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Elizabeth Warren: Dems must "stand up and fight"

While an increasingly unpopular President Obama seems to be on a self-imposed Rose Garden strategy this election, one Democrat is in demand on the campaign trail: Sen. Elizabeth Warren.<p>She's an unabashed progressive from Massachusetts, a Democrat who thinks Democrats are too timid and a populist …

Peter King Slams Doctors On Ebola, Suggests Ebola Went Airborne

"The doctors were absolutely certain that this can not be transmitted and it was not airborne and yet we find out the people who have contracted it were wearing all protective gear."<p>Republican Rep. Peter King thinks the doctors are wrong on Ebola, suggesting the deadly virus might have mutated and …

Disease

DeSalvo Leaving ONC To Work On U.S. Ebola Response

Dr. Karen DeSalvo is leaving her post as head of the U.S. government’s Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to assist Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell with the department’s response to the Ebola epidemic.<p>DeSalvo, officially named …

The Most Ridiculous Excuses For Skipping Work

For the last 10 years, job listing site CareerBuilder has put out a list it calls “The Most Unbelievable Excuses for Calling in Sick.” Last year an employee said he couldn’t come in because his false teeth flew out the window while he was driving down the highway. Another claimed that someone had …

2014's Best Corporate Holiday Gifts For Professional Women

Corporate gift giving is on the rise as the economy is growing more quickly than in past years. Gift giving slumped from 2008 through 2012, but in 2013, many merchants saw their best year yet. Even more promising, 2014 is on target to surpass last year. Here are a few gifting trends to share, and …

Can you will yourself to be a morning person?

Like many people, Dennis Breier can’t fit his workday into just eight hours.<p>For years the Chicago-based wealth manager would squeeze in extra time late at night — from about 22:00 to 01:00 — to answer email and finish the day’s projects. He’d go to bed at 01:30 and wake up at 07:30.<p>But with four …

Sleep

How to buy rare books the right way

A chance encounter with a rare book changed the course of Subbiah Yadalam’s life.<p>Though Yadalam had been an avid book buyer since he was 10, he stumbled across a book at the Bangalore Club library in 2004, which opened up a world he never knew existed.<p>Castes and Tribes of Southern India, a …

Books

Your employees don’t care? Get them back in the game

If you think the best way to keep people engaged at the office is to make nice and ban negativity, Emma Parry has a story to tell you.<p>Parry is a research fellow in human resource management at Cranfield University School of Management in England. She participated in a case study a couple years ago …

Employee Engagement

Quick and easy ways to build an emergency fund

Life is full of surprises. Many good, but some unforeseen events can be costly.<p>A leaky roof, costly hospital bill, a sudden job loss or even just a drop in pay can quickly drain your savings.<p>That’s why financial planners recommend that people have three to six months’ worth of household expenses in …

Personal Finance

Apptitude: Citymapper gets travelers where they’re going

For globe-trotters with a decent data plan, Citymapper points the way, whether you’re on foot, pedaling a bike, using public transit, hailing a cab or visiting with a jetpack from the future.<p>Citymapper, launched in London in 2011 as Busmapper, has spread to Washington, New York, Boston, San …

@Work Advice: When your male co-workers won’t discuss pay

<b>Reader:</b> I am a project engineer, and the only female in my department, at a large defense contractor. In my 17 years at this company, management has yet to share any pay ranges for different jobs. When I have hinted around about salaries with my male co-workers, they all say they were told to never …

Hunting ISIS's Mystery Planes

While Syrian officials seem sure the two planes were wiped out, others remain uncertain.<p>Concerns about ISIS's future plans mounted last week when the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told Reuters that the Islamic State had access to three captured military jets, which they were using to train …

Mark Zuckerberg's Calculated Move to Learn Mandarin

Five years after being firewalled, the company and its founder have not given up on China.<p>When Mark Zuckerberg spoke Chinese during an appearance Wednesday at Beijing's Tsinghua University, the Facebook CEO smiled and dismissed his linguistic chops. "My Chinese is really <i>zaogao</i>," he said, using the …

