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Buffett on Keystone, rail safety and Coca-Cola

Warren Buffett, chairman of conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway, said that the safe transport of oil is a major priority for the rail industry after a recent spate of accidents.  Video | Full Article 

Ukraine forces kill up to five rebels, Putin warns of consequences 7:29am EDT

SLAVIANSK, Ukraine/ST PETERSBURG, Russia - Ukrainian forces killed up to five pro-Moscow separatists in the east of the country, the Interior Ministry said on Thursday, as Russian President Vladimir Putin warned of "consequences" if Kiev used the army against its own people. | Video

A customer puffs on an e-cigarette at the Henley Vaporium in New York City December 18, 2013.    REUTERS/Mike Segar

FDA to ban sales of e-cigarettes to minors

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed measures that would ban the sale of e-cigarettes to consumers younger than 18, but would not restrict flavored products, online sales or TV advertising, likely disappointing some public health advocates.  Full Article 

People use computers at an internet cafe in Taiyuan, China,  November 13, 2009. REUSTERS/Stringer

Regulators to propose new net neutrality rules

WASHINGTON - U.S. regulators are expected to vote in May on a new set of net neutrality rules aimed at making certain that broadband providers do not slow down or block consumers' access to legal Internet content.  Full Article 

Palestinians hold national flags as they celebrate after an announcement of a reconciliation agreement in Gaza City April 23, 2014.  REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

U.S. may cut aid if Palestinian parties unite

WASHINGTON - The United States would have to reconsider its assistance to the Palestinians if Islamist group Hamas and the Palestinian Liberation Organization form a government together, a senior U.S. administration official said.  Full Article 

Central African Republic president Francois Bozize speaks during a news conference at the presidential palace in Bangui January 8, 2013. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

Russia, China block CAR blacklist at U.N.

UNITED NATIONS - Russia and China have blocked a proposal by the United States and France to impose U.N. sanctions on Central African Republic's former President Francois Bozize and two other people linked to the conflict there, diplomats told Reuters.  Full Article 

A lock icon, signifying an encrypted Internet connection, is seen on an Internet Explorer browser in a photo illustration in Paris April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Mal Langsdon

Healthcare sector vulnerable to hackers: FBI

BOSTON - Health data is valuable to hackers on the black market because it tends to contain details that can be used to access bank accounts or obtain prescription drugs.  Full Article 

Reihan Salam

The Cliven Bundy in us all

Before we judge Cliven Bundy too harshly, we ought to first consider our own sense of entitlement.  Commentary 

Nicholas Wapshott

Yellen shows her hand

Yellen understands that to effect a true recovery, the economy must first find jobs for all Americans.  Commentary 

Anatole Kaletsky

Time to stop following defunct economic policies

Only in economic forecasts -- not in the real world -- is it true that any policies the central bank chooses to follow lead automatically to full employment.  Commentary 

Edward Hadas

Don’t bother with share-based pay

Coca-Cola’s controversial share award scheme takes a bad idea to a foolish extreme.  Commentary 

Steven Brill

Obama and his Cabinet

Has 'aloof' become not just a shorthand description of Obama's personality, but also something that explains the shortcomings of his administration?   Commentary