U.S. military attacks al-Shabab in Somalia

Sep 2, 2014

U.S. military attacks al-Shabab in Somalia

U.S. military forces attacked the extremist al-Shabab network in Somalia on Monday, the Pentagon said, and a witness described ground-shaking explosions in a strike that reportedly targeted the group’s leader. Al-Shabab had attacked the upscale Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, killing at least 67 ...

Japanese companies ride U.S. light rail boom

Aug 24, 2014

Japanese companies ride U.S. light rail boom

by Scott Dixon

Despite America’s reputation for relying solely on automobiles to get around, major metropolitan areas across the country are increasingly turning to light rail as a way to transport commuters, relieve congestion and reduce air pollution, with some agencies using Japanese rail cars. Around 30 ...

Aug 22, 2014

How WWII could have ended

by Gregory Clark

A Soviet attack on Japan proper leading to the destruction of the Emperor system and the establishment of a communist government frightened Japan's militarists even more than the atomic bombings at the end of World War II.

Aug 21, 2014

FBI warns health care companies they are being targeted by hackers

The FBI has warned that healthcare industry companies are being targeted by hackers, publicizing the issue following an attack on U.S. hospital group Community Health Systems Inc. that resulted in the theft of millions of patient records. “The FBI has observed malicious actors targeting ...

Berkshire Hathaway stock tops $200,000

Aug 15, 2014

Berkshire Hathaway stock tops $200,000

The stock price of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway topped $200,000 for the first time Thursday. Class A shares of Berkshire jumped past the milestone to an all-time trading high of $201,740 Thursday morning. The shares have long been the most-expensive U.S. stock. Buffett has ...