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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 ...

Advancing Entrepreneurship

Advancing Entrepreneurship

There are some 1250 business incubators in the USA, according to the National Business Incubator Association (NBIA). Business incubators are dedicated to startup and early-stage companies, offering business assistance services and entrepreneurial support. Although most incubators offer their clients office space and shared administrative services, the heart of a true business incubation program is the services it provides to ...

The Media Research Center, Brent Bozell

The Media Research Center, Brent Bozell

L. Brent Bozell III, founder and president of the Media Research Center, talks with Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about media bias in America, why he believes it’s time for conservatives to speak out and what he’d like to see happen in the 2016 election. Holding the national media accountable is ...

Emmy Award-winning, Investigative Journalist – Sharyl Attkisson

Emmy Award-winning, Investigative Journalist – Sharyl Attkisson

Emmy award-winning investigative journalist and author Sharyl Attkisson talks with Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about her new book, the Obama administration’s harassment of journalists and why she will continue giving voice to the untouchable stories that others won’t publish. Getting at the truth is Sharyl Attkisson’s trademark. She has won ...

Poof…Where’s Penn Jillette?

Poof…Where’s Penn Jillette?

Penn Jillette talks with Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about his long-running career, why he will always seek to expose the truth and his upcoming movie “Director’s Cut.” Illusionists Penn & Teller are celebrating 40 years as an entertainment duo this year, and they are everywhere—on TV and radio, in magazines ...

Fox News: The House That Rupert Built  PART THREE – SUCCESS BRINGS CONTROVERSY

Fox News: The House That Rupert Built PART THREE – SUCCESS BRINGS CONTROVERSY

In a 2009 New York Times article, Fox explained that its hard news programming runs from “9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on weekdays” and “ objective”. Its other broadcasts, however, consist mainly of opinion and commentary. Fox News Channel has long been accused of promoting conservative ...

PortMiami Prepares For Mega Cargo Ships

PortMiami Prepares For Mega Cargo Ships

PortMiami’s $150 million Deep Dredge project will deepen the port’s existing channel from 42 feet to 50 feet in preparation for the Panama Canal Expansion, scheduled for completion in 2016. The Deep Dredge ― scheduled for completion in 2015 ― will make PortMiami the only U.S. port south of Norfolk, Virginia, that can accommodate ...

Primary Capital’s John Leo

Primary Capital’s John Leo

Primary Capital’s John Leo talks with Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about his company’s business model, its international relationships and plans for 2015. John Leo is chairman and president of Primary Capital LLC, a full service investment banking firm registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and a member of ...

FOX Business Network Host Jamie Colby

FOX Business Network Host Jamie Colby

FOX Business Network host Jamie Colby talks with Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about her new primetime TV show, her career and why she considers herself a “happyholic.” Jamie Colby’s journey to broadcast journalism was a little atypical. After practicing entertainment law in California for 10 years, she moved to New ...

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Mars Has Nitrogen, Key To Life: NASA Mars Has Nitrogen, Key To Life: NASA

The following is an excerpt from AFP.com | March 25, 2015 | NASA's Curiosity rover has found nitrogen on the surface of Mars, a significant discovery that adds to evidence the Red Planet could once have sustained life, the space agency said. By drilling into Martian rocks, Curiosity found evidence of nitrates, compounds containing nitrogen that can be used by living organisms. The Curiosity team has already found evidence that other ingredients needed for life, such as liquid water and organic matter, once ... Read More

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Meet Sawyer, a New Robot That Wants to Revolutionize Manufacturing Meet Sawyer, a New Robot That Wants to Revolutionize Manufacturing

The following is an excerpt from Jack Linshi | March 19, 2015 | Time.com | There’s a new robot in town. Meet Sawyer, a new robot unveiled Thursday by Rethink Robotics, a Boston-based robotics company aiming to make factories more efficient, safer and more productive. Weighing in at 41.9 lbs and standing 3.3 feet tall, the one-armed Sawyer is smaller and more flexible than Rethink’s only other robot, the double-armed Baxter, which debuted in 2012. While Baxter has helped companies do heavy duty work ... Read More

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Apple’s Updated MacBook Pro With Force Touch Is The New No-Compromise MacBook Apple’s Updated MacBook Pro With Force Touch Is The New No-Compromise MacBook

