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Police: 8-year-old charged in beating death of 1-year-old

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An 8-year-old boy is being charged with beating a 1-year-old girl to death while they were left home alone as their mothers …

Tapir Calf Makes His Debut

A Tapir calf born on February 27 at the Czech Republic’s Zoo Brno made his media debut at the ripe old age of four days!<p>Photo Credit: Zoo Brno<p>Known …

South America

The Weasley Brothers Are at Exmoor Zoo

Meet ‘Mumbles’ and ‘Wiggles’, also known as the ‘Weasley Brothers’! The two Yellow Mongoose brothers were born, in late January, at Exmoor Zoo.<p>Photo …

Cute Animals

Hacking North Korea

It can be hard listening to the stories of people who have escaped from North Korea -- or, to give its official name, the Democratic People's …

20 Stunning Autumn Photos That Celebrate the Color Changing Season

It's fall! Time to see the leaves change colors. Who wants to jump in a pile of crinkly leaves and hear them crunch? Better yet, why not check out these glorious photos that will make you want to celebrate the season. Today we've compiled 20 autumn images that remind you of what a colorful time it …

Fall Is in the Air

It's my favorite time of year once again - yesterday was the autumnal equinox, marking the end of summer and the start of fall across the Northern Hemisphere. And 2014 appears to be the year we reach peak pumpkin spice. Autumn is the season of harvests, festivals, migrations, winter preparations, …

Target will testify before Congress over massive holiday data breach

US retailer Target will offer testimony next month in a congressional hearing focused on data breaches. The Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee hearing is scheduled for the first week of February and comes in the aftermath of a massive and sophisticated hack against Target that …

Two Multi-Level Marketing Stocks Are Getting Hammered Today

Shares of multi-level marketing stocks Nu-Skin and Herbalife are tumbling today.<p>The stock is off more than 20%. The shares are currently halted.<p>Earlier this week, a negative article ran in the "The People's Daily" in China that criticized NuSkin's marketing practices. It also said that the …

Rusty old Ferrari, as is: could fetch $2 million at auction

Business News<p>Coming up at auction: A rusty, 47-year-old Italian sports car. Asking price: $2 million.<p>This one is a rare 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS. It's rusted out. The engine won't start. Parts of the car are charred from a fire. And the interior looks like it wouldn't even qualify for most …

Goldman Sachs pays employees average of $383,000 after profits rise 5%

Goldman Sachs paid its bankers an average of $383,000 (£233,000) in 2013, after profits for the year rose by 5% to $8bn.<p>Putting a fresh focus on the debate over bankers' pay, Goldman's 32,900 global employees will be told the size of their individual bonuses on Thursday.<p>The bank set aside $2.19bn …

Frere-Jones is suing Hoefler for half of the world’s preeminent digital type foundry

Hoefler & Frere-Jones, the preeminent digital type foundry, has broken out into civil war.<p>Type designer Tobias Frere-Jones claims he has been cheated out of his half of the company by his business partner, Jonathan Hoefler. In a blistering lawsuit filed today in New York City, Frere-Jones says he …

The Birth Of The Minimum Wage In America

<b>Listen · 4:49</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>In 1895, legislators in New York state decided to improve working conditions in what at the time could be a deadly profession: baking bread.<p>"Bakeries are actually extremely dangerous places to work," says Eric Rauchway, a historian at the University …

Price comparison: How much it costs to buy a smartphone in China | Financial Times

The world’s most popular smartphone range is finally available to subscribers of the world’s biggest mobile carrier. Yes, the iPhone today went on …

Serbia downgraded as election fever mounts | Financial Times

Print this page<p>Recovering growth, a new settlement on Kosovo, real progress with the European Union, generous funding packages from the UAE and …

Associated Press News

Restricting bankers’ pay has only made them richer

Big banks whinged endlessly about the perilous US regulations foisted onto them after the financial crisis. But as it turns out, the reforms tied to banker pay have only made fat cats even plumper.<p>The Wall Street Journal reported on Jan. 16 that, thanks to Goldman Sachs’s soaring stock price, its …

Apple’s iPhone Finally Hits China

The iPhone has come to China.<p>Apple’s phone kicked off its much-anticipated sales in the country Friday, following a recent deal the company struck …

HSBC suspends two foreign exchange traders

<b>HSBC has suspended two London-based foreign exchange traders as an investigation into the possible rigging of global currency dealing deepens.</b><p>The bank said late last year that it was one of a number of leading finance houses being scrutinised by international regulators.<p>Others being investigated …

Irish debt upgraded from junk status by Moody's

<b>The credit rating agency Moody's has upgraded Ireland's debt from junk status to investment grade, saying its economy has growth potential.</b><p>The news is the latest in a run of positive reports for Ireland and comes as investors start to welcome the chance to invest in the country through its …

Target Is Testing A Completely Different Type Of Store

The first TargetExpress, as the store will be called, will be built at the base of an apartment building near the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis, the company announced Friday.<p>The 20,000-square-foot store will offer a selection of items similar to a CVS or a Walgreen's, with health …

Paramount will no longer release movies on film

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - Paramount Pictures will stop releasing major motion pictures on 35-millimeter film, becoming the first big Hollywood …

McDonald's Can Afford To Pay More: Bloomberg View

<b>Bloomberg View:</b><p>The restaurant industry, which employs one in 10 Americans, many of them earning low wages, says it can't afford an increase in the federal minimum wage. On closer inspection, that argument isn't as strong as it might seem.<p>While President Barack Obama's proposal to raise the federal …

How to invest in the 'Mint' emerging markets

Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey have been tipped as the next economic giants. Can savers make money or is this the latest investment fad?<p>The chances are you have probably heard that Mint is no longer just a peppermint sweet; it is now also an investment acronym which in the next decade or two …

New federal rule gives home buyers better access to appraisals

WASHINGTON — A new federal rule could give millions of home buyers insights they've never had before about a crucial element of their mortgage application: the appraisal, including the electronic cross-checks and reviews now used by lenders to determine the amount of the loan they'll approve.<p>The …

Real Estate

Why Are Executives Jumping Ship At Barnes & Noble's Nook Unit?

In the past few months, three key senior executives have left Barnes & Noble’s Nook ebook and digital device division.<p>Bill Saperstein, Jim Hilt and Jamie Iannone have all jumped ship.<p>In December, Iannone, the director of digital products, left for Samsclub.com, a division of Wal-Mart, according to</i> …

Why customer service at the IRS is bad -- and could get worse

Business News<p>If you have a question about your taxes, here’s a tip: Be prepared to be very patient.<p>The Internal Revenue Service answered a smaller share of taxpayer calls and kept taxpayers on hold longer last year than in other recent years, a new report finds. What’s more, budget cuts could make …

Identity Theft

Nuclear waste site consultation was rigged to favour Sellafield, say experts

The government stands accused of drafting the consultation process to select the site of a multibillion-pound nuclear waste storage facility to favour a location that some geologists claim is unsuitable for burying radioactive material.<p>Two leading geologists told the <i>Observer</i> that they believed the …

Opinion

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‘Sloppy’ market turns to consumer, tech earnings

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — With the big banks out of the way, stock investors will turn their attention to tech and consumer-driven stocks this …