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Zillow Said to Be Seeking to Buy Rival Propery Site Trulia

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Zillow Inc. is seeking to acquire rival Trulia Inc., people with knowledge of the matter said, in a move to combine the two most-visited U.S. real estate websites. Shares of both companies jumped.Zillow could value Trulia at as much as $2 billion in a purchase, and an agreement ...

Burger King's CEO, Daniel Schwartz, Is 33 Years Old

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Last summer a trim guy with wavy brown hair, high cheekbones, and a broad smile could be found making Whoppers, working the drive-through window, and scrubbing bathrooms at a Burger King in Miami. His name was Daniel Schwartz. He learned to make a Whopper in less than 35 ...

Halliburton Fracking Spill Mystery: What Chemicals Polluted an Ohio Waterway?

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On the morning of June 28, a fire broke out at a Halliburton fracking site in Monroe County, Ohio. As flames engulfed the area, trucks began exploding and thousands of gallons of toxic chemicals spilled into a tributary of the Ohio River, which supplies drinking water for millions ...

Darrell Issa Investigation Benefits Ex-Aide

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Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W. Va.) has accused House oversight committee chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) of inappropriately intervening in an ongoing Federal Trade Commission case against a company being represented by a legal group run by a former Issa staffer. Last month, Issa sent a letter to the FTC ...

Cynk: The $6 Billion Penny-Stock Debacle Stretches From Belize to Las Vegas

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The Matalon, a six-story glass building in Belize City, Belize, towers over a lot littered with old refrigerators and washing machines. Jagged rebar sticks out of unfinished cinderblock structures nearby, and the view, across Haulover Creek, is of a cluster of corrugated metal shacks. This is the listed ...

Why Residential PACE Is Growing in Spite of Opposition From Federal Housing Lenders

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Last fall, California's governor and treasury secretary came up with a plan to solve a longstanding conflict with federal housing authorities over residential property-assessed clean energy (PACE) programs.After years of a near standstill, residential PACE programs are back on the upswing in California and other states. And while ...

Why YieldCos Are a Really Big Deal for the Clean Energy Industry

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The biggest investors in the world are pouring their money into renewable energy projects. Want to join them? Now you can.Up until recently, it was nearly impossible for most investors to directly support solar, wind and other projects that offer stable returns. But YieldCos are changing that. In ...

Don’t Tell Anybody About This Story on HFT Power Jump Trading

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Far from Wall Street in a Chicago neighborhood once synonymous with urban blight, two futures industry veterans are using secrecy and speed to mint fortunes.Their firm, Jump Trading LLC, was all but invisible until it was among six companies subpoenaed in April by New York prosecutors. Jump has ...

Exclusive: A US-backed militia runs amok in Afghanistan

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KABUL, Afghanistan — Before dawn on June 1, a group of U.S. special forces and Afghan army commandos arrived by helicopter to the east of Alizai, a farming hamlet in Andar district in Taliban-controlled territory in central Afghanistan. They moved from house to house, arresting any fighting-age men ...

Duolingo Launches Its Certification Program To Take On TOEFL

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Duolingo, the free language learning service, today announced the launch of Test Center, its digital language certification program. The company is launching this service with an English Proficiency Exam that will rate your language skills on a scale from one to ten, but it expects to expand to ...

Jobless Claims in U.S. Unexpectedly Decrease to Eight-Year Low

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Fewer claims signal employers are reluctant to let go of staff as the talent pool shrinks and sales improve. A tightening labor market could lift wages and spur consumer spending, which accounts for about 70 percent of the economy. CloseFewer claims signal employers are reluctant to let go ...

Glenn Beck Tells Common Core Activists They Shouldn't Mention His Name

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On Tuesday, 40 minutes into Glenn Beck's nationally broadcast "night of action" targeting the Common Core education standards being implemented in schools across the nation, a North Carolina activist named Andrea Dillon announced live that her state's governor had just signed a law directing the board of education ...

Watch Abortion Access Vanish in Texas (GIF)

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Last Friday marked one year since Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) signed into law one of the nation's harshest abortion restrictions. The law, which state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) famously denounced during an 11-hour filibuster, imposes onerous restrictions on abortion clinics that are designed to shut them down.

