A worker prepares to fill the tank of a car at a fuel station ...
Feb 29th, 2012
(Reuters) - A worker prepares to fill the tank of a car at a fuel station in Colombo February 29, 2012. Sri Lanka's annual inflation surprisingly slowed to a 28-month low of 3.8 percent in February from a year earlier, well below analysts' expectations and down from 3.8 percent in January on a new consumer price index, government data showed on Wednesday. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY) -
It's been a few months since we've had an Apple-related labor rights controversy but the death of a teenage Pegatron worker seems to have done the trick. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that iPhone 5c manufacturer Pegatron has come under fire after one of its workers, 15-year-old Shi Zhaokun, died of pneumonia this past October. Pegatron claimed ... [Full Article]
Chromecast is a nifty way to get your web browser and other key TV apps onto your big-screen television but Google's ambitions for the living room apparently go deeper. The Verge relays us the latest report from The Information that claims Google is working on something called Nexus TV, which will be its own Apple TV-style set-top box that it will ... [Full Article]
By Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. lawmaker critical of Wall Street is pushing the nation's six largest banks to voluntarily disclose their donations to think tanks, saying that not doing so threatens the credibility and research of these policy groups. In a letter to JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Goldm... [Full Article]
BANGKOK (AP) - Both the protesters on the streets of Bangkok and the Thai government pleading for them to go home say they're on the side of democracy, but that is not what their increasingly dangerous conflict is about. This is a fight about power, and who ought to have it. (Source: Associated Press)... [Full Article]