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AT&T tells lawmakers DirecTV deal won't guarantee lower prices | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers grilled AT&T Inc and DirecTV on Tuesday over a proposed merger that some Democrats and public interest groups fear will result in higher costs and less competition.<p>Michael White, CEO of DirecTV, speaks during the Reuters Media and Technology Summit in New York, …

With eBooks Still Pricey, Illinois Libraries Flex Their Marketing Muscle

It’s a rare thing in a free market when a customer is refused the ability to buy a company’s product and is told its money is <i>no good here</i>.- Maureen Sullivan, 9/28/2012 – An Open Letter to America’s Publishers<p>When Sullivan penned this letter as President of the American Library Association, she was …

If I Were 22: Hunger Will Destroy Your Fear of Failure

<i>EDITOR'S NOTE: This post is part of a series in which Influencers share lessons from their youth with this year's graduating class. Read all the</i> …

My Mentor Is 30 Years Younger Than Me (and Taught Me 5 Incredible Lessons)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This month I acquired a new mentor and she’s not my usual type. She has very little traditional industry experience and limited hindsight I can leverage. She has never excelled at a formal education environment but perhaps that's because …

The Top 10 Audio Books That Every Entrepreneur Must Listen To

With a million and one things on an <i>entrepreneur’s agenda</i>, it is almost next to impossible to find the time to read a book from front to back. Well …

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6 Changes Organizations Should Make Today

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In today's competitive landscape, companies need to be efficient or get left behind. That said, companies are often stuck in their ways, leaving opportunity for growth out cold. Here are some things I would do if I took over your business …

Design a Workspace to Spark Extreme Creativity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A walk-through of New York's The Wonderfactory shows that the coolest office spaces are more than just a collection of foosball tables, tech gadgets and colorful furniture. Co-founder David Link says every square inch of the digital …

Kerry urges end to sexual violence in conflict, says it's time for world to act

Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday told an international summit on ending sexual violence in conflict that it was time for the world to banish the crime "to the history books where it belongs."<p>"It's time for us in an age where we see enough of chaos, failed and failing states, to write a new …

Edge of Tomorrow Movie

Edge of Tomorrow<p>We gave it a <b>B+</b><p>Despite its terribly unimaginative title, <b>Edge of Tomorrow</b> is a surprisingly imaginative summer action movie. I have to …

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How Different Cultures Understand Time

In the Western Hemisphere, the United States and Mexico employ time in such diametrically opposing manners that it causes intense friction between the two peoples.<p>In Western Europe, the Swiss attitude to time bears little relation to that of neighboring Italy.<p>Thais do not evaluate the passing of …

The Making of Ghostbusters: How Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and “The Murricane” Built “The Perfect Comedy”

From a potential lead who died of a drug overdose to a marshmallow man suit that went up in flames, Ghostbusters looked like anything but a slam-dunk when Columbia Pictures made it. How Dan Aykroyd’s big idea led to an all-time comedy classic.<p>For the record, <b>Dan Aykroyd</b> really does believe in …

Soon There Will Be Female Scientist LEGOs

Get ready, LEGO fans: Tiny female LEGO scientists will storm toy aisles with their tiny scientific equipment starting this August.<p>That’s because the …

Icahn, Mickelson insider trading hard to prove

The FBI is investigating a well-known golfer, an activist investor and a professional gambler for potential insider trading in the stock market.<p>But legal experts say it will be difficult for federal prosecutors to prove that Carl Icahn, Phil Mickelson and William "Billy" Walters actually violated …

Hidden 4% UST Bond Yields Provide Return And Protection

Yields are back down to last summer’s level. This reverses almost half of the opportunistic long-term rate rise created by the Fed’s “taper ending” announcement. (See “Five Reasons It’s Time To Buy Bonds Again” for why a continuing rate rise failed to materialize.)<p>So, what now? With the 10-year …

Sudan apostasy: Meriam Ibrahim's lawyers take case to international commission

Meriam Ibrahim's lawyers submit appeal to the African Commission on Human Rights after Sudan government backtracks on plans to release her<p>Lawyers for Meriam Ibrahim, the <b>Sudanese</b> woman sentenced to death for apostasy, are appealing to the African Commission on Human Rights in a bid to secure her …

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