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Facebook's Snapchat-style Stories and Effects are live. Here's how to use them

Facebook is merging ever closer with Snapchat with the full roll-out of its Facebook Camera, Effects, Stories and Direct tools.<p>Starting this week on …

Drug Overdoses Killed 50,000 in U.S., More Than Car Crashes

Health news<p>More than 50,000 Americans died from drug overdoses last year, the most ever, new federal statistics show.<p>The disastrous tally has been pushed to new heights by soaring abuse of heroin and prescription painkillers, a class of drugs known as opioids.<p>Heroin deaths rose 23 percent in one …

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So Many Celebs Are Showing Love To Selena Gomez After Her Powerful AMAs Speech

If there was an overall winner at the 2016 American Music Awards, it was Selena Gomez who delivered one of the most powerful awards show speeches in …

Chase ATMs to give cash via smartphones

NEW YORK — The machines are definitely getting smarter.<p>JPMorgan Chase said it is upgrading its entire fleet of ATMs this year to include several new perks — including the option to withdraw money using a smartphone.<p>The first phase of the rollout will let customers withdraw cash from a Chase ATM …

Microsoft's News Pro app is an iOS competitor to Apple News and Flipboard

But why should we use it?<p>Microsoft's experimental app outfit, the Microsoft Garage, released another iOS app today called News Pro. The reader is similar to Apple's own offering, Apple News, and mobile mainstay Flipboard. You can login with a Facebook or LinkedIn account, where you'll pick topics …

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Bill Ackman Sees Himself Humbled After Worst Year In Pershing Square's History

Normally, annual hedge fund letters are a forum for managers to thump their chests and wax poetic about their most promising holdings. This, after all, is how most of Bill Ackman’s letters have read in his time running Pershing Square Capital Management.<p>But after the worst year in Pershing Square’s …

Apple reports a quarterly profit of $18.4 billion, the largest in history

But the company predicted revenue will decline next quarter, its first drop in years<p>Apple's profits typically skyrocket during the fourth quarter, when new models of the iPhone often arrive and shiny new devices are purchased as holiday gifts. Last year Apple notched a record $18 billion in profit …

Singapore to Destroy Copies of Book About Gay Penguins

Singapore plans to destroy copies of three children's books, including one about two male penguins raising a chick, following complaints that the …

New Video at Dairy Farm Exposes Heartbreaking Cruelty while Workers Laugh

In a graphic video published this week, Mercy for Animals Canada exposed sadistic cruelty to cows at Canada’s largest dairy farm, which has led to …

Two years ago the discovery of the Higgs boson was announced. What's new?

The Large Hadron Collider, in its 27km tunnel under the Franco-Swiss border, has been under maintenance since early 2013. No particles have been colliding, and no new data have been flowing through the high-bandwidth cables spreading across the world ready to feed eager physicists with new …

Wall Street sets records on rates view; dollar rises

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street equities rose on Friday for a sixth straight session and hit new highs, boosted by money managers convinced that U.S. policymakers will keep a lid on interest rates through 2016.<p>The curve of the German share price index DAX board, is pictured at the Frankfurt stock …

Dov Charney’s flamboyance masked a failing business

Is there any saving grace?<p>News that American Apparel’s US:APP Board of Directors has finally booted controversial CEO (and majority shareholder, with …

Pope Francis Says Drug Legalization Is a Bad Idea

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Pope Francis strongly condemned the legalization of recreational drugs on Friday, arguing that the …

PagerDuty CTO Andrew Miklas talks operations performance management

<i>This sponsored post is produced in association with PagerDuty.</i><p>At Databeat, VentureBeat’s annual big data conference, we caught up with Andrew Miklas to talk about IT and ops – specifically, how to tell when systems go down and what to do when that happens.<p>Miklas is the chief technology officer at …

RadioShack Is A Penny Stock

RadioShack is officially a penny stock.<p>Shares of the electronics retailer are now under $1.00, currently at about $0.92.<p>We've chronicled the troubles facing the company since its latest earnings report here, here, and here.<p>This what the stock's fall looks like over the last couple days, the last …

Energetic stock market pushes toward milestones

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market is back to setting records.<p>After treading water for most of March and April, stocks are nudging deeper into …

Uber plays hardball with early shareholders

Two months ago, an early Uber employee thought that he had found a buyer for his vested stock, at $200 per share. But when his agent tried to seal …

How Many People in the World Are Actually Poor?

Good news: Economists at Oxford have come up with a better method for measuring global poverty. Bad news: There are way more poor people than previously thought.<p>Poverty got redefined this week.<p>The Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) released a report, the Global Multidimensional …

Israeli Airstrikes on Gaza City Leave Giant Crater

World<p>A Palestinian man walks inside a crater on Thursday made by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City. The Israeli military said it carried out airstrikes in Gaza overnight in retaliation for several rockets fired by Gaza militants at Israel. The army said it targeted sites where rockets had been …