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21st Century Fox Withdraws Bid to Buy Time Warner

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Following a bid to purchase media corporation Time Warner Inc., 21st Century Fox announced Tuesday that it will withdraw its proposal to acquire the company. The Board also authorized a $6 billion share repurchase program, Read More

Stocks Slide with International Tensions

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Markets tumbled Tuesday with the rise of international tensions, linked to China’s economy and the growing strain between Ukraine and Russia. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 140 points to end the day at 16,429.47. The Read More

Want to Find ET? Look for Air Pollution

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — After trying unsuccessfully for several decades to eavesdrop on radio signals from outer space, scientists are looking at a new way to find evidence of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe. Never mind trying to hear an alien Read More

Obama Signs Bill 'Unlocking' Cell Phones into Law

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — President Obama signed a bill into law on Friday that made it legal for consumers to unlock their cell phone without permission from their wireless provider after their contract has expired. The bill was approved by Congress in Read More

Alpha Natural Resources to 'Idle' 1,100 Employees

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BRISTOL, Va.) — Mine owner Alpha Natural Resources announced plans earlier this week to shutter mines and other facilities due to weak market conditions and government regulation, informing an estimated 1,100 employees at a number of locations Read More

NY Receptionist Crowned World Microsoft Word Champion

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — You might be familiar with Microsoft Office’s suite of programs, including Microsoft Word, but did you know there is a world championship for Microsoft Word? This week, Dominique Howard, 21, a receptionist at JPMorgan Chase in New Read More