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Central Washington’s sleepy Yakima Valley, perhaps best known as the nation’s top producer of hops and apples, is a safely Republican region. But it may have also quietly produced the most intriguing election outcome of 2014. When respected, 10-term...
From: FiveThirtyEight | By: David Wasserman | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Filed under: Banking, Personal Finance, Credit Cards, Banks Konstantin Chagin/Shutterstock When you visit bank websites, you can be overwhelmed by marketing messages. Clever ads try to convince you that their credit cards are rewarding, their savings...
From: Daily Finance | By: Nick Clements | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Belatedly realizing that by doing this, Andrew Sullivan saves himself from liveblogging the Clinton Restoration. — daveweigel (@daveweigel) January 28, 2015 Oh, yeah, back in the day… PandoDaily let Mark Ames reprint his 2013 Hall of Shame coverage...
From: Balloon Juice | By: Anne Laurie | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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A judge sided with Ludacris in his ongoing court battle with former girlfriend Tamika Fuller, granting him full custody of the couple’s 13-month-old daughter, Cai. Ludacris, the rapper/actor whose legal name is Chris Bridges, had faced the possibility...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Shayla D | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Suddenly everyone’s talking about Boko Haram and the massacres it’s committing in Northern Nigeria. There are two reasons for this: First, Boko is making some genuinely scary gains, cleansing the flatlands south of Lake Chad of any community it suspects...
From: Pando Daily | By: Gary Brecher | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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My husband, a fourth-generation farmer, tells me that when the tractor was invented, farmers who spent their lives learning to be great with horses had to rely on young farmers who understood machinery. It was an era when young people looked like experts...
From: Brazen Careerist | By: Penelope Trunk | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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We're just happy this contentious custody battle has reached a conclusion. On Wednedsay, Ludacris was awarded primary custody of his one-year-old daughter, Cai Bridges. Ludacris won against the baby's mother, Tamika Fuller, who has raised Cai up until...
From: Perez Hilton | By: Perez Hilton | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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With Andrew Sullivan announcing the end of his 15-year blogging career—and with it, his “bold experiment” in transforming journalism into crowd-funded blogging— I figure it’s a good time to take one last look at Sullivan’s long, poisonous...
From: Pando Daily | By: Mark Ames | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Researchers asked this question: Is a company better off spending big money for a Super Bowl ad or buying several spots for that same amount of money at a less expensive time of the year?
From: NPR | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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As the United Kingdom’s national broadcaster, the BBC operates under a royal charter, a formal document issued by the British monarchy that sets out the BBC’s priorities, ensures the broadcaster’s editorial independence, and details the responsibilities...
From: Nieman Journalism Lab | By: Joseph Lichterman | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Looking to Twitter for inspiration, Facebook has announced it will be selling ads targeted to people based on what they are talking about in real time during this year's Super Bowl....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Facebook deserves a lot of credit for figuring out new ways to make smartphones a true home for its ad products. But over the past three months especially, it's benefitted from a major assist. The post Facebook Just Had Another Record Quarter, and It...
From: Wired | By: Marcus Wohlsen | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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NATIONWIDE – Invisible Mindy Kaling BUD LIGHT – Real Life PacMan T-MOBILE – Kim Kardashian BUDWEISER – Lost Dog OTR – Adorable PuppiesThe post VOTE for your favorite Super Bowl ad! (I must admit, I’m partial to OTR’s ad – CLICK HERE to...
From: Fox News | By: Greta Van Susteren | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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GoDaddy cracked under pressure and withdrew its Super Bowl ad starring a cute puppy.
From: CNN | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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NBC has (finally) crossed the goal line and sold out all of its Super Bowl ad time.
From: CNN | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Forget all those cute little indies from Sundance — let’s dive into some big blockbuster sequels. After the jump: Get details on Arnold‘s big fight scene in Terminator: Genisys Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will shoot this summer Colin Firth...
