Martha Hopper

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Two Persian leopard cubs born, first birth in 50 years

Two Persian leopard cubs were born in a Russian national park last week for the first time in 50 years, according to a statement from the World Wildlife Fund. The species is endangered.<p>The Persian leopard is one of the largest leopard subspecies, and the beasts once heavily roamed southwest …

If you thought Twinkies lasted a long time before, you ain't seen nothing yet

Twinkies don't last forever, but they'll have more staying power than most people remember when they return to shelves next week.<p>Hostess Brands LLC says the spongy yellow cakes will have a shelf life of 45 days when they start hitting shelves again July 15. That's nearly three weeks longer than the …

Last chapter for Nooks? Readers turn to tablets

With Barnes & Noble in upheaval over losses in its digital reader division, consumers may wonder whether they should buy a Nook. But the better question, experts say, is whether an e-reader should be on the shopping list in the first place.<p>The company announced on Monday that CEO William Lynch had …

How teens can earn extra cash over the summer

Debra Shigley, author of the "Go-Getter Girl's Guide," and college student Lucie Fink offer advice on how teens can earn a little extra money over the summer, doing everything from tutoring to working in retail.

Wal-Mart, Gap back Bangladesh factory safety plan

Wal-Mart, The Gap and other North American retailers unveiled a five-year factory safety plan for Bangladesh, aimed at preventing similar tragedies to two that struck plants making clothes for the Western market in the impoverished nation in the last eight months.<p>The announcement in Washington by …

Apple verdict may not result in cheaper e-books

A federal judge's ruling Wednesday that Apple conspired to raise e-book prices in violation of antitrust law isn't likely to mean cheaper e-books for consumers.<p>U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan said Apple played a central role in a conspiracy with publishers to bypass Amazon's discount …

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Fed wants more jobs before slowing bond buys

The Federal Reserve wants the job market to improve before it slows the stimulus program that helped speed up the recovery, minutes of the central bank's most recent meeting showed Wednesday.<p>Even as Fed officials agreed in June about the need to pull back on those economic stimulus measures soon, …

Report Suggests Malaria Drug May Have Played Role In U.S. Soldier's Deadly Rampage

No one knows why Staff Sgt. Robert Bales walked into a village in Afghanistan and murdered 16 civilians in the early morning hours of March 11, 2012.<p>Even Bales was at a loss when a military judge tried to understand his actions. “I’ve asked that question a million times, and there is not a good …

Senate fails to keep student loan rates low

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Wednesday failed to restore lower interest rates on student loans, again coming up short and perhaps signaling that undergraduates might really face rates twice as high as the ones they enjoyed last year.<p>The proposal from Democratic leaders would have left …

Judge: Apple conspired to fix e-books prices

Apple violated antitrust laws, according to a quick decision by the Southern District of New York in the U.S. government's e-book price-fixing case against the computing giant.<p>"Without Apple's orchestration of this conspiracy, it would not have succeeded as it did," Judge Denise Cote said in a …

'I felt sick to my stomach': Boston Marathon bombing survivors watch as Tsarnaev pleads not guilty

Friends and family members of people whose lives were shattered when two homemade bombs went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15 packed three rooms in a federal courthouse on Wednesday as suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty to a 30-count indictment.<p>But the fleeting …