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Before They Were World Leaders

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Think you have to be born into a life of power and wealth to earn a little prestige, think again.

Everybody has to start somewhere, and yes that includes the leaders of some of the most powerful countries in the world. So if you think your job flipping burgers isn't going anywhere, MSN Money has put together a list of former jobs of world leaders to prove you wrong.  read more »

A Blessed Corporate America

Pope Francis has arrived in the country and he has a message for corporate America.

During the course of this historic trip Pope Francis will visit Washington, D.C., New York and Philadelphia. And in the weeks running up to his arrival everyone wondered what he would have to say about our country. Some people say they wouldn't be surprised if the pope attacked American style capitalism and ideas such as cutting taxes on the wealthy to stimulate growth.  read more »

A Blessed Corporate America

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Pope Francis has arrived in the country and he has a message for corporate America.

During the course of this historic trip Pope Francis will visit Washington, D.C., New York and Philadelphia. And in the weeks running up to his arrival everyone wondered what he would have to say about our country. Some people say they wouldn't be surprised if the pope attacked American style capitalism and ideas such as cutting taxes on the wealthy to stimulate growth.  read more »

Holy Beer

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A New Jersey brewery is getting in touch with is spiritual side.

Next month Pope Francis is making a trip to Philadelphia and the east coast is already preparing. For the past couple of weeks cardboard cutouts of the pope have been popping up for selfies. And now a brewery is cooking up a special beer to welcome his holiness.

The Cape May brewing company is creating 500 of YOPO or “you only pope once.” Brewery owner Ryan Krill says it is a hoppy pale ale with 5.5% alcohol that will only be available on draft. The brewery says the beer pairs well with a nice cut of Argentinean beef, which is the pope's home country.  read more »

A Holy Blessing

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The pope is on the move and some business owners are hoping the way to his heart really is through his stomach.

Pope Francis visited Bolivia this week and the chef at a restaurant in La Paz is hoping to receive the holy seal of approval for his latest creation. After weeks of experimenting the people at Gustu made a quinoa based communion wafer. And the pope has a few options. Using different colored seeds the chef created red, black and white wafers for his use.

The restaurant owners say quinoa is a super food because it’s rich in vitamins and minerals. They say it’s been a staple of their culture for thousands of years but its popularity is spreading. As western cultures become more health conscious quinoa is now a popular side dish for people everywhere.  read more »

Time Travel

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Researchers are on the hunt for time travelers; and they're searching on social media.

An astrophysicist from Michigan Technological University and his students decided to conduct an experiment. The hypothesis; if time travelers exist they might be bragging about their adventures online. And they centered their search around Pope Francis and comet ISON.

Pope Francis was elected in march of 2012 and comet ISON first detected in September of the same year. Their idea was that if there were any tweets, Facebook posts or blogs from 2011 that would mean someone had come back from the future with knowledge of what was to come. Unfortunately their search came up empty.  read more »

All Tweets Go to Heaven

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Hoping for a fast track to heaven; log on to Twitter.

The Vatican has announced that following Pope Francis on Twitter will earn you indulgences. Catholics believe indulgences reduce the amount of time you have to spend in purgatory. The more indulgences you have the faster you get to the pearly gates.

The church says it used to give them out for things such as climbing the sacred steps in Rome. In the middle ages some churchmen sold them off for large sums of money. Now the Vatican says it's time to dive into the 21st century.

The idea to link heaven and Twitter came from Catholic World Youth Day being held in Rio de Janeiro. The church realized that not everyone can hop a plane and head to Brazil but they can stay connected to everything spiritual thanks to the internet.  read more »

A Blessed Business

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The Catholic Church has a new leader and papal fever is spreading.

Less than 48 hours after appearing on the balcony of Saint Peter’s the smiling face of Pope Francis was all over Vatican City. Fans wanting a piece of the new pope wasted no time sweeping up pendants, posters and buttons featuring his picture. And vendors are struggling to keep up.

They say $9 rosary beads with a picture of the pope and $0.50 postcards are the most popular items. And sales continued to climb when the pope was officially installed earlier this week. Now vendors all over Vatican City are doubling their orders to meet tourist demand.  read more »