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Is internet addiction real?

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Pond5/lasse<p>The stories are numerous, yet extreme, and thus widely covered. You’ve probably heard at least a few.<p>In …

Mental Health

Switzerland 'capitulates' on franc as global currency wars take next victim

The franc soared 30pc in one of the wildest days in Swiss history after the central bank abandoned its currency cap to avert mounting losses<p>Switzerland’s currency defences have been smashed by safe-haven flows from across Europe, setting off a day of historic mayhem on Swiss financial markets and …

Michigan bondage master gets life in prison in wife's death

DETROIT (AP) — Calling him a "master of manipulation," a judge sentenced a former Rotary Club president to life in prison Thursday for arranging his wife's killing so he could devote more time to cavorting with other women who shared his love for sexual bondage and domination.<p>"You lived in two …

Crime

America's Trade Deficit- The Job Killer

Surveys show that the average citizen understands the importance of the manufacturing sector and manufacturing jobs. Therefore any good news about manufacturing and job growth gets a lot of play in the media<p>In a report, titled U.S. Manufacturing Nears the Tipping Point: Which Industries, Why, and …

Economics

Father of Ohio terror suspect defends 'mama's boy'

<i>Corrections & Clarifications: An earlier version of this report misstated the type of weapons.</i><p>CINCINNATI — The father of an Ohio man accused of plotting an attack on the U.S. Capitol is a "mama's boy who never left the house," his father says.<p>Christopher Lee Cornell, 20, who used the Twitter alias …

Crime

Stocks Fall For 5th Straight Day, But Jobs Are Up

U.S. stocks fell for a fifth day on Thursday, with the S&P 500 finishing below 2,000 for the first time in a month, as crude prices fell, large U.S. banks reporting disappointing results, and Switzerland's central bank unexpectedly gave up its minimum exchange rate.<p>"Central bankers were surprised …

Stock Markets

Ebola outbreak 'slowing down' in West Africa

An outbreak of Ebola that has claimed more than 8,400 lives in West Africa appears to be slowing down, though the battle to contain the disease is not over, the UN special envoy on the virus has said.<p>"The change in behaviour that we've been hoping for, working for, anticipating, is now happening …

Disease

Fact-checking Rand Paul's disability claims

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. Rand Paul drew fire from Democrats on Wednesday after he claimed widespread fraud and abuse of the Social Security disability insurance program while speaking in the early presidential primary state of New Hampshire.<p>"Over half of the people on disability are either anxious …

Rand Paul

Federal officials arrest son of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy

A son of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy has been arrested on suspected parole violations and a drug court arrest warrant, according to federal officials.<p>Cliven Lance Bundy, 35, was held Wednesday at the Clark County jail pending a court appearance, according to the Associated Press. An Internet check …

Swiss Currency Has Shot Up 15% So Far Today. Here’s Why That Matters

Chaos in the currency market is a sign of deep problems for Europe—and the whole global economy.<p>The global economy got a lot more interesting today, …

Economics

A Paradoxical Reaction in Oklahoma

What if the greatest threat to the death penalty isn't its opponents, but its supporters?<p>In the states in which it's practiced most often, the death penalty remains overwhelmingly popular. The Supreme Court seems uninterested in revisiting its core decisions on American capital punishment, …

WikiLeaks

20-Somethings Beware: Your Financial Confidence May Be Unfounded

Nearing 30? Get ready for your income gains to slow, your expenses to rise and — according to one new survey — your financial confidence to sink.<p>A report out this month from online financial planning startup LearnVest says that for most people financial confidence follows a predictable pattern. It …

Retirement

Top 10 New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks posting largest volume decreases

A look at the 10 biggest volume decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:<p>American Realty Investors Inc. : Approximately 200 shares changed hands, a 93.1 decrease from its 65-day average volume. The shares fell $.08 or 1.5 percent to $5.32.<p>Denali Fund : Approximately shares …

2015 Kitten Bowl: Check Out Photos of All the Adorable Players!

The AFC and NFC championship games are going down this weekend, meaning that you will soon have the answer to the question: "Which team must I …

Cute

Arizona cop's body cam captures fatal encounter with suspect

Newly released video captured by an Arizona police officer’s body camera captures the chilling moment when a deranged suspect drew a gun and fired the bullet that killed the officer last month.<p>Rookie Flagstaff Police Officer Tyler Stewart’s camera caught the entire, deadly encounter with Robert …

Law Enforcement

The Next Round of the Great Crisis as Begun

The entire rally in stocks post-2009 has been due to Central Bank intervention of one kind or another. Whether it be by cutting interest rates, …

Bank of Japan

US ban on Cuban cigars comes to an end as Barack Obama's détente with Cuba begins

The first practical elements of the new era in US-Cuba relations come into force on Friday<p>America's half-century ban on Cuban cigars will come to an end on Friday as Barack Obama's new policy of détente with Cuba starts to come into force.<p>Just weeks after Mr Obama announced that he was reversing 50 …

Cheap oil won't save the world economy, says IMF

Christine Lagarde says growth remains ‘too low, too fragile, and too lopsided’ despite crash in energy prices<p>The global economy remains "on its knees" and will not be bolstered by the collapse in oil prices, according to Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund.<p>Although …