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Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. will acquire Aviv REIT Inc. in a $3 billion stock-for-stock merger, the companies announced on Friday. The combined company will create a publicly traded pure-play skilled nursing facility real estate investment trust...
From: TheStreet | By: Laura Cooper | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Burkina Faso is in full scale upheaval. READ MORE The post Au Revoir, Blaise Campaore? appeared first on UN Dispatch....
From: UN Dispatch | By: Mark Leon Goldberg | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Earlier this week, Marvel Studios released an extended Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer that opens with a get-together at the Avengers Tower. All our heroes are there – Tony, Steve, Thor, Bruce, Clint, Natasha, Maria, Rhodey. But if you were watching...
From: SlashFilm | By: Angie Han | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Your browser does not support iframes. Halloween fever was everywhere on Friday. Even Salt River Field, where the Scottsdale Scorpions and Salt River Rafters were preparing to square off in an Arizona Fall League game. Hours before the game's first pitch,...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Mark Townsend | Saturday, November 1, 2014
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The dark clouds hovering over the San Francisco Giants championship celebration on Friday afternoon weren't just there to rain on their parade. They were also there to represent the biggest dilemma facing club CEO Larry Baer and general manager Brian...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Mark Townsend | Saturday, November 1, 2014
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Dustin Johnson's leave of absence from the PGA Tour will not end next week in China. Per his agent, Johnson will not defend his title at the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai.  Johnson has been on a leave of absence from the PGA Tour since July 31, saying...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Ryan Ballengee | Saturday, November 1, 2014
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Activist shareholder Starboard Value LP has been vocal in its concerns about results, asking Yahoo to reduce its operating expenses and return more money to investors. “I look forward to working with this team and with Yahoo’s technology platforms...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | By: By Wendy Lee | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Amazon’s $600 million contract with the CIA related to cloud computing services has caused alarm throughout the civil liberties community. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed raising concern that the CIA could be using its access to Amazon’s...
From: Firedoglake | By: DSWright | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon will resign at a news conference Friday afternoon, according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, TheWolverine.com, and The Detroit News. The university announced late Friday morning that it’d hold a 1:30 p.m. ET news...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Sam Cooper | Friday, October 31, 2014
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It’s almost like the season has started anew. With the recent release of the College Football Playoff rankings, the race is on to become one of the nation’s top four teams and now every team knows exactly how far they must go to achieve that goal.....
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Graham Watson | Friday, October 31, 2014
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So shrouded in mystery is the NFL’s all-time single-game passing-yards mark — 554, by Norm Van Brocklin of the Los Angeles Rams in 1951 — that there are no physical relics from the game in question at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  Canton is...
From: Yahoo Sports | Friday, October 31, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- RATINGS CHANGES AmerisourceBergen was downgraded at ISI Group to buy from strong buy. Twelve-month price target is $89. Company appears to have less earnings upside potential, relative to its peers, ISI Group said. Acco Brands...
From: TheStreet | By: TheStreet Staff | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Scientific Games Inc. said it remains fully committed to its $5.1 billion acquisition of Bally Technologies Inc. and expects to complete marketing debt for the transaction within the next few weeks. Scientific Games, which is 39% controlled by Ronald...
From: TheStreet | By: Scott Stuart | Friday, October 31, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Yahoo Inc.  are up 1.27% to $46.21 in pre-market trade after JPMorgan resumed coverage of the technology company with an overweight rating and a $55 price target. "Following a period of restriction, we are moving to...
From: TheStreet | By: Tedd Cohen | Friday, October 31, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Here are 10 things you should know for Friday, Oct. 31: 1. -- U.S. stock futures were rising sharply and stocks in Japan soared after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly announced new stimulus to boost a flagging economy. The Bank...
From: TheStreet | By: Joseph Woelfel | Friday, October 31, 2014
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This counts as cautiously good news. READ MORE The post Ebola Infection Rates Slowing in Liberia appeared first on UN Dispatch....
From: UN Dispatch | By: Mark Leon Goldberg | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Not enough superhero news for you recently? Here are your daily Superhero Bits! Want to see a ton of images from Tuesday’s Marvel Event? What’s Kevin Feige‘s final word on Spider-Man? Is there an update regarding The Marvel Experience? Which U.S....
