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Report: Virgin America Rated Highest-Quality U.S. Airline

BURLINGAME, Calif. (UPI) — Virgin America topped a survey of the 15 biggest carriers in the U.S for best overall performance; the airline was in the first spot last year. The report conducted by researchers for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Wichita State University’s W. Frank Barton School of Business rated several performance markers, such as […]

U.S. Builds Most Accurate Atomic Clock, Could Keep Time For 300 Million Years

BOULDER, Colo. (UPI) — The U.S. Department of Commerce has developed the most accurate atomic clock that will henceforth serve as the new U.S. civilian time and frequency standard. The National Institute of Standards and Technology has built the next-generation clock, which could keep time accurately within a second for 300 million years. The NIST-F2 […]

Xbox Password Flaw Exposed By Five-year-old San Diego Boy

OCEAN BEACH , Calif. (UPI) — Five-year-old San Diego resident Kristoffer Von Hassel found a backdoor into Microsoft’s Xbox One Live, alerting the company to major security glitch. The glitch wouldn’t have been found had Kristoffer’s parents not noticed that he was logging in to his father’s Xbox Live account and playing games he wasn’t […]

Eric Holder: U.S. Investigating High-Speed Trading

WASHINGTON (UPI) — The U.S. Justice Department is investigating high-frequency trading at Wall Street and financial firms, Attorney General Eric Holder told lawmakers Friday. Appearing before the House Appropriations Committee to discuss his department’s budget, Holder said they were investigating high-frequency trading to see whether it violated insider trading laws. “The department is committed to […]

Google Wants To Trademark The Term ‘Glass’

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (UPI) — Google is attempting to trademark the word “Glass” but has been unable to convince the U.S. trademark office to issue it, since the word is a generic term. Google has been able to trademark the term Google Glass but has been attempting, since last year, to convince the U.S trademark […]

U.S. Economy Adds 192,000 Jobs In March; Unemployment Rate Holds Steady

WASHINGTON (UPI) — The U.S. economy added 192,000 jobs in March, showing steady improvement in the labor market, but still short of the rebound analysts were expecting. The 192,000 gain was below the 206,000 estimate reported by analysts polled by Bloomberg, but the unemployment rate held steady at 6.7 percent. While the increase in jobs […]

American Employees Are Taking Only Half Of Their Paid Leave

SAUSALITO, Calif. (UPI) — Americans eligible for paid vacation admitted to using only 51 percent of their eligible time in the past 12 months, possibly costing them more than $1,300. Among employees eligible to take paid time off, 85 percent said they took at least some time off, whereas the rest took no time off. […]

Banking Watchdog Warns About Possible Hacking Of ATMs

WASHINGTON (UPI) — A banking watchdog said hackers could target bank ATMs and change the controls on the machines to enable the theft of possibly unlimited amounts of money. The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council issued an alert saying thieves could target small- to medium-sized institutions and withdraw large amounts of cash. The watchdog said […]

U.S. Trade Deficit Widens In February As Exports Fall

WASHINGTON (UPI) — The U.S. trade deficit widened in February, reaching its highest level in five months, on account of weak exports and local demand. U.S. exports fell 1.1 percent to $190.43 billion, whereas imports rose 0.4 percent to $232.73 billion, as reported by the Commerce Department Thursday. This led to a trade deficit of […]

Jobless Claims Rise By 16,000, Reaching Five-week High

WASHINGTON (UPI) — The number of people filing for unemployment benefits in the U.S. rose to the highest level in a month, but is still close to pre-recession levels. Jobless claims increased by 16,000 to 326,000 for the week ending March 29, marking a five-week high, after reaching a six-month low last month. The median […]

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