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  • Dan Borislow, magicJack Inventor, Dies at 52

    07/22/2014 4:42:43 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 22, 2014
    Dan Borislow, the inventor of magicJack and a pioneer in developing phone calls over the Internet, died Monday, officials at the company he founded said. He was 52. A spokeswoman for MagicJack Vocaltec Ltd., said he died of a heart attack. In a statement, MagicJack CEO Gerald Vento praised Borislow as a visionary.
  • GCC 'Millionaire' Caught Begging in Saudi Arabia

    07/22/2014 4:38:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    Police found bank deposits receipts worth Dh1.2m and expensive four-wheel car with himSaudi police arrested an Arab man for begging although he had in excess of SR1.2 million (Dh1.2 million) and an expensive four-wheel vehicle. Police said the unnamed man, a resident of a nearby Gulf country, is visiting the Gulf kingdom on a tourist visa with his wife and three children, adding that he was found to be staying in a luxury furnished apartment in the Western Saudi port of Yanbu. “We found large sums of cash with him and receipts for bank deposits…he had a total of more...
  • Circuits Split on Availability of ACA Exchange Subsidies

    07/22/2014 2:48:58 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 1 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 7-22-14 | Sean Riley
    This morning, a three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit invalidated a 2012 IRS rule allowing tax subsidies in federal insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act. Within hours, a three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued a contrary ruling in a similar, but separate, case, allowing exchange subsidies in both state-based and federal exchanges. Though both decisions are still subject to further review and will have no immediate impact, such “circuit splits” are often considered strong evidence that a case will ultimately end up before the U.S. Supreme...
  • Low Irish taxes boost Airbnb profits (but EUSSR wants Ireland to raise them)

    07/22/2014 2:19:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 22/07/2014 - 15:55 | Cécile Barbière
    The peer-to-peer property renting website, artAirbnb, makes it possible for people in crisis-stricken states to earn extra money, but the company itself has placed its headquarters in places like Ireland, Jersey and Delaware to avoid paying tax. EurActiv France reports. […] In late March 2014, the website announced that one million French holidaymakers used Airbnb since it launched in 2008, the same number as in the UK. In Spain, one million tourists used the website to rent property. The French Ministry of Finances has condemned this kind of revenue. “France has nothing to gain from developing this kind of renting…...
  • AMTRAK Sucks

    07/22/2014 11:23:07 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 62 replies
    7-22-14 | Me
    On 21July2014 Amtrak Wolverine was due to arrive in New Buffalo Michigan at 8:10pm from Chicago. But it was over 2 hours late. When my wife FINALLY talked with a REAL person she was told that AMTRAK's own dispatch center could NOTcontact the train and to call back in 10 min for update!!!!!!!!
  • Apple to suppliers: Gear up for the next iPhone [Larger Screens!]

    07/22/2014 10:22:59 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 50 replies
    www.marketwatch.com ^ | July 21, 2014, 8:51 p.m. EDT | By Lorraine Luk
    Apple Inc. is preparing for its largest initial production run of iPhones, betting that larger-screen models will lure consumers now attracted to similar phones from Samsung Electronics Co. and others. The Cupertino, Calif., company is asking suppliers to manufacture between 70 million and 80 million units combined of two large-screen iPhones with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays by Dec. 30, according to people familiar with the matter. Its forecast for what is commonly called the iPhone 6 is significantly larger than the initial order last year of between 50 million and 60 million versions of the iPhone 5S and 5C--which had...
  • California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

    07/22/2014 8:03:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 22, 2014 9:07 AM EDT
    A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination. Wawona Packing says on its website that no illnesses have been reported and the recall is a precautionary measure. …
  • Ben Carson Wins Western Conservative Straw Poll (Cruz, Palin, #2 and #3)

