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Opposition to FCC’s controversial “fast lane” plan is gaining steam

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Two commissioners at the Federal Communications Commission have come out saying the agency should delay its plans to …

Coca-Cola to Stop Using Controversial Chemical in Powerade

Coca-Cola will stop using brominated vegetable oil, a harmful chemical linked to a flame retardant, in its Powerade sports drinks.<p>A representative …

FTC wants Congress to punish companies for being hacked

NEW YORK — Daniel Kaufman, FTC deputy director, wants to penalize companies that experience major security breaches.<p>The Federal Trade Commission is tasked with protecting American consumers, a major piece of which involves safeguarding their data. That also means history’s least productive Congress …

Auto dealers fire back at Tesla CEO: 'This Musk guy, he wants all the profits for himself'

The war of words heats up between the tech billionaire and defiant local salesmen<p>Last week, New Jersey announced that it would begin enforcing a ban on the direct sale of automobiles by manufacturers, a change that will cripple electric-vehicle maker Tesla’s business in that state. The company’s …

Bulgaria benefits from weakness of Greek economy

A €10bn aid package for Greece has been agreed – the first was €110bn – but why would businesses stay in the country?<p>Every time Akis Agorastos drives back over the border from Bulgaria to Serres, the northern Greek town where he was born, his blood pressure rises a little.<p>The shuttered shops, …

The Pentagon Spent $2.7 Billion on an Intelligence System That Doesn't Work

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Here's another item for the (long) list of spectacular waste in the Pentagon's budget: a …

Toyota says its first cars with Apple's CarPlay won't arrive until 2015 (update)

Among the cavalcade of Apple CarPlay launch partners that demoed working implementations at last week's Geneva Motor Show, Toyota was just a name on a list of other automakers that planned to add it to vehicles "down the road," as Apple put it. Now, the company says it plans to have the first new …

The Dozen Regional Powerhouses Driving the U.S. Economy

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Energy XXI to Buy EPL Oil & Gas for $1.53B

Energy XXI (EXXI) said Wednesday it reached a deal to acquire EPL Oil & Gas (EPL) for $1.53 billion, forming the largest publicly traded oil-and-gas producer concentrated in the Gulf of Mexico.<p>The cash-and-stock deal, valued at $2.3 billion including debt, will create a company with production of …

After Crimea, Sweden Flirts With Joining NATO

Officials worry that the Swedish military is woefully unprepared for a Russian attack.<p>It's a good time to have friends in Eastern Europe.<p>Leaders in the region, who have reacted to Russia's occupation of Crimea by expressing fears that they could be next, are now taking solace in their alliances. …

The Next Financial Catastrophe You Haven't Heard About Yet: Puerto Rico

Until recently, Puerto Rico was an investors’ tax heaven, renowned for its sandy beaches and killer rum. But the island is in dire financial …

Caribbean

Reports: 13 nuns freed by kidnappers in Syria

Thirteen nuns and three workers kidnapped in late November from a Greek Orthodox monastery in Syria were freed Sunday, a pro-Syrian government news network and Lebanese state media reported.<p>A convoy of around 30 vehicles picked up the nuns and workers in one part of Syria and took them into …

Blood test might predict who will develop Alzheimer's

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Iran tells EU's Ashton nuclear deal possible 'in months'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1059000/1059127_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522535683_6f83c846aac56d48e79767779c51f994<p><b>The Iranian foreign minister has told the visiting EU foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, that a nuclear deal could come in the next four …

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Danes top EU list for violence against women

A report by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights has shown more than half of Danish women have experienced physical abuse at the hands of men.<p>Across the 28 EU member states, Denmark reported 52 percent of women suffering from violence, the highest percentage in the bloc.<p>Al Jazeera's …

Border Patrol To Limit Use Of Deadly Force Against Rock Throwers

U.S. Border Patrol announced on Friday that it is changing its policy on using deadly force against moving vehicles and people who throw rocks.<p>The agency's chief, Michael J. Fisher, sent a memorandum to employees in which he said the policy is designed to help agents avoid dangerous situations.<p>This …

US military leaves missing behind

The Pentagon spends about $100 million a year to find soldiers that have gone MIA. Few are actually found<p>Tracing his genealogy online one night, John Eakin landed on a name that evoked an old family sorrow.<p>Arthur “Bud” Kelder, Eakin’s cousin, had died while a POW during World War II, but his body …

This Is Why It Feels Like Apple Stopped Innovating Three Years Ago

He'd say that once, when he was a kid, he was reading a science magazine and he found an article ranking animals by the efficiency of their movements.<p>At the top of the list, there were cheetahs and hawks. Way down at the bottom, there were humans — relatively slow on their two legs.<p>But then Jobs …

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Facebook, Twitter — and CPAC

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — #Help. #CPAC2014.<p>Republicans believe they got crushed in the tech race in 2012, so they called Facebook and Twitter to advise them on how to reboot their efforts for 2014 and 2016.<p>At a Conservative Political Action Conference panel on Friday, representatives from the two …

Louisiana's Coastline Is Disappearing Too Quickly for Mappers to Keep Up

UK in pole position to benefit from F1 engineering skills

As the 2014 season opens, we talk to Formula One bosses about the industry's impact on the wider economy<p>As the Formula One circus gets back on the track in Melbourne for the first race of the 2014 season next Sunday, nerves will be tauter than ever. In recent years the sport has been dominated by …

Americans love to ask people 'what do you do'?

In the US, people are obsessed with work. Your job is your identity. But all that is changing in this economic funk<p>If you've ever spoken with an American, likely one of the first questions they asked you was "what do you do?"<p>In the US, we're obsessed with people's jobs. We want to know all about …

FAA Appeals Court Decision Allowing Commercial Drone Flight

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is pushing back at a major federal court decision from Thursday that ruled the agency did not have the …