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Facebook foreclosures on the rise

In the age of the online over-share, combined with the current slew of foreclosures and mortgage drama, it may not come as too much of a shock to hear that social networking and banking have merged in a very serious way. Attorneys and mortgage lenders in Canada, New Zealand and…

Jobs barely rise, dashing hopes of economic revival

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. employment growth ground to a halt in June, with employers hiring the fewest number of workers in nine months, dampening hopes the economy was on the cusp of regaining momentum after stumbling in recent months. Nonfarm payrolls rose only 18,000, the weakest reading since September, the…

U.N. report: Renewable energy investment soars 540% since 2004

Investment in renewable energy last year amounted to a record 211 billion dollars, a rise of 32 percent over 2009 and 540 percent over 2004, a UN-backed report said on Thursday. China, investing 48.9 billion dollars, up 28 percent, accounted for more than a fifth of the total, marking a…

U.S. foresees $46 billion in 2011 military sales

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States plans to export $46.1 billion in weapons this year, nearly doubling its 2010 figures, officials said. During the fiscal year 2011, which ends September 30, Washington expects the sales of equipment and military services through its Foreign Military Sales process to grow. About 79…

Conservative think tank: Herman Cain’s rise proves the tea party is not racist

WASHINGTON – Former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain’s rise in the Republican primary polls refutes charges of racism within the tea party movement, the conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute argued Thursday. “The [tea party] movement is, in the mind of many in the Democratic Party and liberal organizations, rooted…

HIV on rise in Eastern Europe, AIDS experts warn

ALLINN (AFP) – More must be done to stem HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe, as infections continue to spiral in nations in the region, notably Russia, experts warned on Friday. “Western Europe, including southern states like Portugal that used to cause a lot of worry on HIV years ago, have been…

Kenya sees rise in elephant population despite poaching

TSAVO NATIONAL PARK, Kenya — Despite increased poaching and a recent severe drought, Kenya has recorded a rise in elephant population in its flagship park, wildlife authorities announced Saturday. Elephant population in the expansive Tsavo ecosystem in the south of the country rose to 12,572 from 11,696 three years ago…

Mind-reading phones? The tech’s evolving there

Intel research chief says rise of mobile phones helping hit goal of ‘context-aware computing’ How smart do you want your smart phone to actually be? Do you want it to read your mind, even a little bit? Intel Corp.’s research chief, Justin Rattner, says that technology has advanced to the…

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