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  • Early Glance: Railroad companies

    Shares of some top railroad companies are up at 10 a.m.: CSX rose $.12 or .4 percent, to $28.50. Canadian National Railway Co. rose $.39 or .7 percent, to $55.55. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. rose $1.97 ...

  • Today in History

    Today is Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year.

  • President Jimmy Carter: ‘I Consider Myself a Feminist’
    President Jimmy Carter: ‘I Consider Myself a Feminist’

    Since he left office in 1981, President Jimmy Carter has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, founded a nongovernmental center to address global public policy, and written 28 books. He considers his latest one – “A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power” -- “by far the most important book I’ve ever written in [...]

  • Constitution Check: Does the Second Amendment need to be amended?
    Constitution Check: Does the Second Amendment need to be amended?

    Lyle Denniston looks at recent statements from retired Justice John Paul Stevens about limiting gun rights, and a political reality that runs counter to that idea.

  • Here are all the passwords you need to change right now because of Heartbleed
    Here are all the passwords you need to change right now because of Heartbleed

    By now, we all know what a huge deal Heartbleed is. The massive vulnerability in OpenSSL protocol impacted 66% of all sites on the Internet at the time of its discovery, and now companies are scrambling to fix the issue. Most big companies seem to have done a pretty good job of acting quickly, but this bug is several years old so users have been at risk for quite some time regardless of how quickly a site might have patched the flaw. As such, the cybersecurity experts at LWG Consulting have compiled a great list of all the huge sites that were impacted by Heartbleed. Do you have accounts on any of the sites listed below? Change your password immediately —

  • Have an extra $1,500 lying around? Anyone can buy Google Glass right now
    Have an extra $1,500 lying around? Anyone can buy Google Glass right now

    If geek is the new chic, it doesn’t get any more chic than Google Glass. Google’s connected eyewear represents the company’s first attack on the emerging wearables market. While most other companies are content to start with wrist-worn fitness trackers and smartwatches, Google has taken a much more interesting approach by slapping a display on face-mounted hardware. The result is a unique experience with plenty of fascinating use cases. Exactly when Google plans to make Glass widely available to the public is still unclear. Also unclear is the launch price of the device. For a limited time, however, the early “Explorer” version of Google Glass has been made available to anyone with a credit card. Google Glass was previously available to

  • Crimeans find their new lives in Russia harder than expected

    A month on from their referendum to join Russia, Crimeans ought to be looking north to the mainland with some satisfaction. Kiev is mobilizing troops to oust them, raising the possibility that Russia will respond with military intervention. But for Crimeans, now safely ensconced in Russia's embrace, all is now good. Shopkeepers post prices in both Russian rubles and Ukrainian hryvnia, and have to resort to hand calculators to make change.

  • Little-Known Legal Challenge That Could Torpedo Obamacare
    Little-Known Legal Challenge That Could Torpedo Obamacare

    While the Supreme Court considers one challenge to a provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a federal appeals court located just blocks away is contemplating a separate challenge that could have much more dire consequences for the future of the law. “What you’re asking...

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