From: SlashFilm | By: Angie Han | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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The only thing more fun than analyzing this year’s crop of Super Bowl ads? That would be picking apart the...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: EW staff | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Justin Bieber did a fakeout surprise for Ellen DeGeneres‘ birthday on Thursday’s episode of her syndicated talk show. She set it up by introducing a video birthday greeting from the singer and Calvin Klein model, but then he asked why he was doing...
From: The Wrap | By: Jason Hughes | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Gossip Cop now has FULL VIDEO of Justin Bieber’s new appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." As we exclusively reported, Bieber taped a segment on Wednesday that will air on Thursday's episode. But you can watch right here, right now!...
From: Gossip Cop | By: Shari Weiss | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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The Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) is to make another attempt at electing a Chair of the Supreme Court of Cassation (VKS) on Thursday.Lazar Panov (currently a judge at the Supreme Court of Administration) and Pavlina Panova (Deputy Chair of the VKS)...
From: Novinite | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Starting Friday, January 30, selective stories from Rolling Stone magazine’s near 50-year archive will be available on Google Play Newsstand free of charge. Announced Wednesday, the deal will see Rolling Stone showcase three to four big stories form...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Collen Kriel | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. I have an awful assistant who I can’t fire I’m a nurse and I work with several nursing assistants. I have no authority to hire them, fire them, or implement any kind of substantive rewards or...
From: Ask a Manager | By: Ask a Manager | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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It was reported that rapper and actor Chris Bridges (aka Ludacris) has won sole custody of his one-year-old daughter after an intense legal battle with the baby’s mother, Tamika Fuller. During the litigation, Fuller sought an increase in child payments....
From: The Inquisitr | By: Val Powell | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Justin Bieber is appearing a surprise guest on Thursday’s edition of The Ellen DeGeneres Show to help Ellen celebrate her 57th birthday, which has been going on all week. Previously a frequent guest, the heartthrob’s last turn on the popular daytime...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Page Mackinley | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Facebook Inc. has risen to new highs in the fourth quarter with the social networking giant posting $3.85 billion in revenue off the back of a surge in mobile advertising. Revenue from advertising came in at $3.59 billion, up 53 … Continue reading...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Duncan Riley | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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From diet pills to dating websites, it’s not hard to find someone offering a “risk-free” trial membership, and thanks to the University of Phoenix, that “try before you buy” model now applies to college courses. But while one might admire the...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Justin Bieber will appear on Thursday's episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," and Gossip Cop has exclusive details straight from the taping! An audience member tells Gossip Cop exclusively that while the singer didn't perform, he did open up about both...
From: Gossip Cop | By: Shari Weiss | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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It’s not too often that you actually catch the rats in the act of scurrying to get off the sinking ship, but here’s a good view of Matt Lewis swimming for his life: It’s time to admit that, whatever their motivation was at the time, the Alaska...
From: Balloon Juice | By: John Cole +0 | Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Ludacris has been granted primary custody of his 13-month-old lovechild. The “Area Codes” hitmaker, real name Christopher Bridges, challenged his former lover Tamika Fuller for full custody of little Cai last year, after he was ordered to hand over...
From: FanBolt | By: Jasmine Alyce | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Over the past few years, there has been a great deal of discussion about why women aren’t achieving as much in their careers as their male counterparts, even though women have been enrolling in and graduating from college in greater numbers than men...
From: Double X | By: Jessica Grose | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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In the wake of the disastrous 2016 Republican presidential campaign, I have to ask the party elites: Whatever happened to Benghazi? Instead of a campaign focusing on Hillary Clinton’s role in the Benghazi attack, Republicans focused at least 20% of...
From: Oliver Willis | By: Oliver Willis | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Authorities in Bound Brook, New Jersey, banned two teens from shoveling their neighbors’ driveways. On Monday, Matt Molinari and Eric Schnepf distributed flyers throughout the neighborhood, hoping to make some extra cash during the blizzard. Apparently,...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Jennifer Deutschmann | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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.NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Here are 10 things you should know for Wednesday, Jan. 28: 1. -- U.S. stock futures were trading mixed on Wednesday ahead of the latest statement from the Federal Reserve on monetary policy. European stocks declined while Asian...
