12/03/13 08:47 AM
WHEN AMERICANS think about donating money to charity around the holidays, they tend to think of the organizations whose names have become practically synonymous with philanthropy: the United Way, the Salvation Army, Feed the Children. But on a list of the top money-raising charities in the...
12/02/13 11:08 AM
A lot has been said about the effects of the budget cuts known as sequestration on the courts and the U.S. Department of Justice. Hiring freezes, layoffs, furloughs and a drop off in mental health and substance abuse treatment for recently released convicts are just a few stresses on the system....
12/02/13 11:05 AM
When the first round of sequester-related budget cuts hit in March, agencies sought help from Congress, juggled funds and resorted to bookkeeping gimmicks to cushion the impact. Those options will be harder to come by if a second round of sequester cuts strikes early next year, a liberal-leaning...
12/02/13 10:13 AM
Akamai Technologies Inc. (AKAM) agreed to buy Prolexic Technologies Inc. for about $370 million in cash, expanding its cybersecurity offerings. Prolexic, a provider of cloud-based security services for protecting data centers and Internet Protocol applications from distributed denial of service...
12/02/13 10:12 AM
Cyber-security and use of forensic sciences to determine accuracy of criminal investigations will be the focus of the India-US police chiefs conference to be held here from Dec 4. The conference, which will be attended by a US delegation consisting of police chiefs from major cities and their...
12/02/13 09:45 AM
(www.nationaljournal.com) New technologies changed the energy paradigm from scarcity to abundance, but the rapid reversal of fortune has left some regions scrambling to catch up—and left their residents in the cold.
12/02/13 09:45 AM
(www.washingtonpost.com) Among our problems is a failure of economic language. We lack the words and concepts to describe observable reality. By conventional wisdom, the Great Recession is long over. “Recession” connotes shrinking output. “Expansion” signifies the opposite. That’s how...
12/02/13 09:42 AM
(blogs.wsj.com) The U.S. economy has performed better since World War II when the president is a Democrat rather than a Republican, two prominent Princeton University economists conclude. The reasons, they say, involve more luck than successful policies.
12/02/13 09:39 AM
(www.businessinsider.com) An online marketplace will allow U.S. homeowners to weigh options for going solar as easily as they can compare prices for airline tickets.
12/02/13 09:38 AM
There’s a moment in Captain Phillips, Paul Greengrass’s excruciatingly tense tale of the 2009 capture of an American ship captain by Somalian pirate, where the audience gets a rare chance to laugh. It’s probably not meant to come off this way, but after 90-ish minutes of nightmarish,...
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