12/19/2014 08:59 PM
Sony 'will not drop' N Korea film
Sony Pictures says it is looking at alternative ways to release film satire The Interview, cancelled in the wake of a cyber-attack.
12/19/2014 01:50 PM
Peshawar spurs Pakistan executions
Pakistan carries out its first executions since lifting a moratorium on the death penalty in the wake of the Peshawar school massacre.
12/19/2014 08:24 PM
Cairns children's mother arrested
Police arrest the mother of seven of the eight children found dead in a home in Cairns, Australia.
12/19/2014 07:08 PM
Israel launches Gaza air strike
Israel launches an air strike on an alleged Hamas site in Gaza, in the first such action since the declaration of a truce in August.
12/19/2014 04:54 PM
Michael Phelps admits drink-driving
US swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all-time, gets a one-year suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to drink-driving.
12/19/2014 05:44 PM
Obama orders ban on Crimea trade
President Barack Obama orders a trade ban with Crimea, to show the US "will not accept Russia's occupation" of the Ukrainian region.
12/19/2014 05:57 PM
Deadly Farc attack before truce
Colombia's Farc rebels have killed five soldiers in an ambush, the army says, hours before they are due to start an indefinite, unilateral ceasefire.
12/19/2014 03:17 PM
Turkey issues warrant for Gulen
Turkey issues an arrest warrant for influential US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is accused of organising an anti-government movement.
12/19/2014 12:36 PM
Companies face 'bloodbath' in Russia
The chief executive of Renault Nissan says manufacturers in Russia are facing a "bloodbath" because of the plunge in the value of the rouble.
12/19/2014 11:28 AM
China rules against 'gay therapy'
China orders a psychological clinic to pay compensation to a gay man who was given electric shocks in an attempt to make him heterosexual.
12/19/2014 07:16 PM
Liberia holds Ebola-postponed poll
Voters in Liberia are set to go to the polls in an election that was postponed because of the Ebola outbreak, with ex-footballer George Weah facing the president's son.
12/19/2014 08:19 PM
Antarctic science archive unlocked
Aerial photographs from the 1940s and 1950s are being used to probe the climate history of the Antarctic Peninsula.
12/18/2014 02:02 PM
VIDEO: 'Exhausted workforce' in Apple factory
A BBC investigation for Panorama has exposed poor working conditions in factories making Apple products in China.
12/19/2014 07:11 PM
VIDEO: Japan's senior cheerleaders
Cheerleading is usually seen as a young person's sport, but the Japan Senior Cheer Association is for women in their 60s and 70s.
12/19/2014 06:17 AM
VIDEO: Spectacular spire climb filmed
Cathedral conservators film themselves scaling Britain's highest spire to repair weather meter.
12/19/2014 08:42 PM
VIDEO: One-minute World News
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
12/19/2014 02:29 AM
VIDEO: Girl hears Christmas for first time
It's almost Christmas, and Sula's new ear implants mean she will be able to hear carols and jingle bells this year.
12/19/2014 05:44 AM
VIDEO: Morricone on Clint Eastwood regret
Ennio Morricone talks to Will Gompertz about his career in music - and about why he regrets not composing for Clint Eastwood's films.
12/18/2014 07:16 PM
VIDEO: Testing Skype's real-time translator
Microsoft has launched a test version of the Skype Translator which decodes conversations in Spanish and English in near real time.
12/18/2014 07:59 PM
VIDEO: New record depth for deepest fish
Fish have been filmed more than 8km down in the Mariana Trench - the deepest place on Earth.
12/19/2014 07:34 PM
VIDEO: Can Luther King take on North Korea?
Martin Luther King had a dream of freedom. Can his biopic save Hollywood from censorship, asks the BBC's arts editor Will Gompertz
12/19/2014 05:11 AM
Xi Jinping and his China Dream
As 2014 draws to a close, the BBC's Carrie Gracie looks back on China's year and asks if the country has achieved its "dream".
12/18/2014 08:35 PM
Distrust hampers Pakistan militant control
The Pakistan Government and military distrust each other - and that makes combating violence difficult, says Owen Bennett-Jones.
12/19/2014 08:16 AM
VIDEO: The struggle for Mount Sinjar
The BBC explains the significance of Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq, where Kurdish Peshmerga forces say they have broken the hold of Islamic State.
12/19/2014 02:55 PM
What next for Fifa and Sepp Blatter?
With a report into World Cup corruption to - eventually - be released, president Sepp Blatter says Fifa's crisis is over. Is he right?
12/18/2014 08:39 PM
Is Chechnya facing wave of jihadist violence?
Could a period of relative stability in Chechnya be coming to an end, asks Dr Galina Yemelianova.
12/18/2014 08:12 PM
Picture power: Doused with milk
Adrees Latif explains how he captured the moment a man was treated for the effects of pepper spray.
12/19/2014 12:54 PM
Zimbabwe issues coins for Christmas
Special coins issued by Zimbabwe's central bank go into circulation in the run-up to Christmas, to help shoppers who usually get change in sweets.
12/19/2014 05:56 AM
Nasa emails spanner into space
Astronauts on the International Space Station use a 3-D printer to make a wrench from instructions sent up in an email.
12/19/2014 09:05 AM
Apple 'deeply offended' by BBC story
Apple has said it is "deeply offended" by a BBC investigation into conditions for workers involved in manufacturing its devices.
12/19/2014 03:57 PM
Blackberry in revenue slide
Troubled smartphone maker Blackberry reports a larger than expected drop in revenue, as it struggles to convince consumers to buy its phones.
12/19/2014 11:59 AM
Suspects deny 'sextorting' teenager
The BBC goes to the Philippines to investigate a rise in blackmail of people duped into taking part in explicit online chats and videos.
12/19/2014 03:34 AM
VIDEO: The dog with 3D printed legs
BBC Click looks at some of the week's technology highlights.
12/19/2014 05:53 PM
Obama vows response to Sony hack
President Obama vows to respond to an alleged North Korean cyber-attack on Sony Pictures, but says cancelling a film release was "a mistake".
12/18/2014 12:03 PM
Morricone regrets Eastwood rejection
Renowned Italian film composer Ennio Morricone tells the BBC's Will Gompertz that he regrets turning down the chance to compose music for Clint Eastwood.
12/19/2014 11:27 AM
LA River's flood role is 'paramount'
Any moves to modify the concrete Los Angeles River, to return parts of it to a more natural setting or to capture water, must not compromise its flood-protection function, say scientists.
12/19/2014 07:27 AM
Stem cell scandal scientist resigns
A Japanese stem cell scientist at the heart of a scandal over false claims and fabricated research has resigned.
12/19/2014 07:00 PM
Asthma inhalers 'not used properly'
Charities warn patients are not being taught how to use potentially life-saving asthma inhalers and allergy auto-injectors correctly.
12/19/2014 12:51 PM
Ebola kills top Sierra Leone doctor
One of Sierra Leone's top doctors, Victor Willoughby, died from Ebola hours after the arrival of experimental drug ZMab, medical officials say.
12/19/2014 06:49 PM
Cook timing naughty, says Harmison
The timing of Alastair Cook's removal as England one-day captain was "naughty", according to Steve Harmison.
12/19/2014 04:54 PM
1. FSV Mainz 05 1-2 Bayern Munich
Arjen Robben's last-minute winner ensures German leaders Bayern Munich end a successful 2014 with a win at Mainz.
12/18/2014 07:09 PM
Is Putin to blame for the plunging rouble?
Vladimir Putin accused the US and EU of conspiring to weaken Russia but he himself bears responsibility for the rouble crisis, writes Ben Judah.
12/17/2014 07:27 PM
The Russians fighting a 'holy war' in Ukraine
The Kremlin denies sending Russian troops to Ukraine, but Russian volunteers there are proud to talk about their crusade to revive an Orthodox empire.
12/17/2014 09:49 AM
Kazakh villages in guard wolf craze
Villagers in Kazakhstan are increasingly buying wolves to guard their land.
12/17/2014 07:36 AM
Helsinki 'lacks luxury hotels'
Finnish capital loses out on chance to host music awards show, because there aren't enough swanky hotels for stars.
12/19/2014 10:40 AM
Kenya leader signs tough security law
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signs into law a controversial anti-terror bill which sparked fighting between MPs in parliament on Thursday.
12/19/2014 07:21 AM
Appeal against Mumbai suspect bail
A Pakistani government prosecutor says he is challenging the bail granted to a man accused of being behind the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.
12/19/2014 01:03 PM
Belarus moves to protect currency
Belarus's central bank moves to protect its currency by imposing a new tax, as it feels the knock-on effects of the fall in the Russian rouble.
12/18/2014 01:55 PM
US Congress threat to Cuba thaw
Opponents of President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy threaten to block his efforts to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years of hostility.
12/19/2014 09:37 AM
Kurds 'break IS mountain siege'
Kurdish forces in northern Iraq say they have broken Islamic State's siege of Mount Sinjar, claiming their biggest victory yet against the militants.
12/19/2014 11:19 AM
Plea by parents of Aurora accused
The parents of James Holmes, the man charged with killing 12 and injuring 70 in a 2012 Colorado theatre massacre, have pleaded he be spared the death penalty.
12/19/2014 09:05 PM
Off-duty PC murder suspect arrested
A 28-year-old man is detained on suspicion of the murder of an off-duty PC who died after being attacked in Liverpool city centre.
12/19/2014 05:51 PM
Irish minister hopeful of NI deal
Irish Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan says he is hopeful that there will be a deal in Northern Ireland's cross-party talks early next week.
12/19/2014 09:36 PM
Murder attempt suspect freed in error
A teenager suspected of attempted murder has been released from prison by mistake, prompting a £10,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.
12/19/2014 07:39 PM
Booking.com fraud network revealed
Details are revealed of a network which attempted to defraud thousands of customers of the online travel agent Booking.com.
12/18/2014 09:31 AM
Day in pictures: 18 December 2014
Images from around the world: 18 December
12/18/2014 03:52 AM
Your pictures of the year 2014
A selection of the best readers' photos
12/17/2014 06:53 PM
In pictures: US-Cuban relations
Story of Cuba's relationship with the US
12/17/2014 07:55 PM
Picture power: Under the dress
Actress America Ferrera red-faced
12/17/2014 08:20 AM
In pictures: Pakistan school attack aftermath
Families have begun burying their dead
12/16/2014 08:56 PM
Picture power: A scar on the landscape
Brazil's worst drought in 80 years
12/16/2014 07:41 AM
Day in pictures: 16 December 2014
Images from around the world: 16 December
12/16/2014 12:48 PM
In pictures: Peshawar school attack
Taliban gunmen open fire on school in Peshawar
12/19/2014 07:19 PM
How 12 days of Christmas have become 12 pubs
How 12 days of Christmas have become 12 pubs - in one night
12/19/2014 08:07 PM
Teaching winter to new US refugees
How refugees in the northern US learn to walk on ice
12/19/2014 07:25 PM
Hacker wars in the Ukraine conflict
Virtual battle for eastern Ukraine
12/19/2014 07:29 PM
Kashmir: Widows of conflict
Kashmir's widows carry the scars of conflict
12/19/2014 11:42 AM
Week in pictures: 13-19 December 2014
The best news photos from around the world
12/18/2014 11:03 AM
Booze calculator: What's your drinking nationality?
Find the country that matches your drinking habits
12/19/2014 07:02 AM
Inside Iraqi air base as Islamic State closes in
Exclusive: Inside Iraq air base as Islamic State closes in
12/19/2014 10:43 AM
Pakistan school massacre: Who are the dead?
The BBC profiles victims of the Taliban school massacre
12/19/2014 10:27 AM
Does this 90-year-old photo show the world's first 'selfie stick'?
Family photo reveals 2014's hot gadget already in use in 1920s
12/18/2014 07:19 PM
De-radicalising Sweden's neo-Nazis
Deradicalising Sweden's neo-Nazis
12/18/2014 08:09 PM
Mosul diaries: Poisoned by water
Residents of IS-run Mosul sick from drinking the river
12/18/2014 05:27 PM
Defending Sony's 'cowardly act'
Rebutting Sony’s Twitter critics
12/18/2014 08:45 PM
Should students carry guns on campus?
The battle for guns at university
12/19/2014 08:59 PM
