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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More Than 350 Economists Back Yellen for Fed Chair

Sep 18, 2013 No Comments

More than 350 economists have a signed a letter to President Barack Obama calling on him to nominate Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen to be the Fed’s next chairman. The letter is designed to draw attention back to Yellen amid signs that Obama is leaning toward nominating his [...] Full Story — More Than […]

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East, west and south – 3 Storms Hit Mexico

Sep 18, 2013 No Comments

Severe weather was hitting Mexico from nearly all sides Wednesday as Tropical Depression Manuel, the remnants of Tropical Storm Ingrid, and a new area of low pressure threatened most of the country with flooding or rain. At least 57 lives [...] Full Story — East, west, south- Storms hit Mexico

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911 call: A plea for help before police officer shoots unarmed man

Sep 18, 2013 No Comments

(CNN) — The sobbing woman pleads for help in a 911 call. “There’s a guy breaking in my front door,” she says. The dispatcher repeats: “There’s a guy breaking in your front door?” The caller comes back quickly: “He’s trying to kick it down.” She cries as she tells [...] Full Story — 911 call: […]

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Egypt arrests Muslim Brotherhood spokesman

Sep 18, 2013 No Comments

Egyptian security forces have arrested a Muslim Brotherhood spokesman as they continue to round up high-profile members of the organization. Gehad El-Haddad, a frequent guest on Western media, was arrested Tuesday afternoon at an apartment in a Cairo suburb, Egypt’s state-run newspaper Al-Ahram reported. He was accused [...] Full Story — Egypt arrests Muslim Brotherhood […]

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Four Questions for the Fed

Sep 18, 2013 No Comments

Here are the four most important questions that the Federal Reserve will answer Wednesday afternoon after the latest meeting of its policy-making committee: 1. Is It Time to Taper? Since January the Fed has expanded its bond holdings by $85 billion a month — $45 billion in Treasuries and [...] Full Story — Four Questions […]

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Flight 93 Memorial to Honor Sept. 11 Victims

Sep 11, 2013 No Comments

The Flight 93 National Memorial plans to honor victims of the Sept. 11 attacks with a bell-ringing ceremony at the time when United Flight 93 crashed in a western Pennsylvania field, killing 40 passengers and crew. The National Park Service says that at 10:03 a.m. Wednesday, the names of all 33 passengers and seven crew […]

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Oil Rises Toward $108 a Barrel After Obama Speech

Sep 11, 2013 No Comments

The price of oil rose Wednesday, a day after President Barack Obama said he asked U.S. lawmakers to postpone

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Internet Superhero Cory Doctorow’s Plan to Thwart the NSA

Sep 11, 2013 No Comments

Internet superhero Cory Doctorow*, rendered by XKCD’s Randall Munroe , has taken to the pages of The Guardian Internet superhero Cory Doctorow*, rendered above by XKCD’s Randall Munroe, has taken to the pages of The Guardian to distill why the NSA behaves unethically when it deliberately inserts security weaknesses into digital technology: It doesn’t really matter […]

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Senators, Obama want to delay Syria vote

Sep 11, 2013 No Comments

Senators agreed after meeting with President Obama on Tuesday that they would wait to consider a resolution to authorize the use of U.S. military force against Syria to allow surprise diplomatic efforts to play out in the coming days. Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) emerged from a more than hour-long meeting with Obama […]

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