SEC director with big stock holdings stirs debate

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) Keith Higgins, who runs the office that reviews public companies' books at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, reported stock holdings worth between about $2 million and more…

World's most advanced hacking spyware let loose

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Financial Times) A cyber snooping operation reminiscent of the Stuxnet worm and billed as the world's most sophisticated computer malware is targeting Russian and Saudi Arabian telecoms companies. more…

Russia might be forced to cut oil production

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (OilPrice) Russia can't balance its budget unless the average price of oil is about $100 a barrel. Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak says Moscow is considering a possible more…

Obama launches 'green' train plan for Mexico

by Steve Peacock -- One day before President Obama announced his independent action allowing illegal aliens to roam the U.S., his administration separately launched a plan to ensure Mexicans who stay in more…

Colorado approves credit union for pot stores

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Time) America's rapidly-expanding marijuana industry faces a major quandary: large, national banks are afraid to do business with cannabis businesses for fear of running afoul of strict federal more…

Hackers empty Mexican town's coffers

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Agence France-Presse) Hackers left a small Mexican town penniless after breaking into its bank accounts and stealing more than $500,000, officials said Friday. The theft took place on more…

Door opens for scrutiny of Federal Reserve

by Bob Unruh -- The new Republican majority in the Senate opens a door for a new level of scrutiny of the Federal Reserve, the quasi-public organization that largely controls U.S. monetary more…