Sony 'will not drop' N Korea film
Sony Pictures says it is looking at alternative ways to release film satire The Interview, cancelled in the wake of a cyber-attack.
12/19/2014 01:50 PM
Peshawar spurs Pakistan executions
Pakistan carries out its first executions since lifting a moratorium on the death penalty in the wake of the Peshawar school massacre.
12/19/2014 08:24 PM
Cairns children's mother arrested
Police arrest the mother of seven of the eight children found dead in a home in Cairns, Australia.
12/19/2014 07:08 PM
Israel launches Gaza air strike
Israel launches an air strike on an alleged Hamas site in Gaza, in the first such action since the declaration of a truce in August.
12/19/2014 04:54 PM
Michael Phelps admits drink-driving
US swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all-time, gets a one-year suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to drink-driving.
12/19/2014 05:44 PM
Obama orders ban on Crimea trade
President Barack Obama orders a trade ban with Crimea, to show the US "will not accept Russia's occupation" of the Ukrainian region.
12/19/2014 05:57 PM
Deadly Farc attack before truce
Colombia's Farc rebels have killed five soldiers in an ambush, the army says, hours before they are due to start an indefinite, unilateral ceasefire.
12/19/2014 03:17 PM
Turkey issues warrant for Gulen
Turkey issues an arrest warrant for influential US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is accused of organising an anti-government movement.
12/19/2014 12:36 PM
Companies face 'bloodbath' in Russia
The chief executive of Renault Nissan says manufacturers in Russia are facing a "bloodbath" because of the plunge in the value of the rouble.
12/19/2014 11:28 AM
China rules against 'gay therapy'
China orders a psychological clinic to pay compensation to a gay man who was given electric shocks in an attempt to make him heterosexual.
12/19/2014 07:16 PM
Liberia holds Ebola-postponed poll
Voters in Liberia are set to go to the polls in an election that was postponed because of the Ebola outbreak, with ex-footballer George Weah facing the president's son.
12/19/2014 08:19 PM
Antarctic science archive unlocked
Aerial photographs from the 1940s and 1950s are being used to probe the climate history of the Antarctic Peninsula.
12/18/2014 02:02 PM
VIDEO: 'Exhausted workforce' in Apple factory
A BBC investigation for Panorama has exposed poor working conditions in factories making Apple products in China.
12/19/2014 07:11 PM
VIDEO: Japan's senior cheerleaders
Cheerleading is usually seen as a young person's sport, but the Japan Senior Cheer Association is for women in their 60s and 70s.
12/19/2014 06:17 AM
VIDEO: Spectacular spire climb filmed
Cathedral conservators film themselves scaling Britain's highest spire to repair weather meter.
12/19/2014 08:42 PM
VIDEO: One-minute World News
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.
12/19/2014 02:29 AM
VIDEO: Girl hears Christmas for first time
It's almost Christmas, and Sula's new ear implants mean she will be able to hear carols and jingle bells this year.
12/19/2014 05:44 AM
VIDEO: Morricone on Clint Eastwood regret
Ennio Morricone talks to Will Gompertz about his career in music - and about why he regrets not composing for Clint Eastwood's films.
12/18/2014 07:16 PM
VIDEO: Testing Skype's real-time translator
Microsoft has launched a test version of the Skype Translator which decodes conversations in Spanish and English in near real time.
12/18/2014 07:59 PM
VIDEO: New record depth for deepest fish
Fish have been filmed more than 8km down in the Mariana Trench - the deepest place on Earth.
12/19/2014 07:34 PM
VIDEO: Can Luther King take on North Korea?
Martin Luther King had a dream of freedom. Can his biopic save Hollywood from censorship, asks the BBC's arts editor Will Gompertz
12/19/2014 05:11 AM
Xi Jinping and his China Dream
As 2014 draws to a close, the BBC's Carrie Gracie looks back on China's year and asks if the country has achieved its "dream".
12/18/2014 08:35 PM
Distrust hampers Pakistan militant control
The Pakistan Government and military distrust each other - and that makes combating violence difficult, says Owen Bennett-Jones.
12/19/2014 08:16 AM
VIDEO: The struggle for Mount Sinjar
The BBC explains the significance of Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq, where Kurdish Peshmerga forces say they have broken the hold of Islamic State.
12/19/2014 02:55 PM
What next for Fifa and Sepp Blatter?
With a report into World Cup corruption to - eventually - be released, president Sepp Blatter says Fifa's crisis is over. Is he right?
12/18/2014 08:39 PM
Is Chechnya facing wave of jihadist violence?
Could a period of relative stability in Chechnya be coming to an end, asks Dr Galina Yemelianova.
12/18/2014 08:12 PM
Picture power: Doused with milk
Adrees Latif explains how he captured the moment a man was treated for the effects of pepper spray.
12/19/2014 12:54 PM
Zimbabwe issues coins for Christmas
Special coins issued by Zimbabwe's central bank go into circulation in the run-up to Christmas, to help shoppers who usually get change in sweets.
12/19/2014 05:56 AM
Nasa emails spanner into space
Astronauts on the International Space Station use a 3-D printer to make a wrench from instructions sent up in an email.
12/19/2014 09:05 AM
Apple 'deeply offended' by BBC story
Apple has said it is "deeply offended" by a BBC investigation into conditions for workers involved in manufacturing its devices.
12/19/2014 03:57 PM
Blackberry in revenue slide
Troubled smartphone maker Blackberry reports a larger than expected drop in revenue, as it struggles to convince consumers to buy its phones.
12/19/2014 11:59 AM
Suspects deny 'sextorting' teenager
The BBC goes to the Philippines to investigate a rise in blackmail of people duped into taking part in explicit online chats and videos.
12/19/2014 03:34 AM
VIDEO: The dog with 3D printed legs
BBC Click looks at some of the week's technology highlights.
12/19/2014 05:53 PM
Obama vows response to Sony hack
President Obama vows to respond to an alleged North Korean cyber-attack on Sony Pictures, but says cancelling a film release was "a mistake".
12/18/2014 12:03 PM
Morricone regrets Eastwood rejection
Renowned Italian film composer Ennio Morricone tells the BBC's Will Gompertz that he regrets turning down the chance to compose music for Clint Eastwood.
12/19/2014 11:27 AM
LA River's flood role is 'paramount'
Any moves to modify the concrete Los Angeles River, to return parts of it to a more natural setting or to capture water, must not compromise its flood-protection function, say scientists.
12/19/2014 07:27 AM
Stem cell scandal scientist resigns
A Japanese stem cell scientist at the heart of a scandal over false claims and fabricated research has resigned.
12/19/2014 07:00 PM
Asthma inhalers 'not used properly'
Charities warn patients are not being taught how to use potentially life-saving asthma inhalers and allergy auto-injectors correctly.
12/19/2014 12:51 PM
Ebola kills top Sierra Leone doctor
One of Sierra Leone's top doctors, Victor Willoughby, died from Ebola hours after the arrival of experimental drug ZMab, medical officials say.
12/19/2014 06:49 PM
Cook timing naughty, says Harmison
The timing of Alastair Cook's removal as England one-day captain was "naughty", according to Steve Harmison.
12/19/2014 04:54 PM
1. FSV Mainz 05 1-2 Bayern Munich
Arjen Robben's last-minute winner ensures German leaders Bayern Munich end a successful 2014 with a win at Mainz.
12/18/2014 07:09 PM
Is Putin to blame for the plunging rouble?
Vladimir Putin accused the US and EU of conspiring to weaken Russia but he himself bears responsibility for the rouble crisis, writes Ben Judah.
12/17/2014 07:27 PM
The Russians fighting a 'holy war' in Ukraine
The Kremlin denies sending Russian troops to Ukraine, but Russian volunteers there are proud to talk about their crusade to revive an Orthodox empire.
12/17/2014 09:49 AM
Kazakh villages in guard wolf craze
Villagers in Kazakhstan are increasingly buying wolves to guard their land.
12/17/2014 07:36 AM
Helsinki 'lacks luxury hotels'
Finnish capital loses out on chance to host music awards show, because there aren't enough swanky hotels for stars.
12/19/2014 10:40 AM
Kenya leader signs tough security law
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signs into law a controversial anti-terror bill which sparked fighting between MPs in parliament on Thursday.
12/19/2014 07:21 AM
Appeal against Mumbai suspect bail
A Pakistani government prosecutor says he is challenging the bail granted to a man accused of being behind the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.
12/19/2014 01:03 PM
Belarus moves to protect currency
Belarus's central bank moves to protect its currency by imposing a new tax, as it feels the knock-on effects of the fall in the Russian rouble.
12/18/2014 01:55 PM
US Congress threat to Cuba thaw
Opponents of President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy threaten to block his efforts to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years of hostility.
12/19/2014 09:37 AM
Kurds 'break IS mountain siege'
Kurdish forces in northern Iraq say they have broken Islamic State's siege of Mount Sinjar, claiming their biggest victory yet against the militants.
12/19/2014 11:19 AM
Plea by parents of Aurora accused
The parents of James Holmes, the man charged with killing 12 and injuring 70 in a 2012 Colorado theatre massacre, have pleaded he be spared the death penalty.
12/19/2014 09:05 PM
Off-duty PC murder suspect arrested
A 28-year-old man is detained on suspicion of the murder of an off-duty PC who died after being attacked in Liverpool city centre.
12/19/2014 05:51 PM
Irish minister hopeful of NI deal
Irish Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan says he is hopeful that there will be a deal in Northern Ireland's cross-party talks early next week.
12/19/2014 09:36 PM
Murder attempt suspect freed in error
A teenager suspected of attempted murder has been released from prison by mistake, prompting a £10,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.
12/19/2014 07:39 PM
Booking.com fraud network revealed
Details are revealed of a network which attempted to defraud thousands of customers of the online travel agent Booking.com.
12/18/2014 09:31 AM
Day in pictures: 18 December 2014
Images from around the world: 18 December
12/18/2014 03:52 AM
Your pictures of the year 2014
A selection of the best readers' photos
12/17/2014 06:53 PM
In pictures: US-Cuban relations
Story of Cuba's relationship with the US
12/17/2014 07:55 PM
Picture power: Under the dress
Actress America Ferrera red-faced
12/17/2014 08:20 AM
In pictures: Pakistan school attack aftermath
Families have begun burying their dead
12/16/2014 08:56 PM
Picture power: A scar on the landscape
Brazil's worst drought in 80 years
12/16/2014 07:41 AM
Day in pictures: 16 December 2014
Images from around the world: 16 December
12/16/2014 12:48 PM
In pictures: Peshawar school attack
Taliban gunmen open fire on school in Peshawar
12/19/2014 07:19 PM
How 12 days of Christmas have become 12 pubs
How 12 days of Christmas have become 12 pubs - in one night
12/19/2014 08:07 PM
Teaching winter to new US refugees
How refugees in the northern US learn to walk on ice
12/19/2014 07:25 PM
Hacker wars in the Ukraine conflict
Virtual battle for eastern Ukraine
12/19/2014 07:29 PM
Kashmir: Widows of conflict
Kashmir's widows carry the scars of conflict
12/19/2014 11:42 AM
Week in pictures: 13-19 December 2014
The best news photos from around the world
12/18/2014 11:03 AM
Booze calculator: What's your drinking nationality?
Find the country that matches your drinking habits
12/19/2014 07:02 AM
Inside Iraqi air base as Islamic State closes in
Exclusive: Inside Iraq air base as Islamic State closes in
12/19/2014 10:43 AM
Pakistan school massacre: Who are the dead?
The BBC profiles victims of the Taliban school massacre
12/19/2014 10:27 AM
Does this 90-year-old photo show the world's first 'selfie stick'?
Family photo reveals 2014's hot gadget already in use in 1920s
12/18/2014 07:19 PM
De-radicalising Sweden's neo-Nazis
Deradicalising Sweden's neo-Nazis
12/18/2014 08:09 PM
Mosul diaries: Poisoned by water
Residents of IS-run Mosul sick from drinking the river
12/18/2014 05:27 PM
Defending Sony's 'cowardly act'
Rebutting Sony’s Twitter critics
12/18/2014 08:45 PM
Should students carry guns on campus?
The battle for guns at university
12/19/2014 09:38 PM
سرگرمی :: تمثال مبارک آغا در همه جا حضور داره !

