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FIFA Rocked as U.S. Charges 14 in Corruption Investigation FIFA Rocked as U.S. Charges 14 in Corruption Investigation

The following is an excerpt from ARUNA VISWANATHA, JOSHUA ROBINSON and CHRISTOPHER M. MATTHEWS | May 27, 2015 | WSJ.com | U.S. authorities on Wednesday charged nine soccer officials and five others on broad corruption charges accusing them of a 24-year scheme to enrich themselves through FIFA, the sport’s top governing body. Seven of those charged were arrested earlier Wednesday at an upmarket hotel in Zurich, Switzerland, where FIFA was also hit by a separate criminal probe related to the allocation of ... Read More

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Federal Government Announces Plan To Bolster Honeybee, Butterfly Populations Federal Government Announces Plan To Bolster Honeybee, Butterfly Populations

The following is an excerpt from Associated Press | May 19, 2015 | Foxnews.com | WASHINGTON – The federal government hopes to reverse America's declining honeybee and monarch butterfly populations by making more federal land bee-friendly, spending more money on research and considering the use of less pesticides. Scientists say bees -- crucial to pollinate many crops -- have been hurt by a combination of declining nutrition, mites, disease, and pesticides. The federal plan is an "all hands on deck" strategy that ... Read More

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Owner of Anonymous Hackers-for-Hire Site Steps Forward Owner of Anonymous Hackers-for-Hire Site Steps Forward

The following is an excerpt from Matthew Goldstein | May 12, 2015 | Nytimes.com | He calls himself an ethical hacker who helps companies and individuals fight back against the bad guys operating online. Over the years, Charles Tendell also has emerged as a commentator in the news media about the threat posed by overseas hackers and is a former co-host of an online radio show about security. But behind the scenes, Mr. Tendell, a Colorado resident and a decorated Iraq War ... Read More

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Cashing In On Millennials: Goldman’s Best Stocks To Benefit From Young Money Cashing In On Millennials: Goldman’s Best Stocks To Benefit From Young Money

The following is an excerpt from Samantha Sharf | May 13, 2015 | Forbes.com | Monday Goldman Sachs released its fifth report in a research series on Millennials – adults born after 1980. The latest installment studies the rise of the Millennial parent, aka “Millennial Moms.” The firm has also looked at how the generation consumes apparel, fitness and food as well as how they are likely to behave as home buyers. In the past I argued that Goldman Sachs doesn’t understand ... Read More

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China Halts New Policy on Tech for Banks China Halts New Policy on Tech for Banks

The following is an excerpt from PAUL MOZUR and JANE PERLEZ | April 16, 2015 | Nytimes.com | HONG KONG — China has suspended a policy that would have effectively pushed foreign technology companies out of the country’s banking sector, according to a note sent by Chinese regulators to banks. Dated Monday, the letter called for banks to “suspend implementation” of the rules, which have been at the center of a brewing trade conflict between the United States and China. The rules, ... Read More

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You Will Have to Wait Until After May to Buy an Apple Watch in a Store You Will Have to Wait Until After May to Buy an Apple Watch in a Store

The following is an excerpt from Daniel Bean | April 16, 2015 | Yahoo.com | The six percent of Americans that are reportedly planning to get an Apple Watch will likely have to wait until summer to buy one in a four-walled Apple store. A memo, written by Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts and obtained by The Telegraph, outlines the company’s plan to exclusively take orders for the Watch online “through the month of May.” After that, presumably, customers will be able to ... Read More

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White House Resumes Military Aid to Egypt White House Resumes Military Aid to Egypt

The following is an excerpt from Elliot Hannon | March 31, 2015 | Slate.com | The U.S. ended its year-and-a-half–long hold on military aid to Egypt on Tuesday, putting an end to sanctions that were imposed in the wake of the military coup that led to the overthrow and imprisonment of President Mohammed Morsi in 2013. President Obama announced the administration’s change of heart during a phone call with Morsi's successor, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Withholding military support for the longtime ... Read More

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Apple’s Updated MacBook Pro With Force Touch Is The New No-Compromise MacBook Apple’s Updated MacBook Pro With Force Touch Is The New No-Compromise MacBook

The following is an excerpt from Dan Ackerman | March 17, 2015 | cnet.com | The Good Apple adds new Intel CPUs, faster memory, longer battery life and its new Force Touch trackpad to the standard 13-inch MacBook Pro, which keeps its generous selection of ports. The Bad The 2015 updates make only a minor difference to the hands-on experience, while similar high-end 13-inch laptops continue to get thinner and lighter. The Bottom Line While the upcoming 12-inch MacBook has all the buzz, this ... Read More

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Bank Of America Reverses Q3 Profit To A Loss Due To Currency Probe Bank Of America Reverses Q3 Profit To A Loss Due To Currency Probe

The following is an excerpt from Steve Schaefer | November 6, 2014 | Forbes.com | Suddenly, Citigroup's C -0.06% revision to its already-reported third-quarter results doesn’t look so bad after Bank of America BAC +0.12% pulled the same move Thursday. Bank of America lowered its third-quarter figures to a net loss of $232 million, or 4 cents per share, citing a $400 million charge due to legal costs associated with efforts to settle matters tied to its currency business. On Oct. 15, ... Read More

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Japan Scientists Make See-Through Mice Japan Scientists Make See-Through Mice

The following is an excerpt from AFP.com | November 06, 2014 | Invisibility may still be the stuff of fictional works like Harry Potter, but researchers in Japan have developed a way to make mice almost totally transparent. Using a method that almost completely removes colour from tissue -- and kills the mouse in the process -- researchers say they can now examine individual organs or even whole bodies without slicing into them, offering a "bigger picture" view of the problems they are ... Read More

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