    07/22/2014 6:52:39 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 18 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7/21/2014 | Melissa Clyne
    Ben Carson was the top vote-getter in a 2016 presidential straw poll at the weekend’s Western Conservative Summit in Denver, The Denver Post reported. Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/Carson-2016-straw-poll/2014/07/21/id/583821#ixzz38CmSgI00 Urgent: Should Obamacare Be Repealed? Vote Here Now!
  • World’s 2nd Richest Man Calls for 3-Day Work Week, Longer Hours

    07/22/2014 6:49:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Jul 21, 2014 6:23PM
    Would a three-day work week improve your quality of life? Carlos Slim, the second richest man in the world, says it would. During a press conference, Slim called for a “radical overhaul” in workers’ lives. He said people should work three days a week, but longer hours. He also said people should work more years, until they’re 70 or 75. …
  • Cruz: Rich Do Fine with Big Govt, GOP Must Help the Working Poor

    07/22/2014 6:08:50 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 10 replies
    Newsmax ^ | July 20 2014 | Todd Beamon and Elliot Jager
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on Saturday said that to resurrect America's greatness it was necessary to revive the economy, defend the Constitution, and restore America's place in the world arena. Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/ted-cruz-poor-gop-western-conservative/2014/07/20/id/583716#ixzz38Cbu8mbS Urgent: Should Obamacare Be Repealed? Vote Here Now!
  • SilencerCo Announces First Commercially Available Shotgun Suppressor

    07/22/2014 4:27:48 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 20 replies
    TruthRevolt.org ^ | 7-21-2014 | Yehuda Remer
    Today, the gun world is buzzing with news of a "revolution in silencers." SilencerCo has announced today they will be producing the Salvo 12, the first ever commercially produced shotgun sound suppressor. The official press release reads: “Confirming its place as a trailblazer in the firearms industry, suppressor manufacturer SilencerCo has unveiled the first commercially-viable shotgun silencer ever produced. The company made the announcement today at an exclusive event near its Utah headquarters.” Active content removed Active content removed “The Salvo 12 represents a revolution in silencers, not just an evolution,” said Joshua Waldron, Chief Executive Officer for SilencerCo. “There...
  • McDonald’s, KFC face new food scandal after workers serve food off floor

    07/21/2014 1:16:57 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 49 replies
    NYPost ^ | July 21, 2014 | Reuters
    McDonald’s Corp. and Yum Brands Inc. are facing a new food safety scare in China, denting the fast food giants’ efforts to shore up reputations and businesses that were hurt by a 2012 safety scandal in one of their biggest markets. McDonald’s and KFC-parent Yum apologized to customers on Monday after Chinese regulators shut a local meat supplier following a TV report that showed workers picking up meat from a factory floor, as well as mixing meat beyond its expiration date with fresh meat. The firms said they’ll stop using the supplier. The report, which focused on McDonald’s and Yum,...
  • Finally! Carbon Tax Gone – Australia gets rid of a price on carbon

    07/21/2014 10:39:46 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | July 17th, 2014 | Joanne
    As of today, Australia no longer has the most expensive “carbon” price in the world. The voters didn’t ask for a tax in 2010,  but it was forced on them in 2011. They rejected it wholeheartedly in 2013 but it still has taken months to start unwinding this completely pointless piece of symbolism which aimed to change the weather. The machinery of democracy may be slow, but this is a win for voters.11:15am EST today: The Australian Senate passes the carbon tax repeal bill.“Australia has become the first country in the world to abolish a price on carbon, with the Senate...
  • Ice Cream Shop Owner Defends Creating Flavor for Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

    07/21/2014 8:00:33 AM PDT · by Morgana · 65 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The owner of an Oregon ice cream shop is defending her decision to create an ice cream flavor for the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon recently announced that it would have a political fundraising event at What’s the Scoop? in Portland, Oregon. The ice cream store created a flavor especially for the abortion business and donated 10 percent of its sales to the abortion giant. whatsthescoopPlanned Parenthood announced: What’s the Scoop? is a sustainable, small-batch shop that creates ice cream and sorbets using liquid nitrogen – a revolutionary method that speeds up the freezing process, which...
  • These Buildings Used to Be Abortion Clinics, What They Do Now is Amazing