با ۲۲ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بخش سرگرمی
لینک مستقیم
12/19/2014 09:35 PM
سرگرمی :: عکس جالبی از بازار تهران - شورت های رنگی زنانه در سردر مغازه !

با ۲۱ امتیاز و ۲ نظر فرستاده شده در بخش سرگرمی
لینک مستقیم
12/19/2014 08:23 PM
:: ۴۵ سال مانع از وقوع جنگ شدیم متن مذاکرات بوش و گورباچف پس از فروپاشی دیوار برلین -۱
تاریخ ایرانی: کمتر از یک ماه پس از فروپاشی دیوار برلین، جورج دبلیو بوش (پدر) رئیس‌جمهور آمریکا و میخائیل گورباچف رهبر اتحاد جماهیر شوروی در دوم دسامبر ۱۹۸۹ در مالت با یکدیگر دیدار و درباره همکاری‌های دوجانبه گفت‌وگو کردند. اندیشکدۀ وودرو ویلسون، متن کامل مذاکرات رهبران دو بلوک شرق و غرب را منتشر کرده که ترجمه آن را در «تاریخ ایرانی» می‌خوانید:
با ۲۷ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بخش اجتماعی
لینک مستقیم
12/19/2014 08:20 PM
سرگرمی :: یک بوسه یواشکی زیبا !

با ۲۰ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بخش سرگرمی
لینک مستقیم
12/19/2014 08:14 PM
:: آنتن: چراغی که به خانه رواست

با ۲۹ امتیاز و ۰ نظر فرستاده شده در بخش اجتماعی
لینک مستقیم
12/19/2014 08:14 PM
سرگرمی :: عکسهای خلاقانه "بچه های فقیر تهران" در اینستاگرام !
در جواب به صفحه اینستاگرام بچه پولدارهای تهران
با ۲۰ امتیاز و ۳ نظر فرستاده شده در بخش سرگرمی
لینک مستقیم
12/19/2014 08:13 PM
سرگرمی :: دختر با شهامت ضد حجاب !