The following is an excerpt from Dan Ackerman | March 17, 2015 | cnet.com | The Good Apple adds new Intel CPUs, faster memory, longer battery life and its new Force Touch trackpad to the standard 13-inch MacBook Pro, which keeps its generous selection of ports. The Bad The 2015 updates make only a minor difference to the hands-on experience, while similar high-end 13-inch laptops continue to get thinner and lighter. The Bottom Line While the upcoming 12-inch MacBook has all the buzz, this ... Read More

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Bloomberg, Gates Launch Anti-Tobacco Industry Fund Bloomberg, Gates Launch Anti-Tobacco Industry Fund

The following is an excerpt from AFP.com | March 18, 2015 | Billionaire philanthropists Michael Bloomberg and Bill Gates launched a joint fund in Abu Dhabi Wednesday to help developing countries pass tobacco-control laws in their legal battle with industry giants. The Anti-Tobacco Trade Litigation Fund, backed by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, aims "to combat the tobacco industry's use of international trade agreements to threaten and prevent countries from passing strong tobacco-control laws," its creators say. "We are at ... Read More

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Fed Drops “Patient” In Describing Timing For First Rate Hike Fed Drops “Patient” In Describing Timing For First Rate Hike

The following is an excerpt from AP | March 18, 2015 | CBSNews.com | The Federal Reserve is signaling that it's edging closer to raising interest rates from record lows in light of a strengthening job market. The Fed no longer says it will be "patient" in starting to raise its benchmark rate. The central bank did say a rate increase at its next meeting in April was unlikely. Most analysts believe that dropping the word "patient" makes a rate increase in June ... Read More

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Google Chairman Gets Called Out by His Own Employee for Interrupting a Female Panelist at SXSW Google Chairman Gets Called Out by His Own Employee for Interrupting a Female Panelist at SXSW

The following is an excerpt from Amanda Marcotte | March 17, 2015 | Slate.com | South by Southwest Interactive has been stepping up its programming on social justice and diversity in the tech world, but, as Karissa Bell of Mashable reports, an incident at a panel on Monday shows how far the tech world really has to go: On Monday, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and acclaimed Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson were wrapping up a SXSW Interactive panel that had focused on ... Read More

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Oil Boom Swells North Dakota Town; What Now? Oil Boom Swells North Dakota Town; What Now?

The following is an excerpt from ELIOT BROWN | March 17, 2015 | WSJ.com | WATFORD CITY, N.D.—Shale oil turned this sleepy county seat surrounded by wheat fields into a boomtown, drawing developers to build housing for a population that has more than quadrupled in five years. But with crude prices less than half of what they were nine months ago, land-rush euphoria is giving way to concerns that projects will stall and Manhattan-level apartment rents could plunge as drillers cut production and ... Read More

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Poll: Hillary Clinton Still Tops In 2016 Poll: Hillary Clinton Still Tops In 2016

The following is an excerpt from Jennifer Agiesta | March 18, 2015 | CNN.com | Washington (CNN)Hillary Clinton continues to be a dominant force heading into the 2016 presidential election, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. The former secretary of state maintains a broad lead over the field of potential Democratic challengers she could face in a nomination contest and sizable advantages over the leading contenders from the Republican side in general election match-ups. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush tops the possible field ... Read More

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How to Sync Your Family’s Music, Movies and E-Books So Everybody’s Happy How to Sync Your Family’s Music, Movies and E-Books So Everybody’s Happy

The following is an excerpt from GEOFFREY A. FOWLER | March 17, 2015 | allthingsd.com | Dear tech companies: If you want me, accept my family, too. Gadget makers and providers of digital services too often assume you’re all by yourself, wandering the Internet, buying apps, music and books for an audience of one. In reality, you’ve got a spouse, children, grandparents, roommates, cousins, an ex or two…or those houseguests you just can’t shake. So you jump through hoops, like stealing your spouse’s ... Read More

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How Snowden Made Us Take Online Privacy Seriously How Snowden Made Us Take Online Privacy Seriously

The following is an excerpt from Marine Cole | March 16, 2015 | Thefiscaltimes.com | Nearly two years after Edward Snowden began leaking data from government surveillance programs, almost a third of American adults have changed how they use technology – though they and others could still do a lot more to protect their privacy. Snowden, the computer analyst who worked as a contractor at the National Security Agency, began leaking classified information in June 2013 about programs that spied on Americans and ... Read More

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