MOSCOW - Edward Snowden, the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of U.S. intelligence eavesdropping, made a surprise appearance on a TV phone-in hosted by Vladimir Putin on Thursday, asking the Russian president if his country also tapped the communications of millions. Full Article | Live Coverage
WASHINGTON - New claims for jobless benefits hovered near their pre-recession levels last week and manufacturing in the Mid-Atlantic region accelerated in April, suggesting an upswing in economic activity after a brutally cold winter.
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April 17 - Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden calls Russian Vladimir Putin during his televised question and answer session with the nation to ask about mass surveillance. Nathan Frandino reports.
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Breakingviews argues the Alibaba IPO will strip investors of their biggest reason to follow Yahoo, whose stagnant U.S. business plays second fiddle to overseas holdings. Video