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CARACAS, Oct 5- President Nicolas Maduro's government plans to use fingerprint machines at airports to try to root out no-shows who buy tickets to scam travel-related currency controls without even flying, in the latest symptom of Venezuela's economic chaos.
NEW YORK, Oct 4- Irish online gambling site Paddy Power has cut the odds on a U.S. debt default as gridlock in Washington this week has raised the possibility of the country failing to raise its debt ceiling. The odds offered by Paddy Power are still strongly in favor of the United States raising the debt ceiling and making good on its payment obligations.
A group of researchers have amassed evidence that the legendary Bigfoot is real, ABC News reported, with reams of data showing Sasquatch is more than just an urban myth.
The average speed at seven drive-thru restaurant chains rose to just more than three minutes, according to a study released Monday.
Apple's new iOS 7 software is apparently making some people seasick on solid ground. Experts say the sharpness of the screen and the motion of the icons may be partly to blame.
DogVacay connects dog owners to 10,000 prescreened and trained sitters. The company takes a 15 percent fee, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.
Former President George W. Bush says golf is a good outlet for White House pressures and President Obama should not be criticized for playing golf.
SINGAPORE, Sept 24- Casino operators and regulators around Asia are watching Singapore's two multi-billion-dollar gaming resorts as they focus on tourists and trade shows to boost revenue in response to restrictions on gambling and a sluggish broader market.
NAIROBI/ MOMBASA, Sept 23- Security worries are nothing new in Kenya and so the country is unlikely to see long-term investors pull money out after the deadly attack on a Nairobi shopping mall, analysts say.
MADRID, Sept 23- Sunseekers spurning unrest in Egypt and Turkey flocked to Spain in record numbers last month, setting the country up for its best-ever year for visitors and giving a boost to the ailing economy.
What does a rapidly aging population mean for governments and the economy? CNBC finds out in this special report about Asia's "silver tsunami."
MADRID, Sept 19- Madrid put pressure on Spain's central government on Thursday to push ahead with a mega gambling resort outside the capital after delays caused by U.S. casino operator Las Vegas Sands seeking exemption from a national smoking ban as a condition of a deal.
ATHENS, Sept 18- Strong spending by foreign visitors widened Greece's current account surplus in July, confirming expectations that a bumper tourism season will help ease the debt-laden country's recession this year. Greece's current account deficit had swollen to 15 percent of gross domestic product in 2008, highlighting its lack of competitiveness.
Sept 17- Donna Zaharevitz began gambling after a birthday visit in her late 40 s to the Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville, Connecticut.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 16- Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen surged to the top of the betting boards as the most likely pick to succeed Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Fed on Monday after former U.S. A day after Summers bowed out, Irish bookmaker Paddy Power was offering odds of 1/ 7 for Yellen.
Already grappling with skyrocketing tuition and fees, college students also must contend with triple-digit inflation on the price of textbooks, NBC News reports.
HONG KONG, Sept 16- Hong Kong shares climbed to their highest in 17 weeks on Monday, as investors cheered Lawrence Summers' withdrawal as a candidate to head the Federal Reserve and Macau election results made its gambling sector a standout performer. The Hang Seng Index ended up 1.5 percent at 23,252.4 points, its highest since May 22.
New research has found that kids with better verbal and cognitive abilities are more likely to start drinking earlier than their less-bright peers.
Muriel Siebert, the first woman to hold a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, left $100,000 to her dog, the New York Post reported on Friday.
The world's smallest dog, a fire-breathing dragon and a skateboarding goat are just some of the newest entries into the Guinness Book of World Records for 2014.
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