A company printed 10 small buildings in Shanghai in just one day; Ron Paul explains his thoughts on Bitcoin; meanwhile, the Supreme Court is pondering whether cops require warrants to look through cellphones. These discoveries and more after the jump.
Some 8,000 bridges around the country are "structurally deficient," and a battered federal budget, sequestration and Washington gridlock make it unlikely they'll be repaired soon.
The effort to reduce unemployment is a grueling plant-by-plant, job-by-job process conducted by those seeking work, business people and local officials operating far from the media spotlight and simplistic rhetoric of the political campaign.The effort to reduce unemployment is a grueling plant-by-plant, job-by-job process conducted by people operating far from the simplistic rhetoric of the political campaign.
Israel decided to move ahead with settlement construction Tuesday, giving the go-ahead for the building of 1,100 housing units in east Jerusalem, even after Palestinians claimed the area as their future capital in their application for U.N. membership last week.
Three of four tests showed that the cement mixture used by Halliburton in the construction of BP's ill-fated oil well in the Gulf was unstable, but the mixture was used anyway, a presidential commission investigating the disaster has found. The only successful test, which BP did not know about, has since come under suspicion.
With unemployment still rising and the American infrastructure getting no less crumbly, President Obama is set to announce a six-year plan to build roads and create jobs, starting with a $50 billion investment. That's assuming Congress gets on board the recovery train.
One step forward well, you know the rest Although a new round of peace talks signaled a much-needed, if tentative, show of progress in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, those negotiations have already hit a big bump over Israel's construction activities in East Jerusalem .
Although the U.S. has requested that Israel stop building new settlements in the West Bank, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has apparently refused to put a halt to those projects. About the best he was willing to do Monday was say that construction might be scaled down "for a temporary period."
DynCorp International got caught charging the government $50 million over contract for providing living facilities in Kuwait. The company's CEO told a congressional commission, "If we're not competitive [in costs], it's possible for the government to replace us." But the opposite seems to be true when it comes to contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan, where fraud, waste and abuse have been all too common for years.