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New Fund Aims to Help Immigrant Entrepreneurs

There's a new option for foreign-born founders with a great startup idea but no way to stay in the U.S. as an entrepreneur.<p>Stories of promising foreign-born entrepreneurs with solid business ideas (or even funded businesses) who are struggling to get into or stay in America and create jobs abound. …

Entrepreneurship

Oil Price's Decline Is 'New Chapter in History' of Energy

A dramatic fall in the price of oil in recent months shows no signs of ending, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), which states that weak demand, a strong dollar and booming U.S. oil production mean that a new chapter in the history of the oil markets is beginning which could affect …

PUTIN: We Are Prepared For A 'Catastrophic Decline In Energy Prices'

"Yes, it's ready. We are considering all scenarios, including the so-called catastrophic decline in energy prices, which is quite possible, and we admit it," Putin said. "The Ministry of Economics and the Ministry of Finance, and the government consider the development of the economy in each of …

World Oil Production On The Rise

World oil production is on the rise, going from 87.8 million barrels a day in 2011 to 97.6 million a day in 2020. However, OPEC's share of the world's oil production is not going down. At least not by much. In 2011 it was 41%. Thanks to North America, OPEC's share will decline by a full percentage …

Police: Ambush Suspect Wanted 'Revolution' To Reclaim His 'Liberties'

Eric Frein thought the nation was headed in the wrong direction and concluded that change couldn’t be made at the ballot box. So, two months ago, he …

Crime

FBI letter to Martin Luther King, Jr. riddled with abuse, urges suicide

The FBI letter to civil rights leader Martin Luther King authorized by J. Edgar Hoover, just released in its uncensored form, is a cautionary tale of …

'Happily united' in separate rooms: Why my husband and I sleep apart

<i>Erica Scoville and her husband Mike never thought they’d be trend-setters. But the Richland, Washington, couple are part of an ever-growing number of happily married people who sleep in separate beds. Whether it’s due to snoring, blanket-, pillow-, or bed-hogging, the TODAY "Snooze or Lose" sleep</i> …

Sleep

Ted Cruz: Regulating the Internet threatens entrepreneurial freedom

<i>Ted Cruz, a Republican, represents Texas in the Senate.</i><p>Never before has it been so easy to turn an idea into a business. With a simple Internet connection, some ingenuity and a lot of hard work, anyone today can create a new service or app or start selling products nationwide.<p>In the past, such a …

Mark Cuban on Net Neutrality: "The Government Will Fuck the Internet Up"

Entrepreneur, NBA team owner, and <i>Shark Tank</i> star Mark Cuban has this to say about Net Neutrality and the push to regulate the Internet under Title II …

Why Russia’s New “Cold” War is an Old War

Putin stands alone leading Eurasian Economic Union dream.<p><i>At WhoWhatWhy, we’re always searching for the real motivations driving events in the</i> …

Immigration: Against GOP warnings, Obama appears set to go big

Obama administration sources are reportedly saying the president's promised executive action could provide legal status for as many as 5 million …

Iran responds to Barack Obama’s letter about fight against ISIS and Tehran’s nuclear ambitions

A top security official in Iran said Wednesday the Islamic Republic has written back in response to letters sent by U.S. President Barack Obama, the …

Nancy Pelosi Says She Doesn't Know Who Jonathan Gruber Is. But in 2009, She Cited His Work By Name.

Watch the complete video of her denial at the end of the post, via C-SPAN.<p>Pelosi's remarks are easy enough to check. And she appears to be wrong on …

Chris Hayes Defends Decision to Interview KKK ‘Grand Wizard’ on MSNBC

MSNBC’s <b>Chris Hayes</b> led his show Wednesday night with an interview with <b>Frank Ancona</b>, who describes himself as a “grand wizard” for the Ku Klux Klan …

Senate Democrats Are About to Do Something Truly Stupid

In a cockeyed attempt to save one of their own, Senate Democrats are poised to do something truly stupid. Louisiana’s Mary Landrieu, after failing to …

The US has waged a $7.6 billion drug war in Afghanistan, and now the problem is worse than ever

In other words, it ain’t working.

Keystone XL Pipeline: What Happens Next After the Senate Vote

Senate Democrats on Tuesday will hold a vote to force President Barack Obama’s hand on the Keystone XL, the controversial pipeline that would carry …

Fox’s Ed Henry Grills Josh Earnest on Gruber Comments: ‘You Misled People’

With President <b>Barack Obama</b> overseas on his Asia trip, Press Secretary <b>Josh Earnest</b> held today’s White House press briefing from Myanmar. And when Fox …

Wall Street Journal Article on Latinos, Obamacare Omits Medicaid

The <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, the largest-circulation daily newspaper in the country, ran a front-page article on Wednesday pointing out that the …

UN says Islamic State imposing rule of terror in Syria

<b>The militant group Islamic State is committing war crimes and imposing a "rule of terror" in areas it controls in Syria, a UN report says.</b><p>The report, based on more than 300 witness interviews, said IS was using "extreme violence" against civilians.<p>Men caught smoking have had their fingers …

Obama criticises rules barring Aung San Suu Kyi from Myanmar presidency

On a visit to Myanmar, US President Barack Obama has criticised the rules that prevent pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president of her country.<p>Washington has pressed for more change in the nation also known as Burma, where political and economic reforms launched two years ago …

Analysis: Kansas' Budget Shortfall May Be Twice As Bad As We Thought

Earlier in the week new projections of Kansas’ revenues said that there would have to be another round of deep budget cuts before the end of June in …

Republicans

Swedish Armed Forces Offers Proof a Submarine Violated Its Waters

Sweden said Friday that it has proof a foreign submarine violated its territorial waters. The Scandinavian country had launched an extensive Cold War-style hunt last month after detecting "underwater activity" but found no trace at the time. But on Friday, the military released an underwater image …

Starbucks 'bitter sweet tax deal' stirs European Commission

A tax deal between the world’s biggest coffee chain, Starbucks, and the Netherlands may be illegal, EU competition regulators are saying.<p>The European Commission suspects a Dutch ruling which allows Starbucks to lower its taxable profit, and so cut its tax bill, breaks accounting rules.<p>Under the …

Harper in Australia for G20 summit as Russia flexes military muscles

BRISBANE, Australia -- Stephen Harper and other G20 leaders began their annual summit in a tense atmosphere dominated by Western anger towards …

Ahead of G20, Russian warships make show of force near Australia

A convoy of Russian warships is making a show of force in the waters northeast of Australia just as Group of 20 leaders gather in Brisbane, an ostentatious show of naval muscle that comes as President Vladimir Putin stands accused of invading Ukraine once again.<p>The G20 meetings, which are supposed …

David Cameron compares Russia to Nazi Germany on eve of Putin meeting

PM says that the world must 'learn the lessons of history' and be prepared to step up sanctions against Russia<p>David Cameron has compared Russia to Nazi Germany because of its actions in Ukraine on the eve of a tense meeting with Vladimir Putin.<p>Mr Cameron will on Saturday night challenge Mr Putin …

Russia