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Investing: Is there sunshine ahead for cloud computing?

Investing: Is there sunshine ahead for cloud computing? News from Los Angeles Times:Technology investors have their heads in the cloud these days. Cloud computing, which supplies on-demand hosted services over the Internet, requires only that its clients have a computer and Internet access. It handles the functions traditionally performed by a firm’s in-house hardware and [...]

No longer homeless: Emmaus House opens its doors to needy men

No longer homeless: Emmaus House opens its doors to needy men News from Naples Daily News: EMMAUS HOUSE GRAND OPENING When: 8 a.m. Monday Where: 2546 Franklin Street, Fort Myers (between Evans and Fowler) Store hours: 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Contact: (239) 226-0557 or visit www.emmaushousecorp.com Jean Amodea special to the Banner Nathan Nelson works on [...]

Airbnb Renter Wrecks Woman’s San Francisco Home

Airbnb Renter Wrecks Woman’s San Francisco Home News from TIME: Airbnb.com Airbnb, a startup company that links travelers seeking a more homey place to stay with hosts willing to rent their homes, is trying to make amends after one woman’s home was destroyed by a renter. This week, TechCrunch came across a blog post written [...]

Reid: Senate Dems Will Defeat Boehner Plan Tonight

Reid: Senate Dems Will Defeat Boehner Plan Tonight News from TPMDC: If the House of Representatives passes Speaker John Boehner’s debt limit bill on Thursday night, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he’ll take up the legislation right away and, using procedural tools at his disposal, defeat it immediately. “Today the House of Representatives will [...]

Debt Ceiling Debacle Strategy: Do Nothing

Debt Ceiling Debacle Strategy: Do Nothing News from Seeking Alpha: “Warning of dire financial consequences, the White House urged Congress today to raise the national debt ceiling before the Government runs out of authority to borrow money this Friday. ”We cannot overestimate the effect of such a dereliction of duty,” the President’s spokesman, said. “But [...]

DIYers need to remember: Safety first

DIYers need to remember: Safety first News from San Francisco Chronicle: The abundance of home-improvement information that’s available via the Internet, television, DVDs, books and magazines empowers homeowners who are looking for a challenge and a way to save money. How hard can it be to fix a leaky roof, trim low-hanging tree branches or [...]

Man indicted for hacking into Bright House Networks

Man indicted for hacking into Bright House Networks News from MyFoxOrlando.com: Updated: Monday, 25 Jul 2011, 11:20 PM EDTPublished : Monday, 25 Jul 2011, 5:34 PM EDT ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) – An Orlando man has been indicted for hacking into Bright House Networks data and stealing information. Prosecutors say Johnny C. Jenkins, 30, [...]

Against Obama, Boehner backing 6-month plan

Against Obama, Boehner backing 6-month plan News from GovExec.com: President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner were on a narrow and shrinking debt-ceiling collision course Sunday night, as Boehner began putting House GOP muscle behind a short-term tourniquet and Obama continued holding out for a comprehensive package that will extend borrowing authority beyond the 2012 [...]

Habitat DeKalb rebuilds after tool theft in May

Habitat DeKalb rebuilds after tool theft in May News from WXIA-TV: Decatur, GA — Two months after thieves stole thousands of dollars worth of tools, Habitat for Humanity DeKalb held a special house dedication on Saturday morning. “This key gets you in the front door, and I’m delighted to pass it on to you,” said [...]

Out with the old, in with the more efficient

Out with the old, in with the more efficient News from MyWebTimes.com:As far as Lauren Melrose can tell, it all comes down to the price. “Whether they purchase the (compact fluorescent light bulbs) … depends on the price point of that particular bulb,” said Melrose, floor manager at Ace Hardware in Streator. If the CFLs [...]