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No More Business as Usual

Did you get caught up in the Olympics? Initially, I did. I was entranced by almost everything—from the dramatic skating triumphs to Bode Miller’s...

In Honor of the Olympics, an Inspiring Video on the Power...

Many of us know Diana Nyad as one of the greatest long-distance swimmers to ever live. Breaking numerous world records including what had been a 50-year mark for circling Manhattan Island, setting the new time of 7 hrs 57 min; stroking the then-longest…

The Online Sharing Economy.

Sky's Niall Paterson asks: ever thought about renting out your dog? We take a look at the web's sharing economy. Also this week: how activists are heading online to send a message to Russia during the winter Olympics; the e-book technology giving readers…

$51B and Change: Sochi Most Expensive Olympics Ever

Jan. 13 (Bloomberg) -- In 2007, when Russia was bidding to host the 2014 Winter Olympics, Putin pledged to spend $12 billion in Sochi to turn it into "a world-class resort." In the years since, that number has drastically increased to $51 billion, making…