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James Bond meets Samuel Colt: Seeking to build a safer gun

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.— Jonathan Mossberg is among a small number of pioneers looking to build a safer gun. But unlike many others, he was in the gun business when he started down that path. Mossberg's iGun Technology Corp., based in Daytona Beach, Florida, relies on a simple piece of jewelry— a ring— that "talks" to a circuit board imbedded in a firearm to let it know the user is...

Source: The Associated Press

Schumer: Probe billboards using phone data to track shoppers

NEW YORK— An outdoor advertising company that owns thousands of billboards across the country, including in Times Square, and around the world, is using mobile photo data to learn about people who are passing their displays in order to cater ads to specific consumers, and U.S. The program, known as Clear Channel Outdoor RADAR, is a partnership between the outdoor...

Source: The Associated Press

IEA chief Birol: Oil prices may have hit bottom, but keep an eye on this

International Energy Agency (IEA) chief Fatih Birol said on Sunday that oil prices may have bottomed, providing that the health of the global economy does not pose a concern.

Source: Reuters

Bombardment of Syrian city continues for ninth day as ceasefire stumbles

Nearly 30 air strikes hit rebel-held areas of Syrian city Aleppo on Saturday, a ninth day of bombardment as fighting has all but destroyed a February ceasefire.

Source: Reuters

China's official manufacturing, service data slow in April

China's manufacturing activity expanded in April, but only marginally, an official survey showed on Sunday, raising doubts about the pickup's sustainability.

Source: Reuters

Venezuela leader hikes minimum wage 30 pct amid raging inflation

CARACAS, April 30- Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday night increased the country's minimum wage 30 percent, amid rampant inflation that has destroyed purchasing power in the crisis-hit country. As of May 1, the minimum wage will jump to 15,051 bolivars per month- $1,505 at the strongest official exchange rate but just $13.50 at the black market...

Source: Reuters

Iraq protesters storm parliament, demand end to corruption

Hundreds of protesters stormed Baghdad’s Green Zone and entered the Parliament building to demand an end to corruption, The New York Times reports.

Source: The New York Times

Live in Omaha with the Oracle: Share of profits as incentive? Big mistake

Warren Buffett and his longtime business partner Charlie Munger are appearing before thousands of Berkshire Hathaway shareholders in Omaha today.


Berkshire Hathaway event celebrates what makes firm special

OMAHA, Neb.— Berkshire Hathaway's idiosyncrasies were on display this weekend, as tens of thousands of people filled an arena to listen to Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger talk business for several hours Saturday at the conglomerate's annual meeting. No other company can match the crowds who attend Berkshire's meeting, the 51- year-tenure of its top two...

Source: The Associated Press

Saudi builder Binladen reportedly cuts 50,000 jobs as government cuts bite

Construction company Saudi Binladin Group, founded by Osama bin Laden's father, reportedly laid off 50,000 staff, as cheap oil spurs government spending cuts.

Source: Reuters