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Tough Day on Markets Upended by NYSE Outage

July 9, 2015 | by Matthew Craft, AP Business Writer | Comments

The New York Stock Exchange stopped trading in the late morning Wednesday because of a technical problem, though NYSE-listed shares continued to trade on other exchanges.  The exchange said on its official Twitter feed that the issue was internal and not related to a breach of its systems. As of 2:05 p.m. Eastern, about two and half hours after the halt was announced, trading had not yet resumed on the NYSE.

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Drought-Plagued California Readies for El Nino Storms

September 2, 2015 8:59 am | by Amy Taxin, Associated Press | Comments

While drought-plagued California is eager for rain, the forecast of a potentially Godzilla-like El Nino event has communities clearing out debris basins, urging residents to stock up on emergency supplies and even talking about how a deluge could affect the 50th Super Bowl.

Street Stalls Show Shifting Face of North Korean Economy

September 2, 2015 8:05 am | by Eric Talmadge, Associated Press | Comments

Street stalls that offer North Koreans a place to spend - or make - money on everything from snow cones to DVDs are flourishing in Pyongyang and other North Korean cities, modest but growing forms of private commerce in a country where capitalism is officially anathema.


China Urged to Free Reporter Detained for Stock Market Story

September 2, 2015 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Committee to Protect Journalists is urging Chinese authorities to release a reporter accused of spreading false information on the country's stock market meltdown, calling it the latest act of media intimidation by President Xi Jinping's administration.


Italy's Eni Finds 'Supergiant' Natural Gas Field off Egypt

September 2, 2015 7:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Italian energy company Eni SpA announced Sunday it has discovered a "supergiant" natural gas field off Egypt, describing it as the "largest-ever" found in the Mediterranean Sea.


Continuity Insights Remembers John M. Stagl

September 1, 2015 8:42 am | by Robert Nakao, Publisher, Continuity Insights | Comments

A note from our publisher.


Californians Cut Water Without State Imposing Fines

September 1, 2015 8:00 am | by Scott Smith, Associated Press | Comments

For the second straight month, Californians exceeded hefty water conservation mandates during the relentless drought without the state imposing fines, officials said.


Scientists, Tribe Study Shrinking Washington State Glacier

September 1, 2015 7:45 am | by Phuong Le, Associated Press | Comments

Mauri Pelto digs his crampons into the steep icy slope on Mount Baker in Washington state and watches as streams of water cascade off the thick mass of bare, bluish ice. Every 20 yards, the water carves vertical channels in the face of the glacier as it rushes downstream.


Secrets Have Long Slipped into State Department E-mail

September 1, 2015 7:30 am | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | Comments

During the 2012 attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, State Department officials in Washington were emailing one another with updates in real time. Embedded in those messages were nuggets of classified information, including an apparent reference to a CIA facility that was a closely guarded secret.


Young Lebanese Activists Challenge Old Political Class

September 1, 2015 7:00 am | by Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press | Comments

First they egged the prime minister's building. Then they dumped some of the garbage piling up on Beirut's streets outside the home of the environment minister, furious the government couldn't get its act together to find a solution when Lebanon's main landfill shut down.


University Student Pleads Guilty to Making Android Spy App

August 27, 2015 8:15 am | by Joe Mandak, Associated Press | Comments

A Carnegie Mellon University student who hoped to sell enough malicious software to infect 450,000 Google Android smartphones pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal law meant to prevent hacking of phones and computers.


On Mississippi's Shore, What Katrina Erased Not Yet Replaced

August 27, 2015 8:00 am | by Jeff Amy, Associated Press | Comments

Between Mississippi's seashore and the railroad tracks a little ways inland, where Hurricane Katrina all but erased a neighborhood 10 years ago, Efrem Garza and a handful of other homeowners are still resettling a frontier.


California Land Quickly Sinking in Drought Costs Farmers

August 27, 2015 7:45 am | by Scott Smith, Associated Press | Comments

Land in Central California's agricultural region is sinking so quickly because of the state's historic drought that it is forcing farmers to spend millions of dollars upgrading irrigation canals and putting roads, bridges and other infrastructure at risk.


China Says It Has Arrested 15,000 People for Cybercrimes

August 27, 2015 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Authorities launched a six-month special operation to clean the Internet in July, but some of the cases date back as far as December.


Abandoned Chicago Railway Reborn as Commuter Corridor

August 27, 2015 7:15 am | by Jason Keyser, Associated Press | Comments

On an abandoned Chicago railway line cutting between the treetops, bike commuters zip by walkers and joggers, all traversing a ribbon of concrete undulating through a lush landscape where clattering freight cars once ferried everything from coal to furniture.


Obama Sheds Summer Curse, Just in Time for Daunting Fall

August 27, 2015 7:00 am | by Julie Pace, AP White House Correspondent | Comments

President Barack Obama may have finally shed his summer curse - just in time for a daunting fall.



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