Michael Nehring

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GameStop's secret weapon against Wal-Mart's incursion

GameStop (GME) gets more than 25% of its sales from second hand (“pre-owned”) video games and electronics, a high profit margin business that brings …

Sony hack sends stock down 10% in past week

Good news for Sony executives. This story will not divulge any new confidential, damaging information from the treasure trove of emails that hackers have leaked online.<p>Bad news for Sony executives ... and investors. This story is about how all those emails may be a reason why Sony (SNE) shares have …

Why United Is Giving Every Flight Attendant a New iPhone 6

Starting next year, 23,000 air hosts will be carrying Apple's latest smartphone in a revolution that will affect in-flight service for business travelers.<p>Now that travelers are free to futz with their phones from boarding to de-planing, why not the people who wait on them?<p>Last week United announced …

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China, Russia leaders seek South American inroads

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — It's enough to make an aging U.S. Cold Warrior shudder.<p>During overlapping visits to Latin America, the leaders of China and …

Nicaragua canal route: Atlantic-Pacific link unveiled

<b>The Nicaraguan government and the company behind plans to build a canal linking the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean have settled on a route.</b><p>It would stretch 278km (173 miles) from Punta Gorda on the Caribbean through Lake Nicaragua to the mouth of the river Brito on the Pacific.<p>Environmentalists …

Putin’s Pilots Set to Fly Over Iraq

Russia may not have boots on the ground in Iraq—yet. But it will have them in the sky; Russian pilots could be flying over Iraq within days.<p>While the …

Rome will be conquered next, says leader of Islamic State

Muslims have been called to flock to the 'Islamic State' to gather for a battle against non-believers throughout the world<p>Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed leader of the 'Islamic State' stretching across Iraq and Syria, has vowed to lead the conquest of Rome as he called on Muslims to …

Rising Star of ISIS Has Chechen Background and Fierce Reputation

The rising star of ISIS, the Sunni insurgent group terrorizing Iraq, is a fighter known as Omar the Chechen — a young, fierce military commander whose most distinctive feature is an unmistakable red beard.<p>His <i>nom de guerre</i> is Omar al-Shishani, and he’s only 28. Terror analysts say his growing …

'Iranian attack jets deployed' to help Iraq fight Isis

<b>Iran has supplied Iraq with attack jets to help it counter an offensive by Sunni rebels led by the Islamist group Isis, strong evidence suggests.</b><p>Russia supplied an initial delivery of the aircraft just a few days ago.<p>But analysts at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London …

Iraq's Order Of F-16 Fighter Jets Delayed As Russia Steps In With Better Alternative To Fight ISIS

As Russia scrambles to supply Iraq with fighter jets to counter a Sunni extremist revolt, the U.S. delivery of F-16s to Iraq will be further delayed …

Boehner’s immigration failure: A weak speaker tries to look tough

<b>John Boehner (Reuters/Jim Bourg)</b><p>John Boehner said “we will do our job” on immigration reform. He didn’t, and now he’s blaming Obama<p>Simon Maloy<p>July 1, 2014 2:00pm (UTC)<p>Yesterday saw the culmination of a process a long time in the making. President Obama, faced with inaction in the House of …

Obama makes it official: Silicon Valley lost the fight on immigration in 2014

We’ve known for a long time that Silicon Valley’s hope for immigration reform for high-skilled foreign workers is probably dead, at least until after the 2014 midterm election. Today, President Barack Obama has made it official: He won’t pressure Congress to pass a bill this year and is, instead, …

Iran resumes auto exports to Russia

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran began exporting automobiles to Russia for the first time in five years on Sunday, after meeting upgraded emission standards, …

This Is Abe's 'Third Arrow' Growth Strategy?

I am finding it hard to write anything about Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s “third arrow” growth strategy. It has been even harder to write anything, or at least anything positive, about Abenomics’ first arrow—the Bank of Japan’s insane blowout monetary stimulus—and second arrow—more crude Keynesian …

What you need to know about 3D-printed organs

Sure, 3D printers that can spit out chocolates, create shoes, handcraft cars and help astronauts sound fun and magical, but a lot of scientists are working to make models that aren't just fun. They're developing 3D printers that can also save and change lives by printing out functional human …

A 3D-printed car is coming that stretches the boundaries of design

Local Motors has been building cars with the help of community-submitted part designs for years now, but this September, it has far more ambitious plans: creating a working, 3D-printed electric vehicle, also based on a design by someone from its community. The contest ran during May, and a winner — …

13 Hot Startups With Inspired Office Design

Startup culture became known for several things over the years: hoodies, ping pong, beer consumption and really awesome offices. Amazing offices …

Six Facebook Marketing Tips From the Pros

Would you like to improve your Facebook marketing?<p>Are you wondering what Facebook marketing tactics the pros are using?<p>We asked top social media pros …

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10 Interns Who Screwed Up Massively

From interns who embarrassed their boss to interns who just embarrassed themselves, there have been many entry-level workers who were quickly shown the door.<p>We've rounded up some of the best — or worst? — examples of bad interns for entertainment and education. Enjoy.

What Great Entrepreneurs Have in Common (Infographic)

Are you a natural-born entrepreneur? See which attributes help you succeed and which are holding you back.<p>Launching--and sustaining--a successful business requires skills that don't always come naturally.<p>And while no two entrepreneurs are alike--each has his or her own unique story for how they …

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How to manage all your financial affairs from a $20 mobile phone

“I feel like a caveman who’s just been handed a Bic lighter,” reported Charles Graeber, a writer for Bloomberg Businessweek who recently went to Nairobi to check out M-Pesa, Kenya’s dominant mobile-money provider.<p>M-Pesa, which allows Kenyans to send each other money via a simple text message, is …

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