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Senate panel peels back Apple's offshore taxes
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Apple Inc's chief executive officer defended the company's tax record at a Tuesday Senate hearing where lawmakers said the maker of iPads, iPods and Mac computers kept billions of dollars in profits in Irish subsidiaries to avoid U.S. taxes.
Dimon keeps JPMorgan chairman title after brui ...
TAMPA, Florida (Reuters) - Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase & Co's outspoken chairman and chief executive, won a vote of confidence on Tuesday as shareholders decided to let him keep his chairman title by an even greater margin than last year.
Best Buy sees investments squeezing near-term ...
(Reuters) - Best Buy Co Inc reported lackluster sales in the first quarter and warned that efforts to entice shoppers could squeeze profits in the near term.
Survivors pulled from Oklahoma tornado debris ...
MOORE, Oklahoma (Reuters) - Emergency workers pulled more than 100 survivors from the rubble of homes, schools and a hospital in an Oklahoma town hit by a powerful tornado, and officials lowered the death toll from the storm to 24, including nine children.
Syria, Israel exchange fire on Golan Heights
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria said its troops destroyed an Israeli vehicle that crossed into its territory from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday and warned that any attempt to violate its sovereignty would meet "immediate and firm retaliation".
CBS takes key ratings crown for first time in ...
(Reuters) - Broadcast network CBS said on Tuesday it won this season's ratings race among the 18-to-49 age group most prized by advertisers, claiming its first victory in that audience in 21 years.
Citing fatigue, director Ang Lee leaves pilot ...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar winner Ang Lee canceled his plans to direct the pilot of new U.S. television series "Tyrant," saying on Tuesday that he needed to rest after spending four years working on 3D fantasy-adventure film "Life of Pi."
Carol Burnett to receive top honor for America ...
(Reuters) - Actress and comedienne Carol Burnett will be honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the top award for American comics, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts said on Tuesday.
La Dolce Vita plays out with Italian films at ...
CANNES (Reuters) - Paolo Sorrentino's "The Great Beauty," a nostalgic, melancholic ode to the eternal city Rome, is one of several films that touch on the unraveling of contemporary Italy in official selection at the Cannes film festival this year.
Liberace film throws spotlight on gay rights a ...
CANNES (Reuters) - The relationship between the flamboyant pianist Liberace and his young lover dazzled at the Cannes film festival on Tuesday and threw the spotlight on gay rights at the movie industry's largest annual gathering.
Czech police seize 1 million liters of illegal ...
PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech police found a million liters of illegal alcohol hidden in underground tanks in one of the biggest seizures of untaxed booze ever.
Chinese businessman pays record price for Belg ...
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A Chinese businessman has paid a world record 310,000 euros ($398,500) for a Belgian pigeon, highlighting Asia's huge and growing interest in racing birds.
What's in a name? U.S. starts using Myanmar as ...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Southeast Asian nation formerly known as Burma received further backing from the White House on Monday in its campaign to be called Myanmar.
A gnome grows in Chelsea - at the flower show, ...
LONDON (Reuters) - Some spectators at London's Chelsea Flower Show wouldn't be caught dead with one in the trunk of their Bentley, but garden gnomes have turned up at the show's 100th edition this year, for charity.
Marijuana waste helps turn pot-eating pigs int ...
OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - With Washington state about to embark on a first-of-its-kind legal market for recreational marijuana, the budding ranks of new cannabis growers face a quandary over what to do with the excess stems, roots and leaves from their plants.
Britain asks EU to put Hezbollah armed wing on ...
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain said on Tuesday it had asked the European Union to put Hezbollah's military arm on its list of terrorist organizations, urging Europe to respond robustly to evidence of the Islamist group's involvement in an attack that killed five Israelis.
Nigeria says to free all female Boko Haram sus ...
LAGOS, Nigeria, May 21 - Nigeria said on Tuesday it would free a number of detained Islamist suspects, including all female ones, in what a senior security source called a move to build popular support for its offensive against Boko Haram militants entrenched in the north.
Rafsanjani, Ahmadinejad ally barred from Iran ...
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian authorities have barred two prominent politicians from running for president, Iranian media reported on Tuesday, leaving the June 14 election to be contested between mostly hardline conservatives loyal to the country's supreme leader.
Egyptian army blocks Sinai roads in hunt for k ...
SHEIKH ZUWAID, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptian army and police forces stepped up roadblocks in north Sinai in a hunt for militant Islamists who kidnapped seven security officers last week, a security source said on Tuesday.
Syrian foes move towards talks but fighting rages
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's opposition and the government of President Bashar al-Assad seem to be preparing to take part in an international peace conference against a background of some of the worst fighting this year.
Microsoft unveils new Xbox One game console
REDMOND, Washington (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp gave the world the first look at its new game console on Tuesday, hoping the Xbox One will attract existing video game fans while also becoming a hub for living room entertainment.
Iranians face new Internet curbs before presid ...
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranians are struggling with slower Internet speeds and limited access ahead of an unpredictable presidential election that has put hardline Islamist authorities on alert for possible unrest.
Online takeout companies GrubHub and Seamless ...
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Two of the nation's biggest online food delivery businesses said they are merging in a deal that they hope will drive more orders, in more cities, through their platforms.
Websense to go private for $907 million
(Reuters) - Websense Inc said it had agreed to be taken private by Vista Equity Partners in a deal that values the online security firm at about $907 million.
China trying to manage exposure of corruption ...
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Internet is brimming with disclosures of officials collecting bribes, homes and luxury accessories as casually as they do mistresses.
