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Brazil World Cup worker plunges to death

A construction worker has died at a FIFA World Cup venue in the Brazilian city of Manaus, as workers struggle to complete stadia by the end-of-year deadline.<p>Marcleudo de Melo Ferreira died in hospital after falling nearly 35 metres (115ft) from the stadium roof after a cable broke.<p>The 22-year-old …

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

Two commissioners at the Federal Communications Commission have come out saying the agency should delay its plans to implement new network neutrality …

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 …

Fed Needs To Speed Up Taper, Smooth Out Distortions

Over the past six years, central banks around the world have engaged in what can only be described as the greatest monetary experiment in the last century. Now, the world is awash in liquidity, and as a consequence, financial markets are distorted. Interest rates are artificially low, squeezing …

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

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, myriad "for rent" signs, derelict factories and empty streets fill him with gloom. "Anger and sadness overwhelm me," said …

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

Obama Wants Businesses to Pay More Employees Overtime

The President plans to use executive authority to prevent companies from avoiding paying certain employees additional wages.<p>President Obama will use his executive authority to change overtime rules for U.S. workers in an effort to provide economic security for the middle class and reduce income …

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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 …

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

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__=1534438403_4b54ca442f2dabf04fe8d53f7d170459<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 …

Danes top EU list for violence against women

More than half of female population have experienced physical or sexual abuse, the highest percentage in the EU.<p>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, …

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

<b>(Reuters)</b><p>The Pentagon spends about $100 million a year to find soldiers that have gone MIA. Few are actually found<p>Megan McCloskey<p>March 8, 2014 6:00pm (UTC)<p>This originally appeared on ProPublica.<p>Tracing his genealogy online one night, John Eakin landed on a name that evoked an old family …

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 …

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 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 the Red Bull Racing team and its driver Sebastian Vettel, who clinched his fourth consecutive drivers' …

South Sudanese struggle to get enough to eat

Incessant fighting in world's newest country has pushed up food prices and dealt a blow to incomes.<p>The conflict in South Sudan, which produces very little food and relies on imports, has hit the economy hard. <br>Even for those who have so far managed to avoid the violence, the effects of the fighting …

Americans love to ask people 'what do you do'? | Heather Long

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 …