    07/21/2014 7:47:29 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    life news ^ | Kelsey Hazzard
    Years ago, I encountered a piece in Feminism & Nonviolence Studies entitled “Feminist, Prolife, and Atheist,” by Kathryn Reed. At the time, I had no idea that atheism was in my future. What really stuck with me was not the title, or even the body of the article, but one of the subheadings: “Converting Abortion Clinics To Peacetime Use.” The idea of “peacetime use” has been on my mind a lot lately, as the pro-life movement has seen a record number of abortion businesses close in recent months. On a whim, I thought I’d put together a list showing how...
  • What happens when a $35,000 Tesla arrives?

    07/21/2014 7:37:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 104 replies
    CNET ^ | July 20, 2014 2:30 PM PDT | Brooke Crothers
    Tesla said this week that its $35,000 entry, due in 2017 (or thereabouts), will be called the Model 3. One of the keys to making a cheaper Tesla is battery technology, as CEO Elon Musk pointed out to Auto Express earlier in the week. I chatted with John Voelcker, senior editor for High Gear Media, which publishes Green Car Reports, in the wake of the news. He offered insight into what impact a lower-priced Tesla might have. Q: Tesla has sold very pricey cars to date. How might a $35,000 Model 3 shake things up? John Voelcker: A list price...
  • Manic malware Mayhem spreads through Linux, FreeBSD web servers

    07/21/2014 6:45:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    The Register ^ | 18 Jul 2014 | Iain Thomson
    Malware dubbed Mayhem is spreading through Linux and FreeBSD web servers, researchers say. The software nasty uses a grab bag of plugins to cause mischief, and infects systems that are not up to date with security patches. Andrej Kovalev, Konstantin Ostrashkevich and Evgeny Sidorov, who work at Russian internet portal Yandex, discovered the malware targeting *nix servers. They traced transmissions from compromised computers to two command and control (C&C) servers. So far they have found 1,400 machines that have fallen to the code, with potentially thousands more to come. […] Mayhem spreads by finding servers hosting websites with a remote...
  • Do Massive Layoffs Really Benefit Companies?

    07/20/2014 6:10:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Motley Fool ^ | 07/19/2014 | By Chris Neiger
    Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT ) recent announcement that it will cut 18,000 jobs was much higher than anyone expected. It's the company's largest layoff by headcount since it laid off 5,800 employees in the midst of America's Great Recession back in 2009. Microsoft isn't the only one to make such striking job cuts. Global pharmaceutical company Merck (NYSE: MRK ) is in the middle of a two-year plan to reduce its workforce by about 20% -- which equates to about 16,000 employees. At the end of it all, the company expects this to contribute substantially to its goal of saving $2.5...
  • Singapore Airlines' MH17 Tweet Draws Fire (Does not Use Ukraine Airspace)

    07/20/2014 3:26:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, July 20, 2014
    Airline apologises for postSingapore Airlines (SIA) has apologised for posting an "insensitive" comment on social media about the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash in crisis-stricken eastern Ukraine. Hours after the Boeing 777-200 passenger jet with 298 people on board went down on Thursday, believed shot by a surface-to-air missile, SIA posted a one-line statement on Facebook and Twitter. It read: "Customers may wish to note that Singapore Airlines flights are not using Ukraine airspace." The comment sparked anger among users of social media. "How about at least acknowledging the terrible event and sending condolences to those families and friends involved...
  • Microsoft Memo Buries Layoff News in 11th Paragraph, Greets Readers with Cheery ‘Hello There’

