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Google Wallet Now Lets iOS Users Split the Check

After introducing recurring bank transfers and low balance alerts in its mobile apps, Google Wallet now lets iOS users split payments, reports Engadget.<p>With the latest version of Google Wallet for iOS devices, you can just enter the amount you want to split and then list your contacts and their …

Dollar slips on expectations for dovish Fed; ruble hits lows | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar slipped against major currencies on Tuesday on expectations that the Federal Reserve would take a cautious tone on monetary policy, while a slide in oil prices pushed the Russian rouble to new lows and boosted the safe-haven yen.<p>A street merchant counts Russian …

Russian crisis turns systemic as rouble crashes 13pc

Russia's central bank is letting the rouble plunge as the path of least resistance, but this is becoming dangerous as fear spreads<p>Russia is in the grip of full-blown currency crisis after a panic scramble for dollars sent the rouble crashing 13pc, with contagion spreading to Brazil, Indonesia and …

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Survey: Teen marijuana use declines even as states legalize

Marijuana use among teens declined this year even as two states, Colorado and Washington, legalized the drug for recreational use, a national survey released Tuesday found.<p>University of Michigan's Monitoring the Future study, now in its 40th year, surveys 40,000 to 50,000 students in 8th, 10th and …

Microbes discovered by deepest marine drill analysed

<b>Life uncovered by the deepest-ever marine drilling expedition has been analysed by scientists.</b><p>The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) found microbes living 2,400m beneath the seabed off Japan.<p>The tiny, single-celled organisms survive in this harsh environment on a low-calorie diet of …