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Bank of America Is Slashing 3,000 Mortgage Jobs This Quarter

The cuts come as the bank is experiencing a drop in refinancing and its delinquent loan portfolio.<p>The employees that are being cut were brought on to deal with the high volume of delinquent loans BofA was saddled with from its acquisition of the failing sub-prime loan originator, Countrywide …

Finance

Iranian who survived execution will be spared second hanging, says minister

Justice minister claims Alireza, found alive in morgue and now on life support, survived penalty so will not be 're-executed'<p>The Iranian prisoner who survived his execution and revived in the morgue having been pronounced dead, will not be hanged for a second time, Iran's justice minister has …

U.S. Drone Strikes Violate International Law, Reports Allege

Two reports released on the eve of a White House visit by Pakistan's prime minister allege that the U.S. has "violated international law with top-secret targeted-killing operations that claimed dozens of civilian lives in Yemen and Pakistan," as McClatchy Newspapers writes.<p>In one of the reports, …

An army of robot baristas could mean the end of Starbucks as we know it

Starbucks’ 95,000 baristas have a competitor. It doesn’t need sleep. It’s precise in a way that a human could never be. It requires no training. It can’t quit. It has memorized every one of its customers’ orders. There’s never a line for its perfectly turned-out drinks.<p>It doesn’t require health …

Coffee

Associated Press News

The Best New Buildings Of The Year

The festival took place October 2nd - 4th at Singapore's Marina Bay Sands, which was also once a WAF Award-winning design.<p>These 29 incredible designs were winners in their respective categories, which included Housing, Villa, and Office. Among the winners are repurposed public spaces, brand-new …

Google to tap users’ reviews and photos for web ad “endorsements”

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Maksim Kabakou<p>An update to Google’s(s goog) terms of service today may make some users think twice about leaving a …

Hornetgeddon! Authorities swat deadly swarm of giant bugs

ANKANG, SHAANXI PROVINCE, China – A winged menace has killed 42 people and injured at least 1,600 since July, striking fear across this heavily industrialized area of central China.<p>Now local officials in Shaanxi province are declaring an uneasy stalemate with the virulent population of Asian …

China

Government Shutdown Is Costing The Economy $160 Million Per Day

Another day, another $160 million.<p>That's how much the economy is losing every day on average, thanks to the government shutdown, according to data from global markets research firm IHS cited by Bloomberg. Closed national parks, a semi-spooked stock market, the stop to some government work and other …

5 depressing ways the 1 percent is strangling the US economy

Once the backbone of our society, the middle class has been broken — and we have the country’s richest to thank<p>The middle class, once the backbone of a strong American society, has been broken, beaten down, pushed further and further toward poverty levels. Here are five well-documented ways that …

Obama to Redskins: Get a new name

The true measure of a leader is not what battles he wins, but what battles he takes on.<p>Just because the outcome appears hopeless does not mean the fight is worthless. The hopeless causes of today are the realized dreams of tomorrow.<p>And so, while facing a government shutdown, the possibility of a …

Why U.S. Health Care Is Obscenely Expensive, In 12 Charts

The U.S. leads the world in health care spending, but we don't live very long, and going to the doctor is so expensive that we don't do it very often. So where is the money going?<p>Not toward obesity-related diseases or unnecessary tests and treatments, as the writer John Green pointed out in a …