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Obama Administration Asks Court To Lift Executive Action Freeze Obama Administration Asks Court To Lift Executive Action Freeze

The following is an excerpt from Amanda Sakuma | February 23, 2015 | msnbc.com | The Obama administration is asking a federal court in Texas to lift the freeze on enrollment for the president’s sweeping immigration actions and allow the program to move forward as planned. The Department of Justice filed notice Monday asking for an emergency stay after U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen last week blocked the implementation of the president’s executive actions just days before the measures were set ... Read More

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Putin: France, Germany Genuinely Want To Find Compromise Over E. Ukraine Putin: France, Germany Genuinely Want To Find Compromise Over E. Ukraine

The following is an excerpt from RT.com | February 23, 2015 | The leaders of France and Germany genuinely want to find a compromise that would help end the conflict in eastern Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in his latest interview. Speaking to Rossiya 1 TV channel on the conflict and the breakthrough of the Minsk agreement, Putin said that “it seemed to me , have a genuine desire to find such compromise solutions that would lead to the final settlement ...” He ... Read More

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Airlines: Yes, It’s All About Oil…But It Won’t Be That Way Forever Airlines: Yes, It’s All About Oil…But It Won’t Be That Way Forever

The following is an excerpt from Ben Levisohn | February 23, 2015 | Barrons.com | Say what you will about improvements at United Continental (UAL), American Airlines (AAL), Delta Air Lines (DAL) and the like: Right now, it’s all about oil prices: Over the past few weeks we have seen airlines trade with a near perfect negative correlation to the performance of WTI …The decline in oil prices has brought with it a sharper focus on industry discipline, and the major carriers maintaining ... Read More

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Google Strikes Back At Apple Pay With Deal To Put Google Wallet On More Smartphones Google Strikes Back At Apple Pay With Deal To Put Google Wallet On More Smartphones

The following is an excerpt from Luke Villapaz | February 23, 2015 | ibtimes.com | The mobile payment war is heating up. Looking to boost its presence in the growing mobile payment market, Google has teamed with carrier-backed Softcard to get Google Wallet on even more phones. Under the deal, Google Wallet will be pre-installed on Android phones sold by T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon Wireless later this year. The mobile service functions similarly to Apple Pay, by allowing consumers to use their ... Read More

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Volvo Vows the First Self-Driving Car in Customers’ Hands by 2017 Volvo Vows the First Self-Driving Car in Customers’ Hands by 2017

The following is an excerpt from Justin Hyde | February 19, 2015 | Yahoo.com | Volvo Vows the First Self-Driving Car in Customers' Hands by 2017 If self-driving technology has seemed more like science fiction than fact so far, it’s because of not just the limits of the software, but the legal rules as well. All trials of self-driving vehicles in the United States so far have involved a handful of corporate employees in just a few states, and even then the results ... Read More

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Record-Breaking Cold Set to Hit Eastern U.S. Record-Breaking Cold Set to Hit Eastern U.S.

The following is an excerpt from Eliana Dockterman | February 18, 2015 | Time.com | The Midwest and East Coast will suffer through subzero temperatures on Thursday and Friday Meteorologists are predicting parts of the eastern United States could experience historically low temperatures over the next few days thanks to a cold spell called the “Siberian Express.” The National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center details that temperatures in the upper and middle Mississippi Valley and Tennessee Valley, all the way to the Carolinas ... Read More

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Samsung Buys LoopPay, All But Confirming New Apple Pay Rival Samsung Buys LoopPay, All But Confirming New Apple Pay Rival

The following is an excerpt from Shara Tibken | February 18, 2015 | cnet.com | Samsung has acquired mobile payments startup LoopPay, as good a sign as any that it will soon launch a competitor to Apple Pay. The company didn't disclose the terms of the deal Wednesday but said it stemmed from an existing partnership with LoopPay. Samsung plans to show off a new mobile payments offering at its Galaxy S6 smartphone launch on March 1, according to sources. "Our goal has always ... Read More

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How Nascar Plans To Turn Its Survival Story Into A Decade Of Success How Nascar Plans To Turn Its Survival Story Into A Decade Of Success

The following is an excerpt from Chris Smith | February 18, 2015 | Forbes.com | This time six years ago, you could be excused if you thought Nascar was on its way out. TV viewership was down 21% from its 2005 highs, and ad spending fell by 16% in a time when the value of live TV properties was beginning to surge. Live race attendance crashed and tracks were forced to slash ticket prices, even for major draws like the Daytona ... Read More

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Commodity Stocks With Insider Buying: Amur Minerals, Pershing Gold, Oasis Petroleum Commodity Stocks With Insider Buying: Amur Minerals, Pershing Gold, Oasis Petroleum

The beginning of the year was quite a challenge for the stock market as oil prices continue to fall, affecting a lot of equities and commodities. Per the Wall Street Journal, crude inventories in the US increased by 10.1 million barrels, reaching a total of 397.9 million barrels, the highest figure ever recorded for January reserves since 1931. That puts the price of a barrel to just under $48 now, according to the Business Times. The surplus is pervasive, not just ... Read More

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Sony Releases Google Glass Alternative Sony Releases Google Glass Alternative

The following is an excerpt from ALYSSA NEWCOMB | February 17, 2015 | abcnews.go.com | With Google back at the drawing board for Glass, Sony has seized the opportunity by releasing its own version of augmented reality glasses. Perhaps the biggest difference between both pairs of futuristic eyewear is the price. At $840, Sony's developer version of its SmartEyeglass is about half the price Google Glass was sold for until sales were halted in January. The group behind Glass announced a reorganization and plans ... Read More

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