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WASHINGTON, March 3- With Russia's incursion into Ukraine reviving Cold War-style tensions, President Barack Obama is at risk of suffering a blow to his credibility at a time when he can least afford it: as he tries to convince voters to stick with his fellow Democrats in congressional elections that will help shape his legacy.
NEW YORK, March 1- Berkshire Hathaway released its annual letter to shareholders on Saturday, written with Chief Executive Warren Buffett's usual combination of common-sense advice and belief in the power of investing. Following are highlights of the letter.
National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, revealed that the surveillance programme, codenamed Optic Nerve, saved one image every five minutes from randomly selected Yahoo Inc webcam chats and stored them on agency databases. It was not clear, however, whether the NSA had access to the actual database of Yahoo webcam images, the Guardian reported.
The plan by Representative Dave Camp, chairman of the tax-writing House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee, would also reduce the seven existing U.S. tax brackets to two, which would be set at 10 percent and 25 percent, according to the Post.
NEW YORK, Feb 23- BuzzFeed has come a long way from cat lists. This month one of its journalists was on the ground in Kiev reporting on the crisis in Ukraine, and last December it published an in-depth article on a Chinese dissident living in Harlem, New York.
Republicans and conservatives have concluded that they had fallen dangerously behind Democrats in the realm of technology. NYT reports.
WASHINGTON, Jan 26- An agreement on the long-overdue U.S. farm bill could be completed as soon as Monday, followed by final approval likely within days, the Washington Post reported on Sunday.
MADISON, Wisconsin, Jan 26- Over the past year Wisconsin's Republican governor, Scott Walker, has worked his way down a checklist of items commonly associated with a run at the U.S. presidency. Senators, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Marco Rubio of Florida.
Jan 15- A year after agreeing to a multi-billion dollar settlement with victims of the 2010 Gulf oil spill, BP is aggressively challenging terms of the deal in a legal strategy that could backfire with the judge who will rule on the company's potentially hefty federal fines.
WASHINGTON, Jan 14- The U.S. Congress' new spending bill would restore more than $1.5 billion in military and economic aid to Egypt, which had been largely cut off after Egypt's military ousted President Mohamed Mursi last summer.
WASHINGTON, Jan 11- Accenture has been chosen to replace CGI Federal as the lead contractor for the Obamacare enrollment website, which failed to work when it launched in October for millions of Americans shopping for health insurance, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said on Saturday.
WASHINGTON, Jan 11- Accenture has been chosen to replace CGI Federal as the lead contractor on the Obamacare enrollment website, which failed to work when it launched in October for millions of Americans shopping for insurance, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said on Saturday.
The Post reported that the U.S. government will instead sign a new contract with Accenture. But the government's dissatisfaction over the website's early crashes, as well as aspects of the site that still do not work, are behind plans to sign a one-year contract with Accenture instead, the Post report said, quoting a person familiar with the matter.
WASHINGTON, Jan 10- A Democratic U.S. senator leading the charge to pass new sanctions on Iran despite objections from the Obama administration said on Friday the measure is a "diplomatic insurance policy" to push Tehran to comply with agreements to curtail its nuclear program.
NEW YORK, Jan 10- CGI Group Inc's contract with the U.S. government over the federal HealthCare.Gov website will end next month, the company said on Friday.
Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, at an event at the Brookings Institute in Washington, stated her full support for easing restrictions on crude oil exports as the United States reaches record levels of production.
An eccentric Chinese recycling magnate said on Tuesday he was preparing to open negotiations to buy the New York Times.
BEIJING, Dec 31- An eccentric Chinese recycling magnate said on Tuesday he was preparing to open negotiations to buy the New York Times Co.. Chen Guangbiao, a well-known philanthropist, is something of a celebrity in China.
Dec 27- The world's mobile phone carriers have failed to implement technology fixes available since 2008 that would have thwarted the National Security Agency's ability to eavesdrop on many mobile phone calls, a cyber security expert says.
Dec 24- Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who revealed extensive details of global electronic surveillance by the U.S. spy agency, said in an interview published on Tuesday that he has accomplished what he set out to do. "For me, in terms of personal satisfaction, the mission's already accomplished," he told the Washington Post.