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Charlie Strong Demanding Change In Texas Football Culture

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Charlie Strong Demanding Change In Texas Football Culture
Texas Head Football coach Charlie Strong was hired to bring an immediate change to the University of Texas' football fortunes. He is wasting no time in creating a culture of discipline and responsibility. He has moved rapidly in dismissing seven incumbent players from the program for violation of team rules. His dramatic wake up call sends a message to the players, administration, and alums that a new day has come for Longhorn football.

Musicians + Sports: Chris Daughtry’s Dream Team All-Star Athlete Band

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Musicians + Sports: Chris Daughtry’s Dream Team All-Star Athlete Band
Watch Chris Daughtry discuss pro sports alliances, his time as a high school football player and why Lebron James would front his fantasy all-athlete band.

Mary Poppins won't work for minimum wage

published about 1 hour ago
A parody from Funny or Die features Kristin Bell as Mary Poppins, who refused to work for $7.25 an hour.

Mary Poppins won't work for minimum wage

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You'd think magical powers would entitle Mary Poppins to more than $7.25 an hour.

Why Amazon's Profits Since '97 Are Less Than Facebook's in 2 Years

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In a tale of two companies, the earnings reports of Amazon and Facebook this week show how the tech sector is playing out in vastly different ways.


Destination Maternity Drops Bid for Mothercare

published about 2 hours ago
Maternity-apparel retailer Destination Maternity Corp. dropped its bid to buy U.K.'s Mothercare PLC in what would have been the first U.S. retail chain to try ... more

Lyft Reaches Deal in New York

published about 3 hours ago
Lyft Reaches Deal in New York
Ride-sharing app Lyft Inc. has agreed to use only commercial drivers in New York City and follow state and local law as it prepares to ... more

Mexico's Femsa Turns to Pricing, Cost Controls to Counter Tax

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Mexican beverage and convenience store conglomerate Fomento Económico Mexicano SAB increased its operating profit during the second quarter.

There's No Flying in Drone School

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There's No Flying in Drone School
With a coming boom expected in the unmanned-aircraft industry, universities and colleges are scrambling to train pilots. But thanks to government rules, they can't actually ... more

Hotel chain tries out fitness-friendly brand in Rockville

published about 5 hours ago
Between organic cocktails, personal yoga mats and paleo-friendly meals, Even Hotels is hoping it’s got the most health conscious of travelers covered. The newest brand ... more
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Twitch rich as Google flicks $1bn hitch switch, claims snitch

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Gameplay streaming biz and search king refuse to deny fresh gobble rumors Google and Twitch were tight-lipped this morning in California – amid swirling rumors ... more

Indie ISP gives customers a 'Netflix Warning'

published about 5 hours ago
The side of Net Neutrality you don't often hear A pioneering American community ISP is telling customers that Netflix should spend more time improving its ... more

Feel free to BONK on the TUBE, says Transport for London

published about 6 hours ago
Plus: Almost NOBODY uses pay-by-bonk on buses - Visa From 16 September you will be able to pay for your journey on the London Underground ... more

Audio tech upstart DTS takes on Wi-Fi speaker juggernaut Sonos

published about 7 hours ago
Wireless speaker tech market gets feisty Audio tech supplier DTS is taking on Sonos’ wireless speakers with its Play-Fi tech, which it claims employs open ... more

The XP factor gives MEGA-DISTIE Ingram Q2 sales a boost

published about 8 hours ago
Just don't ask about operating profits... The tills rang often for massive global distie Ingram Micro during its second calendar quarter, helped by frenzied PC ... more

Lenders up pressure on Cyprus to call in bad loans

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Lenders up pressure on Cyprus to call in bad loans
International lenders put new pressure on Cyprus politicians Friday to agree delayed legislation on foreclosure procedures for bad loans in the latest review of compliance ... more

EU working 'swiftly' on tougher Russia Ukraine sanctions

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EU working 'swiftly' on tougher Russia Ukraine sanctions
The European Union is making swift progress on adopting much tougher economic sector sanctions against Russia for its role in the Ukraine crisis, officials said ... more

IMF in talks with Ukraine leaders on bailout plan

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IMF in talks with Ukraine leaders on bailout plan
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde held discussions Friday with Ukraine's leaders about the impact of recent political turmoil on the nascent IMF rescue program, ... more

Code Red In High Yield

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Code Red In High Yield
In my 20 years of managing high yield bond investments, I’ve never seen so many signals that scream caution.  Desperate to find yield, investors have ... more

Indonesia allows Freeport to resume exports from Grasberg mine

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Indonesia allows Freeport to resume exports from Grasberg mine
Indonesia on Friday granted a permit to allow the local arm of US mining giant Freeport McMoRan resume exports, six months after the government applied ... more

Shortcuts: Employees Who Leave Are increasingly Returning to the Fold

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Shortcuts: Employees Who Leave Are increasingly Returning to the Fold
LeBron James is just one example of a boomerang employee — one who leaves a job only to return. The tactic is on the rise, ... more

Retiring: The Special Challenges of Retiring From a Business You Own

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Retiring: The Special Challenges of Retiring From a Business You Own
To prevent organizational or financial hardships in retirement, owners must take time to prepare children or other relatives to take over, experts say.

Wealth Matters: Seeing a Supersize Yacht as a Job Engine, Not a Self-Indulgence

published about 9 hours ago
Wealth Matters: Seeing a Supersize Yacht as a Job Engine, Not a Self-Indulgence
Dennis Jones, owner of a superyacht that helped save a shipyard, says the spending that goes with a lavish lifestyle can do as much good ... more

Mortgages: Improving Default Rates on F.H.A. Loans

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Mortgages: Improving Default Rates on F.H.A. Loans
New research from the Urban Institute suggests reasons that V.A. mortgages are less likely to go into default than F.H.A. loans.

DealBook: Offering Small Fees, Banks Cater to Low-Income Customers

published 2 days ago
DealBook: Offering Small Fees, Banks Cater to Low-Income Customers
The products provide a different kind of payout: good will from regulators and a chance to woo customers who might one day become profitable.