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How Facebook stands to profit from its ‘privacy’ push

How Facebook stands to profit from its ‘privacy’ push

Mark Zuckerberg's new "privacy-focused vision" for Facebook seems at first glance like a transformative mission statement. But critics say the Facebook CEO's announcement this week is less about privacy than expansion.Zuckerberg talks about a new ...

Public advocate: Maine would benefit from new power line

Public advocate: Maine would benefit from new power line

The public advocate says a proposed 145-mile (230-kilometer) transmission line across western Maine is "in the best interest" of electricity customers thanks to incentives negotiated with Central Maine Power.Barry Hobbins told state utility regulators Thursday ...

Mexico says only 22 vaquita porpoises remain

Mexico says only 22 vaquita porpoises remain

Experts said Wednesday that only 22 vaquitas remain in the Gulf of California, where a grim, increasingly violent battle is playing out between emboldened fishermen and the last line of defense for the smallest and ...

Michigan officials improve Detroit water pump stations

Michigan officials improve Detroit water pump stations

There have been significant improvements made to an underground system of pump stations in Detroit that's meant to keep water off the roads, the Michigan Department of Transportation said.The department has spent $13 million over ...

Rights group: Egyptian activists targeted in phishing scams

Rights group: Egyptian activists targeted in phishing scams

Dozens of Egyptian activists, rights defenders and journalists have been targeted by digital phishing attacks in the last two months, likely by their own government, an international rights group said Wednesday.Amnesty International said it analyzed ...

Colorado lawmakers start on contentious oil, gas overhaul

Colorado lawmakers start on contentious oil, gas overhaul

Colorado's Democratic-controlled Legislature took the first step Tuesday toward an overhaul of state oil and gas regulations, pushing ahead despite objections from Republicans and industry representatives who say the changes are being rushed.The Senate Transportation ...

Markets Right Now: Stocks waver between gains and losses

Markets Right Now: Stocks waver between gains and losses

The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):11:45Stocks are drifting between small gains and losses in midday trading as declines in banks and big technology companies offset gains elsewhere in the market.The indecisive ...