6:35am

Tue June 21, 2011
Europe

Billboard Pays Off For Irishman Seeking Work

Instead of sifting through more job ads, an unemployed Irishman decided to advertise himself. The 26-year-old marketing grad spent close to $3,000 on a billboard. He used a photo of himself holding a suitcase and the words "Save Me From Emigration." He got several job offers.

5:35am

Tue June 21, 2011
Middle East

Syria's Assad Warns Of Dangerous Economic Climate

The official Syrian News Agency (SANA) released a photo showing Syrian President Bashar Assad addressing the nation from Damascus University on Monday.
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Syria has been hit hard by a protest movement that has disrupted business, farming and trade.

In a speech to the country at Damascus University Monday, President Bashar Assad told his supporters: "The most dangerous thing we face in the coming period is the collapse of the economy."

It's feared financial pressures may be a greater threat than protests.

In normal times, the Lebanese-Syrian border is a busy place. But now, there are hardly any cars, hardly anyone standing in line to cross.

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5:28am

Tue June 21, 2011
Asia

Journalist's Killing Unites Pakistan's Media

Saleem Shahzad is the latest journalist to be killed in Pakistan. Over the last 18 months, at least 16 journalists have been killed there. Last week, other members of the media held a 24-hour sit-in across from Parliament to say the killers of Shahzad would be uncovered regardless of where the trail leads.

4:00am

Tue June 21, 2011
Law

High Court Limits Wal-Mart Discrimination Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has thrown out the largest sex discrimination lawsuit in American history. It was a nationwide class action lawsuit brought against Wal-Mart on behalf of 1.5 million female employees.

4:00am

Tue June 21, 2011
Business

The Last Word In Business

Renee Montagne has the Last Word in business.

4:00am

Tue June 21, 2011
Law

Supreme Court Blocks Climate Change Lawsuit

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a global warming lawsuit brought by Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Iowa and California against five big power companies. The case is being called the court's most important environmental ruling in years.

4:00am

Tue June 21, 2011
Business

Business News

Renee Montagne has business news.

4:00am

Tue June 21, 2011
Business

Chairman Sheila Bair To Leave FDIC Next Month

Sheila Bair has won bipartisan support and praise for her work as head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Her five-year term ends next month, and she has said she doesn't want to be reappointed. Renee Montagne talks to Bair about leading the FDIC through the financial crisis and what she sees as the biggest challenges for the banking industry going forward.

12:01am

Tue June 21, 2011
Environment

Climate Change: Public Skeptical, Scientists Sure

The American public is less likely to believe in global warming than it was just five years ago. Yet, paradoxically, scientists are more confident than ever that climate change is real and caused largely by human activities.

Something a bit strange is happening with public opinion and climate change.

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12:01am

Tue June 21, 2011
Digital Life

Not Just Dot-Com, But Dot-Yournamehere

Web domain czars expect an explosion in Internet address suffixes.
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The organization that oversees Web addresses, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, announced Monday in Singapore that it will allow nearly any word in any language to be an Internet address suffix.

There are currently 23 possible endings for a Web address — including the familiar dot-com, dot-gov, dot-edu and, of course, dot-org.

ICANN's new ruling, which may shake that up, is "the most significant change to the Internet, really, since it was created," according to Peter Dengate Thrush, chairman of ICANN's board of directors.

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