Meteoroid impact triggers bright flash on the moon
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - An automated telescope monitoring the moon has captured images of an 88-pound (40 kg) rock slamming into the lunar surface, creating a bright flash of light, NASA scientists said on Friday.
Scientists create human stem cells through cloning
NEW YORK (Reuters) - After more than 15 years of failures by scientists around the world and one outright fraud, biologists have finally created human stem cells by the same technique that produced Dolly the cloned sheep in 1996: They transplanted genetic material from an adult cell into an egg ...
China says EU solar duties to "seriously harm" ...
BEIJING (Reuters) - China warned the European Union on Thursday that imposing duties on Chinese solar panels would "seriously harm" bilateral trade ties, upping the tone of its criticism a week after the EU said it would move ahead with hefty penalties in June.
U.S. sees China launch as test of anti-satelli ...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government believes a Chinese missile launch this week was the first test of a new interceptor that could be used to destroy a satellite in orbit, a U.S. defense official told Reuters on Wednesday.
National Weather Service gets big computing boost
MIAMI (Reuters) - The U.S. National Weather Service is getting a quantum jump in computing power that will significantly improve its forecasting and storm tracking abilities to better protect the country from severe weather.
Surgery offers mixed benefits for kids' sleep ...
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study has confirmed that removing the tonsils and adenoids of children with obstructive sleep apnea can reduce sleepiness and improve the quality of life, but putting off the surgery might not hurt either.
H7N9 bird flu outbreak costs more than $6.5 bi ...
GENEVA (Reuters) - The H7N9 bird flu outbreak in China has caused economic losses of more than $6.5 billion so far, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization's chief veterinary officer said on Tuesday.
Tunisia announces first death from new coronavirus
Tunis (Reuters) - A 66-year-old Tunisian man has died from new coronavirus, a strain of a virus that emerged in the Middle East last year, after a visit to Saudi Arabia, the health ministry said on Tuesday.
Schoolmates of suicide victims at higher risk
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Teens who have a classmate die of suicide are more likely to consider taking, or attempt to take, their own lives, according to a new study.
Health sites too complex, full of cliches: study
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The importance of health literacy hit home for Lisa Gualtieri when a Cambodian refugee diagnosed with cancer asked her to act as a patient advocate.
Los Angeles mayoral race between two former al ...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Voters head to the polls on Tuesday to choose between two longtime fixtures of Los Angeles politics in a mayoral election shaped by the dire financial outlook of America's second-largest city and the political clout of its public employee unions.
Senators reach deal to ease high tech rules in ...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senators reached a tentative deal with tech companies to ease restrictions on hiring foreigners for high-skilled jobs in the Senate's sweeping immigration bill, sources familiar with the talks said on Tuesday.
Democrats make last push in primary to be mayo ...
(Reuters) - The mayor of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's cash-strapped capital, faces off on Tuesday against two fellow Democrats in a primary election that will likely determine who leads a city that has become a poster child for financial mismanagement.
Analysis: Some Republicans see new scandal in ...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With the White House already reeling from three major controversies, some Republican lawmakers are zeroing in on what they perceive is another possible scandal tied to President Barack Obama's landmark health reform law just as it nears implementation.
IRS officials back on Capitol Hill hot seat ov ...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Senate panel will try on Tuesday to pry more details out of current and former officials of the Internal Revenue Service about the agency's targeting of conservative groups for extra scrutiny when they sought tax-exempt status.
Born On This Day
Learning About Microsoft Design and Demystifyi ...
For the May NoVA UX meetup, Microsoft Dev Evangelist Andrew Duthie gave the group a presentation on the design thinking behind Windows 8. He described three influences–Bauhaus design, Swiss typography, and motion cinematography–and five design principles that guided the team: Do R ...
4 Reasons Analytics Matter
The word “analytics” makes some people cringe. (Not us at AddThis! We love data!) But this sentiment is understandable because, for most people, analytics can become more of a frustrating information overload experience. And that’s, well, a total turn off. … Continue reading →
Paint and Code Go Together: Latest AddThis Hac ...
Last week, the AddThis team dropped what they were doing, and signed up to work on different projects in our latest 24-hour hackathon! Over 30 projects were submitted, and lots of cool things came about as a result. Here are … Continue reading →
Everyone Ready for Mother’s Day?
Last year we took a look at how people were preparing for Mother’s Day, and this year we thought we’d bring you a new take on the holiday. We analyzed the difference between the types of people who bought Mom … Continue reading →
A Brief History of Using AddThis Dynamically
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The Next Web
Microsoft introduces new controller for Xbox O ...
The new Xbox controller was introduced alongside a brand new console today at an event in a tent outside Microsoft HQ in Redmond, Washington. It looks very similar but has... Keep reading →
About.me goes premium and finally lets you use ...
More than three months after About.me ‘bought itself back’ from AOL, spinning itself out as an independent company once again, the San Francisco-based startup is now ramping things up a... Keep reading →
Last.fm joins forces with MUZU.TV to bring 90, ...
Last.fm has teamed up with MUZU.TV today to bring over 90,000 music videos to the Web version of its Pandora-style Internet radio service. The partnership will add relevant videos to... Keep reading →
Unity makes its Android and iOS video game dev ...
Unity Technologies, the company behind the Unity cross-platform video game engine and development software, announced today that its mobile tools are now free for small and independent studios. The Unity... Keep reading →
After hitting 1m users in its first week, Mess ...
MessageMe, the US-based chat app looking to rival Line, WhatsApp, Viber and co, has confirmed that it has closed a $10 million round of seed funding and, furthermore, that it has passed 5 million... Keep reading →