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Indianapolis Airport Named Best In North America – NPR

The Indianapolis International Airport was named the “Best Airport in North America” by the Airports Council International. The annual Airport Service Quality awards are determined by year-round passenger satisfaction surveys. Other winners include Cape Town International Airport – deemed Best in Africa. In the Middle East, Abu Dhabi won the top honor. Indianapolis Airport Named […]

Anlaysis: Mexico telecoms reform pits America Movil vs. Televisa – Fox Business

MEXICO CITY –  Mexico’s ambitious bid to overhaul its phone and television markets threatens to eat into revenue of the major players, telecoms tycoon Carlos Slim and TV mogul Emilio Azcarraga, and may force the two to seek new business on each other’s turf. A new bill aims to stir up competition in the telecoms […]

America’s Cup to cost S.F. millions less – San Francisco Chronicle

Fewer teams, fewer spectators and fewer super yachts mean the America’s Cup regatta is no longer expected to generate more than $1 billion for the Bay Area’s economy, according to a new report, but it also means it will cost substantially less to host sailing’s most storied event. The upshot is that the Bay Area […]

How to Fix America’s Wealth Inequality: Teach Americans to Be Cheap – The Atlantic

How to Fix America’s Wealth Inequality: Teach Americans to Be Cheap – The Atlantic

Today, wealth equality is closely tied to income equality. But in the long run, it’s all about thrift, frugality, and saving — in other words, teaching a consumer nation a lesson in cheapness. There’s a video making the rounds, showing America’s staggering wealth inequality. As the sheer magnitude of the disparity unfolds behind the narrator’s […]

Could the next pope come from Latin America? – Aljazeera.com

Pope Benedict XVI recently resigned as Pope on February 28. After completing nearly eight years at the head of the Catholic Church, he was the first pope to resign in 600 years. The College of Cardinals will meet in the Vatican on Tuesday to vote on his successor. Latin America is home to the […]

Sequestration, Scarcity and America’s Values – Huffington Post

Sequestration, Scarcity and America’s Values – Huffington Post

There’s only so much to go around. At the end of the day, that common sense reality has resulted in many of us learning a new term of late — sequestration. Sequestration was originally a legal term that generally referred to court’s confiscation of valuable property and locking it away for safekeeping. This was done to prevent it […]

Carlos Slim’s America Movil Faces Breakup Pressure From Bill – Bloomberg

Carlos Slim’s America Movil Faces Breakup Pressure From Bill – Bloomberg

Mexican lawmakers announced legislation yesterday that threatens to rein in the country’s telecommunications monopolies, raising the possibility of a Ma Bell-style breakup for Carlos Slim’s dominant America Movil (AMXL) SAB. The bill, which will be presented in Mexico’s congress, would create an agency with the power to regulate competition in the phone and broadcasting industries, […]

The Mundane World Illuminated In ‘Hand-Drying In America’ – NPR

The Mundane World Illuminated In ‘Hand-Drying In America’ – NPR

Ben Katchor’s syndicated comic strips vary in subject — his Julius Knipl: Real Estate Photographer, for example, explores the surreal underside of our urban environment by documenting the inner lives of the spaces and storefronts we walk past every day, while The Cardboard Valise reads like a Fodor’s guide to a country that exists only […]

Holland America offers new sailings from Singapore – USA TODAY (blog)

Holland America’s Rotterdam.(Photo: Holland America Line) Holland America is adding two new Asia itineraries out of Singapore. The line’s new “Asian Adventure” routing on the 1,432-passenger Volendam is a 14-night trip that takes in Myanmar, Malaysia, Thailand and India. Port calls include Malacca, Penang, Porto Malai and Port Klang (overnight) in Malaysia; Phuket, Thailand; Rangoon […]

Can This Taco Save America? – Daily Beast

The idea seems to be borrow some of the thunder of Chipotle and Baja Fresh, which have redefined quick Mexican food as healthier and having more vegetables. Thus, Taco Bell’s bowl (carb-free!), has “citrus-herb marinated chicken, flavorful black beans, guacamole made from real Hass avocados, roasted corn & pepper salsa, a creamy cilantro dressing, and […]