Dutch government falls victim to Europe's economic woes "Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte became the latest euro-zone leader to fall victim to the region's economic funk, tendering his resignation after failing to win enough backing in parliament for measures to cut the country's budget deficit."
China's crisis: Bo Xilai and the Communist Party "The tale reads like a primer on the rise of Chinese oligarchs, but it is so baroque in its particulars that its closest precedent is in fiction."
A giant among giants "The firm was forced to pull back the curtain on its famously secretive doings to go public, and what it revealed shocked even seasoned commodities traders. Glencore, which Reuters once called 'the biggest company you never heard of,' turned out to be far more globally dominant than analysts had realized."
Eliminating words from the English language "We asked readers to propose a single English word that should be eliminated from the language. We started the contest with high hopes that readers would help to streamline the language, but the first wave of responses was not auspicious... People who like words, as it turns out, also hate words."
Harper's Weekly Review "The mayor of F#cking, Austria, campaigned to rename his village. 'The only problem,' he said, 'is that we need all of the F#cking residents to agree to the name change.”