Twitter Releases Its Diversity Stats. And Boy, Are They Embarrassing.

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Twitter Releases Its Diversity Stats. And Boy, Are They Embarrassing.Twitter today followed in the footsteps of Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn, and Facebook by releasing statistics on the race and gender of its workforce. The company certainly deserves credit for voluntarily making its diversity stats public, unlike, say, Apple. "Like ...

Jimmy Kimmel Convinces People That An Old Casio Is Apple’s iWatch

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Want to convince people that you’ve smuggled Apple’s top secret smartwatch out of the labs and onto your wrist?You could burn hundreds of man hours rigging up a semi-believable fake.. or you could stick an Apple sticker on the back of an old Casio and call it a ...

The Gig Economy

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A number of the People of LWON are freelancers.They work from story to story, one publication after another, holding multiple positions all the while. One reason for freelancing is that staff jobs at newspapers or magazines, which have always been sparse, are now outright rare. So writers go ...

Science and politics: Hello, Governor

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Anthony Barnosky first thought the e-mail was a joke. As an expert in species extinctions who had just sounded the alarm over looming environmental crises, he had grown used to bizarre messages filling his inbox. There was the creepy e-mail enjoining him to “waste himself” to reduce carbon ...

NSF to decide all future grant proposals by penalty shoot-out

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The National Science Foundation has indicated that their preferred method of deciding all grant funding in the future is by penalty shoot-out.“We feel that this will be a much less random way of giving out funding”, said Dr. France Cordóva, Director of the NSF. “We have found that ...

President Obama Plans Action On Drone Privacy Regulation

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As the FAA watches its drone regulation deadlines loom, President Obama intends to issue an executive order that will deal with drone privacy, something that the federal agency hasn’t delved too deeply into. According to Politico, the president plans to put together an executive order asking the National ...

Google’s $1M Challenge: A Laptop-Sized Solar Inverter

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Back in May, Google announced its Little Box challenge, a $1 million prize for technology that can radically shrink the size and weight of inverters. This week, it opened the contest to applicants, announced the IEEE as a partner, and clarified just how small it’s hoping to get ...

UNHCR: Urgent European action needed to stop rising refugee and migrant deaths at sea

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More than 800 people have died this year alone in the Mediterranean, many of them seeking safety from conflict and civil warMore than 260 people have died or been reported missing as they attempted to cross the Mediterranean Sea towards Europe over the past ten days, the UN Refugee Agency has warned. Survivors reported disturbing incidents of mass drownings, suffocations and a suspected multiple stabbing. The grim tally brings to some 800 the total number of deaths at sea this year, compared to a total 600 deaths in 2013, and ...

Mike Adams Elevates his Ugly Anti-GMO Campaign - Collide-a-Scape

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I recently discussed what is perhaps the most twisted, disgusting anti-GMO tract ever written. It’s by Mike Adams, who as Jon Entine said earlier this year, is “a titan in the booming alternative lifestyle business, running dozens of websites promoting ‘natural’ products, many of them bogus or dangerous, which he relentlessly hawks online.”The main communication portal for Adams is Naturalnews.com. According to Alexa, the site receives 219, 877 daily unique visitors and 407, 386 daily pageviews. Dr. Oz featured Adams on his show several months ago. Earlier this week, Adams ...

Samsung Might Have Found A Shortcut To Mobile Virtual Reality Through Oculus VR

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If you’re interested in virtual reality, then a new report from CNET that maintains Samsung is working directly with Facebook-owned Oculus on a headset that uses mobile devices to generate VR environments and experiences should get you excited. We’ve heard before that Samsung was working on its own ...

Hands-On With The Revamped iOS App For We Heart It, The Feel-Good Social Photo Site

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We Heart It, the Pinterest-meets-Tumblr social image sharing platform that’s attracted a large and passionate user base among teens and the under-25 set, today rolled out a completely rebuilt and redesigned iOS app.We Heart It president Dave Williams swung by TechCrunch’s San Francisco headquarters to give us a ...

How America Finances the Destruction in Gaza—and the Clean-Up

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On Monday, Israeli warplanes fired 182 missiles into Gaza, Israeli ships launched 146 shells into the territory, and Israeli tanks shot 721 shells, with all these attacks striking 66 structures and killing 107 Palestinians (including 35 children), while Hamas launched 101 rockets toward Israel, and 13 Israeli soldiers ...

