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As the cyberage advances, there has been a hike in identity theft over the web. Millions of Americans every year lose their identity to hackers. Previously, a knowledge of computer and web programming was a necessity in order to steal someones identity over the web. Now it has become as easy as downloading a program. […]
Noble Energy Inc. won the first U.S. deep-water drilling permit in the Gulf of Mexico since BP Plc’s oil spill 10 months ago, and regulators said they expect to approve more applications. The Obama administration halted deep-water exploration after BP Plc’s Macondo well exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in April, causing the biggest U.S. […]
The budget crisis in our country has hit an extreme. States across the country are cutting education, social programs, funding for homeless shelters, and police stations. The property taxes and local taxes are being raised. Ironically, Speculators do not have to pay for financial purchases, including the high-risk derivatives and credit default swaps. Most of […]