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Jian Ghomeshi Biography Charts A Long Rise Before Recent Scandal (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | October 30, 2014 | Canada Music
Jian Ghomeshi was on his way to becoming an international radio star when he abruptly parted company with the CBC, where he had hosted the program "Q" for seven years. The departure brought an end to a lengthy upward trajectory for the broadcasting personality who had...

Starbucks Plans Delivery After Sales Fall Short

AP | Andrew Hart | October 30, 2014 | Business
NEW YORK (AP) — After reporting disappointing quarterly sales Thursday, Starbucks said it will offer a delivery option on its mobile app in select areas of the U.S starting next year. The Seattle-based company declined to provide more details, but has been pushing to get people to use its app...

Man Indicted For Allegedly Impersonating Winklevoss Twins

Saki Knafo | October 30, 2014 | Crime
A San Francisco man allegedly infiltrated the rarified world of Wall Street banking by impersonating a pair of famous tech entrepreneurs, according to an indictment announced in Manhattan's district court this week. Arun Ganguly, 37, allegedly sent investors hundreds of emails in which he pretended to be Tyler and Cameron...

Prison Food Scandal Pushed By Dem Group In Tight Michigan Governor's Race

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | October 30, 2014 | Politics
Protesters took to the street outside the Detroit campaign office of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) Wednesday morning, staging a mock cook-off in response to allegations concerning the state's prison food service contract with an outside company. The protest, organized by progressive activist group Michigan People's Campaign, stems...

Obama Administration Backs Down On Tough Rules Targeting For-Profit Colleges

Shahien Nasiripour | October 30, 2014 | Politics
The Obama administration on Thursday retreated from an ambitious proposal to protect low-income students and taxpayers from wasteful career-training programs and for-profit colleges that saddle students with taxpayer-backed debts they can not repay. Investors cheered the news, sending shares in major for-profit college chains soaring Thursday and significantly...

Starbucks Is 'Ground Zero For Ebola' Because Of Its LGBT Appeal, Anti-Gay Pastor Claims

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | October 30, 2014 | Gay Voices
The pastor of a New York church which sparked controversy after posting a billboard which claimed that "Jesus would stone homos" is back in the headlines. Pastor James David Manning of the ATLAH Worldwide Missionary is now taking aim at Starbucks, claiming that the coffee...

'Halo 2: Anniversary' Full-Length Trailer Released

The Huffington Post | Kerry Flynn | October 30, 2014 | Technology
We’ve finally been given a full look into the visual remastering of "Halo." Microsoft is re-releasing and remastering the Xbox first-person shooter game series under the title “Halo: The Master Chief Collection." The compilation, which is due out on Xbox One on Nov. 11, combines four games in the "Halo"...

Walmart Considering Matching Amazon's Prices During Holiday Season

AP | AP | October 30, 2014 | Business
NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is considering matching online prices from competitors such as Amazon.com, raising the stakes for the holiday shopping season. The world's largest retailer, based in Bentonville, Arkansas, has matched prices of local store competitors but has not followed other retailers including Best Buy and...

Private Papers Reveal What Tim Geithner Really Thought Of Obama Administration

ProPublica | Harry Bradford | October 30, 2014 | Business
Pop quiz: Which high-profile official faulted the Obama administration for the following botched responses to the financial crisis?1) Policing bad banks: "The enforcement response we sought came way more slowly than would have been ideal ... and (inevitably) fell far short of what people thought would be appropriate ...2)...

What's Behind Dear Kate's No-Underwear Yoga Pants

Kim Bhasin | October 30, 2014 | Business
Lingerie company Dear Kate's new no-underwear yoga pants make a lot of promises: No panty lines. No bunching. No riding up. No camel toe. No stressing about comfort. And they'll make your butt look great. If they can deliver all that, the new pants, which have a...

New Report Shows Underground System Of 'Illegal Penalties' Within U.S. Visa Program

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | October 30, 2014 | HuffPost Live 321
From withholding wages to threatening legal action, an underground scheme is brewing within the U.S. visa program, a yearlong investigation by the Center for Investigative Reporting has uncovered. In an interview with HuffPost Live on Wednesday, government finance reporter Jennifer Gollan discussed the two-part report and explained how...

This Man Ditched Wall Street To Start A Business That Hires People With Disabilities

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | October 30, 2014 | Impact
Ben Wright began seeing the world differently when his two youngest children were born with Down syndrome. He realized educational and career opportunities would be much tougher to come by for kids that are deemed less able to succeed in the eyes of society, so he decided to leave...

'Drag Race' Girls Star In First Starbucks LGBT Commercial

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | October 30, 2014 | Gay Voices
Well here's one place we certainly didn't think we'd see the "RuPaul's Drag Race Girls" pop up. Starbucks released what is reportedly its very first lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)-themed commercial this week starring the top two contestants from "Drag Race" season six: Adore Delano and Bianca...

The 29 States Where You Can Still Be Fired For Being Gay

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | October 30, 2014 | Business
"If hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is, or bring comfort to anyone who feels alone, or inspire people to insist on their equality, then it’s worth the trade-off with my own privacy."

Peter Singer: 'We Need To Be More Cautious With Our Caution'

The European | Farah Mohamed | October 30, 2014 | World
Peter Singer is the world’s most prominent and controversial moral philosopher. He talked with Lars Mensel and Max Tholl about techno-skepticism, trash TV, and why our becoming less human might ultimately save humanity. The European:...

Mitch McConnell's Freighted Ties To A Shadowy Shipping Company

James Gerken | October 30, 2014 | Politics
Before the Ping May, a rusty cargo vessel, could disembark from the port of Santa Marta en route to the Netherlands in late August, Colombian inspectors boarded the boat and made a discovery. Hidden in the ship’s chain locker, amidst its load of coal bound for Europe, were approximately 40...

Voters Will Decide On Billions For Land Conservation

AP | October 30, 2014 | Politics
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Voters across the nation are deciding whether to set aside billions of dollars for parks and preservation in what some environmentalists are calling one of the most significant elections for land conservation in American history. Pollsters say it's one of the few places on Tuesday's ballots...

World Bank Funding To Fight Ebola Hits $500 Million

Eleanor Goldberg | October 30, 2014 | Impact
GENEVA, Oct 30 (Reuters) - The World Bank pledged $100 million on Thursday to help recruit more foreign health workers in the fight against Ebola, taking its funding for the three worst-hit countries to more than half a billion dollars over the past three months. The biggest recorded outbreak of...

Rupert Murdoch's Sock Game Is On POINT

Jackson Connor | October 30, 2014 | Media
Rupert Murdoch, the 83-year-old chairman of 21st Century Fox, spoke at The Wall Street Journal's WSJD Live global technology conference this Wednesday, offering words of wisdom on the importance of fighting Amazon and Netflix, and touching on how he bungled Myspace back in 2005. More importantly, Murdoch brought...

Tim Cook Just Changed America In A Way Steve Jobs Never Could

Mark Gongloff | October 30, 2014 | Business
Maybe someday we'll complain about Corporate America's shortage of LGBT executives, just as we complain now about the number of women and minorities at the top. And that will be an improvement -- because once Corporate America barely acknowledged that LGBT executives existed. That changed abruptly on Thursday, when Apple...
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