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President Obama on Chuck Todd: ‘Now a big cheese’

After addressing the US economy, ongoing violence in Ukraine, and the threat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria during a White House statement just after 4pm today, President Obama turned to the press corps for questions. First up: NBC News chief...Show More Summary

Patriots trade Logan Mankins, Anthony Spencer closer to return for Cowboys and more

In other news, the Raiders continue to juggle injuries in the linebacking corps while the Chargers wonder what to do along the defensive line now that Kwame Geathers is lost for the season. Patriots trade Mankins The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been searching for offensive line help all offseason, and likely found their man on Tuesday. Show More Summary

News Corp. Sends Angry Lawyers In When Other Publications Use Leaked Documents To Report On Its Failing Businesses

5 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. has a rather long and somewhat sordid history of obtaining confidential information and publishing it. But apparently when someone else does that to News Corp., the company declares war. The Australian website Crikey got its hands on some internal News Corp. Show More Summary

McDonald’s Reconsiders Ties to OSI, Amazon Buys Video Game Platform

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News McDonald’s Corp. may change its mind regarding its relationship with OSI Group Inc., a U.S.-based meat supplier. Last month, McDonald’s announced it would stick with OSI, however, more recently, a spokesperson for the fast food chain said McDonald’s is discussing severing ties with the meat provider. Show More Summary

China targets own operating system to take on likes of Microsoft, Google

China could have a new homegrown operating system by October to take on imported rivals such as Microsoft Corp, Google Inc and Apple Inc, Xinhua news agency said on Sunday. Computer technology became an area of tension between China and the United States after a number of run-ins over cyber security. Show More Summary

AEI/Heritage Project for the Common Defense Weekly Read Board (Navy and Marine Corps)

Navy: "Revisiting the Nuclear Option," by William Spears (Proceedings, August, 2014) "Despite Delays, New US Navy Sub Headed for On-Time Delivery," by Chris Cavas (Defense News, 08/11/14) "Britain's View of Naval Strategy," by Bill Sweetman (Aviation Week, 08/11/14) "Warship 'Survivability'," by Lazarus (Information Dissemination, 08/12/14) "The U.S. Show More Summary

Why New FICO Score Rules Could Be a ‘Game-Changer’ In Helping You Obtain a Loan

Some 64.3 million U.S. consumers who have at least one medical debt on their credit report woke up to a healthy dose of good news on Friday that the Fair Isaac Corp.

2.2 Million Bean Bag Chairs Recalled, Apple Inc. Suppliers Struggle to Meet Demand for iPhone Screens

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News Ace Bayou Corp. is recalling 2.2 million bean bag chairs after two children died from suffocation. The zippers on the chairs are not locked, which means children can climb inside and inhale the foam beads. Show More Summary

(VIDEO) Quality Is Key For Branded Content: News Corp's Chopra

Brands can win an audience for articles and videos they made, even in newspaper websites - if their material is worth consuming, according to a news group executive. Asked why users would consume content made by brands in vehicles designed...Show More Summary

U.S. military bans staff from reading Glenn Greenwald's news site

So reports The Intercept, the new investigative journalism site led by reporter Glenn Greenwald: According to multiple military sources, a notice has been circulated to units within the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps warning...Show More Summary

The White House vows to let programmers dress like ones do

  Sometimes a wrinkled shirt is more than a wrinkled shirt. Last week, the White House made news by announcing it had appointed Mikey Dickerson, a former Google engineer, to head up a new U.S. Digital Service, a corps of technologists tasked with helping the federal government redeem its tech projects in much the same […]

News Corporation: A Strong Buy

By Sammy Pollack: Since the spin-off of 21st Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOX) in 2013, relatively little attention has been paid to the new News Corp (NASDAQ:NWSA). Due to this, I believe some investors have overlooked the value propositionShow More Summary

Rancho Feeding Corp. Officials Indicted, Google to Offer Accounts to Children Under 13

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News Four officials at Rancho Feeding Corp., the slaughterhouse at the center of the 8.7-million-pound beef recall in January, have been charged with distribution of adulterated, misbranded, and uninspected meat. Show More Summary

President Obama Recognizes Retiring ABC News-er Ann Compton on Monday

During yesterday’s press conference on current events in Iraq and Ferguson, Mo., President Barack Obama took three questions for the White House press corps, including one from ABC News White House correspondent Ann Compton. Before asking...Show More Summary

Bidding War for Family Dollar Stores, Heinz Recalls Infant Cereal in China, Facebook vs. Satire

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News A bidding war for Family Dollar Stores has begun as Dollar General Corp. offers $8.9 billion for the chain, topping rival Dollar Tree’s bid. And U.S. food seller H.J. Heinz Co. has recalled four batches of infant cereal in China after excessive levels of lead were found. Show More Summary

CBS Eyes October Launch of Digital Channel

CBS News is in hiring mode for the new CBS News digital news channel and is looking at a launch in October, TVNewser has learned. The channel is being championed by CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves, with CBS News president David Rhodes heading up the effort. Show More Summary

News Corp: Complex Company, Compelling Valuation

By S Dhari: News Corp (NASDAQ:NWSA) recently released its Q4 and 2014 fiscal year results. Based on expectations, News Corp posted lower than expected earnings, mostly attributed to its news and information services segment. The stock fell over $1 after the announcement, but is now back near its pre-announcement price of $17.50 a share. Show More Summary

Is Rupert Murdoch Sniffing Around San Francisco For The Next MySpace?

The Republican party isn't the only right-wing fearmonger looking to make inroads in Silicon Valley. A tipster tells Valleywag that News Corp's chairman Rupert Murdoch has spent the last two days poking around startups in San Francisco. Read more...

Update: Caesars Reaches Deal To Reduce Debt

By Sammy Pollack: On Monday, Caesars Entertainment Corp (NASDAQ:CZR) announced a deal with bondholders to reduce its debt by $548 million. CZR shares traded sharply lower following the news. As part of the deal, CZR will cancel $393 million of the debt that it owns in its operating company, Caesars Entertainment Operating Co. Show More Summary

pSivida Corp.: Imminent New Drug Approval, Steady News Flow, And Tethadur Partnership Raising Price Target To $10/Share

By Dr. Paul Nunzio De Santis, Pharm.D: As pSivida awaits an FDA decision on Iluvien with a PDUFA date on September 26, 2014, that if approved will trigger a $25M milestone payment from commercialization partner Alimera Sciences (NASDAQ:ALIM) and entitlement to 20% of royalties after ALIM recovers 20% of Iluvien development costs. Show More Summary

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