On an average working day, the Russians are to post on news articles 50 times. Each blogger is to maintain six Facebook accounts publishing at least three posts a day and discussing the news in groups at least twice a day. By the end of the first month, they are expected to have won 500 subscribers and get at least five posts on each item a day. On Twitter, the bloggers are expected to manage 10 accounts with up to 2,000 followers and tweet 50 times a day.
The favourite haven is the US state of Delaware, followed by the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Ireland.
AP: The Supreme Court said Monday it will not intervene in the case of a journalist ordered to testify about a CIA leak.
New York Times reporter James Risen appealed a ruling ordering him to testify at former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling’s trial. Risen argued he had a right to protect the identity of his sources.
The U.S. economy was battered even more than first suspected by the harsh winter, actually shrinking from January through March. But economists are confident the contraction was temporary.
The economy contracted at an annual rate of 1 percent in the first quarter, the Commerce Department said Thursday. That was worse than the government’s initial estimate last month that gross domestic product grew by a barely discernible 0.1 percent in the first quarter. It was the economy’s first quarterly decline since a 1.3 percent drop in the first three months of 2011.
This year’s dip reflected slower stockpiling by businesses, a cutback in business investment and a wider trade deficit. Economists are looking for a strong rebound in the April-June quarter as the country shakes off the effects of a severe winter.
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