    07/20/2014 2:38:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 18, 2014 - 2:59 PM | Kelly Lawyer
    On Thursday, Microsoft announced it would cut 18,000 jobs (14% of the company workforce) in the next year, the largest reduction in company history. Since its acquisition of Nokia, experts predicted there would be some layoffs, but the number is double the amount predicted. Stephen Elop, head of Microsoft’s device unit (the hardest hit by the layoffs) and former CEO of Nokia, proceeded to bury the news about 12,500 layoffs in the eleventh paragraph of a corporate memo. Elop begins the memo with a cheery “Hello there,” stating Microsoft’s strategy is “focused on productivity and our desire to help people...
  • Ford Pinto owners gather for annual charity drive

    07/20/2014 1:48:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    mlive ^ | July 18, 2014 at 8:37 AM | Michael Wayland
    Roughly 50 Ford Pinto enthusiasts are gathering today for the fourth annual "Pinto Stampede," a three-day event from Dearborn, Mich. to Hell, Mich and back to Dearborn -- the birthplace of the Ford Pinto. The caravan of Ford Pintos, produced from 1971-1980, will make several stops on their journey including a visit to the Henry Ford Museum, the Ford Product Development Center, the Ford & Mercury Restorers Club Car Show and other landmarks on their ride to 'Hell and Back.' "The Pinto Stampede enables Pinto enthusiasts to celebrate our cherished little cars while doing something meaningful for others," said Norm...
  • Paul Gigot: Interview on Fox News about America tax avoidance. (Very anti-American in my view.)

    07/20/2014 12:13:31 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 81 replies
    Fox News | 7/20/2014 | (vanity)
    OK I just watched the Fox News "The Journal Editorial Report". I found the show very enlightening. For the most part. However now there's a segment busy defending America companies moving overseas, for tax avoidance. This is a big problem. The GOP needs to buck it up, and say "enough". America needs jobs. Jobs. Jobs.
  • 'My entire house has been stolen'...

    07/20/2014 10:04:47 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 35 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | July 20, 2014 | Corey Charlton
    Romanian arrived at his holiday home to find it had disappeared and a field of corn had been planted in its placeA Romanian visited his holiday home only to find a completely empty plot of land with a field of corn planted in its place after his house had been stolen by thieves. Police in the Romanian port city of Braila got a call from Andy Pascali, 40, complaining that his holiday house on the Danube Delta had been stolen. At first they thought it was a joke, but when they turned up at the nearby village of Baldovinesti they...
  • Maria Bartiromo: we need Economic Patriotism (Hooray Maria!!) on show Sunday Morning Futures

    07/20/2014 7:59:47 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 52 replies
    Fox News | July 20 2014 | (rant)
    Hooray! Maria Bartiromo and gang were just discussing "Economic Patriotism" on her Fox News Channel show "Sunday Morning Futures". I couldn't believe it. FINALLY. Way to go. Much more conservatives need to climb on board this important topic.
  • 'If he's not impeachable, no one is': Sarah Palin pounds Obama on immigration policy ... (more)

    07/20/2014 7:45:10 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 23 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 11/19/2014 | David Martosko
    Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate, blasted President Barack Obama on Saturday and demanded his removal from office. The tea party speaking-circuit darling said at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver, Colorado that talk of impeachment 'has got him nervous.' Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2698614/If-hes-not-impeachable-no-one-Sarah-Palin-pounds-Obama-immigration-policy-compares-mob-boss-wants-play-God.html#ixzz381IvJQYY Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Mattress Bob Does Business Out of Storage Unit

    07/19/2014 5:09:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 | Bob and Laura McVicker
    In the market for a new mattress? Look no further than Bob Manoff’s storage unit business. Yes, a business out of a storage unit. In fact, Mattress Bob (yes, that’s his name) has a collection of 11 Mira Mesa storage units that double as showrooms. Manoff stays busy thanks to word-of-mouth business or from an ad on Craigslist. Twice a week, he gets a shipment from a Los Angeles mattress maker. He’s got pillow tops, memory foam and organic cotton. The incentive? Most of Manoff’s mattresses sell from between $100 and $700 depending on the size, so who cares that...
  • Romanian Princess Ran US Cockfighting Ring

