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Ackman's hedge fund down 13.1 percent for August

BOSTON (Reuters) - Hedge fund mogul William Ackman's Pershing Square Holdings portfolio fell 13.1 percent this month, leaving the fund down 4.3 percent for the year, the firm said on Thursday. The performance numbers cover returns through Tuesday, Aug. Show More Summary

Samsung offers extra goodies for Galaxy Note 5, S6 edge+ and S6 edge buyers after 'Test Drive'

It turns out that those who decide to purchase a new Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge+ or Galaxy S6 after taking part in Samsung's "Ultimate Test Drive" program for current iPhone users are in for a treat. The manufacturer is offering buyers $100 in Google Play credit for purchasing, along with an extra $100 check if they traded in their iPhone to their carrier or retailer.

Black Lives Matter Protests Are Misdirected, Says Ben Carson

The Black Lives Matter movement is wasting its time by concentrating on the wrong targets, according to Dr. Ben Carson, who also called it “lunacy” to disrupt campaign speeches of politicians like Bernie Sanders. Both Carson and Sen....Show More Summary

Game Of Thrones: What Stannis' Fate Really Is, According To George R.R. Martin

There is another character who found his fate left in limbo during the finale. We didn?t learn the fate of Stannis Baratheon during the Season 5 finale. We also know the Game of Thrones producers have consulted with George R.R. Martin about where the books are eventually going.Click To Continue Reading

Subway Was Alerted About Jared Fogle Back in 2008

Cindy Mills, the former Subway franchisee who said Jared Fogle had suggested she advertise herself for sex on Craigslist, claims that she warned Subway about Fogle way back in 2008 and the company didn’t do anything about it. Mills,Show More Summary

Here’s Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch in the Assassin’s Creed film

The Assassin’s Creed starts shooting next week, and here’s our first look at Michael Fassbender who stars as Callum Lynch in the movie. Per Yahoo Movies, Fassbender’s character is a modern day assassin who is modified to receive the memories of his 15th century Spanish ancestor, Aguilar. Marion Cotillard and Michael Kenneth Williams are also […]

Serena Williams eyes first Grand Slam in nearly 30 years following U.S. Open draw

Serena Williams could face Maria Sharapova for her second straight major semifinal as she seeks to complete a calendar-year Grand Slam at the U.S. Open. Thursday's draw filled the top-ranked Williams' quarter of the bracket with Americans,...Show More Summary

You’re Fired: Amazon shelves Fire Phone, dismisses workers

5 hours agoTechnology / Google : Phandroid

The Amazon Fire Phone has been nothing short of a colossal disappointment. Now the company has fired dozens of engineers who worked on the project and the Amazon Fire Phone's future looks bleek.

Man United boss Louis van Gaal hails Wayne Rooney’s “strong mentality” following hat-trick (Video)

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney ended his goal drought last night in emphatic style, bagging a superb hat-trick in a 4-0 away win at Club Brugge in a Champions League qualifier. Wayne Rooney had failed to score in 878 minutes of competitive football before proving his critics wrong with three composed finishes. Show More Summary

Republicans squeal when Hillary Clinton compares them to ‘terrorist groups’ on women’s issues

11 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

At a campaign appearance in Ohio, former Secretary of State and Democratic 2016 frontrunner Hillary Clinton said that Republicans’ “extreme views” on women’s issues are like those of a “terrorist group.” reported that Clinton was speaking to an...

Robert Griffin III on why his coach left him in a preseason game when he was getting pummeled: 'I just work here, man'

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III suffered a concussion against the Detroit Lions in a Week 2 preseason game, leading to speculation and criticism about why head coach Jay Gruden kept his injury-prone quarterback in a meaningless game when the offensive line couldn't protect him. Show More Summary

Am I wrong to yearn for a presidential candidate who doesn't need to be taught how to handle racism?

Assumed in all of the Black Lives Matter confrontations and interruptions that you've seen of Bernie Sanders, Martin O'Malley, and Hillary Clinton is the reality that many African Americans believe that those candidates have the capacity...Show More Summary

Mads Mikkelsen in Early Talks To Play Another Antagonist for Marvel's 'Doctor Strange'

Variety has learned exclusively that “Hannibal” star Mads Mikkelsen is in early talks to play one of the villains in Marvel’s “Doctor Strange.” If the deal gets done he will be starring in the film alongside Benedict Cumberbatch as the titular character, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Karl Mordo and Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One. Show More Summary

Leo Santa Cruz vs. Abner Mares Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN final press conference quotes

5 hours agoSports / Boxing : BoxingNews24

LOS ANGELES (August 27, 2015) - With just days to go until their Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on ESPN showdown, Leo "El Terremoto" Santa Cruz (30-0-1, 17 KOs)and Abner Mares (29-1-1, 15 KOs)faced-off [...] More boxing news on

Obama Calls Out GOP over Possible Government Shutdown Threat in Katrina Speech

President Barack Obama took some time at the start of his remarks to commemorate the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Thursday to preemptively bash Congressional Republican rivals over another possible government shutdown fight...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: The Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, 10 years years after Katrina

Elements of a prefabricated house being put into place in the Lower Ninth Ward. Shelby Hartman at Vice writes The Lower Ninth Ward, Ten Years After Katrina: As the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, news outlets from around the country are descending upon New Orleans to find out how it is faring. Show More Summary

Tropical storm Erika enters Caribbean, headed for Bahamas and U.S.

MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical storm Erika continued to strengthen as it reached the Eastern Caribbean and appeared to be headed for the U.S. East Coast early next week, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Thursday.

USA Network Postponed ‘Mr. Robot’ Finale over Virginia Shooting

Viewers looking forward to the season finale of Mr. Robot on USA Network last night were disappointed to find a rerun of last week’s episode. The network postponed the final episode until next week because “The previously filmed season finale of Mr. Show More Summary

Bad News For Hillary, Poll Shows Joe Biden Would Fare Better In National Election

Speculation is mounting regarding a possible 2016 White House run by Vice President Joe Biden. As discussed on Monday, a meeting between Biden and party heavyweight Elizabeth Warren in Washington represented "a pivot from potential to likely candidate," one Biden supporter told WSJ. Show More Summary

Dudley Puts the Kibosh on September

Monday's action on Wall Street was too much for the Fed. That day, Atlanta Federal Reserve President Dennis Lockhart pulled back his previous dedication to a September rate hike earlier, reverting to only an expectation that rates rise...

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