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University of Michigan: Consumer Confidence Rose to a Pre-Recessionary High in October

The University of Michigan and Thomson Reuters said that preliminary data on consumer confidence reflects a pre-recessionary high in October.Read the Rest...

Housing Starts Exceed 1 Million Units Again in September

The Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said that housing starts exceeded one million unitsRead the Rest...

New study shows EPA greenhouse gas regulation would raise electricity prices, impose massive new costs on manufacturers

This week, NERA Economic Consulting released an economic study on the impact of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed newRead the Rest...

Manufacturers Gather in Seattle for NAM’s Leadership Engagement Series

Leading manufacturers gathered in Seattle today to spark a conversation about America’s manufacturing comeback and the important role manufacturers mustRead the Rest...

Are there one or two Ns in "Brokenness"?

I start the engines the next day to do some VFR work. As the engines fire up, the engine start checklist directs my eyes to the tachometer, then the oil pressure, and to the suction gauge. The suction gauge indicates that the right vacuum pump has died. Show More Summary

Facing the Monsters

5 hours agoMedia / Publishing : Soapbox

One need not read very far into the stories of H.P. Lovecraft to find themes of xenophobia and eugenics.

ICM Partners’ Interns Lawsuit Mediation Set For December – Update

UPDATE, 5:08 PM: Two days after NBCUniversal settled a potential class action lawsuit by former interns for $6.4 million, ICM Partners has moved one step closer to maybe resolving its own labor issue. The agency and representatives for...Show More Summary

DailyDirt: Meals On Mars

6 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Astronauts might hibernate on the way to Mars, but they'll eventually need to wake up and eat something. Astronaut food isn't just freeze-dried ice cream and tubes of mashed up mystery meat. Even though microgravity can adversely affect a person's sense of taste, that doesn't mean astronauts should be expected to live on endlessly dreary meals. Show More Summary

Terry Keenan Dead: Longtime Business Reporter-Anchor At CNN, CNBC & Fox News

Terry Keenan, a veteran business journalist who worked at CNN, CNBC and Fox News during nearly a nearly quarter-century TV career, died Thursday in New York of a cerebral hemorrhage. She was 54. For the past five years, Keenan had written...Show More Summary

‘Zeroville’ Adds Seth Rogen, Megan Fox & More; Brad Carter Lands ‘The Revenant;’ Noah Segan Enlists In ‘War Pigs’

James Franco has recruited a cabal of pals for his “proto-punk Forrest Gump goes to 1970's Hollywood” lit adaptation Zeroville, now filming in LA. Joining Franco and the recently announced Jacki Weaver are Franco's The Interview co-star Seth Rogen, Megan Fox, Danny McBride, Dave Franco, Craig Robinson, Joey King, and Horatio Sanz. Show More Summary

Water, Volume 6, Issue 10 (October 2014) - Groundwater, Climate Change, Economics, Runoff & More! (Open Access)

6 hours agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Water, Volume 6, Issue 10 (October 2014), Pages 2849-3246 If you cannot download the articles here, visit the issue's homepage. Caveat emptor: The publisher of this journal, MDPI, has been listed by librarian Jeffrey Beall as a 'questionable publisher'. Some good stuff here - check it out. It's free. Table...

Brody Jenner & Stevie Ryan Relationship Talk Show Ordered By E! As Presentation

Reality star Brody Jenner, Stevie TV's Stevie Ryan and sex and relationship therapist/TV personality Dr. Mike Dow are set to host an untitled relationship live weekly call-in talk show for E!, which will be filming a development presentation in Los Angeles this month. Described as an updated take on Dr. Show More Summary

Weekend Open Thread

MCPO asked for the weekend open thread. And he sent this photo. I guess the culture marginally improved today when the Honey Boo-boo family had their show cancelled.

Twitter counts for this doctor. Read why.

Whenever I speak about social media, much of it has to do with Twitter. It has become part of my daily routine, much like checking email or going to news media sites. I will often check-in on Twitter and will respond to items of interest — whether or not tweets were sent directly to me. […]

The Courts’ Baffling New Math

The Supreme Court of the John Roberts era gets one thing very right: It’s one of the most free-speech-protective courts in modern history. There is no purveyor of semi-pornographic crush videos, no maker of rape-aspiring violent video...Show More Summary

Skadden Arps Plans Move to New Tower on Manhattan’s West Side

A soaring new skyscraper is poised to rise on Manhattan’s West Side, as legal giant Skadden Arps Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP has signed a letter of intent with Brookfield Property Partners to move to the planned 1 Manhattan West tower, according to a Skadden spokeswoman.

Adobe Discovers Encryption, Cuts Back On Its eBook Snooping A Bit

7 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The whole DRM for ebooks effort is still pretty braindead all around. It's amazing to me that everyone hasn't realized what the music industry figured out years ago (after many earlier years of kicking and screaming): DRM doesn't help the creators or the copyright holders in the slightest. Show More Summary

Protests Split Venezuela during Oil Price Crisis

WASHINGTON — As the economy of Venezuela is falling apart, protests and counter-protests show how divided the country is. Reuters reported that the supporters of the current regime, “Chavistas” who glorify their dead leader Hugo Chavez, protested the killing of a lawmaker Robert Serra from their party while a counter-protest of the opposition tried to […]

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