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24-hour strike halts services in Greece

A 24-hour general strike in Greece stopped services, canceling flights, closing schools and leaving hospitals barely functioning.

Silver / aging / senior / whatever industry

Goods and services for senior citizens are a big business in China.  In general, the manufacture and marketing of such products go by the designation l?olíng ch?nyè ????.  But, oh, how to render that in English? Here are some of the translations I've come across: silver industry senior industry ageing industry aged care Google Translate […]

SiriusXM Charges an Extra (Hidden?) Fee for Music!

You know that things have gotten out of hand with companies charging extra fees on top of their generally promoted price when SiriusXM charges a separate fee of 13.9% for Music Royalties. Music is at the core of the service SiriusXM provides. Show More Summary

Here's One Reason Why iCloud Has Been Such A Mess (AAPL)

With its soaring stock price and hugely popular products, Apple has become synonymous with success. While that's generally true for the company's hardware, its online services, like iCloud, are a totally different story. One reason is because Apple has no central dedicated team to work on these services, reports The Information's Jessica Lessin. Show More Summary

Inspector General Finds Lois Lerner Emails IRS Claimed Were too Difficult to Recover

3 days agoNews : Reason

Back in June, the Internal Revenue Service released a memo outlining the particulars of its search for email records related to the congressional investigation into possible IRS argeting of conservative nonprofit groups. To the extent...Show More Summary

Upcoming Webinar: Bridging the Procurement Gap Between Buyers, Suppliers

Categories: Learning / Research Tags: General News Join us Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. CST for The Services Procurement Disconnect – An Unequal Marketplace Between Buyers and Suppliers, a new webinar from the Spend Matters team and Beeline that will discuss the reasons for a gap between buyers and suppliers, as well as ways in which to close that gap. Show More Summary

The Daily Grind: What does your scariest avatar look like?

I don't generally roll evil characters, but in service of chasing some Star Wars: The Old Republic legacy achievements, I made that dude up there in the header. He's not particularly fun to play, given his despicable dark side acts,Show More Summary

Information even unlawfully obtained is admissible to the GMC – Joanna Glynn

R (on the application of Nakesh) v Metropolitan Police Service and General Medical Council [2014] EWHC 3810 (Admin) – read judgment The High Court has ruled that although information obtained unlawfully by the police is admissible in regulatory proceedings (even if not in criminal proceedings), it  “carries little weight” in the assessment of competing interests […]

IRS Finds 30,000 Lerner Emails Thought Missing

Up to 30,000 missing emails sent by former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner have been recovered by the IRS inspector general, five months after they were deemed lost forever. The U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration...Show More Summary

Infosys Loses Top Execs After Over Billing Apple, Amazon Adds Robots to Workforce

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News An internal audit discovered Indian IT services exporter Infosys Ltd was overcharging Apple Inc. And, Amazon will have robots working at its warehouses to help stock shelves and locate items. Show More Summary

Update: Last of the New Text-to-911 Rules Now Effective

Last month we reported that most of the rules adopted back in August to make text-to-911 service generally available took effect in October. As often happens, though, a small number of the new rules couldn’t kick in until the Office of Management and Budget gave them the go-ahead. Show More Summary

Apple Could Include A Re-Branded Beats Music On Every iPhone

Apple might indeed be rolling its Beats Music streaming service into its general iTunes music offerings, and shipping it included across its range of mobile devices, including both iPhones and iPads. If the Financial Time’s sources are...Show More Summary

First Female U.S. Postmaster General Named

According to an USPS announcement, "The United States Postal Service Board of Governors announced today that Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer Patrick R. Donahoe has decided to retire February 1, 2015, after 39 years with...Show More Summary

Airware’s Drone Operating System Gets Strategic Investment, Tech, Clients From GE Ventures

Dull, dirty, and dangerous. Those are the tasks robots are best for, but it also describes jobs with General Electric’s Field Services division, inspecting wind turbines and oil pipelines. So today GE Ventures made its first major strategic...Show More Summary

U.S. Postal Service selects first female postmaster general

According to a press release the U.S. Postal Service e-mailed Friday morning, Megan Brennan has been selected as the agency's next leader. Brennan, who serves as chief operating officer, will become the first female postmaster general when she takes over in early 2015. She joined the organization in 1986 as a letter carrier in Pennsylvania. Brennan will assume […]

Postmaster general to retire in February; first woman poised to take the reins

Postmaster General and U.S. Postal Service chief executive Patrick R. Donahoe announced Friday that he will retire Feb. 1 after a four-year run overseeing dramatic restructuring and cost-cutting as Americans turned from sending letters to communicating via the Internet. Show More Summary

Hatch’s Excuse to Repeal the Medical Device Excise Tax

I recently noted a report by Jane G. Gravelle and Sean Lowry of the Congressional Research Service: A July 2014 report issued by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) found that the number of medical device excise...Show More Summary

Top US General: We Are 'Certainly Considering' Using Ground Troops In Iraq

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has told the House Armed Services Committee today that he would be open to sending a small number of US ground troops into Iraq in order to help retake the country's second largest city, which ISIS currently holds. Show More Summary

Kevin Drum Doesn't Like Postal Banking: A Reply

I see Kevin Drum is unhappy about my endorsement of postal banking as a way to address the Postal Services financial problems. Kevin correctly points out that the Inspector General’s (IG) argument for postal banking didn’t involve conventional...Show More Summary

Digital Ubiquity: How Connections, Sensors, and Data Are Revolutionizing Business

For more than a century General Electric made most of its revenue by selling industrial hardware and repair services. But in recent years GE was at increasing risk of losing many of its top customers to nontraditional competitors—IBM and SAP on the one hand, and big-data start-ups on the other. Those competitors aimed to shift Continue reading ?

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