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FBI: A Chinese Hacker Stole Massive Amounts Of Intel On 32 US Military Projects

Su Bin and two Chinese-based co-conspirators allegedly hacked into Boeing's internal network and networks of other defense contractors in the U.S. and Europe between 2009 and 2013.<p>In an email to his alleged co-conspirators, Bin said he wanted to help China "stand easily on the giant's shoulder's," …

JPMorgan profit declines 8 percent as fixed-income trading slides | Reuters

(Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM.N, the biggest U.S. bank by assets, said on Tuesday that second-quarter profit fell 8 percent after customer stock and bond trading volume dropped and mortgage lending fees plunged.<p>The results were not as bad as investors had feared, and the bank’s shares rose …

Associated Press News

How IBM is using big data to fix Beijing’s pollution crisis

Of China’s major cities, Beijing’s pollution problem is probably the worst, causing thousands of premature deaths every year. Its residents are fed up. The growing outrage has forced leaders to declare a “war on pollution,” including the goal of slashing Beijing’s PM2.5— the concentration of the …

Artificial Intelligence

8 Foods That Will Make You Less Anxious

When you're feeling anxious, reach for the guacamole.

Violent protests spread to Israel after burial of Palestinian teen | Reuters

RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) - Violent protests sparked by the abduction and killing of a Palestinian teenager spread to Arab villages in Israel on Saturday, presenting a new challenge to the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.<p>Palestinians carry the body of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu …

Germany approves first-ever national minimum wage

<b>The German parliament has approved the country's first minimum wage, in a vote in the Bundestag on Thursday.</b><p>The wage will be set at 8.50 euros (£6.80) per hour, which is higher than the equivalent in the US and UK.<p>Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats approved the new policy as part of a …

4 signs the economy is about to tank

The Commerce Department recently revised its estimate of U.S. economic growth, announcing that the economy actually shrank at a 2.9% annualized rate …

China’s Iraq Oil Problem

The new Iraqi embassy in central Beijing makes the rest of the nearby foreign outposts look rather dull by comparison. The building’s façade is a …

Ukraine seeks EU help with Putin talks

Ukraine's new president has enlisted support from the leaders of Germany and France for a call to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin as a ceasefire deadline looms.<p>President Petro Poroshenko is expected to be joined by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande on the …

Will that be high tea for everyone?

A taste of the high life for diners at a table suspended 50 meters above the ground in Shanghai yesterday. Haute cuisine was taken to a new level …

61 Ways to Lose Weight

Small changes can lead to really great results<p>A few years ago, one of my friends at <i>Men's Health</i> stepped on the scale and was horrified by the result. He'd somehow managed to pack 20 pounds of flab onto his previously skinny frame. When he looked into the mirror, he saw a fat guy staring back. He …

Nutrition

Israeli troops kill Palestinian in West Bank clashes

<b>Israeli soldiers have shot dead a Palestinian man in the West Bank city of Nablus, Palestinian officials say.</b><p>They say the troops - who were searching for three Israeli teenagers believed seized in the West Bank last week - fired on stone-throwing crowds.<p>He would be the third Palestinian to have …

10 Things In Tech You Need To Know This Morning

<b>1. Amazon will announce a smartphone today.</b> Why? Because Amazon wants to control its destiny. We're in Seattle for the announcement, so stay tuned to our site all day for updates.<p><b>2. The Amazon smartphone will be an AT&T exclusive.</b><p><b>3. Tesla is now the world's most important auto company.</b> It's …

The 7 Strategies For Getting Past Gatekeepers

Do you know how many people approach me every week with article pitches? Neither do I, but the number is huge. However, this salesman—a first-time author—managed to use the strategies in his book to get successfully through to me, a busy CEO with a part-time unpaid gig writing articles about …

Beware Of Swiss Banks Urging Offshore Voluntary Disclosure To IRS

A client recently received a letter from a Swiss bank “strongly encouraging” the client to enter the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (“OVDP”). The letter said that OVDP “affords US taxpayers an opportunity to become compliant with their US tax obligations by …