Amazon's Spending Problem Worries Investors

Despite rising sales, Amazon's operating losses in the last quarter were the highest in the company's history.<p>Amazon reported disappointing earnings today and that sent shares plummeting about 12 percent in after-hours trading. Analysts were ready for a loss, expecting to take a hit of $0.74 per …

Ebola Reaches Mali

The West African country is now the sixth in the region to be affected by the outbreak.<p>Less than a week after two West African countries successfully rid themselves of Ebola, another has announced its first case of the disease. In a television address on Thursday, Mali’s health minister, Ousmane …

Northrop must face whistleblower anti-missile lawsuit: U.S. judge | Reuters

(Reuters) - A Chicago federal judge on Thursday rejected Northrop Grumman Corp’s bid to dismiss a lawsuit by a former employee who accused the defense contractor of defrauding the U.S. government in performing a contract to develop a missile defense system for commercial aircraft.<p>A UAV helicopter …

Hurricane Gonzalo's damages in Bermuda estimated at least $200 mln | Reuters

(Reuters) - Hurricane Gonzalo caused between $200 million and $400 million in insured losses over the weekend on Bermuda, according to an estimate by AIR Worldwide, a Boston-based catastrophe modeling company.<p>A woman walks around debris after Hurricane Gonzalo passed through the Royal Naval …

How the Penguins and the NHL honored Ottawa shooting victims

Spectators of two American hockey teams joined together to sing the Canadian national anthem to honor victims of a deadly shooting in Canada's …

Will this shocking atheist pamphlet be handed out in some Florida schools?

An atheist group's plan to distribute a sexually explicit pamphlet, invoking the Bible, at some Florida high schools is at the center of a dispute …

Microsoft profits beat expectations despite Nokia drag

<b>Microsoft has reported a fall in profits as a result of costs related to job cuts and its purchase of Nokia's smartphone business earlier this year.</b><p>The software giant made $4.5bn (£2.8bn) in the three months to September, 13% lower than the same time last year.<p>"Integrations and restructuring …

Ebola crisis: Mali confirms first infection case

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1118000/1118463_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524775200_1fbc9a4ad025393e1d6bc739f9deb0c5<p><b>The Mali government has confirmed the first case of Ebola in the country.</b><p>It said a two-year-old girl had tested positive for the haemorrhagic virus. …

US returns smuggled ancient artefacts to Peru

<b>The US has returned about 20 ancient artefacts - some more than 1,800 years old - to Peru.</b><p>The objects include pottery and pieces looted from ancient Peruvian graves dating back from before the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th Century.<p>They were found during four separate investigations over …

Silicon Valley's billion dollar start-up failures

<b>The US tech start-up scene is often associated with glamour, cash and companies with astronomical valuations. Just look at the multibillion dollar flotations of Facebook and Twitter.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessConnecting India's offline millionsThe world's fastest ambulanceWhen does …

Job centres to get digital makeover

<b>The government is investing in a digital revamp of the UK's job centres.</b><p>Electronic pads that recognise job seekers' signatures using biometric software will be installed at centres around the UK, along with PC workstations and free wi-fi.<p>The computers operate on the government's network and share …

Three Questions Surrounding BP’s Puzzling Politico Piece

<i>Politico Magazine</i> on Wednesday published an editorial from oil major BP titled “No, BP Didn’t Ruin the Gulf.” It went poorly for everyone …

Democrats Remain Optimistic About Senate, Gubernatorial Races

Robert Siegel talks with Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz ahead of the midterm elections.<p>Transcript<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:<p>This week, with the November elections less than two weeks off, we are hearing from the chairs of the Democratic and Republican national …

Democrats Positioned to Elect Republican Congressman in Washington State

The question these days in central Washington is not whether a Democrat or a Republican will represent the Congressional district, but what kind of …

Agent's Take: Philip Rivers is on his way to joining the $20 million QB club

Philip Rivers is playing like an MVP, and he's going to soon be paid like one.<p>What a difference 15 months makes. When the San Diego Chargers opened …

NFL

Ottawa shooting suspect tied to jihadists

The Ottawa gunman had "connections" to jihadists in Canada who shared a radical Islamist ideology, including at least one who went overseas to fight in Syria, multiple U.S. sources told CNN on Thursday.<p>However, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird told CNN's Christiane Amanpour that there is "no …