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Google’s business practices to face FTC probe

Several reports surfacing in the media have indicated that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is issuing subpoenas to Google and initiating antitrust investigations against the search engine giant.

Twitter told to inform about WikiLeaks' supporters

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has issued a subpoena ordering the micro blogging site Twitter to hand over private information about the private messages, telephone numbers, billing records, and connection records of WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange and four other persons associated with the whistle blower site.

Alfalfa sprouts linked to multistate food borne outbreak of Salmonella

Here comes another large multistate food borne outbreak of salmonella.

Salmonella outbreak in 15 states linked to alfalfa sprouts

In yet another case of food contamination linked to salmonella outbreak, 89 people have fallen sick in 15 states including Washington, D.C., the Center for Disease and Prevention (CDC) reported Thursday.

What Foreclosuregate Means for Investors

 This article is part of our Rising Star Portfolios series. You can read about the Dada Portfolio here.

With tales of mortgage securitization "improprieties" and foreclosure fraud on the rise, investors may be wondering which companies will be affected. Here are three areas the Dada Portfolio is watching.


Four arrested for Medicare fraud

Detroit -- The U.S. Justice Department said four people in Michigan were arrested on healthcare fraud charges as part of an investigation that has now included 21 arrests.

John Thomas, a physical therapist, Sherry Prescott, an office employee, and Maira Suleman and Myra Jones, both patient recruiters, were arrested on charges of billing Medicare for services that were either not performed or unnecessary, The Detroit News reported Tuesday.

The four individuals worked for All American Home Care. Jones also worked for Patient Choice Health Care. Both companies are located in Oak Park, Mich.

Authorities charge the scheme, including all of those arrested, has bilked Medicare out of $14.5 million.

5 Superball Stocks

 In my recurring Fool column, "Get Ready for the Bounce," we search for future winners in a pile of 52-week losers. But do we really need to sit around for a whole year, waiting for a fallen stock to bounce back?


Army investigates moved urns at Arlington

Arlington, Va. -- A U.S. Army spokesman confirmed an investigation is ongoing concerning remains at Arlington National Cemetery that were moved from their burial sites.

In October, officials discovered eight cremation urns in a single grave site that was marked with headstone that read, "Unknown," The Washington Post reported Saturday.

Army spokesman Gary Tallman also confirmed reports that at least one of the urns had been dug up on 2002 and was later discovered in a landfill, before being returned to the cemetery.

"Clearly, this discovery of eight separate remains under an 'Unknown' marker raised suspicions," Tallman said.

Person of interest in Ronni Chasen's murder shoots himself

A man believed to be connected to the Beverly Hills shooting death of celebrity publicist Ronni Chasen has fatally shot himself on Wednesday night, according to U.S. tabloid reports.

This Week's 5 Smartest Stock Moves

 If you're feeling good about the market, you're not alone. Take my hand as we go over some of this week's more uplifting headlines.