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7 Things You Need to Know the “New World Money” Goes Live Tomorrow

7 Things You Need to Know: "New World Money" Goes Live Tomorrow<p><b>1) Is tomorrow THE day that the dollar “dies” and is replaced?</b><p>Tomorrow, Sept. 30, is …

Netflix shares surge on subscriber growth

Netflix finished off 2014 with better-than-expected subscriber growth as the streaming giant gained users outside the U.S.<p>The company on Tuesday said it added a total of 4.33 million users in the U.S. and internationally in the three months that ended Dec. 31, compared with the 4 million the …

Jeffrey Tambor

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

Mitt Romney returns to stage with vow to fight 'scourge of poverty'

In his first public remarks since telling GOP donors that he is weighing a third bid for the White House, Mitt Romney suggested Friday that if he does run he would alter the focus that led to his loss in 2012 to President Obama.<p>"I believe in the post-Obama era we need to stand for safety, and for …

Government

5 dividend stocks with yields of up to 10%

Do you want income from your investments — to pay the mortgage, medical bills, maybe a vacation?<p>It seems that every story you read about these days …

Investing

Rand Paul is Politically Divergent. And So He Must Be Stopped.

There’s a sad rush to dismiss pols like Rand Paul who don’t fit neatly into America’s increasingly unpopular political factions. But could divergence …

The NSA Speech: Obama Accepts the Logic of Staying Terrorized

If the vision he laid out Friday prevails, mass surveillance on innocents will continue and we'll never enjoy pre-9/11 privacy again.<p>For critics of the surveillance state, it is tempting to see President Obama's speech today as a partial victory: Prompted by Edward Snowden's leaks and the public …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

FDA to limit antibiotics in meat

The Food and Drug Administration issued two major proposals Wednesday morning in an effort to cut back on antibiotics used on farms that can spur drug-resistant superbugs, making a final push to limit drugs fed to animals before they’re turned into steaks and pork chops.<p>The move — just the latest …

Yemen says U.S. drone struck a wedding convoy, killing 14

A U.S. drone mistakenly targeted a wedding convoy in Yemen's al-Baitha province after intelligence reports identified the vehicles as carrying al Qaeda militants, two Yemeni national security officials told CNN on Thursday.<p>The officials said that 14 people were killed and 22 others injured, nine in …

Food ingredients shift as consumers push for change

Take another look at that food label. An ingredient or two may have vanished.<p>As Americans pay closer attention to what they eat, food and beverage companies are learning that unfamiliar ingredients can invite criticism from online petitions and bloggers. The risk of damaging publicity has proven …

U.S. Energy Outlook: More Oil, More Gas, Less Carbon. Yay America!

The federal government’s Energy Information Administration is out today with an early version of its Annual Energy Outlook for 2014. Their headline finding: that the United States will continue to grow less dependent on foreign oil as the miracle of our tight oil boom adds to supply and more …

Beyond Ballmer: meet Microsoft’s top CEO candidates

Microsoft is on the verge of massive change. CEO Steve Ballmer has announced his retirement, and the software giant doesn’t have an immediate replacement waiting in the wings. After 38 years with just two CEOs, the company is searching for its perfect match — someone to move software out of …