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Chinese censorship of LinkedIn could affect proposed IPO

China has blocked access to LinkedIn amid a wave of calls for a Chinese “Jasmine Revolution.” LinkedIn became inaccessible in China after a user on the the career networking site posted messages inspired by protests in Tunisia and Egypt that toppled authoritarian regimes. Chinese censorship comes at a bad time for LinkedIn because its plans

EA Madden Monopoly Bleeds Gamers For Nearly $1 Trillion

So claims a lawsuit by gamers I enjoy playing video games. I’ve gone through stages in my life where I’ve alternated between being an avid player who couldn’t wait to get his hands on the latest and the greatest of any genre of game and the specialist who will only touch certain game types. I’ve
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Free Car Media Says You Could Get Paid to Drive

Everyone’s gone Free Car Media crazy Want to get paid to drive your car? Get in line. Free Car Media is the latest craze for people seeking extra cash — and that’s 98 percent of the population. It’s a fabulous idea. Free Car Media says people can get paid to drive cars that have large
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Steve Jobs announces Apple iPad, world freaks out

How ’bout them Apples From the looks of Twitter, Facebook and Google trends, the Apple press conference, including the release of the iPad, is the only thing going on in the world today. Google news says something about a Toyota recall and Holocaust Remembrance Day, but it’s pretty clear that everyone in the world is
File photo composite of ESPN sideline reporter Jeannine Edwards (left) and ESPN announcer Ron Franklin (right).

Ron Franklin loses bowl job over remarks to Jeannine Edwards

Ron Franklin may be highly esteemed for his work as a college football announcer for ESPN, but his workplace acumen when it comes to dealing with the opposite sex clearly leaves a great deal to be desired. According to Sports By Brooks, Franklin was pulled from his announcing duties on Saturday’s Fiesta Bowl radio broadcast

Rogue Burger | Rogue States Burgers forced to move out of DuPont

In a legal debate that has pitted burgers against lawyers, Washington, D.C., burger shop Rogue States Burgers has been forced to shut down. While the debate sounds a bit crazy, the law firm that sued had a case a judge found legitimate. Burger lovers aren’t at a loss, though, as Rogue States Burgers is already
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Mikhail Prokhorov to Buy Nets, Team to Move to Brooklyn

Russian billionaire takes over basketball team What would you do if you had billions of dollars? If you were Mikhail Prokhorov, you’d buy a basketball team — or at least most of one. New York Daily News confirms that Mikhail Prokhorov, who is worth more than $9 billion, will become the new majority owner of
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7-Eleven beer | Private label alcohol at 7-Eleven

The corner 7-Eleven store may be ubiquitous, but Seven Eleven will soon be adding 7-11 beer to the long list of offerings. After the fairly successful release of Yosemite Road Seven Eleven wine, the chain is capitalizing on the growing popularity of “budget” alcohol. Priced between $1.49 for a 24-ounce single and $8.99 for a
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Dendreon and Provenge make good with FDA

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Provenge, a anti-cancer vaccine made by Dendreon, for use in treating prostate cancer.  The drug is the first anti-cancer vaccine to get FDA approval.  The drug was found to extend the life of cancer patients by a median of four months.  That said, the process behind the vaccine
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Wisconsin passes payday lending regulations

After deliberations of some time, Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle signed the bill that put further regulations on payday lending in Wisconsin.  There are a bevy of new rules regarding Wisconsin payday lenders, but most significant is the outlawing of title loans in the state.  The bill also contained regulatory statutes for other industries, including dairy
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Black Friday 2009: Sears Black Friday Now

Sears – Black Friday Deals Before Black Friday 2009! I am so looking forward to Black Friday 2009. I’ve been waiting all year for this day to come and boy, with all the hot deals I’ve discovered, I’m afraid I might need an installment loan if I don’t reach my Black Friday budget goal. One
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ACORN Urges Pimps and Prostitutes to Lie to the IRS

“Social activism” taxpayers shouldn’t have to pay for If you’re familiar with what ACORN (the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) does to “serve” American society, then you know that they’ve managed to do a great deal of harm in the name of “social justice.” Not only did they play a large role in
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Flippa | Great domain marketplace or expensive storefront?

The domain-selling marketplace Flippa has recently staged somewhat of a coup., the original URL for what became Facebook, is for sale on Flippa. Many domain buyers and sellers, though, are concerned that Flippa is simply too expensive to use. FaceMash on Flippa Flippa, which is a website that is a marketplace for domains, recently
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More people are getting bank loans and buying houses

The number of people getting bank loans for houses is increasing. Existing home sales crept up over November for the third increase in four months. However, sales are far below the levels that were seen last year. More homes being sold and bank loans taken out for purchases The housing market is still struggling to
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Barnes and Noble Nook Competes with Kindle

E-book reader market expands We all saw it coming. Well, at least people who are even mildly interested in e-book readers saw it coming. The Barnes and Noble Nook has entered the scene as the next big contender in the market for devices used to electronically read books. A few other companies have or will

A small loan can create big returns with the right business

Financing is available for those who qualify A small loan can be the beginning of something big. For those who have dreamt of creating their own business, it is a great time to start the process. Though it may be contrary to logic since the economy has been labored, experts are saying that isn’t true.
A happy man and woman are interviewing a prospective new female candidate for a job. Paychex makes it easy for such employers to know just how much tax credit they'll receive for that employee via the federal HIRE Act.

Paychex offers business owners info on HIRE Act

Paychex, Inc., a payroll, HR and employer benefits outsourcing firm that has been serving small- to medium-sized businesses since 1971, is now hosting a dedicated Web page that will enable business owners to learn about how the new federal HIRE Act works and receive credit counseling regarding applicable tax credits. Owners will also be able