Archive for December 16th, 2013

Judge’s inspired ruling against NSA spying

December 16, 2013
By

In a stinging rebuke to President Barack Obama’s surveillance policies, a federal judge on Monday branded the National Security Agency’s mass collection of Americans’ telephone data “almost Orwellian” and likely a violation of the Constitution. Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden cheered the ruling.
Read more »

Posted in Apple/Mac | Comments Off

Obamas will make ‘Obamacare’ pitch to moms at White House event

December 16, 2013
By

Always listen to your mother! President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will be highlighting that message Wednesday as they host a group of moms in the Oval Office to promote Obamacare.
Read more »

Posted in Apple/Mac | Comments Off

Upbeat data, deals lift Wall Street; traders keep eye on Fed

December 16, 2013
By

By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks rose on Monday after closing Friday their worst week since August as upbeat economic data from the United States and Europe boosted optimism ahead of a key Federal Reserve decision later in the week.
Read more »

Posted in Stock Market | Comments Off

US stocks up sharply at close

December 16, 2013
By

NEW YORK (AP) — Corporate deals and fresh evidence of a stronger economy are giving the stock market a jolt.
Read more »

Posted in Stock Market | Comments Off

Syrian activists: Airstrike death toll rises to 76

December 16, 2013
By

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government aircraft pounded opposition areas near the southern border with Jordan and in the northern city of Aleppo on Monday, a day after a series of airstrikes on the contested city killed at least 76 people, activists said.
Read more »

Posted in Apple/Mac | Comments Off

Harvard buildings evacuated over explosives report

December 16, 2013
By

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Four buildings on Harvard University’s campus near Boston were evacuated Monday after the school’s police department received an unconfirmed report that explosives may have been placed inside.
Read more »

Posted in Apple/Mac | Comments Off

Wall Street rises, eyes turn to Fed meeting

December 16, 2013
By

By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks rose on Monday as large deals boosted optimism after a steep decline last week, though investors remained heavily focused on an upcoming Federal Reserve policy meeting.
Read more »

Posted in Stock Market | Comments Off

Blackstone, CCMP and Investcorp in shortlist to buy Versace stake: sources

December 16, 2013
By

MILAN (Reuters) – Blackstone , CCMP Capital and Investcorp are in a shortlist to buy a minority stake in Italian fashion house Versace, three sources close to the matter said on Monday.
Read more »

Posted in Stock Market | Comments Off

Mega Millions jackpot climbs toward a new record

December 16, 2013
By

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Strong weekend Mega Millions ticket sales easily could push Tuesday’s jackpot above last year’s record $656 million prize, a lottery official said Sunday.
Read more »

Posted in Apple/Mac | Comments Off

Senior NSA agent: Edward Snowden stole ‘keys to the kingdom’

December 16, 2013
By

Washington (AFP) – US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden effectively stole the “keys to the kingdom” when he swiped more than 1.5 million top secret files, a senior National Security Agency official said in an interview aired Sunday.
Read more »

Posted in Apple/Mac | Comments Off