24 September 2014
“The U.S. Treasury Department on Monday announced what it called its “first, targeted steps” to make it harder for U.S. companies to reduce their tax bills by merging with foreign firms and moving abroad.
The process, known as inversion, has been all the rage in the corporate world this year.”
23 September 2014
“The Secret Service screwed up Friday night. In a mind-boggling breach of security, a troubled former Army sniper named Omar J. Gonzalez allegedly jumped the fence at the White House, sprinted to the front door and walked in. It wasn’t until he got inside that a Secret Service officer guarding the door stopped him.”
22 September 2014
“(CNN) — If you asked me — and God knows nobody has — I would have to guess that never in the history of humankind has anyone ever actually slipped on a banana peel.
Believe me. I’ve tried. When things get slow in my house we experiment with fruit.
(To which he immediately realized the suggestiveness of that last sentence.)
Now, while I maintain my strong conviction that nobody has ever slipped on a banana peel, Japanese researchers have proven that these things can, in fact, decrease the friction under a shoe sole by one-fifth. Which means … it’s possible.”
19 September 2014
“Social networks, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and etc. are readily accessible through every platform nowadays due to the advancement of technology. We use our phones, computers and tablets to check Facebook, Instagram and Twitter during awkward silences and moments in our lives or even when we are just bored. As a teenager born in the ’90s, I live with both the perspective of how these social networks and platforms have had both a positive and negative effect on my generation.”
18 September 2014
“Millions of banknotes have been rushed to Scotland amid growing fears a Yes vote on Thursday could trigger a run on the country’s ATMs, it has been reported.
As the future of the union hangs in the balance, Scottish businesses near the border have also purportedly been moving their money into English accounts in Cumbria.