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“Janice Dean, the Weather Machine”

“Janice Dean, the Weather Machine”

FOX News’ Senior Meteorologist Janice Dean talks with Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about hurricane season, her Freddy the Frogcaster book series and why she’d prefer not to face a storm head-on. The Atlantic hurricane season officially begins on June 1 and, according to Janice Dean, 2015 isn’t likely to produce ...

“Chef Robert Irvine has 2 days and $10,000 to do the impossible!”

“Chef Robert Irvine has 2 days and $10,000 to do the impossible!”

Using the above statement as its premise, Food Network’s reality program Restaurant: Impossible premiered in January 2011. Within those time and dollar constraints, Chef Robert Irvine must resuscitate a failing restaurant, and hopefully, launch it to profitability. Irvine’s culinary training began with the Royal Navy, and he later cooked in the White ...

Republican Pollster Frank Luntz Discusses Upcoming Nominations

Republican Pollster Frank Luntz Discusses Upcoming Nominations

Republican pollster Frank Luntz, president and founder of Luntz Global Partners, talks with Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about his fascination with words and communication, who he thinks could win the GOP nomination, and whether he sees a female president in America’s future. Frank Luntz has counseled the who’s who ...

Bar Rescue-Giving Failing Bars A Second Chance

Bar Rescue-Giving Failing Bars A Second Chance

Reality TV series Bar Rescue premiered on the Spike Channel in 2011. It stars Jon Taffer, an industry consultant specializing in nightclubs and pubs. Taffer and his team of industry experts use their considerable expertise for their rescues, focusing on everything from specialty drink recipes to physical makeovers. In addition, ...

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clark Takes The Side of His Fellow Law Enforcement

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clark Takes The Side of His Fellow Law Enforcement

Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. talks with Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about why he will continue to speak out in support of his peers in law enforcement and why he believes dissent is healthy for democracy. In the nearly nine months following the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown ...

CNBC’s Sharon Epperson: Taking A Fresh and New look At Your Financial Health

CNBC’s Sharon Epperson: Taking A Fresh and New look At Your Financial Health

CNBC’s Sharon Epperson talks with Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about what Americans can do to ensure their financial health, the importance of savings and why it’s good to be honest with your kids about money. April is National Financial Literacy Month and what better time than spring—the season of new ...

A Successful Entrepreneur  Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is

A Successful Entrepreneur Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is

  CNBC’s reality television show, The Profit, premiered in 2013. Each episode finds Marcus Lemonis offering struggling small businesses capital investment and his expertise in exchange for an ownership stake in the company. After the deal is accepted, he focuses on saving the business and making himself a profit ― even if it ...

Host of “The Willis Report”, Gerri Willis: What To Look Out For This Tax Season

Host of “The Willis Report”, Gerri Willis: What To Look Out For This Tax Season

FOX Business Network’s Gerri Willis talks with Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about her special tax season coverage on “The Willis Report,” what taxpayers should be mindful of this year and what she enjoys most about hosting her own show. The April 15 deadline to file tax returns is fast approaching ...

Shark Tank

Shark Tank

In November 2014, Shark Tank aired its 100th episode — a testament to the reality show’s continuing popularity.  Produced by hit maker Mark Burnett (Survivor, The Apprentice, The Voice), Shark Tank premiered August 9, 2009 on ABC. The show features a panel of potential investors, called "The Sharks", who consider offers from aspiring ...

Eddie Deen’s Rock Star Texas Barbecue

Eddie Deen’s Rock Star Texas Barbecue

Eddie Deen, president of Eddie Deen & Company, talks with Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about the origins of his famous barbecue, how he inspires and motivates his employees and his “Internal Freedom” life skills course. If there’s a rock star of Texas barbecue, it’s Eddie Deen. In the restaurant and ...

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FBI Looking Into Chemical Weapons Threat Against Planes FBI Looking Into Chemical Weapons Threat Against Planes

A plane comes in to land at Dulles airport in Virginia, outside Washington, on September 20, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images) The following is an excerpt from Pete Williams | May 25, 2015 | msnbc.com | The FBI is looking into a series of threats phoned in Monday morning by a single person, claiming chemical weapons were aboard airplanes. The threats are not deemed credible, but the information has been passed along to the airlines anyway, ... Read More

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Salesforce-Microsoft Talks Collapsed, Says CNBC, as Softie Offered $84, Benioff Asked $107 Salesforce-Microsoft Talks Collapsed, Says CNBC, as Softie Offered $84, Benioff Asked $107

The following is an excerpt from Tiernan Ray | May 22, 2015 | Barrons.com | It didn’t take long: A day after the dust settled on chatter about Salesforce.com (CRM) being a buy-out target of Microsoft (MSFT) or Oracle (ORCL), based on stronger-than-expected results from Salesforce, CNBC‘s David Faber this afternoon re-opens the matter, reporting that “Microsoft and Salesforce did have significant talks earlier this spring about a purchase of Salesforce by Microsoft,” citing multiple unnamed sources. The talks broke down on ... Read More

