The U.S. recorded the most deaths in its history and the fewest births since 1998, resulting in the lowest population gain from natural causes in 35 years, an analysis of 2013 Census Bureau estimates released today shows.
More Americans continued to take on roommates or boarders than before the recession, women had fewer children, and people were still flocking to college or graduate school as a way to postpone their entry into the job market.
Outrage over alleged bribery and phone hacking at a News Corp. tabloid in London mounted in Washington as lawmakers demanded probes of whether the company violated anti-corruption laws and Sept. 11 victims’ privacy.
The unfolding phone-hacking scandal in Britain is heightening concern about the security of mobile devices, prompting one U.S. lawmaker to query companies including Apple Inc. and Google Inc. about potential risks.
U.S. lawmakers yesterday asked Sony Corp. for more information about an attack that exposed more than 100 million customer accounts to hackers, an event its chief executive officer described as a ‘hiccup.’