It really depends on what the global demand is and how crude oil is trading in the overall market place. The understanding is that Gas is unlimited since crude oil is merely a continued regeneration of stick sweet crude that is processed and sucked up to sell to consumers, after going through a processing plant, […]
Are gas prices planning on increasing overnight in the beginning of year 2015? The answer for some states is yes. Particularly, California will be increasing as a tax, which will be an immediate jump overnight. So, keep on the look out if your state is doing it too, chances are, only the high volume states […]
Keep no cigarette packs in your sight. Make sure all ash trays, lighters, cigarette packs, or any items related to smoking must be disposed of so there’s no sudden reminder that you can easily go back to smoking. There’s a guilt situation removed from getting these smoking items out of the way.
Smoking using e-cigarettes was a misguiding situation for smokers who were benefitting by taking heavier dosages of nicotine. Since the concentrated mount of nicotine was being inhaled, it was giving more than a buzz, but more of a feeling that gave the smoker a better sensation than the cigarette itself, but took advantage of the […]
NPR (blog)Has Vladimir Putin Just Overplayed His Hand?NPR (blog)Since his return to the Russian presidency in 2012, Vladimir Putin has been on a tear: He has annexed Crimea, crushed opposition at home and challenged the West at most every turn. With oil seemingly stable at more than $100 a barrel, the government ...Vladimir Putin named Russia's […]
Center for Research on GlobalizationRussia's New Financial Architecture, BRICS and the SCO: Vladimir Putin and ...Center for Research on GlobalizationVladimir Putin had a working meeting with the President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Sergei Katyrin to discuss the organisation of international business forums, particularly within the framework of the SCO and BRICS, […]
New York Daily NewsVladimir Putin wins Russia's 'Man Of The Year' for 15th timeNew York Daily NewsVladimir Putin has — perhaps unsurprisingly — been named Russia's "Man Of The Year" for the 15th time in a row. The 62-year-old has held power as either Prime Minister or in his current position of President since 1999 […]
CNBCBeware: Putin, the wounded animalCNBCVladimir Putin has always been a lot more like a petty Latin American dictator than a statesman. Think about it: He made his bones in the secret police, consolidated his power with a ring of super wealthy backers, and he claps political opponents in ...Russian sanctions could be lifted 'within days' […]
Rochester Democrat and ChronicleKodak's bankruptcy is, finally, doneRochester Democrat and ChronicleThe company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in January 2012, after months of increased speculation that it would do just that. And through or under cover bankruptcy, the company made massive changes, eliminating everything from company ...
Social Security Disability Firm Binder & Binder Prepares for Possible Chapter ...NasdaqOne of the nation's largest Social Security disability firms is preparing for a possible Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing as soon as this coming week, people familiar with the matter said, as it faces roughly $40 million of debt and shrinking demand for ...and more »
Social Security Disability Firm Binder & Binder Prepares for Possible Chapter 11Wall Street JournalOne of the nation's largest Social Security disability firms is preparing for a possible Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing as soon as this coming week, people familiar with the matter said, as it faces roughly $40 million of debt and shrinking demand for […]
Louisburg HeraldAlco files for Chapter 11 bankruptcyLouisburg HeraldAlco is currently conducting a going-out-of business sale, which began in November and will continue until all merchandise is sold. Posted: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 8:00 am | Updated: 4:53 pm, Thu Dec 11, 2014. Alco files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy ...and more »
GoPicnic Brands, citing internal dispute, files for Chapter 11Crain's Chicago BusinessA Chicago company that produces boxed meals and snacks filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week, citing lack of growth and a dispute between the company's board and its former director. GoPicnic Brands, whose products are available at more than ...
