Barclays, Weighed Down by Litigation Charges, Reported Loss in 2014

by The New York Times // March 3, 2015 // Updated 09:55 GMT // 0 Comments

LONDON — Barclays said on Tuesday that it fell to a loss in 2014 as the British bank’s annual results were dragged down by charges related to potential fines and litigation costs for past conduct by its employees, and lower income in its investment bank as the lender continues to shrink that business. The bank’s […]

The One Thing That Could Trip Up You and Your Partner In Bed

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 20:48 GMT // 0 Comments

According to a recent survey, 40 percent of Americans have always slept on the same side of the bed — and preferring the same side of the bed could be a potential deal-breaker for some couples. – Sign up here for Live Today, HuffPost Live’s morning email that will let you know the newsmakers, celebrities […]

HUFFPOLLSTER: Netanyahu Visit Polarizes Americans

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 12:50 GMT // 0 Comments

Nearly half of Americans disagree with Republican’s Netanyahu speech invite, with Democrats being more in dissent. Republicans rate Netanyahu more favorably. And with few following the DHS funding battle, beware of polls predicting reactions. This is HuffPollster for Monday, March 2, 2015.February 1, 2015.(GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images) | GALI TIBBON via Getty Images NBC/WSJ FINDS DISAPPROVAL […]

European Prices Continue to Fall, Fueling Concerns

by The New York Times // March 2, 2015 // Updated 11:07 GMT // 0 Comments

PARIS — Europe experienced a third straight month of falling prices in February, adding to worries about possible deflation, official data showed on Monday, but the jobless rate ticked down to the lowest level since 2012, providing a welcome glimmer of hope that the economy might be picking up steam at last. Consumer prices in […]

Rand Paul wins 2015 CPAC straw poll

by CNN // February 28, 2015 // Updated 23:18 GMT // 0 Comments

The closely watched survey of conference attendees represents a small but vocal faction of the Republican party, and the voters tend to be younger and libertarian leaning as many college students attend the gathering. Paul won in 2014 and 2013, and his father, a libertarian icon and former Texas congressman Ron Paul won in 2010 […]

India’s New Budget Aims to Boost Growth

by The New York Times // February 28, 2015 // Updated 14:32 GMT // 0 Comments

NEW DELHI — India’s finance minister, Arun Jaitley, unveiled the first full-year budget of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government on Saturday, promising to boost growth with a major increase in public spending on infrastructure and to lower the corporate tax rate by 5 percent, steps that were cheered by Indian industry. People watched as India’s […]

Why It’s Hard To Predict Who Would Get Blamed For A DHS Shutdown

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 00:30 GMT // 0 Comments

On Friday afternoon, House Republicans said no to a funding bill that would have kept the Department of Homeland Security in business for another three weeks. If DHS suffers a shutdown at midnight, does that mean Americans will blame Republicans?House Speaker John Boehner was not able to pass a temporary DHS funding bill on Friday […]

Why This Trendy NYC Restaurant Banned Tips

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 20:06 GMT // 0 Comments

NEW YORK — Amanda Cohen is attempting a radical experiment for Manhattan restaurants: no tipping. And so far, the chef of revered vegetarian eatery Dirt Candy said, she hasn’t received a single complaint from customers.Amanda Cohen doesn’t want her waiters to go broke serving this. | Dirt Candy When Dirt Candy reopened earlier this month […]

In Europe, Bond Yields and Interest Rates Go Through the Looking Glass

by The New York Times // February 27, 2015 // Updated 19:24 GMT // 0 Comments

HVIDOVRE, Denmark — At first, Eva Christiansen barely noticed the number. Her bank called to say that Ms. Christiansen, a 36-year-old entrepreneur here, had been approved for a small business loan. She whooped. She danced. A friend took pictures. A Denmark bank will pay Eva Christiansen, left, $1 a month for taking out a loan. […]

Only 35 Percent Of Americans Still Think Bill O’Reilly Is Trustworthy

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 19:07 GMT // 0 Comments

The allegations building against Bill O’Reilly are apparently taking a harsh toll on his trustworthiness and favorability among Americans. Only 35 percent of Americans still find the Fox News host trustworthy, while 21 percent find him “very untrustworthy” and 16 percent find him “somewhat untrustworthy,” according to a HuffPost/YouGov poll conducted this week.LOS ANGELES, CA […]

