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Desperate for taxes, Puerto Rico tries to get grip on underground economy

Desperate for taxes, Puerto Rico tries to get grip on underground economyBy Luciana Lopez LARES, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Mattress maker Angel Lopez is both a problem and an opportunity for the Puerto Rican government. His one-man business works off the books as part of a vast underground economy, which doesn't directly pay into the treasury's coffers and is a major headache for an impoverished island that is

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Review: 'Rio 2' dazzling but overloaded

Review: 'Rio 2' dazzling but overloadedA vivid and delightful animated spectacle, "Rio 2" is chock-full of colorful 3-D wonder and jubilant musical numbers set against a tale of family dynamics and environmental dilemmas.

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Yemeni tribesmen blow up Marib oil pipeline, stop crude flows

Yemeni tribesmen bombed Yemen's main crude export pipeline on Saturday, forcing oil flows to be stopped, industry sources told Reuters. Yemen's oil and gas pipelines have repeatedly been sabotaged by insurgents or angry tribesmen since anti-government protests created a power vacuum in 2011, causing fuel shortages and slashing export earnings for the impoverished country. Its main export pipeline carries around 70,000-110,000 bpd of Marib light... Read more...

MLB at Bat for Windows Phone adds push notifications and pitch tracking

MLB at Bat for Windows Phone adds push notifications and pitch trackingOpening day is here! ...sort of. This year's quest for a World Series ring kicks off Down Under today, with the Dodgers and the Diamondbacks squaring off at the Sydney Cricket Ground (yes, they're still playing baseball).

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First Solar extends winning streak; Symantec plunges

First Solar extends its winning streak to a sixth session on Friday on a more upbeat outlook for the company while Symantec sinks after firing its chief executive.... Read more...

Microsoft ends Windows XP support, hackers may be lurking

Microsoft ends Windows XP support, hackers may be lurkingMicrosoft Corp released its final security updates for Windows XP and Office 2003 on Tuesday as security experts warned users that they could soon be prime targets for cyber attacks if they do not abandon the products. Security experts advise consumers and businesses to either replace computers running Windows XP or upgrade to modern versions of Microsoft's software within the next month because they will no longer be protected from newly

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