ReutersGerman Amazon.com Workers Extend StrikesWall Street JournalFRANKFURT—Workers at six of the seven German sites of Amazon.com Inc. that are currently on strike over wages will extend the walkouts, German labor union Verdi said Wednesday. Workers at the online retailer's sites in Leipzig, Rheinberg, Werne and at ...Amazon workers in Germany extend strikeReutersWill Amazon's 3-Day Strike in […]
NasdaqAmazon vs. Wal-Mart: Who's Really Cheaper?NasdaqAmazon.com has built its reputation on being the cheapest option to buy almost anything online. Thanks to its cost advantages from being an online-only retailer, analysts argued, the company could underprice brick-and-mortar competitors, and Founder ...and more »
CNBCWill Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Follow eBay Inc. (EBAY) By Splitting Into Two?Insider Monkey (blog)Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has always been known for its core business on online transactions, but a closer look one cannot fail to note Amazon Web Services (AWS) that continues to gain traction on the cloud space. AWS has grown to become a ...Amazon […]
Frip’s parent company launches Briv.com, a new flash game web site aimed to provide games for the young and adult generations. As Parent Company Frip diversifies into newer brand sites like Briv.com, Kizi and others, their aim is to scale their flash games delivery to as many players as possible. Keep an eye for their […]
Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal (blog)Twin Cities firms to launch academy to train software developersMinneapolis Star TribuneA consortium of Twin Cities businesses will announce today a new private school to train up 240 software developers annually in a growing field where jobs are going unfilled. Prime Digital Academy, which will launch early next year, […]
We all will be coders: Don't fear the future of software developmentJava WorldBut does this mean they will all be software developers? Of course not. What this means is that the user of the future will be more educated in software technologies, and thus will expect (or demand) more from the software they use everyday […]
Pillar Technology Group hires 30 software developers in Ann ArborconcentratemediaPillar Technology Group is about to become a company on the move. The software firm is in the process of moving its Ann Arbor office from the Tech Brewery to a new space in downtown Tree Town. "They should be in there putting up drywall as […]
This was an exciting year for social. About 300,000 apps were added to the Apple App Store. Eighty-five billion apps have been downloaded since October. Instagram’s active use grew by 23 percent. Even Monica Lewinsky became active on Twitter after her compelling speech at the Forbes Under 30 Summit. As 2015 […]
VideoThe comedy of errors that is Assassin's Creed Unity doesn't seem to be ending any time soon, but now things are getting downright bizarre. The game has now reached its fourth major patch, appropriately named Patch 4, where the first one was the day one update meant to fix all […]
Consumers in New England got a shock in their utility bills this month. A 40% increase over the previous month. It was their choice to throw all-in for natural gas and renewables in a land of harsh winters. But they’ve refused to build new gas pipelines. And they’re shutting a nuclear plant that has 20 […]
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Re-cap of FaceBook Acquisitions:
Instagram - acquired $1B
Waze - acquired $1.1B
Attempt for SnapChat (failed)
WhatsApp - acquired $16B (google may have offered $10B)
Researchers Submit Patent Application, "Non-Invasive Thermal Dispersion Flow ...Insurance News NetNews editors obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "In the process of residential or commercial building construction, builders will frequently pre-plumb water supply pipes, and then encase the ...
Fox BusinessSave Big: Shop For A New Home During The HolidaysFox BusinessWhat's more, DiVo says new construction builders are very interested in making deals during the fourth quarter or the end of the year. “Builders like Lennar and KB homes are publicly traded companies who want to show their stockholders a strong fourth ...and more »
DPWH identifies blacklisted contractorsInquirer.netMANILA—At least 89 contractors doing business with the Department of Public Works and Highways and seven other agencies have been blacklisted by the government for their alleged failure to comply with contractual obligations, misrepresentation and ...
High Court wants designated officer to monitor juveniles shifted to new homesThe Indian ExpressThe Bombay High Court wants a designated officer to be deputed by the state government to monitor juveniles shifted to new observation homes from an old dilapidated building in Dongri. The children were shifted as the state of the building had put […]
Arsenal will get 33 new homesQuad-Cities Online"Without these new homes, service members relocating to the Arsenal would not be able to find adequate, affordable units within the housing market area," a statement from Sen. Durbin's office said. The Senate passed the spending bill on a 56-40 vote ...
