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  • A Dangerous Method: movie review

    A Dangerous Method: movie review

    David Cronenberg's 'A Dangerous Method' is a talky period piece about Freud and Jung refining their psychoanalytical approaches, with a romantic interest played by Keira Knightley thrown in. 

  • Lost da Vinci: Priceless da Vinci portrait sold for $21,000

    Lost da Vinci: Priceless da Vinci portrait sold for $21,000

    Lost da Vinci: Art historian Martin Kemp, of the University of Oxford, believes the mystery painting, which appeared in 1998, is a portrait of the duke's daughter, created by da Vinci for her wedding book.

  • Former UBS banker charged with helping clients dodge US taxes

    Former UBS banker charged with helping clients dodge US taxes

    A Swiss asset manager and former UBS banker who allegedly helped move his clients' secret bank accounts is indicted for allegedly conspiring to defraud the US government.

  • As oil prices rise, your asparagus gets tougher

    The Daily Reckoning As oil prices rise, your asparagus gets tougher

    Residents of developed nations rely on oil for almost everything, even the appearance of our lawns and the quality of our vegetables depend on it

  • Top 5 insider trading convictions

    Top 5 insider trading convictions

    Raj Rajaratnam, a wildly successful hedge fund manager, was sentenced and fined Oct. 13 on fraud and conspiracy counts for using insider information to make more than $50 million. Prosecutors called it the largest insider-trading case ever for a hedge fund. So how does his conviction stack up against other insider traders in the United States who were found guilty? Here's a look at the Top 5 convicted insider traders:

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 04/11

    The Boeoegg, a snowman made of wadding and filled with firecrackers, explodes atop a bonfire in Sechselaeuten Square in Zurich,Switzerland. As the bells of St. Peter's church chime six o'clock, the bonfire below the 'Boeoegg' is set alight and mounted guildsmen gallop around the pyre to the tune of the Sechselaeuten March. The faster the head of the 'Boeoegg' – the symbol of winter – catches fire and explodes, the warmer and more beautiful the summer will be.

  • Cow that can jump makes riding dreams come true

    Cow that can jump makes riding dreams come true

    Cow that can jump: Hours of training, and tons of treats, cajoling and caresses later, the results are impressive: not only do the two regularly go on long rides through the southern German countryside, they do jumps over a makeshift hurdle of beer crates and painted logs.

  • In Pictures Animals escape

    An elephant sparked panic in Zurich, Switzerland when it escaped from a zoo and spent two hours walking through the city's streets. The 5-ton male named Sabu evaded his handlers as he was being loaded for transport. He walked into the city where he bathed in a lake before heading up the main street towards the railways station. Police closed roads as the specialist vets tracked the 10-foot high elephant. He was finally lured into the back of a trailer and returned to his owners at a traveling Circus.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 03/10

    A dog waits to take part in Britain's annual Crufts dog show at the NEC Arena in Birmingham, England.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 02/23

    Members of Brunei's armed forces march past the royal dais during the 27th celebration of Brunei National Day in Bandar Seri Begawan.