California drought sets off crop-failure alarms

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTONPOST) — WILLOWS, Calif. — When the winter rains failed to arrive in this Sacramento Valley town for the third straight year, farmers tightened their belts and looked more…

Billions lost in Medicare wheelchair scam

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTONPOST) — LOS ANGELES — In the little office where they ran the scam, a cellphone would ring on Sonia Bonilla’s desk. That was the sound of good more…

Atlantic City fears closing casinos may be eyesore

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (HOSTED.AP.ORG/DYNAMIC/STORIES/U/US_CASINO_CLOSINGS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-08-17-09-52-19) — ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Before summer ends, Revel, Trump Plaza, the Showboat and the Atlantic Club will be shuttered ex-casinos, leaving Atlantic City officials looking more…

Is Soros betting on market crash?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (ZeroHedge) Back in February we observed, with some surprise, when Soros Fund Management, the investment vehicle of the famous Hungarian billionaire investor revealed in its Q4 13F that more…

Smell of dollars may catch smugglers

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BBC News) Criminals are smuggling billions in US bank notes into Mexico every year, but help could be on the way for border guards. A machine that can more…

Apple to store user data in China

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Time) Apple confirmed Friday that is has begun storing user data in servers located in China, a first for the company and a shift from the recent trend more…