Addressing An "Occupy" Cause, Hong Kong Raises Target For New HomesForbesHong Kong's government yesterday raised its target for new homes to be built in the coming decade by 10,000 to 480,000, the South China Morning Post reported today. Land shortages for construction left analysts divided whether they would all be built.Hong Kong's supply target for […]
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USA TODAYNetanyahu: Hypocritical Europeans have learned nothing from HolocaustYnetnewsAfter European Union General Court removes Hamas from terrorist list on technicality, Netanyahu slams 'European hypocrisy'. Attila Somfalvi. Published: 12.17.14, 18:55 / Israel News. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said Europeans ...Israel Suffers Sharp Rebuffs From EuropeNew York TimesEU recognises Palestinian state 'in principle'Irish TimesNetanyahu says Europe […]
CBC.caUS seeks to normalize relations with CubaUSA TODAYThe United States and Cuba exchanged prisoners Wednesday as part of a deal to open new talks about normalizing relations between the U.S. and its six-decade communist foe, government officials said Wednesday. The biggest shift in the American-Cuban ...US and Cuba, in Breakthrough, Will Resume Diplomatic RelationsNew York TimesAlan […]
ABC NewsMeningitis outbreak that killed 64 draws murder chargesUSA TODAYTwo officials of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy blamed for a fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people in 2012 were charged Wednesday with a range of counts including second-degree murder, the U.S. attorney's office said. "Production and ...Owners of pharmacy tied to deadly outbreak arrestedBoston Globe14 charged […]
CBS NewsObama: I've been mistaken for a valet driver, waiterCBS NewsAs protests against racial profiling sweep the country in the wake of recent police killings of unarmed black men, President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama recounted some of their own experiences with discrimination in an interview excerpt released on ...Obamas on Race: We've Been Treated […]
BloombergPakistan Vows to Eliminate Every Terrorist After School MassacreBloombergPakistan's civilian and military and leaders vowed to eliminate terrorists a day after 132 students were slaughtered, signaling a move to combat a Taliban movement it has periodically fought and talked to. “No difference will be made between good and bad ...Pakistan to pursue terrorists even outside its […]
Fox NewsJeb Bush: Front-runner, underdog or both?Washington PostJeb Bush could be the most unusual of presidential candidates: both a front-runner and an underdog. Perhaps that explains the former Florida governor's unexpected announcement Tuesday that he will actively explore a presidential candidacy. That he will ...Jeb Bush's last name is going to be a problem — even […]
Christian Science MonitorOil prices, sanctions, and the Russian ruble crisisChristian Science MonitorPlummeting oil prices and tightening sanctions are taking their toll on the Russian economy, combining to push the Russian ruble off a cliff. Moscow's move to prop up state-owned oil company Rosneft has only exacerbated the currency crisis in Russia.Russia imposes steep interest rate […]
BBC NewsFirst female bishop Rev Libby Lane is a 'bridge-builder'BBC NewsOne of Stockport's most noted landmarks is its viaduct - one of Europe's largest brick structures. But according to its former bishop, the viaduct is also a fitting symbol for his successor, who will become the Church of England's first female bishop. The Right ...Meet the […]
The GuardianWatch Tango Dancers Celebrate Pope Francis's Birthday in RomeTIMEThere's no better way to celebrate a birthday than with a dance party, and for Pope Francis's 78th, that means a massive tango party in the streets of Rome. Thousands gathered in and around the Vatican City to sing happy birthday in Italian, Spanish and other ...2nd […]
USAID administrator Shah resignsThe StateRaj Shah, the administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development who most recently helped lead the humanitarian effort to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, has resigned. “Raj, the son of proud Indian immigrants, has embodied America's ...and more »
Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNewsMinnesota's rural expansion of solar powerMinnesota Public Radio NewsAn array of solar panels is seen on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, in Pelican Rapids, Minn. Lake Region Electric Cooperative workers used their own expertise, along with the derricks normally used to install power poles, to put in this array. The do-it ...Minnesota commission advances […]
Grandmothers bring solar power to their villageIrish TimesThis story tells of the amazing transformation in the lives of four grandmothers from the village of Agome Seva in southeast Togo in west Africa. The women travelled 8,000km from their homes to Rajasthan in India, where they trained in solar ...and more »
Worcester Business JournalNational Grid Planning 16 Megawatts of Massachusetts Solar PowerBloombergNational Grid Plc (NGG), which provides electricity to 3.3 million customers in the U.S. Northeast, is planning to build and operate 16 megawatts of solar generation in Massachusetts. This is the second phase of the company's Connect21 program that ...Solar upstarts and utilities head for […]
The NationalSolar power picking up paceThe NationalSheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai and chairman of the Executive Council, passed the resolution on solar energy distribution in Dubai on Monday, which is hoped to greatly encourage the use of solar power across the emirate and the ...Link of solar units to Dubai grid allowedEmirates 24/7DEWA […]
MIT Technology Review (blog)Chip-Making Tools Produce Ultra-Efficient Solar CellsMIT Technology Review (blog)Soitec, a French manufacturing company, says it has used techniques designed for making microprocessors to produce solar cells with a record-setting efficiency of 46 percent, converting more than twice as much sunlight into electricity as conventional ...
