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7 million Americans get taxed into poverty every year

Maybe you think America needs to do drastically more to help the poor. Maybe you don't. But my guess is you will probably agree that, at the very least, the government should not be in the business of taxing workers into poverty.<p>And yet that's exactly what happens to some 7.5 million childless …

Bobby Jindal

Zika virus may cause long-term memory damage, similar to Alzheimer's disease

The Zika virus may cause long-term damage to the memory which mirrors the effects of Alzheimer’s disease a new study suggests.<p>Scientists had thought that the virus only impacted the brains of developing foetuses and did not believe an infection posed serious problems for adults.<p>But a new study …

Twitter Says It Suspended 360,000 Suspected Terrorist Accounts in a Year

Author: Davey Alba. Davey Alba Security<p>Date of Publication: 08.18.16.<p>Time of Publication: 12:07 pm. 12:07 pm<p>Twitter is still actively combating …

Applications for US unemployment benefits fall to 262,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, evidence that layoffs are scarce and employers are likely hiring at a solid clip.<p>THE NUMBERS: Weekly applications for unemployment aid slipped 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 262,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The …

Unemployment Benefits

Americans pledge #IllWalkWithYou in support of Muslim community

Following the murder of two men outside a mosque in Queens, New York, on Saturday, Americans are pledging to walk shoulder to shoulder with their …

A quick way to fix your internet connection and make it faster: Update your router's firmware

Updating a router's firmware can help improve or even repair a faulty internet connection.<p>Updating the firmware (a process often called "flashing the firmware") can help a router work better and sometimes even repair an annoying bug or add support for faster internet speed. This is especially when …

2016 Nexus w/ rear glass and fingerprint sensor seemingly shown off in first leaked image

Specs, features, and even renders of this year’s upcoming “Nexus” devices have already been leaked. But until now, the Sailfish and Marlin had yet to be photographed. Now, an anonymous Twitter account has posted an image of a purported 2016 Nexus that looks very similar to previous descriptions and …

Phones

Apple has a funny way of naming its holding companies

Apple is a vast company, with hundreds of subsidiaries, and operations in most countries. But the companies named after types of apples stand out.<p>Apple's made apple puns before. It named its line of computers after the Macintosh apple. But since then, the company hasn't named many products after …

British Virgin Islands

Jordan instability fears as growth slows, unemployment rises

DHIBAN, Jordan (AP) — Sabri Mashaaleh feels misled and angry: The 29-year-old studied counseling expecting to find a civil service job, in line with what used to be a typical life path for college-educated Jordanians.<p>Four years later, he's still unemployed.<p>His last hopes were crushed earlier this …

Economics

Nearly 4 in 5 Millennials May Not Have Enough Money to Retire Comfortably

Image source: Getty Images.<p>It's probably no secret by now that America has a retirement problem.<p>The United States' personal household savings rate as of June 2016 was just 5.3%, which is substantially lower than most developed countries whose citizens are socking away more of their income for …

Retirement

Never mind the Gucci, here's the fish oil: China's shopping army reboots Australia retail

SYDNEY (Reuters) - In 2013, student Na Wang began shipping fish oil capsules to China from Sydney to help pay the rent. Now, she’s in business, part of a growing army of Chinese shopping agents sending Australian food and diet pills home to feed rampant demand.<p>Wang, 33, is one of up to 40,000 …

Tencent

2 REITs That Could Plunge 20% - And 2 To Buy Now

Are real estate investment trusts in a bubble? The evidence is mounting—especially in the big names many investors see as sacred.<p>Today we’ll look at two “frothy” trusts you should watch like a hawk if you hold them … and avoid if you don’t. Further on, I’ll show you two REITs that are terrific buys …

Investing

Americans are starting to get worried about the 'new housing crisis'

The gap between the demand for new homes and the supply coming onto the market, which we've dubbed "the new housing crisis," has caused prices to soar and priced out many first-time homebuyers.<p>In fact, San Jose became the first city in the US to have a median house price of $1 million for a …