From: TheStreet | By: Joseph Woelfel | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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You may have missed it in the #snowpocalpyse that wasn’t1, but Snapchat unveiled a new feature called Discover Tuesday that puts news into the ephemeral chat app so popular among American teens and young adults: Here’s Wired’s story on it: At launch,...
From: Nieman Journalism Lab | By: Joshua Benton | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Are you living in a financially punishing city that you can’t afford? Does no one give a shit about your art degree? Are you barely scraping by paycheck-to-paycheck only to cry into a pile of bills at night in your tiny apartment? Are you us? If you’ve...
From: Animal New York | By: Soyo Hong & Whitney Kimball | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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A roundup of venture-capital news and analysis from VentureWire and around the Web.
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Mike Billings | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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BALTIMORE (Stockpickr) -- Valentines Day is still a few weeks away, but that's not stopping hedge funds from writing love letters to their favorite stocks. Must Read: Warren Buffett's Top 10 Dividend Stocks These love letters don't look like the conventional...
From: TheStreet | By: Jonas Elmerraji | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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In the ad, the lost puppy returns home only to find that his owners have sold him using a website made with GoDaddy. Its an apparent parody of the latest Budweiser Super Bowl commercial.
From: NPR | By: Krishnadev Calamur | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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The company, which makes most of its money from advertising in the news feeds of its users, says about two-thirds of its revenue comes from ads on mobile devices....
From: New York Times | By: VINDU GOEL | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Comcast, like every other company on earth, likes to advertise about how great they are. They run commercials all over about how their internet is better, faster, stronger than the next guy’s. Except, a business group that checks in on badvertising...
From: Consumerist | By: Kate Cox | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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A new commercial by formula maker Similac is earning praise for taking on a reality of parenting today: the constant judgment from other parents....
From: CNN | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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WalkingintoISmileBack,amovieadvertisingaverydourSarahSilvermaninthefestivalphotostill,IhalfexpectedarepeatofCake.Amoviewhereacomedicactormakesusallwanttocommitsuicidesoshecanhaveanewbulletpointonherresumetoutingversatility.Therearealotoffestivalmoviesthatfeelliketheywereconceivedbyanactor’spublicist,andthebestpolicyis“justsayno.”ISmileBackisn’tthat,oratleast,it’sabetterversionofit....
From: FilmDrunk | By: Vince Mancini | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Come Sunday evening, the commercials with the biggest stars, cutest animals, and best jokes might be more important than who actually wins Super...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Megan Daley | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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If you are a purveyor of the personals, than you may already be privy to these lessons. If not, follow our advice and avoid these common pitfalls.
From: FAIL Blog | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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The Super Bowl, the enormous advertising event that has some American Football between the commercial breaks, takes place this Sunday. If you're not a fan, then you may have wanted to find some respite inside your Facebook feed but, unfortunately, th......
From: Switched | By: Daniel Cooper | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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GoDaddy isn’t the only company with an ad that went too far this week. Dominos is not thrilled about a leaked Fifty Shades of...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: James Hibberd | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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GoDaddy's newest commercial produced an animals rights uproar, while Budweiser's continuing the story of puppy-Clydesdale friendship may yet win the Super Bowl ad war this year....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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The model bares (almost) all in the sexy new ad
From: People | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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The Super Bowl is coming in just a few days, and Facebook wants to command more of your attention during America’s mammoth television event---in more ways than one. The post Facebook Challenges Twitter at This Year’s Super Bowl With Real-Time Hub,...
From: Wired | By: Davey Alba | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Here are some things going on today in your world of tech: Apple’s blowout quarter fuels bull and bear Shares of Apple (AAPL) are up $8.34, or 7.6%, at $117.48, after the company yesterday beat fiscal Q1 expectations and forecast this quarter’s...
From: Barron's | By: Tiernan Ray | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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