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Gold bars worth $1.1m found in plane toilet in India

<b>A stash of 24 gold bars worth more than $1.1m has been discovered in the toilet compartment of a commercial plane in eastern India.</b><p>Cleaners found the haul in two bags on board a Jet Airways flight at Kolkata airport, officials said.<p>India is one of the world's main gold consumers and imports are …

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Burger King to Expand in India

Apple to lavish $10.5B on production line tech

The company wants to automate manufacturing tasks for iPads, iPhones, and more, says Bloomberg.<p>Apple plans to spend billions next year to automate certain tasks in its production line.<p>The company recently revealed in its 10-K filing that it has earmarked $11 billion for capital expenditures for …

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Half Of The World's Richest People Come From Just 2 Families

Here's a fact that will make any liberal cringe.<p>Seven of the 12 richest people in the world have names ending in Koch, Walton or Adelson, according to a new calculation by Bloomberg Markets magazine.<p>Of course, extreme wealth gives you a lot of political power. Here's how these folks wield their …

Google engineers curse out NSA over data center intrusion

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: ollyy via Shutterstock<p>Outraged Google(s goog) engineers are using public posts to blast the National Security Service …

Samsung's 2014 phones will have nearly double the pixels

To be joined by foldable displays in 2016<p>It's time to start getting used to discussing WQHD resolution, or 2560 x 1440 pixels, in relation to smartphones. Samsung's Analyst Day gathering today shed some light on the company's future plans, and the display category was highlighted by the promise of …

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Former Deutsche Bank US unit fined for discrimination

<b>A former US subsidiary of Deutsche Bank has been ordered to pay $12.1m (£7.5m) over alleged discrimination against ethnic minorities.</b><p>The US housing department said MortgageIT charged black and Hispanic mortgage borrowers higher fees than white customers.<p>MortgageIT also refused loan applications …

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Miami Heat's Chris Bosh pens 'Wired' editorial encouraging you to code, says he can too

Miami Heat star Chris Bosh would seemingly be an outsider to the group of tech icons who have been pushing for coding education, but in an editorial published today in <i>Wired</i>, Bosh explains that he's been tinkering with code since he was a kid and that he too thinks others should start to learn. …

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Social Security Announces 1.5% Bump for 2014

The Social Security Administration announced a 1.5% cost of living (COLA) increase for 2014 for the nearly 58 million Americans receiving Social Security benefits.<p>The increase is the smallest since the program’s inception and is tied to the consumer price index, which barely increased in …

Three Key Catalysts For First Solar's Stock

First Solar, one of the world’s largest solar companies, has had a relatively eventful year so far, closing deals to acquire new technology, raising additional equity capital and expanding its project portfolio through new acquisitions. Although the stock is up by nearly 50% this year, it has …

Apple's Hire Of Burberry's Angela Ahrendts Shows Its Future Is In Lifestyle, Not Tech

When Apple announced its hiring of Burberry CEO (and Forbes Power Woman) Angela Ahrendts, they scored one of fashion’s great turnaround artists as their new head of retail and e-commerce.<p>They simultaneously added a welcome dose of diversity to their c-suite leadership. Ahrendts is the first woman …

Many fast-food workers living in poverty, analysis finds

<i>By Allison Linn, CNBC Digital</i><br>Every time you go to a fast-food restaurant, you have a 1 in 5 chance of being served by a worker who’s living in poverty.<p>A substantial number of workers who serve up your fast food aren’t making enough to get by, and are instead living in poverty or relying on …

LVMH sees slowing sales of luxury fashion and handbags

<b>The world's biggest luxury goods group, LVMH, has reported slowing sales at its most important division.</b><p>The Paris based company said growth in sales of fashion and leather goods including handbags was 4% for the nine months to 30 September, compared to 5% for the first half of the year.<p>Louis …

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Walmart Expands Same-Day Grocery Delivery Test to Denver

Walmart said on Tuesday that it would soon expand its same-day grocery delivery experiment beyond the Bay Area to Denver in an invite-only test. …

Technology, Not Pizza, Helps Domino's Crush Competitors And Grow Faster Than McDonald's Overseas

Domino’s might not be the first place that comes to mind for the best slice in town but the retail chain is growing a lot faster than you might think.<p>Today the company said revenue was up 6.9% in the third quarter to $404 million while net income jumped 18% to $30.6 million.<p>But the real impressive …

5 Verizon innovations we really hope don't get misused

At its Innovation Center, Verizon displayed a few of the novel tech gadgets it developed in partnership with other companies. Note to evil geniuses: These devices are for the benefit of mankind.<p>Earlier this week, Verizon hosted a media event at its Innovation Center in San Francisco to highlight …

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Richest 1 Percent Hold 46 Percent Of The World's Wealth

Oct 9 (Reuters) - Global wealth has risen by 68 percent over the past 10 years to reach a new all-time high of $241 trillion and the United States accounts for nearly three quarters of the increase, Credit Suisse said in its World Wealth Report.<p>Average global wealth has hit a peak of $51,600 per …

Want to learn Arabic? Klingon? Duolingo turns to the crowd to create new language classes

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>For the past two years, startup Duolingo has helped people learn new languages while crowdsourcing translations of real-world …

Simple’s MoneyDrop Will Soon Let Users Transfer Funds Using Bluetooth

Things seem to have been moving rather smoothly for the folks at online banking startup Simple. They’ve spent the last year fleshing out their mobile apps with some much-needed features and added some 25,000 customers to their ranks since July. Now the team is looking to add yet another feature to …

Archos GamePad 2 tablet gets official, ships to the US in Q4 for $200

That was fast -- just days after a retailer's leak, Archos has announced the GamePad 2. As hinted earlier, the second-generation gaming tablet is a big improvement over the original. The 7-inch slate is now better-suited to modern games through its sharper 1,280 x 800 IPS display, a quad-core ARM …

Nokia readying 'Batman' Windows Phone with a large screen

While Nokia is preparing to release a Lumia 525 at the very low end focused on music, the company is also readying a large-screen handset in the same budget category. Twitter account Evleaks first published the "Batman" codename, and sources familiar with Nokia's plans have revealed to The Verge …

Nissan attempts the Nürburgring record with the 2014 NISMO GT-R

Watch out, Porsche, Godzilla is coming.<p>The lap record at the Nürburgring might have a new name next to it, as Nissan hopes to break it with the 2014 NISMO GT-R. The record currently stands at 6minutes and 57 seconds, set earlier this year by the Porsche 918.<p>Spy photographers spotted a new GT-R …