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Syrian TV says insurgents killed civilians after capturing town

published about 2 hours ago
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian television said on Sunday that Islamist insurgents who seized a key northwestern town had since slaughtered civilians, but monitors of the war said only government supporters had been detained and no one killed.

Saudi-led air strikes hit Yemeni capital, ships shell Aden: residents

published about 2 hours ago
ADEN (Reuters) - At least five air strikes hit military sites and an area near the presidential palace compound in the Yemeni capital Sanaa at dawn on Sunday while warships pounded an area near the port of the southern city of Aden, residents said.

More central banks meet, but ability to pilot economies in doubt

published about 2 hours ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Most central banks have been easing policy since the start of the year and are set to do more, but it still isn't clear whether that new activism, which has pushed stock markets to record highs, will help the global economy much.

Egypt's trial of Mursi 'badly flawed': Human Rights Watch

published about 2 hours ago
CAIRO (Reuters) - The trial of former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, deposed by the army and sentenced to 20 years in jail, was "badly flawed" and appears to have been politically motivated, Human Rights Watch said on Sunday.

One more Ukrainian serviceman killed in rebel attacks: Ukraine military

published about 2 hours ago
KIEV (Reuters) - One Ukrainian serviceman was killed and seven servicemen were wounded in attacks by pro-Russian separatists in the past 24 hours in eastern Ukraine, Ukraine's military said on Sunday.


Tesla Motors' Twitter Account Was Hacked

published about 15 hours ago
Tesla Motors Inc.’s official Twitter account was hacked on Saturday around 4:50 p.m. New York time by a person or people who identified themselves as ... more

Tullow Says Ghana Oil Project Can Move Ahead After Court Ruling

published about 16 hours ago
Tullow Oil PLC was handed positive news Saturday when an international tribunal ruled against suspending all petroleum operations in an offshore zone that is under ... more

Volkswagen Chairman Piech Resigns

published about 20 hours ago
Volkswagen Chairman Piech Resigns
The powerful chairman of Volkswagen unexpectedly resigned, opening a new period of uncertainty for the automotive giant just weeks after he threw the company into ... more

Finance Ministers Contemplate 'Plan B' for Greece

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Finance Ministers Contemplate 'Plan B' for Greece
Some eurozone finance ministers have acknowledged for the first time that they are considering plans on what to do if no deal on Greece’s future ... more

In Praise of the Teen Summer Job

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In Praise of the Teen Summer Job
Summer work taught teens about life, labor and their place in the universe. That lesson seems lost today, writes Dave Shiflett.
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Selfie app Shots raises $8.5 million in funding, adds video feature

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Selfie app Shots raises $8.5 million in funding, adds video feature
The selfie has become big business. 

Comcast flees $45bn monster-merger with Time Warner Cable

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Thing we all knew was going to happen has officially happened Comcast has admitted it has given up on its $45bn acquisition of Time Warner ... more

L.A. prosecutors to use Nextdoor app to strengthen ties with residents

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L.A. prosecutors to use Nextdoor app to strengthen ties with residents
Los Angeles city prosecutors will use a highly valued social media app to post about their efforts to combat polluters, school violence and illegal medical ... more

Sondors E-Bike, a big crowdfunded project, tangled in legal wrangling

published 1 day ago
Sondors E-Bike, a big crowdfunded project, tangled in legal wrangling
The second-most successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign in history is headed to court.

Unisys looks to ‘streamline’ as losses increase, sales fall

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‘Enhancing competitiveness’ also probably a good idea Losses at mainframe maker Unisys plunged deeper into the red in the company's first quarter of 2015, falling ... more

Ukrainian-born Blavatnik tops UK rich list, Queen falls out of top 300

published about 1 hour ago
Ukrainian-born Blavatnik tops UK rich list, Queen falls out of top 300
By Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) - Ukrainian-born billionaire Len Blavatnik has become Britain's wealthiest man, a "rich list" published annually by The Sunday Times newspaper ... more

Key Jordan trade route cut after Syria border closure

published about 2 hours ago
Key Jordan trade route cut after Syria border closure
When security fears forced Jordan to close its last border crossing with Syria this month, it severed its most important trade route to the outside, ... more

Ending Egypt's currency black market brings new challenges

published about 3 hours ago
Ending Egypt's currency black market brings new challenges
By Stephen Kalin and Nadia El Gowely CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's currency black market, a thorn in the side of successive governments, has virtually disappeared ... more

Ivory Coast coalition names Ouattara as candidate for October election

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Ivory Coast coalition names Ouattara as candidate for October election
The five parties in Ivory Coast's ruling coalition named President Alassane Ouattara as their candidate for an election in October in which he is expected ... more

Analysis - Productivity puzzle to tax UK election victor

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Analysis - Productivity puzzle to tax UK election victor
By David Milliken LONDON (Reuters) - Less than two weeks away from a knife-edge election, Britain's biggest economic problem, stagnant productivity, has barely surfaced in ... more

Strategies: Apple Won’t Always Rule. Just Look at IBM.

published about 15 hours ago
Like IBM in the 1980s, the stock market giant has room to grow, but there are early signs of the end of its dominance.

The Haggler: Spurned by an Insurer After Filing Small Claims

published about 17 hours ago
The Haggler: Spurned by an Insurer After Filing Small Claims
The Haggler helps a homeowner whose insurance policy was not renewed by State Farm after he made two claims and received no reimbursement.

Your Money Adviser: How to Appeal College Financial Aid Offers

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Your Money Adviser: How to Appeal College Financial Aid Offers
A student’s true financial status isn’t always reflected in an aid application, which is why an appeal can often persuade a college to give more.

As Cognitivity Slips, Financial Skills Are Often the First to Go

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Studies show that the ability to perform math problems, as well as handling money matters, are typically one of the first skills to decline in ... more

Your Money: Navigating the Thickets of Student Loan Counseling

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Your Money: Navigating the Thickets of Student Loan Counseling
Studies show that the required counseling given to incoming college students often is dense, confusing and completed at the busiest time of the year.