From: SlashFilm | By: Germain Lussier | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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In addition to following Community to its new Yahoo home, the ever-loyal Joel McHale has no plans to quit his day job. According to Variety, the actor/comedian has signed a deal with E! to continue hosting The Soup through 2016. McHale has been The Soup’s...
From: A.V. Club | By: Caroline Siede | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The luster wore off Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara a bit in 2014, but the team still likes Uehara enough to extend him for two more seasons. The team announced Thursday a new two-year contract for Uehara, who will bypass free agency and make $18M...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Mike Oz | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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It was a hoedown for Boot Barn Holdings Inc. on Thursday, as the retailer of Western-themed apparel, footwear and accessories celebrated its public debut with investors kicking up the stock about 21% on its first day of trading. The Irvine, Calif.-based...
From: TheStreet | By: Richard Collings | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) --aYahoo shares closed up 0.44% to $45.63 on Thursday after the company named former Amazon.com executiveaLisa Utzschneider as its senior VP of sales in the Americas. Utzschneider, who replaces Ned Brody who will become senior vice...
From: TheStreet | By: Tony Owusu | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The San Francisco Giants are your 2014 champions thanks to an all-time-great performance from World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner, but that’s old news now. Unless you are a Giants fan, you have likely already turned your attention to next year. Free...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Scott Polacek | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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With the lifeless carcass of Chivas USA still warm, the massive, 22-person ownership group of the new MLS club that will take their place in 2017 was unveiled at a press conference on Thursday. Perhaps fitting for a club based in Hollywood, the list...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Brooks Peck | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Well, distraught Los Angeles Dodgers fans, here's something that might cheer you up a tad bit after watching your bitter rivals win the World Series — the Dodgers are the early favorites to win the 2015 World Series, according to online sportsbook...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Mike Oz | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Wait… WHAT!? White Father Says He Hopes His Biracial Son Stays White Via The Grio reports: In a new essay for Yahoo! Parenting, a white father details a partial list of things that he can take for granted...
From: Bossip | By: deolacola | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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For a little while, things seemed so perfect. Madison Square Garden was celebrity-rich in the front and loud as hell in the back. Woody Allen’s newfound ingratiation with the team’s ownership allowed for an even better seat for the famed director...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Kelly Dwyer | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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There could be another high-profile Title IX investigation involving a Florida State football player. According to the Associated Press, RB Karlos Williams is subject to a Title IX investigation after allegations of domestic battery were brought against...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Nick Bromberg | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Here are 10 things you should know for Thursday, Oct. 30: 1. -- U.S. stock futures rose slightly following the Federal Reserve's announcement on Wednesdayathatait will end its massive stimulus program. European stocks were fallingawhile...
From: TheStreet | By: Joseph Woelfel | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Florida State plays Louisville on Thursday night in Louisville, so the Seminoles held their Wednesday walk-through at a public park. As Adam Himmelsbach of the Louisville Courier-Journal was on a run Wednesday, he was approached by a parks employee who...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Nick Bromberg | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Aaron Pressman, writing for Yahoo Finance: Apple has regularly delighted its customers with cool products on its way to becoming the most valuable company in the United States. But it hasn’t always stood up for its customers’ best economic interests....
From: Daring Fireball | By: John Gruber | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Heading into the 2014-15 NBA season, we all emphasized the importance of health for a Chicago Bulls roster that looked loaded for bear after bulking up their frontcourt this summer, but has seen its last two seasons scuttled by critical injuries. Well,...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Dan Devine | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Most of the discussion leading up to Week 9 surrounded things like midseason awards but in the realm of fantasy football it's already crunch time. Playoff races are going to heat up in a major way, which makes lineup decisions even more important. That...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Tim Daniels | Saturday, November 1, 2014
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There are no shortage of alleged conspiracies about the British establishment. Some of them are implausible, like the RAF causing mass flooding across the southwest of England. Yet we know pretty much for certain that Government Communications Headquarters...
