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Smartphone-040115.jpg A remarkable increase in smartphone adoption has more Americans depending on their mobile devices to access the internet.

UberDriver-040115.jpg Ride sharing service Uber Technologies Inc. continues to hog bad publicity after an UberX driver allegedly drove a woman to the airport and then went back to break into her home. A Denver homeowner found the driver allegedly trying to break into her home one afternoon. When questioned, he said he was a friend of her roommate.

Irans-nuclear-programm-040115.jpg While the midnight Tuesday deadline has long passed, international negotiations over Iran's nuclear program continue on Wednesday. State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf noted that negotiators have made enough progress over the past few days to merit extending the talks.

ConstructionSpending-040115.jpg After reporting a steep drop in U.S. construction spending in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Wednesday showing that spending saw some further downside in the month of February.

ISM-pmi-040115.jpg Manufacturing activity in the U.S. saw continued growth in the month of March, according to a report released by the Institute for Supply Management on Wednesday, although the pace of growth slowed by more than anticipated.

ADPdata-040115.jpg Private sector job growth in the U.S. continued to slow in the month of March, according to a report released by payroll processor ADP on Wednesday. ADP said private sector employment climbed by 189,000 jobs in March following a slightly upwardly revised increase of 214,000 jobs in February.

MisaoOkawa-040115.jpg World's oldest living person and Japanese super-centenarian Misawo Okawa died due to heart failure at an age of 117 years and 27 days. She was born on March 5, 1898 at Tenma district in Osama. She is survived by three children, four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

warrenbuffett-040115.jpg Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has Wednesday joined other prominent business figures in voicing concerns about Indiana's controversial religious freedom law. Buffett told CNN that it is wrong to for people to exercise discrimination based on sexual orientation.

germanwings-040115.jpg The last moments of the doomed Germanwings plane, that was deliberately hit to the Alps, was recorded in a mobile phone, German newspaper Bild and French Magazine Paris Match reported. The video is presumed to be taken from the cabin, using a mobile device. The investigators recovered the memory card from the crash site, though the mobile was destroyed completely. However, there is no official con

Craft-Beer-Makers-040115.jpg U.S. beer makers Anheuser-Busch, Miller-Coors and Pabst Brewing held the first three spots in the annual list of top 50 overall U.S. brewing companies of 2014, followed by top craft brewing companies D.G. Yuengling & Son and Boston Beer at the fourth and fifth spots. The annual list was prepared based on beer sales volume by the Brewers Association.

Play-PacMan-GoogleMaps-040115.jpg Google Inc., known for its April Fools' Day pranks, has added the option to play the Pac-Man video game in Google Maps. The company rolled out the Pac-Man game on Tuesday as an early April Fools' Day present. However, Google has said that the game "will only be around for a little while".

International donors on Tuesday pledged $3.8 billion in aid to Syria at a United Nations-backed conference held in Kuwait, expressing solidarity with the millions of children, women and men affected by the devastating conflict in the Middle East country. "Today, the international community has come...

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday conceded defeat to his main rival, former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari, who is reported to have won by some two million votes. Jonathan said, "I promised the country free and fair elections. I have kept my word. I have also expanded the space for...

elect-Pence-033115.jpg Indiana Gov. Mike Pence continued to defend his state's religious freedom law on Tuesday but called on lawmakers to pass legislation clarifying that the law does not allow discrimination against gays and lesbians.

FI-OBAMA3-051909_31Mar15.jpg Following through on an agreement announced last November, President Barack Obama formally pledged Tuesday to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 28 percent over the next decade.

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