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Aug 14, 2014

Npower suffers exodus of 62,000 customers as billing complaints continue to pile up

Npower has until the end of the month to sort out its billing problems or it will be forced to stop all telephone sales to new customers...

Jul 29, 2014

Senator pushes new version of bill to limit NSA phone records collection

U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy has introduced a new version of a bill to rein in the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of U.S. phone records in an effort to strengthen legislation that passed the House of Representatives this year. The new versi... #Vermont #U.S. House of Representatives #National Security Agency #U.S. Democratic Party

Aug 07, 2014

CPI Aerostructures takes $44.7 million write-off on A-10 jet outlook

CPI Aerostructures Inc. Thursday took a $44.7 million one-time noncash charge for the second quarter related to the Defense Department's plan to retire the A-10 jet, known as the Warthog. The write-off resulted in a quarterly net loss of $29.7 millio... #Boeing #U.S. House of Representatives #CPI Aerostructures, Inc.

Jul 31, 2014

Maragos: Contractor bilked Nassau of as much as $322G

A Bay Shore contractor that Nassau County hired to repair and refurbish trucks, buses and heavy equipment overbilled the county by as much as $322,000 and possibly more through falsified or altered invoices, according to County Comptroller George Mar... #Kathleen Rice #Nassau County, NY #Suffolk County, NY #Bay Shore, NY #Hempstead, NY #Islip, NY

Aug 06, 2014

Bay Shore manufacturer to close, lay off 271 workers

A Bay Shore automotive-parts manufacturing business that former President George W. Bush once visited, and that an Indiana company recently acquired, is closing in November and laying off all of its 271 workers, a state regulatory notice posted Wedne... #George W. Bush #Texas #California #Indiana #China #Tunisia #Labor Department

Aug 28, 2014

Pro football: Roy Finch's make-it-or-break-it game on Thursday vs. New York Giants

By Mike Baldwin: For players like former Oklahoma scat back Roy Finch, NFL preseason finales aren’t a meaningless game in which Pro Bowl players appear for only a series or two, if they play at all. New England’s preseason finale Thursday night again... #Oklahoma #Pro Bowl #New York Giants #Bill Belichick #National Football League

Aug 25, 2014

Mobile-payment apps upstage cash, checks with millennial users

NEW YORK -- First, they ditched land telephone lines. Then they cut the cable-TV cord. Now, millennials are chucking their checkbooks and cash. Take Sanket Karuri, 23, who calls himself the "friend who never has cash at those cash-only places." Inste... #eBay Inc. #Fiserv, Inc. #Google Inc.

Jul 30, 2014

Senate bill would overhaul NSA surveillance

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee introduced a bill Tuesday to halt the federal government’s bulk collection of American’s telephone and Internet information. National Security Administration (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. June 6, 2013 ... #Senate Judiciary Committee #National Security Agency #Fort Meade

Jul 30, 2014

Australia rules out new sanctions

Australia's prime minister has said he will not consider stepping up sanctions against Russia while his government is focused on retrieving victims from the wreckage of the Malaysia Airlines airliner disaster in Ukraine. Tony Abbott has held several ... #Australia #Malaysia Airlines #European Union #Vladimir Putin #United Nations #Barack Obama #Tony Abbott #Bill Shorten

Aug 07, 2014

Cutback or a mistake? Either way you pay

There are two possible interpretations of the current rural broadband price hike: a cutback or a screw-up. Of the two, the cutback theory is the kinder to the Government. It spent €80m subsidising broadband micro-networks in rural blackspots for a fi... #Australia #Malaysia Airlines #European Union #Vladimir Putin #United Nations #Barack Obama #Tony Abbott #Bill Shorten