Karen Weber

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For millions of cord cutters, cable TV fades to black

CINCINNATI — For Seth Holt, ditching cable was a matter of principle.<p>"I feel like cable is the one company that punishes loyalty," said Holt, 33, of Pleasant Ridge. "With every cable company, my bill continues to go up the longer I am a customer. Anywhere else, be it Kroger or at hotels or with …

Drone groups challenge FAA definition of hobbyists

Commercial drone pilots, model-aircraft hobbyists and university researchers are asking a federal court to overturn a Federal Aviation Administration rule that the groups consider too restrictive for when drones can fly.<p>Three lawsuits filed Friday asked the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review …

Coming Soon To A Pole Near You: A Bike That Locks Itself

Cyclists may soon have a convenient way to discourage bike thieves, thanks to new designs that use parts of the bikes themselves as locks. Two projects — one based in Chile, another in Seattle — are promising to provide peace of mind without the fuss of carrying a separate lock.<p>Like security-minded …

Five Customer-Centric Marketing Lessons from Apple to Zappos

Traditional marketing is on life support. The rules of the game have changed. Tell and sell marketing no longer works. Today’s consumer is empowered. Empowered to find their own information, empowered to share their opinions and empowered to avoid marketing. Brands need to find ways to leverage …

How Long Do CDs Last? It Depends, But Definitely Not Forever

Back in the 1990s, historical societies, museums and symphonies across the country began transferring all kinds of information onto what was thought to be a very durable medium: the compact disc.<p>Now, preservationists are worried that a lot of key information stored on CDs — from sound recordings to …

Keurig K500 review: Keurig 2.0: An upgrade that might leave you bitter - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Keurig K500 offers the new option of brewing a whole pot of coffee at the touch of a button. It's easy to use, and also one of the quietest single-serving coffeemakers that we've tested.<p><b>The Bad</b> The K500 uses a scanner to lock out bargain-branded cups, as well as reusable cups and even …

The Three Mistakes Atheists Make

The God Wars mostly bore me. In my younger days I enjoyed, at least for a while, the intellectual back-and-forth of the God debates. For me, these exchanges had a game-like quality, and it was fun to play the game. How can a student of religion ignore the rational argumentation of Nietzsche or the …

The Customer Is Mostly Wrong

One of the more iconic phrases in customer service is "give 'em the pickle," drawn from a story by Bob Farrell regarding an unhappy customer who couldn't get extra pickles for his hamburger.<p>The customer actually wrote a letter detailing the frustration he felt in his inability to get said pickles. …

5 online privacy tips from an ex-FBI agent

If anyone knows about cyber surveillance, it's Mary Galligan.<p>Until recently, she led the cyber and special operations team at the FBI's New York office -- the agency's largest surveillance operation. That included catching hackers like the infamous "Sabu" and using him to hunt down other …

Small Stock Corrections Won't Kill Bull Market Just Yet

Stock prices started retreating this past week, driven by newfound concerns that good economic news is bad news for the stock market. What? Normally, good economic news is good news for the market, right?<p>Goodness knows that there has been enough bad news recently to drive asset prices lower – …

All Together Now: U.S. Tax Code Is A Rotting Carcass

There seems little that Republicans and Democrats can jointly embrace. There even seems little for them to jointly decry. Few want to speak out in favor of corporate inversions to cut U.S. taxes. Yet Democrats and Republicans can’t agree whether we should outlaw inversions or make bigger changes to …

Robo-cars, Uber Will Save Us Billions, Keep Us From Crashing And Put An End To Waiting At The DMV

One of the great American rites of passage has been the teenager earning his or her driver’s license. Nearly everyone went through some version of a parent trying to teach them to operate the family car, the trepidation of taking the driving test and the subsequent few years, where statistically …

33 Pictures Taken At The Right Moment

We Bored Pandas are huge fans of perfectly timed photos that capture perfect (and usually funny or unexpected) moments that come and go with a blink …

America's Potential Growth Rate Is Barely Half What It Was 20 Years Ago — Here's How To Raise It

Immigrants and foreign capital flocked to take advantage of what was quickly dubbed the "New Economy".<p>The jobless rate fell to 4%, yet inflation remained low. All this led economists to conclude that America's potential rate of growth--the speed at which the economy can expand while keeping …

Out of Work? Do's and Don'ts for Your Retirement Account.

7 min read<p>This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>Being unemployed is bewildering enough, but thinking about how to handle a leftover 401(k) plan adds an extra layer of worry. What do I do with it? Leave it alone? Roll it over? Take the money and run? Do I have to pay taxes?<p>401(k) plans are an …

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