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Google Fiber is (possibly) heading to North Carolina

North Carolina residents might soon see Google Fiber vans driving down the streets. According to several publications, Mountain View has invited local Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham officials to a super secret "Save the Date" event on Wednesday, January 28th. The email invitation is reportedly devoid …

Germany will enter recession, says George Soros

As one of America's most successful investors warns the eurocrisis is far from over, we consider the investment case for Europe.<p>Investors can be forgiven for feeling jittery about the eurozone again, after George Soros, America's most successful investors suggested the economy in Germany could be …

Stock Markets

How Portugal Became A Horrific Economic Mess

According to Nomura's Alastair Newton, this amounts to 20 percent of Portugal's austerity plan. This austerity was part of a bailout deal the country agreed to two years ago.<p><b>Click here to jump straight to the presentation ></b><p>Portugal, which has been undertaking comprehensive labor market reform, is …

Ministry of Finance

The hardest trick in mobile design: making the product simpler

New York-based startup Foursquare began in 2009 as a mobile application for sharing your location with friends. It still does that, but in order to grow beyond its early users, who are heavily concentrated in the United States and Indonesia, Foursquare has added a slew of new features, fashioning …

Apps

All of the US energy capacity added in March was solar—all 44 megawatts

For all the talk of a natural gas boom, it takes time to build multibillion-dollar power plants to take advantage of the current glut of cheap fuel. Case in point: In March, the US added a whopping—wait for it—44 megawatts (MW) of new electricity generating capacity, according to the Federal Energy …

Renewable Energy

Stocks close lower after a banner week

Stocks closed modestly lower Friday as investors turned cautious after two straight days of record closing highs for benchmark indexes. The price of gold plunged 5% an ounce to $1,487 an ounce.<p>The Dow Jones industrial average ended flat at 14,855.06. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was down 4.52 …

STOCKS FALL, GOLD DIVES INTO A BEAR MARKET: Here's What You Need To Know

First the scoreboard:<p>Dow: 14,865, -0.0 pts, -0.0%<br>S&P 500: 1,588, -4.5 pts, -0.2%<br>NASDAQ: 3,294, -5.2 pts, -0.1%<p>And now the top stories:<p>Retail sales unexpectedly fell 0.4 percent in March, which was worse than the unchanged level expected by economists. Excluding autos and gas, sales fell 0.1%. …

Daggers out for Windows 8, plaudits for the iPad

Windows 8 could not escape the critical gaze of the media -- and even Dell -- this week. Meanwhile, the iPad's three-year mark was feted by the press.<p>The war on Windows 8 continued this week. But there's probably something more to that than an unpopular operating system.<p>The week began with Dell -- …

Microsoft Windows

Microsoft’s Mobile Comeback Isn’t Happening

<b>We’re only talking about the world’s biggest software company and the future of computers. So far, it’s still basically irrelevant.</b><p>To Microsoft’s …

Lance Armstrong asks court to dismiss promotions company's bonus claim

Lance Armstrong has asked a Texas court to dismiss a lawsuit by a Dallas promotions company seeking repayment of more than $12m (£7.9m) in bonuses …

What We Didn't Know About the Start of America's Drone War Killed Thousands

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The details of the bloody back-room deal between Pakistani and American officials that led to the …

The Rutgers Scandal Now Has an F.B.I. Extortion Investigation

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>If you had an extortion investigation in your "what twists the Rutgers basketball scandal will take …

Kerry warns Iran time for nuclear talks is limited

<b>US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned Iran that talks on its nuclear programme cannot last forever, after a new round failed to make progress.</b><p>"This is not an interminable process," he said at the start of a trip to the Middle East, Europe and Asia.<p>At talks in Istanbul, Mr Kerry also called on …

North Korea: UK's Hague calls for calm amid tensions

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/968000/968099_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524700319_3df0348c7d3d89eec6d80e3fc34e2dc7<p><b>British Foreign Secretary William Hague has called for calm over the North Korean crisis.</b><p>Despite the "paranoid rhetoric" from Pyongyang, it was …

Obama's Lesson: 'Look at the World Through Their Eyes'

President Obama got it just about perfect in his Jerusalem speech when he urged Israelis to see the world through the eyes of Palestinians. That portion of his remarks was so compelling it deserves to be quoted in full:<p>"But the Palestinian people's right to self-determination, their right to …

Obama Finally Lays His Cards on the Table

On April 10th, President Obama will tell the American people that he wants a deal with congressional Republicans in which they will get something that they have always wanted - cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid (though the very poor will supposedly be protected) - and he will get from …

High School Photos Of 26 Now-Famous Politicians

While they can't be erased from memory or the Internet, they're in good company with a number of accomplished politicians.<p>Before these political stars were senators, presidents, or governors, they were jocks, freaks, and geeks — just like the rest of us.<p><i>This post developed from an earlier "quiz" we</i> …

For the Dogs: These Japanese Homes are Pet Playgrounds

In Japan, where more and more couples are choosing not to have children, something new is taking the place of nurseries and primary-colored baby …

Pets

This Amazing, Zoomable Universe-In-A-Browser Puts Everything In Perspective

And another one helps you see just how far it is to Mars.<p>From nanoparticles to galaxies, we can understand a lot about how our universe works--but it's hard to keep things in context. Can you really grasp how far you'd have to travel to reach Mars? Or wrap your head around the infinitesimally small …

Guinness Strips Bugatti Veyron SS Of 'World's Fastest' Car Title

Bad news for Bugatti Veyron Super Sport owners: your car is no longer the fastest production car in the world, and is therefore just a slow, …

Sports Cars