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Wal Mart's Human Cashiers Making a Big Comeback on Black Friday

Wal-Mart’s human cashiers will return in a big way for the holidays, the giant retailer said. In a move called the “checkout promise,” Wal-Mart will provide a human cashier for each register during peak shopping times in order to make shopping smoother during the holiday season.

Wait! Bill Ackman Has Something Else To Say!

Between suing the government for taking all of the profits from two companies that it began taking all of the profits from more than a year before he bought 10% of each of them, and Friday morning, the Pershing Square Capital Management chief had another brilliant idea, and decided to sue the government again. Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Brian Schatz comes out on top as Hawaii's long Senate race ends

Want the scoop on hot races around the country? Get the digest emailed to you each weekday morning. Sign up here. Leading Off: • HI-Sen: On Friday, Hawaii's Democratic U.S. Senate primary finally came to an end. Last Saturday Aug. 9, the state held its primary election and appointed Sen. Show More Summary

New Orleans Saints vs. Tennessee Titans: Report Card Grades for Each Saints Unit

The New Orleans Saints returned to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Friday night and treated the hometown fans to a 31-24 preseason win over the Tennessee Titans. For the Saints, who bested the St. Louis Rams in their preseason debut a week ago, the victory was polluted with a barrage of penalties. Show More Summary

Detroit Lions vs. Oakland Raiders: Game Grades for Each Lions Unit

The Detroit Lions fell to the Oakland Raiders late Friday night, but we all know the final score doesn't matter. What does matter is how the team performed and progressed. So did the first-team offense capitalize on all of the offseason...Show More Summary

Harper, LaRoche, Nats Top Pirates, 4th Win in Row

4 days agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Bryce Harper and Adam LaRoche each drove in two runs, leading the Washington Nationals over the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4 Friday night for their fourth straight win.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Indicted by Grand Jury on Two Felony Charges

A state grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on two felony charges of abuse of power late Friday afternoon. The charges, one count each of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant, stem from allegations that Perry attempted to force Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign in 2013. Read more...

W2W4: Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders (0-1) and Detroit Lions (1-0) face off in each team’s second preseason game Friday night at O.co Coliseum in Oakland. 1. Getting in sync: It was truly alarming how out of sync the Raiders’ first-team offense looked...Show More Summary

NFL Preseason Week 2: What to Watch for in Friday's Matchups

While the 2014 regular season is only three weeks away, there are still questions to be answered as it concerns each and every NFL franchise. And a number of answers will be unearthed in Week 2 of the preseason. In this column, we'll...Show More Summary

How Do You Know You're Real?

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It's Friday morning, and maybe you're questioning your life a little: is it worth this long hard slog each week? But there are bigger questions to ask yourself, like, do you even exist in the first place? Read more...

In Their Final Days The ADRs Of Allied Irish Banks Are Still Overpriced, Will Be Redeemed Friday For $1.22

By Night Heron: The ADRs of Allied Irish Banks (OTCQB:AIBYY) are nearing the end of a long, strange trip. Until April 2012 AIBYY was a normal ADR, with each ADR representing ownership of 10 underlying shares of Allied Irish Banks (IRE:AIB). Show More Summary

Observation Deck: Atlanta Falcons

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Falcons were itching to hit someone else in live action after delivering plenty of hits on each other during several training camp fights. The Miami Dolphins provided the opposition Friday night at the Georgia Dome in both team's exhibition opener. Show More Summary

Pirates Beat Padres 2-1

last weekSports / Baseball : Bats

Pittsburgh's Gregory Polanco and Josh Harrison had three hits each and Vance Worley outdueled Ian Kennedy as the Pirates beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 on Friday night.

Danica Patrick had a tough Friday at Watkins Glen

Each of Friday's two practice sessions at Watkins Glen presented problems for Danica Patrick. In the first practice, Patrick missed a shift on the road course and sensed a vibration in the engine. After practice the team decided to replace...Show More Summary

Judge Says Settlement in Silicon Valley Wage Case is Too Small

A federal judge Friday rejected as too small a proposed $324.5 million settlement in a closely watched case alleging that big Silicon Valley companies colluded not to hire each other's employees, driving down wages for five years.

Judge Rejects $324.5 Million Settlement Over Apple, Google Hiring

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday rejected a $324.5 million settlement between tech workers and companies including Apple and Google in a lawsuit accusing the companies of conspiring to avoid poaching each other's workers. Show More Summary

Shark Week: what is the most dangerous animal in the world?

Credits: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Alt Text: A Great White Shark in South Africa Think sharks are scary? Tapeworms and snails kill thousands more people across the world each year One-Minute Read Friday, August 8, 2014 - 1:07pm See related: How...Show More Summary

PGA Championship 2014 tee times: Start time and pairings for Friday's round

It's rare to have Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson in the same tee time, and both are enjoying each other's company this week at the PGA Championship. There are just 54 holes left of major championship golf in 2014, but for half the field at Valhalla, they've got only one more round. Show More Summary

Shirtless Zac Efron & Michelle Rodriguez Can't Keep Their Hands Off Each Other in Ibiza!

Zac Efron goes shirtless while stealing a kiss from his girlfriend Michelle Rodriguez during their vacation on Friday (August 1) in Ibiza, Spain. During the same night, the 26-year-old actor was spotted affectionately holding the 36-year-old actress close and cuddling with her a few times. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Zac Efron The [...]

Over at Equitable Growth: Simon Wren-Lewis and Nick Rowe Annoy Each Other...: Friday Focus for August 1, 2014

[Over at Equitable Growth:](http://equitablegrowth.org/2014/08/01/simon-wren-lewis-nick-rowe-annoy-friday-focus-august-1-2014/) Simon Wren-Lewis and Nick Rowe annoy each other by arguing over whose position is more politically hopeless,...Show More Summary

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