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General Mills Eats Some Humble Pie

Posted on April 21, 2014

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General Mills, maker of Cheerios, Yoplait and Pillsbury food products, is asking customers for forgiveness, but any appeasement may not come as quickly as the company might hope for. The public apology came in a company blog post published on Saturday and penned by spokeswoman Kirstie Foster, after a New York Times article on April […]

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How Loud Does Money Talk? Proposed Time Warner and Comcast Merger Could Show

Posted on April 15, 2014

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A study recently released by Frontiers of Freedom suggests that in the Obama administration, money talks. The paper insists that crony capitalism is behind many of the Justice Department’s decisions when it comes to approving or rejecting mergers, and that “friends” of the Administration stand to gain enormous financial “gifts” in return for their generosity. […]

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How Black Players Made It onto Southern NCAA Teams

Written by Gary North on April 9, 2014

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Open entry is a powerful force. We see it in the free market. But we see it even more clearly in sports. Numbers trump color in sports: points on the scoreboard. In the free market, only two colors matter: black ink and red ink. Here, everyone wants black. THREE PHOTOS This is from the 1965-66 […]

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Home Prices Reach Peaks in 4 States

Posted on April 1, 2014

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Despite harsh weather, home prices in the U.S. held up in February, with four states setting record highs, according to CoreLogic data released Tuesday. Home prices in Colorado, Nebraska, North Dakota and Texas hit peaks, and another 18 states were within 10% of their peak prices (see the above chart from CoreLogic). Factors driving home […]

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Minimum Wage of $10.10? Check Out Which State Has Instituted This!

Posted on March 29, 2014

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Connecticut raised its minimum wage $10.10 an hour from the previous $ 8.70 an hour over the next three years, surpassing Washington as the highest in the country, reports Reuters. President Obama and congressional Democrats want to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. Connecticut Gov Dannel Malloy, a Democrat, signed the legislation […]

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4 Years After Promises, Obamacare Not Yet A Viable Solution

Posted on March 24, 2014

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Sunday marked the four year anniversary of President Barack Obama signing the Affordable Care Act into law, and two prominent Florida lawmakers had very different takes on the occasion. In a video released over the week end, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., called the law a “disaster,” insisting it can still be repealed. “We cannot […]

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World’s Largest Life Insurance Policy Taken Out By California Billionaire

Posted on March 18, 2014

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An unnamed Silicon Valley billionaire has purchased the world’s most valuable life insurance policy. The San Jose Mercury News reported Saturday that Guinness Book of World Record officials say the $201 million life insurance policy is more than double the previous record. A Southern California financial services company who helped put the deal together declined […]

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Bill Gates Gives Picture Of Future Of Computing

Posted on March 14, 2014

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Within 20 years, “software substitution” will dramatically reduce the demand for many types jobs, Bill Gates said Thursday at the American Enterprise Institute. It’s a gloomy prediction that he says many people, including governments, aren’t prepared for. Make no mistake, “software substitution” is a fancy way of saying software automation — as in “bots” and […]

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