From the Wires

Science supports '5-second rule' for dropped food

Forbes: A new study found some truth to the "five-second rule," which suggests it's safe to consume food that has touched the floor as long as its within the five-second limit.

Amazon increases Prime fee

CNET: Amazon will raise the membership price for Prime premium service from $79 to $99 per year.

U.S. plan for reduced drug sentences

BBC: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder supports a proposal to shorten prison sentences for most drug dealers.

Overtime pay to reach more workers

Bloomberg: Under President Barack Obama's executive order, some U.S. workers deemed ineligible for overtime compensation will be able to collect extra pay.

Google buys Green Throttle Games

BBC: Google purchased the games controller firm for an undisclosed amount.

Cancer to become No. 1 killer in U.S.

CNN: A new report from the American Society of Clinical Oncology states cancer as the leading cause of death in 16 years.

Bitcoin firm wins brief U.S. bankruptcy protection

BBC: Mt. Gox filed for bankruptcy in Japan in February after losing about $473 million work of customers' bitcoins.

Rival banana firms to merge

BBC: Irish fruit firm Fyffes and U.S. brand Chiquita will merge to create the world's largest banana company, worth about $1 billion.

Blood test predicts Alzheimer's disease

CNN: Researchers have developed a blood test that will predict whether a healthy person will develop the disease.

Cerberus Capital to buy Safeway

Reuters: Cerberus Capital Management will acquire the second-largest U.S. mainstream grocery store operator for about $9.4 billion.

U.S. adds 175,000 jobs

WSJ: The U.S. labor force grew as people joined the workforce, but so did the number of unemployed.

Bitcoin creator revealed

Newsweek: The creator of the virtual currency is 64-year-old Satoshi Nakamoto from Los Angeles, CA.

Staples closing 225 stores

Forbes: The office-supplies retailer released disappointing fourth quarter earning results.