China rate hike dampens stocks
China's decision to raise interest rates weighed on U.S. stock markets; trading was light at the start of the holiday week.
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'Great Wall' stands in the way of China's economic ascent
Institutional inadequacies could prevent China from achieving its full economic potential despite its breath-taking growth in the past decade.
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Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten – 30.12.2010
Trainieren Sie Ihr Hörverstehen mit authentischen Materialien. Nutzen Sie die Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Donnerstag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei. TEL AVIV: Der frühere israelische Staatspräsident Katzav ist von einem Gericht in Tel Aviv wegen Vergewaltigung in zwei Fällen schuldig gesprochen worden. Dem 65-Jährigen drohen damit mindestens vier Jahre Gefängnis. Katzav ist noch wegen weiterer mutmaßlicher sexueller Übergriffe angeklagt, mit einem Urte
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Commonwealth Honors College
Hear from UMass Amherst students at the Commonwealth Honors College share stories of their unique learning community, close connection with faculty, special research opportunities and international experiences.
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What is the Purpose of an Essay? (A Brief Overview)
What is the Purpose of an Essay?. Part of the series: How to Write an Essay. Learn about the purpose of an essay in this BRIEF one-minute video on writing essays.
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ISS Update - Dec. 30, 2010
The International Space Station video update for Dec. 30, 2010.
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Sharing your images via e-mail
One of the most common methods of sharing your images is by sending them to others via e-mail. Photoshop Elements makes this process a snap, as you'll see in this video.
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Evolution in Action
10 salamanders look completely different though they are the same species. Leaning to the argument of evolution.
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P4 Klartext 2011-01-03 18:00
Klartext handlar i dag om att ett svenskt flygplan tvingades dyka flera tusen meter ned i luften, för att luften i planet höll på att ta slut. Vi berättar också om att det är stora översvämningar i Australien. Du får höra mer när du lyssnar på programmet.
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How to Check Your Skin for Skin Cancer
How to Check Your Skin for Skin Cancer. Part of the series: Cancer Facts. Check your skin for skin cancer by looking for any lump or rapidly changing spot that has multiple colors on the body. Protect against skin cancer by wearing a hat and sunscreen when going in the...
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How Does Lung Cancer Develop?
How Does Lung Cancer Develop?. Part of the series: Cancer Facts. Lung cancer develops when smoking, air pollutants and free radical formation damages sensitive lung tissue, causing the cellular DNA to restructure and malfunction. Avoid lung cancer by stopping the smoking of cigarettes.
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Cafés des Sciences Nancy 2010 - Sciences de demain : Internet rend-il moins bête ?

Les Cafés des Sciences organisés par les Universités de Lorraine en collaboration avec l’INSERM, le CNRS, l’INRIA et l’INRA.

Résumé : Au IVème siècle avant J-C. Platon se livrait à une critique sévère de l’écriture en la présentant comme un substitut à la connaissance réelle. Que penserait-il de l’avènement d’Internet et de l’accès quasi illimité à l’information qu’il offre ? Culture zapping, lecture en diagonale, distraction perpétuelle, pensé
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What Constitutes a Gold Standard

[Excerpted from Gold and the Gold Standard (1944).]

Definition and Explanation

The generic gold standard may be briefly defined as a monetary system where the unit of value — in terms of which prices, wages, and debts are customarily expresse
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Invisible War: The United States and The Iraq Sanctions
Special seminar from the Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC) given by Professor Jay Gordan (Fairfield University with Professor David Miller (Oxford).
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The History of Education in Ethiopia with Special Emphasis on Higher Education
Dr. Aklilu Habte discusses the history of higher education in Ethiopia. Speaker Biography: Dr. Aklilu Habte is former president of the Haile Selassie 1st University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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Paolo Ventura: Winter Stories
A conversation among Ventura; Denise Wolff and Renato Miracco. The book depicts scenes from the memory of an old circus performer as he looks back on his life. The event was co-sponsored by the Library's Prints and Photographs Division and Center for the Book, and the Embassy of Italy. Speaker Biography: Paolo Ventura is an internationally renowned artist and photographer. Born in Milan, Italy, in 1968, Ventura now spends his time in New York and his native country. He studied at the Accademia
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