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China Crippling Its Online Financial Industry

On Wednesday, Alibaba Group Holding releases earnings for its quarter ended June 30. As the Wall Street Journal suggests, investors will be especially interested in hearing what the company has to say about Beijing’s proposed rules on online payments.<p>Those regulations, proposed by China’s central …

China

General Motors is stopping production in Europe's third largest car market

Russia is the third-largest European car market, but is giving automakers a bumpy ride. The 10% drop in car sales last year paled in comparison that of 2009, when new registrations halved following the financial crisis.<p>Even so, the optimism that sustained international makers through those earlier …

General Motors

Tim Cook: 'So let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay'

Apple's CEO publicly discussed his sexual orientation for the first time in an effort to help anyone "struggling to come to terms with who he or she is."<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly acknowledged his sexual orientation for the first time, saying he wants to use his position as leader of one of the …

LGBTQI

China's President Says Art Must Serve The People, Not The Market

Despite its huge TV and movie market, China's cultural impact is still too weak, says a commentator<p>Art must serve socialism and the people, China's …

China

Rising carbon dioxide levels may reduce the nutritional value of important foods

A study in the journal Nature finds that rising concentrations of carbon dioxide threaten global human nutrition by significantly reducing the levels of nutrients important to human health.<p>Researchers cultivated 41 different varieties of staple crops on three continents to examine how they might be …

New heart drug will cut deaths by a fifth

Research on more than 8,000 patients found that an experimental drug saved 20 per cent more lives than existing “gold standard” treatments<p>A “remarkable” new drug that outperforms the best treatments currently available should become the first choice for patients with heart failure, according to …

Researchers discover webcams can be used to diagnose abnormal heart rhythms

A new pilot study is taking an innovative approach to detecting irregular heartbeats, and they’re calling it “FaceTime” for heart diagnoses.<p>The results of the study were published online yesterday in the journal Heart Rhythm<i>.</i><p>Atrial fibrillation, a common form of abnormal heart rhythm, affects more …

Sustainability

Apple Blocking 'Secret' in Brazilian App Store After Court Ruling

Apple has started blocking downloads of anonymous communication app <i>Secret</i> [Direct Link] following a preliminary injunction that was granted recently by a Brazilian civil court judge (Via <i>9to5Mac</i>). According to the injunction ruling shared by <i>Gigaom</i> earlier this week, Apple is required to remove the …

UPS: We’ve Been Hacked

The United Parcel Service announced Wednesday that customers’ credit and debit card information at 51 franchises in 24 states may have been …

United Parcel Service