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Leap Second: How Companies Are Preparing For Extra Second Today
If today feels a bit longer, there's a reason for it. A leap second will be added to the clock to account for a discrepancy between Earth's rotation and the atomic clock . While there have been more than two dozen instances of a leap second being added since 1972, companies relying on their
Filibuster Reform's Biggest Winners
The landmark Senate vote to effectively eliminate the filibuster of presidential nominees opens the door to a wave of likely confirmations for President Obama. Gone are the days when 60 votes are needed to move ahead on a nominee. Now, a simple majority of 51...
The Note's Must-Reads for Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The Note’s Must-Reads are a round-up of today’s political headlines and stories from ABC News and the top U.S. newspapers. Posted Monday through Friday right here at www.abcnews.com Compiled by ABC News’ Jayce Henderson, Amanda VanAllen, Will Cantine and Jordan Mazza PRESIDENT OBAMA / HEALTH...
The Note's Must-Reads for Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Compiled by ABC News’ Jayce Henderson, Amanda VanAllen, Carrie Halperin and Will Cantine BEAU BIDEN ILL ABC News’ Arlette Saenz: “Biden’s Son Undergoing Medical Evaluation In Houston” Beau Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden, is undergoing medical evaluations in Houston, Texas after suffering ...
Detained U.S. Boss Home After China 'Nightmare'
Morning Business Memo: His ordeal finally over, a U.S. executive detained for a week by his company’s Chinese workers in a pay dispute has arrived home. Chip Starnes, 42, flew into Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport in Florida early this morning. He told reporters it was a...
Cheaper Gas Predicted for Summer Driving
Morning Business Memo…. Gas prices usually head higher during the spring and summer but not this year. The American Automobile Association’s new forecast says drivers are likely to pay less this summer, with prices dropping to below $3.40 a gallon in most states by July,...
Flash Crash Over AP Tweet Hoax Eyed
Morning Business Memo… A weird thing happened to the stock market last week, and now financial regulators want to know if something much worse could cause a crash in the future. Someone hacked the Associated Press Twitter account and tweeted that President Obama had been...
CEO, Regulators Blamed for MF Global Collapse in House Report
A House Republican report on the collapse of Wall Street trading firm MF Global lays the blame for the debacle on former CEO and Democratic New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine and regulators who failed to properly supervise the firm. The Oct. 31, 2001, bankruptcy filing of the...
U.S. Mortgage Rates Not Likely to Be Affected by LIBOR Proposals Soon
U.S. Consumers Can Rest Assured Their Borrowing Rates Won't Be Immediately Affected by LIBOR Proposals
7 Richest Snitches: Time to Rat Out Your Boss?
Ever dream of getting rich by blowing the whistle on your boss? People have—most recently Bradley Birkenfeld, the ex-banker whom the IRS paid a record $104 million for ratting out his former banking bosses who had helped U.S. clients to hide money in Swiss accounts. Have any other blowers cashed in