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  • Top 10 richest Americans

    The 100 richest people in the world gained $241 billion in net worth last year, according to Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. Americans dominated the list, occupying five of the top 10 spots. This countdown of the top 10 wealthiest Americans features a casino mogul, software tycoons, and a lot of Wal-Mart money. 

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  • Opinion Talks with North Korea? Better to apply financial pressure (+video)

    South Korea and the US must be skeptical about future talks, not least because North Korea has no incentive to change. However, the North is vulnerable to financial pressure, as seen when the US once sanctioned an Asian bank that handled North Korean money.

  • US casino company says it probably bribed official

    After SEC probe, Las Vegas Sands says an internal audit found 'likely violation' of laws against bribing foreign officials. The Las Vegas Sands has moved aggressively into Asia recently, opening a highly profitable casino in Macau. 

  • Is China taking a harsher tone on North Korea?

    China has taken a harder line on North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, but as the UN Security Council weighs expanding sanctions, Beijing will still likely seek to limit their strength.

  • Top 10 richest Americans

    The 100 richest people in the world gained $241 billion in net worth last year, according to Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. Americans dominated the list, occupying five of the top 10 spots. This countdown of the top 10 wealthiest Americans features a casino mogul, software tycoons, and a lot of Wal-Mart money. 

  • Why Chinese are protesting Japan again (+video)

    Japan and China both gave vent this weekend to nationalism over the Senkaku/Diaoyu island dispute. But indications now are they want to keep the hostility in check. 

  • Robert Reich Faux populism, and a renewed appeal to the 'hardworking taxpayer'

    Paul Ryan has been making a lot of speeches lately extolling the value of small government and lower taxes. But small government under the influence of big money would still be dominated by the interests of high rollers such as Sheldon Anderson and the Koch brothers.

  • China to protest Japan's arrest of activists on uninhabited island

    Chinese activists landed on the island in the East China Sea, waving flags and singing patriotic Chinese songs. The island chain is in resource-rich waters and has stirred territorial disputes between China and its neighbors.

  • Apple iTunes store comes to Asia

    Apple expanded its online iTunes store to include Taiwan, Hong Kong,  and 10 other Asian countries. Previously, Apple users in the company's fastest growing region could only access the iTunes store by using gift cards sold in Europe and the US.

  • Clinton arrives in Beijing, but blind lawyer's case casts shadow

    Human rights lawyer Chen Guangcheng escaped from house arrest and is presently being sheltered in the US embassy; his status is sure to impact Secretary Clinton's arrival for high-level talks.

  • Horizons Diablo 3 beta throws open doors, this weekend only

    Diablo 3, the much-anticipated fantasy game, is scheduled for launch in North America on May 15. In the meantime, you can get your hands on the Diablo 3 beta version.

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Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

 
 
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