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Mitsubishi Pulls The Plug On U.S. Factory After Years Of Subsidies

Japanese carmaker Mitsubishi Motor Corp. said Friday it would end U.S. production and seek a buyer for its underutilized factory in Normal, Ill.<p>Good news for Mitsubishi loyalists (and they are a dogged, if relatively small, bunch): the Japanese automaker is not abandoning the U.S. market …

Mitsubishi

Egypt unveils plan to build glitzy new capital

<b>(CNN) —</b> Forget the pyramids, Tahrir Square and the Nile. Egypt is ready to ditch Cairo and build a shiny new capital if the government has its way.<p>Fed up with pollution, traffic gridlock, a packed population with soaring rents and creaking infrastructure, Egypt is teaming up with a developer in the …

U.S. Will Never Gain Oil Market Crown, Says IEA Head

No matter how much oil the United States produces over the next few years, it will never become the next Saudi Arabia in the global oil market, …

Marissa Mayer: I don't think gender is relevant in the tech industry

Here is what she said to Backchannel's Steven Levy in reference to why the gender of a CEO in Silicon Valley did not matter:<p>The moment you play into that, it's an issue ... In technology we live at a rare, fast-moving pace. There are probably industries where gender is more of an issue, but our …

ISIS releases Christian hostages -- but why?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Igniting a live man in a cage; severing the heads of dozens; kidnapping, raping and selling women and children -- ISIS' shocking maltreatment of its captives has become regrettably predictable.<p>But that has made their latest decision on the fate of 19 Christian prisoners all the more …

Human Rights

Here’s What Your Voice Tells Others About You

People judge you by your voice in many ways.<p>Via Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior:<p>The result: speakers with higher-pitched …

The oil price: The Saudi project, part 2

By refusing to rein in production while prices fell, the Saudis permitted a big surplus to grow and served notice on higher-cost rivals (Russia, Venezuela, American shale-oil producers) that they would not prop up other people's profit margins at the expense of their own market share.<p>That signal …

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10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple is going to run a public beta program for its mobile operating system.</b> That means customers will be able to try out the software before it's released.<p><b>2. Samsung has hinted that its new Galaxy phone will be made of metal.</b> A teaser video spoke of "liquid metal."<p><b>3. Apple is finally going to</b> …

Oscars 2015: The winners list - CNN.com

<b>(CNN) —</b> Here's the list of nominees for the 87th Academy Awards. Winners are noted <b>in bold</b> and with an asterisk.<p>Best Picture<p>"American Sniper"<p><b>"Birdman" (*WINNER)</b><p>"Boyhood"<p>"The Grand Budapest Hotel"<p>"The Imitation Game"<p>"Selma"<p>"The Theory of Everything"<p>"Whiplash"<p>Best Director<p>Wes Anderson, "The Grand …

Microsoft Continues Limited-Time Surface Pro 3 Discounts: Now Starts At $699

At the end of last month, Microsoft shaved $100 off Surface Pro 3 models for a limited time. That window of time has been widened and now includes the entry-level model.<p>The Surface Pro 3 now starts at $699, discounted from $799. The least expensive model — with the $100 discount — had been $899 …

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Why the falling US unemployment rate matters

Earlier this year, our proprietary data led us to make a bold prediction: we estimated that the official United States unemployment rate would reach …

ISIS Set Their Sights on Europe in Latest Beheading Video

The executioner speaks in English and points his knife toward the Mediterranean. “We will conquer Rome, by Allah’s permission,” he says.<p>The video …

Lincoln’s final hours: Moment by moment, inside Ford’s Theatre and the home where the president died

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>It was a scene of horror and disbelief, yet those who were there recall feeling inspired to live worthy of the man<p>Richard Wightman Fox<p>February 16, 2015 11:59am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Lincoln’s Body: A Cultural History”<p><i>The collective sense of what had occurred was of a sadness too noble not</i> …

Egypt says it bombed ISIS targets in Libya after killings of Christians

<b>(CNN) —</b> Egypt's military carried out a series of airstrikes against ISIS militants in Libya on Monday in retaliation for the slaughter of 21 Egyptian Christians by the jihadist group.<p>The bombing raids pulled Egypt deeper into the widening international fight against ISIS and highlighted the …

