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Failed Groupon to cut about 1,100 jobs worldwide

(CHICAGO)  Groupon, the operator of daily deals website groupon.com, said it would cut about 1,100 jobs globally as it restructures outside North America. Groupon is shutting operations in Morocco, Panama, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Taiwan,…

Wall Street investors buying up farmland

WASHINGTON – For farmers gearing up to harvest millions of acres of land this fall in the face of low commodity prices, the rows of corn, soybeans and other crops have long been viewed as…

Layoffs Are Coming to ESPN

(Jason McIntyre)  Layoffs are coming to ESPN. Multiple sources inside and outside of ESPN tell The Big Lead that the network will be laying off “200 to 300” employees in the coming months. These are the first…

TARGET testing robot workers

Target is focusing on technology. The retailer has teamed up with startup Techstars to improve the shopper experience, according toFortune Most notably, Target is working on a “concept store” that will open within in one to two…

Scott Walker Exits the Republican Presidential Race

(John McCormick)  Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who commanded top-tier status in the Republican presidential primary race before rapidly falling in the polls, said Monday that he would exit the contest so that the voters can find…

Credit Cards Now Come With a Chip Embedded

(Judy Gee)  You may have received a new credit card or debit card with a computer chip embedded in it in the mail recently. It’s part of a nationwide shift by major card issuers to…

US driver shot from police helicopter

(CALIFORNIA)  A driver involved in a high-speed chase in California was struck by gunfire from a police helicopter, officials have confirmed. The driver had refused to pull over, police said, and had sped past stop…

Guerrilla Tactics in the Culture War- Part 1

(Ammoland.com)  Thank you for your comments on the first part of this series.  In part 1 I said we are in a cultural conflict where freedom is under attack on many fronts.  I chose to…

Facebook Identity is Extortion and Slander

(zedshaw)  I’m currently dealing with a problem at Facebook where someone is impersonating me and Facebook refuses to do anything about it. I was notified by a friend that this profile zed.shaw was friending all…

Carson doubles down on no Muslims in the White House

(Jonathan Easley)  Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson is standing by his view that a Muslim should not be president of the United States, telling The Hill in an interview on Sunday that whoever takes the…

Six months of strikes kill over 6,000 in Yemen

(ARSLAN KHALID)  Saudi Arabia has killed in excess of 6,000 Yemenis as Riyadh’s military aggression against the impoverished Arab country enters its seventh month, says Yemen’s Civil Coalition. According to a report by the nongovernmental organization…

Watching The Death Of Cable TV

(Michael Newberg)   It all started with a simple sentence. “Trends among younger audiences … will continue to put pressure on the multichannel ecosystem,” said Disney CEO Bob Iger during the company’s third-quarter conference call on…

Costly prison fees are putting inmates deep in debt

(Tanzina Vega)  Jeremy Barrett remembers very little of the assault that would change his life. He was at the end of a three-year sentence in a Florida state prison when he was caught stealing potatoes…

Bitcoin is now officially a commodity

(MARK DECAMBRE)  Bit by bit, bitcoin is gaining in legitimacy. Each passing year has seen the digital currency, which has come to be associated with clandestine transactions and shady operators, garnering more credibility in the world…

Johnson Controls to dump 3,000 salaried positions

(Thomas Content)  Johnson Controls Inc. will cut about 3,000 salaried employees at locations around the world as it moves to save money in preparation for dividing itself into two companies. The cuts, announced Friday, will…

The Simple Off-Grid Alternative To The US Dollar

(Rebecca McCarty)   Most of us know that the current global economic system is largely built upon risky endeavors and an endless cycle of debt. As a result, it seems one financial crisis after another…

After 85 Years Morton Salt shutting down Chicago plant

(Andy Szal)  After more than 85 years, Morton Salt will cease its production and warehouse operations at a facility on Chicago’s near north side next month. The Chicago-based salt company announced Tuesday that a comprehensive…

2.3 million people apply for 368 jobs in India

India-When a northern Indian state announced a few hundred job openings for low-level office workers who run errands and make tea, the response was staggering. About 2.3 million people applied for the 368 jobs with…

Hunted: how to disappear without trace

(Gerard O’Donovan)  Two of the experts on the trail of Hunted’s fugitives – 2nd in command Peter Bleksley, a former undercover police officer and ace investigator, and cyber security specialist Paul Vlissidis, technical director of…

Qualcomm cuts 1,314 full time jobs in San Diego

(Mike Freeman)  Qualcomm slashed 1,314 full-time jobs in San Diego and hundreds of jobs elsewhere as it revamps its business in the face of slower growth in the maturing smartphone market.  The wireless chip giant…

43 States Will Be Using Outdated Voting Machines in 2016 Election

(Noel Brinkerhoff)  Forty-three states will be using outdated voting machines for the 2016 presidential election, according to a recent study. At least seven states—Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Texas, Virginia, and Washington— are using machines…

Nobel chief regrets Obama peace prize

(MSN)  The decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize to US President Barack Obama in 2009 failed to live up to expectations, the committee’s ex-secretary has said. In his memoir, Secretary of Peace, Geir Lundestad…

High poverty rates persist despite economic recovery

(WASHINGTON)  The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that in 2014, there was no statistically significant change from 2013 in either real median household income or the official poverty rate. At the same time, the percentage…