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Why Windows XP might have been Microsoft’s best blueprint for a tablet OS

Why Windows XP might have been Microsoft’s best blueprint for a tablet OSOne of Microsoft’s bigger frustrations over the past couple of years has been the continued devotion to Windows XP, the operating system that’s been around for more than a decade and that still has a devoted following despite the fact that Microsoft is pulling support for it after Tuesday. PCWorld’s Mark Hachman has written an obituary for Windows XP and as part of it he interviewed his own father about why he’s refused to upgrade to Windows 7 or

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IMF: World economy is stronger but faces threats

WASHINGTON (AP) — The global economy is strengthening but faces threats from super-low inflation and outflows of capital from emerging economies, the International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday.... Read more...

Galveston Bay oil spill threatens bird migration

Galveston Bay oil spill threatens bird migrationMcALLEN, Texas (AP) — Crews armed with infrared cameras planned to work through the night after a barge carrying nearly a million gallons of especially thick, sticky oil collided with a ship in Galveston Bay, leaking an unknown amount of the fuel into the popular bird habitat as the peak of the migratory shorebird season was approaching.

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Online security flaw exposes millions of passwords

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An alarming lapse in Internet security has exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive bits of information to potential theft by computer hackers who may have been secretly exploiting the problem before its discovery.... Read more...

Malaysia: France has images of possible jet debris

Malaysia: France has images of possible jet debrisPERTH, Australia (AP) — France on Sunday provided Malaysia with satellite images of objects that could be from a passenger jet that went missing more than two weeks ago, the latest word of such images that officials are hoping will help solve one of the world's great aviation mysteries.

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Hudson's Bay to invest in online retailing, warns on profit

Hudson's Bay to invest in online retailing, warns on profitCanadian department store operator Hudson's Bay Co , which bought U.S. luxury chain Saks Inc last year, forecast weaker-than-expected 2014 earnings as it spends more to build up its online shopping sites. Hudson's Bay shares fell as much as 9 percent, making the stock one of the biggest losers on the Toronto Stock Exchange as the company also reported a steep fall in fourth-quarter profit. The company said it expects adjusted earnings

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