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Loan Recovery Eludes India’s Banks, Even As Growth Rate Beats China Loan Recovery Eludes India’s Banks, Even As Growth Rate Beats China

The following is an excerpt from Reuters | May 25, 2015 | ibtimes.com | A recovery in India's credit growth could elude the country's banks until early 2016, despite an economy that in the first three months of this year is expected to have outpaced China. A 12.6 percent growth rate in lending in the fiscal year that ended on March 31 was the lowest in almost two decades, and would have been lower but for a surge in the last two ... Read More

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Russia OKs Draft Deal On Free Trade Between Eurasian Economic Union, Vietnam Russia OKs Draft Deal On Free Trade Between Eurasian Economic Union, Vietnam

The following is an excerpt from rt.com | May 25, 2015 | The Russian government has approved a draft agreement for a free trade zone between the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and Vietnam. The deal is supposed to double bilateral trade and see the EEU more involved in integration processes in the Asia-Pacific. “Implementation of the agreement will boost bilateral trade and promote trade and economic ties between the participants; it will also solve the problem of involving the Eurasian Economic Union ... Read More

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Merger of Chinese Startup Rivals Tests Cooperative Spirit Merger of Chinese Startup Rivals Tests Cooperative Spirit

The following is an excerpt from By GILLIAN WONG | May 20, 2015 | WSJ.com | HANGZHOU–In the cutthroat world of China’s Internet startups, how can former rivals, having combined to form the country’s largest ride hailing business, learn to work together? The secret, one top executive says, is constant internal reminders to set aside the past and start anew. And: Stay in crisis mode. China’s two dominant ride-hailing apps, Didi Dache and Kuaidi Dache, until recently were locked in a fierce ... Read More

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In Rare Admission Of Guilt, Wall St. Banks Say They Rigged Markets In Rare Admission Of Guilt, Wall St. Banks Say They Rigged Markets

The following is an excerpt from KATE GIBSON | May 20, 2015 | CBSNews.com | Last Updated May 20, 2015 2:35 PM EDT Five of the world's largest banks have plead guilty to federal charges including manipulating the global foreign exchange market and rigging a benchmark interest rate that affects the cost of credit card, vehicle and other loans. Citicorp (C), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Barclays (BCS) and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) agreed to pay more than $5 billion for conspiring to fix ... Read More

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PayPal Owes $25 Million for Tricking Customers Into Using Its Online Credit Service PayPal Owes $25 Million for Tricking Customers Into Using Its Online Credit Service

The following is an excerpt from Alison Griswold | May 20, 2015 | Slate.com | PayPal is probably best known for helping customers use their bank accounts, credit cards, or debit cards in online transactions. But as a big financial payments company, PayPal also offers lots of other products. One of them is PayPal Credit, a “simple, flexible credit line” from Comenity Capital Bank that can be built into your basic PayPal account. The “cool thing” about PayPal Credit, PayPal explains ... Read More

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Secrets Of The Bin Laden Treasure-Trove Secrets Of The Bin Laden Treasure-Trove

The following is an excerpt from Peter Bergen | May 20, 2015 | CNN.com | (CNN)In his final years hiding in a compound in Pakistan, Osama bin Laden was a man who at once showed great love and interest in his own family while he coldly drew up quixotic plans for mass casualty attacks on Americans, according to documents seized by Navy SEALs the night he was killed. On Wednesday morning, the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence released an ... Read More

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Federal Government Announces Plan To Bolster Honeybee, Butterfly Populations Federal Government Announces Plan To Bolster Honeybee, Butterfly Populations

The following is an excerpt from Associated Press | May 19, 2015 | Foxnews.com | WASHINGTON – The federal government hopes to reverse America's declining honeybee and monarch butterfly populations by making more federal land bee-friendly, spending more money on research and considering the use of less pesticides. Scientists say bees -- crucial to pollinate many crops -- have been hurt by a combination of declining nutrition, mites, disease, and pesticides. The federal plan is an "all hands on deck" strategy that ... Read More

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Reddit’s Plan to Send Internet Trolls Packing Reddit’s Plan to Send Internet Trolls Packing

The following is an excerpt from By ALYSSA NEWCOMB | May 15, 2015 | abcnews.com |  For nearly a decade, Reddit has been everything from a conduit for intelligent conversation to a dumping ground for questionable content. When it comes to cracking down on users, Reddit has long been averse to rules, and instead, let its millions-strong community police the boards. Reddit Cracks Down on Nude Photos Months After Celebrity Hacking Scandal But in a blog post on Thursday titled "Promote ideas, protect ... Read More

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