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Congressman Tells Janet Yellen God Wants Her to Wait on Raising Rates

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Panera pledges to use all cage-free eggs by 2020

Panera pledged Thursday that it will use 100 percent cage-free eggs by 2020 and will mark other animal welfare goals for its pigs, poultry and beef cattle by the end of this year.<p>According to Panera, cage-free eggs account for 21 percent of the 70 million hard-boiled eggs and liquid egg whites …

Why Expedia's HomeAway Purchase Could Have a Huge Effect on Travelers

With Expedia’s $3.9 billion acquisition of vacation rental website HomeAway, the obvious question is, What does this mean for travelers and consumers?<p>…

Former Rabobank traders convicted in U.S. over Libor rigging

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal jury found two former traders at Rabobank [RABO.UL] guilty of fraud on Thursday in the first U.S. trial arising from a global investigation into manipulation of Libor, the leading benchmark for pricing financial transactions around the world.<p>Former Rabobank employee …

Russia, Egypt dismiss suggestions a bomb caused crash

LONDON (AP) — Five days after a Russian jetliner broke apart high above the Sinai, Russia and Egypt on Thursday dismissed Western suggestions that a …

Airplanes

​Smartphone upstart OnePlus vies for Apple's cachet, and profits, too

DUBLIN -- OnePlus is a seemingly impossible company: a smartphone maker that's made a name for itself in one of the most competitive markets around.<p>OnePlus is no Samsung, LG, Sony, Motorola or Apple, in terms of either brand recognition or sales volume. But alongside fellow Chinese manufacturers …

Government Is Disrupting Coding Bootcamps

Government is moving faster than startups.<p>That may be the first time anyone’s written those words, but it’s exactly what’s happening in the nascent coding bootcamp market.<p>The Department of Education recently announced EQUIP, a new pilot program allowing federal student loans to be accessible to …

Higher Education

Facebook now lets you add music clips of your favorite bands

Videos, pictures and news — Facebook is big in all three. Now, it's testing the waters in music.<p>Facebook has introduced Music Stories, a new …

Prices, politics challenge health law's 3rd sign-up season

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's insurance website is faster and easier to use, but as a third sign-up season gets underway, President Barack …

Health Care

U.S. jobs data to hold key to Fed's rate plans

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - U.S. jobs data due in the coming week may hold the key to whether the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates for the first time since 2006 in December, signaling its intention to end an era of almost-free dollars.<p>The Federal Reserve building is pictured n Washington, in …

An app you've probably never heard of is the most important social network in China

You may have never heard of WeChat, but it's the most important app in China right now.<p>WeChat users can do just about anything, including play games, send money to people, make video calls, order food, read the news, book a doctor appointment, and more. It's basically China's version of …

Apps

Vodafone customers' bank details 'accessed in hack', company says

Hackers may have stolen the personal details of up to 2,000 mobile phone customers, Vodafone admits days after TalkTalk scandal<p>Hackers may have accessed the bank details of nearly 2,000 Vodafone customers, the company has said.<p>The mobile phone provider said 1,827 accounts were accessed, potentially …

Report: Xperia Z5 series to get improved Stamina Mode with Android 6.0

These days our smartphones can do more than many of us ever dreamed possible in the not-so-distant past, and given the continued push forward this trend doesn’t look likely to stop. Perhaps the biggest limiting factor on the user side however, is the problem of power: not specs mind per se, but …

Instagram wants to be a little like Snapchat

As Snapchat has seen success with its popular live stories, Instagram now wants a piece of the action.<p>A new feature that appeared over Halloween for some Instagram users allowed them to see a curated collection of videos shared on the service.<p>The Halloween story showed off featured trending tags, …

Homebound: Hong Kong Dark & Light - Photographs and text by KC Kwan | LensCulture

“Homebound” takes you on a journey through the veins of the “dark side” of Kowloon—a dense and rich area of Hong Kong that offers some of the best and worst of the city.<p>In quick cuts and staccato succession, the photographs guide you through a day and night in the area. You start on the bus from …

Hong Kong

Gorgeous Sony RX100 MK IV video by Baris

Comic: You’re Doing it for the Exposure

<i>Warning: This comic contains some explicit language.</i><p>Cartoonist Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal struck a chord with photographers and other creatives a …

Streettogs Academy Assignment No. 16: “Outlandish”

Hopefully by now, you already know what this means! If you don’t know what we do, check my introductory post of Streettogs Academy Here! For those of …

Relatives of Bucharest nightclub fire gather at morgue

Greece: Protesters target border fence after refugee deaths

LESBOS, Greece (AP) — Protesters clashed with police guarding a border fence in northern Greece Saturday, following a series of sea accidents that killed dozens of migrants and a warning from authorities that the death toll is likely rise in coming weeks.<p>About 500 anti-government protesters, who …

5 dead in Texas floods

As many as five people have died in extensive flooding in Texas, including two possible victims whose bodies were found Saturday in Houston.<p>“We’ve executed over 130 water rescues,” said Michael Walter, public information officer for Houston’s office of emergency management.<p>One of the bodies was …

U.S. Is Not Entering 'Into Syria's Civil War' By Sending Troops, Kerry Says

A decision by President Barack Obama to send special forces to Syria is strictly focused on fighting Islamic State insurgents and does not signify the United States is entering the civil war there, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said.<p>"President Obama has made a very strong and forceful and …

Philippines market fire kills 15

Children among the dead after sparks from electrical fires set fire to clothing stacked for sale in Zamboanga as vendors slept, say police<p>Police in the Philippines said 15 people, including four children, were killed in a pre-dawn fire at a public market in the country’s south.<p>Senior Superintendent …

For China, Japan And S. Korea, Just Meeting Is An Accomplishment

Leaders from three powerful Asian countries — China, Japan and South Korea — will sit together in Seoul this weekend, their first summit in several years. The fact they're meeting at all is an achievement.<p>Just days before Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was set to arrive in Seoul, a pair of …

Bucharest nightclub fire: Several people still critical

Romania has declared three days of national mourning after 27 people were killed when a fire ripped through a nightclub in the capital. Nearly 200 …