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Category: Insight

Iceland v. Iceland — two European countries at odds

Iceland v. Iceland — two European countries at odds

Iceland is a country. Likely you knew that. A European nation famous for beautiful countryside, being tough on bankers and relatively liberal politically. Iceland is also a place in Britain. Several places, in fact.

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Chicago bars on hot seat for massive cover charges

Chicago bars on hot seat for massive cover charges

The Chicago Cubs are in the World Series for the first time in generations, and Cubs fans are feeling the love … but their favorite sports bars may not be sharing that love. Several sports bars in fabled Wrigleyville have started charging a cover for fans coming in to watch the games. Not all the bars are doing so, but some of the pubs are demanding upwards of $200 a head just to watch the game in their bar.

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Philippine president in hot water for separation comments

Philippine president in hot water for separation comments

All is not well in the Philippines. President Rodrigo Duterte freaked the international community completely out by announcing his “separation” from Washington. The alarm was so loud and widespread, both in and out of the Philippines, Duterte was forced to come back and clarify what he “really” meant.

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Uber Sued by Disability Group

Uber sued by disability group

Taxi cab companies and ride services have been looking for Uber’s kryptonite for years now without much success. Lawsuits haven’t worked. Political action hasn’t worked. Petitions, drives, and commercials haven’t made a dent. People love Uber, and they are choosing the ride service by the millions.

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Manuel loses at ballot box but still wins the Nobel Prize

Manuel loses at ballot box but still wins the Nobel Prize

It took years for Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and his negotiators to put together a cease-fire agreement with his country’s most violent and persistent militant rebel groups. But they did it. Then, when it looked like Colombia may have peace for the first time in most folks’ recent memories, the people voted to reject the peace accord.

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Backlash builds for Wells Fargo

Backlash builds for Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo has been in the news recently for all the wrong reasons. Predatory lending gave way to a massive scandal that revealed thousands of employees were creating millions of fake bank, savings, and credit accounts using the personal information of current account holders.

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ITT Tech fallout continues

ITT Tech fallout continues

When ITT Technical Institute announced it would be closing its doors recently, thousands of students across the country were left without options. They had invested time and money in a degree, but, partially completed, they had few options for completion. Nothing to show for their time but debt.

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ExxonMobil in trouble … again

ExxonMobil in trouble … again

Not long ago, the descendants of Standard Oil’s founder parted ways officially – and very publicly – with anything relating to their grandfather’s company, as it is today. They claimed the company was covering up climate change data they didn’t want the world to see, and the Rockefeller family was not interested in being a part of any cover up.

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Facebook taking heat over Vietnam photo

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Photojournalism tells a story. Often, that story is neither pretty nor heartwarming. Good photojournalism can get people thinking and reflecting as much as the best-written features can. And certain images are seared into our national consciousness. Armstrong on the moon. John-John saluting his father’s casket. Kent State students weeping over the bodies of their friends. Segregated lunch counters. A little naked girl racing down a dusty road trying to escape the carnage where her village used to be.

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KFC’s secret is out?

KFC’s secret is out

It’s one of the most well-guarded secrets in the country. Held as tightly as nuclear codes and who let the dogs out. What, exactly, are KFC’s 11 original herbs and spices.

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