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3-Star General Who Helped Lead War On Terror: We’ve Lost the Wars In Iraq and Afghanistan “That Would Be Four Times Biting That Poison Apple: Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq and Then Iraq Again” 3-star General Daniel Bolger helped to lead the wars in...
From: Barry Ritholtz | By: Washingtons Blog | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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On Thanksgiving, we thank our lucky stars for our families, friends, health, careers, and in some cases, the things that didn't happen this calendar year. Media reporters and columnists around the web don't really celebrate Thanksgiving like the rest...
From: The Wrap | By: Jordan Chariton | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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In the search engine game, it’s all about eyeballs. Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft rake in billions each year from search ads, and now those companies are competing to be the default search engine in Mobile Safari on your iPhone and iPad. It's easy to...
From: Macworld | By: Susie Ochs | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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I happen to like the sun. By definition, the earth would not even be a planet without the sun. No one on earth would be alive without free sunshine.I happen to like Google. I could survive without Google, but like the sun, much of what Google provides...
From: Global Economic Trend Analysis | By: Mike Mish Shedlock | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Mozilla Corp. had already kicked its longtime search partner Google to the curb last week, begging the question, will Google suffer another major rebuff in 2015? The next break up could be from Apple Inc., a partner reportedly collecting a staggering...
From: Silicon Angle | By: James Farrell | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Carrie Underwood is a beauty, all right. The country superstar opened up during a recent interview and dished on both her diet and her beauty routine. According to Us Weekly, Carrie said she hardly ever goes a day without makeup, and it’s not because...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Cassie Boss | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Press Release:Sentient Technologies, the company seeking to solve the world's most complex problems through massively scaled artificial intelligence, today announced it has raised $103.5 million in Series C funding that brings the total investment......
From: VentureBeat | By: VentureBeat | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Carl Icahn has blasted a representative for a Trump Taj Mahal Casino Hotel workers union, asserting he is willing to step in to save the casino when no one else will. In a Tuesday, Nov. 25, open letter, Icahn, a first-lien lender to Taj Mahal owner Trump...
From: TheStreet | By: Kelsey Butler | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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When Internet users in Iran try to access a blocked website, they're taken to www.peyvandha.ir. The page has changed throughout the years, reflecting the government's evolving approach to censorship.
From: Global Voices | By: Mahsa Alimardani | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Netflix has sued a former executive -- now Yahoo's chief information officer -- saying he abused his power by taking kickbacks.
From: CNN | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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If you were watching closely during Wednesday's matchup between the Los Angeles Clippers and Detroit Pistons, you might have noticed that Clippers point guard Chris Paul had something written on his sneakers: ... but you might not have known why the...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Dan Devine | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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With Thanksgiving upon us, we here at Big League Stew are taking a step back to reflect upon another remarkable season in baseball while showing appreciation for all of the players, personalities, performances and moments that make us thankful for its...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Mike Oz | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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The pursuit of free agent outfielder Yasmany Tomas took a quick and stunning turn on Wednesday. Expected to become the richest Cuban defector to date, with a $100 million contract seemingly within reason, Tomas agreed on a six-year, $68 million contract...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Mark Townsend | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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From: Techi | By: Alfie Joshua | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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If you’re one of the millions of users registered on Flickr, you may want to check the license settings of your photos. The Yahoo-owned photo sharing site recently announced that it’s going to be selling prints of 50 million Creative Commons-licensed...
From: Animal New York | By: Prachi Gupta | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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We often look at celebrities as being different than the rest of us, but a recent interview with Angelina Jolie shows us that stars are just humans with problems just like the rest of us. During a recent interview with Tom Brokaw, which aired Tuesday...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Tammy Rose | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Some big names can be had during this MLB offseason. The trade market is heating up, as plenty of MLB trade rumors have made their way around the Internet over the past couple of days. With free agency finally providing some answers, the trade market...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Kenny DeJohn | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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A counterpoint to the claim that texting is ruining spines...
