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Massive cyber attack breached 75,000 PCs around the world

Coordinated cyberattacks launched from Europe and China breached computers at firms and government agencies worldwide in the past 18 months, The Wall Street Journal reported. The Journal quoted computer security firm NetWitness as saying the attacks made mountains of data vulnerable to mining by hackers, although the damage had yet…

New York Times reporter accused of plagiarism resigns

WASHINGTON — A Wall Street and finance reporter for The New York Times accused of plagiarism has resigned, the newspaper reported. Zachery Kouwe, who joined the Times in 2008 from the New York Post, resigned on Tuesday, the Times said, citing “two people briefed on the matter.” The newspaper said…

Rumsfeld sent Bush 2005 WSJ op-ed dismissing torture allegations

US troop death toll reached 2,000 on same day Rumsfeld wrote letter Amidst a new batch of torture-related documents released to the American Civil Liberties Union on Monday, a letter bearing former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s signature stands out. On October 25, 2005, Rumsfeld wrote to President George W.…

Labor unions mull challenging Blue Dog Dems in primaries

Union leaders in the AFL-CIO are considering supporting challengers to centrist Democrats in this year’s mid-term elections. Disappointed with Blue Dogs who helped foil the unions’ hoped-for agenda in President Obama’s first year, leaders of unions such as the United Steelworkers and AFSCME are considering supporting more union-friendly and more…

Wall Street’s payout for 2009: $145 billion

Banks poised to start fearmongering campaign about Obama’s bailout fee If you still needed statistical proof that the folks on Wall Street have become entirely detached from reality in the wake of the massive taxpayer-funded bailout of their colossal mistakes, here it is. The 38 largest financial institutions on Wall…

Tea Party Nation convention only has room for friendly press

After taking some heat for barring the press altogether from their upcoming convention in Nashville, the organizers of the Nationwide Tea Party Convention say they will open the doors to the media — but not all the media. In a statement on its Web site Thursday, the Tea Party Nation…

Reports: Guard, gunman killed in shootout at Las Vegas federal building

UPDATE III: Gunman fought government over social security payments “Johnny Lee Wicks, identified as the man who opened fire at the federal courthouse Monday morning in downtown Las Vegas, has been at odds with the federal government over Social Security benefits for about two years,” Steve Green reports for the…

58%: Bush years ‘awful, not so good’

Most believe moral values suffered under Bush, poll says WASHINGTON — The jury is in on the Bush decade, and it’s not looking good. At least according to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll. A decisive 58 percent of respondents described the 2000-2009 years as “awful” or “not so good.”…

Wall Street Journal editor added attack by Limbaugh to Kennedy obituary

It’s not just Fox News anymore. News Corporation, controlled by the Australian-born media mogul Rupert Murdoch, has placed a conservative editor in a key post within The Wall Street Journal, the business newspaper it bought in 2007. The editor, Gerard Baker, is credited with infecting the once staid and Pulitzer-prize…

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