Netflix traffic throttled by broadband companies

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (ZeroHedge) For years, the Netflix streaming business has been growing like a parasite, happy to piggyback on established broadband infrastructures, where the broadband companies themselves have becomes competitors more…

IRS 'trusted partner' is Obamacare propaganda tool

by Chelsea Schilling -- A purportedly "objective" think tank and taxpayer-funded federal contractor – described by the IRS as its "trusted partner" – is acting as the Obama administration's propaganda tool for more…

'We need the iPhone of guns'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Washington Post) One of California's largest firearm stores recently added a peculiar new gun to its shelves. It requires an accessory: a black waterproof watch. The watch's primary more…

Sebelius: 'No evidence' Obamacare costs jobs

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Washington Post) Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius said Monday that there is zero evidence of job losses occurring as a result of the new federal more…

Pope eyes finance branch overhaul

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) Pope Francis penned a new missive on the injustices of poverty Wednesday amid indications he is eyeing a major overhaul of the Vatican's financial house by more…

Leak makes home appliances susceptible to hijacks

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Ars Technica) Security researchers have taken the unusual step of recommending that people stop using Belkin's WeMo home automation products after uncovering a variety of vulnerabilities that attackers more…

Americans taking on debt at scary high rates

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Time) Americans are known risk-takers when it comes to their personal finances. While consumer spending has traditionally been one of the great engines of the U.S. economy, it more…

Is Beijing's love for Treasurys waning?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) China sold almost $48 billion worth of U.S. Treasurys in December, the most in two years. A huge sum but not a sign that China is about more…

Stocks close near session lows

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) Stocks finished near session lows in volatile trading Wednesday, with the Nasdaq snapping an eight-day winning streak, as investors digested minutes from the Fed's latest policy meeting. more…