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Bits Blog: Silicon Valley Shuttle Drivers Vote to Join Union

published about 5 hours ago
Bits Blog: Silicon Valley Shuttle Drivers Vote to Join Union
The bus drivers who transport workers to the campuses of six Silicon Valley employers voted to join the Teamsters to negotiate better working conditions and wages.

India Nabs Low-Tech Espionage Ring Targeting Energy Industry

published about 5 hours ago
India Nabs Low-Tech Espionage Ring Targeting Energy Industry
Law enforcement officials in India shut down a corporate espionage ring that had pilfered high-value information and data from government energy agencies.

Derrick Rose Begins His Rehab In ‘Good Spirts’

published about 5 hours ago
Derrick Rose Begins His Rehab In ‘Good Spirts’
Rose had surgery on a tear in his right medial meniscus Friday.

Chuy Garcia Calls For Higher Pay For Health Care Workers, More Police Officers

published about 5 hours ago
Chuy Garcia Calls For Higher Pay For Health Care Workers, More Police Officers
In the race for Chicago mayor, challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia spoke Saturday in favor of higher pay for home health care workers and committed himself to work toward a $15 an hour floor salary.

Microsoft's Project Spartan is being armed for assault in the browser wars

published about 5 hours ago
Microsoft's Project Spartan is being armed for assault in the browser wars
Microsoft is preparing the way for a new Project Spartan browser in Windows 10 by explaining where it's coming from and what it aims to do.


Berkshire Hathaway Posts Lower Profits

published about 10 hours ago
Berkshire Hathaway Posts Lower Profits
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway posted lower earnings for the fourth quarter amid investment derivative gains of $192 million.

Spain's Bankia Posts Profit Gain

published about 14 hours ago
Spain's Bankia Posts Profit Gain
Spain’s largest bailed-out lender said net profit in the fourth quarter of 2014 was 268 million euros ($300.08 million) from 150 million euros a year ... more

Sprint, Best Buy to Offer Wireless Phone Plan

published about 20 hours ago
Sprint will offer a wireless phone plan only available at Best Buy that the companies say provides a ‘more simplified way’ to buy phone service.

Guinness to Rejoin New York's St. Patrick's Day Parade

published about 21 hours ago
Guinness to Rejoin New York's St. Patrick's Day Parade
Guinness has decided to resume sponsorship of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Fifth Avenue after dropping out last year, sparking criticism from gay activists ... more

Blackstone CEO Took Home $690 Million In 2014

published about 23 hours ago
Blackstone CEO Took Home $690 Million In 2014
Blackstone Group co-founder and CEO Stephen Schwarzman took home about $690 million in dividends, compensation and fund payouts for 2014, a nearly 50% increase from ... more
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Elon Musk plans to plonk urban Hyperloop subsonic tube on California

published about 9 hours ago
Construction to begin in 2016, apparently Billionaire space baron Elon Musk has inked a deal with land developers in California to allow his company to ... more

One Direction HD Wallpaper Pack

published about 16 hours ago
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FCC's new net neutrality rules are sure to be challenged

published about 23 hours ago
FCC's new net neutrality rules are sure to be challenged
After two failed attempts to enact rules for Internet traffic, regulators adopted a heavily criticized — but legally stronger — strategy to try to make ... more

Apple hit with more patent lawsuits

published 1 day ago
Apple hit with more patent lawsuits
Things got quite litigious for Apple late this week.  

Photos: Google releases renderings of proposed new HQ campus

published 1 day ago
Photos: Google releases renderings of proposed new HQ campus
Google wants to transform its Silicon Valley headquarters, replacing static, concrete structures with flexible blocks of metal and glass arranged within giant greenhouses.

China to cut interest rates by 0.25%: central bank

published about 2 hours ago
China to cut interest rates by 0.25%: central bank
China's central bank on Saturday announced that it will cut the benchmark deposit and loan interest rates by 25 basis points, as authorities seek to ... more

Why Global Currencies May Be On The Verge Of A Big Move

published about 7 hours ago
Why Global Currencies May Be On The Verge Of A Big Move
Technical patterns have formed in many currencies that likely indicate that a large move is ahead.

Pope Francis attacks 'throw-away' economic globalization

published about 9 hours ago
Pope Francis attacks 'throw-away' economic globalization
By James Mackenzie ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis launched a fresh attack on economic injustice on Saturday, condemning the "throw-away culture" of globalization and calling ... more

Warren Buffett: The Early Years

published about 10 hours ago
Warren Buffett: The Early Years
Before he became the Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett got married, taught at Omaha University and raised a family.

China's central bank cuts rates again to boost economy

published about 13 hours ago
BEIJING (AP) — China on Saturday cut interest rates for the second time in three months, adding to signs that Chinese leaders are worried that ... more

Economic View: A Slippery New Rule for Gauging Fiscal Policy

published about 6 hours ago
Economic View: A Slippery New Rule for Gauging Fiscal Policy
The adoption of dynamic scoring for evaluating major changes in tax and spending policy makes sense in theory, but could create havoc in practice.

Strategies: Plenty of Noise, but Not Much Guidance From Fed or Company Reports

published about 6 hours ago
Strategies: Plenty of Noise, but Not Much Guidance From Fed or Company Reports
Guidance from the Federal Reserve and corporations could help investors who are concerned with what will happen to their money, but there is little evidence ... more

The Haggler: Zapped by the Hidden Costs of Laser Treatments

published about 6 hours ago
The Haggler: Zapped by the Hidden Costs of Laser Treatments
At many Ideal Image centers, the price consumers paid for laser treatments increased when skin products they did not request were included.

Your Money: Making Financial Decisions When You Lose Your Job

published 1 day ago
Your Money: Making Financial Decisions When You Lose Your Job
About 1.7 million people lose their jobs every month, creating a hugely stressful situation and requiring potentially life-altering choices.

Wealth Matters: Divorce Funding Firms Help Spouses Expecting Big Payouts

published 1 day ago
Wealth Matters: Divorce Funding Firms Help Spouses Expecting Big Payouts
Divorce funding firms cater to the wealthy, offering money up front on different conditions — a payout of at least $400,000 being fundamental.