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  • Matt Taibbi rips into America's growing income gap in 'The Divide'

    Matt Taibbi rips into America's growing income gap in 'The Divide'
    Matt Taibbi begins his sixth book, "The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap," with a simple formulation: "Poverty goes up; Crime goes down; Prison population doubles." It's a snapshot, a way to represent what Taibbi sees as the through-the-looking-glass reality of contemporary America, where rule of law has been subverted by, on the one hand, corporate greed and, on the other, a kind of institutionalized abuse of the poor.
  • BlackBerry met with Facebook about possible bid for the device maker

    BlackBerry met with Facebook about possible bid for the device maker
    Has Facebook made a new friend in BlackBerry? In an unusual pairing, the world's largest social network met with BlackBerry last week to discuss a potential bid for the smartphone maker, according to a source familiar with the matter. The meeting...

    Blackberry stock plunges as takeover bid collapses

    Blackberry stock plunges as takeover bid collapses
    Blackberry stock fell as low as $6.27 in pre-market trading after bidder Fairfax Financial Holdings dropped its $4.7-billion takeover plan and said instead it would invest in the company. The company also said Chief Executive Thorsten Heins will step...

    BlackBerry shocker: Buyout deal falls apart; Heins out as CEO

    BlackBerry shocker: Buyout deal falls apart; Heins out as CEO
    In a stunning turn of events, BlackBerry announced Monday that its $4.7-billion buyout had fallen through, that it was no longer for sale and that Chief Executive Thorsten Heins was out. Shares of BlackBerry plummeted on the news, falling more than 16%...

    BlackBerry buyout collapses, putting new pressure on it to remake itself

    BlackBerry buyout collapses, putting new pressure on it to remake itself
    With BlackBerry's latest upheaval, the troubled company is again facing pressure to ditch its smartphones. In a stunning turn of events, BlackBerry announced Monday that a tentative deal to sell itself to a Canadian financial services holding company...