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Jump In Jobless Claims Surprises Forecasters

Posted on February 27, 2014

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but the underlying trend suggested no shift in labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 348,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Claims for the prior week were revised to show 2,000 fewer […]

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Facebook Post Leads To High School Coach Resigning

Posted on February 27, 2014

An Ohio high school basketball coach resigned this week after a Facebook post by his now ex-girlfriend accused him of cheating and alleged that he was “borderline pedophile.” Jason Stonebraker, a high school basketball coach in Ohio, resigned this week after the school launched an investigation into alleged inappropriate contact with a student. On Monday, […]

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Talk About Good Product Placement… 13-Year Old Marketer

Posted on February 21, 2014

13-year-old Danielle Lei, a Girl Scout in San Francisco, is one heck of a smart marketer. On Monday, she sold 117 boxes of Girl Scout cookies in two hours. Her locations? Outside a medical marijuana clinic. Moreover, the Green Cross Cannabis Collective was pretty “high” on the idea too: “It’s no secret that cannabis is […]

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Cop Kills Teenager After He Answers The Door With Remote In Hand

Posted on February 21, 2014

A Georgia family is in shock following the death of their 17-year-old son, who was accidentally killed by a police officer who believed the video game controller he was holding was a gun, according to the family’s lawyer. Christopher Roupe of Euharlee, Georgia heard a knock at the door of the family’s home last Friday […]

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Will Tesla Be Able To Keep Up Strong Gains?

Posted on February 19, 2014

Tesla Motors, Inc., its stock trading at an all-time high, releases fourth-quarter results Wednesday after the market’s close. Analysts surveyed by FactSet see it earning 22 cents a share, sharply reversing a year-ago loss. Those same analysts see it posting revenue of $679 million for the quarter, more than doubling the $306 million reported a […]

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Textbooks Becoming Increasingly Anti-Conservative

Posted on February 19, 2014

After failing to return multiple requests for comment Monday, USC spokesman Wes Hickman told TheBlaze in a statement Tuesday that the school is “committed to academic freedom and a vigorous public discourse.” “Our faculty are free to select texts for their courses and our students are encouraged to raise questions, challenge convention and develop their […]

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Worldview Debates Becoming A Big Draw For Followers

Posted on February 19, 2014

Move over Bill Nye and Ken Ham. There’s a new public debate over cosmology and God’s role in the universe — and it’s set to unfold this weekend between atheist physicist Sean Carroll and theologian William Lane Craig. The debate, titled “God and Cosmology: The Existence of God in Light of Modern Cosmology,” will be […]

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Obama Tells Charles Barkley That Obamacare Is Part Of Growing Up

Posted on February 18, 2014

In an “interview” with the President before the NBA All-Star game, journalist former basketball player Charles Barkley lobbed softball after softball at Obama about the Affordable Care Act and the importance of signing up. Unbiased and hard-hitting! But although it appears to an average viewer that the direction of the interview was predetermined (and possibly […]

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