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U.S., New Zealand leaders bond on trade, security

The United States and New Zealand hailed new cooperation in a once frosty relationship as President Barack Obama called for work on a trans-Pacific trade deal by November. Obama welcomed New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key to the White House on Friday, hours after deadly attacks stunned Norway — an…

Oracle to question Larry Page in Google patent lawsuit

Oracle will get to question Google co-founder Larry Page under terms set by a US judge presiding over a patent suit pitting the business software titan against the Internet giant. Oracle can depose Page “for a maximum of two hours, excluding breaks” regarding the value of Android and whether Google…

Verizon iPhone sales fall short of expectations

By Sinead Carew NEW YORK (Reuters) – Verizon Communications may have the iPhone, but the blockbuster smartphone has yet to pay off in its battle against AT&T Inc. In the second quarter, Verizon Wireless, the No. 1 U.S. mobile service, signed up 1.3 million fewer iPhone customers than AT&T, dashing…

MS Windows sales fizzle as tablets dominate market

SEATTLE (Reuters) – Sales of Microsoft Corp’s flagship Windows software disappointed for the third straight quarter, taking the gloss off better-than-expected earnings that were aided by an unusually low tax rate. The results failed to excite a market already wary about growth prospects for the company and PC industry as…

‘Anonymous’ defiant in the face of arrests

SAN FRANCISCO — Notorious hacker group Anonymous on posted a defiant message to police Thursday and boasted of plundering sensitive data from NATO computers. “We are not scared anymore,” read an online message that purported to be a response by Anonymous and splinter group Lulz Security. “Your threats to arrest…

Europe eyes sweeping new powers for rescue fund

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone leaders were set to give their financial rescue fund sweeping new powers to prevent contagion and help Greece overcome its debt crisis, according to the draft conclusions of an emergency summit on Thursday. The leaders met in Brussels after the European Central Bank signaled in a policy reversal that it was willing…

Audit: Fed gave $16 trillion in emergency loans

The U.S. Federal Reserve gave out $16.1 trillion in emergency loans to U.S. and foreign financial institutions between Dec. 1, 2007 and July 21, 2010, according to figures produced by the government’s first-ever audit of the central bank. Last year, the gross domestic product of the entire U.S. economy was…

Unemployment numbers rise higher than expected

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, pointing to a labor market that is struggling to regain momentum. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 418,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Economists…

States negotiating immunity for banks over foreclosures

NEW YORK (Reuters) – State attorneys general are negotiating to give major banks wide immunity over irregularities in handling foreclosures, even as evidence has emerged that banks are continuing to file questionable documents. A coalition of all 50 states’ attorneys general has been negotiating settlements with five of the biggest…

An unprecedented 1 in 66 Americans is a diagnosed psychotic

By Robert Johnson Outselling even common drugs to treat high blood pressure and acid reflux, antipsychotic medications are the single top-selling prescription drug in the United States. Once reserved for hard-core, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest type of mental illnesses to treat hallucinations, delusions or major thought disorders; today, the…

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