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Austria's love of cash in poll campaign spotlight

Vienna - It may sound like a strange thing to enshrine in a country's constitution: the right to pay cash.But a debate on whether to do just that has entered Austria's election campaign, shining a light on the country's love of cold, hard currency.

Gandhi vows basic income for millions of India's poorest if PM

New Delhi - Opposition leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday vowed a "final assault on poverty" in India if elected prime minister in May, promising a minimum income for tens of millions of the country's poorest.

US household income hit new high in 2017, poverty rate almost static

New York - US median household income rose 1.8 percent in 2017 to $61,372, according to census data released Wednesday, though the poverty rate fell only marginally.

Three startups looking to make managing your finances easier

It's easy to get off track when it comes to managing personal finances, and founders recognize that. Gone are the days when you have to go to a bank to create a financial plan: here are three startups that make managing your personal finances easier.

Vice or virtue? Exhibition charts Germans' mania for saving

Berlin - While the European Union gears up for another of its endless post-crisis bouts over spending, debt and deficits, Berlin's German Historical Museum has turned a microscope onto the mania for saving in Europe's largest economy.

'Tontine' microcredit helps Senegal women do business

Ta - After months of waiting, 50-year-old Ndeye Khari Pouye has finally won the "cagnotte de la tontine", a precious jackpot to help feed her chickens and maintain her livelihood.

Debt collectors strike fear in recession-hit Russia

Moscow - "If you don't die by yourself, we'll help you," threaten the phone messages that Natalya, a 69-year-old Russian pensioner, has been receiving for months after falling further behind on her credit card payments.

French prosecutors alerted over 'undervalued' Le Pen assets

Paris - A French financial body said Monday it had alerted prosecutors to the "undervalued" assets declaration of far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen and her father Jean-Marie Le Pen.

Google has been indexing private network-connected hard drives

A report has found that Google has been inadvertently indexing network-connected hard drives in peoples' homes. These drives are often used by families for backing up devices and the researchers found that stored files could be found on Google.

Email auto-complete blunder leaks details of world leaders

A mistake caused by auto-complete technology while sending an email resulted in the personal details of the world's leaders who attended the G20 summit last year being erroneously revealed and sent to the wrong person.

Windows Hello biometric authentication allows for instant logins

Microsoft has unveiled a brand new way of logging in to your computer that will debut with Windows 10. Called Windows Hello, it uses biometric authentication to instantly log you in when you show your face or touch your finger to a device.

Watch out Siri: Microsoft Cortana comes to iOS, Android this year

Microsoft is going to bring its Cortana voice-controlled digital assistant in an enhanced form to iPhones and Android devices later this year after the launch of Windows 10, directly competing with Siri and Google Now already included on the platforms.

Man hit by 100-kg chunk of ice while walking along street

A 56-year-old man was sent to hospital with a concussion late Tuesday afternoon after a 100kg chunk of ice landed on his head in downtown Ottawa as he walked along the pavement, leaving him in serious condition.

Man uses hand to unblock live lawnmower, nearly loses fingers

A man who nearly lost his fingers after using his hand to unblock his stalled lawnmower has described the "moment of madness" that followed.

Google & Microsoft fight hotels banning personal Wi-Fi hotspots

Microsoft and Google are amongst other big-name companies joining together to lobby the FCC into declining a petition by the hotel industry that requests permission to block users' personal Wi-Fi hotspots whilst staying in the hotel.

The Future of Nutrition Conference, Jan 27 — Free online event

The Future of Nutrition Online Conference will feature compelling new insights and diverse approaches to what the future holds when it comes to nutrition and personal transformation.

Op-Ed: To me Christmas means surviving

Detroit - Christmas as many know it is an annual celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. It also involves giving thanks for your blessings. To others, many other meanings exist for Christmas and what it means to them.

Neverbloomers: Examining what it means to be an adult Special

Montreal - Sharon Hyman has been described by the Montreal Gazette as “a one-woman film industry.” She produces, writes, directs, edits, and stars in her own movies. But despite this accomplishment, she doesn’t feel like an adult.

A Very Pious Iowa G.O.P Debate

The 13th G.O.P candidacy debate took place at the First Federated Church in Des Moines, Iowa. The debate was opened with a plea from moderator Dr. Frank Luntz.

Police chief calls for decriminalisation of personal use drugs

The chairman of the Association of Chief Police Officers' drugs committee has proposed that the personal use of drugs such as marijuana be decriminalised in the UK.

Op-Ed: Gov. Strickland Making Ohio Poverty Top Issue

Gov. Ted Strickland is concerned about the growing gap between Ohio's rich and poor. He has formed a comittee to see what the statec can do to help poor families.

Subway To Sell Personal Pan Pizza By June

Or...How Jared learned to stop eating sandwiches and got large again.

Personal Trainer Offers Wii Workout

We've all heard the stories about people using Wii Sports as a workout tool, but personal trainer Zander Urquhart of Glasgow, Scotland is taking Wii fitness to new a new level.

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