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Daily Archives: February 3, 2018

9 Things I Never Knew About Cruises Until I Ran the World’s Largest Ship

At a time when travelers are feeling more precious than ever about “authentic experiences,” the cruise industry is doubling down on the exact opposite: completely manufactured fun. Leading the pack is Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., whose mega-ships are destinations unto themselves: Its restaurants, casinos, Broadway-caliber musicals, silent disco parties, skating rinks, karaoke, dance clubs, and escape-the-room…

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Stock market loses nearly $1 trillion on the week

Brendan McDermid | Reuters Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., January 31, 2018. U.S. stocks lost nearly $1 trillion in this week's sell-off, according to Howard Silverblatt, senior index analyst at S&P Dow Jones Indices. The S&P 500 fell 3.85 percent in its worst week…

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Scary Friday could lead to scary Monday for markets

Friday's dramatic sell-off capped the worst week in two years for stocks, and investors were looking forward to Monday with trepidation. The wild ride, which shaved 3.8 percent off the S&P 500, is the first correction of more than 3 percent since just before the presidential election in 2016. Since the election, the S&P 500…

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The scientists calling Tom Brady’s bluff

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady advocates for an "alkaline" diet to lower the blood's PH levels From coffee enemas to alkaline diets, celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Tom Brady are using their star power to sell dubious health treatments to the adoring masses. What's a scientist to do? New England…

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Bitcoin braces for worst week since 2013

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Bitcoin's value has been very volatile during its nine-year history Digital currency Bitcoin has fallen 30% this week, leaving it on track for its worst week since April 2013. On Friday the price fell below $7,910 on the Bitstamp exchange, a 12% fall on the day before, but recovered slightly.…

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Scholar Tariq Ramadan charged with rape

Image copyright AFP A French judge has placed prominent Islamic studies scholar Tariq Ramadan under criminal investigation on two charges of rape. The 55-year-old was questioned by police in Paris earlier this week and has now been remanded into custody. He denies wrongdoing and is suing one of his accusers, a former radical Islamist, for…

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