با ۲۱ امتیاز و ۱ نظر فرستاده شده در بخش سرگرمی
لینک مستقیم
12/19/2014 08:11 PM
:: مرتضی نگاهی: به یادِ سعیدی سیرجانی (و… آخرین دیدار)
بیست سال و بیست روز از قتل علی اکبر سعیدی سیرجانی گذشت. در بیست سال گذشته، کم و بیش، و در این بیست روز اخیر خیلی بیش به یاد سعیدی بوده‌ام. هر نامه‌ای که از محمد نوری‌زاد خطاب به رهبر می‌خوانم به یاد نامه‌های سعیدی سیرجانی میافتم. در آن ظلماتِ خوف و برهوتِ وحشت که سرها بریده می‌دیدیم بی جرم و بی جنایت، نامه‌های سعیدی سیرجانی تلنگری بود به حاکمان، که حکومت را در حکم خلاصه کرده بودند. حکم می‌راندند. اما سعیدی برآن بود که باب گفتمان را بین شهروندان حاکمان بگشاید. مخالفان و دشمنانش او را بر نمی‌تافتند. در خارج او را نماینده نظام و آدم رفسنجانی معرفی می‌کردند و در داخل جیره خوارِ دستگاه‌های اطلاعاتی غربی و رابط سطلنت طلبان. اکثر نامه‌هایش خطاب آقای خامنه‌ای بود ولی نامه‌هائی هم به آقایان رفسنجانی، خاتمی (وزیر ارشاد وقت)، دکتر حبیبی (معاون اول رئیس جمهور) و ایرانیان (به طور عام) می‌نوشت. آقای خامنه ای پاسخی به نامه های سعید نمی‌داد ولی دست کم یک بار توسط کیومرث صابری فومنی (ناشر و سردبیر گل آقا) جوابی داده بود که لحن تند پیغام به قول سعیدی قاصد را شرمنده کرده بود: پیام عتاب آمیز جناب عالی را آقای صابری برایم خواند، و متاسف شدم، نه به علت این که مورد قهر آن مقام معظم قرار گرفته ‌ام و به زودی امت همیشه در صحنه حزب‌الله حسابم را خواهند رسید، که مرگ در راه دفاع از حق، شهادت است و ما مرگ شهادت از خدا خواسته‌ایم. تاسف و تاثرم از پندارهای باطل خویش بود و امیدهای برباد رفته‌ام درباره سعه صدر جناب عالی و سرنوشتی که ملت ایران در دوران رهبری شما خواهند داشت. بگذریم از لحن توهین‌آمیز پیام که حتی قاصد را شرمنده کرده بود و از هر مسلمان با تقوایی بعید می‌نمود تا چه رسد به رهبر مسلمانان جهان...
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12/19/2014 08:04 PM
:: تلاش تهران و آنکارا برای رسیدن به توافق درباره آینده سوریه
همزمان با اوج‌گیری تماس‌های دیپلماتیک به منظور دستیابی به راهکاری برای حل بحران سوریه، وزیر امور خارجه ترکیه به تهران سفر کرد. محمد جواد ظریف، وزیر امور خارجه ایران روز چهارشنبه پس دیدار با مولود چاووش اوغلو گفت که دو کشور برای کمک به امنیت منطقه همکاری بیشتری می‌کنند. او اضافه کرد: «دو کشور دیدگاه‌های مشترک فراوانی در حوزه‌های مختلف دارند و تفاوت برخی دیدگاه‌ها در پاره‌ای از موضوعات با گفت‌وگو و همکاری قابل حل و رفع است.»
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12/19/2014 07:52 PM
:: رابطه سایت بالاترین با قانون و اصل پاسخگویی!
لینکی که با بدست اوردن رای لازم در زمان لازم باید داغ میشد و از بهترین لینکهای روز هم میشد حتی داغ هم نشد ! انتظار ما این است که باید حداقل دلیل این فیلتر شدن ذکر میشد و بعد 24ساعت و با چهل و شش رای تازه داغ شده که این خود خنده اور است چرا که اغلب لینکها در بخش سیاست با 25 لینک داغ میشوند، سایت بالاترین دارای افرادی در این سایت برای نظارت بر امور سایت است، بالایارها! حالا چه شده که ما مدتها است ان ها را ندیده ایم ، در ادامه اسامی کاربری کسانی که به لینک ذکر شده رای ....
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12/19/2014 07:45 PM
:: تصویر شفافی از زاینده رود اصفهان - ١٣٤٧ خورشیدی