From: The Atlantic | By: James Hamblin | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- RATINGS CHANGES Becton Dickinson was upgraded to overweight from neutral at J.P. Morgan. $160 12-month price target. Estimates also increased, given less debt expense for the CareFusion purchase, J.P. Morgan said. Must Read: Warren...
From: TheStreet | By: TheStreet Staff | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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It may come as a shock to you, but Mike Trout doesn't like losing. One more day until it's a the day before Black Friday.  By the way, when did the Friday after Thanksgiving become such a spectacle?  And when did I become the person I always hoped...
From: Halos Heaven | By: Jim Gardner | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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The BMW Group’s venture capital company, BMW i Ventures, has made an investment in the startup Zendrive, a company that uses data and analytics gathered from smartphones rather than OBD to improve driving through driving analytics. Related BMW mobility...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Mozilla is making the switch to Yahoo search from Google for its default option in the US, and Apple's browser deal will soon be up for renewal, too. The Information reports that Mayer & Co. are in play there as well, and of course, Microsoft is...
From: Engadget | By: Billy Steele | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Here are 10 things you should know for Wednesday, Nov. 26: 1. -- U.S. stock futures were rising Wednesday ahead of a batch of economic data and as OPEC leaders gather in Vienna for a meeting amid talks of possible production cuts....
From: TheStreet | By: Joseph Woelfel | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Had DreamWorks stuck with its original plan, Home would be opening tomorrow. But the studio pushed it back to spring, so now we’re getting Penguins of Madagascar in theaters instead and all we’re getting of Home this week is a new trailer. Based...
From: SlashFilm | By: Angie Han | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Apple is again likely to hold a Black Friday sale in the UK. Here is a link to the UK Apple Store where the deals will appear. CityAM believes this will be the URL for the direct link to the deals. But that can't be verified. Apple will most likely get...
From: Business Insider | By: Joshua Barrie | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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In this predictably difficult year for the Democrats, the party of the people is turning, of all people, to its plutocrats. However much the party stigmatizes right-wing billionaires like the Koch brothers, a growing proportion of America’s ultra-rich...
From: New Geography | By: Joel Kotkin | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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When Hanley Ramirez went from the Red Sox to the Marlins in a blockbuster trade after the 2005 season, he was viewed as one of the best shortstop prospects in baseball. Now 30, Ramirez returned to Boston on Tuesday after signing a four-year deal for...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Israel Fehr | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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An Ohio bridal shop that was briefly shut down after word got out that a nurse with the Ebola virus had visited there got another shock today: the former Ebola patient is asking for her money back. You may remember the story of nurse Amber Vinson and...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Aaron Homer | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Pablo Sandoval put on a Boston Red Sox uniform Tuesday and was introduced to the media as Boston's new $95 million man. He sat there, next to Red Sox GM Ben Cherington, and said the things that players say at these types of press conferences: He was...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Mike Oz | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Once again, Philadelphia Phillies ace Cole Hamels is one of the most intriguing names in trade talks. All around baseball, people have already matched up the pitching-thirsty Boston Red Sox as the best suitor for Hamels, though you have to figure no...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Mike Oz | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Emily Blunt came to the rescue of her friend Meryl Streep after the veteran star suffered a frightening fall that could have ended up much worse on the set of their new film Into the Woods. The Devil Wears Prada co-stars reteamed for the big screen adaptation...
From: FanBolt | By: Jasmine Alyce | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Referring to vaginal birth as "natural" isn’t just troubling because it is imprecise; it also contributes to a value-laden judgment of mothers’ experiences that can lead to compromised emotional and physical health. Image: Shutterstock The post A...
From: RH Reality Check | By: Carrie Murphy | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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The whole business of search engine optimization can seem awfully intimidating for the uninitiated, especially when you consider all the different terminology that you have to learn. Even when you do pick up on all this new vocabulary, you might […]...
