(Getty) The World's Ugliest Hotels?: Ryugyong Hotel, North Korea is nicknamed the 'Hotel of Doom' and has been dubbed by many as 'The Worst Building in the World' - need we say more? The pyramid-like structure dominates the skyline of Pyongyang at 1,080ft and is currently the 47th tallest building in the world. Construction on the building began in 1987 but it was halted in 1992 due to North Korea's economic crisis. It resumed in 2008 and opened in the summer of 2013.

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Inside Job by Charles Ferguson. This film clearly illustrates what happened to the financial sector during the 2008 Wall St crash. I recommend.

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Commodities poised for a run in 2018 While domestic and foreign economies hum along, fueling overall growth in the domestic stock market, related trends are likely to push up prices of commodities and materials. Demand for commodities is increasing globally. Just about every economy in the world, depressed for years longer than ours after our woes from the 2008 financial crisis hit their shores, is now accelerating in what economists are calling synchronized growth because they seem to be…

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Ryugyong Hotel - 330 metres    North Korea's notorious Ryugyong Hotel (above) is finally due to complete in 2013, 24 years behind schedule, and takes seventh place on our list. Nicknamed the "Hotel of Doom", the 330-metre pyramidal building in Pyongyang was first under construction in 1987. Building work stopped in 1992 after the collapse of the Soviet Union placed the city in an economic crisis and didn't resume until 2008.

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The Ryugyong Hotel is a metres) pyramid-shaped skyscraper under construction in Pyongyang, North Korea. Its name ("capital of willows") is also one of the historical names for Pyongyang.

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...GOPers do love sucking on that Koch (money spigot), and will think nothing of screwing the rest of us to do so.

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Video: Trump's Claim of FBI 'Turmoil' - FactCheck.org. New acting director,  Andrew McCabe, says the vast majority of FBI has a deep and abiding connection to Director Comey.

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In Madrid, riot police remove housing rights activists from a bulldozer as they attempt to stop Luisa Gracia Gonzalez and her family’s eviction and the demolition of their house. Evictions in Spain have soared since the country’s economic crisis began in 2008, as increasing numbers of people have become unable to meet mortgage payments.

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Map of study countries and their suicide rates in 2009. Research finds that after the 2008 economic crisis, rates of suicide increased in the European and American countries studied, particularly in men and in countries with higher levels of job loss. Study at http://www.bmj.com/content/347/bmj.f5239

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spanish engineer and architect santiago calatrava has been chosen to build a landmark observation tower in dubai creek harbor.

Sep 19, 2008 Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson talked with reporters after meeting Thursday with congressional leaders about the economic crisis. (Lauren Victoria Burke/Associated Press)

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Sep 2008 Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson talked with reporters after meeting Thursday with congressional leaders about the economic crisis.

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