brees or Matt Ryan to get into the fantasy football playoffs this week. Both quarterbacks struggled Thursday night during Atlanta's 23-13 victory at home. Brees completed just 28 of 50 passes (56 percent) for 341 yards …
Falcons injury report: Asante Samuel aggravates shoulder in Week 13
Ryan on victory over Saints
Bryant's crucial field goals lift Falcons over Saints
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Republicans say no to Obama's opening 'cliff' bid
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The Obama administration and House Republicans were at loggerheads Thursday in fiscal cliff talks, as the White House reportedly called for $ 1.6 trillion in new tax revenue and an unlimited debt ceiling on the table, …
Fiscal cliff talks likely to go down to the wire
How to raise taxes on the rich
Boehner: 'No substantive progress' in fiscal cliff talks
Zucker, with 'news in his veins,' to take helm at CNN
(CNN) — Jeff Zucker wants to inject more "passion" into CNN. He wants to help the network "broaden the definition of what news is." And he wants to beat Fox News Channel and MSNBC in the ratings. In his first remarks after the Thursday announcement that …
Jeff Zucker named president of CNN
How to fix CNN
Ex-NBC chief Zucker takes the helm at CNN