Archive for NATIONAL NEWS

Modern Slaves and Where They Work

Oct 22, 2013 No Comments

Forced labor is a reality, and you might be using products made by workers who had no choice in the matter. The first edition of Global Slavery Index from the Walk Free Foundation, an anti-slavery NGO, estimates that there are 30 million slaves in the world—and more than half of them are in prominent emerging markets like India, […]

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More Contamination from Fukushima

Oct 22, 2013 No Comments

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, wearing a red helmet, is briefed about tanks containing radioactive water at Fukushima Daiichi. (Japan Pool/AP) In March 2011, a devastating tsunami raced across Fukushima’s picturesque shore over which the now famous nuclear power plant presided. At the plant, seawater killed the backup electricity, [...] Full Story — How Fukushima […]

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What to Look Out for at Apple’s Big “Thing” again Tomorrow

Oct 22, 2013 No Comments

A New iPad? What to Watch for at Apple’s Event Tomorrow Almost six weeks after Apple ( AAPL ) introduced two new iPhone models, the company will be back Tuesday with what’s expected to be a refresh to its iPad lineup as well as news on other products. As [...] Full Story — A New […]

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SAP Sales Jump After NSA Leaks

Oct 22, 2013 No Comments

Edward Snowden’s revelations about the National Security Agency may have embarrassed the Obama administration and irritated governments worldwide, but Jim Hagemann Snabe says the furor has been good for business. Snabe is co-chief executive officer of German software company SAP (SAP), the world’s biggest maker of business management software, and he says customers are focusing […]

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Netflix Beats HBO in Subscribers

Oct 22, 2013 No Comments

OUT with the old and in with the new, or newer. Netflix Passes HBO in Subscribers! (If You Stop Counting at the Border) Netflix ( NFLX ) co-founder Reed Hastings has long cited HBO ( TWX ) as the pay-TV model his company most wants to emulate. It has now achieved one significant milestone  (PDF) […]

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Jeff Bezos is Hard to Work For?

Oct 22, 2013 No Comments

Jeff Bezos’s League of Shadows Photograph by Jin Lee/Bloomberg News Amazon can be a uniquely challenging place to work, with its question-mark emergencies and the occasionally volcanic outburst from the visionary chief executive. It’s a place where promotions are hard-fought and sometimes painfully public . But there is also [...] Full Story — Jeff Bezos’s […]

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AP-NORC Poll: Fewer Americans Fear Terror Attack

Sep 18, 2013 No Comments

Fewer Americans fear their families could become victims of a terror attack, according to a new poll. Thirty percent of those surveyed in a poll conducted by the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research are a “great deal” or “somewhat” concerned that they or their loved ones could be harmed by terrorists. That’s the lowest […]

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AT&T Slammed on Twitter and Facebook For Sept. 11 Marketing Move

Sep 18, 2013 No Comments

Joanna Stern AT&T pulled down this photo and tweet after much backlash. Across social media today you’ll see many commemorating the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks . The hashtags #wherewereyou, #World Trade Center and #Remember911 have been trending in the U.S. and there have been thousands of [...] Full Story — AT&T Slammed […]

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Southeastern Takes 12 Pct Stake in News Corp.

Sep 18, 2013 No Comments

Southeastern Asset Management Inc., the investment firm that along with activist investor Carl Icahn opposed the proposed buyout of Dell Inc., disclosed that it has taken a nearly 12 percent stake in News Corp. According to the Tuesday Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Southeastern now owns 23.8 million News [...] Full Story — Southeastern Takes […]

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Police Install 37 Cameras on Las Vegas Strip

Sep 18, 2013 No Comments

Authorities in Las Vegas have installed 37 high definition cameras along the Las Vegas Strip in an effort to catch criminals and deter crime. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department bought the cameras with a federal grant. They will monitor areas concealed from patrol cars, and will be watched [...] Full Story — Police Install […]

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