A raft of new words were added to the Concise Oxford English Dictionary this month. Among the new words: 'sexting,' 'cyberbullying,' and 'retweet.'
The online outpouring of anger and sympathy after a weekend bullet train accident in China killed at least 39 people has highlighted a robust criticism that exists online, sometimes beyond the reach of even the most powerful Chinese Internet censors. A number of recent online campaigns have managed to raise awareness of issues the government would have otherwise been able to keep out of the public eye. In some cases, protests have even prompted a government response. Here are four:
McDonald's net income rises 15 percent with strong growth overseas. But even in US, McDonalds sees revenues growing.
A dust storm moves northwest through Pinal County, Ariz., on July 18. A giant wall of dust was rolling through the Phoenix area, turning the sky brown, creating dangerous driving conditions, and delaying some airline flights.
Coffee prices are up because of rising demand, higher fuel costs. High coffee prices has roasters, retailers struggling to cover costs.
Barcode for the digital age: Quick Response codes are designed for smart phones. And they convey far more data than a barcode.
The Dow fell about 61 points, with a weak performance by banks and energy
Too much freedom causes analysis paralysis. That’s why Chipotle is successful, workaholics are happy, and retirement can be such a letdown.
Dunkin' Donuts IPO announced. But private owners of parent company won't say when, or how many shares will be created for the Baskin-Robbins and Dunkin' Donuts IPO.