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NY: MTA Preparing for Fare Hike Hearings

Subway riders, get ready to crank up the outrage: The MTA will soon announce public hearings for fare and toll hikes next year to squeeze out hundreds of millions of dollars from passengers.

Reynolds Business Journalism Center Offers Financial Fellowship Worth $1,500

48 minutes agoIndustries / Media : 10,000 Words

Lily Wu, reporter for KAKE News in Kansas, was a 2014 Strictly Financials fellow.Photo via Financial journalists take note, there is still time to apply for a Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism...Show More Summary

Fandango to send an 'Interstellar' ticket-buyer to edge of space

Studios are always looking for new ways to get people to cinemas, but this promotion is in another solar system.

Ashley Beck Back at KFSM After Illness

51 minutes agoMedia / Television Industry : TVSpy

Ashley Beck is back on air at KFSM. The anchor for the Fort Smith, Ark. CBS affiliate told viewers on facebook she was “in the hospital, focusing on my body and trying to get better after ignoring being sick for months. Glad to be back...Show More Summary

The Quarantine of Nurse Kaci Hickox Epitomizes a Scientifically Ignorant and Paranoid Society Frightened of Ebola

There have been two contracted cases and one death from Ebola within the U.S., therefore it's a bit of a stretch to say we're facing an outbreak or epidemic. However, before discussing the injustices experienced by Kaci Hickox, a woman...Show More Summary

Disney Theme Parks in Tokyo to Get $4.5 Billion Expansion

Tokyo Disneyland, the first Disney park built outside the U.S., opened in 1983, followed by Tokyo Disney Seas in 2001 read more

Sony Posts Lower Quarterly Film Unit Loss, Cuts Full-Year Forecast

Unit cites higher home entertainment and TV revenue, lower marketing expenses amid fewer releases and the year-ago under-performance of 'White House Down' read more

Personal Spending Was Cautious in the Third Quarter, with Declines in September

The Bureau of Economic Analysis said that personal spending declined 0.2 percent in September, somewhat offsetting the 0.5 percent gainRead the Rest...

Morning Report for October 31, 2014

New York Times cuts ties with Texas Tribune after a four-year deal. The Tribune blames “challenging economic times that continue to bedevil the media industry.” ( Rafat Ali: “The days of cheap tricks for clicks is coming to an end, the days of bullshit ‘growth hacking’ are coming to an end.” ( … Read More

Morning Docket: 10.31.14

Many lawyers may think that Biglaw is in recovery what with its record gross revenues and profits, but if you adjust the numbers for inflation, the overall picture looks pretty grim. Reality certainly does bite, folks. [American Lawyer] ...Show More Summary

Court Rules Wearing Unearned Medals Is a Crime

Lying about receiving a military medal is protected speech, but there's no right to wear a combat decoration that hasn't been earned, a federal appeals court said.

Supreme Court: A Web of Post-Issuance Licensing Restrictions

by Dennis Crouch Last year I wrote about the patent licensing decision captioned Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises Inc. (9th Circuit 2013). Kimble involved a patent license agreement tied to Marvel’s web-shooter toy sales. On its face, the agreement appears to remain in force so long as Marvel sold the toys.  However, the 9th Circuit held that the license ended once […]

Live Nation Posts Solid Q3 Financials

Live Nation Entertainment released positive financial results for the third fiscal quarter and reported revenue up across the board by 11% from the previous year. Revenue increased to $2.50 billion from $2.26 billion, in 2013 and adjusted operating income increased to $258.1 million from $221.2 in the same period in 2013, an increase of 17%. Show More Summary

Ebola! But don’t forget about the flu.

Ebola virus has grabbed headlines since the epidemic started in West Africa nearly a year ago. The death toll is estimated at 4,500 people, and the epidemic continues to spread. One person infected in Liberia returned to Texas with the disease and died, infecting maybe 2 health care workers. Continue reading... Your patients are […]

2G, 3G, 4G, now EE switches on 4G+

EE this week switched on its 4G+ network in central London. The next step in 4G technology – also known as LTE-Advanced – will give customers access to one of the fastest networks in the world, delivering real world mobile data speeds of 150Mbps to a smartphone. The new 4G+ technology uses EE’s 2.6GHz high […]

How Smart Will Our Homes Get? SPI Panel Takes a Look

Smart homes have been talked about for a number of years now. These days, homes are becoming increasingly connected, with more technology being integrated into all aspects of the home. Despite this, homes cannot be considered smart yet, even though products within them are. At Solar Power International last week, a panel convened on this topic to Continue reading ?

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