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Features of the week

Welcome to our "features of the week", where we highlight some of the most interesting news stories and web features around. Grab a seat and enjoy!

1. Let's have a sit down: "Bancrofts to discuss Dow Jones offer with News Corp
".

2. USA Today reports that government accounting rules are hiding trillions in liabilities.

3. FT.com on the pros and cons of "Business oriented venture philanthropists".

4. Renaissance Capital CEO Stephen Jennings looks to Africa for future investment opportunities.

5. Peter Schiff talks to Bloomberg about what's fueling China's investment mania.

6. Fintag and FT on efforts to replicate hedge fund returns.

7. The Big Picture points us to a video interview with Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, together onstage in a rare joint appearance.

8. The Kirk Report tips us on a piece that highlights the wisdom of Charlie Munger.

9. Chongqing is western China's largest city, and is growing in size daily. IHT.com on China's push to develop its interior megacity, and "the greatest migration in history".

10. Slain critic of the current Russian regime,
Anna Politkovskaya, is treated by the government as "a nonperson".

11. The party is over. Economist on problems in Thailand.

12. Paul Atkins, a leading candidate to be the new head of the CFTC, is viewed as one of the more pro-business SEC officials and critical of over-regulation.

13. Place your bets. The Economist on a virtual stock market for uncovering media talent.

14. Fortune talks with Mohamed El-Erian, the head of Harvard's $30 billion endowment fund.

Have a great weekend.

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