Protesters marching in the tens of thousands rallied in Italy on Sunday to rail against the policies of the new coalition government. Around 100,000 protesters, led by trade unionists, converged on Rome to wave red flags and placards, urging changes to austerity measures. The union-led crowd called for the new government of centre-left Prime Minister, Enrico Letta, to focus on job ...
Americans are at their most optimistic since 2007 according to a Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan index of consumer sentiment. The preliminary index has shown optimism increased to 83.7 in May as stocks surged and real estate climbed. With record stock prices boosting household wealth and unemployment down in some areas, consumers were able to see their way through the effects of ...
The Saudi Arabia state news agency has reported a coordinated attack on the country's government websites. Several government websites in Saudi Arabia came under heavy cyber attacks last week, shutting them down for a short time. The attacks have been traced to IP addresses from a number of countries. Saudi investigators found the attacks had been launched from hundreds of Internet ...
Target Corp has opened a new office base in San Francisco in order to discover technology ideas. With the second-largest US retailer trying to grow its online commerce business, a Technology Innovation Center has been set up to develop mobile commerce, which has become a particular focus of retailers because new technology allows people to use their mobile devices to shop. With a huge ...
Britain's Financial Times was hacked last week by a mysterious group calling itself the Syrian Electronic Army. The newspaper's technology blog was hacked to display a slogan saying: "Hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army." Several Twitter feeds run by the Financial Times were also plastered with similar slogans. The FT later said its blogs and social media accounts had been compromised ...
Like the best science fiction, M. Night Shyamalan's Signs is about something other than what its plot is about. Taking the familiar sci-fi trope of the massive alien invasion--one character even says bluntly, "It's just like War of the Worlds"--Shyamalan crafts an intimate portrait of a scarred family pulling together under stress and also makes a strong case for the importance of f ... ...
U-T San Diego surveyed more than 40 public and nonprofit zoos to identify the most expensive in the U.S. Family admission prices, and membership costs, were based on tickets for two adults and two children, 8 and 13. ...
The zoo this year costs $44 for adults and $34 for children under 13, after a series of annual increases. Since 2009, the cost of admission has gone up 26 percent for grown-ups and 31 percent for ...
The price of oil fell today ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the US and China, the world's two largest economies, and a speech by the Federal Reserve chief. Benchmark crude for June delivery was down 25 cents to $95.77 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract rose 86 cents to close at $96.02 a barrel on Friday. Brent crude, a benchmark for many ...
I've worked in the social enterprise sector for 15 years and one challenge that's always been there is doing good and doing well - the balance of delivering social and financial returns.And I don't think it's getting any easier.Take community development finance institutions (CDFIs) as an example. They are social enterprises that deliver ethical financial services to those ...
Budget carrier Ryanair has posted record full-year earnings but warned profit growth would slow sharply in the coming 12 months. It expects the slowdown to be caused by weakness in the European Union and high fuel and airport costs. Europe's largest budget airline reported net profit of 569m euros (£480m) for the 12 months to the end of March, up 13%. The full-year return ...
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Authorities have arrested the 12-year-old brother of an 8-year-old girl who was mysteriously stabbed at her home in a rural Northern California community last month.
CBS News quoted Calaveras County Sheriff Gary Kuntz, as saying that the boy will be charged with homicide.
The boy had told police last month that he encountered an intruder in the home on the day Leila Fowler was killed. He described the man as being tall with long gray hair.
The April 27 attack shook the tight knit Valley Springs community of about 7,400 people and set off a massive manhunt. Investigators did a door-to-door sweep of houses, storage sheds and horse stables. (ANI)
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