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North Korea: The Impossible State

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  • Final Glance: Railroad companies

    Shares of some top railroad companies were mixed at the close of trading: CSX fell $.35 or 1.0 percent, to $33.51. Canadian National Railway Co. rose $.27 or .4 percent, to $65.57. Canadian Pacific Railway ...

  • Business Highlights

    ___ Not so fast cordcutters_cable's not going anywhere Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television ...

  • Ukraine parliament says 100s died in battle
    Ukraine parliament says 100s died in battle

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A report by Ukraine's parliament revealed Monday that more than 300 soldiers were killed during a weeks-long battle that marked a crushing setback in the military campaign to root out pro-Russian separatist forces in the east.

  • Teen convicted as 'armed clowns' spread panic in French towns
    Teen convicted as 'armed clowns' spread panic in French towns

    Béthune (France) (AFP) - The party is over for a fake clown who received a six-month suspended jail term Monday for threatening passers-by while in full circus garb, a disturbing trend terrifying towns in northern France.

  • Twins separated at birth share incredible reunion story
    Twins separated at birth share incredible reunion story

    Twenty-five years after being separated at birth in South Korea, twins Samantha Futerman and Anaïs Bordier were reunited the way most 20-somethings reconnect with distant friends and family members: through Facebook.

  • Japan's justice minister undone by cheap paper fan
    Japan's justice minister undone by cheap paper fan

    TOKYO (AP) — In the heat of summer, they are ubiquitous in Japan: cheap paper fans, advertising this or that company or product, handed out at outdoor events or busy train stations. On Monday, they brought down a politician.

  • Here's why renters in America feel trapped
    Here's why renters in America feel trapped

    In a recent report by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, researchers offer a sobering peek into the homes (and finance) of renters. It's not a pretty picture.

  • Parents pay the price for children’s student debt
    Parents pay the price for children’s student debt

    Parents who want to provide for their children's college education are being stretched to the brink with student loans.

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