Source: Emails show how Republicans lobbied to limit voting hours in North Carolina | Reuters
Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker on Friday signed a bill into law that prohibits prosecutors from using the state’s secret investigation law to probe political crimes – a measure used to convict four of his aides and investigate his campaign. Source: Wisconsin Governor Walker signs bill restricting secret investigations | Reuters
Royal Dutch Shell has abandoned its Arctic search for oil after failing to find enough crude, a move that will appease environmental campaigners and shareholders who said its project was too expensive and risky. Source: Royal Dutch Shell pulls plug on Arctic exploration
New aluminum battery for smartphones can be charged in a minute | Reuters.
Senate passes Republican budget with deep safety net cuts | Reuters.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/16/us-usa-security-lawyers-idUSBREA1F00X20140216?feedType=RSS&feedName=businessNews (Reuters) – An unnamed U.S. law firm was caught up in the global surveillance of the National Security Agency (NSA) and its overseas partners in Australia, according to a newspaper report on Saturday.