That Antioxidant You're Taking Is Snake Oil

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Plants can't move. They're sitting targets for every insect, two- and four-legged creature, and air-borne fungus and bacteria that swirls around them. But they're not defenseless, we've learned. Under pressure from millions of years of attacks, they've evolved to produce compounds that repel these predators. Known as phyotochemicals,

The problem with Weird Al’s ‘Word Crimes’

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I’m late to the story of Weird Al and his word crimes, and I’m too busy to do it justice, but luckily there has been a glut of good commentary already, some of it linked below.First, the song, in case you’re catching up. ‘Word Crimes’ is a new ...

Why I Flew to Israel

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Just hours after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration prohibited domestic airlines from flying to Israel this week, I boarded an El Al flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City to Ben-Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv to express solidarity with the Israeli people and ...

Lessons From New York: How Hurricane Sandy’s Aftermath Is Creating a Smarter Power System

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It’s ironic that a storm -- one that caused widespread blackouts that left millions of Americans in the dark -- is finally helping us see the light.Hurricane Sandy brought devastation and loss to the Eastern Seaboard. The storm exposed the severe vulnerability of our electricity infrastructure and made ...

QBlinks Is A Multi-Use Remote Control And Notification Center For Your iPhone

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Qblinks wants to be the Swiss Army knife of iPhone remote controllers. The Bluetooth LE device, which is currently seeking $35,000 on Kickstarter, can be used to alert you to notifications from different apps on your smartphone; as a camera remote shutter; to activate Siri; play music; and ...

U.K. Announces $340 Million Renewable Power Contract Auction

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The auction of so-called contracts-for-difference will take place in October, with deals worth an annual 50 million pounds available to a pot of “established” technologies such as solar and onshore wind power, the Department for Energy and Climate Change said today in an e-mailed statement. Another 155 million pounds a year will be granted to newer generation forms, such as offshore wind, wave and tidal power.“These projects will create green jobs and green growth, reduce our reliance on foreign-controlled volatile energy markets and make sure bill payers get the best ...

PayPal Expands Its Working Capital Service To UK, Switches From Loans To Cash Advances

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As payments platforms look for more ways to grow their margins and usage among businesses, they continue to push into a wider and deeper range of financial services. In one of the latest moves, eBay’s PayPal is expanding its Working Capital service to the UK. This is its ...

Recession Graduates Grind Away With Low Pay as U.S. Mends

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She and other students who earned diplomas in the aftermath of the deepest U.S. recession since the 1930s are experiencing an earnings hangover that could last a lifetime, even as the labor market heals.Gambrill accepted the first paralegal job she could get after finishing classes at Towson University ...

Meet The Man Branding New York City

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Co.Design has partnered with the Brooklyn design studio Hyperakt to bring you Lunch Talks, a video series of conversations with smart, creative people.--EdsYou see more of NYC & Company's work than you think. The agency is responsible for NYC's official website, NYC's tourism website, the rebranded cab logos,

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Following the Girl Summit 28 Too Many will work with a partner to develop a youth focused project which uses our research findings to develop tools and resources for community based action to tackle FGM.Raise the profile of our FGM programmes in 5 countries (Liberia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somaliland ...

United Nations Development Programme

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The 2014 Human Development Report 'Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Enhancing Resilience' will be launched on 24 July in Tokyo at 2 PM Tokyo (GMT + 9) / 1 AM New York (GMT - 4), The global launch ceremony will take place at the United Nations University ...

Newborn Infants Die Without Necessary Medical Care in Gaza's Overwhelmed Shifa Hospital

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Two weeks of conflict made crossing borders too difficult to arrange in time. They may have had a chance if they had gotten out.Palestinian physician Allam Nayef checks the report of a patient in the ICU at the Shifa hospital in Gaza City, July 19, 2014, where the ...

Can’t Manage A Standing Desk? Meet Cubii, The Sitting Exerciser

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Sitting down — and the sedentary lifestyle it encourages — is killing you, slowly but surely. The problem is, standing desks aren’t for everyone. Making the switch is a big deal. I love mine but it took a week of pain and suffering to go from seat to ...

