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London Calling: Ex-Rocker Leads Capital’s Financiers Into Brexit Battle

March 20, 2017 |

As lord mayor—the City of London’s cheerleader-in-chief—in the Brexit era, organ-playing ex-rocker Andrew Parmley pulls out the stops for British financiers to win over investors.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

‘Flavorless as Dirt’: Girl Scout’s Honesty Leads to Big Sales

January 31, 2017 |

Charlotte McCourt, 11, has sold more than 15,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies in a manner so unconventional it’s making news: She’s been unflinchingly honest. Trefoils? “Kind of boring.” Toffee-tastic? “As flavorless as dirt.” Savannah Smiles? “Divine.” (Not all were negative.) Charlotte, a New Jersey sixth-grader, was dismayed…
Newser

A Fake News Story Leads to Nuclear Threat

December 26, 2016 |

If 2016 is the year of the fake news story, then it’s ending in appropriate fashion: One bogus story has just led to a veiled threat of nuclear retaliation. As the Times of Israel explains, the craziness began when a fake news site, AWD News, ran a fake story in…
Newser

App Leads Woman to Grisly Discovery: Her Husband’s Body

December 25, 2016 |

A California woman’s phone led her to her missing husband’s body before the authorities could find him. The San Francisco Chronicle reports the unnamed woman reported her husband, 49-year-old Jayesh Patel, missing when he didn’t come home Friday. Using a find-my-phone app, Patel’s wife traced him to a field behind…
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Trump’s plan to spend on infrastructure leads companies to pitch their products as infrastructure

November 19, 2016 |

Gone are the days when federal infrastructure spending was measured in highways, bridges and ports.

As President-elect Donald Trump considers a massive new spending plan on public works, policy experts, lawmakers and companies are racing to make the case that infrastructure could include projects…


L.A. Times – Business

In Europe, Trumpism Leads Down Different Economic Path

November 14, 2016 |

The market senses that Mr. Trump’s win is likely to lead to a change in U.S. economic strategy. For European populists hoping to ride his coat tails, electoral success would have a different result, Simon Nixon writes.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Bathroom Break Leads to Major Prehistoric Discovery

November 5, 2016 |

“A man getting out of the car to go to the toilet led to the discovery of one of the most important sites in Australian pre-history,” archaeologist Giles Hamm tells ABC News . Hamm was surveying a section of Australia’s Flinders Ranges when his partner, aboriginal elder Clifford Coulthard, had to…
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