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For about $700 you can travel more than 6,000 miles, from Moscow to Beijing, aboard the Trans-Siberian Railway, the single longest railway line in the world.
Built between 1891 and 1916 to connect Asian and European cities across the great span of Russia, the Trans-Siberia Railway celebrates its centennial this year.
The Federal Reserve's annual get-together in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, starts Thursday. This year's theme is "Designing resilient monetary policy frameworks for the future." Which is a fancy way of saying: "Everything we used to do isn't working anymore, so what the hell do we do now?"
The Federal Reserve is a creature created by Congress, and the policy tools it has are defined by the legal charter Congress wrote.
A magnitude 6.1 earthquake that rocked central Italy early Wednesday morning has killed at least 37 people and destroyed buildings in several towns in the provinces of Lazio and Umbria, according to Italian officials. "Half the town no longer exists," Sergio Pirozzi, mayor of Amatrice, said on national TV. "There are people stuck in the rubble.