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Private equity firm hires Petraeus

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Forbes: $73B private Equity firm KKR hired four-star general and former CIA director David Petraeus.

 

Paterno estate to sue NCAA

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

AP: A lawsuit planned by the family of the late Penn State coach Joe Paterno seeks to overturn the NCAA's anctions against the football program for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

 

Desk jobs making people fat

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

CBsnews.com: A new study about the link between weight and work suggest spending long hours behind a desk is making people fat.

 

Mothers the breadwinners in 4 in 10 homes

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

AP: America's working mothers are the primary breadwinners in a record 40% of households with children, up from 11% in 1960.

 

Facebook to improve response to hate speech

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Reuters: Facebook Inc said its systems to remove hate speech haven't worked as well as the company had hoped.

 

Germany to use drones to catch graffiti artists

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Salon.com: Deutsche Bahn — the provider of Germany’s national rail system — has plans to use drones to root out graffiti artists using trains and platforms as their canvasses.

 

NYC's bike share program begins

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Huffington Post: The country's biggest bicycle-sharing program launched with 6,000 bikes across New York City.

 

Angelina Jolie's aunt dies of breast cancer

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

BBCnews: Angelina Jolie's aunt has died of breast cancer, nearly two weeks after the Hollywood star said she had had a double mastectomy to avoid such a fate.

 

Nike cuts ties with Livestrong

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

AP: Nike, which helped build Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong cancer charity into a global brand, is cutting ties with the foundation in the latest fallout from the former cyclist’s doping scandal.

 

9-year-old scolds McDonald's CEO

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Friday, May 24, 2013

ABC News: McDonald's CEO Don Thompson responded to a 9-year-old girl who accused him of trying to "trick kids into eating food that isn't good for them."

 

5 things Arrested Development's comeback can teach the TV biz

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Forbes: Arrested Development's comeback has elicited more angst than celebration inside the TV business.

 

Merkley seeks to overturn "Monsanto Protection Act"

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

New York Daily News: Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) is trying to introduce an amendment to the Senate farm bill removing protections granted in recent legislation to companies making generically-modified seeds, in particular Monsanto.

 

Oregon one of only two states to get Chevy Spark EV

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

USA Today: Chevrolet's Spark electric vehicle will be available for lease at $199 per month.

 
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