    07/19/2014 4:56:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    The royal and her husband, a former sheriff's deputy, hosted at least 10 cockfighting derbies in a barn at their Oregon ranch. A Romanian princess has admitted running an illegal gambling operation after she was found to be hosting cockfighting derbies in rural Oregon. Irina Walker, 61, pleaded guilty to the charge along with her husband, former sheriff's deputy John Walker, 68, on Wednesday. Prosecutors agreed to drop other counts relating to animal fighting and animal welfare as part of a plea deal.
  • This Way Up: Mobility in America [Alive for Americans who pursue technical or practical training]

    07/19/2014 6:05:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 07/18/2014 | Tamar Jacoby
    Dakota Blazier had made a big decision. Friendly and fresh-faced, from a small town north of Indianapolis, he'd made up his mind: He wasn't going to college. "I discovered a long time ago," he explained, "I'm not book smart. I don't like sitting still, and I learn better when the problem is practical." But he didn't feel this limited his options—to the contrary. And he was executing a plan as purposeful as that of any of his high-school peers. It started in his junior year with release time from high school to take a course in basic construction skills at...
  • Typhoon Rammasun Heads for China After Lashing Philippines, Killing at Least 38

    07/19/2014 1:12:02 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    ABC (Australia) ^ | Fri 18 Jul 2014
    China's southern regions are bracing for a powerful typhoon that has ripped through the Philippines, killing dozens and forcing more than 400,000 people to flee their homes. The official death toll from Typhoon Rammasun has climbed to 38, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said on Thursday. Ten people have been injured and eight are missing. Typhoon Rammasun made landfall in the Philippines on Tuesday, just eight months after Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated parts of the country in November 2013. The eye of Typhoon Rammasun passed south of Manila after cutting a path across the main island of...
  • Anti-gun Companies

    07/18/2014 10:11:10 PM PDT · by leapfrog0202 · 23 replies
    www.2acheck.com ^ | Current list as of 11/7/13 | www.2acheck.com
    All companies we boycott have received a 2ACheck rating of “F” for their lack of respect for the rights of gun owners. Your experience with some of these companies will vary based on location, however, the boycott is based on the corporate policy toward responsible gun owners. We believe guns in the hands of good people make everyone safer. We encourage freedom loving Americans to boycott anti-gun companies until they improve their policy. Please share this page. We also strongly recommend everyone know the firearms laws applicable in their own state, and states they travel through. We recommend the Traveler’s...
  • When He Learned His Business Was Being Used to Build an Abortion Clinic, What He Did Was Priceless

    07/18/2014 8:09:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    life news ^ | Sarah Zagorski
    A baby graveyard is being built in New Orleans, and it’s quite an expensive one too. Who’s building it? None other than Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion business in America. The facility is costing 4.2 million dollars, and the advertisements for this monstrous tomb is amounting to somewhere deep within the six-figure range. In New Orleans, you can’t turn on the radio, open your mailbox, or visit popular websites like Yahoo.com, without hearing or seeing Planned Parenthood’s rhetoric. They’ve infiltrated the city with lies about their state of the art “health clinic”, which allegedly will provide wellness exams, family planning...
  • Clothing chain Love Culture files bankruptcy, may be sold

    07/18/2014 7:32:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 16, 2014 | Jonathan Stempel
    Love Culture Inc on Wednesday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, becoming the latest women's apparel retailer to seek protection from creditors, and said it may be sold after having received interest from possible buyers. The company, which according to its website has 82 stores stretching from Massachusetts to Hawaii, joins Ashley Stewart Holdings Inc, Coldwater Creek Inc., Dots LLC and Loehmann's Inc among retailers to file for bankruptcy since late last year as consumers curb spending and visit malls less. In a court filing, the company's chief restructuring officer, Rick Bunka, said sales remain below projections, while vendors in April...
  • Swede's Salary Chopped for Facebook Use

