Listeria Outbreak Hits California and Maryland Listeria outbreak, linked to cheese, infected 8 people. One person killed by this multistate Listeria outbreak and 7 persons are also hospitalized in in California and Maryland.
Feb 22 2014, 12:43pm CST
Listeria Outbreak Causes One Death A multistate outbreak of Listeria, linked to cheese, has caused one death and seven hospitalizations in California and Maryland. Eight people were infected altogether and one of them died. Two of the affected were pregnant females.
Feb 22 2014, 3:30am CST
Gun-Toting At The IRS The IRS wields enormous power, but should agents be armed too? With all of the controversy facing the IRS and the tax system these days, it can seem doubly scary to contemplate tax collectors being armed. As Prof. Paul...
Jan 18 2014, 3:36pm CST
Best Diet Plans Diet plans are a dime a dozen. Every time New Year’s Eve comes along a spate of diet books arrive with unrealistic promises of weight loss. However, the best diet for a fit body requires an eclectic approach. A multipronged effort that uses all the diets as tools for weight reduction is the ideal norm.
Jan 18 2014, 4:13am CST
What Windows 9 Must Do To Avoid Flopping Like Windows 8 Windows 8 is a flop. It is a painful thing to say about one of the most ambitious operating systems ever released, but the stats don’t lie. It has taken half the OS market share Windows 7 did in its first 12 months (10...
Jan 17 2014, 5:01pm CST
Entrepreneurs Should Check Out This Gathering I recommend that entrepreneurs – regardless of where they live – check out the New York Tech Meetup (NYTM).
This monthly mini-conference – which sells out in minutes – fills an 860-seat auditorium and a secondary...
Jan 14 2014, 9:06am CST
Dealing With Difficult Social Media Followers Businesses today can’t avoid creating a social media presence. Generally, sites like Twitter and Facebook provide organizations a great opportunity to interact with their loyal customers, as well as get the word out...
Jan 13 2014, 11:01am CST
The hottest gadgets of CES: 3-D printers to 4K TVs The coolest tech at CES, from driverless cars to sugar printers and heat cameras for iPhones
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The biggest gadget trade show in the Americas wrapped up on Friday in Las Vegas after swamping...
Jan 12 2014, 1:16pm CST
How Silicon Valley Could Destabilize The Democratic Party Much has been written, often with considerable glee, about the worsening divide in the Republican Party between its corporate and Tea Party wings. Yet Democrats may soon face their own schism as a result of the growing...
Jan 9 2014, 3:16pm CST
Hubris: A Startup's Worst Mistake The following guest post is by Frederic Kerrest, co-founder and COO of Okta.
Many startups experienced successful exits in 2013. Others crumbled to the ground. A common cause for those failures? Exhibiting hubris. It’s...
Jan 9 2014, 9:36am CST
The 3 Pitfalls Likely To Derail Your Financial Resolutions A couple of weeks ago, I suggested 14 possible financial New Year’s resolutions for 2014. Of course, the problem with New Year’s resolutions isn’t making them. It’s following through. One study showed that most...
Jan 9 2014, 6:26am CST
A Year Of Explosive Creativity These days I feel like diving into the trenches to avoid the centenary of World War I — and all the rehashing of its causes and consequences. Was the assassination in Sarajevo really the tripwire? Did Germany’s...
Jan 8 2014, 8:11am CST
Japan Tainted Food Outbreak Causes Food Poisoning The latest crisis to hit Japan is a tainted food outbreak that has spread havoc. It has caused food poisoning in over 350 people. The company responsible for the frozen seafood laced with pesticide has apologized and recalled more than a million of the products.
Jan 8 2014, 4:00am CST
The Cost Of Social Media Fame In 2014? About $6,800 How much will social media fame cost you in 2014? At $6,800, it is probably cheaper than you thought.
This money will buy you a million Twitter followers, a million YouTube views and 20,000 likes on Facebook. As a bonus...
Jan 7 2014, 11:16am CST
Downton Abbey Makes A Powerful Case For Economic Freedom By Brian Brenberg
Season 4 of Downton Abbey opened with the Crawley family continuing to mourn the loss of Sybil and Matthew. For fans of the show, what makes their deaths so difficult is that, today, they are...
Jan 7 2014, 7:16am CST
A Startup's $100M Plan To Make Dumb Windows Smart A California startup that turns ordinary windows into intelligent light and heat blockers said Tuesday it’s raised $100 million to boost sales and manufacturing.
The company, called View, makes electrochromic windows,...
Jan 7 2014, 5:06am CST
The Weekly Oil & Gas Follies The Weekly Oil and Gas Follies – Volume 27, January 6, 2014
In which we drill down into the @GDBlackmon Twitter feed to briefly chronicle the week’s silliness, foibles, fake news and real news related to the oil and...
Jan 5 2014, 1:01pm CST
GT4 Stinger is Coming to Detroit 2014 The GT4 Stinger is a racing car par excellence that causes people to swivel their necks at its form as it rushes past them in the streets. Built by Korean automaker, Kia it is headed for USA. In particular it will showcase in the global capital of cars, Detroit 2014 in mid-January.
Jan 3 2014, 12:22pm CST
Juanita Moore Dies Juanita Moore dies at age of 99 on January 1, 2014. Juanita Moore was an Oscar-nominated American actress who worked in all three mediums of film, TV, and stage.
Jan 3 2014, 9:24am CST
GT4 Stinger by Kia Headed for Detroit 2014 The GT4 Stinger is a racing car par excellence that causes people to swivel their necks at its form as it rushes past them in the streets. Built by Korean automaker, Kia it is headed for USA. In particular it will showcase in the global capital of cars, Detroit 2014 in mid-January.
Jan 3 2014, 4:41am CST
5 New Years resolutions from a startup investor My recent post, Why Your Startup is Going to Fail, took aim at entrepreneurs. Raising money for a new business and then building out a lasting enterprise is extremely hard. The gruelling entrepreneurial process is like...
Jan 1 2014, 10:36am CST
Postage Increase to 49 Cents Causes Public Uproar The US Postal Service has been facing various fiscal pressures due to which it was forced to increase its postage price to 49 cents. This of course has caused a public uproar.
Jan 1 2014, 4:26am CST
Bitcoin's Incredible Year Last year at this time, valued at just $13.50, one Bitcoin could get you a movie ticket if you could find a theater that had 1) heard of Bitcoin and 2) accepted it. Fat chance. Luckily, Bitcoin owners had a different...
Dec 31 2013, 4:31pm CST
Cholesterol Controlling Surgery It has been found that bariatric surgery for weight loss purposes may reverse the ravages of the ageing process. Especially in obese patients who have too much bad cholesterol or happen to be diabetic, the signs of disease may become less prominent.
Dec 31 2013, 1:26pm CST
A Good Thing: Cause Marketers Came Together in 2013 For many businesses and NGOs seeking to do well by doing good, 2013 was the year in which collaboration reached new heights. In addition to typical pairings of corporations and nonprofits, we saw meaningful alliances...
Dec 31 2013, 11:36am CST
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