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12/19/2014 07:42 PM
:: بعضی‌ها فقط خانم باز هستند. همین
همه چیز ادا و اطوار است و شو و نمایش. آنها بلدند خوب نقش یک مرد را باز کنند، خوب حرف بزنند و خود را بی‌تفاوت یا مغرور و یا علاقمند و عاشق نشان دهند. آنها بر اثر تجربه، با زنهای مختلف می‌دانند، چطور رفتار کنند می‌دانند کی اصرار کنند، کی منت کشی و یا کم محلی کنند و چه موقع خود را بی‌تفاوت و یا حسود نشان دهند.
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12/19/2014 06:39 PM
:: پاکستان و هند متحد
دو دقیقه سکوت در تمام مدارس هند برای نشان دادن همبستگی و محکوم کردن حملات طالبان که در آن 140 دانش آموز پاکستانی کشته شدند.
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12/19/2014 06:39 PM
:: نیم نگاه، برنامه سوم با موضوع بیکاری
طبق خبری که مرکز آمار جمهوری اسلامی داده یک نفر از هر خانواده ایرانی بیکارند. 2 میلیون و 500هزار نفر بیکار مطلق هست که نیمی از آن فارغ التحصیل دانشگاه هستند. این مرکز گفته است اگر اقتصاد ایران با سرعت رشد نکند بحران بیکاری بیشتر خواهد شد.البته تجربه نشون میده که آمارهایی که جمهوری اسلامی ارائه میده همیشه خوشبینانه هست و با واقعیت فاصله داره و دقیق نیست اما بازم طبق همین آمار از سال گذشته تا پایان بهار سال آینده، بر جمعیت بیکاران کشور 500 هزار نفر افزوده شده است. این درحالی هست که از نظر اداره آمار، کسانی بیکار محسوب میشوند که در زمان آمارگیری جویای کار بوده اند و کسانی که در این زمان جویای کار نبودند بیکار محسوب نمیشوند.اینها حربه هایی است که جمهوری اسلامی برای پایین نشان دادن بیکاری از آن استفاده میکند. اما بیکاری چه تاثیری روی جوانان و جامعه دارد؟ و چرا جمهوری اسلامی تلاشی برای برون رفت از این بحران نمیکند؟
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12/19/2014 06:23 PM
:: یک تهیه‌کننده سینما: مرا جوجه کبابی بستند و شلاق زدند؛ خاطراتی از دهه‌ی «طلایی» شصت و دوران وزارت ارشاد خاتمی
(مسعود موسوی - خودنویس): یکی از تهیه‌کنندگان سینما درباره شلاق زدن به سینماگران در دهه ۶۰ در ‌وزارت فرهنگ و ارشاد اسلامی خاطرات تکان‌دهنده‌ای را بیان کرده است. حسین فرح‌بخش، تهیه‌کننده و کارگردان سینمای ایران همزمان با رونمایی از کتاب مصاحبه‌ها و گفتارهای سینمایی سید محمد بهشتی از مدیران پیشین سینمای ایران گفته است: «متأسفانه...
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12/19/2014 06:23 PM
:: «محافظان صلح» یا جاسوسان کره شمالی؟
چه کسی سونی پیکچرز را هک کرد؟
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12/19/2014 05:44 PM
:: مصباح: تفکیک جنسیتی باعث پیشرفت علمی می‌شود
محمد تقی مصباح‌یزدی، عضو مجلس خبرگان با دفاع از تفکیک جنسیتی گفت که این موضوع زمینه‌ی پیشرفت علمی را فراهم می‌کند.
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12/19/2014 05:20 PM
:: فیلم خاطره انگیز؛ مهار کاشته قلعه نویی توسط ناصر حجازی! / دقیقه 2 به بعد و پنالتی های آخر بازی را ببنیید
استقلال و شاهین دو باشگاه تهرانی و رقیب آن زمان در فینال مسابقات جام باشگاه های تهران در سال ۱۳۶۴ در شرایطی به مصاف هم رفتند که بزرگانی چون مرحوم حجازی، شاهین بیانی، بهتاش فریبا، مظلومی، چنگیز و... برای استقلال بازی می کردند و چهره هایی مثل مهدی دینورزاده، مجتبی محرمی، امیرقلعه نویی، محمدحسین ضیایی و کریم باوی هم در ترکیب تیم بازیکن ساز شاهین حضور داشتند. به گزارش شفقنا ورزشی و به نقل از وب سایت برنامه نود، در نیمه اول این بازی اتفاق خاصی رخ نداد اما در ابتدای نیمه دوم پرویز مظلومی روی یک ضربه ایستگاهی ارسالی گل اول استقلال را به ثمر رساند. گل تساوی بازی را در ادامه پازوکی روی ریباند شوتی که امیر قلعه نویی به تیر دروازه استقلال زد به ثمر رساند. پس از این گل شاهین فرصت پیش افتادن هم داشت که ضربه کاشته فوق العاده قلعه نویی با واکنش استثنایی ناصر حجازی از زیر تیرک راهی به دروازه پیدا نکرد. بازی در نهایت در وقت های قانونی و اضافه با تساوی یک بر یک به پایان رسید و کار به ضربات پنالتی کشید که استقلال با درخشش ناصر حجازی در ضربات پنالتی با نتیجه ۴-۲ و در مجموع ۵-۳ شاهین را در فینال جام باشگاه های تهران ۱۳۶۴ شکست داده و به مقام قهرمانی رسید. رجبی ، مظلومی، نامجو مطلق و فریبا پنالتی های استقلال را تبدیل به گل کردند و تنها حاجیلو اولین پنالتی این تیم را به اوت زد. دینور زاده و پازوکی هم پنالتی های خود برای شاهین را تبدیل به گل کردند اما مرتضی یکه ضربه اش را به اوت زد و پنالتی محمدحسین ضیایی را هم ناصر حجازی گرفت.   ویدیوی لحظات حساس و ضربات پنالتی این بازی را در بالا تماشا می کنید. انتهای پیام
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12/19/2014 05:20 PM
:: به بهانه جدائی دروازه بان برزیلی از استقلال/دوستان نادان و دشمنان دانا باز هم کار خود راکردند
از این دست اتفاقات در فوتبال ایران کم نبوده. بازیکنان خارجی که با سر و صدا و جار و جنجال به فوتبال ایران آمدند تا سوپر استار این فوتبال
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12/19/2014 05:20 PM
:: چگونه فیلم هالیوودی با فقط 50.000 دلار هزینه تبلیغاتی، 250 میلیون دلار درآمد کسب کرد + تریلر فیلم
فیلم پروژه جادوگر بلر / فیلم، موفقیتی باورنکردنی در همه رسانه‌ها و عموم کسب کرد، به‌طوری‌که به‌عنوان یکی از موفق‌ترین فیلم‌های تاریخ سینما شناخته می‌شود. بودجه تولید این فیلم 750 هزاردلار بود و بر اساس گزارش CNN کل بودجه تبلیغاتی آن 50 هزار دلار بوده است، اما فروشی در حدود 250میلیون دلار داشته است. - اما با این میزان بودجه بازاریابی و تبلیغات، چطور ممکن است ؟
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12/19/2014 05:11 PM
:: تصویری از سرامیک "بهرام شاه و چنگ نوازش" در موزه ویکتوریا آلبرت (لندن)
تصویری یک سرامیک ایرانی به نام "بهرام شاه و چنگ نوازش، آزاده". این اثر در سده سیزدهم میلادی و با الهام از داستان های شاهنامه فردوسی آفریده شده است. سرامیک اکنون در بخش هنر اسلامی موزه ویکتوریا و آلبرت لندن (V&A Museum) نگهداری می شود.
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12/19/2014 05:04 PM
سرگرمی :: وقتی مداح هفت تیر کش ، محمود کریمی، شب یلدا را تحریم میکند!
هر چند خواندن این چند سطر خیلی ها را به خنده میاندازد و برایشان عجیب نیست چون منافع این افراد در غم و گریه و عزا است. اما دیدن نظرات کاربرانی که حتما طرفدار این شخص بوده اند نشان از اوج تندروی و حماقت نویسنده دارد که حتا همفکرانش هم گله کرده اند امسال گویا به خاطر مصادف شدن شب یلدا با وفات محمد ، در واقع اعتقادات مذهبی این دسته با ملیت ایرانی شان شاخ به شاخ شده است صفحه فیسبوک محمود کریمی : شب يلدا تحريم .... اين صداى نفس شيعه ى اثنى عشرى ست به چه معنا شادى؟ به چه معنا خنده ؟ عمرمان صرف شده پاى يك مشت خُراف كه سر ثانيه اى كه بلند است امشب سر كنم قهقه ايى ! زينب از راه رسيده خسته بس كه سيلى خورده بس كه با صورت خود سپر از بهر يتيمان برادر بوده شب يلدا تحريم..... چون كه فردا روزش جـــگر خون حسن (ع) در ميان تشت است و در آن نزديكيست سينه ى سرخ آتش بار رضا (ع) در مشهد شب يلدا تحريم ...... __________________________ { بحث غيرت كه شود هيئتيان داغ كنند آخرين اخطار است ..... شب يلدا تحريم}
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12/19/2014 05:02 PM
:: بازداشت رپ خوان ۲۷ ساله با عملیات تکاوری
بازداشت یک خواننده رپ به نام "حسین ابلیس" در مشهد ، به شکلی در مطبوعات و رسانه های محلی بازتاب داشته که یادآور بازداشت باندهای زورگیر یا متجاوز بوده است.به گزارش روزنامه خراسان، نزدیک به امام جمعه این شهر، در بازداشت این خواننده ۲۷ ساله زیرزمینی رپ پلیس امنیت عمومی و امنیت اخلاقی خراسان رضوی در یک "عملیات مشترک" مشارکت داشته اند. روزنامه خراسان که خبر بازداشت این خواننده را به تیتر دوم خود تبدیل کرده، نوشته: "اين خواننده زيرزميني که به تهيه آلبوم براي شبکه هاي ماهواره اي اقدام مي کرد از مدت ها قبل تحت تعقيب نيروي انتظامي قرار داشت تا اين که روز گذشته، ماموران پليس اطلاعات و امنيت عمومي خراسان رضوي به سرنخ هايي دست يافتند که نشان مي داد اين جوان ۲۷ ساله با راه اندازي يک استوديو با تجهيزات کامل در منطقه اي از مشهد، همچنان به اقدامات مجرمانه خود ادامه مي دهد؛ بنابراين آن ها با کسب دستورات قضايي و راهنمايي هاي قاضي شعبه ۹۰۴ دادسراي انقلاب اسلامي مشهد، عمليات دستگيري اين فرد را آغاز کردند و او را به دام انداختند. ماموران انتظامي در ادامه عمليات، محل تهيه آلبوم هاي اين خواننده زيرزميني را نيز مورد بازرسي قرار دادند که تعداد زيادي آلات و ادوات موسيقي رپ و پاپ و همچنين لوازم خوانندگي از اين مکان کشف شد". روزنامه خراسان این خواننده رپ را "ابليس" معروفی کرده و برای "شیطان صفت" نشان دادن او افزوده است: "این فرد کيبورد هم مي نوازد".علم الهدی، امام جمعه افراطی مشهد که مدتی است برگزاری کنسرت موسیقی در شعاع ۱۰۰ کیلومتری مقبره امام هشتم شیعیان را ممنوع کرده، استفاده از واژه "کنسرت" را هم حرام دانسته است؛رفتاری که موجب شده شهر مشهد به محلی برای برخورد نیروهای افراطی با خوانندگان و علاقه مندان موسیقی تبدیل شود.
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12/19/2014 04:57 PM
:: پترو توماسلی، کشف جدید باشگاه رم

