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War may delay Ukraine's economic growth until 2016: world bank

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine’s military conflict with pro-Russian separatists in the industrial east will force the Kiev government to shelve hopes of resuming economic growth until 2016, the World Bank said on Thursday.<p>The international lender said Ukraine’s economy was likely to shrink by 8 percent …

U.S. factory orders post record decline on aircraft payback

WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) - New orders for U.S. factory goods posted their biggest decline on record in August, payback for an aircraft-driven jump a month earlier.<p>Workers assemble built-in appliances at the Whirlpool manufacturing plant in Cleveland, Tennessee August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Chris Berry<p>…

Allianz to replace CEO after Pimco turmoil

It has been a busy week for German finance company Allianz.<p>First came the news last Friday that Bill Gross, founder of Allianz subsidiary Pimco, was …

The Problem With Wearable Technology, According To “Blade Runner” Designer Syd Mead

Mead chats with us about the Apple Watch, Glassholes, and Daft Punk copying one of his designs.<p>If anyone can call himself a “visual futurist” with a straight face, it’s Syd Mead, the legendary concept artist behind <i>Blade Runner</i>, <i>Tron</i>, and <i>Aliens</i>. I could think of no one better qualified to critique …

Offline and falling behind: Barriers to Internet adoption

More than 60 percent of the world’s population remains offline. Without removing crucial deterrents to Internet adoption, little will change—and more …

Fighting Ebola Means Managing Fear

The worst-ever outbreak of Ebola — a hemorrhagic fever that has in the past killed nine out of 10 people that contract it — is raging through the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, with consequences so dire that the Liberian Minister of Defense characterized it as “… …

Venezuelan CDS climbs again as default fears mount | Financial Times

Investor nerves are once again fraying over Venezuela’s $4.5bn worth of bond repayments due this month, sending the cost of insuring against a …

Opinion: Wait for one more bounce in stocks before a broad decline

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — Investors’ mood has quickly soured in recent days, potentially setting up the stock market for a short-term …

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A Drone's-Eye View of Apple's 'Spaceship' Campus

Apple has big ambitions that span the company's array of devices, designs, services -- and even its office space. In case you aren't already aware, Apple has begun construction on "Apple Campus 2," a 2.8-million-square-foot new headquarters that, well, looks like a spaceship.<p>A few quick facts about …

Verizon drops plan to throttle data hogs

When Verizon announced plans in July to throttle the connections of data-hungry customers, federal regulators cried foul. Now, Verizon is backing down.<p>The wireless giant is abandoning its plan to slow down 4G connection speeds for certain customers with unlimited data plans, which Federal …

Dodgeball and a "High-Tech" Coffee Table: Re/code's Weekly #tbt (Throwback Tech)

Tough day for Nokia, but one reader remembers his Nokia 7110 "Matrix" phone fondly.<p>Most of the photo submissions we get for #tbt (Throwback Tech) showcase old-school hardware — vintage cellphones, clunky desktops and the like. But who says #tbt can’t be software, too?<p>Dennis Crowley seems to agree, …