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Al Franken Brings The 'You Didn't Build That' To Fracking Boomers

Michael McAuliff | January 29, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- With a bevy of fellow senators and natural gas industry experts angling to jack up profits by boosting gas exports, Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) had a reminder for them in a Senate hearing Thursday: You didn't build that gas boom -- taxpayers did. Natural gas prices have plummeted...

Does Your Member Of Congress Offer Paid Maternity And Paternity Leave?

Dave Jamieson | January 29, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Continuing a push that began with the president's State of the Union address, Democratic members of Congress put forth a bill earlier this week that would extend six weeks of paid leave to federal workers after the birth of a child. The legislation would guarantee maternity...

Shell Says It Wants To Drill Off Alaska Coast Again, If It Can Get The Permits

AP | James Gerken | January 29, 2015 | Green
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell PLC will move forward with drilling off Alaska's northwest coast if it can obtain permits it needs and drill safely, its chief executive officer said Thursday. Speaking in London on the company's fourth-quarter earnings, Ben van Beurden said Shell will move forward with...

New Jersey Went On A Porn Binge During Winter Storm Juno

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | January 29, 2015 | Technology
When there comes a blizzard, New Jersey will milk the lizard.

'The Nightly Show' Takes On The Koch Brothers' Dark Money ... Or, Rather, 'Old, White Money'

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | January 29, 2015 | Comedy
More like Koch 10 zeroes, amrite?! With over $40 billion dollars in total assets EACH, the Koch brothers are a force to be reckoned with when it comes to political contributions, especially now that corporations are all living, breathing people and not simply unmarked mailboxes in the Caribbean.

Andrew Sullivan Is Retiring From Blogging For The Best Reason

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | January 29, 2015 | Media
Even the most influential bloggers must abandon their posts behind those computer screens at some point. Andrew Sullivan, a renowned political writer and one of the first to truly embrace blogging, announced Wednesday that he will be retiring his popular blog The Dish sometime in the near future....

Why Alibaba Stock Is Tanking

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | January 29, 2015 | Business
Alibaba stock plunged nearly 10 percent after the Chinese e-commerce giant reported sales that disappointed Wall Street and dealt with a regulatory spat in its home country.

Turmoil At HBO Ahead Of Standalone Streaming Service's Launch

Reuters | Reuters | January 29, 2015 | Technology
HBO is preparing to sell a standalone service over the Internet for the first time, in one of the most closely watched moves in pay TV history.

Hershey Is Buying Upscale Meat-Snack Maker Krave Jerky

AP | AP | January 29, 2015 | Business
NEW YORK (AP) — Hershey has a sudden hankering for protein, with plans to add jerky to its lineup. The maker of sugar-high inducing treats like Reese's, Kit Kat and Twizzlers says it's buying Krave Jerky for an undisclosed sum. Krave, based in Sonoma, California, positions itself as a premium...

Amazon To Launch An Email Service

Reuters | Alexis Kleinman | January 29, 2015 | Technology
(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) accelerated its efforts to win over corporate clients on Wednesday by announcing an email and scheduling service that will compete with Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) and Google Inc (GOOGL.O). The service, dubbed WorkMail, will launch in the second quarter and has been developed by the company's...

Greek Bailout In Focus As EU Parliament Head Visits Athens

AP | Charlotte Alfred | January 29, 2015 | World
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The first European official to visit Greece since the country elected a new left-wing government said Thursday that he expects clashes over how to lighten the country's bailout — not rash actions from Athens. European Parliament president Martin Schulz said he had concluded after discussions with...

Yellowstone Pipeline Spills Fuel Arguments Over Keystone XL Line

AP | James Gerken | January 29, 2015 | Green
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Oil pipeline accidents have become increasingly frequent in the U.S. as Congress pushes for approval of the Keystone XL pipeline — a project that would pass near the spot where 30,000 gallons of crude spilled into Montana's Yellowstone River earlier this month. The recent spill temporarily...

5 Things You Didn't Know About The Seattle Seahawks

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | January 29, 2015 | Sports
The more you know.

Meet The Three Women Who Helped Shape Target's New Plus-Size Line

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | January 29, 2015 | Style
In case you live under some kind of Twitter-free rock, Target is launching a fashionable and affordable plus-size collection on Feb 22 much to the excitement of, well, pretty much everyone. After what seems like mishap after mishap when it came to the...

Domino's 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Ad Was Never Run Because It Was 'Stupid'

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | January 29, 2015 | Canada Living
It's normal for a food franchise to cross-promote when a major movie comes out. They're often official campaigns, like McDonald's "Jurassic Park" meal, or 7-Eleven locations turning into Kwik-E-Marts with the release of "The Simpsons Movie." But an ad pitch to Domino's, apparently capitalizing on the release of "Fifty Shades...

Disappearance Of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Declared An 'Accident'

Jade Walker | January 29, 2015 | World
(Updates with comment from Chinese premier) KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Malaysia declared on Thursday the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 an accident, clearing the way for the airline to pay compensation to victims' relatives while the search for the plane goes on. The Boeing 777 aircraft disappeared...

Jon Stewart Introduces The Next President: Johnny Actual Cash

Ed Mazza | January 29, 2015 | Comedy
Potential 2016 candidates are already jockeying for position, but what matters most might not be positions or policies -- it's the money. As Jon Stewart pointed out on "The Daily Show" Wednesday night, the billionaire Koch brothers plan to spend $889 million on the 2016 elections. ...

Comcast Apologizes After Changing Customer's Name To 'Asshole Brown'

Ed Mazza | January 29, 2015 | Business
A Comcast customer received a shocking bill recently, and it wasn't the dollar amount that stood out. It was the name on the bill, which someone at the company had changed from Ricardo Brown to "Asshole Brown." Consumer advocate Christopher Elliott wrote on...

Co-Pilot Flying AirAsia Plane At The Time Of Crash, Investigators Say

Jade Walker | January 29, 2015 | World
JAKARTA, Jan 29 (Reuters) - The French first officer of an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed into the sea last month was at the controls at the time of the accident, Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) said on Thursday. Mardjono Siswosuwarno, head investigator for the NTSC, told reporters the...

Richard Sherman: Roger Goodell Should Face Same Media Pinch As Marshawn Lynch

Jade Walker | January 29, 2015 | Sports
If it was up to Richard Sherman, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell would have had a riser on Media Day alongside reluctant Marshawn Lynch.
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