China has just banned the burqa in its biggest Muslim city

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China is cracking down on burqas; will the niqab be next? (Reuters/Reinhard Krause)

Chinese authorities have banned women in Urumqi, the capital city of Xinjiang—an autonomous western region where Muslims account for almost half of the population—from wearing burqas in public, according to a brief article on a government-run website, Tianshan News.… read the full article

China’s deepening deflation is making its slowdown much uglier

DATE IMPORTED:January 01, 2015A swimmer falls into the water after he stood on ice cubes, at subzero temperature in Shenyang, Liaoning province January 1, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

Falling prices could chill the Chinese economy.(Reuters)

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Last year wasn’t an easy one for China’s economy. And though we’re only a few days in, 2015 is looking even tougher. In December, the producer price index—an average of the change in prices that producers charge for their wares—fell 3.3%.read the full article

Diamonds in the Rough 8 Dark Horse Destinations – Condé Nast Traveler [Waterbury, Vermont]

Waterbury, Vermont

Diamonds in the Rough 8 Dark Horse Destinations - Condé Nast Traveler [Waterbury, Vermont]One of the most acclaimed alpine resorts in the Northeast is located just miles from gourmet dining, world famous Vermont cheddar cheese, and, oh yes, Ben and Jerry’s. It’s not surprising that the town of Waterbury attracts a wide range of visitors, but the real mystery is why any sane traveler would opt to go elsewhere while in this part of New England.… read the full article

Vintage JUNE WILKINSON press photo THE BELLBOY & THE PLAYGIRLS movie

Vintage JUNE WILKINSON press photo THE BELLBOY & THE PLAYGIRLS movie #2Los Angeles estate sale find:  Vintage JUNE WILKINSON press photo THE BELLBOY & THE PLAYGIRLS movie  (10″ x 8′”)  — small tears in top and bottom of left side.

Vintage JUNE WILKINSON press photo THE BELLBOY & THE PLAYGIRLS wow! #2Los Angeles estate sale find:  Vintage JUNE WILKINSON press photo THE BELLBOY & THE PLAYGIRLS movie  (10″ x 8′”) — good condition

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JUNE WILKINSON — TWIST ALL NIGHT – Original Cardboard Movie Poster

 JUNE WILKINSON -- TWIST ALL NIGHT - Original Cardboard Movie Poster -- front
JUNE WILKINSON -- TWIST ALL NIGHT - Original Cardboard Movie Poster -- back
Original “Twist All Night” cardboard movie poster from 1961, manufactured by Denton Card Company Inc, Benson, NC.
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$4 Trillion Peak for China’s Stockpile of Foreign Currency May Free PBOC’s Hands

By Bloomberg News

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Yi Gang, deputy governor of the People’s Bank of China, who oversees China’s hoard, said in November 2013 that it no longer benefits the country to increase the stockpile and that appreciation of the yuan benefits more people in China than it hurts

China’s generation-long accumulation of foreign-exchange reserves may be at an end, reshaping monetary policy and eroding a source of demand for U.S.

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