Child Poverty Would Be Almost Twice As High If Safety Net Programs Didn’t Exist: Report

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 18:51 GMT // 0 Comments

Child poverty in the U.S. would be significantly worse if government assistance programs weren’t in place, a new report suggests. A study released on Wednesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, an advocacy group for low-income kids, found that without government support programs — like food assistance, housing subsidies and tax credits — the child […]

Sorry, Ebooks. These 9 Studies Show Why Print Is Better

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 14:19 GMT // 0 Comments

Don’t lament the lost days of cutting your fingers on pristine new novels or catching a whiff of that magical, transportive old book smell just yet! A slew of recent studies shows that print books are still popular, even among millennials. What’s more: further research suggests that this trend may save demonstrably successful learning habits […]

Over-The-Counter Birth Control May Be A Game-Changer

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 13:01 GMT // 0 Comments

About half of all pregnancies in the United States are unintended. But if birth control pills were available over the counter and covered by insurance, the rate of unintended pregnancies could drop by as much as 25 percent, according to a study published Friday in the journal Contraception.Birth-control pills. | Stephan Zabel via Getty Images […]

Lloyds Banking Group Returns to Profit and Resumes Dividend Payments

by The New York Times // February 27, 2015 // Updated 09:54 GMT // 0 Comments

LONDON — The Lloyds Banking Group said on Friday that it returned to a profit in 2014 as it prepared to pay its first dividend since the lender was bailed out by British government during the financial crisis. António Horta-Osório, the Lloyds Banking Group’s chief executive. (Justin Tallis/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images) The return to […]

Here Are The Secrets Of HP, Unilever And Other Highly Sustainable Companies

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 05:00 GMT // 0 Comments

As we all know, the climate is warming. In fact, it’s doing so about 10 times faster than it ever has in the past 65 million years, and it’s easy to point fingers when looking for the perpetrators. The good news is that we’re developing adaptive, inventive ways to mitigate climate change. And as it […]

Fatality Rate in West Africa Ebola Clinics Is Dropping

by The New York Times // February 26, 2015 // Updated 20:57 GMT // 0 Comments

SEATTLE — As the Ebola epidemic in West Africa wanes, physicians from Doctors Without Borders are confronting a mystery: More of their patients are surviving. They do not know why. Benetha Coleman, an Ebola survivor and nurse’s aid, comforts an infant girl with Ebola symptoms in Paynesville, Liberia. (John Moore/Getty Images) “The reasons are really […]

Warren Buffett’s Secret To Staying Young Might Make You Sick

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 14:44 GMT // 0 Comments

With billions of dollars at his disposal, you’d imagine Warren Buffett enjoying gourmet meals whipped up by a chef and served up on a gold platter. But it turns out the billionaire’s tastes are a bit more, shall we say, elementary. Buffett, 84, credits his longevity to his five-Coke-a-day habit: three during the day and […]

HUFFPOLLSTER: Clinton Has Big Early Lead In Iowa

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 13:09 GMT // 0 Comments

Hillary Clinton’s massive early Iowa lead is a big change from 2008. Walker’s polling surge may persist if it triggers endorsements from party leaders. And few young Americans perceive measles as a threat. This is HuffPollster for Thursday, February 26, 2015.October 30, 2014. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images). | PAUL J. RICHARDS via Getty Images CLINTON […]

Deadly Attacks in Xinjiang Go Unreported in China

by The New York Times // February 26, 2015 // Updated 11:27 GMT // 0 Comments

Had these incidents taken place in the United States or Europe, they would have dominated the news for days, if not weeks, and prompted extensive nationwide discussions about how, and why, they happened. Had they occurred in Iraq, or Pakistan, or Syria, they might have been regarded — sadly — as routine. But these events, […]

Kentucky Considers Changes To Drug Courts For Heroin Addicts

by The Huffington Post // February 25, 2015 // Updated 13:17 GMT // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — The Kentucky court system is reconsidering how its drug courts treat defendants thanks to a new federal policy that is pushing them to offer medications to opiate addicts. The state currently bars medication-assisted treatments for addicts in its drug courts. State judges order defendants off medications like Suboxone and methadone when placing them […]

