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  • WASHINGTON, Oct 9- The Treasury Department's inspector general is investigating a popular stimulus program that helped rooftop solar panel projects turn tax credits into cash grants.

  • Apple Maps

    Consumers aren't the only ones voicing their complaints about Apple's maps system. Taiwan is now taking issue with the tech giant's maps claiming the new system reveals sensitive national defense information, according to a report.

  • Afghanistan's first female rapper Sosan Firooz pleads into her microphone. She sings about repression of women, her hopes for a peaceful Afghanistan and the misery she says she experienced as a small child living in neighboring Iran.

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    The U.S. banking quadropoly of Bank of America, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, and JPMorgan Chase has worn out its welcome with the public, but don't look for Amazon, Google, or even Wal-Mart Stores to offer a meaningful alternative.

  • *Move cements Ireland's position in food research. "It is absolutely essential to our economy, it accounts for 10 percent of Ireland's exports and 8 percent of GDP," Prime Minister Enda Kenny said, noting the importance of the research and development side of the sector.

  • BEIJING/ HONG KONG, Oct 9- China's leading telecom equipment makers accused in a U.S. congressional report of being a potential security risk may face fresh scrutiny in other markets, while American firms operating in China could be vulnerable to retaliation.

  • Oct 9- China's leading telecom equipment makers accused in a U.S. congressional report of being a potential security risk may face fresh scrutiny in other markets, while American firms operating in China could be vulnerable to retaliation.

  • TAIPEI, Taiwan-- Taiwan is asking Apple Inc. to blur a map image of its new $1.4 billion early warning radar station that can detect aircraft and missiles coming from as far as western China. Defense Ministry spokesman David Lo said Tuesday that Apple should follow its rival Google in using only low-resolution satellite pictures to show sensitive facilities.

  • Psy

    Psy, a portly 34-year-old rapper with a penchant for silly dances, brought central Seoul to a standstill last week as he gave a free concert for 80,000 adoring fans, including two renditions of his global hit “Gangnam Style.” The FT reports.

  • While Apple shares have lost ground recently, Google still offers relative strength, Chris Verrone of Strategas said Monday on CNBC.

  • *Canadian company D-Wave lands $30 million investment.

  • Groupon

    Start-up companies may be more reluctant to go public after the volatility that has hit stocks like Groupon, Zynga and Facebook following their initial public offerings, according to two venture capitalists and Groupon co-founders.

  • NEW YORK-- Shares of Vringo, which buys and licenses patents, jumped more than 16 percent in heavy trading Monday, after the company said it filed a patent infringement lawsuit against ZTE Corp.' s U.K. subsidiary.

  • Apple iPad

    Although Apple still has not confirmed it is making a smaller iPad, a new report claims that the tech giant has already ordered more than 10 million units of the smaller tablet.

  • Oct 8- Vringo Infrastructure Inc, a unit of mobile phone software maker Vringo Inc, filed a patent infringement lawsuit against the UK unit of Chinese telecommunications equipment maker ZTE Corp, driving up Vringo's shares by as much as 21 percent in early trading.

  • **GREEN DOT CORP, Friday close $12.85, down 23 pct premarket. **NETSPEND HOLDINGS INC, Friday close $10.75, down 12 pct premarket. Shares of Prepaid card companies Green Dot and NetSpend fell after Wal-Mart and American Express announced a partnership to offer customers an alternative to debit and checking accounts.

  • U.S. stock index futures fell on Monday after the World Bank cut its growth forecasts for East Asia, highlighting concerns about the global economic climate and corporate profits ahead of the upcoming earnings season. **INNOSPEC INC, Friday close $34.35.

  • Oct 8- Polycom, which competes with Cisco in videoconferencing, hopes to move ahead of the pack with its new cloud-based product in a market it says will be worth $12 billion by 2015..

  • Lessons for Tech Giants

    Jay Elliot, CEO of Nuvel and former Apple senior VP, offers lessons for Hewlett-Packard as it competes with Apple. Carly Fiorina, former Hewlett-Packard CEO, weighs in.