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Wall Street blinks as Fed shift nears

The Fed's easy-money policy and the architect of the plan are on their way out, creating fresh angst for investors who have been profiting from Fed support for years.<p>NEW YORK — Policy and power transitions can be tricky affairs, and the looming changes at the nation's central bank are no …

Syria strike targets: White House has likely narrowed down options, experts say

While the world waits to see whether the United States will respond with military force to the suspected use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government against its own citizens, defense officials have likely been formulating attack plans ever since the president declared the use of such weapons a …

UN inspectors leave Syria 'with no conclusions drawn'

United Nations chemical weapons experts left Syria and crossed into neighbouring Lebanon on Saturday as the organisation said its investigation into whether chemical weapons were used in the country is ongoing.<p>UN personnel crossed into Lebanon from <b>Syria</b> through the country's Masnaa border crossing …

Middle East

India central bank moves to boost liquidity

<b>India's central bank has said that it will inject 80bn rupees ($1.3bn; £806m) into the country's banking system by buying long-term government bonds.</b><p>It comes just days after the central bank tightened the money supply in an attempt to stem the rupee's decline.<p>The move is expected to make more …

Photo pioneer Kodak given green light to emerge from bankruptcy

A federal judge has approved Kodak's plan to emerge from bankruptcy protection.<p>Judge Allan Gropper's ruling paves the way for the photography pioneer to emerge from court oversight as a new company focused on commercial and packaging printing. The company has said it hopes to emerge from bankruptcy …

Apple Needs To Regain Command Of Smartphone Buzz

It has been well documented that Android has captured about 80% of the smartphone market while Apple’s share has dropped to 14% per Gartner’s June quarter survey down from 21% in the December quarter and 18% in the March quarter. Microsoft’s Windows came in third place for the first time displacing …

Egypt: Day of protest and another day of death

Bloodshed returned to the streets of Egypt on Friday after at least 60 people were killed when the Muslim Brotherhood's "day of rage" exploded into more fierce fighting between protesters and the security forces.<p>Supporters of Mohammed Morsi, the deposed Islamist president, clashed with the military …

Extremism

Google’s “20% time,” which brought you Gmail and AdSense, is now as good as dead

Google’s “20% time,” which allows employees to take one day a week to work on side projects, effectively no longer exists. That’s according to former Google employees, one who spoke to Quartz on the condition of anonymity and others who have said it publicly.<p>What happened to the company’s most …

Google Glass

Startups Apparently Do Not Care That Android Is Better

In a must-read post for the tech industry, Twitter experience designer and serial startup founder Paul Stamatiou writes: “Android is Better.” His op-ed serves as something of a wake-up call for the industry, where developers building the next generation of mobile applications still heavily prefer …