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  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage decreases

    A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on Nasdaq at the close of trading: Barrett Business Services Inc. fell 58.9 percent to $18.28. Xoom Corp. fell 25.9 percent to $14.41. EPIQ Systems Inc. fell ...

  • This is the incredible ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ trailer you’ve been waiting for
    This is the incredible ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ trailer you’ve been waiting for

    Marvel hosted on event on Tuesday, during which it shared release dates for 11 new movies coming out between now and the end of 2019. It’s true that we have a painfully long wait until Avengers: Infinity War parts I and II hit theaters in May 2018 and May 2019, respectively, but there’s still plenty to be excited about between then and now. And the next big release in Marvel’s superhero movie lineup is shaping up to be a jaw-dropper. FROM EARLIER: Marvel holds a huge event and drops release dates for 11 new movies Avengers: Age of Ultron is one of the most hotly anticipated movies of 2015, and it will almost certainly be among the top grossing films of the

  • Scary new malware uses a Gmail trick to steal your data
    Scary new malware uses a Gmail trick to steal your data

    A new piece of malware that can spy on a user’s computer has been discovered, Wired reports, with researchers also having found a clever way for the program to communicate with its creators: Google’s popular Gmail email service. FROM EARLIER: You can force your way into Google’s Inbox even without an invite Security startup Shape Security says it found a new strain of malware that’s able to read instructions from Gmail drafts and respond to the hacker’s commands without the user actually noticing anything happening on the computer. “What we’re seeing here is command and control that’s using a fully allowed service, and that makes it superstealthy and very hard to identify,” Shape security researcher Wade Williamson said. “It’s stealthily passing

  • Hong Kong protests a 'national security issue' for China
    Hong Kong protests a 'national security issue' for China

    By Clare Baldwin HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests have escalated into a national security issue threatening Chinese sovereignty over the Asian financial center, a delegate to China's rubber-stamp parliament said on Thursday. Businessman and lawmaker Michael Tien Puk-sun said support for Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying was crucial to the city's future stability and there was no longer any room to remain neutral. The protesters have blocked key intersections for a month in their demand for fully-democratic elections for the city's next chief executive in 2017. ...

  • Viral video documents New York street harassment
    Viral video documents New York street harassment

    NEW YORK (AP) — A video recording the comments a woman hears as she walks around the nation's biggest city is a testament to the pervasiveness of street harassment women face, its creators said Wednesday.

  • On Politics: Obama, Christie and Ebola
    On Politics: Obama, Christie and Ebola

    Somehow, Chris Christie has again managed to make himself the most talked-about Republican in the country on the eve of an election in which he isn't on the ballot.

  • Russia eyes railway-for-resources project with North Korea
    Russia eyes railway-for-resources project with North Korea

    Russia is eyeing a project worth about $25 billion to overhaul North Korea's railway network in return for access to mineral resources in the hermit state, Moscow's government daily reported on Thursday. The mammoth project would involve the modernisation of about 3,000 kilometres (1,875 miles) of the Stalinist nation's ageing railroads over a 20-year period, minister for development of Far Eastern Russia Alexander Galushka told state-run Rossiskaya Gazeta. The railway upgrades would focus first on the sections near deposits of natural resources, said the minister. North Korea is thought to be lying on vast reserves of resources, including uranium, iron ore, magnesium and other minerals.

  • 'Ambulance drone' prototype unveiled in Holland
    'Ambulance drone' prototype unveiled in Holland

    A Dutch-based student on Tuesday unveiled a prototype of an "ambulance drone", a flying defibrillator able to reach heart attack victims within precious life-saving minutes. Developed by Belgian engineering graduate Alec Momont, it can fly at speeds of up to 100 kilometres per hour (60 miles per hour). "Around 800,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest in the European Union every year and only 8.0 percent survive," Momont, 23, said at the TU Delft University. "The main reason for this is the relatively long response time of emergency services of around 10 minutes, while brain death and fatalities occur with four to six minutes," he said in a statement.

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