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  • Paradise Lost Facing Expats in Cayman Work Visa Crackdown

    Jennifer Smith was so taken by the mix of white sand, blue waters and modern offices when her cruise ship called at the Cayman Islands that the New Jersey accountant found a job and moved to what she calls paradise.

  • Iowa Man Gets 37 Years for Mailing Bombs to Mutual Funds

    An Iowa man was sentenced to 37 years in prison for mailing bombs and threatening letters to mutual fund managers at Janus Capital Group Inc. and American Century Cos. in a bid to influence stock prices.

  • White Trash Trio Freed From Prison With Aid From Filmmakers: TV

    Eighteen years and 78 days -- that’s how long the young men known as the West Memphis Three spent in prison for crimes they almost certainly didn’t commit.

  • Paradise Lost for Aussie Surfboard Makers Amid China Imports

    On Australia’s Gold Coast, a 22-mile- long (35-kilometer) stretch of beaches named Surfers Paradise and Rainbow Bay, Neil Rech opened a surf shop in December and unwittingly disturbed the peace.

  • Star Art Knight Lambastes Fake Divas, Divos, Evokes Pavarotti: Interview

    Once a popular musician or writer has been around the block a few times, he acquires the tag “national treasure.” It’s the kind of pat on the head that usually spells creative death. Not for Thomas Allen.

  • Murder of Arkansas Boys Given New Twist at Sundance: Interview

    Amy Berg, the director of “West of Memphis,” said Saturday that she will present Arkansas authorities with new evidence in a notorious murder case.

  • Sexless Couples Need Economist in Bedroom, Game Theory: Books

    Humans respond to incentives, as every economist knows. For evidence, consider Howard, a hypercompetitive litigator with a volcanic temper.

  • Gory Thriller Has Jet Set Meet Internet, Vegas Terrorism: Books

    Guns, guns, guns. “Reamde,” the intercontinental terrorist techno-thriller from Neal Stephenson, has lots of guns. Kalashnikovs, of course, plus AR-15s, Makarovs, Glocks, Heckler & Kochs, Sig Sauers and even a Wild West five-shooter.

  • The Surprisingly Long History of the Fiscal Cliff

    While “fiscal cliff” negotiations may produce high drama for journalists and partisans as well as desperate uncertainty from Main Street to Wall Street, they are an absolute gold mine for wordsmiths.

  • Whole Fracking World Eyes U.S. Shale: Hot off the Griddle

    Good afternoon, and welcome back to the Griddle, a menu of fortified items for the busy person's media diet. The world wants to frack. Even as the U.S. debates tainted water and earthquakes linked to hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, companies from China, Europe and Japan are buying up North American stakes to gain the expertise and land rights to do it themselves. In the last two weeks alone, energy producers from China, France and Japan have committed $8.3 billion to U.S. and Canadian shale rock for drilling. Shale acquisitions helped push overseas offers for U.S. oil and gas fields to $51billion last year. Scott Hanold, a Minneapolis-based analyst for RBC Capital Markets, told Bloomberg News reporter Joe Carroll, "There's not a lot of fear of regulation right now."

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