Oil Sands Gushing Jobs Mark Divide in Canadian Economy

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Enbridge Inc. pipeline signs stand in the Athabasca Oil Sands near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, on June 19, 2014. CloseEnbridge Inc. pipeline signs stand in the Athabasca Oil Sands near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, on June 19, 2014. The oil- and gas-rich western province was responsible for all ...

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GENEVA (23 July 2014) – Two United Nations human rights experts today called on the Government of Nigeria and the international community for a swift and stronger response to the plight of some 3.3 million people displaced in the country due to violence since 2010, one of the highest numbers of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the world.“International support to protect and assist those displaced has remained woefully insufficient and has not kept par with the speedy increase of IDPs in Nigeria”, warned the UN Special Rapporteur on the human ...

Hands On With The Production Version Of The Myo Gesture Control Armband

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Thalmic Labs is a Waterloo-based startup with a very ambitious goal – to change the way we interact with our everyday computing devices. To that end, they’ve developed the Myo armband, a gesture control device that fits around the meaty part of your forearm and detects slight muscle ...

Medical workers killed, injured as Israel targets Gaza health infrastructure

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“The Israelis are using a wide variety of sophisticated modern weapons against a basically naked civilian population,” said renowned Norwegian doctor Mads Gilbert in a phone interview with The Electronic Intifada on Tuesday, 22 July.Speaking over the phone from al-Shifa hospital where he is helping to treat the ...

They’re Here: Massive Mayfly Emergence in Wisconsin

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WIRED.com © 2014 Condé Nast. All rights reserved. Use of this Site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement (effective 01/02/2014) and Privacy Policy (effective 01/02/2014). Your California Privacy Rights.The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written ...

Sleep Deprivation and False Memories

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Author Contributions K. M. Fenn, S. J. Frenda, L. Patihis, and E. F. Loftus developed the study concept and contributed to the study design. Testing and data collection were performed by L. Patihis and S. J. Frenda (Experiment 1) and by K. M. Fenn and H. C. Lewis ...

New Anti-Abortion Legislation Requires Doctors To Scale 18-Foot Wall Surrounding Clinic

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JACKSON, MS—In an effort to make certain that physicians who perform the procedure are fully qualified to do so, a new state law passed Tuesday will require Mississippi doctors to climb an 18-foot wall before entering any medical facility providing abortions.The Clinic Fortification and Physician Excellence Act calls ...

Ladies! David Lynch's Latest Project Will Give You the Support You Need

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It's been a couple of years since David Lynch has made a film, but that doesn't mean the man isn't busy. He's created his own coffee blend, has appeared on "Louie" and is now behind aline of women's sportswear. Yes, this is happening.READ MORE: 10 Things We Learned ...

The 10 Best Male Characters In Woody Allen's Films

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by The Playlist Staff Tue Jul 22 14:33:54 EDT 2014 4 CommentsIs it that time of year already? This week, 2014’s Woody Allen film opens. “Magic in the Moonlight” (review here) sees the director back on the frothy-fun-in-foreign-climes form that he’s made a stock in trade recently, after ...

The Server Needs To Die To Save The Internet

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Users are also increasingly paying with time and attention, as more ad content — and more adverts masquerading as, infiltrating and degrading content — thrusts its way in front of our eyeballs in ever more insidious ways. Whether it’s repurposing our friends’ photos and endorsements to socially engineer ...

Twitter’s Diversity Report Is More Of The Same

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Twitter released its diversity numbers on Wednesday afternoon after mounting pressure from civil rights groups — and they’re pretty bad if you’re not a white or Asian guy.Overall, Twitter’s employees are 70 percent male and 30 percent female. However when you look specifically at employees in tech, the ...

Australia’s Core Inflation Accelerates Faster Than Forecast

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Australia’s core consumer prices gained more than economists forecast last quarter, affirming policy makers’ decision to adopt a neutral interest-rate stance.The trimmed mean gauge of core prices rose 0.8 percent from the previous quarter, the Bureau of Statistics said in Sydney today, compared with the median forecast of 25 economists for a 0.6 percent gain. The consumer price index advanced 0.5 percent from the previous three months, matching economists’ estimates. The currency rose as investors bet Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Glenn Stevens is unlikely to cut the record-low 2.5 ...
 

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