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LaMarcus Aldridge, one of the top NBA free agents this summer, has an $80 million incentive to sign a 1-year deal

While teams with cap space will surely try to pursue him, Aldridge has given every indication that he would like to stay with the Trail Blazers for the foreseeable future.<p>No matter where he wants to play, his best option may be to sign a one-year deal this summer and become a free agent again in …

NBA

Jon Stewart: why I quit The Daily Show

Photograph: Empics Entertainment<p>Stewart gave Barack Obama one of his toughest interviews, suggesting his 2008 election slogan should have been ‘Yes we can, …

Barack Obama

GOP contenders tangle in New Hampshire

Republicans get a glimpse of what could be a long slog of a primary.<p>NASHUA, N.H. —None of the 19 declared or likely Republican presidential candidates who descended on New Hampshire this weekend for the state’s first big GOP cattle call event came away with any sort of breakthrough moment. Instead, …

General Electric whiffs on revenue

General Electric reported earnings that beat on the bottom line but whiffed on the top line.<p>Earnings per share came in at 31 cents excluding items, just beating the estimate by one cent.<p>Revenues fell 12% to $29.4 billion and excluding the impact from the GE Capital spinoff, revenues fell 3% to …

General Electric

Here’s how Apple Pay will win with small merchants

A couple of days ago, I stopped into my little neighborhood market to pick up a paper, and I noticed a new credit card reader sitting on the counter. It looked a lot like the old one, but it had an Apple Pay symbol on it.<p>I asked Les (the proprietor) if it cost a lot to put in a new point-of-sale …

FinTech

Europe faces a 'real threat' from Russia, warns US army commander

The commander of the US army in Europe, Lt-Gen Frederick "Ben" Hodges, says that Nato must remain united "as insurance" against Russia<p>The commander of the US army in Europe has warned that Nato must remain united in the face of a "real threat" from <b>Russia</b>.<p>"It's not an assumption. There is a Russian …

The Government's Strange Underwater Wine Policy

If a bottle of wine has spent time underwater, is it still something you’d want to drink? This might not strike you as the kind of question the federal government would need to get involved in, or even care about. But three weeks ago, we came across a strange new policy posted by the TTB, the …

We’re not talking about what VR is doing to our eyes … and our brains

OK, so it’s pretty funny seeing someone fall over after trying a virtual reality headset for the first time. But with companies like Facebook, Valve, and Sony all pushing to bring their own VR solutions to a mainstream market — worth an estimated $30 billion by 2020 — maybe we should have more …

Virtual Reality