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Robinhood Launches Zero-Fee Stock Trading App

Why pay E*Trade $8 to buy or sell a stock when you can trade for free on Robinhood? After two years of development, $16 million in funding, and 500,000 waitlist signups, Robinhood finally hits the iOS App Store today. Robinhood lets you track the performance of stocks, and buy or sell them with …

Nightengale: Matt Kemp gone, but Dodgers still on the move

SAN DIEGO - The Los Angeles Dodgers' late-night show was over Wednesday when Dodgers CEO Stan Kasten turned to his architect, Andrew Friedman and congratulated him.<p>"We put them [reporters] to sleep,'' Kasten said. "Perfect. That's what we should do from now on.<p>"Midnight press conferences.''<p>Hey, …

Dodgers trading Matt Kemp to Padres in blockbuster deal

SAN DIEGO —The Los Angeles Dodgers continued their makeover Thursday morning by agreeing on a deal that will send outfielder Matt Kemp to the San Diego Padres, a high-ranking official with direct knowledge of the deal told USA TODAY Sports.<p>The official spoke only on the condition of anonymity since …

Obama's New IT Project Initiative - A Step In The Right Direction

The Wall Street Journal on Saturday had a front page article on the White House initiative to create a new agency to manage large IT projects and increase federal hiring of key IT specialists from industry. The White House has stated this is in response to the failure of the Healthcare.gov …

Ex-Defense Secretary Gates Takes Aim At Obama In New Book

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, in a book due out later this month, describes President Obama as "a man of personal integrity" who nonetheless was skeptical of his administration's "surge" strategy in Afghanistan and openly distrustful of the military leadership, <i>The Washington Post</i> and <i>The</i> …

Christie signs, lauds N.J. DREAM Act

Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday was joined in celebrating the passage of the New Jersey DREAM Act by a bipartisan coalition of state politicians, calling it an important step toward “maximizing” the state’s investment in public education.<p>“[O]ur job, I believe, as a government, is to give every one …

20 of the Best Productivity Apps of 2013

2013 was a great year for productivity. The email problem hasn’t been completely solved, but apps like Mailbox and Dispatch have taken away much of the pain of the task. Meanwhile, we have plenty of choices for calendar and to-do apps that are well-designed, useful and fast.<p>Here are 20 of our …