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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 ...

Willard “Will” G. McAndrew III, chief operating officer and director of Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc

Willard “Will” G. McAndrew III, chief operating officer and director of Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc

Willard “Will” G. McAndrew III, chief operating officer and director of Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc., talks with Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about the company’s oil projects in three states and why he believes it has an opportunity to make oil and gas history in Texas. Will McAndrew grew up in ...

How to Protect Yourself from Potential Risks

How to Protect Yourself from Potential Risks

Securities Attorney Russell Weigel talks with Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about his new book, Capital For Keeps, and why it’s so important for people raising capital to know how to protect themselves from potential risks. Russell Weigel has spent nearly a quarter of a century litigating securities cases and counseling ...

Fox News: The House That Rupert Built

Fox News: The House That Rupert Built

Fox News presents a variety of programming, 24 hours a day, with up to 15 hours of live broadcasting, in addition to programming and content for the Fox Broadcasting Company. Most programs are broadcast from Fox News headquarters in New York City, in its streetside studio on Sixth Avenue in the ...

Fox News Channel’s Anna Kooiman

Fox News Channel’s Anna Kooiman

Fox News Channel’s Anna Kooiman talks with Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about the New Year’s Eve program she is co-hosting, the most memorable news stories she has covered and what it was like to run the Boston Marathon this year. Anna Kooiman joined the Fox News Channel in 2011 as ...

Fox News: The House That Rupert Built

Fox News: The House That Rupert Built

Fox News Channel, known by most as Fox News, is a cable and satellite news television channel that is owned by the Fox Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox. As of August of last year, some 97,186,000 American households received the Fox News Channel. The channel, which broadcasts primarily from studios at Rockefeller Center in New York ...

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Is the Recent Bull Market Rally the Start of Base Metals’ Resurgence? Is the Recent Bull Market Rally the Start of Base Metals’ Resurgence?

The future of base metal has been under scrutiny ever since bearish prices began pulling it down at the outset of the year. Economists and market players are divided over its capability to regain strength amid problems in the supply segment. But recent economic developments have again pushed base metals up. Nickel, lead, zinc, aluminium, tin, and copper experienced sustained price increase in the last trading sessions. Base metals rallied on the London Metal Exchange (LME) on news that Greece is securing ... Read More

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LG Unveils First 4G Smartwatch, Based On WebOS Software LG Unveils First 4G Smartwatch, Based On WebOS Software

The following is an excerpt from Roger Cheng | February 25, 2015 | CNET.com | WebOS, the cult favorite smartphone operating system pioneered by Palm, is making a comeback in mobile thanks to LG and its latest smartwatch. LG on Thursday took the wraps off the LG Watch Urbane LTE, the first smartwatch able to connect to a high-speed 4G wireless network. The smartwatch doesn't run on Google's Android Wear software, but instead on what the Korean electronics conglomerate calls its LG Wearable ... Read More

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Exclusive: Sundar Pichai’s Plan To Keep Google Almighty Exclusive: Sundar Pichai’s Plan To Keep Google Almighty

The following is an excerpt from Miguel Helft | February 26, 2015 | Forbes.com | If it works, do it again. And again. That’s Sundar Pichai’s approach as he steps up efforts to monetize the hundreds of millions people around the globe who use Android phones amid growing investor concern that Google GOOGL +1.54%’s core business is slowing down. In an exclusive, wide-ranging interview with Forbes, the first since he became Google’s product czar in October, Pichai said that Google will begin showing ads ... Read More

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Morgan Stanley To Pay $2.6 BN To Settle Mortgage Bond Probe Morgan Stanley To Pay $2.6 BN To Settle Mortgage Bond Probe

The following is an excerpt from AFP.com | February 26, 2015 | Morgan Stanley said Wednesday it had reached a preliminary agreement with the Justice Department to pay $2.6 billion to settle a probe into its marketing of mortgage-backed securities. The settlement resolves claims the civil division of the Justice Department "indicated it intended to bring against the company," Morgan Stanley said in a securities filing. The investment bank previously described regulatory probes as focusing on the bank's packaging of securities linked to ... Read More

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Conservatives Aim to Take Campaign Tips From Obama Playbook Conservatives Aim to Take Campaign Tips From Obama Playbook

The following is an excerpt from Sam Frizell | February 25, 2015 | Time.com | They're studying the tactics used by President Obama in 2008 and 2012 Conservative organizers hope to overcome a crucial shortfall in digital savvy and voter reach ahead of the 2016 election by taking a page out of President Obama’s winning campaign playbook. “We can do better on the center-right at moving people to the polls before they close,” said Ned Ryun the founder of American Majority, a political ... Read More

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U.S. Stocks Open Flat U.S. Stocks Open Flat

The following is an excerpt from Saumya Vaishampayan And Corrie Driebusch | February 25, 2015 | WSJ.com | U.S. stocks were little changed Wednesday as investors looked ahead to a second day of testimony from Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen . The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 9.8 points, or 0.1%, to 18200. The S&P 500 slipped 1.6 points, or 0.1%, to 2114 and the Nasdaq Composite fell 6.3 points, or 0.1%, to 4962. European stocks fell modestly. France’s CAC 40 slipped 0.1% and ... Read More

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Why DNA Could Be The Future Of Data Storage Why DNA Could Be The Future Of Data Storage

The following is an excerpt from Peter Shadbolt | February 25, 2015 | CNN.com | (CNN)How long will the data last in your hard-drive or USB stick? Five years? 10 years? Longer? Already a storage company called Backblaze is running 25,000 hard drives simultaneously to get to the bottom of the question. As each hard drive coughs its last, the company replaces it and logs its lifespan. While this census has only been running five years, the statistics show a 22% attrition rate ... Read More

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Hillary Focusing On Women To Re-Brand For 2016? Hillary Focusing On Women To Re-Brand For 2016?

The following is an excerpt from CBSNews.com | February 25, 2015 | The contours of Hillary Clinton's possible White House bid are coming into focus after her first domestic speech of the year. While Clinton largely avoided women's issues in her last campaign, the former Secretary of State came out swinging on the subject at a conference of female tech workers, and has a series of events lined up over the next few weeks all dedicated to those concerns, reports CBS News ... Read More

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Who’s Responsible When a Twitter Bot Sends a Threatening Tweet? Who’s Responsible When a Twitter Bot Sends a Threatening Tweet?

The following is an excerpt from John Frank Weaver | February 25, 2015 | Slate.com | If the future of artificial intelligence is broad enough to include law-breaking robots, that future is a lot closer. Rejoice, fans of Robot & Frank. Recently, Jeffrey van der Goot of Amsterdam was questioned by police after a Twitter bot he owned autonomously composed and tweeted a death threat. While conversing with another Twitter bot, van der Goot’s Twitter bot tweeted “I seriously want to kill people” ... Read More

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1,000 Year-Old Mummified Monk Reveals More Of His Secrets 1,000 Year-Old Mummified Monk Reveals More Of His Secrets

The following is an excerpt from James Rogers | February 23, 2015 | Foxnews.com | A 1,000-year old mummified monk hidden inside a statue of Buddha has revealed more of his secrets. The Chinese statue, part of a joint exhibition between museums in Holland, Germany, Switzerland, and Hungary, is attracting plenty of attention after scientists performed a CT scan and endoscopy on the mummy inside. After a seven-month exhibition at the Drents Museum in Assen, Holland, that ended in August 2014, experts decided ... Read More

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