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  • iPad hits the 2-million sales mark

    Chapter & Verse iPad hits the 2-million sales mark

    In less than 60 days, Apple has sold 2 million iPad tablets. What does that mean to the book world?

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 05/28

    An gallery assistant stands on the artwork 'Floor' created by South Korean artist Do Ho-suh at the Hong Kong International Art Fair on Friday. The art fair is open from May 27 to 30, which attracts the gathering of artists, gallery directors, curators and collectors.

  • France moves to raise retirement age to 62

    France moves to raise retirement age to 62

    Low turnout in protest rallies Thursday signal that Nicolas Sarkozy's plan to raise France's retirement age from 60 to 62 is likely to succeed. Other European nations are moving from age 65 to 67.

  • With US debt, two clocks are ticking

    The New Economy With US debt, two clocks are ticking

    The US debt clock reached $13 trillion this week. America's demographic clock will make it harder to pare it back.

  • Free iPads for European Union MPs?

    Free iPads for European Union MPs?

    Apple's iPad goes on sale in Europe Friday, at higher prices than in the US. But members of the European Parliament may get their iPad tablets at taxpayer expense.

  • France, Germany at odds as euro continues to tumble

    France, Germany at odds as euro continues to tumble

    France and Germany disagree over the best way to handle Europe's sovereign debt crisis and their collapsing common currency, the euro. Some analysts think it could strain European unity.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 05/26

    Israeli children take cover in a classroom during an air raid siren drill at Gordon school in Tel Aviv on Wednesday. Air raid sirens have sounded across Israel as part of a massive four-day-long air raid drill. Israel is practicing its response to a widespread rocket attack all over the country.

  • Bringing up baby in baby-scarce Germany

    Editorial Board Blog Bringing up baby in baby-scarce Germany

    Germany reports its birthrate is at a historic low. To raise it, the country needs to make some practical changes, such as daycare that is more widely available. But it also needs to change attitudes.

  • World debt crisis: eight reasons you should care

    World debt crisis: eight reasons you should care

    As the world starts to focus on its debt crisis, Greece's financial woes may presage problems to come in Europe and the United States – with implications for your bank account and stock portfolio.

  • Ireland: the hard path to austerity

    Ireland: the hard path to austerity

    Ireland has instituted dramatic spending cuts and tax hikes to avoid becoming the 'next Greece.' Dublin may offer a window into where other European countries are headed towards austerity.