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Why the US will fare better than Europe in economic recovery – Christian Science Monitor

In an interview, the former president of Chile, Ricardo Lagos, says that today’s global financial crisis is mainly a political failure rather than an economic one. The US will probably do much better in its financial recovery because its central bank, unlike Europe’s, has the powers it needs. By Ricardo Lagos, Scott Malcomson / March 12, […]

Crimes Found Sapping Billions From Africa – Wall Street Journal

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Android Gains on Apple as Small Tablets Fuel Market Growth – PC Magazine

Shipments of tablets running Google’s Android mobile operating system are expected to pass Apple’s iPad this year as the overall tablet market grows, according to new data from IDC. The research firm on Tuesday predicted that Android devices will account for 48.8 percent of total tablet shipments in 2013, while Apple’s iPad […]

Google to pay $7m in Street View privacy case – Boston Globe

NEW YORK — Google has agreed to pay $7 million as a result of an investigation brought by a coalition of state attorneys general, officials said Tuesday, in one of the largest fines for ­violating privacy in the digital age. Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley said the Bay State will receive about $327,000 as part […]

Samsung Galaxy S 4: What to Expect March 14 – eWeek

Samsung has all but acknowledged it will introduce a Galaxy S 4 March 14. The rumor mill tells a far more detailed story. Samsung will unveil a Galaxy S 4 Thursday, March 14, during an evening event at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall. While rival Apple’s strategy has been to acknowledge nothing until […]

Facebook users unwittingly revealing intimate secrets, study finds – The Guardian

Facebook users are unwittingly revealing intimate secrets – including their sexual orientation, drug use and political beliefs – using only public “like” updates, according to a study of online privacy. The research into 58,000 Facebook users in the US found that sensitive personal characteristics about people can be accurately inferred from information in the public […]

Smartphone use among US teens is up sharply: survey – Reuters

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON | Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:08am EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) – About 37 percent of Americans ages 12 to 17 tap the Internet using a smartphone, up sharply in just a year, according to a 2012 Pew survey released on Wednesday. Twenty-three percent of teens mainly go online using their phones and […]

Asia Stocks Down On Bleak UK Factory Production – NPR

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stock markets ran out of steam Wednesday after a sharp drop in Britain’s industrial production and a warning from the head of Germany’s central bank that the euro debt crisis isn’t over. Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann said Tuesday that the European Union needs to move ahead with reforms to keep troubles […]

Asia Extends Losses; Shanghai Slips 1% – CNBC.com

Weak corporate earnings weighed on Hong Kong markets. The Hang Seng Index eased 0.9 percent on Tuesday, coming off a three-week high it had hovered around in the past two sessions. Shares of Cathay Pacific slipped 0.7 percent after the airline announced it is expecting a 90 percent plunge in full-year net profit. Meanwhile, noodle […]

U.S. Beats Europe and Asia as Growing Property Investment Target – Bloomberg

Investors increased the amount of equity they plan to commit to U.S. real estate by 19 percent to $55 billion in the second half of last year, more than any other region, according to London-based broker DTZ. Money excluding debt intended for the Asia Pacific region rose by 15 percent to $40 billion and planned […]