Fox NewsBig solar step: Super-efficient system sets recordFox NewsA new world record is making the future of solar energy look pretty bright. Researchers in Australia recently developed a solar energy system that can convert more than 40 percent of the sunlight that hits it into electricity the highest efficiency ...Super-efficient solar power system sets recordMother […]
PlanetSave.comCommunity Solar Power To Blow Up With First Solar Jumping InPlanetSave.comAs noted above, many people have worked hard to pioneer what is referred to as “community solar power” or “community solar gardens.” Still, a great portion of the population (some have estimated 75% of the US population) cannot go solar themselves ...Solar Power Gets Boost with […]
Wall Street DailyWhy Sun-Soaked Arizona Is Killing Solar PowerWall Street DailyRate Increase Part #1: Solar Penny-Pinching. Solar homes often generate more power than they use at the time, and utilities are required to buy any excess solar power that homes generate. Homeowners return the power to the utility for credit against ...Solar Power Soars to […]
Will New Technologies Give Critical Boost to Solar Power?Yale Environment 360Promising new technologies, including more efficient photovoltaic cells that can harvest energy across the light spectrum, have the potential to dramatically increase solar power generation in the next two decades. But major hurdles remain. by cheryl katz
CNBCAn energy source NOT threatened by falling oilCNBCOil dominates energy demand in transportation fuels, but solar power customers are primarily of two types: public electric utilities and large corporations. Neither of those use oil to generate electricity, and they are not about to start doing so, say ...and more »
TechCrunchTile's tiny Bluetooth stuff-tracker now works with AndroidThe VergeTile's promise to track your stuff with small Bluetooth squares last year made it one of the biggest crowd-funded successes ever, raising nearly $2.7 million worth of orders in just a month. What's taken the company a lot longer is making enough tiles ...Lost-Item Tracker Tile Arrives […]
Android Authority (blog)Second generation Android One phones to arrive in Q1 2015Android Authority (blog)Karbonn Mobile is preparing to release its second-generation Android One smartphone, according to the Executive Director of Karbonn Mobiles, Shashin Devsare, who recently spoke at the Dream 500 Million Smartphones event in New Delhi. The successor ...Second-generation Karbonn Android One smartphone to launch […]
ZDNetFive challenges facing Android in 2015ZDNetWhile Android isn't a company like Apple or Microsoft, it is the most popular mobile platform out there, easily trumping iOS in terms of popularity. But the platform is under pressure, not only from Apple, but from other players such as Microsoft, as ...App Deals: Discounted iOS iPhone, iPad, Android, […]
PCWorldThe best Android phones, tablet, and watch of 2014PCWorldThe best thing about Android is that there are lots of choices. The worst thing about Android is that there are lots of choices. There are just too many damn phones to choose from! You've got metal phones, plastic phones, cheap phones, phones with a ...and more »
International Business Times UKAndroid 5.0.1 LWX48P OTA update pushed out to Android Wear devices ...International Business Times UKGoogle has started Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update for wearable devices powered with Android Wear. The over-the-air (OTA) update with build LWX48P is now available for devices such as Moto 360, LG G Watch, LG G Watch R, Samsung […]
GeekHearthstone now available for AndroidJoystiqAndroid fans rejoice, for today Blizzard's super-addictive digital card game, Hearthstone, is available for Android tablets. Sure, it's been out on PC and iOS for a while, but it's a newcomer amongst the Android ranks -- and since it's a game that's ...Hearthstone finally comes to AndroidGeek(Update: now worldwide!) Hearthstone: Heroes […]
Four handy Android Studio shortcuts for Eclipse usersTechRepublicMost Android developers have or are in the process of making the jump from Eclipse to Android Studio. As a long-time user of Eclipse, I think Google's decision to move its tools away from Eclipse to IntelliJ was a smart one. The IntelliJ environment ...and more »
Gotta Be MobileNexus 4 Android 5.0.1 Update: What You Need to KnowGotta Be MobileEarlier this month, Google started pushing out the Nexus 4 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update, a bug fixer that it hopes will tackle some of the bigger Android 5.0 Lollipop problems plaguing Nexus users. With that in mind, we want to take a […]
GigaomPebble 2.3 For Android Brings Interactive Notifications, Will Work With ...TechCrunchPebble's upcoming Android software release will introduce support for directly replying to messages and performing other actions right from the watch based on inbound notifications. The 2.3 software update effectively makes Pebble compatible with apps ...Todoist's productivity tools arrive on your wrist with Android Wear […]
Google releases Android 5.0.1 images for Nexus 5ZDNetHowever, Funky Android has published a log of the changes included in the Android Open Source Project - that is, the changes in 5.0.1 before Google tweaked it for different devices. Device owners can install the updates themselves based on Google's 5.0 ...