HUFFPOLLSTER: Walker Takes Early Lead In Iowa Caucus

by The Huffington Post // February 25, 2015 // Updated 13:14 GMT // 0 Comments

Scott Walker has the early lead in Iowa, as have many other candidates in the past. Support for the use of military force against ISIS grows. And Americans value keeping DHS open over opposing Obama on immigration. This is HuffPollster for Wednesday, February 25, 2015.Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks to guests at the Iowa Freedom […]

Hong Kong Protests Color Budget Plans

by The New York Times // February 25, 2015 // Updated 10:16 GMT // 0 Comments

HONG KONG — Two months after protesters were cleared from the streets, the Hong Kong government announced on Wednesday an annual budget full of tax breaks and other handouts to provide economic support to the lower and middle classes, as well as businesses that it said had been disrupted by 11 weeks of demonstrations. Pro-democracy […]

Chicago Mayoral Race Isn’t Over Yet, As Rahm Emanuel Falls Short Of Votes Needed To Avoid Runoff

by The Huffington Post // February 25, 2015 // Updated 03:10 GMT // 0 Comments

Former congressman and White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel won the most votes in Tuesday’s Chicago mayoral election, but he failed to receive the degree of support needed from voters to avoid a runoff election in April.Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks with residents at a senior living center during a campaign stop on Feb. […]

Hillary Clinton: It’s Time For Wage Equality ‘Once And For All’

by The Huffington Post // February 24, 2015 // Updated 22:45 GMT // 0 Comments

Hillary Clinton lamented the number of women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math at a Silicon Valley women’s conference on Tuesday, and called for more action to close the wage gap.Event honoree Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks on stage during the 2014 Robert F. Kennedy Ripple Of Hope Awards at the New York […]

Why The Media Pays Less Attention To Police Killings Of Latinos

by The Huffington Post // February 24, 2015 // Updated 22:14 GMT // 0 Comments

Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Antonio Zambrano-Montes were all unarmed men who died at the hands of police officers, sparking protests from critics who questioned whether the killings were justified. In this Feb. 18, 2015 photo, pedestrians view a memorial in Pasco, Wash., on the sidewalk where Antonio Zambrano-Montes, an unarmed man who was running […]

HUFFPOLLSTER: Support For Legal Marijuana Remains Strong In Colorado

by The Huffington Post // February 24, 2015 // Updated 12:59 GMT // 0 Comments

Support for legalized marijuana remains strong in Colorado. Most Americans agree that Muslims face discrimination. And a growing minority support sending arms to Ukraine. This is HuffPollster for Tuesday, February 24 2015.DENVER, CO. – DECEMBER 06: Zane Swiley of Savannah, GA smokes pot on the bus during a marijuana tour hosted by My 420 Tours […]

Behind LA’s Dramatic Decline In Gang Violence

by The Huffington Post // February 24, 2015 // Updated 12:33 GMT // 0 Comments

From 1988 to 1998 — known to some as the “decade of death” — close to a thousand people per year were killed in Los Angeles. Gangs didn’t run all the neighborhoods, but the ones they did, they terrorized. Drugs moved openly on street corners, drive-by shootings occurred with dispiriting frequency, and wearing the wrong […]

8 Women Share What It’s Like Switching To An IUD

by The Huffington Post // February 24, 2015 // Updated 05:02 GMT // 0 Comments

Intrauterine devices are one of the most effective forms of reversible birth control, but few American women use them. That, however, is starting to change: The percentage of women using IUDs has grown rapidly in recent years as new products have come onto the market and as more doctors recommend women consider them. Recent government […]

The IUD Is Getting More Popular In America. Here’s Why

by The Huffington Post // February 24, 2015 // Updated 05:01 GMT // 0 Comments

A birth control method that works more than 99 percent of the time is making a comeback after all but disappearing from America in the 1980s and 1990s. The intrauterine device, or IUD, was the contraceptive of choice for 6.4 percent of American women aged 15-44 from 2011 to 2013, according to a report published […]

HSBC Profit Declines Sharply Amid Tax Backlash

by The New York Times // February 23, 2015 // Updated 10:52 GMT // 0 Comments

LONDON — The British bank HSBC said on Monday that profit declined 15 percent in 2014, adding to the bank’s challenges as it continues to reel from revelations about efforts by its Swiss private banking arm to help wealthy clients evade taxes. The offices of HSBC’s Swiss private banking arm in Geneva. The London-based bank […]

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