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Gawker Had Its Problems, But Its Death Is Worrying For All Watchdog Journalists

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from The Conversation

-- this post authored by Jane B. Singer, City University London

So it's farewell, then, to Gawker. After 14 years of dancing on the edge of ethical probity and legal propriety, doing some good journalism as well as some less good, the New York-based website - an online blend of investigation, gossip, commentary and satire - has been forced out of business.

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What We Read Today 25 August 2016

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 more features, analysis, studies, and news published in the last week

Uncovering A 1 Billion Deal To Detain Unauthorized Immigrants

from the Annie Waldman

Special Report from ProPublica

Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it would phase out its use of private prisons. While significant, the move will not put an end to the booming immigrant detention industry. Private prison companies will continue to receive millions in government contracts to detain unauthorized immigrants.

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Infographic Of The Day: 15 Muscle Building Tips

There are many ways to build muscle. Some of these are eating five to six small meals a day, strengthening your core, not sticking with a workout routine, doing some water sports, and consuming the right nutrients after workouts.

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Video of the Day:

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug called Venetoclax that melts away cancer cells. It treats chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and not only kills cancer cells, but also prevents them from replicating.


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 more investing, markets, precious metals & forex

Investing.com Technical Summary 25 August 2016



 more opinion

Not The Best Time In History To Invest In Real Estate - Part 1

by Lee Adler, Wall Street Examiner

According to Jeff Reeves at Marketwatch, this is the best time in history to invest in real estate. Having spent half my professional life in the real estate and real estate finance businesses, let's just say I was 'curious' as to how he reached that conclusion. So I wiped the chocolate milk off my face that I had just spit up through my nose, took a deep breath, and dove in.

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 USA economy at a glance (boxed items are updates in last 7 days)

August 2016 Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Remains In Contraction

Of the four regional manufacturing surveys released for August, three are in contraction with one in expansion.

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