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U.N. wants international courts to look into Israeli settlements

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 21 (UPI) — A U.N. special envoy on Palestinian issues said Friday it was time for the International Court of Justice to assess what he said was Israeli colonialism. Special Reports – UPI.com

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My Rich Grandpa’s Money Worries Turned Me Into an Investor

Filed under: Life Stage Lessons urfin/Shutterstock Every one of us has had “aha! moments.” Epiphanies. Days when we reach a crossroads and realize that we have to make some changes. For the next two months, we’re sharing moments like those in our Life Stage Lessons series: Real stories straight from the financial lives of our DailyFinance contributors about times when ...

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EU Opens Formal Probe into Amazon’s Tax Practice

Filed under: Company News, Amazon.com, European Union, Scandals and Lawsuits, Tax Laws Kristoffer Tripplaar/Alamy BRUSSELS — The European Union’s competition authority is opening a formal investigation of Amazon’s European corporate income tax practices. The EU’s executive Commission said Tuesday it is probing whether a tax agreement struck between the online retailer and the government of Luxembourg — where Amazon.com (AMZN) ...

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Facebook Plots First Steps into Health Care

Filed under: Technology, Health Care, Facebook, Internet Stephen Lam/Getty ImagesFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg By Christina Farr and Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook (FB) already knows who your friends are and the kind of things that grab your attention. Soon, it could also know the state of your health. On the heels of fellow Silicon Valley technology companies Apple (AAPL) ...

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U.N. wants international courts to look into Israeli settlements

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 21 (UPI) — A U.N. special envoy on Palestinian issues said Friday it was time for the International Court of Justice to assess what he said was Israeli colonialism. Special Reports – UPI.com

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German brewers push into the craft beer market with new hops

In a microbrewery in a trendy Berlin neighborhood, Thorsten Schoppe, one of a wave of beer-makers using new German ingredients to create non-traditional brews, pours hop pellets into a copper vat. “We only use four ingredients, and that’s one of them,” said Schoppe, as the faintly sour scent of beer begins to emanate from the boiling water and malt, “so ...

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How the Navy Might Spin Seawater Into Jet Fuel

Filed under: Energy, U.S. Government, Aerospace & Defense, Oil & Gas Industry AP/U.S. NavyThe USS John C. Stennis By Roxanne Palmer Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink — but maybe a drop of alternative fuel? The U.S. Navy is hoping next-generation technology will let it replace petroleum fuels with something much more accessible and abundant: seawater. “If ...

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French Automakers Poised to Race Back Into Iran; Could Detroit Be Next?

Filed under: International Trade, Automotive Industry Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images By Laurence Frost and Marcus George PARIS/DUBAI — Peugeot and Renault are among Western firms sending executives to an automotive conference that opens in Iran on Saturday — firing the starting gun on a more overt race for post-sanctions business. The French carmakers are poised to resume vehicle sales in Iran, ...

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French Automakers Poised to Race Back Into Iran; Could Detroit Be Next?

Filed under: International Trade, Automotive Industry Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images By Laurence Frost and Marcus George PARIS/DUBAI — Peugeot and Renault are among Western firms sending executives to an automotive conference that opens in Iran on Saturday — firing the starting gun on a more overt race for post-sanctions business. The French carmakers are poised to resume vehicle sales in Iran, ...

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Square May Follow Twitter Into IPO in Early 2014

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey may decide to take his Square credit card reader for smartphones public in 2014 following the success of the micro-blogging site’s IPO. Square CEO Jack Dorsey may take advantage of what seems to be a profitable market bubble for technology stocks by taking his mobile payments company public in early 2014 to follow the successful initial ...

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