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DOJ declined to enforce Bernie Madoff-related subpoena of J.P. Morgan: document

Edward Snowden offers to help Brazil over US spying in return for asylum

NSA whistleblower says in letter he is willing to help in wake of revelations that President Dilma Rousseff's phone was hacked<p>NSA files live blog - keep up to date with the latest coverage<p>Edward Snowden has offered to help Brazil investigate US spying on its soil in exchange for political asylum, …

Surveillance covers porn, too — leaks show NSA considered undermining “radicalizers”

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Pervasive online surveillance isn’t just for spotting threats to national security – it may also be a handy tool for using …

Family Driven From Maryville, MO Home After Daughter's Rape by Student Athlete

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><b>Update 10/5/2013</b>: The Coleman family spoke to CNN on Monday night. Here's the latest on the</b> …

Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Here's What Happens To Google Employees When They Die

It’s no surprise that the employee benefits of Google are among the best in the land—free haircuts, gourmet food, on-site doctors and high-tech “cleansing” toilets are among the most talked-about—but in a rare interview with Chief People Officer Laszlo Bock I discovered that the latest perk for …

A century-long debate: are 'intelligent' people less likely to hold religious beliefs?

Over most of the past century, researchers have been trying to determine whether there's any link between religion and intelligence. The studies haven't all come to the same conclusion, but a group of researchers led from the University of Rochester decided to look at a large number of them …

Lawmakers Blast Guantanamo's $2.7 Million Per Prisoner Cost

"This is a massive waste of money," Senator Dianne Feinstein said during a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on the base.<p>Guantanamo has been dubbed the most expensive prison on Earth, and President Barack Obama in May cited its cost - then calculated at about $900,000 per prisoner - as one of …

House rejects plan to kill NSA data collection

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration and National Security Agency narrowly averted an embarrassing setback Wednesday as the House defeated an attempt to block the collection of massive volumes of telephone records on domestic calls.<p>By a 217-205 vote, the House defeated a proposal by Rep. Justin …

Obama attacks Washington gridlock and vows to cut inequality gap

Barack Obama has called for an end to the "gridlock, inaction and wilful indifference" he said was plaguing Washington, hampering the economic …

How Modern Economics Is Built On 'The World's Dumbest Idea'

I reported earlier this month that the Financial Times published a pair of important articles asking why the goal of a firm is to maximize short-term shareholder value is still being taught in business schools.<p>“While there is growing consensus that focusing on short-term shareholder value is not …

A 360TB disc that holds data for more than 1 million years?

A major breakthrough in storage technology could dramatically change our perception of data preservation.<p>In the future, we might be able to save our history to a glass storage medium that could potentially outlive humankind. The new type of memory also touts mind-blowing specifications, such as …

Nanotech

Texas Passes Strict Abortion Law

Texas just passed one of the strictest abortion laws in the country.<p>The state's Senate adopted a bill close to midnight on Friday that bans abortions …

Elizabeth Warren Introducing A Bill That Would Be Wall Street's Worst Nightmare

Glass-Steagall is the 1933 law that separated commercial and investment banking. Back in 1999 it was repealed by the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act at the urging of Wall Street heavyweights like then-Citi CEO Sandy Weill.<p>Then the financial crisis happened. Many banks failed and others got swallowed up into …

Finance

The Secret to Cutting Government Waste: Savings by a Thousand Cuts

Turn out the light in the soda machine. Fix the salt-spreader on the snow plow. The best way to save is to ask public employees for their ideas.<p>Bill Clinton looks on as Al Gore holds up the Report of the National Performance Review at the White House on September 20, 1994. (Joe Marquette/Associated …

China’s ghost cities epitomize the problem with printing money Paul Krugman-style

In a recent article in Quartz, Gwynn Guilford made the crucial point that the turbulence in China’s financial system is a debt crisis, not a liquidity crisis. She explains:<p>What it means is that China’s massive stimulus from 2009 to 2011 sunk money into projects that are generating little or no …

Economics

iPhone loses market share in Europe as Android surges

Apple's iPhone is not faring well in two large markets: Western Europe and India.<p>Apple lost market share to Android in Western Europe, according to market researcher IDC.<p>Market trends in Western Europe are not looking good for Apple's iPhone. "Apple's iOS continues to lose ground as market share …

Mobile

Samsung Laps Apple ... Again

On the other side of the world in the middle of the night (for those in North America), Samsung Electronics announced its latest smartphone — the Galaxy S4 LTE-A — with the fastest data rate of any commercially available device on earth.<p>Although existing Galaxy S4 models already had the previously …

Brazil Congress rejects controversial amendment

<b>Brazil's Congress has rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that was a key grievance of protesters who took to streets across the country.</b><p>Demonstrators had argued PEC 37, which would have limited the power of federal prosecutors to investigate crimes, might open the way for more …

Brazil

How elite universities are killing the American dream

The American Dream isn’t dead. It’s just moved to Denmark.<p>Now, we like to think of ourselves as a classless society, but it isn’t true today. As the Brookings Institution has pointed out, America has turned into a place Horatio Alger would scarcely recognize: we have more inequality and less …

Income Inequality

Dmitry Itskov wants to help you live forever by swapping your body for an android avatar

The Russian billionaire talks immortality, the Dalai Lama, and lifelike robotic heads<p>If Dmitry Itskov has his way, the human lifespan will soon no longer depend on the limitations of the human body. Itskov, a Russian tycoon and former media mogul, is the founder of the 2045 Project — a venture that …

Yes, credit cards are making you a bad person

The cashless society—a world where physical money is practically obsolete—has, in just a few years, gone from a utopian dream to something like an inevitability. In Sweden, a national effort is underway to take the country cashless within two decades. Throughout Africa, it’s perfectly common for …

Personal Finance

Plants Can Talk

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Just when moral vegetarians thought their meal of choice wasn't sentient, it turns out that plants …