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Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem

Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says some obsessive video gamers may really have an addiction.
In its latest revision to a disease classification manual, the U.N. health agency said Monday that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a mental health condition. The statement confirmed the fears of some ... (full story)


New York garage rock record company moving to Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) — Norton Records of Brooklyn, New York, plans to open an office in the renowned Franklin Castle and move its record warehouse into the Screw Factory in Lakewood.
Norton co-founder Miriam Linna spent much of her musical formative years in Cleveland in the 1970s. The company she founded with the late Billy Mill ... (full story)


Stay on the Iron Mountain

Dear Mr. Berko: In early January 2016, I had a $16,000 certificate of deposit that came due and couldn't stomach the low yields. An accountant friend told me about Iron Mountain, which he hired to store the records for his practice. It yielded 8 percent, and I bought 400 shares at $25 on his recommendation. It went up to $41 in each ... (full story)


Canada-US relations at a low after trade tiff

Canada-US relations at a low after trade tiff

TORONTO (AP) — For the first time in decades, one of the world's most durable and amicable alliances faces serious strain as Canadians — widely seen as some of the nicest, politest people on Earth — absorb Donald Trump's insults against their prime minister and attacks on their country's trade policies.
Some Can ... (full story)


Cat bonds explained


Dear Mr. Berko: Could you please tell me what cat bonds are and how they're different from other bonds? And could you tell me the name of the college that offers annuities yielding 10 percent? I'd like an answer without your usual abrasive sense of humor. -- SD, Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
Dear SD: Catastrophe bonds, or cat bonds, ar ... (full story)