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East Ukraine death toll mounts after peace talks fail

published about 1 hour ago
KIEV (Reuters) - Thirteen Ukrainian soldiers and at least seven civilians have been killed in fighting in the past 24 hours, Kiev authorities said on Sunday, reporting widespread clashes with Russian-backed separatists a day after peace talks collapsed.

Boko Haram attacks northeast Nigeria's main city: witnesses

published about 1 hour ago
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Islamist insurgents attacked the outskirts of northeast Nigeria's main city Maiduguri on Sunday, engaging in a gun battle with soldiers that killed at least eight people, witnesses and a security source said.

Pro-democracy protesters back in Hong Kong, no violence

published about 2 hours ago
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Thousands of pro-democracy protesters returned to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday in the first large-scale rally since demonstrations rocked the global financial hub late last year.

Sudan rebels free Bulgarian aid workers: ministry

published about 3 hours ago
SOFIA (Reuters) - Six Bulgarian U.N. aid workers who were detained by rebels in Sudan's strife-torn South Kordofan region have been released, the Bulgarian foreign ministry said on Sunday.

At least 1,375 Iraqis killed in January, most of them civilians: U.N.

published about 4 hours ago
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Fighting and other violence in Iraq killed at least 1,375 people including 790 civilians in January, the United Nations said on Sunday.


USW Tells Members to Strike at Major Refineries

published about 5 hours ago
The United Steelworkers Union told its refinery workers at nine U.S. fuel-making plants to strike early Sunday morning, according to the organization’s social-media accounts.

Washington-area contractors had a decent quarter. But is the worst over?

published about 5 hours ago
The Washington area’s largest contractors reported strong quarterly earnings last week, but there was one key question investors posed against the backdrop of good news: ... more

Lafarge, Holcim Near Deal to Sell Assets to CRH

published about 14 hours ago
Cement giants Lafarge SA and Holcim Ltd. are nearing a deal to sell at least $7 billion worth of assets to Ireland’s CRH PLC, according ... more

Chimerix Scraps Ebola Drug Trial

published about 16 hours ago
Chimerix Inc. scrapped testing of its experimental antiviral in Ebola patients in Liberia, saying the number of infections had dropped in recent weeks, and that ... more

Auto Makers Recall 2.12 Million Cars, SUVs for Air Bag Fix

published about 19 hours ago
Auto Makers Recall 2.12 Million Cars, SUVs for Air Bag Fix
An array of auto makers are recalling more than 2 million older-model vehicles to address air bags that can deploy inadvertently because of an electronic ... more
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Chipotle insider trading: Disproving the efficient markets hypothesis

published about 5 hours ago
You want that economic theory strong, so-so or WEAK? Worstall @ the Weekend We had a distressing little incident here recently among the commentards over ... more

Bitter Lake: Know your enemy? Impossible, surely, when you don't know if the enemy exists

published 1 day ago
Adam Curtis' Afghan epic TV Review My favourite moment in Bitter Lake – Adam Curtis' new two hour film about Afghanistan – is a clip ... more

Nothing is True and Everything is Possible, Dead Girl Walking and Chasing the Scream

published 1 day ago
Disappeared diva, Russia and the War on Drugs Page File El Reg bookworm Mark Diston reviews the latest litery treats with a look at Russia's ... more

Aidfile Recovery Software

published 1 day ago
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Uber and Lyft may have to treat their drivers as employees, judge says

published 1 day ago
Uber and Lyft may have to treat their drivers as employees, judge says
Drivers of ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft may have to be treated as employees rather than independent contractors, a federal judge in San ... more

Greece promises to boost minimum wage as debt talks loom

published about 1 hour ago
Greece promises to boost minimum wage as debt talks loom
By Angeliki Koutantou ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's leftist government outlined plans to lift the minimum wage on Sunday, continuing a roll-back of the austerity terms ... more

Greece shakes Europe's political kaleidoscope: expect the unexpected

published about 4 hours ago
By Paul Taylor LONDON (Reuters) - By catapulting to power an improbable alliance of the hard left and nationalist far right, Greece has shaken up ... more

China manufacturing unexpectedly shrinks in January: govt

published about 10 hours ago
China manufacturing unexpectedly shrinks in January: govt
China's manufacturing activity contracted for the first time in more than two years in January, an official survey showed Sunday, signalling further downward pressure on ... more

Is This Gold And Silver Rally For Real? Here's What To Watch

published about 10 hours ago
Is This Gold And Silver Rally For Real? Here's What To Watch
Though gold and silver have rallied in recent months, the "smart money" is betting that they will fall again.

China official services PMI at one-year low in January

published about 11 hours ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - Growth in China's services sector cooled to a one-year low in January, an official survey showed on Sunday, reinforcing expectations about the ... more

$3 Tip on a $4 Cup of Coffee? Gratuities Grow, Automatically

published about 11 hours ago
$3 Tip on a $4 Cup of Coffee? Gratuities Grow, Automatically
Increasing varieties of digital payment options are expanding when and how much people are encouraged to tip.

White House Seeks to Limit Health Law’s Tax Troubles

published about 20 hours ago
White House Seeks to Limit Health Law’s Tax Troubles
Obama administration officials say they worry that the tax-filing season will generate new anger as uninsured consumers learn that they must pay tax penalties.

The Haggler: The Case of the Disappearing Diamond Ring

published about 22 hours ago
The Haggler: The Case of the Disappearing Diamond Ring
As repairs on an engagement ring stretch into months, the owner gets apologies, but no ring or explanation, from a jewelry chain.

Your Money Adviser: The Dangerous State of Americans’ Savings

published 1 day ago
Most households have only a paltry amount in easily accessible accounts, but some simple steps can help many set money aside for use in an ... more

Your Money: The Would’ve, Should’ve and Could’ve of Taxing 529 Plans

published 1 day ago
Your Money: The Would’ve, Should’ve and Could’ve of Taxing 529 Plans
A White House plan to remove a tax break for saving money for college in 529 plans goes awry, and the reason includes money and ... more