ISIS video claims killings of Egyptian Copts

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a new propaganda video released Sunday by ISIS, the militant group claims to have beheaded over a dozen members of Egypt's Coptic Christian minority on a Libyan beach.<p>The highly produced video shows an apparent mass execution with jihadists in black standing behind each of the victims, …

McCain on ISIS Fight: We Should Not Restrain the President

Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., said Sunday that Congress should not restrict the president’s broad authority in authorizing the use of military force against the terrorist group known as ISIS.<p>“If we don't like what the commander-in-chief is doing, we can cut off his funds for …

Here's what to really fear about the stock market

Six years into the bull market in stocks and there's no shortage of scary things on investors' worry list.<p>From Vladimir Putin and Greece to the dramatic plunge in oil prices, something is bound to trip up the stock market, right? After all, the good times on Wall Street can't last forever.<p>But the …

Stock Markets

Goodbye to Michele Ferrero, the man who gave us Nutella

If there ever was a good day for the king of chocolate to die, that would be on Valentine’s Day.<p>And so it happened to Michele Ferrero, Italy’s richest man and the maker of Nutella, who died on Feb. 14 at the age of 89, after a long life of hazelnut chocolate-coated success that took him from a …

How to unlock ASEAN’s potential

Can ten countries with different cultures, traditions, languages, political systems, and levels of economic development act in concert to expand …

The eyes of the world are on Greece

LONDON (Reuters) - The coming week will go a long way to dictating whether Greece remains in the euro zone.<p>A meeting of euro zone finance ministers on Monday is tasked with producing a deal that will keep Greece solvent and which is acceptable to both sides.<p>A similar meeting last week, marking …

ISIS Hurls Gay Men Off Buildings, Stones Them: Analysts

ISIS has released images that appear to show gay men being hurled off buildings and then stoned to death, part of the militants' self-professed mission to crack down on "sexual deviance."<p>The horrific execution tactic is the latest in a string of brutal punishment methods applied by ISIS under its …

Girl's best friend indeed: 100-carat 'perfect' diamond up for auction

<b>(CNN) —</b> Still searching for the perfect gift for your sweetie for Valentine's Day?<p>A 100-carat perfect diamond isn't expected to go up for auction until April, but your intended isn't likely to care about receiving a belated gift of this size and cut.<p>The 100.20-carat, D color (meaning it is …

Keystone XL bill heads to Obama

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama will have 10 days to issue a veto on a bill authorizing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline once it hits his desk, now that the House has passed a final version, 270-152.<p>Twenty-nine Democrats voted with Republicans on Wednesday to pass the measure, …

Scientists Have Figured Out a Way to Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers at Harvard have discovered how to convert solar energy into liquid fuel, potentially accelerating our switch to the alternative-energy …

President Obama signs bill into law restoring legal cell phone unlocking

The White House announced today that President Obama is signing the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act in law allowing consumers to unlock cell phones from their carriers at the end of a contract.<p>Today, President Obama will sign into law the Unlocking Consumer Choice and …

Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

Uncertainty about the future of Greece is putting strain on Wall Street.<p>U.S. stock futures are looking soft and European markets are mostly trading lower.<p>Here are the four things you need to know before the opening bell rings in New York:<p><b>1. Greek tragedy?:</b> European finance officials will hold …

Driverless car debuts on U.K. roads

The first driverless car to hit British roads launched Wednesday and is now roaming the sidewalks of London's Greenwich neighborhood.<p>The electric-powered LUTZ Pathfinder can travel 12 miles per hour and uses sensors, radar, and cameras to avoid obstacles.<p>The two-seater pod was designed by Transport …

Five things to know for your New Day -- Wednesday, February 11

<b>(CNN) —</b> Another U.S. hostage in Syria is dead. NBC suspends Brian Williams. And U.S. troops on Ebola duty are headed home.<p>It's Wednesday and here are the 5 things to know for your New Day<p>ISIS U.S. CAPTIVE DEAD<p><b>Another hostage death:</b> The family of Kayla Mueller revealed devastating news yesterday. …

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Peter Thiel: Robots don't threaten middle class jobs

Stop blaming technology for all of society's problems.<p>That's what billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel wants.<p>The co-founder of PayPal and early backer of Facebook (FB) dismissed claims that super smart machines pose an imminent threat to American workers.<p>"Middle class jobs in the U.S. are not …