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Stephen Fincher on Twitter: "Obamacare Navigators training standards continue to go down -- to only 20hrs now. That's plain irresponsible! #PJNET http://t.co/kExnL5nFhe"

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IRS rides 1884 'dead horse' law to defense of tax preparer rules

The Obama administration on Tuesday defended its effort to regulate the tax return preparation business for the first time in U.S. history, basing its case largely on a 19th century law dealing with horses lost or killed in the Civil War.<p>At an appellate court hearing on a challenge brought by …

Hold the Santas and elves...Holiday season hiring slows

"tis the season...to start hiring.<p>Only, this year, many retail stores are planning on taking on fewer temporary staff during the Holiday shopping season.<p>After a surge in Thanksgiving to Christmas hiring last year reached a 12-year high, shaky consumer confidence and increased online shopping may …

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Inside Flipboard / August 20, 2013<p>Explore. Shoot. Eat. Make a Magazine: We’re organizing a photowalk in San Francisco’s Chinatown, and you’re invited.<p>…

How to Write Brand Stories that Build Emotional Connections

Stories matter in life and in marketing. The reason is simple. Great stories make people <i>feel</i> something, and those emotions create powerful connections between the audience, the characters within the stories and the storyteller.<p>Stories are the perfect catalyst to building brand loyalty and brand …

What Apple won’t tell you: The iPhone 5s is outselling the 5c nearly four-to-one

So much for demand for a “cheap” iPhone. In the first weekend it was available, the iPhone 5s outsold the 5c by a factor of 3.7 worldwide, says mobile and app analytics company Localytics. Apple hasn’t released the breakdown of sales for the iPhone 5s and 5c, and has only announced that 9 million …

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How Legislators View Their Constituents

One problem we have is that legislators always think their districts are more conservative than they are.<p>Every once in a while you trip across …

It Looks Like Ted Cruz Is Going To Filibuster To Defund Obamacare After All

Now, Cruz is urging his colleagues to filibuster the House bill as soon as it reaches the Senate.<p>It makes a little more sense than it sounds like.<p>Cruz argued that a filibuster is necessary to keep Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) from using what he called "procedural gimmicks" to strip …

Egypt court bans Muslim Brotherhood, orders its assets confiscated

An Egyptian court on Monday ordered the Muslim Brotherhood to be banned and its assets confiscated in a dramatic escalation of a crackdown by the military-backed government against supporters of the ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.<p>The ruling opens the door for a wider crackdown on the vast …

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