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Consumer Spending Slips; Savings Highest in 1½ years

<i>By Lucia Mutikani</i><p>WASHINGTON -- consumer spending unexpectedly fell in July as savings rose to its highest level in more than 1½ years, indicating …

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Here's Everything We Know About The iWatch, Apple's Next Major Product

It will be Apple's first major new product in an entirely new product category since it released the iPad in 2010. In the four years since the iPad launched, a lot has changed for Apple.<p>With Steve Jobs dead, this new gadget will be Apple's first opportunity to show that it can flourish without its …

Tough case to crack: the mystery of Britain's falling crime rate

Decline in heroin use, unrecorded cybercrime and greater civility are some of the reasons suggested for the drop in offending<p>On the south side of Northampton, a town an hour's drive north of London, stands a former cinema that is now the home of a discount sofa warehouse called The Sofa King. …

Tasks Startup CEOs Should Always Outsource

<i>Mikita Mikado is the co-­founder and CEO of electronic signing software PandaDoc. This article was co-written by Christy Delehanty, the Content Manager at PandaDoc.</i><p>“There isn’t enough time.”<p>It’s a common complaint. A familiar refrain reverberating through the startup world, picking up volume as it …

Libyan militants play in pool at abandoned U.S. diplomatic compound

It was, by all appearances, a jihadists' pool party — staged at an abandoned American diplomatic compound in the Libyan capital.<p>In video footage posted online Sunday, a group of laughing, whooping men identified as members of an Islamist-linked group — some in black paramilitary-appearing outfits, …

Middle East

Corvette-Eating Sinkhole Will Be Filled In, Museum Says

The sinkhole that swallowed up eight cars at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kent., in February quickly became a favorite exhibit for museum visitors, but that's not enough to head off a decision to fill in the 60-foot wide, 40-foot-deep orifice in the floor.<p>Reuters reports:<p>"The …

Eastern Michigan's Cinder Block Wall Entrance Ends Poorly

The Eastern Michigan Eagles came up with a creative way to run out of their tunnel in their season opener against the Morgan State Bears on Saturday, but things didn't quite work out according to plan.<p>While most of the players waited in the tunnel, several Eagles players were given sledgehammers to …

College Football

Surgery Prices Surge With Innovation and Consolidation Under Obamacare

The price to remove a gall bladder or replace a hip has spiked more than 20 percent during the past five years, according to an analysis of data collected for NBC News.<p>Surgery has bloomed into a $500 billion industry in the United States, where 80 to 100 million procedures are performed annually — …

Health Care

Why College Campuses Are Going Gray

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>Dorms are filling up, classes are starting, and Frisbees are flying above quads at colleges and universities across the country. But these familiar seasonal patterns don't reflect how a growing number of students are starting the year.<p>More and more older …

Obama's 'cautious' approach on ISIS is panned

After President Barack Obama said he didn't yet have a strategy for ISIS in Syria, even a Democrat on Sunday criticized the President's approach to fighting the extremist terror group.<p>There's been the expected GOP criticism: Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Illinois, said the President's statement was …

Has California Lost Its Chance For Tesla's Gigafactory?

The state of California wasn’t included in Tesla Motors' original list of four Southwestern states that were finalists to land its $5 billion gigafactory. But after officials appealed to CEO Elon Musk for the opportunity to make their case, he agreed to let California into the race.<p>However, …

Coast Guard Calls Off Search For Small Plane That Crashed In Ocean

The Coast Guard says it has called off a search for the pilot of a single-engine prop plane that drifted into restricted airspace over Washington, D.C., forcing fighter jets to scramble an intercept. The apparently unconscious pilot of the small aircraft later ran out of fuel and plunged into the …

Atheists: Are they unelectable? (Opinion) - CNN.com

James Woods is waging an uphill battle for Congress.<p><i>Editor's note: Carlos Moreno, an associate professor in the department of pathology and laboratory medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, is a Public Voices Fellow for The OpEd Project. The opinions expressed in this commentary are</b> …