    07/18/2014 4:04:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    The Local ^ | 11 Jul 2014
    An employee at an insurance agency in central Sweden will lose 15 days of pay as punishment for surfing the web on the job, spending over 40 hours this summer mainly using social media. Multiple employees at a branch of Försäkringskassan (Swedish Social Insurance Agency) in Gävle face serious repercussions for browsing the web instead of helping customers. In one case, the employee spent about 50 hours of work time during one month visiting 350 websites - including plenty of shopping, weight-loss sites, and blogs. Over a period of seven months the woman had worked 51 hours overtime, but over...
  • Which Of California's Six States Should You Live In? If Tim Draper Splits It, Here's Your Guide...

    07/18/2014 3:38:46 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 40 replies
    Bustle.com ^ | July 16, 2014 | Chris Tognotti
    It’s possible you’ve already heard of the greatest harebrained political scheme of the year: Venture capitalist Tim Draper’s plan to break California into six states, which might actually face a statewide vote in 2016. It all depends on whether Draper managed to snag the necessary number of signatures — 807,615 according to SFGate — to get the plan on the ballot. He’s claimed to have 1.3 million signatures, which would mean the residents of California would get to vote on the biggest breakup proposal in state history.
  • New Mayhem malware targets Linux, UNIX servers

    07/18/2014 9:25:58 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 19 replies
    itnews australian ^ | Jul 18, 2014 8:07 AM AUS | Juha Saarinen
    Infections found in Australia and New Zealand. A new malware that runs on UNIX-like servers even with restricted privileges has already infected machines in Australia and is actively hunting for more targets, a new research paper has shown. Three researchers from Russian web provider Yandex - Andrej Kovalev, Konstantin Ostrashkevich and Evgeny Sidorov - said in the technical analysis of the malware, published on security and anti-virus specialist publication Virus Bulletin, that Mayhem functions like a traditional Windows bot. -snip- According to the researchers, Mayhem appears to be the continuation of the Fort Disco brute-force password cracking attack campaign that...
  • With nation’s school lunches fundamentally transformed, Michelle O eyes ‘talking shopping carts’

    07/18/2014 8:05:36 AM PDT · by illiac · 45 replies
    EAGnews.org ^ | 7/18/14 | Ben Velderman
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – First, Michelle Obama seized control of your child’s school lunch and made it “healthy.” Now, the First Lady wants to change the way you buy groceries. michelle obama shopping 337 x 244A new 80-page report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture explains that federal bureaucrats hope to use a variety of tools to modify the way Americans select food items at the supermarket. The stated goal is steer consumers toward fruits and vegetables – and away from sugar- and fat-laden items. The plan is in line with “Michelle Obama’s stated second term agenda to ‘impact the nature...
  • Sue Wagner joins Apple’s Board of Directors; Bill Campbell retiring after 17 years

    07/18/2014 12:08:32 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 6 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | Thursday, July 17, 2014 · 4:42 pm | Apple, Inc.
    Apple today announced that Susan L. Wagner, founding partner and director of BlackRock, has been elected to Apple’s board of directors. Bill Campbell, the board’s longest-serving member, is retiring after 17 years of service. Wagner co-founded BlackRock in 1988 and helped it become one of the world’s most successful asset-management companies, holding a range of leadership positions including vice chairman until mid-2012. She continues to serve on the boards of BlackRock and DSP BlackRock (India), as well as Swiss Re, Wellesley College and Hackley School. “Sue is a pioneer in the financial industry and we are excited to welcome her...
  • Microsoft decided to extort Windows 7 users too

