October 19th, 2011
05:44 PM GMT
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London (CNN) – It’s not everyday that I wake up to the smell of £250,000.

So, when I saw what was on offer this morning – create an orderly plan for countries to exit the euro and win just shy of US$400,000  – I started to think of my options.

But what would be my plan? Is an exit from the euro even viable?

Some background: Lord Wolfson, CEO of retailer Next, announced the Wolfson Economics Prize, the second largest economics cash prize next to the Nobel, to be awarded to the person who comes up with the least painful way for European nations to disentangle themselves from the European Monetary Union, which unites 17 nations under a single currency.
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October 19th, 2011
06:57 AM GMT
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Hong Kong (CNN) – China’s ‘Great Firewall’ keeps Chinese fans from following their favorite foreign stars on Twitter or Facebook, which are blocked in the mainland.

So more athletes and celebrities are jumping the fence.

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is the latest to start his own Chinese microblogging site to build an online presence in the world’s second largest economy.
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