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Viva Las Vagueness! Seven And A Half Things To Know

Mark Gongloff | October 3, 2012 | Business
Thing One: Details, Details: Tonight's presidential debate will be an endurance contest: Which candidate can go the longest without offering any specifics about his plans for the future? Republican Mitt Romney faces perhaps the steepest challenge in this contest, having endured weeks of doubt about the math behind his tax...

Class-Action Lawsuit Launched Against XL Foods

Seema Dhawan | December 2, 2012 | Canada Alberta
An Edmonton man who became ill with E. coli after eating a steak has launched a class-action lawsuit against XL Foods, the company at the centre of a massive national meat recall. The statement of claim was filed in Edmonton Court of Queen's Bench by Matthew Harrison, who ate the...

Zara Home US Launch Is Everything We Expected And More (PHOTOS)

Michelle Manetti | October 2, 2012 | HuffPost Home
We’ve known a little secret we couldn’t share... and now we’re thrilled to finally tell you.

Samsung Wants Apple Win Overturned Because Jury Foreman Failed To Disclose Potential Bias

Dino Grandoni | December 2, 2012 | Technology
By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said a major patent verdict in favor of Apple Inc should be overturned because the jury foreman did not disclose that he once was in litigation with Seagate Technology PLC, a company that counts Samsung as a major investor....

Libor Rigging Lawsuits Geithner's Fault, Senators Say

Reuters | December 2, 2012 | Business
* Geithner knew Libor issues in 2008 * U.S. agencies already investigating banks and Libor By Sarah N. Lynch and Alexandra Alper WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Two Senate Republicans on Tuesday slammed Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner for failing to wean U.S. firms off a key British benchmark interest rate...

XL Foods Beef Recall: Updated List Of Products Recalled Due To E. Coli Concerns

Michelle Butterfield | October 4, 2012 | Canada Alberta
The recall of beef from Alberta's XL Foods that has been tied to five E. coli cases in Alberta is now the biggest beef recall in Canadian history. Find an updated list of products recalled due to the E. coli threat below. You can also find...

Ford Motor Co., 2-Year-Old, Innocent Man Have Records In Terror Database

Michael McAuliff | October 4, 2012 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- There aren't many people who would consider the Ford Motor Co. or a 2-year-old to be terrorist threats, but the United States' premier database for classifying such dangers includes both, according to Department of Homeland Security officials interviewed in a Senate committee investigation. The report, released...

Ben & Jerry's Occupy Wall Street Love Affair Turning Cold

Alice Hines | October 3, 2012 | Business
It began with a dream of democracy and free ice cream -- and ended with an ugly battle over a Ford Econoline van. Occupy Wall Street may be losing its only semblance of a corporate ally, Ben & Jerry's. Ben Cohen, a liberal activist and co-founder of the ice cream...

E. Coli Beef Recall: Prevention, Symptoms And Tips

Seema Dhawan | October 2, 2012 | Canada Alberta
Do you have E. coli? Do you know what to look for? Do you know what to do if you do have it? The Public Health Agency Of Canada can provide some guidance. While most strains of E. coli are harmless, the agency warns that some strains including...

Victoria Hunt, 'Extreme Cheapskates' Star, Urinates In Bottle And Eats From Dumpster To Save Money

Catherine New | October 2, 2012 | Money
You think you know cheap? Meet Victoria Hunt, 51, of Columbus, Ohio. She is so cheap that she urinates in a bottle and then empties it in her garden, a move she estimates shaves a couple dollars off her monthly water bill. "I am also an avid gardner and I...

Theodore Scott Wins, Then Loses, $100,000 In Gold Peak Tea's 'Take The Year Off' Contest

Ron Dicker | October 3, 2012 | Money
If Gold Peak Tea has a flavor to soothe a family of angry lawyers, the company might want to serve it up fast. Theodore Scott, a Decatur, Ga., attorney, is considering whether to sue the Coca-Cola tea brand for disqualifying him from its "Take The Year Off" video...

Joe Biden 'Buried' Comment About Middle Class Seized On By Republicans Ahead Of Debate

Luke Johnson | October 3, 2012 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Republicans pounced on comments by Vice President Joe Biden about the middle class being "buried" for the past four years as proof that President Barack Obama’s economic policies have failed. During a Tuesday campaign event, Biden attacked Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his running mate, Rep. Paul...

Middle East Cyber Attacks On U.S. Banks Were Highly Sophisticated

Dino Grandoni | December 2, 2012 | Technology
By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The hackers behind the cyber attacks on major U.S. banks have repeatedly disrupted online banking by using sophisticated and diverse tools that point to a carefully coordinated campaign, according to security researchers. The hackers, believed to be activists in the Middle East, were...

Ralls Corp Sues Obama For Blocking Wind Farm Projects

James Gerken | December 2, 2012 | Green
By Rachelle Younglai WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A small Chinese firm has sued President Barack Obama for squashing its bid to build wind farms close to a naval training site, but experts say the suit is long shot for a firm that greatly underestimated U.S. suspicions about Chinese intentions. Ralls Corp,...

Google vs. Apple Patent Complaint Dropped

Catharine Smith | December 2, 2012 | Technology
By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility has dropped a complaint of patent infringement against Apple without explanation. In a brief filing with the International Trade Commission on Monday, Motorola Mobility said it was dropping without prejudice a complaint that Apple had infringed on seven Motorola patents....

Romney Just Quietly Announced A Good Tax Policy Idea

Maxwell Strachan | October 2, 2012 | Business
Bloomberg View: Mitt Romney has been talking vaguely, for months, about expanding the federal income tax base, but in an interview yesterday with Denver's local Fox affiliate he got a lot more specific. The Republican presidential nominee floated the idea of capping itemized deductions at $17,000 per filer....

Milk Prices Could Double In January If Farm Bill Is Not Extended

Caroline Fairchild | October 3, 2012 | Money
Got milk? Your answer may be no come January when milk prices could double. If the Farm Bill is not renewed by Congress by the end of the year, the price of milk could surpass $6 a gallon, according to CBS News. That would be a big problem...

David Einhorn, World Famous Investor, Says Short Chipotle Because Of Taco Bell

Jillian Berman | October 3, 2012 | Business
We thought we’d never see the day that people would run away from Chipotle. But it has come. Stock for the fast-food eatery known for its giant burritos is down more than 6 percent after famed hedge fund manager David Einhorn recommended shorting the stock at a conference...

LA Medical Marijuana Dispensary Ban Repealed By City Council Vote

Kathleen Miles | October 2, 2012 | Los Angeles
The Los Angeles City Council has voted to repeal the ban on medical marijuana dispensaries. The Council voted in July to ban marijuana dispensaries across the city. Medical marijuana advocates, furious, successfully suspended the ban in August before it went into place by delivering 50,000...

Super Rich More Likely To Live In Blue States: Wealth-X

Harry Bradford | October 4, 2012 | Business
The states with the most multimillionaires have strong political preferences. Blue states, or states that tend to vote for Democrats, are more likely to have the most residents worth at least $30 million, according to Wealth-X, a company that helps private wealth firms, luxury brands, and not-for-profit...
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