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Travelers left behind a record $531,395.22 in loose change at security checkpoints in US airports in fiscal 2012, the Transportation Security Administration says.
In a report to Congress, seen by the Washington Post, the TSA said more than $10,000 in change was forgotten at each of 13 major airports in such cities as New York, Dallas, Atlanta and San Francisco.
Passengers at Miami International Airport, a prime gateway for Latin American travellers, left $39,613, more than at any other airport.
The total amount collected included about $32,000 in foreign currency, the Post reported Friday.
Under US law, the TSA — with a $7.6 billion budget for the fiscal 2012 year that ended September 30 — is supposed to spend any loose change it finds on civil aviation security.
But on Tuesday, the House of Representative passed a resolution calling for the cash to go to non-profit groups that assist travelling military personnel and their families.
Nickels, dimes and quarters aren’t the only things TSA agents come across at security checkpoints.
Last week alone, they discovered 34 firearms — 27 of them loaded — as well as 22 stun guns in carry-on baggage, the federal agency said last Friday.
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Merrill Newman -- the 85-year-old American detained by North Korean authorities earlier this fall -- has been "deported from a humanitarian viewpoint," North Korea's state-run KCNA news agency reported early Saturday.
Cloud storage startup Box, launched from a college dorm in 2005, has raised $100 million in new capital to help fund a global expansion.
The latest funding gives Box, which competes with firms like Dropbox as well as Google and Microsoft, a value of some $2 billion, according to the news blog TechCrunch.
Box said in a statement late Thursday that the new capital comes from Japanese partners Itochu Technology Ventures, Inc., Macnica, and Mitsui USA and MKI; European firm Telefonica; Australia’s Telstra, and other investors.
“The combination of cloud and mobile technologies creates an entirely new way of working that will fundamentally reshape the IT industry,” said Aaron Levie, co-founder and chief executive of Box.
Levie said in a blog post that the company is “working to support and reach enterprises everywhere in the world.”
It currently is offered in 13 languages in addition to English and some 40 percent of its activity is outside the US market.
“In 2012, we opened our first international office in London,” he said.
“Today, we have a team of 90 people throughout Europe… Next up is Japan.”
He said Box partners will also help expand into Latin America and Australia.
“The coming year will be an exciting one for Box,” he added.
“In addition to expanding our global presence, we?ll be doubling down on creating amazing new experiences for end users, solving the most complex IT challenges simply and elegantly, and building a more powerful platform and ecosystem.”
Levie founded the company in his dorm at the University of Southern California in 2005 with his friend Dylan Smith, who is chief financial officer.
Box claims more than 20 million users worldwide including 180,000 businesses.
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Now that HealthCare.gov is working on the front end, attention has turned to the other broken part, the back end where the government forwards the enrollments to insurers. The process using what called 834s, the files containing new customer enrollments, has been broken, and has been fodder for Obamacare opponents.