Iran Oil Company Linked to Its Army The American government officially linked Iran's state-owned oil company to the country's armed forces, which will make it easy for the U.S. to apply additional sanctions to foreign banks that do business with the firm.
Bank Ordered To Pay $200 Million The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have ordered the Discover Bank to pay out $200 million between 3.5 million customers, plus an additional $14 million fine because of a deceptive telemarketing practice.
Work Resumes in China Factory After Brawl A factory of the Texconn Technology Group which produces Apple's iPhones went back to work today after a 2,000-person brawl yesterday left 40 people hospitalized.
Google Now Censored in Iran After a movie critical of Islam was circulated on YouTube, the Iranian government announced a new policy to ban the Google search engine and its Gmail service in the country.
1 Million Order New Novel By Harry Potter Author Over a million orders have already been placed for The Casual Vacancy, the new novel by J.K. Rowling, although it has not even been officially published yet. Rowling is the author of the Harry Potter series of books, but the new novel is targeted to adults.