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Rieder: All that wasted noise over Benghazi

November 25, 2014
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A man waves his rifle as buildings and cars are engulfed in flames after being set on fire inside the U.S. consulate compound in Benghazi, Libya, late on Sep 11, 2012.(Photo: AFP/Getty Images) Years ago, a Democratic-oriented communications firm was worried that the GOP was about to seize power in Washington. So it began...
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Rieder: Uber’s lame ploy to intimidate the media

November 19, 2014
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Emil Michael apologized for comments suggesting the company hire a team of researchers and journalists to dig up personal information on critics of the ride-sharing service.(Photo: David Ramos, Getty Images) It’s an absolutely outrageous idea. A top official of Uber, the highly popular alternative to the traditional taxi, has floated the idea of hiring...
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Wolff: Like Democrats, MSNBC lost the elections

November 11, 2014
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The Democrats’ sinking fortunes have been pretty accurately charted in the declining ratings at MSNBC, the party’s house network, which culminated, on election night, in a 22% fall in the all-important 25-to-54 age group.(Photo: Chris Pizzello, AP) Is a vote against a political party also a vote against the network that supports it? The...
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Dow, S&P 500 eke out record closes

November 7, 2014
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m4s0n501 Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.(Photo: Justin Lane, EPA) The Dow and the S&P 500 eked out record closes Friday after news that the unemployment rate has slipped to 5.8% while the number of new jobs missed expectations. Wall Street, already riding high after the sweeping election Republican victory,...
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Google Launches New Self-Driving Car – Throw Away Your Driving License!

May 29, 2014
Google Launches New Self-Driving Car – Throw Away Your Driving License!

Google is building a fleet of 100 electric driverless cars and hopes to start testing them by the end of the year. They may take a bit of getting used to, with no steering wheel or pedals, while they will temporarily have a top speed of 25mph. This project has been several years in...
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