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  • 10 biggest US foundations and what they do

    What are the 10 biggest foundations in the United States? Here they are in ascending order, based on their assets, along with a little bit about what social problems each addresses.

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  • Perseid 2013 meteor hunt: How to stargaze the ‘tears of a saint’

    The annual Perseid meteor shower will reach its height starting Sunday night. Here are some tips for spotting these bits of rock and ice known as shooting stars.

  • 10 biggest US foundations and what they do

    What are the 10 biggest foundations in the United States? Here they are in ascending order, based on their assets, along with a little bit about what social problems each addresses.

  • Change Agent Nonprofits work to help legal immigrants become US citizens

    The costly, lengthy, labyrinthine path to US citizenship can take two years to complete, dissuading many from trying. Nonprofits are jumping in to help.

  • At Google HQ, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown signs self-driving cars bill

    The bill by Democratic Sen. Alex Padilla will establish safety and performance regulations to test and operateautonomous vehicles on state roads and highways.

  • California governor paves way for driverless cars

    Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday that will pave the way for driverless cars in California. Driverless cars use computers, sensors and other technology to operate independently, but allow humans to take control at any time.

  • The latest in cybercrime? Fully automated bank heists

    Cybercriminals have been stealing passwords to siphon off bank accounts for years, but cybercops were gaining. Now an automated system could vastly expand online bank heists.

  • The biggest stock market moments of 2011

    The Reformed Broker The biggest stock market moments of 2011

    A countdown of the market's ten defining moments of the year, from the eurozone crisis to the collapse of Bank of America.

  • Steve Jobs: Businessman, innovator, visionary

    Steve Jobs: Businessman, innovator, visionary

    Steve Jobs passed on Wednesday. Steve Jobs was more than Apple's CEO, he helped make computers a household necessity and ushered in the iPod, iPhone and other must-have gadgets. Considered one of the greatest American CEOs of his generation, Steve Jobs' career path was a long, winding road that included several major hurdles.

  • American Innovation: 13 Born-in-the-USA inventions

    American Innovation: 13 Born-in-the-USA inventions

    There is a long history of innovation in America's relatively short existence; from lone inventors experimenting in garages to collaborating and competing with international scientists. Many of the following 13 inventions have become fixtures in daily life.

  • Gallery CEO exits

    LEHMAN BROTHERS - RICHARD FULD: Under Mr. Fuld’s leadership at Lehman, the company underwrote more mortgage-backed securities in 2006-07 than any other firm. The housing market crash showed Lehman's exposure to these high-risk financial instruments and the firm began to lose money. Fuld refused offers to sell, and the Treasury Department did not engineer a rescue, as it did for another investment bank. Lehman's bankruptcy in late 2008 also ended Fuld's job. Code Pink protesters hold up signs as Fuld testifies at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in October 2008.