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LA Hospital Pays Hackers Nearly $17,000 To Restore Computer Network

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 8:08pm

Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center paid the ransom of 40 bitcoins — currently worth $16,664 dollars — after the system was infiltrated by hackers.

Iran To Countries Capping Oil Output: Good For You! But Not For Us

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 4:42pm

Iran applauded the effort led by Saudi Arabia and Russia to freeze oil production at January levels. But it would not commit itself to participating in plans to cap oil output to drive up prices.

Apple, The FBI And iPhone Encryption: A Look At What's At Stake

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 3:18pm

The Justice Department wants Apple to help investigators get around iPhone security features so that the FBI can access data belonging to one of the San Bernardino killers. Apple is firmly opposed.

Top Wonks Take Aim At Sanders Economic Estimates

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 2:05pm

Ex-chairs of the Council of Economic Advisers are blasting an analysis from UMass-Amherst professor Gerald Friedman that Bernie Sanders' camp has praised recently. Do their opinions matter to voters?

Bailed Out In 2012, Spanish Bank Says It Will Repay Investors, With Interest

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 10:16am

Bankia says small investors "will quickly and easily recoup 100 percent of their investments plus compensatory interest" — hopefully within 15 days.

Taxpayers Confused By Late Health Law Forms

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 9:55am

Employers, insurers, Medicare and Medicaid are required to send taxpayers a form showing whether they had health care coverage, but the government has pushed back the deadline for the forms.

A Privacy Advocate's View Of Ordering Apple To Help Unlock Shooter's iPhone

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 8:43am

Marc Rotenberg of the Electronic Privacy Information Center says the implication, if Apple did unlock the San Bernardino gunman's phone, is that future phones would have to have a built-in back door.

Apple Resists Judge's Unprecedented Order To Unlock Shooter's iPhone

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 8:43am

Marc Rotenberg of the Electronic Privacy Information Center says the implication, if Apple did unlock the San Bernardino gunman's phone, is that future phones would have to have a built-in back door.

Apple Opposes Judge's Order To Help FBI Unlock San Bernardino Shooter's Phone

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 5:11am

Apple has said it can't access data on its phones running iOS 8 or higher — and doesn't intend to try.

Anti-Trump Voices Grow Louder In Scotland After Development Rift

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 4:15am

Donald Trump promised to bring thousands of jobs and tourism to Aberdeen. A decade later, he has angered the neighbors of his luxury golf course. "He promises the earth, delivers nothing," says one.

U.S.-Cuba Air Travel Deal Will Help Caribbean Service, JetBlue Says

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 4:15am

Commercial flights between the U.S. and Cuba are set to resume for the first time in more than 50 years. David Greene talks to Scott Laurence, senior vice president for JetBlue.

Crude Oil Thefts Rise In Texas As Low Prices Force Job Cuts

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 4:15am

Oil prices continue to hover near lows not seen in years. It might be surprising then to learn that the theft of oil is up. Oil companies in Texas are lobbying for higher penalties against thieves.

Anti-Trump Voices Grow Louder After Scotland Development Rift

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 4:15am

Donald Trump promised to bring thousands of jobs and tourism to Aberdeen. A decade later, he has angered the neighbors of his luxury golf course, divided the town and turned supporters against him.

Trump Opponents Try To Build Eminent Domain Into S.C. Primary Issue

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 4:14am

Ahead of this weekend's Republican primary in South Carolina, a campaign ad by Sen. Ted Cruz is trying to use Donald Trump's support of eminent domain against the GOP front-runner.

From The Ashes Of Some Coal Plants, New Energy Rises

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 3:57am

For decades, coal was king of electricity generation in the U.S., but that's changing. Across the country coal power plants are being replaced with generators that run on cleaner burning natural gas.

OPEC Tries To Freeze Oil Output, But Most Say Effort Will Melt Away

Tue, 02/16/2016 - 4:55pm

Drivers may start to see an uptick in gas prices, but the cause won't be OPEC, analysts say. Prices will drift up with a switch to pricier summer blends, not because OPEC gets its act together.

Major Producers Work On Agreement To Freeze Oil Production

Tue, 02/16/2016 - 3:26pm

The price of oil is up on news that four major producers are talking about freezing production at January levels. Saudi Arabia, Russia, Venezuela and Qatar want to limit production to see if they can put a floor under oil prices and maybe move them up. But they will need cooperation from Iran and Iraq, which will be hard to achieve.

How Major Chinese Banks Help Sell Knock-Offs

Tue, 02/16/2016 - 3:26pm

Leading banks in China are facilitating the sale of counterfeit handbags, clothes and other knock-off goods online, by hosting bank accounts for bogus manufacturers.

With Special Tax Suspended, Medical Device Firms Reap Big Savings

Tue, 02/16/2016 - 3:26pm

The medical device industry is enjoying a two-year moratorium on a tax that was created to support the Affordable Care Act. Are firms using their savings to create more jobs, as many claim?

Study: Program To Protect Fish Is Saving Fishermen's Lives, Too

Tue, 02/16/2016 - 6:00am

Catch share programs — where fishermen are allotted a set quota of the catch --reduce the notoriously risky behavior fishermen are known for, like sailing in stormy weather, a new study finds.

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