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College athletes' plan to unionize attacked by NCAA

College athletes are planning to break years of tradition and form a trade union.<p>Football players at Northwestern University have filed an application with the National Labor Relations Board, the federal statutory body that recognizes groups that seek collective bargaining rights.<p>Ramogi Huma, …

Seth Meyers Hires Amber Ruffin, First Black Female Writer In Late-Night Talk Show History

Following in the footsteps of <i>Saturday Night Live,</i> Seth Meyers also hires a black female writer — a rarity among after-dark network shows — for his …

Make it beautiful: how the fashion industry is giving tech a hand

Blurring the lines between gadgets and jewelry<p>For the fashion-conscious, wearable gadgets are currently <i>not</i> wearable. But at CES 2014, fashion moguls and global tech authorities are finally chatting about how to fix that problem. Design as a function isn't a new idea, but the fashion industry thinks …

Drake and Noah ’40’ Shebib Call Off Posthumous Aaliyah Album

Producer Noah “40” Shebib has called off the posthumous Aaliyah album he had been working on with Drake. In an interview with <i>Vibe</i>, Shebib said, “The …

HP woes continue as 5,000 more employees face the axe (updated)

It certainly won't be a happy new year for thousands of HP employees -- not when the company has increased its layoff numbers yet again. Hewlett-Packard already adjusted the number of people it needed to let go from 27,000 to 29,000 a year ago, but it's now added another 5,000 to the total. …

Sprint Wants To Revive Nextel As A Business Brand, Merge Boost + Virgin Mobile Into ‘Sprint Freedom’

It was only six months ago that Sprint decommissioned and shut down the Nextel iDEN push-to-talk network, and while the carrier has no plans to bring that legacy service back, the brand is another story.<p>According to a source close to the company, Sprint wants to introduce Nextel again — as a brand …

Authors Guild appeals decision in Google Books copyright suit

The Authors Guild has stuck to its word in promising to appeal a federal judge's decision to dismiss its copyright infringement lawsuit against Google Books. The trade association that represents book authors has filed an appeal to the Second Circuit court, according to Publishers Weekly.<p>This suit …

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Microsoft Is A Total Mess Because Of Steve Ballmer, And That's Why No One Wants To Be Its New CEO, Says The WSJ

Whenever that may be, it will be behind schedule.<p>Microsoft was hoping to have a new CEO in place by November or December, say Shira Ovide and Joann Lubin at the Wall Street Journal.<p>The reason Microsoft doesn't have a new CEO right now, according to Ovide and Lubin, is that the job isn't all that …

Ford CEO Alan Mulally won't move to Microsoft

He says he wanted to end speculation<p>Ford Motor shares rose while Microsoft stock fell Wednesday morning after Ford Motor CEO Alan Mulally said late Tuesday that he will not leave his job at the automaker this year.<p>Numerous reports have speculated he was in the running to succeed retiring CEO Steve …

Marissa Mayer Shows Off Yahoo's Startup Darlings at CES

Yahoo's CEO gave her keynote presentation at CES today. The gist? She's betting all those startup acquisitions will play a key role in the company's future.<p>On Tuesday afternoon, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer took to the stage in Las Vegas to give her first keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show.<p>…

Amazon And Hulu Could Slow Netflix Growth In 2014, Morgan Stanley Says

Original series like <i>House of Cards</i> and <i>Orange Is The New Black</i> may have helped lift Netflix to new heights in 2013, but could the fever start to fade in 2014? According to a new report from Morgan Stanley, Kevin Spacey and Taylor Schilling might not be enough to fend off competition from Amazon, …

OVERSTOCK CEO: Here's Why We're Accepting Bitcoin

Overstock.com has become the first major online shopping retailer to commit to accepting the digital currency bitcoin as payment in exchange for any of our million products. We are doing this for both business and philosophical reasons.<p>First, the business reasons: There are large numbers of holders …

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North Korea sets March date for poll that may offer clues to power shift

North Korea will elect members of its rubber-stamp parliament in March, it said on Wednesday, potentially offering a glimpse into any changes in the country's power elite after the execution of leader Kim Jong-un's uncle.<p>North Korea usually holds parliamentary elections every five years and the …

Chicago-to-Indy drive takes detour, 24 hours

While snow poured down in Indianapolis Sunday afternoon, numbers danced in my head — even as I mourned the dead in Chicago.<p>If we leave now, how long …

What Does It Feel Like To Go From Physically Unattractive to Physically Attractive?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i> <i>Answer by Lyndsey Scott, Model, Actress, App Developer</i><p>I feel as if I'm a pretty extreme case.<p>Picture of me from middle school:<p>Picture of me in a Victoria's Secret Show:<p>And backstage:<p>I didn't technically start being bullied until my super awkward high …

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Pork rinds can’t be sold under trademark “Redskins Hog Rinds,” agency rules

The same federal agency that will determine whether Washington’s professional football team gets to keep its trademark registration recently struck down a request for a company to sell pork rinds with the name “Redskins.”<p>An application to register the trademark “Redskins Hog Rinds” with the U.S. …

4 Hilarious Videos From SNL’s NEW Black Female Cast Member, Indy Native, Sasheer Zamata!

“Saturday Night Live” is finally doing the right thing and adding a black woman to its cast after being criticized for a lack of diversity.<p>NBC said …

Hillary Clinton's shadow campaign

Early last summer in her Georgian-style home near Washington’s Embassy Row, Hillary Clinton met with a handful of aides for a detailed presentation on preparing for a 2016 presidential campaign.<p>Three officials from the Democratic consulting firm Dewey Square Group — veteran field organizer Michael …

Sergio Garcia: USA’s First Undocumented Laywer

Cali­for­nia has be­come the first state in the U.S. to al­low an un­doc­u­mented im­mig­rant to prac­tice law.<p>F The state Su­preme Court ruled Jan. …

Cooper: 'Rodman is deeply stupid'

CNN’s Anderson Cooper took to Twitter on Monday to slam Dennis Rodman for his empathetic views of North Korea’s Kim Jong Un ahead of the former NBA player’s planned game in the country.<p>Dennis Rodman says North Korea is "not that bad." Dennis Rodman is deeply stupid.— Anderson Cooper …

Monument Would Invite Children to Sit in Satan’s Lap

The Satan­ic Temple has an an­swer to chil­dren who from time im­me­mori­al have been en­cour­aged to sit in Santa’s lap. They’re in­vit­ing them to …

Blake Bortles and Storm Johnson to Enter NFL Draft

UCF star quarterback Blake Bortles announced he will be entering the 2014 NFL Draft. Joining Bortles is UCF running back Storm Johnson who was a …

22 States Curb Access To Abortion In 2013

The year 2013 marked the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide.<p>It also marked another year of success for those who would restrict or even outlaw the procedure.<p>While much national attention was focused on efforts to restrict abortion in …

Dennis Rodman says he loves North Korea's Kim Jong-un

Rodman told reporters at Beijing airport that he hoped the exhibition match could open the doors for talks with North Korea<p>Former basketball star Dennis Rodman headed to Pyongyang with a group of former NBA players, saying he will not raise concerns about repression in North Korea because leader …

U.S. Supreme Court puts gay marriage in Utah on hold

The U.S. Supreme Court put a temporary stop to gay marriages in Utah on Monday while the state appeals a decision that had allowed more than 900 couples to tie the knot.<p>Utah had asked Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who oversees the region, for an emergency order blocking new same-sex marriages, and she …

Janet Yellen Is Definitely the New Fed Chair

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Janet Yellen has, as expected, now been confirmed by the Senate as the next chair of the Federal …