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12/19/2014 04:56 PM
:: اتحاديه اروپا تحريم‌های تازه ای عليه شبه جزیره کريمه تصويب کرد
به گزارش خبرگزاری رويترز، ۲۸ عضو اتحاديه اروپا روز پنج شنبه ۲۷ آذرماه تحريم‌های جديدی عليه شبه جزیره کريمه وضع کرد که این تحريم‌ها شامل منع خريد و فروش املاک، مشارکت در سرمايه گذاری‌های محلی، صادرات، حمل و نقل و فروش کالاهای مربوط به صنايع مخابرات و انرژی می‌شود. شرکت‌های اروپايی همچنين از فعاليت‌های مربوط به صنعت توريسم در کريمه نيز منع شده‌اند.
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12/19/2014 04:46 PM
:: برگزاری تور شب یلدا در سال جاری ممنوع شد!
به بهانه سالروز مرگ پیامبر مسلمانان (محمد بن عبدالله قریشی ) شادی شب یلدای ملت در بند ایران قدغن شد .
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12/19/2014 04:38 PM
:: چگونه اینترنت آهسته خود را سریعتر کنیم
مقاله ای برای دوستان کمی حرفه ای - راه اول ساده است و با خریدن یک روتر مارک خوب سرعت اینترنت شما افزایش پیدا میکند. راه دوم مربوط به DNS سرور است که اکثرا روی اتوماتیک میگذارند. ولی ما میتوانیم با برنامه DNS Benchmark ، سریعترین سرور نزدیک خودمان را پیدا کنیم و آی پی 2 تا از سرورها را در کامپیوتر وارد کنیم. راه سوم استفاده از یک Proxy Server مانند Squid و یا WinGate است که زمان دانلود را کمتر میکنند. اکثرا کامپیوترها روی No Proxy گذاشته اند. راه بعدی استفاده از براوزرهای سریعتر مانند فایر فاکس ، اپرا و یا گوگل است. استفاده از دانلود منیجر هم مانند Free Download Manager میتواند سرعت دانلود ما را چند برابر کند.
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12/19/2014 04:38 PM
:: برنامه «افق» : هاوکینگ - آغاز و پایان جهان هستی (27 آذر 93)
برنامه چالش انگیز امشب افق درباره اندیشه های استون هاوکینگ پیرامون جهان هستی و وجود خدا بود. مهمان های برنامه : علی نیری، بهرام مشیری و محسن کدیور. لینک دانلود مستقیم این برنامه را به ویژه برای کسانی گذاشته ام که در دنلود از یوتوب مشکل دارند. (لینک اصلی یوتوب این برنامه : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRHqnUa_uyk)
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12/19/2014 04:38 PM
:: اینست هنر «طراحی و مهندسی کشور هلند» برای کارمندان در آینده / ترجمه شده + ویدیو
میز و صندلی را فراموش کنید. در دفتر کار آینده بجای آن به سازه‌هایی صخره مانند تکیه می‌دهید که به عقیده طراحان برای کارکرد فعال و سالم از تمامی شیوه‌های پیشین بهتر هستند. «رونالد ریتفلد»، یکی از مؤسسان RAAAF، یک شرکت طراحی هلندی که با هنرمندی به نام «باربارا ویسر» بروی این پروژه کارکرده، می‌گوید: «با خود گفتیم چه می‌شود اگر بتوانیم محل کاری ایجاد کنیم که دیگر بر پایه میز و صندلی نباشد؟ هدف ما تنها طراحی مبلمان نبود، ما می‌خواستیم شیوه‌هایی برای کار فعالانه در تمام محیط فراهم آوریم.»
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12/19/2014 04:04 PM
:: عکس؛ ظاهر جديد کريمي در افريقا
شماره هشت سابق فوتبال ایران که این روزها در اردوی تدارکاتی تیم ملی در افریقا حضور دارد با انتشار این عکس در صفحه اجتماعی اش از ظاهر جدید خود رونمایی کرد. کریمی که پیش از این با موهای بلند خود شناخته می شد با کوتاه کردن آن به نظر می رسد کمی جوان تر شده است.
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12/19/2014 09:04 PM
Obama vows U.S. response to North Korea over Sony cyber attack
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama vowed on Friday to respond to a devastating cyber attack on Sony Pictures that he blamed on North Korea, and scolded the Hollywood studio for caving in to what he described as a foreign dictator imposing censorship in America.







12/19/2014 09:00 PM
Wall Street up for third day, led by energy shares
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks extended gains for a third session on Friday, giving the S&P 500 its best weekly performance in nearly two months as energy shares continued to rebound.

12/19/2014 07:34 PM
Oil, stocks go their separate ways
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors have wrung their hands over the last several weeks over the effect of lower oil prices on the broader S&P 500, but the relationship between the two is actually starting to break down.

12/19/2014 06:52 PM
Obama vows U.S. response to North Korea over Sony cyber attack
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama vowed on Friday to respond to a devastating cyber attack on Sony Pictures that he blamed on North Korea, and scolded the Hollywood studio for caving in to what he described as a foreign dictator imposing censorship in America.







12/19/2014 06:31 PM
Boeing on target for 787 deliveries, though costs are a concern
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Boeing Co has more than enough 787 Dreamliners in the production pipeline to meet its year-end delivery target of 110 aircraft, despite concerns a shortage of seats could cause the world's biggest aircraft maker to miss its target, according to industry experts and a Reuters review of its factory.

12/19/2014 06:22 PM
Former Chrysler Group expands Takata driver-side air bag recall globally
DETROIT (Reuters) - FCA US , the former Chrysler Group, on Friday expanded a U.S. regional recall of older cars with potentially defective driver-side Takata air bags to a global action, affecting more than 3.3 million vehicles.







12/19/2014 06:21 PM
Exclusive: GM develops contingency plans in case Takata recalls widen
DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co has developed contingency plans in case recalls of potentially lethal Takata-made air bag inflators widens, forcing the U.S. automaker to repair millions of vehicles, the company said on Friday.

12/19/2014 06:03 PM
U.S. labor agency files complaints against McDonald's
(Reuters) - McDonald's Corp and some of its franchisees were named jointly in complaints filed on Friday by the U.S. National Labor Relations Board's Office of the General Counsel, accusing them of labor violations in a widely anticipated move that could have wide-reaching implications for businesses.

12/19/2014 05:18 PM
Oil surges 5 percent as bears take profits, seeing $60 floor
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil closed up as much as 5 percent on Friday, its biggest gain in over two years, as some traders took profits on short positions after prices this week hit their lowest since 2009.







12/19/2014 05:02 PM
Wall Street up for third day, led by energy shares
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks extended gains for a third session on Friday, giving the S&P 500 its best weekly performance in nearly two months as energy shares continued to rebound.







12/19/2014 04:24 PM
EU widens trade row with new Boeing subsidy claim
GENEVA (Reuters) - The European Union opened a new front in a decade-old dispute over aircraft subsidies on Friday, launching a complaint at the World Trade Organization alleging illegal tax breaks in Boeing's home state of Washington.

12/19/2014 03:31 PM
Oil, stocks go their separate ways
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors have wrung their hands over the last several weeks over the effect of lower oil prices on the broader S&P 500, but the relationship between the two is actually starting to break down.

12/19/2014 01:44 PM
Fed's Williams sees June 2015 'reasonable' for rates liftoff
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - U.S. inflation will likely still be "well below" the Federal Reserve's 2-percent target next year, but that won't stop the central bank from raising interest rates, a top policymaker said on Friday.

12/19/2014 11:47 AM
Thai Union Frozen to buy U.S. tuna firm Bumble Bee for $1.5 billion
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Union Frozen Products PCL , the world's biggest producer of canned tuna, has agreed to buy U.S. competitor Bumble Bee Seafoods for $1.5 billion as part of a plan to double revenue through overseas acquisitions.







12/19/2014 11:36 AM
Family Dollar to delay shareholder vote on Dollar Tree deal: CNBC
(Reuters) - Family Dollar Inc will delay a shareholder vote on the potential acquisition by Dollar Tree Inc , CNBC said, citing sources.

12/19/2014 11:32 AM
Sears Canada speeding up investments in turnaround effort: CEO
TORONTO (Reuters) - Sears Canada Inc is stepping up spending on areas like its website and profitable merchandise categories, while looking to exit unprofitable product lines as part of its turnaround plan, the retailer's new acting chief executive said on Friday.







12/19/2014 10:45 AM
Washington closes out last big position in Wall Street bailout
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States closed out its last big investment taken on during a 2008 bailout of U.S. banks and automakers, selling its remaining shares in the former financing arm of General Motors, the U.S. Treasury said on Friday.

12/19/2014 10:37 AM
BlackBerry third-quarter revenue falls more than expected, shares drop
TORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd on Friday reported a bigger-than-expected drop in third-quarter revenue, sending shares of the struggling smartphone maker lower, even as it eked out a small adjusted profit and began generating cash flow again.







12/19/2014 10:14 AM
Consumers can sue Target Corp over data breach: judge
(Reuters) - A U.S. judge has cleared the way for consumers to sue Target Corp over the retailer's late 2013 data breach that they say compromised their personal financial information.

12/19/2014 10:09 AM
Russia's parliament rushes through bill boosting banking capital
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's lower house of parliament hastily approved a draft law on Friday that would give the banking sector a capital boost of up to 1 trillion rubles ($16.5 billion).







12/19/2014 08:42 PM
Staples breach may have affected over a million credit cards
Good grief, the hacks just don't stop. Now office-supply store Staples believes that it suffered an attack that compromised some 1.16 million payment cards. Between August 10th and September 16th this year, 115 stores were afflicted by malware that "...

12/19/2014 07:37 PM
Reddit Notes: Don't call it a currency
Back when Reddit -- bastion of the internet's weirdest conversations -- raised another $50 million in venture funding, the investors involved agreed to give a combined 10 percent of their shares back to the site's users. For almost three months, none...

12/19/2014 06:52 PM
Netflix drops in a surprise 'Bojack Horseman' Christmas special
Wondering how to get the weekend started? If you're a fan of Netflix's original series Bojack Horseman, there's a pretty easy choice, since the service just released an extra episode out of the blue. As Bojack (voiced by Will Arnett) and Todd (voiced...

12/19/2014 05:24 PM
Engadget Daily: FBI confirms North Korea involvment in Sony Pictures hack, RuPaul on 'gaymers' and more!
Sony's had a seriously rough go of it lately, but hopefully its hacking nightmare has finally come to an end -- the FBI has confirmed that North Korea was definitely involved in the initial cyberattack and the White House is formulating its response....

12/19/2014 04:30 PM
On the sidelines: how the NFL is making use of the Surface Pro 2
Now that we've talked about the design process behind the NFL's Surface Pro 2s, it's time to show you how these things are actually being used throughout the league. It's worth noting that at least for now, the functionality of the Sideline Viewing S...

