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Thursday, October 23, 2014

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Baccarat to EB-5, Asian Money Bankrolls Las Vegas Revival

Yesterday
Asian money is flowing into Las Vegas from baccarat and for new casino resorts. by Muhammad Cohen

Who Killed Lakers? ESPN Says It Was Someone on Inside With the Initials Kobe Bryant

Yesterday
At the end of his storied career, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar didn’t always play hard before the playoffs. Actually, he didn’t often play hard before the playoffs, not to mention being notoriously forbidding to Laker teammates. by Mark Heisler

'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Gets "Dark Sequel" Teaser Trailer

Yesterday
Well, now that a perfectly legal and non-bootleg version is officially online, let's talk! by Scott Mendelson

Classic Cars Craned In To Reagan Library

Yesterday
The Petersen Automotive Museum is undergoing renovation, so a few dozen classic cars are moving over to Simi Valley, California to be displayed at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. by Jason Fogelson

Petersen Museum Cars Move To Reagan Library During Renovation

Yesterday
Classic cars are on the move in the Los Angeles area, as a selection of important cars relocate from the Petersen to the Reagan. by Jason Fogelson

Target Offers Free Shipping to Lure Holiday Shoppers

Yesterday
In an effort to keep up with holiday competition, Target TGT -0.5% Corporation boldly announced on Wednesday, October 22nd, that it would offer free shipping through December 20th. This move puts Target neck-to-neck with Amazon, it’s largest online competitor for holiday shopping and online shopping in general. by Nicole Leinbach-Reyhle

Why Robots Will Come For Waiting Jobs Before Cashiers

Yesterday
Jordan Weissmann at Slate argues that machines will not be replacing many workers at McDonald's anytime soon: But when McDonald's began deploying touch-screen kiosks in Europe several years ago, management told the FinancialTimes that it didn't expect the new technology would lead franchises to cut their workforce. And if you walk into a McDonald's in, say, France, one thing you'll notice is that there are plenty of employees standing behind the counter despite the fancy kiosks, which many customers simply ignore. The same way plenty of shoppers hate the idea of checking out their own groceries, some people seem to just prefer having a human take their order. Let's look ... by Adam Ozimek

Ebola and Second-hand Stress

Yesterday
Fear is contagious. Natural selection has wired us to sense fear in our surroundings and make it our own. Zebras might not get ulcers from chronic stress but those that fail to activate their acute stress response when others around them are stressed are more likely to miss cues of by Joon Yun, M.D.

Copycat Charges Spotlight Brand Issues For Xiaomi In Scoring A Global Hit

Yesterday
Copycat charges by Apple's Jony Ive highlight the branding issues that will face Chinese smart phone maker Xiaomi as its seeks to go global. by Rebecca Fannin

Where the World's Oil Will Come From

Yesterday
The U.S. may be the next Saudi Arabia, and as an individual country, no one outside of OPEC will be pulling more oil and gas out of the ground in the next 20 years like the Americans. But overall, despite greater volumes in the U.S., the world's oil and gas supply will be OPEC dependent, with both frontier and emerging market nations still being the world's oil and gas hubs. A look at some of the biggest producers between now and 2040, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. by Kenneth Rapoza

U.S. To Produce More Oil & Gas Than Russia...For Decades

Yesterday
Despite U.S. becoming the Saudi Arabia of the Americas, the increase in production won't undercut the OPEC and Middle Eastern oil powers anytime soon. by Kenneth Rapoza

Fear And Fiction More Dangerous Than Ebola

Yesterday
Ebola is a deadly virus, and care must be taken whenever there is a realistic chance of exposure. However, the 24/7 media exposure has helped create a national panic about the virus and the associated risks. Fear and panic need to be replaced with facts and common sense. by Robert J. Szczerba

America's Disappearing Vacation Days

Yesterday
Americans are taking less vacation time than at any point in nearly the last four decades, and there is a real economic and personal cost, a new study has found. Workers took an average of 16 days of vacation in 2013 compared to an average of 20.3 days as recently as 2000. Some 169 million of those paid time off days from last year are permanently lost; by forfeiting them, American employees collectively surrendered $52.4 billion in benefits, or an average of $504 per employee for free labor for their employers. In addition to ?working for free,? the study found that people ... by Tanya Mohn

It Is What You Do After You Get Knocked Down That People Remember

Yesterday
The day is always darkest just before the dawn. by John Baldoni

AT&T Misses Expectations On Q3 Earnings And Revenue

Yesterday
Shares of the wireless carrier slip in after-hours trading after it misses its earnings per share estimates by a penny and profit margins decline. by Parmy Olson

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