Housing

Milwaukee shooting: Violence erupts over US police killing

<b>Violence has broken out on the streets of the US city of Milwaukee, after an armed man, 23, was shot dead in a police chase on Saturday.</b><p>The man fled from a car after being stopped by police in traffic on Saturday afternoon, Milwaukee police said in a statement; he died from his injuries at the …

Law Enforcement

Climate Guru Tells Calif. Governor Not To Close Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant

On Thursday,a letter to Governor Jerry Brown of California, about how nuclear energy was essential to fighting global warming, was sent by Dr. James Hansen and the leading climate scientists in the world, plus a long list of environmentalists.<p>The letter was prompted by a recent announcement by …

Nuclear Energy

Sunrun Masking Problems in Its Solar Business

Image source: Getty Images.<p><b>Sunrun</b> (NASDAQ: RUN) impressed investors on Thursday with quarterly revenue of $122.5 million and net income of $32.6 million, or $0.31 per share. And on the surface everything looks great: $51 million of NPV was added via leases and power purchase agreements (PPAs), and …

Solar Power

One person shot in Milwaukee during 2nd night of skirmishes

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Police said one person was shot at a Milwaukee protest on Sunday and officers used an armored vehicle to retrieve the injured victim and rush the person to a hospital, as tense skirmishes erupted for a second night following the police shooting of a black man.<p>Some two dozen …

Law Enforcement

Kayaker rescued after being stranded for four days following crocodile attack

An Australian kayaker has been rescued four days after being stranded on an island following a crocodile attack on his boat.<p>The man, who has not been named, was left to fend for himself on Townshend Island, where he had paddled to escape from the reptile.<p>According to the Australian Maritime Safety …

World Vision’s Gaza Manager Funneled Millions to Hamas: Israel

TEL AVIV, Israel — Israel has accused a manager working for U.S.-headquartered Christian charity World Vision of funneling millions of dollars to Islamist militant group Hamas.<p>Mohammad El Halabi was arrested by Israel on June 15 while crossing the border into Gaza, World Vision said in a statement. …

Israel

There's Growing Evidence That Venus Was Once Habitable

If you could hop in a time-traveling spacecraft, go back three billion years and land any place in our solar system, where would you want to end up? …

Planets

HP Chromebook 13 review: a great laptop that doesn't come cheap

Just over a year ago, you basically had two options for buying a Chromebook: Spend $999 on Google's excellent but overpriced Pixel or buy an inexpensive laptop that was inevitably compromised in one way or another. That's starting to change, however. Dell's Chromebook 13, which launched last fall, …

Economy

New tech lets you watch 3D movies without the funky glasses

Someday, moviegoers may be able to watch 3D films from any seat in a theater without having to wear 3D glasses, thanks to a new kind of movie screen.<p>The new technology, named Cinema 3D, overcomes some of the barriers to implementing glasses-free 3D viewing on a larger scale, but it's not …

3D Printing

Want to Change Your Personality? Here's How, According to Science

Research shows you really can become more disciplined, more outgoing, and more open.<p>Do you want to change your personality? If you're like most people, the answer is yes. Psychologists talk about five key personality traits: extraversion (enjoying being with others); conscientiousness; openness; …

Maggots Raised On Chicken Blood Could Save Darwin's Finches

Conservation can be gross<p>The alien invader started with the youngest and most vulnerable in the population. The infant beaks were an open invitation beckoning its own wriggling young towards an ideal food source.<p>It sounds like a horror story, but it’s just the life cycle of <i>Philornis downsi</i>, a fly …

China's Jade Rabbit moon rover 'retires' after 31 months

China has said a tearful goodbye to its much-loved Jade Rabbit moon rover, which has been shut down after 31 months exploring the lunar surface.<p>"Have a sweet dream! You will get countless carrot pies in your dream," said one emotional web-user on China’s Twitter-like Sina Weibo, after state media …

Space Science

Chinese hackers are attacking organizations involved in the South China Sea dispute

For decades, China and its neighbors have been arguing over the proper ownership of contested areas of the Sea, with tensions particularly high after the Hague's international tribunal ruled against China in favor of Philippines in July 2016. China later disregarded the ruling, branding it …

China