12/19/2014 04:05 PM
Sony Pictures CEO claims 'we have not caved'
While President Obama has joined the voices criticizing Sony Pictures for its decision to pull The Interview, its CEO claims he " In an interview with CNN set to air tonight during Anderson Cooper 360, Michael Lynton tells Fareed Zakaria that "We hav...

12/19/2014 04:02 PM
Tesla's first Model S battery swap station opens next week
Tesla's automated battery swap stations that boost cars with a fully charged power pack instead of a slow charge are finally becoming a reality. First shown off over a year ago, the company announced today that it's ready to start a pilot program for...

12/19/2014 03:34 PM
T-Mobile pays $90 million to settle claims it profited from texting scams
T-Mobile protested its innocence after the Federal Trade Commission accused it of letting text message-based scams run amok in the name of profit, but it's not going to fight that complaint to the bitter end. The UnCarrier has agreed to a settlement ...

12/19/2014 02:57 PM
Why North Korea's Sony hack made 'The Interview' required viewing
Congratulations, Guardians of Peace (and North Korea!) -- you've successfully prevented a "dangerous" Seth Rogen/James Franco comedy from getting released. But guess what? You've also made The Interview, which appeared to be just another slacker come...

12/19/2014 02:30 PM
What to get when you want high-tech grooming
It's that time of year again! You know, the one when you have to hand over your hard-earned cash or dole out the credit card digits to get the loved ones in your life a little something celebratory. Lucky you, we've got a slew of great recommendation...

12/19/2014 02:10 PM
President Obama says canceling release of 'The Interview' was a mistake
Sony's already acquiescing to demands made by the North Korean hackers associated with the Guardians of Peace, and the US' commander-in-chief is none too pleased by it. In a press conference that led off with a recap of his past year in office, Presi...

12/19/2014 02:00 PM
MSI GT72 Dominator review: a worthy successor to a great gaming notebook
The last time I saw MSI's Dominator laptop, I was sick of it. There wasn't anything wrong with it, but at the time, the product name belonged to the GT70: a powerhouse gaming machine that hasn't evolved much since its introduction in 2012. Back then,...

12/19/2014 01:28 PM
Instagram is now worth 49 times what Facebook paid for it
Many baulked when Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg agreed to drop $1 billion on Instagram in April 2012. "That's $33 per user," said some; "there's no business model!" screamed others. Less than three years later and Citigroup now says Instagram is wort...

12/19/2014 12:53 PM
Help cure Ebola by donating your smartphone's idle time
You know how your smartphone and computer just do nothing when you're not using them? You can now put those slackers to work in a noble cause: helping cure the Ebola virus. IBM's World Community Grid has teamed up with scientists from the Scripps Res...

12/19/2014 12:15 PM
RuPaul on 'gaymers,' Tim Cook's coming out and why we need to lighten up
RuPaul Charles is nothing if not brutally frank. And with a decades-spanning career that's taken him from former New York City club kid to one-time "Supermodel (of the World)," to current host of Logo TV's cult reality show competition RuPaul's Drag ...

12/19/2014 11:51 AM
FBI confirms North Korea's involvement in Sony hack as attackers talk ceasefire
After a whole host of unconfirmed media reports, the Federal Bureau of Investigation just officially stated it believes that North Korea was indeed involved with a gigantic Sony hack that saw personal information, unreleased movies and thousands of e...

12/19/2014 11:30 AM
How Samsung became the king of CES and where it's going next
Long before Transformers director Michael Bay choked onstage at Samsung's lavish CES 2014 press conference, the Korean company was just another electronics outfit begging for attention. But after decades at CES, Samsung is now the undisputed king of ...

12/19/2014 11:03 AM
Amazon adds Disney and Dora to FreeTime Unlimited kids service
There's a new way to amuse, educate or just distract your offspring while Mommy has a little sippy-poo for the holidays -- Amazon has just dumped a bunch of new content into FreeTime Unlimited. The kid-centric service runs $2.99 a month for Prime sub...

12/19/2014 10:33 AM
Amazon updates Fire phone to translate text and identify art in photos
Amazon SVP of Devices David Limp promised back in October that the company will continue releasing updates for the Fire phone despite its rather poor performance -- like this big software upgrade, for instance. The latest version of Fire phone's OS c...

12/19/2014 10:06 AM
Engineers are working for free to make Elon Musk's Hyperloop a reality
Nobody laughs much at Elon Musk anymore, but plenty of people snickered at his Hyperloop idea (okay, also the killer robot thing). To remind you, the Hyperloop is a series of underground trains powered by compressed air that transport folks between c...

12/19/2014 09:47 AM
Amazon brings 4K streaming to Prime Instant Video in the UK
Even though the majority of Britons don't own an 4K TV, that isn't stopping streaming providers from upgrading their video quality before ultra high-definition (UHD) becomes the next big thing. Netflix began delivering pixel-rich versions of House of...

12/19/2014 09:32 AM
George R.R. Martin and indie cinemas want 'The Interview' to live on
Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin has called the cancellation of Sony's The Interview "a stunning display of cowardice," and says he'd be glad to show it in his own theater, the Jean Cocteau Cinema in New Mexico. Like other celebrities (inclu...

12/19/2014 09:01 AM
iGo's electric Fatbike takes the grunt-work out of climbing
We realize that the market for a nearly $4,000 bicycle is going to be fairly limited -- especially when it's made for serious off-roading -- but bear with us for a moment. The iGo Electric Fatbike is a bit different than the electric two-wheelers we'...

12/19/2014 08:20 AM
Apple's Tim Cook 'deeply offended' by fresh allegations of factory worker mistreatment
Apple CEO Tim Cook has said he's "deeply offended" by fresh allegations of poor working conditions in its suppliers' Chinese factories. Contractors hired by Apple to assemble its latest products have been exposed before, and while the firm has tried ...

12/19/2014 07:48 AM
BlackBerry's surviving, but not as a smartphone company
It's been almost a year since John Chen was appointed to save Blackberry and it's clear that his grand plan has, at least, stopped the company losing money hand over fist. In the Canadian outfit's latest three month report, it reveals that losses hav...

12/19/2014 09:02 PM
Equities extend rally; oil rebounds, helping rouble rise

Trader Peter Tuchman watches the Dow Jones Industrial average just before the closing bell on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeBy David Gaffen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Equity markets worldwide extended the week's rally on Friday and oil prices rebounded from recent lows, as investors closed out the last full week of trading in 2014 on an upbeat note. Wall Street rose, and the S&P 500 came within a few points of its closing record high. The index has gained 5 percent since Wednesday for its best three-day stretch since 2011. The release on Wednesday afternoon of the U.S. Federal Reserve's last policy statement of the year, in which it pledged to be patient in raising rates, injected markets with a jolt of enthusiasm. ...



12/19/2014 06:40 PM
Hasbro and Xerox are big market movers
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Teekay Tankers Ltd., down 70 cents to $4.70 The ocean-freight hauler is buying ...
12/19/2014 05:02 PM
Wall Street up for third day, led by energy shares

Man carries an umbrella in the rain as he passes the New York Stock ExchangeNEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks extended gains for a third session on Friday, giving the S&P 500 its best weekly performance in nearly two months as energy shares continued to rebound.



12/19/2014 04:51 PM
US stocks inch higher after a big two-day rally

FILE - This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Major stock indexes are creeping higher on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, as the market comes off a massive two-day rally spurred by the Federal Reserve's assurance that it was in no hurry to hike interest rates. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Oil and gas companies led the stock market up Friday, helping the Standard & Poor's 500 index notch its second-best week this year.



12/19/2014 03:16 PM
Oil's slide shakes up the junk-bond market

FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, file photo, specialist Charles Solomon works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Oil’s slump didn’t just hit the stock market, but it shook up the junk bond market too. High-yield bonds are on track for their worst monthly performance in a year and a half after investors dumped risky securities issued by energy companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Oil's slump didn't just hit the stock market, it's shaken up the junk-bond market, too.



12/19/2014 11:34 AM
Asian markets enjoy best day in 15 months
SYDNEY: Asian shares enjoyed their best day in 15 months yesterday, after Wall Street boasted its biggest two-day advance since late 2011 amid relief that the United States Federal Reserve (Fed) was in no rush to withdraw stimulus from the US economy.
12/19/2014 11:31 AM
KNM: Falling oil price unlikely to hit earnings
KNM Group Bhd said the global oil price collapse is not likely to hurt its future earnings that much as its order book of RM5 billion will keep it busy for the next two years.
12/19/2014 10:45 AM
Washington closes out last big position in Wall Street bailout

A Wall Street sign is pictured in the rain outside the New York Stock ExchangeWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States closed out its last big investment taken on during a 2008 bailout of U.S. banks and automakers, selling its remaining shares in the former financing arm of General Motors, the U.S. Treasury said on Friday.