From: Listverse | By: JFrater | Saturday, November 1, 2014
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CHICAGO — Jimmy Butler is going to get paid next summer. The Chicago Bulls failed to reach an extension with the fourth-year shooting guard by Friday’s deadline, setting Butler up to be a restricted free agent in the summer of 2015. It’s a risky...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Sean Highkin | Saturday, November 1, 2014
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After extension talks fail, Reggie Jackson is "determined to find a starting job in restricted free agency" according to Yahoo! Sports.
From: Rotoworld | Saturday, November 1, 2014
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To commemorate Madison Bumgarner's historic postseason, the folks at Jockey — yes, the underwear company — created a very limited supply of "Mad Bum" inspired apparel that was given away to 2,000 lucky fans at Friday's championship celebration....
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Mark Townsend | Saturday, November 1, 2014
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Anyone who says playing video games is a waste of time has not yet heard of Stewart Butterfield, founder of Slack and Flickr. According to the Inquisitr, Flickr, which was Butterfield’s first successful venture, was sold to Yahoo for $40 million and...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Andre Poyser | Saturday, November 1, 2014
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Oh, those crazy college kids. Four Penn State players were arrested Thursday night – mischief night – for an “egg throwing situation,” according to Onward State. The four players, tight end Brent Wilkerson, safety Anthony Smith, center Wendy...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Sam Cooper | Saturday, November 1, 2014
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Tony Stewart recorded a record lap at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday, but Matt Kenseth is on the pole. Kenseth was the fastest driver in the third round of qualifying and will start first for Sunday's race. Behind him, it's a parade of Hendrick-powered...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Nick Bromberg | Saturday, November 1, 2014
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Hurricane Bill certainly whipped up some gusts with a torrential downpour on Friday morning, targeting all meteorologists. With a forecast for rain on Saturday and the possibility of more wet (and cold) conditions on Sunday, the weather was a natural...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Kristian Dyer | Saturday, November 1, 2014
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Well, this man videobombing Jimbo Fisher has good eyebrow-moving skills. During the Florida State coach's postgame interview with ESPN after his Seminoles beat Louisville, a man gave the camera an interesting look behind Fisher and ESPN's Samantha Ponder....
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Nick Bromberg | Saturday, November 1, 2014
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From: Free Republic | By: Our Troops Rock!!! | Saturday, November 1, 2014
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In April, Wasila Umaru was married in a village in Northern Nigeria. The child bride, just 14 years old, is just one of many children who are forced into marriage before they are legally adults. According to the Independent, UN statistics show that approximately...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Dreylan Johnson | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Former Ohio State president E. Gordon Gee caused quite a stir back in 2010 when he referred to the opponents of BCS contenders like TCU and Boise State as “Little Sisters of the Poor.” Now, four years later, Gee is West Virginia’s president and...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Sam Cooper | Friday, October 31, 2014
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The San Francisco Giants won October, they have the World Series trophy to prove it. But Laurence Leavy, better known as Marlins Man, had himself one heck of a month too. He went from peculiar sight — who's that guy sitting behind home plate at the...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Mike Oz | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Jimmy Butler and the Chicago Bulls' talks regarding a new contract have ended without a deal, and he's set to enter restricted free agency after the 2014-15 season. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reported the news, adding Butler rejected the final...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Steven Cook | Friday, October 31, 2014
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It's Halloween in Silicon Valley (and presumably everywhere else), which means tech companies are turning their corporate campuses into moderately spookier versions of their normal selves.Read more......
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As Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby looks into the future of his conference’s television arrangements, one channel stands in the way. Specifically, Bowlsby referred to the Longhorn Network – the ESPN-operated channel devoted entirely to Texas athletics...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Sam Cooper | Friday, October 31, 2014
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For the third time in five years, fans have lined the streets of San Francisco to celebrate a Giants championship. The team had 48 hours to celebrate their win over Kansas City alone before partying with their fans.  Even though winning has gotten to...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Adam Wells | Friday, October 31, 2014
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According to the Washington Post's Michael Lee, the Golden State Warriors were reportedly in the mix for power forward Kevin Love but repeatedly refused to include guard Klay Thompson in any potential deal. On Friday, the team once again showed its...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Timothy Rapp | Friday, October 31, 2014
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