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WA: Metro Belt-Tightening to Save 150,000 Hours of Bus Service

King County Metro Transit has found enough savings to limit its cuts to 400,000 bus service hours per year instead of the 550,000 hours proposed this spring, says General Manager Kevin Desmond.

UPS And Providing Healthcare To A Unionized Workforce

By Jesse Bellet: After looking at the pension plans of large companies including Disney (NYSE:DIS) and General Electric (NYSE:GE) earlier this year, I decided to visit the plan of the United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS). There has been reader feedback requesting that I analyze companies that might qualify as dividend growth investments. Show More Summary

Got Green Building Technology? GSA Wants You

The US General Services Administration has issued a request for information (RFI) this week for green building technologies in support of its Green Proving Ground (GPG) program. The program is seeking information from industry stakeholders,...Show More Summary

CPS Traumatizes Family With Inappropriate Questions, Call Made Because Mom Let Kid Play In Park

In general, child protection services or CPS provide a much needed service. Because of them, all forms of child abuse – which includes domestic violence and even neglect – have been dealt with over the years. The Inquisitr has reported...Show More Summary

Ground Troops Against ISIS: Not Why, But To What End?

Appearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey opened the door to introducing U.S. ground troops into the campaign against the so-called “Islamic State” in Iraq and Syria. Dempsey said, “If…there are threats to the U.S., then of course, [...]

Top U.S. Military Official: Our Arab “Allies” Support ISIS

America’s top military official – the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin E. Dempsey – just admitted in a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing what we’ve been saying for months … America’s closest allies are supporting ISIS: SEN. Show More Summary

CyberLink’s Director Suite photo-video upgrade brings cloud services to center stage

What’s the first product that comes to mind when you ponder the purchase of a Windows-based consumer video or multimedia editing suite? While amateur filmmakers — generally shooting footage of friends and family — might gravitate toward...Show More Summary

Retail Software Startup LightSpeed Raises $35 Million From iNovia

LightSpeed wants to provide the software and services that help brick-and-mortar retailers increase sales and improve the general customer experience. To do that, the company has raised $35 million in Series B funding from iNovia Capital, with participation from previous investor Accel Partners. Read More

Oh hey guy we might be sending ground troops to Iraq after all

3 days agoOdd : Boing Boing

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey testify during the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the U.S. policy toward Iraq and Syria and the threat posed by the Islamic State on Capitol Hill in Washington September 16, 2014. Show More Summary

You Say Tomato, I Say Close Combat Advising

[Content Note: War.]In spite of President Obama's repeated assurances that he will not be ordering troops back into ground combat in Iraq, Army General Martin Dempsey, Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Senate armed services...Show More Summary

Sen. Levin: No, Gen. Dempsey Didn’t Open Door to Ground Forces

3 days agoNews : Mediaite

Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) thinks folks were hearing things during General Martin Dempsey's testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee this morning.

Joint Chiefs chairman says ground troops may be required to fight ISIS

Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey says no ground troops o fight Iraq except maybe on a "case-by-case" basis. Speaking before the Senate Armed Services Committee, General Martin Dempsey said that while President Obama has ruled out...Show More Summary

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 to be made available in the fourth quarter

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015, as well as updates to Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online and Microsoft Dynamics Marketing services, will be generally available in the fourth quarter of 2014, it was announced Tuesday. The new release is designed...Show More Summary

WATCH LIVE: Gen. Dempsey, Sec. Hagel Testify to Congress on ISIS Plan

3 days agoNews : Mediaite

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Martin Dempsey and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will testify before the House Armed Services Committee Tuesday morning over President Barack Obama's proposed plan for arming and training Syrian rebels against ISIS.

Republic Services: The Best Of Bonds And Stocks

By Efficient Alpha: Republic Services (NYSE: RSG) offers investors a bond-like risk profile with the higher returns of an equity investment. An annualized return of nearly 10% over the last decade at half the risk of the general market is one reason Bill Gates just purchased another $47.5 million shares and owns 29% of the company. Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren slams student loan officer as servicers that ripped off troops awarded contracts

Whenever average Americans rip off insurance companies, it generally gets reported widely. Hardworking honest Americans are usually appalled. Most importantly, the perpetrators of the crime are generally sent to jail. After all, if there is no penalty for cheating, said cheating will continue and grow. Huffington Post reported the following: The U.S. Show More Summary

Holder: America Has 'Moral Obligation' to Provide Legal Representation to Illegals

Friday at the Hispanic National Bar Association’s 39th annual convention, Attorney General Eric Holder announced grants for "Justice AmeriCorps" to provide legal services for the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children who flooded...Show More Summary

DirecTV Chief Says Hispanic Online TV Service To Launch By Year End

The service, which is expected to be called YaVeo, will be DirecTV's answer to the general audience TV services that Sony, Verizon, and Dish Network plan to offer via the Internet.  “There's an ethnic opportunity and we're looking to...Show More Summary

Azure: SQL Databases, API Management, Media Services, Websites, Role Based Access Control and More

This week we released a major set of updates to Microsoft Azure. This week’s updates include: SQL Databases: General Availability of Azure SQL Database Service Tiers API Management: General Availability of our API Management ServiceShow More Summary

Engaging Customers in the Digital Age

I had lunch the other day with our terrific general managers from select service and extended stay brands known as CFRST - Courtyard, Fairfield Inn and Suites, Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites and Towneplace Suites. We talked about social media and how it's changing customer service. Show More Summary

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