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How a Young Entrepreneur's Moment of Clarity Sparked His Journey to a 6 ...EntrepreneurContributor Peter Voogd says when he was a rookie salesman, he struggled with inconsistent income and low productivity. "I was playing the victim role. I was blaming the economy, my company, lack of resources and my location," admitted the young ...
Oops, I'm an Entrepreneur! 12 Signs You May Be an Accidental EntrepreneurHuffington PostLooking back at my life, I believe I grew up with an entrepreneurial spirit, although I didn't see this at the time. My dad is a doctor and together with my mom who is a nurse, they created their own medical practice, which […]
Thirsty curlers 'keep the lights on' for beer entrepreneurThe Globe and MailOne of the problems in producing, marketing and selling a beer aimed at golfers is the limited window occupied by what is, for most customers, a summer sport. That was the headache facing Geoff Tait, the founder of Triple Bogey Brewing & Golf Co […]
Entrepreneur Sean Parker pledges $24 million for creation of allergy research ...San Jose Mercury NewsSilicon Valley entrepreneur Sean Parker announced Tuesday that he will donate $24 million over the next two years to the Stanford University School of Medicine to establish an allergy research center. To be named the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy ...and […]
EntrepreneurThis Company Sold $180000 Worth of Actual B.S. on Black FridayEntrepreneurIt's safe to say that Cards Against Humanity, the wildly successful card game company, isn't willing to play into the carnival of consumerism that is Black Friday. Last year, the company offered a “once-in-a-lifetime” price hike that resulted ...and more »
Robert Langer named Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year 2015Cornell ChronicleEntrepreneurship at Cornell has named Robert Langer '70, the David H. Koch Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year 2015. He will be honored in November 2015 during Cornell's annual ...
How to Survive Every Entrepreneur's Worst NightmareEntrepreneurDecember 16, 2014. Every entrepreneur has had the nightmare: A disaster strikes or an emergency comes up that demands your immediate attention, forcing you to step away from your business for a while. How would your team handle you not being there?and more »
EntrepreneurThe 5 Best Conferences for Entrepreneurs to Attend in 2015EntrepreneurThese conferences are valuable opportunities to network with other entrepreneurs. That can lead to new business or joint ventures. Smart entrepreneurs see conferences as investing in themselves and their business, but you have to pick the right ...
50 Signs You Are Married to an EntrepreneurEntrepreneurAll marriages come with all different types of challenges and experiences. I have realized that while many of these marriage/partner experiences are similar to other couples', there is a whole new dimension in marriages involving an entrepreneur. The ...and more »
EntrepreneurWhat Does Your Style Say About You as an Entrepreneur?EntrepreneurAs an entrepreneur, your uniform shows commitment, consistency and strong brand awareness. However, even if you are a creature of habit, it is nice to switch things up every once and a while. You'll want to show a splash personality by adding surprise ...
With more and more unnecessary services and products being offered for people to choose, iToxic can be created where people's minds and spirits are pre-occupied with unnecessary toxic clutter. iToxic is a problem in today's society, as the chain reaction of problems can occur, resulting in the necessity of detoxification. Detoxifying the toxicity will result in a more holistic and calmer lifestyle that will eliminate the need and desire to always be affected by the latest and greatest things that appear to be helping people, but in reality, hurting.
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Why you should "cancel the account" you have that you aren't really using, and especially if the service provider charges you some penalty for termination. You should think twice before signing up since the service provider's methodology is to trap you so you think and delay the process to CANCEL THE ACCOUNT, and while you delay, you just continue to pay and pay and pay away...
Based on the information in your credit report, lenders calculate your credit score so they can assess the risk you pose to them before they decide whether they will give you credit. The higher your score, the less risk you pose to creditors.
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By monitoring daily or monthly activities is something unheard of by most people. It’s because staying in the dark is what the default option generally is. But if you want the light to shine, you might as well “just do it” and start monitoring your credit report so you know what is going on when […]
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If I knew the errors on my report, I wouldn’t waste any time waiting until those errors vanish away on their own. That’s not going to happen by the way. So, the longer I wait, the longer I take to build my credit to a proper level that reflects my actual credit. There’s no way […]
The simplest ways to improve your credit score is by leasing a vehicle or financing a vehicle or having some type of a credit loan. This will increase your credit score since you will be building your history of paying responsibly. But, if you have a problem with your score and you need to increase […]
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