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Does Being Wealthy Make You Greedy?

In a recent GOBankingRates survey that polled Americans on their biggest financial goals for 2014, two-thirds of top-earning respondents — those with …

It’s official: Pepsi has just about had it with soda

For struggling soda companies like PepsiCo, munchies, not fizzies, are the business of the future.<p>The beverage giant posted yet another quarter of mixed results, after quarter upon quarter of dowdy sales of carbonated drinks, especially in the US. Beverage sales, which make up roughly half of …

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Something Cool: Photos Of Huge Snow Sculptures In China

The 26th Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo is in full swing in China. Known as the largest festival of its kind the world, it's always pretty spectacular.<p>We thought we'd round up some pictures to give you a sense of the wonder:

Israel 'shoots down drone from Lebanon'

The Israeli military says it has shot down an unmanned aircraft several kilometres off the coast of the northern port city of Haifa after it entered Israeli airspace from Lebanon.<p>"An unmanned aircraft [UAV] was identified approaching the coast of Israel and was successfully intercepted by IAF …

Possible suspect in ricin case goes into hiding

<b>A Prince George's County, Md. firefighter dressed in a protective suit walks into a government mail screening facility in Hyattsville, Md., Wednesday, April 17, 2013. (AP/Alex Brandon)</b><p>A Mississippi man has dropped out of sight from the media while cooperating with authorities, his lawyer …

Electrified Specialized Turbo makes cycling as easy as driving (hands-on) - CNET

Antuan Goodwin/CNET<p>The last time I'd found myself astride an electric bike was over four years ago, when CNET reviewed the Schwinn Tailwind in March of 2009. That bike was jerky and awkward, very heavy, and a bit of an eyesore.<p>Fast-forward just under half a decade to April 2013, when I find myself …

Zuckerberg's political action group adds Ballmer, Gates

Mark Zuckerberg's FWD.us political action group has added a few more tech heavy hitters to its membership roster.<p>Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith, and entrepreneur and investor Sean Parker have all signed on in support of the …

Autonomous military robots should be banned, group says (video)

The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots kicked off its protest against self-powered military machines earlier this week.<p>CNET caught up with the campaign organizers to hear why they want killer 'bots banned -- play the video above to hear their reasoning and to witness the kinds of death-dealing devices …

Stocks end mixed, more 1Q earnings to come

Major stock indexes ended mixed Friday as investors continued to look for trends in first-quarter earnings reports and hints about the economic outlook in the government's first-quarter GDP report.<p>The Dow Jones industrial average closed up 11.75 points, 0.1%, to 14,712.55. The Standard & Poor's 500 …

Philippe Petain and Vichy France: the hero that fell

Few men over the last century can have experienced such a change of fortune as Philippe Pétain. During the First World War, Pétain was hailed as the …

Spain revises down its economic forecast

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/973000/973523_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524773368_4608de725096631dbc202528c6335f8b<p><b>Spain's government has revised down its forecast for the Spanish economy this year, saying the level of contraction is likely to be worse than</b> …

US economy grows 2.5% on buoyant consumer spending

<b>The US economy grew at an annual rate of 2.5% in the first three months of the year, helped by the strongest consumer spending figures in two years.</b><p>While the growth figure was lower than analysts' expectations, it was better than the 0.4% rate recorded in the final quarter of last year.<p>Consumer …