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New leaks show NSA targeting Japanese ministers and energy companies

The NSA has been keeping a close eye on Japan's biggest businesses, according to a new publication from Wikileaks. Dubbed "Target Tokyo," the new files show NSA selector IDs singling out a range of sensitive targets within Japan, including the country's Minister of Economic Trade and Industry, …

Russia cuts interest rates as Putin faces renewed crisis from falling oil prices

Russia's central bank implements smallest interest rate cut this year, as policymakers face tricky task of boosting growth while controlling inflation<p>Russia's central bank cut interest rates on Friday by the smallest amount this year, as policymakers face the challenge of trying to boost the …

Microsoft is working on streaming PC games to Xbox One

Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system debuts today, enabling Xbox One game streaming to PCs. While that's a neat feature for Xbox One owners, Microsoft is working on streaming PC games to Xbox One consoles too. In an interview with <i>The Verge</i>, Microsoft's head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, reveals the …

Faster pace of Fed hikes could spook market

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen has said it. And Wall Street pros agree: The thing to watch is not when the Fed hikes interest rates for the first time since 2006, but rather how aggressive the pace of rate increases will be once the tightening cycle begins.<p>When the Fed ends its two-day meeting …

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