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FDA says genetically modified, bruise-resistant apples and potatoes are safe to eat

The produce is not yet available in stores<p>The FDA said this week that new varieties of genetically modified fruits and vegetables are safe for consumption, <i>The New York Times</i> reports. The safety review covered six varieties of potatoes engineered by J. R. Simplot Company and two varieties of apples …

Flying fryer: China completes first flight powered by ‘gutter oil’

China’s largest private carrier Hainan Airlines has completed the country’s first commercial flight powered by biofuel – namely, discarded cooking …

Gold futures suffer third straight loss

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Gold futures suffered their third straight loss in a row as traders digested data on U.S. private-sector employment and …

BlackBerry is losing 56,000 users a month in the U.K.

BlackBerry’s smartphone business is imploding in a big way in the U.K., where the company is currently losing around 56,000 users every month to …

Dow Inches Up to a New Record

Nasdaq Composite slips, snapping 10-session win streak<p>The Dow Jones Industrial Average eked out a fresh record high on Wednesday in quiet trading following uneventful testimony from Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen.<p>The Dow industrials rose 15.38 points, or 0.1%, to 18224.57. The S&P 500 …

Stock Markets

Greece readies list of reforms to dodge bankruptcy

Athens will now submit a list of economic reforms to its creditors on Tuesday in return for a bail-out extension<p>The Greek government will submit plans to root out tax evasion and tackle corruption in the country, in a bid to be granted a vital extension of its bail-out programme tomorrow.<p>Athens was …

Europe

Modern Family Episode Shot Almost Entirely on iPhones

ABC’s <i>Modern Family</i> is taking a page from the Beyonce playbook.<p>An upcoming episode of the hit sitcom was recorded almost entirely on Apple’s iPhone 6 …