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  • Final Glance: Gold companies

    Shares of some top gold companies were down at the close of trading: Barrick Gold Corp. fell $.10 or .5 percent, to $18.74. Gold Fields unchanged at $3.86. GoldCorp. fell $.07 or .3 percent, to $27.41. ...

  • Business Highlights

    ___ US economy, though sluggish, may now be sturdier Out of a seemingly hollow recovery from the Great Recession, a more durable if still slow-growing U.S. economy has emerged. That conclusion, one held ...

  • Air Algerie flight AH5017 crashes: Official
    Air Algerie flight AH5017 crashes: Official

    Air Algerie flight AH5017, en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers and carrying 116 people, has crashed, an Algerian aviation official told Reuters. A search for the plane is under way.

  • Mayfly Mating Swarm at Mississippi River So Dense It Shows Up on Radar
    Mayfly Mating Swarm at Mississippi River So Dense It Shows Up on Radar

    Fair warning: Do not continue reading if bugs give you goose bumps and gross you out. We're talking lots and lots of mayflies. Mating season this summer is creating a mass buzz in the upper Mississippi River Valley. Sunday evening, wary Wisconsinites near La Crosse crawled for cover, while others caught the swarm of flies on camera.

  • As Phone Growth Slows, Carriers Turn to Tablets
    As Phone Growth Slows, Carriers Turn to Tablets

    Carriers have found the answer in tablets, which represent one of the few places where the industry can wring out a new source of revenue after the companies have nearly tapped out smartphone upgrades. Rather, the majority of tablet sales are upgrades to existing customer plans. The lifetime value of a tablet customer to a wireless carrier is $761, about one-third of that of a handset customer, according to New Street Research. "They now represent success in up-selling tablets to the base, rather than reflecting shifts in subscriber market share between carriers."

  • Comic-Con: 5 Possible Nerdgasm Moments!
    Comic-Con: 5 Possible Nerdgasm Moments!

    Comic-Con 2014 is mere hours away and comic book fans, cosplay enthusiasts and some of Hollywood biggest stars will descend upon San Diego for the annual geekapalooza!

  • Here’s why many people want their BlackBerrys back after switching to iOS and Android
    Here’s why many people want their BlackBerrys back after switching to iOS and Android

    Following the release of the original iPhone in 2007 and the subsequent launch of Android, many people with work-issued phones spent years asking for their employers to switch away from BlackBerry smartphones to more modern devices. Finally, as Apple and Google increased their focus on security and BlackBerry hit dire straights a few years ago, workers began getting what that wanted and bring your own device (BYOD) policies became more common. More recently, however, an interesting trend is being observed: Workers want their BlackBerrys back. FROM EARLIER: BlackBerry says its square phone is already stealing back iOS and Android users CIO’s Tom Kaneshige reports on an interesting phenomenon that we’ve heard rumblings of in the past. At companies where employees were permitted

  • Hamas leader calls for humanitarian truce in Gaza
    Hamas leader calls for humanitarian truce in Gaza

    By Amena Bakr DOHA (Reuters) - Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal called on Wednesday for a temporary truce to allow humanitarian relief into Gaza, but said his group would keep fighting against an Israeli offensive and would not agree to a more lasting ceasefire without full negotiation of terms. "We are very interested to have a humanitarian truce as we did last Thursday. We need the calm for a few hours to evacuate the wounded and assist in the relief... This means a real truce backed by a real relief programme offered to the people of Gaza," he said at a news conference in Qatar. The leader of the Islamist group, which controls Gaza, asked for the international community to help bring medicine, fuel and other supplies into the territory.

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