The scene at the opening of the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
The scene at the opening of the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. - 
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It's the time of year when our January mood is lifted by the notion that other people are having a nice conference near the ski slopes in Switzerland. The annual world economic forum is convening in Davos at a time that the U.S. has been resurgent when other key economies are losing steam. Plus, a conversation with one of America's top entrepreneurs on the challenges that face female CEOs. And later this year, the US and the UK are set to conduct cyber war games with each other. It'll test the hardiness of the financial sector. More on that.

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