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capitol-012715.jpg Facing opposition from most Democrats, a bill authorizing construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline failed to clear a key procedural hurdle in the Senate on Monday. The Senate voted 53 to 39 in favor of a measure limiting debate on the legislation but fell short of the 60 votes needed.

consumerconfidence-012715.jpg Consumer confidence in the U.S. has seen a substantial improvement in the month of January, according to a report released by the Conference Board on Tuesday, with the consumer confidence index jumping to its highest level in over seven years.

newhomesales-012715.jpg After reporting an unexpected drop in sales of new single-family houses in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Tuesday showing that U.S. new home sales rebounded by more than anticipated in the month of December.

bostonskyline-012715.jpg Boston was recently selected by the U.S. Olympic Committee to be the country's candidate for the 2024 Games, trumping proposals from Los Angeles and San Francisco. Boston is a vibrant, resilient, incredibly interesting place to live and work. But here are five reasons that the city may be a poor fit...

homesales-030411_27Jan15.jpg Annual home price growth in major metropolitan areas continued to slow in the month of November, according to a report released by Standard & Poor's on Tuesday.

USdurablegoods-012715.jpg New orders for U.S. manufactured durable goods unexpectedly showed a substantial decrease in the month of December, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Tuesday, with the drop partly due to a sharp decline in orders for transportation equipment.

New York city Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday that a travel ban for all city roads will be lifted at 7:30 AM local time. The travel ban was imposed in the wake of a major snowstorm Juno. New York City closed roads to non-emergency vehicles at 11 PM Monday. The transit system in New York...

Alexis-Tsipras-Greece-012715.jpg Alexis Tsipras, 40, the new Prime Minister of Greece will announce his cabinet members shortly. Economics professor Yanis Varoufakis is expected to be the minister for finance, and Criminology Professor Yiannis Panousis, the minister for Defence.

Facebook and photo-sharing app Instagram were down for 40 minutes Tuesday. The two popular social networking sites were back online after users worldwide experienced difficulty connecting to them, both on the Web and via mobile apps. While the hacker group Lizard Squad claimed responsibility of...

US President Barack Obama has said his country wanted to be "first in line" to build Indian infrastructure including "roads, ports, bridges and airports," but stressed that Washington wants to see an India that is "not splintered along religious lines, or other lines." In a speech on avenues for Indo-US...

Facebook and Instagram were down for nearly an hour Tuesday. The two popular social networking sites were back online after users worldwide experienced difficulty connecting to them, both on the Web and via mobile apps. It's not clear what caused the outage. Facebook has backup servers, which are...

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) stressed that agriculture and food security must be treated as essential components of peace-building and conflict resolution, during a special meeting of the UN Peacebuilding Commission held at Geneva earlier today. FAO Director-General José...

facebooklit-012615.jpg Facebook Lite, an Android app aimed at users of low-end mobile devices in developing countries, is available on Google Play. The tiny 252-262KB download is also a better fit for users of older phones or those on a slower 2G network. The quick-loading, low-fi Facebook app is based on Snaptu, an...

blizzard-flight-012615.jpg In response to warning of a major snowstorm Juno in northeast U.S., more than five thousand flights have been canceled in various cities. According to data provided by FlightAware around 10 am ET, 2580 flights are canceled on Monday, while 2821 flights scheduled to fly on Tuesday are also grounded.

Syriza-Greece-012615.jpg Leftist Syriza, the anti-austerity party, will be forming a new government in Greece as they secured a comfortable majority in the general elections held on Sunday. The Syriza party reportedly won 149 seats out of 300 seats and around 36 percent votes, while the Conservative New Democracy party got only 28 percent of votes. Syriza is reportedly in discussion with Greek Independents, who managed to

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