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Union leader: Apple is ‘unpatriotic’

International Brotherhood of Teamsters President James Hoffa called Apple Inc. and other big American businesses “unpatriotic” on Sunday morning for placing jobs overseas instead of in America. Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union, Hoffa told host Candy Crowley that when the tech giant does something, “They do it in…

Union leader: Apple is ‘unpatriotic’

International Brotherhood of Teamsters President James Hoffa called Apple Inc. and other big American businesses “unpatriotic” on Sunday morning for placing jobs overseas instead of in America. Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union, Hoffa told host Candy Crowley that when the tech giant does something, “They do it in…

London police arrest ‘Anonymous’ hacker involved in HBGary cyber attack

Two men have been arrested in the UK for participating in cyber attacks performed by the hacktivist groups LulzSec and ‘Anonymous’ under the cover of the online identity “Kayla.” The two men, aged 24 and 20, were arrested separately by the Metropolitan Police Service’s Central e-Crime Unit on Friday for…

DeMint: It will be ‘hard’ to watch Obama’s job speech

Tea party favorite Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) said Sunday that it was going to be “hard” to watch President Barack Obama give a speech on job creation to a joint session of Congress, calling it “pandering.” “I’m so tired of his speeches, it’s going to be hard for me to…

Fox guest: For economy to recover, get rid of minimum wage

In the mind of business analyst Gary B. Smith, the only way the American economy will recover is “to ditch the minimum wage.” Appearing on Fox News’ Bulls and Bears Saturday afternoon, Smith was not holding back in his disgust on a key component of employee law. “Minimum wage is…

Fox guest: For economy to recover, get rid of minimum wage

In the mind of business analyst Gary B. Smith, the only way the American economy will recover is “to ditch the minimum wage.” Appearing on Fox News’ Bulls and Bears Saturday afternoon, Smith was not holding back in his disgust on a key component of employee law. “Minimum wage is…

Tropical Storm Lee makes landfall in Louisiana

MIAMI — Tropical Storm Lee made landfall in the southern US state of Louisiana on Sunday, bringing with it torrential rains threatening floods in parts of the country, US government forecasters said. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has declared a state of emergency, saying flooding was the state’s “primary concern.” Lee…

Leaked cable: Ex-Blackwater guards kept working in Iraq

BAGHDAD — A leaked US diplomatic cable says that “hundreds” of former employees of Blackwater, which was barred from Iraq over a deadly 2007 shooting, later worked with other firms guarding US diplomats here. Iraq announced in January 2009 that it would not renew Blackwater’s operating licence due to a…

New Orleans braces for Tropical Storm Lee

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – New Orleans, devastated by Hurricane Katrina six years ago, faced a new threat on Saturday from Tropical Storm Lee, which was set to challenge the city’s flood defenses with an onslaught of heavy rain. The storm was expected to bring up to 20 inches of rain…

Palin: ‘Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers’

Former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin usually never lacks in expressing her opinion. But the conservative figure still has not given a clear answer on whether she would run for president or not. Speaking at the Tea Party rally in Indianola, Iowa, Palin displayed her usual folky nature, criticizing President Obama again for the…

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