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An Enormous Change Is About To Hit This $15 Billion Industry

Leaky pipe? Toilet running? It's time to call the plumber. But wait. Before you do, you better pull out the Rubik's cube. Dust off that Donna Summer LP. Put on some clogs. You need to be ready. You're about to take a trip back to the 1970's. Here we go... You call the plumbing firm and a middle aged lady named Miriam answers the phone. You ask to schedule an appointment. She checks the calendar. She tells you that a plumber can come out on... Read more...

The Daily Fix: The Right to Vote, Wronged; Ukraine Pushes Back; and Legal Pot's Impact on Crime

Don't throw away your umbrella in a rainstorm just because you're not getting wet. That's what Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg warned last June when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to overturn a key section of the Voting Rights Act that required states to get federal permission before changing rules on voting. ... Read more...

Passwords vulnerable after security flaw found

NEW YORK (AP) — Passwords, credit cards and other sensitive data are at risk after security researchers discovered a problem with an encryption technology used to securely transmit email, e-commerce transactions, social networking posts and other Web traffic.... Read more...

Honeymoon murder suspect extradited to S.Africa: police

Honeymoon murder suspect extradited to S.Africa: policeBritish businessman Shrien Dewani was on Monday finally extradited to stand trial for allegedly murdering his wife during a staged car-jacking on their 2010 honeymoon in South Africa, police announced. Officers from Britain's Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Extradition Unit took Dewani, 34, from Fromeside Hospital in south west England, where he has been receiving treatment for reported mental health problems, to nearby Bristol Airport.

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Yemeni tribesmen blow up Marib oil pipeline, stop crude flows

Yemeni tribesmen bombed Yemen's main crude export pipeline on Saturday, forcing oil flows to be stopped, industry sources told Reuters. Yemen's oil and gas pipelines have repeatedly been sabotaged by insurgents or angry tribesmen since anti-government protests created a power vacuum in 2011, causing fuel shortages and slashing export earnings for the impoverished country. Its main export pipeline carries around 70,000-110,000 bpd of Marib light... Read more...

Does My Company Have to Comply with Obamacare?

Does My Company Have to Comply with Obamacare?Virtually every company in the country, regardless of size, has to comply with certain obligations under Obamacare. But what does that mean for your company?

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