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wolff on sony hack: taking down goliath
Usa Today
yesterday, 20:26

Wolff on Sony hack: Taking down Goliath

For nearly a generation, it's been an either/or world split between traditional media and digital media, with digital as the obvious choice for progressive thinking people. In part, this is because the media industry...

 
retailers' holiday hopes rise after busy weekend
Usa Today
yesterday, 20:26

Retailers' holiday hopes rise after busy weekend

A busy weekend buoyed retailers' hopes that the holiday shopping season will end strong after a weak start. Saturday, dubbed Super Saturday by some, was expected to be the biggest shopping day of the year. ShopperTrak...

 
micklethwait to bring new editorial tone to bloomberg
Usa Today
yesterday, 18:36

Micklethwait to bring new editorial tone to Bloomberg

Good timing has played a major role in John Micklethwait's career. Two months before the Black Monday stock market crash in 1987, Micklethwait cashed in his job as a fledgling investment banker at Chase Manhattan to...

 
the buzz: bartiromo on plunging oil's fallout
Usa Today
yesterday, 18:36

The buzz: Bartiromo on plunging oil's fallout

Oil prices plummeted almost 50% in 2014. And while the slide has been one of the biggest stories in business this year because of its positive impact on the economy, less has been said about the dark side of cheap...

 
how to be a happily working retiree
Usa Today
yesterday, 15:55

How to be a happily working retiree

An abrupt end to paid work may not be the right solution for every retiree. Some people need the income from a post-retirement job. Some are looking for jobs with medical benefits to bridge the gap until they're...

 
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Charlotte Observer
yesterday, 14:00

Survey: US gas prices fall 25 cents per gallon

CAMARILLO, Calif. The average price of regular gasoline nationwide has dropped another 25 cents a gallon in the past two weeks, to $2.47. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that prices will likely keep...

 
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Alaska Dispatch
today, 00:24

Killing some Alaska megaprojects may prove costly

Known for big pursuits and outsized dreams, Alaska might have to slash some of its long-pending megaprojects now that crashing oil prices threaten to gut the budget. But state officials involved in planning two of the...

 
us rep. robert pittenger carves global niche in congress
Charlotte Observer
yesterday, 20:49

US Rep. Robert Pittenger carves global niche in Congress

He's traveled from Tripoli to Tokyo, from Doha to Delhi. He's met with ambassadors, foreign secretaries, prime ministers and presidents. Last month, he reached out to the pope. U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger has carved...

 
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Alaska Dispatch
Saturday, 23:40

For lawmakers, big budget gap likely to drive uncomfortable fiscal discussion

A 4 percent seasonal sales tax? A 3 percent gross income tax for Alaska residents? Or siphoning away some of the earnings of the Alaska Permanent Fund to help pay for the costs of road maintenance and schools? As...

 
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Alaska Dispatch
Saturday, 00:07

Walker announces 3 more top-level appointments

Gov. Bill Walker announced three new appointments in his administration late Friday, naming Heidi Drygas as labor commissioner, Darwin Peterson as legislative director and retaining Larry Hartig for the Department of...

 
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Alaska Dispatch
Saturday, 00:07

Walker exploring whether marijuana regulation timeline can be extended

Gov. Bill Walker is reviewing whether the state can extend its timeline for crafting marijuana regulations, spokesperson Grace Jang said Friday. Extending the deadline could aid in crafting better regulations, Jang...

 
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Alaska Dispatch
Saturday, 00:07

New Assembly committee will look at legal marijuana sales in Anchorage

The Anchorage Assembly has formed a committee whose sole focus is to consider the implementation of marijuana sales. Assembly Chair Dick Traini announced Friday that the committee will look at regulation and taxation...

 
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Charlotte Observer
yesterday, 16:42

Madonna releases 6 songs after leak

NEW YORK In a surprise preview of her new album, Madonna released six songs Saturday on iTunes and various streaming services. The songs were released because several in-progress demos were leaked earlier this week,...

 
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Charlotte Observer
yesterday, 06:02

What to Watch on Sunday: Seasons of ‘Homeland' and ‘The Affair' end

Homeland (9 p.m., Showtime) – Season 4 ends with Carrie and Saul returning to the U.S. and Carrie investigating the events that took place in Islamabad. Also on . . . . NC Bookwatch (Noon, UNC-TV) - Author...

 
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Charlotte Observer
yesterday, 00:09

Howyoudoin'? Wendy Williams can dish – and balance a full plate of projects

Before Wendy Williams became a fixture on daytime television with her syndicated gossipy talker, she was airing out celebrities on the radio. She's made plenty of enemies, but “telling it like it...

 
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Charlotte Observer
Saturday, 15:14

Lawrence Toppman discusses 'The Interview' on CNN

The Charlotte Observer's movie critic Lawrence Toppman appeared on "CNN Newsroom" Friday to discuss Sony Pictures' cancellation of "The Interview" after a hacking attack. Toppman talked with CNN...

 
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Charlotte Observer
Saturday, 06:02

What to Watch on Saturday: A ‘Christmas Icetastrophe' and Amy Adams on SNL

Christmas Icetastrophe (9 p.m., Syfy) – A meteorite brings with it ice and freezing temperatures, which threaten to harm the residents of a small town at Christmastime. Also on tonight . . . I Want a Dog...

 
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Charlotte Observer
Saturday, 00:04

Can't find your car? Blame your oversaturated brain

If you worry that getting older means you're just not taking things in the way you used to, fear not. You are taking in tons of visual information, more than you even need. A brand new study by scientists at Brown...

 

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seahawks dominate cards to close in on nfc west title
Usa Today
39 min. ago

Seahawks dominate Cards to close in on NFC West title

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Seattle's defense was stifling as usual and its offense had a record-breaking eruption against a defense that's supposed to be one of the NFL's best. That team from the Pacific Northwest sure...

 
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Alaska Dispatch
today, 03:55

Brooks, Patterson shine at Besh Cup

Scott Patterson and Holly Brooks were the fastest skiers on Sunday at the Besh Cup No. 2 races at the Hillside trails. Patterson was 16.5 seconds better than Eric Packer in the men’s 18 and older 15-kilometer...

 
seawolves women's basketball team shreds sharks 109-83
Alaska Dispatch
today, 03:55

Seawolves women's basketball team shreds Sharks 109-83

Sharks might get their own week, but the UAA Seawolves women are putting together an entire season of ferocity. The third-ranked UAA women tied their longest winning streak to start a season and got career highs from...

 
cowboys' confidence soaring with nfc east sealed
Usa Today
today, 03:06

Cowboys' confidence soaring with NFC East sealed

ARLINGTON, Texas — Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick pulled off his jersey and shoulder pads before even leaving the field at AT&T Stadium Sunday and sprinted toward the locker room, where a brand new...

 
minutes starting to take a toll on kobe bryant
Usa Today
today, 03:06

Minutes starting to take a toll on Kobe Bryant

SACRAMENTO — Is less possibly more when it comes to Kobe Bryant these days? That's the question Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott plans on figuring out. The Lakers' latest loss — a 108-101 defeat to the Sacramento...

 
seahawks on a familiar dominant path across nfc
Usa Today
today, 03:06

Seahawks on a familiar dominant path across NFC

GLENDALE, Ariz. — This is all starting to feel familiar to the Seattle Seahawks, right down to a December domination on the field where they hope to win a championship come February. Last year, it was a 23-0 rout of...

 
 

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