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Eric Holder condemns self-defence laws in wake of George Zimmerman acquittal

Eric Holder, the US attorney general, launched an attack Tuesday on self-defence laws he said encouraged more violence, and used George Zimmerman's …

Top 4 Most Competitive Financial Careers

Many employers are having trouble finding strong candidates for jobs vacated by retiring baby boomers. The jobs require, on average, more than seven years of experience, and some employers can’t fathom replacing an employee who may have 20-plus years of experience in the field with someone who has …

Why Good People Cannot Get And Keep Good Jobs

Of all the questions raised in today’s business world, one stands out: Why good people —people with demonstrated competence and an exceptional ability to connect to other people–cannot get and keep good jobs?<p>It depends on who you ask.<p>Business groups usually blame government regulations that raise …

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

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 360TB per disc data capacity and the ability to withstand extreme temperatures up to 1,832 Fahrenheit.<p>By …

Nanotech

A model for the future of brick-and-mortar hi-fi stores

Chris Larsen started Northcoast Audio in 2010 because he loves selling hi-fi and home theater gear. He also loves living in Eureka, a town of 30,000 people in California. It's five hours north of San Francisco, and seven hours south of Portland, Ore. Larsen admits, "We're about three hours away …

Audiophile

How one company is helping small musicians find 'buried treasure' in YouTube royalties

One of YouTube's longest-standing problems is attribution — with the huge amount of user-generated videos being uploaded, it's a major challenge to keep on top of what has been licensed properly and what hasn't. This extends to audio, as well; plenty of videos are shared with unlicensed …

Edward Snowden Will Go Anywhere That Will Take Him, Hopes Russia Will Grant Asylum

NSA leaker Edward Snowden has been holed up at the Moscow Airport for three weeks now. The U.S. revoked his passport, putting him in a legal limbo that left him stranded in the airport’s transit zone. Accompanied by Sarah Harrison from WikiLeaks, Snowden made a statement Friday to human rights …

How to Get the Best Deals During This Week's Steam Sale

Steam’s annual winter Sale is on now, but before you go and empty your wallet, here are some helpful tips to make sure you get the most for your …

Personal Finance

STOCKS RALLY, S&P CLOSES AT ALL-TIME HIGH: Here's What You Need To Know

First, the scoreboard:<p>Dow: 15,460.9, +169.3, +1.1%<br>• S&P 500: 1,675.0, +22.4, +1.3%<br>• NASDAQ: 3,578.3, +57.5, +1.6%<p>And now, the top stories:<p>BI Intelligence, a new subscription research service from Business Insider, provides in-depth insight, data, and analysis of the mobile industry.<p>Access all reports, …

Best Buy Defeated 'Showrooming' And Is Having A Renaissance

So how are companies like <b>Best Buy</b> (BBY) and even smaller <b>H.H. Gregg</b> (HHG) still around? Surely the ease, availability and better prices of companies like <b>Amazon</b> (AMZN) are well-known by now, and should have put those brick-and-mortar retailers out of business.<p>But they haven't. Not by a long shot. In …

Associated Press News

Chicago 'mayhem' prompts politician to call for National Guard

The onslaught of gun crime in Chicago has spurred members of Congress to convene a summit on urban violence and prompted a state lawmaker to demand the National Guard be called in to stop the “mayhem.”<p>“Every single day we wake up in the city of Chicago, some child, some young adult, some …

Rumor: New Nexus 7 to launch in Taiwan at the end of July

<i>Nexus family – 2012 Nexus 7 on the right</i><p>A new rumor originating from Asia says that the new Nexus 7 tablet could be launched by the end of the month in Taiwan, with other markets to follow after that.<p>Moreover, the 16GB version of the tablet is said to cost $229 (apparently with LTE support) while …

No Central AC, No Problem: Six Ways to Keep Your Home Cool All Summer

<i>Window air conditioners or central air aren't the only ways to cool down a hot house. Check out these alternative solutions from the team at The</i> …

Home Improvement

I'm Tim Leong, Author of Super Graphic, and This Is How I Work

When I asked Tim Leong why he wrote the book <i>Super Graphic: A Visual Guide to the Comic Book Universe</i>, his response was nerd-perfect: "Why would you …

Apple played 'central role' in ebook price-fixing conspiracy, says federal judge

Apple has been found guilty of conspiring with book publishers to raise ebook prices, in one of the biggest anti-trust lawsuits ever brought by US …

Unfixed Income: The Power Of Dividends

As Bill Gross of bond manager PIMCO said recently, the great 30-year bull market in bonds is over. Investors in bonds can only expect to get the minimal coupon yield on short-duration bonds – and the slightly better coupon minus capital losses on long-duration bonds. Simply put, bonds are likely to …

Five tips for the new Google Maps on Android

After promising that Maps would receive a face lift and some new features at Google I/O, the app is finally delivering the goods. Google Maps v7.0.0 tidies up the interface and brings some shortcuts for the features you use the most.<p>The new version is rolling out via Google Play to Android devices …

Maps

Why I've Stopped Relying on Online Reviews for Everything I Buy

When it's time to make a big purchase, most of us rush to the internet in search of reviews and comparisons, so we can spend our money wisely...but …

Samsung Galaxy S4 gets sizable software upgrade

At least three U.S. carriers have started issuing software updates for the Samsung Galaxy S4, according to a number of reports.<p>Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint are currently in the process of pushing out a rather large update to the flagship smartphone. While none of these carriers has made a formal …

Samsung Galaxy

Google+ Will Now Highlight What You +1 To Your Followers, With Your Permission

I wouldn't blame a person for thinking that their Facebook and Tumblr "likes" or Twitter "favorites" are private, but these things can all be viewed …

High Frequency Insider Trading - And It's Completely Legal!

There is yet one more inside game on Wall Street to which Mom and Pop investors are not invited. Retail investors, it turns out, are being damaged by trades based on classified, private information that insiders pay for and – in just a matter of seconds – use to boost the returns on their …

STOCKS RALLY: Here's What You Need To Know

Microsoft Releases Fourth Anti-iPad Ad Highlighting Windows 8 Multitasking Capabilities

Microsoft has launched a fourth anti-iPad television advertisement, once again highlighting the iPad's inability to run multiple apps at the same time.<p>In the ad two baseball scouts using an iPad and a Windows 8 tablet vie to sign same player, with the Windows 8 user coming out on top thanks to the …

Mexico Is Now A Fatter Country Than America

In 2008, 32.8% of Mexican adults were obese, compared to 31.8% of American adults.<p>(A tiny island in the South Pacific called Nauru still tops the list as the world's fattest country, with an adult obesity rate of 71.1%).<p>The rise in obesity rates is not surprising as more Mexicans move into …

Illinois Becomes the Last State to Legalize Concealed Weapons

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The last U.S. state with a ban on concealed weapons is about to flip: Illinois's General Assembly …

Stocks log 4-day rally; Nasdaq best in 13 years

Stocks logged their fourth-straight winning session on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 about 1 percent below its all-time closing high and the Nasdaq posting its best close since October 2000, lifted by a positive start to second-quarter earnings season.<p>"At the pace we are going at, the S&P could be …

Stock Markets