12/19/2014 09:33 AM
Wall Street little changed at open after 2-day run

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeBy Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened little changed on Friday, after the Federal Reserve's most recent policy statement sparked the best two-day run for the benchmark S&P 500 in three years. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 37.24 points, or 0.21 percent, to 17,815.39, the S&P 500 gained 2.69 points, or 0.13 percent, to 2,063.92 and the Nasdaq Composite added 3.63 points, or 0.08 percent, to 4,752.03. (Editing by Bernadette Baum)



12/19/2014 08:21 AM
Engagement – You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

Engagement – You Ain’t Seen Nothing YetA friend of mine forwarded me a very interesting article from the Wall Street Journal last week. The article was about a chat app very popular with younger people called Kik. The big news was not about Kik, however. Rather, the article was about new bots that are enabling Kik users to converse in real […]



12/19/2014 06:32 AM
Sensex gains for second day; IT stocks, Reliance lead

A man looks at a screen across the road displaying the election results on the facade of the BSE building in MumbaiBy Abhishek Vishnoi MUMBAI (Reuters) - The BSE Sensex and Nifty rose for a second consecutive day on Friday, led by gains in IT stocks after global rival Accenture Plc raised its revenue forecast while Reliance Industries rose on bets it will roll out its telecom services in the next few months. Gains also tracked Asian shares that enjoyed their best day in 15 months after Wall Street boasted its biggest two-day advance since late 2011 amid relief the Federal Reserve was in no rush to withdraw stimulus from the U.S. economy. ...



12/19/2014 06:09 AM
Asian markets extend gains after Fed statement

Asian markets rally for a second straight session on December 19, boosted by another strong performance on Wall Street, with Tokyo jumping 1.59 percent thanks to the weaker yenHong Kong (AFP) - Asian markets rallied for a second straight session Friday, boosted by another strong performance on Wall Street while renewed confidence helped push the dollar back towards the 100 yen mark.



12/19/2014 04:59 AM
Tokyo market rides the bull into Christmas

The Tokyo market is in a bullish mood having shrugged off ruble jitters, analysts sayThe Tokyo market appears to have shrugged off fears about the Russian ruble crisis, with investors bullish as they prepared for the last few days of trading this year, analysts said. While plunging oil prices and the Russian currency crisis threatening to deliver investors a lump of coal, spirits remained high after the US Federal Reserve this week hinted that it was on track for a mid-2015 interest rate hike as data continues to show a recovery in the world's number one economy. The Tokyo Stock Exchange will be closed Tuesday for a national holiday, the emperor's birthday. On Friday, the Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange climbed 411.35 points to finish at 17,621.40, thanks largely to the robust performance on Wall Street shares overnight and a rising dollar.



12/19/2014 03:26 AM
Asia stocks boast biggest rise in 15 mths, BOJ brightens

A man is reflected in an electronic stock quotation board outside a brokerage in TokyoBy Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares enjoyed their best day in 15 months on Friday, after Wall Street boasted its biggest two-day advance since late 2011 amid relief the Federal Reserve was in no rush to withdraw stimulus from the U.S. economy. The gains came even as oil stayed under pressure, suggesting equity investors were beginning to see the positives in lower fuel costs and increased consumer spending power. Japan's Nikkei climbed 2.0 percent to erase most of it's recent losses, while Australia's main index romped ahead by 2.1 percent. ...



12/19/2014 03:16 AM
Takata vows to step up airbag safety effort in open letter

Visitors look at displays of Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp, at a showroom in Tokyo, on November 11, 2014Embattled Japanese auto parts maker Takata has published an open letter in major US and German media, vowing to step up its safety record after an airbag crisis hammered the company's reputation. Chairman Shigehisa Takada said his family company understood public concerns and was "saddened" by the deaths of at least five motorists in the US and Malaysia who were allegedly killed after a defective air bag exploded, firing metal shards into the vehicle. "Since its founding, Takata's number-one priority has been the safety of the traveling public," said the letter published Thursday in several major newspapers including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. The letter comes on the back of heavy criticism directed at Takata's top executive for remaining largely silent on the issue, and amid claims that the firm hid evidence of the defects for years.



12/19/2014 12:10 AM
Asia stocks boast biggest rise in 15 mths, BOJ quietly confident

An employee of Tokyo Stock Exchange touches his face as he works at the bourse at TSE in TokyoBy Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares enjoyed their best day in 15 months on Friday, after Wall Street boasted its biggest two-day advance since late 2011 amid relief the Federal Reserve was in no rush to withdraw stimulus from the U.S. economy. The gains came even as oil stayed under pressure, suggesting equity investors were beginning to see the positives in lower fuel costs and increased consumer spending power. Japan's Nikkei climbed 2.1 percent to erase most of it's recent losses, while Australia's main index romped ahead by 2.2 percent. ...



12/18/2014 11:00 PM
Rupee edges up, tracking share gains; flows key

A customer hands bundle of Indian Rupee currency notes to teller at financial institution in MumbaiReuters Market Eye - The rupee is trading at 63.05/06 versus its Thursday's close of 63.11/12. Traders expect the Indian unit to move in a 62.80 to 63.50 range during the day. Asian markets rise after Wall Street boasts of its biggest two-day advance since late 2011. Nifty trading up 0.9 percent in early trade. Fund flows will remain crucial for intraday direction. Fed's statement that it was in no rush to start hiking rates continues to aid global financial markets. Asian currencies trading mixed versus dollar. (Reporting by Swati Bhat)



12/18/2014 09:00 PM
American Apparel approached for possible buyout: WSJ

The American Apparel factory headquarters is pictured in Los Angeles, California(Reuters) - Clothing manufacturer American Apparel Inc has been approached by private equity firm Irving Place Capital for a possible takeover, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources. The Los Angeles-based retailer received an expression of interest from Irving Place in the last couple of weeks, people familiar with the matter told the Journal, adding that the approach was initially rebuffed because of the low price. Irving Place then raised its price range to $1.30 to $1.40 per share. The board has yet to respond, the sources told the Journal. ...



12/18/2014 08:57 PM
Australia shares extend rally for second day on Fed rate outlook
Australian shares rose 1.8 percent on Friday in a broad-based rally after Wall Street boasted its biggest two-day advance since late 2011 after the Federal Reserve promised patience in the timing of interest ...
12/18/2014 06:39 PM
Asian stocks catch Wall St tailwind

An employee of Tokyo Stock Exchange touches his face as he works at the bourse at TSE in TokyoBy Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian markets looked set for another upbeat session on Friday after Wall Street boasted its biggest two-day advance since late 2011 amid relief the Federal Reserve was in no rush to start hiking interest rates. The gains came even as oil stayed under pressure, suggesting equity investors were beginning to see the positives in lower fuel costs and increased consumer spending power. Brent was quoted $1.37 lighter at $59.81 a barrel, while U.S. crude was hovering around $55.00 after losing more than $2 on Thursday. ...



12/18/2014 06:28 PM
Asian stocks catch Wall Street tailwind

A man is reflected on an electronic board showing the Japanese yen's exchange rate against the U.S. dollar outside a brokerage in TokyoBy Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian markets looked set for another upbeat session on Friday after Wall Street boasted its biggest two-day advance since late 2011 amid relief the Federal Reserve was in no rush to start hiking interest rates. The gains came even as oil stayed under pressure, suggesting equity investors were beginning to see the positives in lower fuel costs and increased consumer spending power. Brent was quoted $1.37 lighter at $59.81 a barrel, while U.S. crude was hovering around $55.00 after losing more than $2 on Thursday. ...



12/18/2014 05:24 PM
Equities surge on Fed cues; oil resumes decline

People are reflected on an electronic board displaying a graph showing the movement of Nikkei share average outside a brokerage in TokyoNEW YORK (Reuters) - Global equities markets rallied on Thursday, with Wall Street surging nearly 2.5 percent, as investors buoyed by policy comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve moved into riskier holdings.



12/18/2014 04:25 PM
Red Hat credits Q3 earnings win to cloud, big data strategies

Red Hat credits Q3 earnings win to cloud, big data strategiesRed Hat's CFO boasted the software company has achieved sequential revenue growth every quarter for the last 51 straight quarters.



12/18/2014 04:15 PM
Dow soars 400 points, led by rally in tech sector

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. The market is opening sharply higher, building on gains from the day before after the Federal Reserve indicated it was in no rush to raise interest rates. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average had its biggest day in three years, soaring more than 400 points as the stock market extended a rally into a second day.



12/18/2014 03:31 PM
Exclusive - U.S. authorities ready new attack on Wall Street repeat offenders

A Wall Street sign outside the New York Stock ExchangeBy Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top U.S. Justice Department official warned that the U.S. is eyeing new ways to crack down on lax practices that have led to market manipulation and other misconduct after some institutions have failed to adequately reform themselves. The comments in an exit interview with James Cole, the department's No. 2 official, come as some of the world's largest banks gear up to pay billions in fines over the manipulation of foreign exchange rates, just months after some of the same banks paid out billions in penalties for other wrongdoing. ...