- Rudder problem, pilot actions led to Indonesia AirAsia crash
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Tuesday - 12/01/2015 - 06:42 AM
A rudder control system problem that had occurred 23 times in the previous 12 months coupled with the pilots' response led to last year's crash of an AirAsia plane th…
- Eurozone bailout fund releases money for ailing Greek bank
Business Insider, Tuesday - 12/01/2015 - 05:34 AM
Europe's eurozone bailout institution has approved a 2.72 billion euro ($2.88 billion) disbursement to recapitalize Greece's ailing Piraeus Bank. The amount is part of 10 billion euros set aside for Greek banks under the country's third international bailout, which was agreed on this year. The fund, called European Stability Mechanism, said Tuesday that Piraeus had covered about 2.2 billion euros of a 4.93 billion euro shortfall identified during recent stress tests on Greek banks, and that the stability mechanism would provide the remaining amount.
- Luke Bracey says 'Point Break' remake bigger and better
Business Insider, Tuesday - 12/01/2015 - 05:33 AM
Hollywood actor Luke Bracey says the remake of the action crime thriller "Point Break" is bigger and better because it's got heaps of extreme sports that weren't even invented when the original 1991 hit came out. Bracey is the new Johnny Utah, the FBI agent played by Keanu Reeves in the 1991 movie who goes undercover among a gang of surfers led by Patrick Swayze.
- Britain's major banks pass stress tests
Associated Press, Tuesday - 12/01/2015 - 04:33 AM
The Bank of England says the country's seven biggest lenders have passed stress tests designed to see if they withstand deterioration in global economic conditions.
- From racing to rum, things to know about year-end tax breaks
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Tuesday - 12/01/2015 - 03:26 AM
It's December, when Congress typically passes a last-minute package of temporary tax breaks, sparing millions of businesses and individuals from unwanted tax increases just w…
- Express Scripts offers low-cost alternative to Turing drug
Miami Herald, Tuesday - 12/01/2015 - 12:07 AM
The nation's biggest pharmacy benefits manager is muscling back into the debate over soaring drug costs by promoting a less-expensive alternative to a life-saving medicine with a list price of $750 per pill. …
- New York Alzheimer's Chapter Splits from Federation
Wall Street Journal, Monday - 11/30/2015 - 10:47 PM
Group rejects proposed consolidation into a nationwide, legal entity.
- Samsung replaces mobile chief as smartphone lead dwindles
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Monday - 11/30/2015 - 10:02 PM
Samsung is replacing its mobile president at Samsung Electronics for the first time in six years.
- Testing finds no nuke-disaster radiation in Alaska seafood
Daily Oklahoman, Monday - 11/30/2015 - 06:21 PM
Alaska seafood has not been tainted by the Fukushima nuclear disaster four years ago, according to test results announced Monday by a state agency. Alaska health authorities working with the federal Food and Drug Administration pronounced Alaska salmon, cod, halibut and other species free from radioactive contamination connected to the power plant damaged in Japan more than four years ago. A 9.0 earthquake on March 11, 2011, generated a 130-foot wave that devastated 217 square miles in Japan.
- EPA boosts amount of ethanol in gasoline supply
Associated Press, Monday - 11/30/2015 - 02:48 PM
The Obama administration is boosting the amount of corn-based ethanol and other renewable fuels in the U. S. gasoline supply. That's despite sustained opposition by an unusual alliance of oil companies, environmentalists and some GOP presidential candidates.
- Info on 5 million VTech customers and kids exposed in breach
Daily Oklahoman, Monday - 11/30/2015 - 02:16 PM
Kid's technology maker VTech says the personal information of about 5 million of its customers and their children may have been stolen by hackers. The Hong Kong-based company disclosed the breach of a customer database late last week, but didn't say how many people could be affected until Monday. The affected database includes the names, birthdates and genders of child users. It also includes adult user information including names, email addresses, passwords, secret questions and answers for password retrieval, IP addresses, mailing addresses and download histories. The database doesn't contain any credit card numbers. The company says it's contacted all of the affected users by email and has temporarily suspended some of its websites as a precaution. VTech makes a variety of popular tech-related toys including tablets and smartwatches.
- Pink named UNICEF ambassador in fight to end child hunger
Business Insider, Monday - 11/30/2015 - 09:49 AM
Trailblazing pop star Pink saw firsthand severely malnourished children during a recent visit to Haiti as a part of a UNICEF program to provide therapeutic food packets to children in need. The singer, whose given name is Alecia Moore, was named a UNICEF ambassador Monday to help promote a new effort to encourage physical activity in young children in the United States and at the same time raise money for nutritional, vitamin-rich peanut paste to be delivered to hungry children all over the world."I got to watch mommas learning how to feed it to their kids," Moore said during a phone interview from California.