He was declared the winner of last month's election, which outside observers labeled a sham. Syria is in the midst of a civil war that has created a massive refugee crisis.
Those who received the warning in Gaza were given until 8 a.m. local time to leave. The airstrikes that followed targeted Hamas leaders.
Once notorious enemies, IBM and Apple have announced a partnership, with IBM developing more than 100 business apps for Apple. Plus, with Bank of America's disappointing earnings report, a look at what banks are dealing with this profit reporting season. Also, more on how campaign strategists maximize the effectiveness of email.
There’s a famous picture of Steve Jobs flipping the bird at an IBM sign:
Andy Hertzfeld, one of the original members of the Macintosh team, first published the photo to his Google page.
Then there was an Apple TV commercial depicting IBM as Big Brother from the book, 1984.
An annoucer intones, “On January 24, Apple computer will introduce Macintosh. And you’ll see why 1984 won’t be like 1984.”
But that was when Apple and IBM hated each other, and competed for the desktop computer market.
Now, Apple needs IBM’s expertise as it tries to get companies to order more iPhones and iPads. Apple and IBM say IBM will develop more than 100 business apps for Apple.
Apple hopes the partnership will answer security concerns, and give CEOs one more reason to buy Apple.
“It's not just - hey the employees prefer it. But it also means, hey, the business advantages might even be stronger if I go with the Apple solution," says Forrester analyst Frank Gillett.
As for IBM, it gets to be part of a winning team. Plus, IBM’s app designers will have greater access to Apple software.
Federal student loans -- widely regarded as the safest form of education financing because of their low, fixed interest rates and flexible repayment plans -- are out of reach for one million community college students nationwide. That’s according to a new report from The Institute for College Access & Success.
The report says that while community colleges are generally a low-cost way to get a degree or certificate, students can still face roughly $15,000 in annual costs, with tuition and living expenses combined.
The majority of community colleges do offer federal student loan programs. But the report cites big regional differences, with 250,000 students shut out from the programs in California alone.
David Baime with the American Association of Community Colleges doubts the situation needs to change, noting that only 17 percent of community college students take out loans.
Plus, Baime says some schools might be reluctant to offer the loan programs because they fear defaults. High student loan default rates could hurt a college’s ability to secure other forms of federal aid, such as Pell Grants.
The numbers behind a community college education1 MILLION
The number of community college students nationwide who lack access to federal student loans.64 PERCENT
The number of African-American community college students lacking access to federal student loans in Alabama, compared to 35 percent of their white peers.$3,300
The average tuition and fees for a full-time, full-year community college student, as estimated by the American Association of Community Colleges.$15,000
The full cost of one year of attendance at a community college, including tuition, fees, books and supplies, living expenses and transportation, as estimated by The Institute for College Access & Success.1 IN 5
The number of community college students defaulting on loans within three years of beginning their repayment, according to the American Association of Community Colleges.17 PERCENT
The share of community college students who take out loans, according to both groups cited above.