Rio's Olympic golf course in legal bunker

The return of golf to the Olympics after what will be 112 years by the time Rio hosts South America's first Games in 2016 comes amid accusations environmental laws were got round to build the facility in a nature reserve, ...

Twitpic to stay alive with new owner

Twitpic is being acquired in a deal that will give renewed life to the widely used service for sharing pictures on Twitter.

Facebook CEO wants more students to explore tech

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into well-paid techies—and even hire some of them to work at his social-media company.

Alibaba poised to surge on the NYSE

Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba will say "open sesame" to the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, as its shares begin trading in a highly anticipated debut that could raise up to $25 billion.

Marcellus drilling boom may have led to too many hotel rooms

Drilling in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale region led to a rapid increase in both the number of hotels and hotel industry jobs, but Penn State researchers report that the faltering occupancy rate may signal that there are ...

Hurricane Edouard right environment for drone test (Update)

Hurricane Edouard was the perfect environment to test new data-collecting drones because the storm was strong, had a well-defined eye and never threatened land, U.S. government scientists said Thursday.

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