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Friday, January 30, 2015

Business

Ukraine Crisis: The Death Toll Mounts

1 hour 20 minutes ago - Forbes
The situation in eastern Ukraine remains tense. Fighting between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian forces has intensified. Ukrainian officials say pro-Russian militants are attacking with Grad multi-rocket launchers, mortars and small arms. In many cases independent international observers confirm that shelling comes from rebel-controlled areas... by Katya Soldak

Ukraine Is Trapped Between War And Diplomacy

1 hour 20 minutes ago - Forbes
Despite official support declared by the U.S. and European leaders, Ukraine has been suffering from Russian aggression for ten months now, oftentimes unbeknownst to an international community that seems to have lost interest in the struggles of the eastern European nation by Katya Soldak

Super Bowl XLIX: An Insider's View Of The Ads

1 hour 8 minutes ago - Forbes
When it comes to Super Bowl ads, “Being authentic and having a message that represents your brand at its highest point,” is crucial, says Xanthe Wells, CCO of Pitch by Dina Gachman

Lil Wayne And Cash Money: A New Chapter In A Shady History

1 hour 7 minutes ago - Forbes
As any hip-hop fan or TMZ viewer knows, rap superstar Lil Wayne is not happy. After months of public complaints, the diminutive rapper recently filed a lawsuit against his label, Cash Money Records. The suit seeks $51 million in damages, and accuses the record label of a laundry list of shady practices – overspending Wayne's money on marketing... by Shawn Setaro

Les Blank is Always a Pleasure

1 hour ago - Forbes
One night a few months ago, I found myself surfing through the Criterion collection on Hulu and stumbled upon an early Les Blank documentary, “The Blues According to Lightnin’ Hopkins.” I pushed play and I was suddenly in a field in Mississippi, with great immediacy and no explanation – no narrator and no narration, I was face to face with... by Tom Teicholz

Rating The Best 2015 Super Bowl Ads With Ad Legend Lee Garfinkel

59 minutes ago - Forbes
“You know what the trend is?”  Lee Garfinkel asks rhetorically. “That every spot looks like a Super Bowl spot.” Garfinkel knows what a Super Bowl spot looks like. The CEO of FCP/Garfinkel has crafted some of the best-loved, best-remembered, and best-performing Super Bowl spots in history, like this iconic Pepsi spot by Allen St. John

You Should See My Credit Rating

54 minutes ago - Forbes
We got a call from Troy, a young up-and-comer in his industry. "I feel really great," he said. "I've finally reached a professional goal I've been working really hard to attain." by Liz Ryan

Shire Drug Cleared to Treat Binge-Eating Disorder

1 hour 21 minutes ago - Wall Street Journal
Shire’s drug Vyvanse became the first drug approved for sale in the U.S. to treat the estimated 2.8 million adults who have a binge-eating disorder

U.S. Cattle Herd Grows, Reversing Trend

1 hour 1 minute ago - Wall Street Journal
The U.S. cattle herd expanded in 2014 for the first time in eight years, offering hope to consumers that beef prices could start to subside after soaring to a series of record highs

Did Figaro turn Marie Antoinette's head? Can LA Opera engage yours?

1 hour 28 minutes ago - Forbes
Last Saturday, I spent the day at the Getty Center at a one day study program hosted by The Getty in cooperation with LA Opera, “Luxury and Liberation: Art and Revolution in 18th Century France,” just one of the events in LA Opera’s multi-faceted city-wide “Figaro Unbound”celebration by Tom Teicholz

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