Ships, planes attack major Shell oil spill off Nigeria

Shell on Friday deployed ships with dispersants and planes in a bid to mop up one of Nigeria's worst offshore oil spills in recent years, a spokesman said, amid fears it could soon reach the shoreline.

4 personal finance technology trends for 2012

(AP) -- If you're one of the holdouts still paying bills with checks, tracking your accounts with pen and paper or clipping coupons from the newspaper, 2012 could be the year you take the digital plunge.

Nevada adopts rules for Internet poker licenses

(AP) -- Nevada gambling regulators on Thursday unanimously approved rules that allow companies in the state apply for licenses to operate poker websites, a move that puts Nevada in a position to capitalize if Congress reverses ...

Speak and these apps will listen and transcribe

Voice recording for memos, interviews and lectures has moved - like so many tasks - to the smartphone. These applications help you save, or transcribe, the spoken word.

CEO calls Zynga his 'crowning achievement'

Before Zynga traded its first share on Friday, nervous investors in the social-gaming company didn't know whether to expect a killing or to be killed.

Chip companies foresee slower growth

Microchip company executives expect the economy's continuing sluggishness to put a drag on their finances as well as their spending on new hires, capital improvements and research and development efforts next year, according ...

Regulators approve nuclear reactor design for Southeast utilities

Federal regulators on Thursday signed off on a next-generation nuclear reactor slated for Florida Power & Light's Turkey Point plant and five other utilities in the Southeast, paving the way for construction of the first ...

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