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  • Syrian Financial Capital's Loss Is Turkey's Gain
    Aleppo was once the financial heart of Syria. But as the country's revolt grinds on, many of the city's most innovative businessmen have moved to the Turkish border town of Gaziantep. An estimated 150,000 Syrians are there — some of whom are putting down roots — raising questions about Aleppo's future.
  • Cyprus' Crisis Frames Eurozone As 'Work In Progress'
    New restrictions on big depositors are controversial, and there's no consensus on the efficacy of the country's strategy. Besides affecting Cyprus' economy, the new measures could become a template for other eurozone countries. Selective restrictions might create a tiered system within the bloc.
  • Versailles Gets Spiffed-Up On Its Day Off
    Nearly 7 million people visit the Chateau at Versailles a year. But one day a week, it's closed. That's a spa day of sorts, when conservation work and cleaning takes place at the Grande Dame of France royal residences. The hardwood floors alone require nearly 1,000 gallons of wax a year.
  • Why Florida Is A Popular Spring Break Destination
    College students across the country are finishing up classes and getting ready to head out for spring break. The Sunshine State has been a popular place to get a jump-start on the beach season since the 1930s.
  • Obamacare Won't Affect Most 2012 Taxes, Despite Firm's Claim
    H&R Block claims it's equipped to guide you through the Affordable Care Act and the law's implications for your taxes this year. But the law doesn't really affect 2012 returns.
  • Number Of Early Childhood Vaccines Not Linked To Autism
    A government study of the medical records of 1,000 kids found no correlation between the number of vaccines a child received and his or her risk of autism spectrum disorder.
  • The Trick To Selling Fancy Wine From New Jersey: Don't Say It's From New Jersey
    Instead, say it's from the "Outer Coastal Plain." (It's part of a plan to kick the state's reputation for making cheap wine.)
  • Amazon Aquires Goodreads Website
    The social website Goodreads, where readers share reviews and book picks, got picked up by online retail giant Amazon on Thursday. The price hasn't been disclosed. Goodreads has about 16 million members.
  • BRICS Nations Reveal World Bank Alternative
    The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa announced this week that they would set up a development bank to rival the World Bank. For more on that summit held in Durban, South Africa, David Greene talks to Arvind Subramanian, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.
  • Doraemon Beats Godzilla's Box Office Record
    The little blue robot cat named Doraemon has beat the movie record of the giant radioactive reptile, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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