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  • Pedophiles Lured by Avatar in Tech Industry Porn Fight

    Updated 33 minutes ago

    Sweetie looks much like other unfortunate young Filipinas. Just 10 years old, her user profile shows, she spends her days online fielding requests from men who offer her money to perform sexual acts in front of a webcam. When she logs on, invitations pour in -- “Are you a working girl?” or “I’m into girls your age” -- from strangers keen to get her into a private show via Skype or Yahoo! Messenger.

  • More Than 900,000 Used U.K. Food Banks, Charity Says

    Updated 8 minutes ago

    Britain’s biggest operator of food banks said the number of people it helped rose 163 percent last year, as people on low incomes and dependent on welfare benefits suffered under the government’s austerity program.

  • Invasion of Killer Shrimp Spurs Demand for Special Powers

    Updated 1 hour, 38 minutes ago

    Britain needs powers to battle invaders from Asian hornets to Caspian killer shrimp before its natives are overrun.

  • Fed’s Rosengren Says Ukraine Less a Risk to U.S. Than to Europe

    Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren said that while the conflict in Ukraine probably won’t destabilize the U.S., Europe faces more risk to its banking system or a potential oil-supply disruption.

  • Rosengren Says Fed Should Adopt More Specific Rate Guidance

    Updated 1 hour, 23 minutes ago

    Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren said the central bank should adopt more specific guidance on the likely path of interest rates after dropping a link to a jobless rate of 6.5 percent.

  • Snowstorm From Midwest Sweeps Into East With Cold

    Updated 10 minutes ago

    Temperatures in Washington and New York are forecast to drop as much as 38 degrees today as a cold front that brought snow to Chicago yesterday sweeps eastward with gusty winds grounding flights.

  • U.K. Stocks Decline as Ukraine Crisis Deepens; Rio Falls

    Updated 1 hour, 38 minutes ago

    U.K. stocks declined as the U.S. and European Union considered extending sanctions against Russia for causing unrest in eastern Ukraine, and Rio Tinto Group led commodity producers lower.

  • U.K. Bonds Rise as Ukraine Tension Boosts Demand for Safety

    U.K. government bonds rose, with 10-year yields approaching the lowest level since October, as tension in the eastern Donetsk region of Ukraine escalated, boosting demand for the safest fixed-income securities.

  • Biggest Banks Face Tougher Basel Rule on Risk Concentration

    Updated 1 hour, 43 minutes ago

    Banks identified as systemically important to the global economy face tighter rules on how much business they can do with each other as part of a push to limit the chance a single failure would drag down multiple lenders.

  • BSkyB Broadband Plans With TalkTalk Challenge BT in U.K.

    British Sky Broadcasting Group and TalkTalk Telecom Group Plc formed a joint venture to create a high-speed broadband network in York, England, as the companies look for alternatives to BT Group Plc.

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