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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 went to a nightclub, Alabama police said Tuesday.<p>The boy beat and killed 1-year-old Kelci Devine Lewis when she wouldn't stop crying, Birmingham police …

Crime

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 …

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 …

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 …

Recipes

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, …

China Now Owns a Record $1.317T of U.S. Government Debt

China stepped up its purchases of U.S. government debt late last year, increasing its holdings of Treasurys to an all-time record of $1.317 trillion in November, government data released this week revealed.<p>The statistics underscore how reliant the U.S. and Chinese economies are on one another even …

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 …

Markets

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

US bank's 32,900 global employees to hear size of individual bonuses, while fixed-income trading operation had fall in profits<p>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' …

Typography

The Birth Of The Minimum Wage In America

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 of California, Davis. "Because flour is such a …

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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 …

Investing

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 …

Economy

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 …

Walmart

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 …

Investing

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

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

Government accused of drafting process to select 'manifestly unsuitable' Cumbria site despite fears of radioactive leaks<p>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 …

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 …

Apple Turns To Old iPhone Models, And Lower Prices, To Woo Users In India

Executives at Apple in India are preparing to celebrate passing $1 billion in annual revenue in the country for the first time this financial year.<p>But Apple today remains a small player in India, accounting for less than 2% of all mobile sales in 2013 according to one estimate. In a market where …