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Fired Yahoo exec gets $58M for 15 months of work

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Yahoo's recently fired chief operating officer, Henrique de Castro, left the Internet company with a severance package of $58 million even though he lasted just 15 months on the job.

Yahoo nominates co-founder, 2 others to join board

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Yahoo co-founder David Filo is vying to rejoin the Internet company's board after an 18-year absence.

Freight train industry to miss safety deadline

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Only one-fifth of its track will be equipped with mandatory safety technology to prevent the most catastrophic kinds of collisions and derailments by the deadline set by Congress, the freight railroad industry said Wednesday.

IBM posts lower 1Q earnings amid hardware slump

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

IBM's first-quarter earnings fell and revenue came in below Wall Street's expectations amid an ongoing decline in its hardware business, one that was exacerbated by weaker demand in China and emerging markets.

Google's 1Q earnings disappoint as ad prices slip

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Google's first-quarter earnings growth faltered as the Internet's most influential company grappled with a persistent downturn in advertising prices while spending more money to hire employees and invest in daring ideas.

Fermi 2 nuclear plant shuts for fix to transformer

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

DTE Energy Co. says it's shut down the Fermi 2 nuclear power plant to replace one of the two main transformers.

Gadgets: Grove Dock combines natural materials with modern metals

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Without knowing what was in a box I recently received in the mail, one would think it was a brick.

AT&T plans to expand 4G LTE network in ND

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

AT&T plans to expand its 4G LTE cellular network in North Dakota by the end of the year.

Review: Forward to the past with Windows update

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Even as Microsoft prepares for a future dominated by touch-screen devices, it is steering its Windows system to embrace more of the past.

MNsure names Deloitte lead vendor to overhaul site

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Minnesota's online health insurance marketplace announced Deloitte Consulting on Wednesday as the lead manager to overhaul its troubled website and computer systems, citing the company's record of success in other states.

Smartphone apps to help patients take their meds

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Several smartphone apps are available to help patients take their medications as prescribed. Here's a sampling of several free apps, noting some of their special features:

A sampling of editorials from around New York

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

The New York Daily News on the proposal to hold a parade in Manhattan for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Ex-editor admits hearing hacked voicemails in 2004

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that he listened to hacked voicemail messages while he was editor of the tabloid.

Corps disagrees with mayor on riverfront project

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

A riverfront project for which the City of Natchez is hoping to enlist help of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to "complete" was finished nearly 20 years ago, a Corps spokesman said.

Tech Q&A: New security measures added to Google Wallet

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

QUESTION: If a thief stole a smartphone that makes retail store payments, could he or she make store purchases with no questions asked? (The phone uses the Google Wallet software and a Near-Field Communication, or NFC, radio link.) And is Google pushing Wallet to Android operating system devices without asking the owners?

Officials: Part of Belle Isle to be shut for event

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Officials say portions of Detroit's Belle Isle are expected to be closed to the public for several days in September for an event showcasing driverless vehicles.

Court rejects bankruptcy protection for Mt. Gox

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

The Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange in Tokyo is headed for liquidation after a court rejected its bankruptcy protection application.

Scammers using fake US Postal Service emails

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Consumer advocates say scammers are using bogus U.S. Postal Service emails to steal personal information.

Grant to fund expansion of Ivy Tech-Kokomo program

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Ivy Tech's Kokomo Region will get a $3.3 million federal grant to expand a job-training program that serves industrial technology students.

Michigan civil rights group develops mobile app

|Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

A Michigan civil rights organization has developed what it's calling the first mobile app to report discrimination, ethnic harassment and other forms of bigotry.