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Martin O'Malley highlighted Maryland on Tuesday as a fertile ground for cybersecurity business by visiting a company that designs software to detect internal threats to organizations— software the company CEO described as "a way to look for the Snowdens of the world," a reference to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.
WASHINGTON— Google has chosen five charities to develop ideas using Web-connected Google Glass to enhance their work. After receiving 1,300 proposals, Google is announcing five nonprofits Wednesday that'll get a free pair of the glasses, a $25,000 grant and support from developers.
SMITHFIELD, N.Y.— Residents in a number of Eastern states were cleaning up Wednesday, a day after being hit by severe storms, including a tornado in central New York that killed four and left survivors to pick through the debris from homes battered by winds of at least 100 mph.
Despite concerns by some that the measure does not do enough to protect privacy, the committee voted 12-3 to advance the measure authored by its chairwoman, Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat, and Vice Chairman Saxby Chambliss, a Georgia Republican, their offices said. The Senate bill still faces hurdles before becoming law.
WASHINGTON, July 7- Most of the 97 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets grounded last week have been inspected, and officials hope to wrap up the remaining inspections on Monday, which could pave the way for the resumption of flights of the Pentagon's newest warplane, U.S. military officials said.
NEW YORK, July 3- American Express Co is set to face off against the U.S. government and 17 states in a trial that begins on Monday over claims that it stifles competition from credit card providers that charge lower processing fees.
WASHINGTON, July 2- U.S. and British military officials are working on a joint directive to require mandatory inspections of engines on all Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets, after an Air Force F-35A caught fire at a Florida air base last week, said sources familiar with the situation.
WASHINGTON, July 2- Stanley Black& Decker Inc is recalling about 108,000 Porter-Cable routers because the power tool's uninsulated handles pose a risk of electrical shock, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Wednesday.
*Month-end buying spurs price gains. NEW YORK, June 30- U.S. "People are generally buckling down their books, being less active, and waiting for the new quarter before taking on new trades," said Jeffrey Young, interest rate strategist at Nomura Securities in New York.
Japan's benchmark Nikkei fell 1.5 percent and regional markets, with the exception of Wellington and Mumbai, were posting losses. The MSCI's dollar-denominated index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down just 0.1 percent as slight gains in some regional currencies offset falls in share prices in local-currency terms.
TOKYO, June 27- Asian shares got off to a tentative start on Friday after a weak performance on Wall Street, and global bond yields dropped on creeping doubts on the strength of the U.S. economic recovery. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was flat.
WASHINGTON, June 26- The U.S. Air Force widened a ban on flights of Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 A-model fighter jets on Thursday as authorities continue to investigate a fire on one of the jets this week, but the Navy and Marine Corps stopped short of a similar blanket move ahead of the plane's international debut next month.
June 25- Home Depot and other U.S. companies are working to eliminate or limit use of a type of pesticide suspected of helping cause dramatic declines in honeybee populations needed to pollinate key American crops, officials said on Wednesday.
The Old Line State runs circles around much of the country for education and innovation. But high costs and regulations hold back business.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, has backed the proposed increase to $8.50 from the current $7.25 an hour, but the bill has met heavy resistance in the state senate, where Republicans have a power sharing agreement with a breakaway group of Democrats.
NEW YORK/ LONDON, June 17- Gold edged lower on Tuesday, backing away from the previous session's three-week highs as a stronger dollar and possible thawing of Middle East-West tensions quelled appetite for safe-haven assets.
WASHINGTON, June 16- For 15 years, Massachusetts has been the most economically evolved U.S. state, according to an index released on Monday by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. California, Washington, Maryland, Colorado, Virginia, Connecticut, Utah and New Jersey rounded out the top 10 states.
June 13- Silicon Valley entrepreneur David Welch says it was his three children who motivated him to spend almost $2 million challenging California's teacher tenure laws.
June 11- Natrol Inc filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday, a day after a U.S. judicial panel consolidated several class actions accusing the health supplement maker of false marketing of its joint relief products.
That happened to Carrie Walczak, an American living in Germany, in May. Walczak, a 37- year-old from upstate New York, lived in Brussels for seven years with her Belgian husband before moving to Bad Homburg, Germany, where she has resided for the past 18 months.