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Follow-Up on What Has Been Happening

[Content Note: Abuse; harassment. This post is being published with the input of the moderators.]In the day since I posted a detailed account of the activities of a hate site targeting Shakesville and the members of this community and...Show More Summary

Congressional watchdog urges EPA to step up actions on fracking

The Government Accountability Office is calling on the federal Environmental Protection Agency to step up enforcement of water contamination and seismic activity associated with fracking, the high-pressure injection of fluids into wells to extract oil and natural gas.

Researchers At GE Are Working On A Universal Calorie Counter

The tech market has been flooded with activity trackers and apps that allow you to account for your daily food intake. However, with all of this new technology, you still have to log in what and how much you eat, in order to get an accurate estimate of calorie consumption. Show More Summary

What if You Were the World’s Greatest Trader® ?

>   My Sunday Washington Post business section column is out. This morning, we look at the impact of taxes on personal trading accounts. The print version used the headline A harsh reality for all you stellar active traders; the online version is So you’re the world’s greatest trader? Taxes will fix that. The bottom line...Read More

Facebook Q2 Earnings Preview: What to Expect

Two years after its turbulent IPO, Facebook is riding high. It has more than one billion monthly active users on mobile and mobile ads now account for the vast majority (59% as of last quarter) of total ad revenue, proving its successful transition to mobile. Show More Summary

Jason Segel Quit Twitter Over Burrito Backlash

Actor Jason Segel hasn't been active on his Twitter account since April 2012. But there's a reason Segel has neglected his over 2.5 million followers and it's all because of the backlash he received after announcing that sandwiches are better than burritos during a late night eating session. Show More Summary

Tyson Foods on Sustainability

Chairman John Tyson says Tyson Foods defines sustainability in a way that brings responsibility and accountability into every business activity and process.

The States Where You're Most Likely to Be Wiretapped

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Hate the thought of getting wiretapped? You might want to stay out of Nevada. And California, Colorado, and New York. Those states account for around half of the wiretapping activity on portable devices in the U.S., according to a report from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Court. Read more...

Cryptic Twitter account sparks hunt for hidden Bitcoin

SAN FRANCISCO — There’s a new kind of gold hidden in the hills of this city: A mysterious Twitter account is leading locals on a treasure hunt for Bitcoin. The folks behind @SFHiddenBitcoin, which has been active since July 1, … Read more ›

Powerful new source of up-to-date information on economic activity

Researchers have developed a new data infrastructure for measuring economic activity. The infrastructure uses aggregated and de-identified data on transactions and account balances from Check, a mobile payments app, to produce accurate and comprehensive measures of consumers' spending and income on a daily basis.

Will New Brand President Make A Difference For Abercrombie & Fitch?

The new president will have complete responsibilities of product and customer-facing activities for both the brands and he will also be accountable for their performances. Angelides has immense experience in retailing and his inclusion in the management is expected to bring about some fresh changes to Abercrombie’s struggling brands.

Coming Soon to an Economy Near You: Personal Checking Accounts at Your Central Bank

The June FOMC minutes were released today. One interesting development we learned from it is that some FOMC members are becoming concerned that the Fed may be slowly taking on more and more financial intermediation activities that traditionally have been provided by banks. Show More Summary

Social Media, You Got Dumped

After careful consideration I’ve decided to opt out of participating in external social media sites. I no longer have active accounts with Twitter, Google+, Facebook, or YouTube. They’ve all been closed, deleted, or otherwise nuked. Yesterday I had tens of thousands of followers on those services. Show More Summary

How to Delete Yourself from the Internet

Americans love the Internet, with 87% of us active online. We have accounts everywhere, letting us kill time at work on Facebook, check Twitter for the latest news, cruise Pinterest for inspirational moodboards and hit Amazon for great shopping deals. On top of that, most of us also have a pile of inactive accounts created…

Group GPS is a great app for hikers, bikers, and those wanting to stay in touch

Group GPS (free) is one of those "Gee, I wish I had thought of this" apps. To get started, you sign up for a free account by supplying a user name and an email address. Create an activity, like 'bike race' or 'desert hike,' and send an invitation to...

Steam Reaches Record 8 Million Concurrent Users At The End Of Its Summer Sale

Valve’s Steam distribution service continues to grow and grow, putting to bed eternal rumors about the pending death of PC gaming. In January, Valve revealed that they had 75 million active Steam user accounts, and now at the end of their 2014 summer sale, they’ve just broken a record regarding how many of those users are online [...]

US Bancorp: The Mounting Reliance On Credit Card And Wealth Management Activity

By Balanced Investing: US Bancorp (USB), America's biggest regional lender, recently made it to the highlights on the account of its increasing penetration in Chicago. According to the data released by Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation...Show More Summary

Consumer spending up 0.2 percent in May

Consumer spending is closely watched by economists because it accounts for about 70 percent of the country's economic activity

Weakening Consumers Will Be A Drag On The Retail Sector Going Forward

By Power Hedge: The United States has a very consumer-oriented economy, with consumer spending accounting for more than two-thirds of all economic activity. As such, we can look at retail sales numbers and even the earnings reports of the nation's top retailers in order to see the overall direction of the economy. Show More Summary

The Activity Exchange: Adding doctor-patient accountability to the mobile health solution

Telemedicine is growing up before our eyes, as a crop of new companies try to answer the question: How do you scale your doctor? Entrepreneurs are tackling the problem from all sides. There’s video conferencing companies like Doctor on Demand or myMD that aim to make it easier for doctors to interact remotely with patients. Show More Summary

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