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Forest Whitaker on The Butler: 'We've gone from living in chains to the leader of the free world'

The Oscar-winning star of Lee Daniels' new White House drama and Fruitvale Station used to be harassed by police when he was a teenager in Compton, LA, but now he feels far more optimistic<p>Forest Whitaker is having himself a <i>British moment</i>, flashing back more than 30 years to his first visit to …

America’s angriest white men: Up close with racism, rage and Southern supremacy

Up close with small-town white rage, with bitter, scary men who feel left behind by economic and cultural change<p>Michael Kimmel<p>November 17, 2013 12:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era”<p>Who are the white supremacists? There has been no formal survey, …

Jobs report beats expectations

The economy added far more jobs than expected last month, a development that surprised economists who had warned that the government shutdown may have hurt hiring.<p>The Labor Department on Friday said 204,000 jobs were added in October while the unemployment rate climbed slightly to 7.3 …

Indians fret as inflation bites

<b>New Delhi, India -</b> Diwali, the festival of lights celebrated by the burst of firecrackers and hectic shopping by families across India, was subdued last weekend. The lights were dimmer, the footfalls in malls smaller and the mood less exuberant.<p>The reason: consistently high inflation. High food and …

Bank Of America Facing $864 Million Fine After Mortgage Fraud Verdict

By Nate Raymond and Jonathan Stempel<p>NEW YORK, Nov 9 (Reuters) - The U.S. government urged that Bank of America Corp pay $863.6 million in damages after a federal jury found it liable for fraud over defective mortgages sold by its Countrywide unit.<p>In a filing late Friday in the U.S. District Court …

Loonie ends lower as traders look to slew of economic reports

The Canadian dollar closed lower Tuesday amid mixed commodity prices while traders looked to a stronger-than-expected reading from the U.S. non-manufacturing sector.<p>The loonie ended down 0.37 of a cent at 95.62 cents (U.S.).<p>On Tuesday, the Institute for Supply Management said its non-manufacturing …

Associated Press News

Tight credit squeezing first-time homebuyers out of market

Investors may be reaping the rewards of the housing recovery, but regular buyers, especially single and first-time buyers, are still on the outside looking in.<p>Tight credit has kept some financially qualified buyers from getting the loans they need, according to a new survey from the National …

Real Estate

Natural disasters and big data

Print this page<p>Can social media data give useful real-time information during the progress of natural disasters? A group of academics thinks it could.<p>…

eBay CEO John Donahoe Is Bullish On Digital Currency, And He’s Keeping Tabs On Bitcoin

There’s no doubt that Bitcoin is getting plenty of attention these days — we’ve seen folks like the Winklevoss Twins and Chamath Palihapitiya throw their financial weight behind Bitcoin in a big way — but despite all that it still hasn’t been embraced by the teeming millions just yet<p>Arguably, all …

Twitter Faces Challenges in Japan and Korea

The route to becoming the ‘global town square‘ is not easy, and Twitter is up against some serious challenges in East Asia, where it has so far struggled to break through with advertisers (Japan) and users (Korea), according to the Wall Street Journal.<p>Twitter is strong in Japan (as we noted back in …

Eric Schmidt praises Myanmar's mobile efforts, but says North Korea hasn't called back

Google's Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt, was at the Chinese University of Hong Kong earlier today to launch a local entrepreneurship program with the institute. As a man who believes in free and open internet to aid startups and innovation, the exec was happy to give an update on North Korea and …

Here Are The Real Odds Of Your Startup Becoming Worth $1 Billion Or More, Like Facebook, Twitter Or Tumblr

They're so tiny that Lee calls $1 billion startups "unicorns." And you're not getting into the Unicorn Club any time soon.<p>Previously Lee worked at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the venture capital fund — so she knows what she is talking about.<p>Only 39 companies have reached the $1 billion …

Tim Cook Urges Congress To Support Employment Nondiscrimination Act

Apple CEO Tim Cook has written an opinion editorial in the Wall Street Journal urging US senators to support the Employment Nondiscrimination Act, which protects workers against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.<p>He also challenged the US House of Representatives to …

Henri Lamiraux, Apple's Head of iOS Engineering, Has Left Apple

According to his LinkedIn profile, Henri Lamiraux, Apple’s Vice President of Engineering iOS, has departed from Apple. His Facebook profile confirms the same “retired” status.<p>The news comes weeks after the launch of iOS 7, where Lamiraux reportedly said the version would be his last release, writes …