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Southern Illinois residents rally, wait for fracking

Southern Illinois residents rally, wait for fracking
Wayne Woolsey, an oilman since 1958, says he has core samples pulled from deep below the shale rock here that "look awful promising," comparable to what has been found elsewhere in the country where fracking has brought plentiful jobs and enriched land owners and energy companies.

NYC tabloids keep a straight face on Ebola

published about 1 hour ago
New York City's tabloids are known for headlines like "Headless Body In Topless Bar," "Ford to City: Drop Dead and "Derek Eater." But they played it straight when it was time to report that Dr. Craig Spencer tested positive for Ebola Thursday night.

Exclusive: Ford to overhaul Lincoln brand, this time with big bucks

published about 2 hours ago
DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co's new chief executive, Mark Fields, is giving the automaker's long-moribund Lincoln brand what his predecessor Alan Mulally never could: a little love and a lot of cash.

Trinity Industries Halts Shipments of Highway Guardrails

published about 2 hours ago
The move comes after regulators ordered more crash testing of the barriers, which have been banned in 13 states because of concerns that they can impale drivers.

Virginia police identify remains as those of missing college student

published about 2 hours ago
(Reuters) - A Virginia medical examiner has identified human remains found last week as those of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, police said on Friday.


Paralyzed construction worker awarded $21.7 million after accident at Pepco site

published about 2 hours ago
A Maryland jury has awarded $21.7 million to Hugo Hernandez Palomino, a construction worker who was paralyzed from the neck down due to a work-related ... more

AT&T Risks Losing Prized Wireless Customers

published about 3 hours ago
AT&T Risks Losing Prized Wireless Customers
AT&T is enjoying its lowest-ever “churn” rate, but is also facing an uncomfortable situation: up to 10 million of its most lucrative wireless customers may ... more

USPS Wins Approval to Continue Grocery-Delivery Test

published about 3 hours ago
The U.S. Postal Service this week won approval for a two-year grocery delivery test, giving letter carriers permission to continue to deliver totes containing food ... more

To mayor’s chagrin, State Dept. seeks Walter Reed land swap

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D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) is fighting an effort by the State Department to acquire about 20 percent of the land at the former ... more

FCC Delays Airwaves Auction

published about 4 hours ago
The Federal Communications Commission said it is delaying to 2016 a highly anticipated spectrum auction in which TV broadcasters will sell airwaves so they can ... more
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Amazon's Fire phone flop: A watershed for investors?

published about 4 hours ago
Amazon's Fire phone flop: A watershed for investors?
Investors are losing patience with Jeff Bezos’ game. Amazon stock swooned Thursday and it’s diving deeper today after the company reported weak earnings and predicted ... more

Microsoft discovers long-lost phone division down back of sofa

published about 8 hours ago
Confirms it'll be chucking 'Lumia' brand into the round file Nokia phones generated $2.6bn in revenue for Microsoft as the division arrested its decline. Redmond ... more

Kip Thorne explains how he created the black hole for Interstellar

published about 10 hours ago
Movie special effects project spawns academic papers on gravitational lensing Vid Youtube Video…

CBS goes OTT, releases EVERY EPISODE of Star Trek EVER MADE

published about 11 hours ago
$5.99 a month will buy you current primetime shows too Only a day after HBO announced its OTT intentions, CBS followed suit and unveiled its ... more

Lucky you. Twitter offers you its 'Digits' (for mobe app sign-ins)

published about 12 hours ago
No ma – no passwords Twitter's launch of a service that provides a new way to sign up to apps without using passwords has received ... more

Netflix Still At Nosebleed Valuations Even After Sell Off

published about 3 hours ago
Netflix Still At Nosebleed Valuations Even After Sell Off
Netflix (NFLX) reported earnings last Wednesday, and disappointing subscriber growth numbers promptly caused the stock to plummet 20%.

Amazon Earnings Miss Exacerbated By Ebola-Shaken Market

published about 3 hours ago
Amazon Earnings Miss Exacerbated By Ebola-Shaken Market
It was the last hour of the trading day, Thursday, when volatility hit the markets in a New York minute. Literally. Trading picked up on the ... more

Friday Sector Laggards: Energy, Services

published about 4 hours ago
Friday Sector Laggards: Energy, Services
The worst performing sector as of midday Friday is the Energy sector, showing a 1.0% loss. Within that group, Southwestern Energy (NYSE: SWN) and Range ... more

Friday Sector Leaders: Healthcare, Utilities

published about 4 hours ago
Friday Sector Leaders: Healthcare, Utilities
In afternoon trading on Friday, Healthcare stocks are the best performing sector, up 1.2%. Within the sector, Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE: EW) and Gilead Sciences (NASD: ... more

U.S. Steel Earnings Preview: Higher Steel Prices And Cost Savings To Boost Results

published about 5 hours ago
A better pricing environment for steel in North America in the third quarter of this year, as compared to the corresponding period a year ago, ... more

Your Money: Combating a Flood of Early 401(k) Withdrawals

published about 4 hours ago
Your Money: Combating a Flood of Early 401(k) Withdrawals
Industry experts are examining ways to reduce the number of participants — almost 10 percent — who pull out 401(k) money early.

Wealth Matters: The Affluent Are Often Politically Moderate, a Survey Finds

published about 6 hours ago
Wealth Matters: The Affluent Are Often Politically Moderate, a Survey Finds
Wealthy people and those less so have more in common than most pundits would suspect.

Big Deal: Pieds-à-Terre Owners Dominate Some New York Buildings

published about 7 hours ago
Big Deal: Pieds-à-Terre Owners Dominate Some New York Buildings
The Census Bureau tracks vacancy rates to find out who lives in Manhattan full time.

Retiring: Gaining in Years, and Helping Others to Make Gains

published about 9 hours ago
Retiring: Gaining in Years, and Helping Others to Make Gains
The 2014 winners of the Purpose Prize, all 60 and older, have volunteered their skills and experience to help people and improve communities.

Your Money Adviser: Lantern, a Start-Up, Offers Online Therapy for Anxiety and More

published about 23 hours ago
Lantern and other websites use online tools and remote nudging from a professional to help clients tackle ills like anxiety and sleep disorders.