    07/17/2014 9:17:00 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 90 replies
    semiaccurate.com ^ | Jul 14, 2014 | by Charlie Demerjian
    Not content to blow both feet off with a shotgun, Microsoft is going for the kneecaps now by blackmailing it’s customers. If you are still dumb enough to use Windows, you are about have your wallet shaken down by Microsoft in a familiar yet still unwelcome way.We don’t feel the need to sugarcoat this much because the company’s behavior is so blatant and uncaring it is almost staggering. Worse yet the victims, that would be almost all Windows users, have only themselves to blame because the pattern has been well laid out for years now. Microsoft has been unapologetically blackmailing...
  • We’re in the third biggest stock bubble in U.S. history

    07/17/2014 8:19:18 PM PDT · by RC one · 21 replies
    Market Watch ^ | July 17, 2014, 7:27 a.m. | Brett Arends's ROI
    1853, 1906, 1929, 1969, 1999 Pass the question around your office. Call your money manager and ask him or her, too. Post it on your office notice board. Give up? Those were the peaks of the five massive, generational stock-market bubbles in U.S. history. Investors who bought into stocks around those peaks ended up earning terrible returns over the subsequent 30 years. Forget “stocks for the long run.” They ended up with “stocks for a long face.” The bigger the bubble, the worse returns. And, according to a new research report, we are back there again. U.S. stocks are now...
  • Obesity could qualify as disability, says EU court

    07/17/2014 12:10:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 17.07.14 @ 13:15 | Honor Mahony
    Obesity may be considered a disability if it affects how a person does their job and so could fall under EU rules banning discrimination in the workplace, the EU’s top court said Thursday (17 July) in an opinion set to be closely studied by employers. "Morbid obesity may come within the meaning of ‘disability’ if it is of such a degree as to hinder full participation in professional life on an equal footing with other employees,” said advocate general Niilo Jaaskinen. The case arrived at the European Court of Justice after Karsten Kaltoft, a child-minder Denmark, claimed he unfairly lost...
  • Dell layoffs will hit Plano, Texas office

    07/17/2014 9:06:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Dallas Business Journal ^ | 07/17/2014 | Bill Hethcock
    Employees at Dell Services offices in Plano will be affected by global layoffs that parent company Dell Inc. is undergoing, but the number of pink slips the Round Rock-based tech giant will pass out in North Texas is not yet clear. Dell workers were to be notified Wednesday of layoffs across the globe, including at Dell Services offices in Plano. A statement put out by Dell confirmed the layoffs but declined to give the number of workers that the computer firm will cut. Dell has about 2,500 employees in North Texas and about 16,500 statewide.
  • Hold On To Something. Aston Martin Just Unveiled A 201-MPH V-12 Monster [VIDEO]

    07/17/2014 8:00:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/16/2014 | Giuseppe Macri
    James Bond’s car of choice just got an upgrade worthy of a spy-style getaway. British luxury manufacturer Aston Martin just unveiled its most-powerful machine ever built — the 2015 V12 Vantage S Roadster, a follow-up to the line debuted in 2013 which earned the company’s highest performance marks ever — until now. The new Vantage sports a 565-horsepower 6-liter V-12 engine capable of powering the car to a eyelid-ripping 201 m.p.h. top speed, and takes it from zero to 60 m.p.h. in a mere 3.9 seconds.
  • 10 Cities Where Wages Are Soaring

    07/17/2014 7:40:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 07/16/2014 | By Alexander Kent and Alexander E.M. Hess
    Although there are many signs the economy is improving, average weekly wages in the United States remained stagnant throughout 2013. This was a notable change from a year earlier, when weekly wages rose 4.7% over the same period. Despite flattening nationally, wages posted strong growth in some metro areas. In six of the 10 metro areas, wages grew at least 6%. In Idaho Falls, wages grew by 18.4% between the fourth quarters of 2012 and 2013. Based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), these are the metro areas where wages are soaring.Click here to see the 10...
  • Microsoft Layoffs to Cut Up to 18,000 Jobs

