Free exchange: The benefits of Brentry

THIS week the Institute for Economic Affairs, a British think-tank, awarded a prize of €100,000 ($138,000) for the most compelling plan for a British withdrawal from the European Union. The winner, a British diplomat named Iain Mansfield,

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Saving your life at speed and in style Volvo have been responsible for some of the greatest advancements in car safety. We list off the top ways they’ve kept you safe today, even if you don’t drive

China economic growth slows to 18-month low in first quarter

By Adam Rose BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s economy grew at its slowest pace in 18 months in the first quarter of 2014, official data showed on Wednesday, with signs of waning momentum already prompting limited government action

Federal Diary: Charities hit OPM’s federal workplace giving rules, but welcome invitation to discuss them

Among the new rules: Cash donations will be eliminated, all charities will pay a nonrefundable application fee, and, in an effort to “streamline” operations, the distribution of funds to charities will move from more than 150 CFC

5 myths about the ER, debunked

Editor’s note: Dr. Anwar Osborne is an emergency room physician and a public voices fellow at the OpEd Project at Emory University. (CNN) — The hospital emergency room is the front door of the health care system.

80-year-old Colo. bar stays true to Coors

Alice and Harry Artemis at The Columbine Cafe, which has been in their family for 80 years. In the eighty years since Mike Hatzis, a Greek immigrant and World War I veteran, opened the Columbine Café, the

Asian shares edge higher on solid U.S. data

By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares edged higher on Tuesday after upbeat U.S. data helped Wall Street bounce from a sharp selloff in recent days, though tensions in Ukraine tempered demand for riskier assets. The

Obama honors LBJ’s ‘Great Society’ legacy

Austin, Texas (CNN) — Honoring the legacy of a former president he’s barely mentioned previously, President Barack Obama on Thursday cast Lyndon B. Johnson’s push to end legal segregation as a factor in his own ascension to

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: The ugly twins of finance

YOU could argue that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, two “government-sponsored enterprises” (GSEs) in the mortgage business which received the biggest bail-out of the financial crisis, have paid their debt to society. At any rate, the revenues

Tech Protesters Get Personal, Target San Francisco Landlord

Jeff Chiu/The Associated PressHousing activists gather outside of City Hall in San Francisco on Jan. 21 to protest tech-worker shuttle buses. By Sarah McBride Demonstrations against the grip on San Francisco held by wealthy technology workers took