from Breakingviews:

Take hedge fund exuberance with grain of SALT

May 16, 2014

By Jeff Goldfarb
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Hedge fund customers’ yachts washing further away

May 14, 2014

By Martin Hutchinson
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from India Insight:

Rumours trigger panic-buying of salt in northeast India

November 15, 2013

Rumours of an impending salt shortage led to panic-buying in India’s north-eastern states and parts of West Bengal state on Friday, officials and media reports said, with a kilo of salt being sold for as much as 200 rupees ($3) compared to average retail selling prices of about 20 rupees (around 35 cents).

from The Great Debate:

Obama’s key nuclear deal with Russia

By Michael O'Hanlon and Steven Pifer
July 8, 2013

President Barack Obama recently unveiled in Berlin a new proposal to have the United States and Russia reduce their long-range deployed nuclear weapons by roughly one-third, relative to levels under the 2010 New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START).

from Full Focus:

Ethiopia’s ancient salt trails

May 17, 2013

Photographer Siegfried Modola traveled to document Ethiopia’s ancient salt trade in the Danakil Depression, one of the hottest and harshest environments on earth, with an average annual temperature of 94 degrees Fahrenheit (34.4 Celsius). For centuries, merchants have traveled there with caravans of camels to collect salt from the surface of the vast desert basin. The mineral is extracted and shaped into slabs, then loaded onto the animals before being transported back across the desert so that it can be sold around the country. Read Siegfried's personal account here.

from Fan Fare:

What do spies do on their day off?

July 29, 2010

The cast of the new AMC drama series "Rubicon"

The cast of the new AMC drama series "Rubicon"

What do international spies do on their day off? Go on a "spy tour," says former CIA chief of operations Jack Devine.

from Shop Talk:

Check Out Line: Clink, clink! Wine consumption to rise

November 25, 2009

wine1Check out all the wine drinking going on.

Two-thirds (67 percent) of Americans surveyed said they partake in wine on holidays and special occasions while at home, while another 58 percent drink wine at home with dinner on an ordinary night, according to consumer trend tracker Mintel.

from Environment Forum:

Energy from — molten salt?

May 29, 2009

In these green times energy producers are leaving no stone unturned in the hunt for new sources of energy.