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Colorado's Masterpiece Cakeshop At Center Of Gay Rights Battle

AP | Curtis M. Wong | April 6, 2014 | Gay Voices
LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The encounter at Jack Phillips' Masterpiece Cakeshop lasted less than a minute. Phillips stepped out from behind the counter in his small, pastry-crammed shop to meet customers Charlie Craig and Dave Mullins. They told him they wanted a cake to celebrate their own marriage.

World Running Out Of Time To Stop Global Warming, UN Report Says

Reuters | Nick Visser | April 6, 2014 | Green
By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO, April 6 (Reuters) - World powers are running out of time to slash their use of high-polluting fossil fuels and stay below agreed limits on global warming, a draft U.N. study to be approved this week shows. Government officials and top climate scientists will...

9 CEOs With The Worst Reputations: 24/7 Wall St.

24/7 Wall St. | Drew Guarini | April 5, 2014 | Business
A good manager understands the contribution of his or her employees. In return, managers often receive the respect of their workers. And indeed, more than two-thirds of American employees approve — even like — their companies’ chief executive officers. Some CEOs, however, are not popular with employees. At nine major...

High-Profile Stocks Brace For More Pain On Wall Street

Reuters | Drew Guarini | April 5, 2014 | Business
By Angela Moon NEW YORK, April 4 (Reuters) - After their worst week in several years, high-flying stocks that defied gravity throughout 2013 look like they're in for more punishment. The reason: Despite the plunge, they still look overvalued. Familiar names such as Netflix, Facebook and Tesla Motors, along with...

'Tetris' Fans Plan Skyscraper-Sized Game In Philadelphia

AP | Drew Guarini | April 5, 2014 | Technology
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hundreds of Tetris fans had a little fun Saturday with a big version of the classic video game. The Philadelphia skyscraper-sized version created a spectacle against the night sky that organizers hoped inspired onlookers and players to think about the possibilities of technology. The 29-story Cira Centre,...

Mozilla CEO's Resignation Sparks Debate In Silicon Valley

Reuters | Drew Guarini | April 5, 2014 | Technology
By Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tech workers in Silicon Valley debated on Friday whether Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich got the comeuppance he deserved or was himself a victim of intolerance when he resigned under pressure this week amid outrage over his opposition to same-sex marriage. Some, especially a...

NYC's Cronut Haven Closed Due To Mouse Infestation

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | April 4, 2014 | Small Business
Those waiting to get their hands on the coveted Cronut will have to put their cravings on hold for a bit. On Friday, New York City's Department of Health shut down Dominique Ansel Bakery, which invented the croissant-doughnut hybrid, due to a mouse infestation. The devastating news...

Half Of Nation Says Tech Companies' Snooping Goes Too Far

Reuters | Drew Guarini | April 4, 2014 | Technology
By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO, April 4 (Reuters) - The personal data gathering abilities of Google, Facebook and other tech companies has sparked growing unease among Americans, with a majority worried that Internet companies are encroaching too much upon their lives, a new poll showed. Google and Facebook generally topped...

Despite Troubling IPCC Report, Most Americans Still Aren't Worried About Global Warming

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | April 4, 2014 | Green
Climate change? What, me worry? A majority of Americans still register low levels of concern about the future impacts of climate change, according to a new Gallup poll. A little more than a third of those polled said they worry "a great deal" about climate change...

This Restaurant Serves Fried Chicken Sandwiches With A Side Of Gay Rights And Condoms

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | April 4, 2014 | Gay Voices
Turns out the latest addition to Chicago's fried chicken boom is serving up much more than tasty, crispy sandwiches with diet-defying sides. Leghorn Chicken, a foodie hotspot that opened last month in the city's Ukrainian Village, makes it very clear they don't share the...

Putin Banned From 'Mighty Taco' Restaurant

Hilary Hanson | April 4, 2014 | Weird News
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Hey Putin, don't even think about ordering a Super Mighty in Buffalo. Mighty Taco, a Buffalo-based chain of Mexican fast-foot restaurants, has banned Russian President Vladimir Putin from all of the company's 23 locations in western New York. The company known for its quirky ads announced...

You've Probably Never Thought About The NCAA Final Four Floor Before, But Here's Why It Matters

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | April 4, 2014 | Sports
Not many people watching the Final Four games of the men's NCAA tournament this weekend will spend a second thinking about the basketball court itself. But months of work and thousands of miles of have has gone into creating a surface that's just meant to be dribbled on. Watch a...

Clean Water Act Expansion Draws Ire From GOP As White House Prepares To Regulate Waterways

AP | Nick Visser | April 4, 2014 | Green
WASHINGTON (AP) — Industry groups and more than a dozen GOP senators are urging the Obama administration to reconsider plans to regulate many of the nation's streams and wetlands, saying the proposed rule hurts economic activity and oversteps legal bounds. In a letter Thursday, the senators faulted the Environmental Protection...

The Toilet Of The Future Is.. A Folding One? (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Samantha Toscano | April 4, 2014 | HuffPost Home
Think Murphy beds are a genius idea? Then you'll love this toilet. Not only does it save major space by essentially folding into itself after use, but the "Iota," which was designed as a final-year project by two University of Huddersfield students, also has a rimless design that "makes it easier to keep the bowl clean." And as an added bonus, it allegedly reduces water consumption by over 50 percent when flushing. Welcome to the greener, more shrinkable future... or something like...

U.S. Creates 192,000 Jobs In March, Unemployment Rate Holds At 6.7%

Emily Cohn | April 4, 2014 | Business
The U.S. economy added 192,000 jobs in March, as the unemployment rate remained at 6.7 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. More from the Associated Press: WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added jobs at a solid pace in March and hired more in January and...

Hawaii Lawmakers Inch Closer To $10 Minimum Wage Hike

Chloe Fox | April 3, 2014 | Politics
HONOLULU (AP) — A key committee in the Hawaii House of Representatives advanced a bill that would increase the minimum wage to about $10 an hour, lower than the $10.10 that was previously called for in the proposal. Lawmakers in the House Finance committee heard a crush of testimony on...

Stanford Opens School For Retirees Who Don't Think A Career Ends At 50

Lydia O'Connor | April 4, 2014 | Fifty
In the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is changing the conversation about career trajectories and opening a new school specifically for older scholars who don’t feel like their best years are behind them. Stanford is currently accepting applications for its new Distinguished Careers Institute (DCI),...

Alcohol Is A Bigger Danger To Health And Society Than Marijuana, Americans Say

Matt Ferner | April 3, 2014 | Healthy Living
By a wide margin, Americans believe that alcohol is more dangerous to a person's health and to society in general than marijuana, according to a Pew study released Wednesday. When asked whether marijuana or alcohol would be more harmful to personal health, if marijuana were as widely...

5 Things Your Real Estate Agent Won't Tell You (VIDEO)

Samantha Toscano | April 3, 2014 | HuffPost Home
Buying a home can be a wonderful investment and, not to mention, an exciting new life step. But between shopping for mortgages, scouring listing services and visiting one open house after another, it's certainly not a simple, one-stop-shop kind of process. And (as if that wasn't...

Florida Weighs Bill That Would Crush Craft Brewers

Reuters | April 4, 2014 | Business
(Corrects spelling of Brewers Association director in paragraph 8 from Gatz to Gatza) By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla., April 3 (Reuters) - Beer fans line up every winter at Intuition Ale Works in north Florida for the annual tapping of Underdark, a world-class dark brew aged for a year in...
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