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EU victim of eve-of-summit cyber attack: official

BRUSSELS (AFP) – Cyber-attackers hacked into the European Commission on Wednesday, hours from a sensitive summit of EU leaders debating the military campaign in Libya, the euro debt crisis and nuclear safety, officials said. “All staff were warned this morning” that “remote access to emails was no longer operational,” a…

Toyota ‘likely’ to slow US production

NEW YORK – Toyota on Wednesday said it was likely to slow production at some US plants due to a shortage of parts from quake-hit Japan. “We told team members that production interruption is likely, but we don’t know how much, where or for how long,” said Toyota US spokesman…

Medical marijuana now a $1.7 billion market: report

The first ever investor-grade analysis report of the medical marijuana market in the United States found that it will soon rival the market for Viagra. The report, released Wednesday by the independent financial analysis firm See Change Strategy LLC, found that medical marijuana now has a $1.7 billion market and…

Young women continue to die locked in sweatshops, labor group warns

As the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire approaches, the Institute for Global Labor and Human Rights urged the United States to pass legislation to prevent multi-national corporations from violating internationally recognized worker rights standards, such as no child or forced labor, decent working conditions, freedom of association…

NYT’s $50 million ‘paywall’ crumbles with simple code exploit

Want to stay up-to-date with The New York Times? It used to be as simple as keying up nytimes.com. Today though, with a new “paywall” that denies access to new stories to non-subscribers, avid news junkies far and wide are facing a future where information comes at an increasingly high…

China could overtake US economy by 2030: World Bank

HONG KONG (AFP) – China could overtake the United States as the world’s largest economy if it maintains annual growth of eight percent over the next 20 years, the World Bank’s chief economist said Wednesday. China, which last year overtook Japan as the number-two economy, has already set a growth…

US judge rejects deal for Google digital book plan

NEW YORK (AFP) – A US judge dealt a major setback to Google’s plans for a vast digital library and online bookstore, rejecting a settlement hammered out by the Internet giant with authors and publishers. US District Court Judge Denny Chin on Tuesday said in a ruling 13 months after…

Japan quake damage to cost up to $309 bn: govt

OSAKA (AFP) – Japan on Wednesday said the cost of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami could hit 25 trillion yen ($309 billion), double the Kobe quake and nearly four times more than Hurricane Katrina. The total cost from collapse or damage to houses, factories and infrastructure such as roads…

Steve Jobs to be deposed in iTunes antitrust suit

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – A federal judge has cleared the way for Apple’s ailing leader Steve Jobs to be deposed in a class-action lawsuit charging the iPod maker turned iTunes into a digital music monopoly. US Magistrate Judge Howard Lloyd ruled on Monday that attorneys for the plaintiffs may question…

Oil prices climb amid Libya fighting

NEW YORK – World oil prices advanced on Tuesday as fighting raged on in Libya, a significant exporter of crude before the current crisis. In New York, crude for April delivery closed at $104 dollars a barrel, up $1.67 at the end of Monday trade. In London Brent North Sea…

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