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October 25th, 2011 by in Images, Links

The 8 Creepiest Glitches Hidden in Popular Video Games – [Cracked]

Everyone Saw Paranormal Activity 3[Vulture]

The Hollywood box-office slump is finally over, at least according to Deadline’s Nikki Finke. Her proof: Paranormal Activity 3opened this weekend with a $54 million box-office take, the largest horror movie debut ever. (Particularly fantastic news for Paramount, given the film’s meager $5 million budget.)

Swiss Banks Said Ready to Reveal Clients[Bloomberg]

Swiss banks will probably settle a sweeping U.S. probe of offshore tax evasion by paying billions of dollars and handing over names of thousands of Americans who have secret accounts, according to two people familiar with the matter.

U.S. and Swiss officials are concluding negotiations on a civil settlement amid U.S. criminal probes of 11 financial institutions, including Credit Suisse Group AG (CSGN), suspected of helping American clients hide money from the Internal Revenue Service, according to five people with knowledge of the talks who declined to speak publicly because they are confidential.

Switzerland, the biggest haven for offshore wealth, wants an end to new U.S. probes while preserving its decades-old tradition of bank secrecy, the people said. The U.S. seeks data on Americans who have dodged U.S. taxes and a pledge by Swiss banks to stop helping such clients, according to the people. The Swiss reached accords this year with Germany and the U.K. on untaxed assets.

90 Corgis In Costumes (Photos) – [BuzzFeed]

Deadly Earthquake In Turkey (Photos) – [In Focus]

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