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Uncle Sam’s Bicoastal Tug of War: The Internet of Things vs. Too Big to Fail

By now, it’s a cliche that the Internet of Things is going to change everything. That’s right: Americans have barely had time to digest all the effects of the Internet, and now comes along the Internet of Things (IoT). If the Internet...Show More Summary

Superhero State Of The Union: Are These Franchises Too Big To Fail?

The summer of 2011 was an unexpectedly crucial period for comic book movies. Four films were debuting with less-than-well-known characters that would define their respective studios and franchises to come. The end result was that Thor...Show More Summary

Clint Dempsey scored a spectacular free-kick for Seattle versus FC Dallas [Video + GIF]

Clint Dempsey scored just one goal for Seattle Sounders last season, after making a big money move from Tottenham. The USA forward also suffered an equally unproductive spell playing for Fulham on loan, where he failed to notch for the Cottagers. The 2014 season at Seattle has been a different story though – Dempsey has [...]

Big Advance In Hep C Treatment

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via Reuters: A combination of two anti-viral drugs developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co cured 90 percent of previously untreated hepatitis C patients and 82 percent of those who failed to respond to prior therapy, according to results from a late stage study presented on Thursday. Show More Summary

Mickelson Heads List of Big Names to Miss Cut

4 days agoSports / Golf : On Par

Three-times champion Phil Mickelson led a host of big names who missed the cut at the Masters on Friday as the American failed to advance to the third round at Augusta National for the first time in 17 years.

There Oughta Be An E Law

This is a formal request to Congress to outlaw the word “epic” unless used to describe The Odyssey, The Ramayana, Beowulf, or a song title by AFI. This campaign is bound to be a, well, big fail.

Can $63 Billion Make Wall Street Any Safer? Nope

This week, U.S. financial regulators announced that Too Big To Fail (TBTF) banks will be forced to increase their capital cushion by $68 billion, to comply with new financial reform rules. But if you think that’s going to finally make our financial system safe, you are wrong. At least, that’s the verdict from an all-star…

Powerball Numbers Miss For 5th Straight Drawing, Jackpot At $94 Million

The Powerball numbers failed to hit the jackpot for anyone who bought a ticket in the nationwide lottery game Wednesday night. The drawing was the fifth straight with no big winner, sending the jackpot to $94 million for Saturday’s Powerball game. Only two tickets hit the “Match Five” second prize, good for $1 million. One

Woody Allen Accused of Refusing to Hire Black Actors for 'Bullets'

The Daily News buried the lead in a big way Thursday with a scoop accusing Woody Allen of refusing to hire black actors hidden under a headline that fails to mention the bombshell. According to a Daily News source, the reason Allen's...Show More Summary

Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Ratings Post Surprise Drop -- But Don't Write It Off Yet

"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." ratings failed to increase despite a big crossover with "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." Does this mean the show's doomed?

Why Your Analytics are Failing You

Companies with mediocre returns use big data and analytics for decision support; successful firms use them to support behavior change.

Power Ranking the Top 20 European Clubs: Arsenal Fall, Roma and Barcelona Climb

Welcome back folks, to our latest round of European Power Rankings, as we take a look at the form of the biggest clubs in the game and rank them according to their most recent results. This past weekend has seen big hitters fail to win...Show More Summary

Funds too lame rather than too big to fail: James Saft

April 8 (Reuters) – It isn’t true that the asset management industry is too big to fail but it may well be that it is too lame to be tolerated. Noting the rocketing growth of the global asset management industry, which is on track to more than quadruple in size by 2050 to $400 trillion, [...]

The Simple Reason Nate Silver's Final Four Prediction Failed Just Like Everybody Else

With the launch of Nate Silver's new ESPN-backed FiveThirtyEight.com just prior to the NCAA Tournament, the site's first big test was its NCAA Tournament Predictions model. Before the NCAA Tournament, FiveThirtyEight's model named the...Show More Summary

How 'Too Big to Fail' Became 'Too Big to Manage'

The recent spat between the Federal Reserve and Citigroup underscores the complexity of today's banking balance sheets. The Federal Reserve judged Citigroup to have failed its stress tests on "qualitative" grounds, throwing a monkey wrench in its plans to raise its dividend and conduct share buybacks. Show More Summary

Stellar Reviews Aren't Helping HTC's Bottom Line

HTC's One, the company's flagship phone that drew great reviews but failed to become a big hit, sank the company's first-quarter earnings. The Taiwan-based company's unaudited results, released on Monday, showed a net loss before taxes of $62 million on revenues of $1.1 billion, down from $1.4 billion in the previous quarter. Show More Summary

Knicks Insider: Amar'e says team didn't think big

Amar’e Stoudemire admitted that the Knicks failed to take advantage of the Miami Heat’s smaller lineup in a game that saw J.R. Smith attempt an NBA record 22 3-pointers on Sunday. 'Yeah they went small,' Stoudemire said.

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(New York Times): "Hiring rises, but number of jobless stays high" (Los Angeles Times): "Is Obamacare too big to fail?" (The Hill): "Pelosi rebuffs Gibbs on O-Care prediction" (National Journal): "Ohio will recognize same-sex marriages, adding to national momentum" (New York Times): "Afghan turnout is high as voters defy the Taliban"

The Too Big To Fail Subsidy Debate Is Over

By Simon Johnson No doubt there is still a lot of shouting to come, but this week a team at the International Monetary Fund completely nailed the issue of whether large global banks receive an implicit subsidy courtesy of the … Continue reading ?

Jon Hamm Dating Show Fail From 1996: What a Goon!

As Don Draper, Jon Hamm always knows just what to say to the ladies. Sadly, it turns out in real life, the actor wasn't always so smooth.  Jon Hamm on "The Big Date" A 25-year-old Jon was a contestant on the shortlived dating show The...Show More Summary

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