Gold ends year up 10%

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) – Gold rose 1 percent on Friday, rebounding from losses earlier this week that sent the market briefly into bear territory, and the metal sealed its 11th more…

Financial to-do list for 2012

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) – Ask any behaviorist: Resolutions rarely work. They are too big and sweeping. The minute you fall off the bandwagon, you abandon attempts to climb back on, more…

Signs of life in U.S. housing market

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) – Could the U.S. housing market finally be on the mend? Recent reports paint a mixed picture. In a sign of renewed demand, sales of existing homes more…

Lights out for cities with slashed budgets

by -NO AUTHOR- -- HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. – In a deal to save money, two-thirds of the streetlights were yanked from the ground and hauled away this year, and the resulting darkness more…

Hacker exposes 75,000 credit-card numbers

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTONPOST) — Hacker collective Anonymous has just dumped 200 GB of names, email addresses and passwords for around 860,000 Stratfor users. Anonymous also exposed credit card numbers for more…

Stoned seniors: An epidemic of hippy pensioners

by -NO AUTHOR- -- They include 60-plus grandmothers spaced out on LSD and 70-year-olds in court for dealing dope: Germany is struggling to cope with a rapid increase in "pensioner hippies" who more…