Fed survey: Winter storms holding back US economy (Update)

A Federal Reserve survey shows severe weather held back economic growth in much of the U.S. from January through early February. Even so, conditions strengthened in most regions, thanks to slight gains in areas such as employment ...

Flipboard buys rival news reader Zite from CNN

Flipboard on Wednesday announced it is buying rival online news reader Zite from cable news stalwart CNN, boldly declaring a bid to become "the world's best personal magazine."

Winklevosses buy tickets to space with bitcoin

Big bitcoin backers the Winklevoss brothers said Wednesday they had used the virtual currency to buy tickets into space on Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic aircraft.

Review: Apple's iWork brings simplicity to docs

Microsoft's Office is the go-to software package for creating and sharing documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Google's Docs has emerged as a good, free alternative for lightweight tasks. But what's often overlooked ...

Greenpeace protests Europe's ageing nuclear plants

Greenpeace activists broke into the grounds of nuclear plants in six European countries Wednesday, urging governments to close down ageing reactors on safety grounds.

NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Faxai stretching out

When a tropical cyclone becomes elongated it is a sign the storm is weakening. Imagery from NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite today revealed that wind shear was stretching out Tropical Cyclone Faxai and the storm was waning.

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