    07/17/2014 7:20:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/17/2014 | By NICK WINGFIELD
    SEATTLE — Microsoft said Thursday that it planned to eliminate up to 18,000 jobs over the next year in a shake-up intended to help the company move more quickly in the market. The cuts are the largest in the company’s 39-year history, representing about 14 percent of its work force. Microsoft will make the deepest cuts from the businesses it acquired from the Finnish phone maker Nokia. About 12,500 of the jobs being eliminated will come from the Nokia groups, resulting from the closing of a factory in Hungary and other changes. That is about half the number of employees...
  • The unhappiest workers of all

    07/17/2014 6:55:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/17/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    How’s that feminism workin’ out for ya? According to a survey reported in a Psychology Today article, the unhappiest workers are:Female 42 years oldUnmarriedHave a household income under $100,000Work in a professional position (i.e., as a doctor or a lawyer). Sounds exactly like the feminist ideal: a woman who needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle. On her own, independent, unburdened, I am woman, hear me roar. Except that she’s not very happy. The author, Sherrie Bourg Carter, Psy.D., notes that while it is possible the survey is inaccurate (the sample size is only 670 North American white...
  • Here's why stocks could keep hitting new highs

    07/17/2014 6:46:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    CNBC ^ | 07/17/2014 | Patti Domm
    Bears may be making the most noise on Wall Street, but bulls expect to see stocks stay on a record-setting course this summer, fueled in part by a surge in merger activity. Despite calls for a big correction, the S&P 500 and Dow have persisted in making gains, with major indices up more than a percent this month so far. The Dow closed at 17,138, a new high, Wednesday. The S&P 500 trended higher to 1,981, four points below its all-time high. [SNIP] Stocks could continue to benefit from low rates and easy Fed policy into next year, and the...
  • Allen West and Alan Grayson Clash on Impeaching Obama

    07/17/2014 5:53:49 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 18 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | July 17, 2014 | Kevin Derby
    This week, two of the most pugnacious actors on the Florida political stage clashed over whether President Barack Obama should be impeached.
  • Apple, IBM in massive enterprise hardware, software partnership

    07/17/2014 2:33:49 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 12 replies
    CNBC ^ | Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 4:30 PM ET | Matt Hunter
    Tech behemoths Apple and IBM announced a partnership Tuesday that could make Apple—traditionally a consumer brand—a major player in the business market. IBM said it would create a class of more than 100 business applications exclusively for iPhones and iPads to run on Apple's iOS platform. In return, IBM will sell Apple's products with 100 industry-specific apps to its clients worldwide. Some of the services IBM will provide via iOS include device management, security, analytics and mobile integration, they said in a release. In return, Apple's vaunted AppleCare service would provide support for these applications. The partnership is about "transforming...
  • The Job Interview—Answering Behavioral Questions: Your Biggest Failure

    07/16/2014 8:48:07 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 28 replies
    Big Interview Pro Site ^ | February 20, 2014 | Pamela Skillings
    Part of our continuing series on answering the most common (and trickiest) behavioral interview questions. Tell Me About a Failure What’s the toughest behavioral interview question of them all? For many, it’s this one: Tell me about a time you failed. I’ve noticed that more and more recruiters and hiring managers are including this question in their standard behavioral interviews. Some recruiters will even tell you that this is the most important interview question to ask a candidate. Obviously, you can’t afford to FAIL to answer this question well. However, my experience is that most candidates are terrible at answering...
  • Palin shows conviction; Boehner doesn't

    07/16/2014 7:57:39 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 17 replies
    Columbia Daily Tribune ^ | Wednesday, July 16, 2014 | RUTH MARCUS
    Sarah Palin is right about impeaching President Barack Obama. No, not that the president should be impeached. But Palin is correct in arguing that, for those who assert that Obama has grievously abused his executive authority, impeachment is the proper course of action. (please see link for full article)