Producer Claude Kelly says that Jessie J‘s follow-up to Who You Are is “98 percent done.” While he refused to speak on specifics — yes, even those related to her next single “Wild” — Kelly did elaborate on Jessie J’s overall aspirations. “All I’m saying is that Jessie’s doing something that, right now, is probably... More »
Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla. just announced the Help Veterans Own Franchises Act. The bill would create a tax credit for veterans or their spouses who purchase a franchise. The tax credit would amount to 25 percent of the total franchise fee up to $100,000. Casey said that one in seven franchise businesses [...]
A recent Fox News story reported that in a poll the news organization conducted, voters said the government was "out of control" by a margin of 68 percent to 26 percent. Here's the question pollsters asked to elicit that response: "Does...Show More Summary
The Census Bureau released its latest population estimates for cities and towns across the country on Thursday. As of July 1, 2013, Charlotte is estimated to have a population of 775,202, up 5.4 percent from the population of 735,780 when the 2010 Census was taken. And yes, Charlotte grew faster than Raleigh. I can find [...]
A new study published online in the Journal of Public Health has found that of young people who visited fast food or chain restaurants in the U.S. in 2010, girls and youth who were obese were more likely to use calorie information given in the restaurants to inform their food choices. Show More Summary
As promised, Dust: An Elysian Tail has found its way to Steam today. Until May 31, you can grab Dust for $13.50, ten percent off its usual $15 asking price. The action-adventure RPG from Humble Heart made its debut on Xbox Live Arcade back in August as part of the Summer of Arcade promotion. Show More Summary
Memorial Day is right around the corner, and for avid shoppers, that can only mean one thing - huge weekend-long sales. With discounts from 25 to 50 percent off and savings on everything from sale items to new regularly priced clothing, you'll be saving big on must-have Summer wear. Show More Summary
GameStop's stock concluded the trading week down 19 percent, attributable to continuing investor concerns over Xbox One's used games market solution. The most volatile decline occurred after a report out of the UK this morning claimed...Show More Summary
Patchwork After a contentious debate, the Boy Scouts of America has finally put an end to the policy that banned gay kids from participating. More than sixty percent of the volunteers who voted approved a measure that prevents any youth...Show More Summary
Three-plus years after the U.S. Supreme Court’s corporate money in politics decision in Citizens United v. FEC, the movement to overturn some of its central holdings has not abated. On Tuesday, Los Angeles passed a ballot measure to endorse state and federal amendments overturning the decision, with an overwhelming 76.6 percent in favor of the [...]
The Miami Heat's defense was prepared to deal with Roy Hibbert. The Heat swarmed the paint when the Indiana Pacers passed the ball into the low post to Hibbert, and forced the big man into shooting 46 percent at the rim. Indiana must adjust on offense by using Hibbert as more than a scorer. Show More Summary
``According to the Spanish Federation of Young Farmers Asahiah the number of thefts rose in the first three months by 20 percent. In the province of Alicante, the damage amounted to theft and vandalism last year, already more than 25 million euros. In other areas such as Valencia or in the green north of Spain, the situation is not much better.''
In a recent survey of several hundred educators, only 13 percent of schools today offer MOOCs, but 43 percent plan to offer them by 2016. So if we agree the trend is here to stay, let's take a look at the growing mythology of Massive Open Online Courses.
Operators need to take a new approach to customer relationship management, whereby all customer interactions are performed in the context of the customer’s end-to-end experience. Research shows that up to 73 percent of telecoms operators’...Show More Summary
The UPoR has a front-page article out today on the still-sluggish demand for NASCAR tickets. Some highlights: • Admission revenue at Charlotte-based Speedway Motorsports Inc. fell 11?percent over the past year, to $116?million. That’s the lowest it has been since 1998, not adjusted for inflation. • International Speedway Corp., the country’s largest track operator and [...]
By Gary Bourgeault: Cirrus Logic (CRUS) share price is taking a beating, as the company had to drastically lower its latest margins estimates from a range of 50 percent to 52 percent, down to the mid 40s over the long term, at the Barclays Global Technology Conference. Show More Summary
Hurricane Sandy devastated the state's coast last fall. But along 80 percent of New Jersey's shore this summer, "you won't notice any difference," says Gov. Chris Christie. He wants tourists to know that.
In an ongoing effort to recover from early outrage over its prices, Uber will cut fares in home city of San Francisco by 25 percent over the Memorial Day weekend. Alluding to early outcry over its surge pricing model, the company called...Show More Summary
Led by the Asia-Pacific region, the global pay-TV subscriber base (which consists of cable TV, satellite TV and telco-based IPTV subscribers) grew 8 percent to reach 804 million worldwide pay-TV subscriber households in 2012, according to MRG.
When the Act is allowed to do its job, it's amazingly successful: 99 percent of the species under its care have been spared extinction (think: grizzly bears, gray whales and bald eagles) and hundreds are on the road to recovery.