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STOCKS GO NOWHERE: Here's What You Need To Know

First, the scoreboard:<p><b>Dow:</b> 16,198.4 (+18.7, +0.1%)• <b><br>S&P 500:</b> 1,845.1 (+0.0, +0.0%)• <b><br>Nasdaq:</b> 4,292.0 (+4.4, +0.1%)<p>And now the top stories:<p>The stock market effectively went sideways today. Still, it's only a few points away from Monday's intraday record high of 1,858.7.<br>• New home sales unexpectedly surged …

Stock Markets

Icahn escalates push for eBay, PayPal split

The activist investor, who disclosed a 2.15 percent stake in the e-commerce giant on Monday, also promised to lay out a more detailed case for spinning off fast-growing PayPal in coming weeks.<p>"We believe corporate governance at eBay is dysfunctional. Let's end this charade," Icahn said in a letter …

IT

Why America Doesn't Need Venezuela Like It Used To

While in the past, strained diplomatic relations between the the world's most oil-rich country and the United States might have caused panic, America doesn't need Venezuela's oil nearly as much as it used to.<p>Former US ambassador to Venezuela and current Duke professor Patrick Duddy explains why:<p>The …

Venezuela

Exclusive: Snowden Swiped Password From NSA Coworker

A civilian NSA employee recently resigned after being stripped of his security clearance for allowing former agency contractor Edward Snowden to use his personal log-in credentials to access classified information, according to an agency memo obtained by NBC News.<p>In addition, an active duty member …

Surveillance

The hunt is now on for Nazi-looted art in Canada

How many paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and decorative objects plundered by the Nazis during the Holocaust era are housed in Canadian art museums and private collections, awaiting identification as such and, of course, their return to their rightful owners? Two thousand? One thousand? …

How federal agents became the movie industry’s copyright enforcers

On Jan. 18, a man walked into an AMC theater at a Columbus, Ohio shopping mall to watch a movie. He was with his wife, and it was the couple’s third …

Google reveals how often the FISA court orders it to turn over user data

Google shone a little light on the U.S.’s secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Monday, revealing for the first time how frequently its …

Target Data Breach Has Congress Eying Data-Security Alternatives

Dustin Volz @dnvolz<p>Feb. 5, 2014, 11:27 a.m.<p>Con­gress will con­sider new ap­proaches to data se­cur­ity in the wake of ma­jor data thefts at Tar­get …