April 16th @ 2:24 AM GMT
Yahoo! The U.S. Federal Reserve ought not to raise interest rates until the economy is much closer to full strength, two of the Fed's most dovish policymakers said on Tuesday. ''If you commit to keeping rates low even as the recovery is proceeding, even as we continue to recover, I think people have a sense, the Fed has the recovery's back,'' Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Narayana Kocherlakota said at North Dakota State University. ''And that's the message that I think we nee... (Top Stories)
April 17th @ 6:16 PM GMT
Yahoo! Oscar-winning actress, comedienne and talk-show host Whoopi Goldberg sang the praises of marijuana inhaled through a pocket vaporizer on Thursday as she made her debut as an online pot columnist. In fact, her name is Sippy.'' wrote Goldberg, 58, about her pocket vaporizer on ''The Cannabist,'' a pot-friendly website run by the Denver Post newspaper in Colorado. The Rocky Mountain state was the second in the United States, after Washington in the Pacific Northwest, to legalize marijuan... (Top Stories)
April 17th @ 8:32 PM GMT
Yahoo! He was part of a 1,000-strong coalition of armed militia-men, cowboys on horseback, gun rights activists and others who rallied to Cliven Bundy's Bunkerville ranch, about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas, in a stand-off with about a dozen agents from the federal Bureau of Land Management. Citing public safety, the BLM retreated, suspending its operation and even handing back cattle it had already seized. No shots were fired during the stand-off, which Bundy's triumphant supporters swiftly ... (Top Stories)
April 16th @ 6:08 AM GMT
SlashDot An anonymous reader writes ''Researchers from Princeton University and Northwestern University have concluded, after extensive analysis of 1,779 policy issues, that the U.S. is in fact an oligarchy and not a democracy. What this means is that, although 'Americans do enjoy many features central to democratic governance,' 'majorities of the American public actually have little influence over the policies our government adopts.' Their study (PDF), to be published in Perspectives on Polit... (Technology)
April 17th @ 5:54 PM GMT
Wall Street Journal reported lower-than-expected quarterly earnings as unusually cold weather in North America delayed farmers' decisions to buy seeds and chemicals for this spring's plantings. (Business)
April 16th @ 11:40 PM GMT
CBS News London salon's poster mocking Kim Jung Un's distinctive hair style prompts row between U.K. and North Korea (World)
April 16th @ 12:49 PM GMT
SlashDot Hugh Pickens DOT Com (2995471) writes ''Jonathan Kaiman reports at The Guardian that China's air pollution could be intensifying storms over the Pacific Ocean and altering weather patterns in North America leading to more warm air in the mid-Pacific moving towards the north pole. 'Mid-latitude storms develop off Asia and they track across the Pacific, coming in to the west coast of the U.S.,' says Ellie Highwood, a climate physicist at the University of Reading. 'The particles in this... (Technology)
April 17th @ 10:42 PM GMT
Yahoo! Nigeria's northeast Borno state said on Thursday only 20 of up to 129 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist rebels were back with their parents, and the military retracted an earlier statement in which it said it had freed most of them. The armed forces said on Wednesday that the military had freed all but eight of the schoolgirls abducted by Islamist rebels from the Boko Haram group in a rescue operation. Monday's mass abduction of the schoolgirls aged between 15 and 18 shocked Nigeria, a nat... (World)
April 17th @ 1:46 PM GMT
Wall Street Journal Schlumberger said its first-quarter earnings rose 26% as the oil-field services company's revenue benefited from growth in the Middle East and Asia, as well as North America. (Business)
April 17th @ 4:21 PM GMT
SlashDot msm1267 (2804139) writes ''The Tor Project has published a list of 380 exit relays vulnerable to the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability that it will reject. This comes on the heels of news that researcher Collin Mulliner of Northeastern University in Boston found more than 1,000 vulnerable to Heartbleed where he was able to retrieve plaintext user traffic. Mulliner said he used a random list of 5,000 Tor nodes from the Dan.me.uk website for his research; of the 1,045 vulnerable nodes he dis... (Technology)
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