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European Central Bank hit by data theft

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

The European Central Bank said Thursday that email addresses and other contact information have been stolen from a database that serves its public website, though it stressed that no internal systems or market-sensitive data were compromised.

Nokia sees brighter future without handset unit

| |Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

There is life after mobile phones for Nokia.

Former Garmin employee sentenced for stealing

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

A former Garmin International employee has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for stealing GPS devices from the Olathe-based company.

Regenerative engineering, medicine retreat at UGA

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

The University of Georgia is set to host a regenerative engineering and medicine retreat.

Social Security's $300M IT project doesn't work

|Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can't get it to work. And officials can't say when it will.

Texas governor's startup fund is not all it seems

| |Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups using a pet program designed to bring high-paying jobs and innovation to the nation's second most-populous state.

LG Electronics says 2Q profit more than doubled

| |Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

LG Electronics Inc. reported a forecast-beating quarterly profit Thursday and gave an upbeat outlook for smartphone profitability as its mobile division ended a streak of losses.

Attorney: Kauai GMO, pesticide law protects public

|Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

Kauai County's authority to regulate genetically modified crops and pesticides was the subject of arguments in a federal court hearing Wednesday in a lawsuit by four seed companies seeking to stop a new law from going into effect next month.

GMO labeling initiative qualifies for ballot

|Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

An initiative to require the labeling of genetically modified foods in Oregon has qualified for a statewide vote in November.

Fans hop aboard exclusive train to Comic-Con

|Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

For a lucky fellowship of fans, Comic-Con is beginning early on a private train car trekking to the pop-culture convention.

Twitter admits to diversity problem in workforce

|Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

Twitter acknowledged that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley.

Cheaper wireless plans cut into AT&T 2Q profit

| |Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

AT&T Inc. on Wednesday posted lower net income for the latest quarter due to cheaper cellphone plans it introduced as a response to aggressive pricing from smaller competitor T-Mobile US.

Social Security spent $300M on 'IT boondoggle'

|Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims. Nearly $300 million later, the new system is nowhere near ready and agency officials are struggling to salvage a project racked by delays and mismanagement, according to an internal report commissioned by the agency.

Facebook 2Q earnings, revenue soar

|Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

Facebook is on a roll. The world's largest online social network posted sharply higher earnings on Wednesday as revenue from mobile advertising continued to grow, and more people used it, more often.

Awarded a Pell Grant? Better double-check

|Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

Potentially tens of thousands of students awarded a Pell Grant or other need-based federal aid for the coming school year could find it taken away because of a mistake in filling out the form.

Concrete pours into Michigan physics site

|Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

The construction of a new national facility for nuclear science at Michigan State University is continuing with the addition of 140 truckloads of concrete.

$148 million metal research center set for Detroit

|Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

A fall opening of the Detroit headquarters for a federally funded metals research program was announced Wednesday.

Get paid for posts? Social networking's new twist

|Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared —except the money those posts produce.

Hospital to pay $150,000 for lost data, records

|Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

A Rhode Island hospital has agreed to pay $150,000 in Massachusetts after losing backup tapes that contained the personal information of more than 12,000 Massachusetts residents.

Review: Fire phone, an improvement on the familiar

| |Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014

Many of the Amazon Fire phone's features are twists on apps and concepts tried in other devices.