CNNMoney; Futures pointed to a firm start to trading Friday after a three day losing streak for the markets. Investors have kept money off the table after a record breaking run. The main US indices have shot up by 20 to 30 percent supported by the Fed's stimulus...
Whitehouse.gov: "This year's theme is 'Gather Around'. It celebrates the stories and traditions that bring us together this special time of year. As members of one American family, we are united in a story built over the course of two centuries..."
Reuters: Thousands queued to say goodbye to Nelson Mandela whose body was lying in state in Pretoria in the building where the anti-apartheid hero was inaugurated in 1994 as South Africa's President...
CNN: "Even if it's not the land of opportunity it once was, the Big Mobility Scooter still has a lot going for it. In fact, there are at least 10 things by our count that you can't find as good anywhere else on earth. With the caveat that China is on a trajectory to take over at least six of these categories by 2016, we present them without further interruption..."
Reuters: The ESA launched three satellites it hopes will help understand why the magnetic field that makes human life possible on Earth appears to be weakening. Comprising the ESA's Swarm project, the satellites were launched from Russia ...
Reuters: Budget negotiators in Congress reached an agreement if approved by the House and Senate could restore some order to the nation's chaotic budget process and avoid another government shutdown January 15...
- Thai military chief rebuffs meeting request
- Rivalries among militias threaten new civil war in Libya
- Karzai rejects Elders' advice to back US deal quickly
- Blasts at Iran Embassy in Beirut kills 23 people
- Bombings kill 9 people wound 54 in northern Iraq
- Karzai criticizes civilian deaths, failure to attack militant sanctuaries
Dilbert is a big success for creator Scott Adams who started his corporate career as a bank teller in San Francisco, working his way up became a manager, got an MBA then moved on to Pacific Bell were he met the personalities who would inspire his famous comic strip...
Space: Three NASA space telescopes will give astronomers their best ever views of some of the most distant objects in the Universe. The Hubble, Spitzer, and Chandra space Telescopes will collectively observe six huge galaxy clusters over the next three years as a part of a project called The Frontier Fields...
The first photographs in 120 years showing four generations of present and future British Monarchs were released, a day after the christening of Prince George. One of the four pictures officially released to the media shows...
- Reuters: Reserchers hack Verizon femtocell, turn it into a mobile spy station
- Soccer match halted over racist abuse
- Gitmo Uighurs languish on Palau in China's shadow
- Marketwatch: 10 companies with the worst reputations
- Sea Shepherd wins Japan whalers losses
- Kissing your kids like you will never see them again
Physicists confirmed that the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the particle physics laboratory in Geneva had indeed found a Higgs boson, marking a culmination of one of the longest and most expensive searches in science...
- Bullies are not just in middle school
- Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong
- Growing push to stop workplace bullying
- Mozilla boycotts Apple because of crazy restrictions
- Buffett implores CEOs: stop complaining about uncertainty
- Scientists find signs of life in Australia going back 3.48 billion years
Reuters/Freeland: "One of the most urgent questions in economics today is the connection between inequality and growth. That is because one of the big economic facts of our tie is the surge in income disparity..."
- German union plans more strikes at Amazon.com
- China nuclear weapons stock grows and India matches Pakistan rise
- Boko Haram says it has started kidnapping women and children
- Jewish leaders alarmed by far right anti Semitism in Hungary
- Cartel dominates, torches western Mexico state
- The Street: Google has kittens
Researchers reveal that Plague may have helped finish off the Roman Empire. The Justinianic Plague killed more than 100 million people, and is confirmed to have crossed the Alps killing people in what is now Bavaria.
- Childhood bullying tied to Adolescent self-harm
- Cancer doctors protest astronomical drug costs
- Raytheon, Lockheed to get US secrets for cybersecurity
- Should science on brain injury inspire ban on boxing?
- Anti-migrant riots erupt in Moscow
- Scientists: CO2 causing oceans to acidify at an unprecedented rate
Yahoo Space: New photos released by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) show a distant active galaxy eating huge amounts of matter boosting its super energetic jets of material to extremely high levels...