From: John Chow | By: Michael Kwan | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Filming for ABC’s The Bachelor 2015 with Chris Soules has wrapped, and Reality Steve’s spoilers regarding the final rose and engagement are already out. Did he manage to nail the details regarding the eliminations and roses this season? Not all of...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Stacy Carey | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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In today's music roundup, Jessie J shoots down rumors of a "Boy Is Mine" remake, Jordin Sparks announces a new "Bye Felicia" mixtape and Faith Evans releases her INCOMPARABLE album and "Fragile" video. Jessie J (shown above with boyfriend Luke James)...
From: Young Black and Fabulous | By: _YBF | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Usually the holidays are a time for goodwill, cheer and eggnog. And for most retailers, the season is when they generate most of their profits for the year, pushing them into the black. Unfortunately for some legacy brick-and-mortar stores synonymous...
From: TheStreet | By: Richard Collings, Lisa Allen and Jamie Mason | Monday, November 24, 2014
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As he assessed how good he felt about his team a few days before its season opener earlier this month, Arizona coach Sean Miller offered a harsher evaluation than many expected given the Wildcats gaudy No. 2 preseason ranking.  "Realistically, we're...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Jeff Eisenberg | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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With the clock winding down on the Milwaukee Bucks' 103-86 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night, Jabari Parker set out to congratulate his teammates on their ninth win in 16 tries — a pretty impressive feat, considering last year's...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Dan Devine | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Doug Kass, Yahoo FinanceIn the late 1990s, pie-in-the-sky valuations and day-trading’s speculative excesses were ignored because, in the long run, stocks always rose. A Dow Jones Industrial Average target of 36,000 was the exclamation point in...
From: Real Clear Markets | By: Doug Kass, Yahoo Finance | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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The Giants were the runners up in the pursuit of Yasmany Tomas, who earlier today reportedly agreed to terms with the Diamondbacks, according to a Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports (via Twitter). For their $68.5MM, Arizona is getting a player with … Continue...
From: MLB Trade Rumors | By: Jeff Todd | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Your browser does not support iframes. Coming off an 82-win season that included an extended stay atop the NL Central standings, the Milwaukee Brewers feel like a team that's one, maybe two impact players away from really establishing themselves as threats...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Mark Townsend | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Beleaguered Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer has yet another problem on her hands: her CIO. The Web portal’s chief information officer, Mike Kail, was sued by Netflix, his former employer, for...
From: New York Post | By: Kaja Whitehouse | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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The Minnesota Timberwolves welcomed Thaddeus Young back to the lineup for Wednesday's game against the visiting Milwaukee Bucks after the starting power forward had missed five games to be with and later mourn his mother, Lulu Hall, who died Nov. 13...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Dan Devine | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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An airline brings passengers to tears with their heartwarming idea, and it has now gone viral. According to Yahoo! News, Dutch airline KLM wanted to do something extra special for passengers who were “saying goodbye” to loved ones at the gate. The...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Effie Orfanides | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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When the San Antonio Spurs takes on the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, they won't be led by legendary longtime coach Gregg Popovich, whom the Spurs say will be out after undergoing a "minor medical procedure." (The recovery might keep Popovich sidelined...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Dan Devine | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Wrigley Field may not be ready for its close up after all when it hosts its first-ever night season-opener on April 5. According to Chicago Cubs President of Business Operations Crane Kenney, several different hurdles — some expected, some not — have...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Mark Townsend | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Four months after being hired by Yahoo to run its data operations, Mike Kail is accused by his former employer Netflix of secretly collecting “commissions” from two valley IT companies that did business with the Los Gatos streaming video giant.
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: /a></p | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Four months after being hired by Yahoo to run its data operations, Mike Kail is accused by his former employer Netflix of secretly collecting "commissions from two valley IT companies that did business with the Los Gatos streaming video giant.
From: Inside Bay Area | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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The Los Angeles Lakers are in desperate need of help on the wing. With Xavier Henry officially out for the season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn left Achilles tendon, and the Lakers lacking reliable perimeter defenders in a group that includes...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Alec Nathan | Thursday, November 27, 2014
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