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Following London attack, Trump flunks latest leadership test

Soon after Saturday night’s terrorist attack in London, where seven were killed and nearly 50 were injured, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis was …

Sonny Perdue confirmed as Agriculture secretary

The Senate on Monday evening confirmed Sonny Perdue to serve as Agriculture secretary by a vote of 87-11.<p>Perdue, the former two-term GOP governor of Georgia, was announced as President Donald Trump's pick to run USDA on Jan. 19. Trump and the White House took weeks longer than expected in getting …

Agriculture

For Venezuela's 'Millionaire' Contestants, Winnings Amount To A Few Bucks

You know the TV game show <i>Who Wants to be a Millionaire</i>? Typically, winners get big money — like $1 million — but it's a little different in the version played in Venezuela.<p>Nervous contestants gather at a Caracas TV studio to tape an episode of <i>Quien Quiere Ser Millonario</i>? Some borrow fancy clothes …

Venezuela

Avast expands beyond security with new storage-optimizing app called Photo Space

Avast is a company best known for its security software, but the days where everyone’s first download to their Windows PC is an anti-virus program are fading into the past. The 25-year old software maker still claims 230 million individuals and businesses using its security applications for mobile …

Oil production is plummeting — but we could see a huge turnaround soon

Bloomberg flagged new data from the Norwegian consultancy firm Rystad Energy, which predicts that legacy production will tip the supply balance into the negative in 2016 for the first time in years.<p>The production from an average conventional oil field typically ramps up in the early years, plateaus …

Why Groupon’s Stock Price is Tanking Today

Groupon’s share price (GRPN) is down sharply today, sinking below $3 per share as investors react to news of a new CEO and weaker-than-expected …