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10 Inventors Who Came to Regret Their Creations

<b>by Kenny Hemphill</b><p>Just because someone's invented something, it doesn't mean that they're happy with the end result.<p>1. J. Robert Oppenheimer/ Albert …

Nearly half of Japan’s working women are accused of “causing trouble” when they get pregnant

Getting pregnant should bring joy, but in Japan’s workplace, it can bring misery. Maternity harassment<i>—</i>in which workers are demoted, dismissed, unfairly treated, or verbally harassed because of pregnancy and childbearing<i>—</i>plagues female workers in the world’s third-largest economy. Survey results …

Maternity

Kraft Heinz Expands Kraft Singles Recall

The company recalled 335,000 cases Thursday because a thin strip of packaging film may stick to the slice after the wrapper has been taken off, creating a choking hazard.<p>Kraft Heinz is expanding a recall of Kraft Singles products, saying a problem with the packaging film affects 10 times as many …

Chipotle fighting ‘Chubby Chipotle’ ad campaign

Executives at Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) had a rude awakening on Thursday morning, when a full page ad ran in <i>the New York Post</i> that attacked its …

This is climate change: Alaskan villagers struggle as island is chewed up by the sea

This is what climate change looks like, up close and personal.<p>In this town of 403 residents 83 miles above the Arctic Circle, beaches are disappearing, ice is melting, temperatures are rising, and the barrier reef Kivalina calls home gets smaller and smaller with every storm.<p>There is no space left …

Microsoft urges companies to upgrade old servers, warns of cyberdangers

You really need to upgrade your servers, Canada.<p>That's Microsoft Corp.'s increasingly urgent message as it counts down to the end of service support for a popular enterprise operating system called Windows Server 2003. As you can tell from the name, it's more than 12 years old, and yet there are …

Flood of travel websites may be pushing up demand for human travel agents

The Internet is teeming with travel Web sites that will can lock in the lowest air fare, find you a plane with onboard Wi-Fi and even hook you up with a travel companion.<p>With so many online sites to choose from, why is there a growing demand for human travel agents?<p>A new report from the American …

The Bathroom Gets A Starchitect Makeover

Leave it to Bjarke Ingels to try to make you fall in love with your toilet-paper holder.<p>This week, luxury bathroom and kitchen product company Kallista is unveiling a new collection designed in partnership with Danish starchitect Bjarke Ingels’s firm BIG and his design consultancy KiBiSi. The Taper …

Pricetag For Pentagon's Trillion Dollar F-35 Fighter Drops $60 Billion In One Year

There’s a phrase that reporters use to describe when the most important element in a story doesn’t get featured at the beginning. It’s called “burying the lead.” That’s what happened in a lot of last week’s accounts about new cost estimates for the Pentagon’s biggest weapon program, the F-35 …

Federal workers owe the IRS $3.5 billion

They work for the government, but they haven't paid their taxes on time.<p>Federal workers and retirees owe the IRS $3.5 billion, according to data released Tuesday.<p>About 3.1% of all federal employees, including civilian and military employees, are late on their taxes. That means that they either …

Passengers stuck on plane for more than 9 hours in travel nightmare

A Texas to Oklahoma flight that was supposed to last one hour turned into a nearly 10-hour nightmare Friday as some passengers sat inside the plane on the tarmac.<p>American Airlines flight 382 was scheduled to take off at 2:30 p.m. Friday from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and head to …

Deadly bacterium 'released from US high-security lab'

Officials in Louisiana investigating how a potential bioterror agent escaped but insist there is no threat to public<p>US officials in Louisiana are investigating how a dangerous and often deadly bacterium got out of a high-security laboratory at a research facility, USA Today reported on …

Inside the Shop of the Last Great American Watchmaker

The greatest timepieces in the world come from Switzerland. And Amish country.<p>On the corner of a nondescript block in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is a bank, or what used to be a bank. Now it is the home of Roland G. Murphy Watch Company, the country's only truly independent elite watchmaker. …

Angel Investors Invest $27 Million In African Startups Listed On VC4Africa

VC4Africa is the largest online community of venture capitalists, angels and entrepreneurs dedicated to building businesses in Africa. The platform, which was founded in 2008, connects Africa’s most promising entrepreneurs with the resources (knowledge, network and capital) they need to realize …

Venture Capital

Herbalife cuts pay of CEO Johnson 36 percent after missed targets

BOSTON (Reuters) - Herbalife Ltd (HLF.N) cut the pay of Chief Executive Michael Johnson 36 percent for 2014 after the nutrition and weight loss company failed to meet performance goals set for him and other top executives, according to a securities filing on Friday.<p>The Herbalife logo is seen on a …

Hedge Funds

Halcyon Days: Hotels and Motels Booking Record Profitability

Profitability of U.S. hotels and motels surged in 2014 amid steady sales growth and controlled operating expenses, according to new data from Sageworks, a financial information company.<p>Net profit margin nearly tripled to 14.6 percent last year from 5.7 percent in 2013, based on a financial …

'Corinthian 15' launch 'debt strike' over student loans

A handful of former students claiming to be "made poor by the business of education" are protesting their student loans by refusing to pay them.<p>They're calling themselves the Corinthian 15, named for their number and the now-defunct chain of for-profit schools they attended, Corinthian …

College & University

ISIS Threatens Twitter Founder And Employees Over Blocked Accounts

"Your virtual war on us will cause a real war on you."<p>ISIS supporters on Sunday called on jihadis around the world to kill Twitter employees because of the company's frequent blocking of their social media accounts.<p>"Your virtual war on us will cause a real war on you," reads an online post …

Wal-Mart's pay hike will have massive ripple effects in America

Walmart's decision last week to increase the wages of 500,000 staff to at least $9 (£5.80) an hour - $1.75 above the federal minimum - from April comes as retailers are struggling to find and retain good entry-level employees.<p>Doug McMillon, Walmart's chief executive, who was paid $26m last year, …

New York State

How To Design The World's Biggest Airport Terminal

How do you make an airport terminal that spans 173 acres feel like anything but a monster? Zaha Hadid attempts the impossible in Beijing.<p>Beijing’s new airport is going to be a monster. At 7.5 million square feet, it covers about the same amount of space as 130 football fields put together–all …

Yes, Iceland really has launched a beer made of whale testicles

Fancy some whale genitalia in your drink, sir?<p>We’ve drank honey-flavoured beer, tequila-flavoured beer and even – courtesy of UK brewer Wells – beer that tastes of banana bread. But never before, to our knowledge, has a beer been flavoured with whale testicles.<p>Icelandic microbrewery Steðji has now …

BlackRock launches U.S. real estate ETF

BlackRock Inc., the world’s largest asset manager, announced Tuesday the launch of a new exchange-traded fund designed to mimic investment in …

Real Estate

United Airlines considers outsourcing jobs at 28 U.S. airports

(Reuters) - United Airlines is assessing whether to outsource jobs at airports around the country in a cost-cutting effort that could impact some 2,000 workers.<p>People are seen at the United Airlines terminal at Newark International Airport in New Jersey, July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz<p>The …

United Airlines