Wal-Mart stock dives, recovers

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Business Insider) A Bloomberg News story asserting that Wal-Mart is "cutting orders as unsold merchandise piles up in stores" sent shares of the retailing giant tanking briefly, falling more…

USPS seeks 3-cent increase for 1st-class mail

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) The financially struggling Postal Service is seeking a 3-cent increase in the cost of mailing a letter -- and that would raise the price of a more…

State law raises minimum hourly wage to $10

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) California has become the first state in the nation to commit to raising the minimum wage to $10 per hour, although the increase will take place gradually more…

Hackers crack iPhone's fingerprint scanner

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Wired) Just a few days after Apple unveiled its new iPhone with a fingerprint ID scanner, German researchers say they've cracked the scanner using a fake rubber print. more…

Poachers kill 90 elephants with cyanide

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NBC NEWS) Almost 90 elephants have been slaughtered by poachers who poisoned them with industrial cyanide, authorities in Zimbabwe said Wednesday. Rangers in the Hwange National Park discovered more…

Delaying Obamacare could save $35.4 billion

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNS News) — As Sen. Ted Cruz R-TX prepares for his filibuster of the Obamacare defunding bill that passed the House, the Urban Institute noted that delaying the more…

'Massive fraud' at center of BofA trial

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) - Bank of America Corp's Countrywide unit placed profits over quality in a "massive fraud" selling shoddy mortgages to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, a U.S. government lawyer said on more…