Michael Sharpe

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Samsung Acquires Apple Pay Rival LoopPay

Samsung today announced plans to purchase LoopPay, in an effort to compete with Apple's Apple Pay payments service. The two companies were in previously talks over a potential partnership in December for a payment system that would rival Apple Pay.<p>LoopPay's technology stores payment information …


Justice Dept. could sue Ferguson for racial discrimination

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Justice Department is preparing to bring a lawsuit against the Ferguson, Missouri, police department over a pattern of racially discriminatory tactics used by officers, if the police department does not agree to make changes on its own, sources tell CNN.<p>Attorney General Eric …


Iran's ayatollah threatens to withhold gas unless sanctions lifted

Iran's supreme leader warned Wednesday that Western sanctions are unlikely to be lifted even in the event of a nuclear<p>dealwith six foreign powers because the West opposes the fundamental principles of the country's Islamic revolution.<p>In a speech to economists and officials from the western city of …

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Scenes From Eastern Ukraine Show Cease-Fire in Shreds

Pro-Russian rebels fire artillery grad rockets towards Debaltseve on Feb. 18, 2015, near Vuglegirsk.<br>Pierre Crom—Getty Images<p>1 of 8<p>Ukrainian troops …

Libya to UN Security Council: Lift Arms Embargo to Fight IS