Crowds storm Minsk government HQ

Thousands of opposition protesters in Belarus try to storm the main government building, following the country’s disputed presidential elections.

Why Rising Interest Rate Are Actually A Good Sign For The Economy: Bruce Bartlett

There has been much hand-wringing in the business press lately about the recent rise in interest rates. The fear is often expressed that this will choke off the economic recovery and decimate further the still-weak housing industry. But in fact, rising interest rates are an extremely bullish sign; tangible evidence that the economy may have finally turned the corner and is poised for a sharp rise in growth.

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Kroger recalls pet foods at some stores

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Kroger Co is recalling select packages of dog and cat foods at some of its retail stores because the products may pose a health risk to pets.

France’s Ingenico says board can’t accept takeover bid

PARIS (Reuters) – French payment services provider Ingenico said on Sunday its board held talks with a potential bidder, but the would-be buyer could not make a binding offer it could accept.

Online holiday spending up 12 percent

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. online sales are up 12 percent to $27.5 billion so far this holiday shopping season compared with a year ago, according to research firm comScore.

‘Hundreds seized’ in Ivory Coast

The UN says it has received reports of hundreds of people being abducted from their homes in Ivory Coast since last month’s disputed election.

Internet road rules near FCC vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A controversial proposal for Internet traffic rules that would allow providers to ration access to their networks is scheduled to come before communications regulators for a vote on Tuesday.