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Court sets legal precedent with evidence from Fitbit health tracker

A Canadian law firm will use data from a Fitbit fitness tracker for the first time in court as an objective measure of activity.<p>The data will be provided by the plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit in an effort to show life-affecting reduced activity post injury. But the case has implications for …

9/11 terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui claims Saudi involvement

From his cell in a maximum security prison, terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui is reviving old allegations and making new ones against al Qaeda and a handful of Saudi royals.<p>The 46-year old French national is claiming that Saudi Embassy officials were involved in a plot to shoot down Air Force One to …

Brazil's Massive State-Owned Oil Company Has Become A National Nightmare

The country's stock market has become a whipsaw, and its currency, the real, has hit a nine-year low.<p>All of this is due to a far-reaching corruption scandal at one massive company, Petrobras.<p>In the last month the company's stock has fallen by 35%.<p>Petrobras is a $58.9 billion oil and gas company, of …

Woolly Mammoths in Pictures

WSJ: Department of Justice uses fake cell towers on airplanes to capture data from mobile phones

The Wall Street Journal reported today that the United States Department of Justice has been using planes equipped with devices that pose as cellular towers (called “dirtboxes”) to collect data from suspected criminals’ cell phones—and capturing data from innocent bystanders in the process.<p>The …

Amazon goes to war again (and again)

It was a mere two years ago that <i>Fortune</i> named Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s chief executive, its Businessperson of the Year. Bezos and his company were on a …

Russia flexes muscles with long-range bomber flights near U.S. shores

<b>(CNN) —</b> Russia plans to send long-range bombers to the Gulf of Mexico in what appears to be Moscow's latest provocative maneuver in its increasingly frosty relations with the West.<p>Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said Wednesday that "we have to maintain (Russia's) military presence in the western …

There's Been A Key Change In Tesla's Earnings Expectations

Thus far the Model X is slated for an ambiguous Spring 2015 release. The Model X crossover vehicle hasn't been officially priced yet, but it will play a crucial intermediary role in Elon Musk's plan to bring the electric car to the masses.<p>Tesla's strategy can be thought of as an upside down …

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If Dropbox's CEO Could Give Advice To His Younger Self, It'd Involve A Tennis Ball And The Number 30,000

At Web Summit in Dublin on Tuesday, CNN's Laurie Segall asked Houston to clarify what two things mean.<p>Houston said the tennis ball reminds him to work on a business he's obsessed with — like a dog who is focused on retrieving a tennis ball. He once started an SAT prep company and lost interest; he …

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This Is How McDonald's McRib Patties Are Made

After this picture of a frozen McRib patty went viral last year, McDonald's basically had no choice but to embark on their current "transparency campaign" to give customers an explantation as to how their food is made. But after McDonald's released this video showing how the McRib is made, we're …

7 powerful public speaking tips from one of the most-watched TED Talks speakers

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>Entrepreneur.com</i><i>.</i><p>By Kim Lachance Shandrow, …

Here's Why Pho Is Really Pronounced 'Fuh'

For lovers pho -- the noodle soup that has become synonymous with Vietnamese cuisine the world over -- the debate on proper pronunciation is a heated one. Food words are constantly getting botched, mispronounced by people who don't speak the language but also by people who just don't give a damn or …

Fortune.com

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The Internet Archive Now Lets You Play 900+ Classic Arcade Games In Your Browser

Looking for a nice little burst of nostalgia on this fine Saturday evening? Don’t feel like going through the process of installing MAME and lurking for ROMs, but still want to get your classic arcade on?<p>Back in December of last year, the Internet Archive (in their effort to backup the entire …

Meat Has Seasons, Just Like Produce. And Here's How Factory Farming Has Messed With That.

By now most of us are in tune with the idea of eating seasonal produce. Tomatoes are best late in the summer, apples are tastiest in the fall. Even if you don't practice it, most people have at least heard of the principle. But what about meat? A trip to the supermarket tells us that beef, pork, …

Business, media and activist bigwigs respond to Tim Cook’s announcement that he’s gay

Earlier today, Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook published an essay in Bloomberg BusinessWeek publicly acknowledging for the first time that he’s gay. In so …

Why Samsung hit a wall

“Samsung’s smartphone ascent was breathtaking,” writes Asmyco’s Horace Dediu in the post that accompanies this chart. “From having essentially zero …

Are we really saying goodbye to QE forever?

At long last, it’s here: On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve is expected to announce the end of its stimulative bond-buying program, known as …

Rampage ended when 'hero' teacher confronted gunman

The teenage gunman who opened fire in a high school cafeteria in Washington state last week may have had more victims had it not been for the bold actions of a young teacher.<p>Witnesses say Jaylen Fryberg, a popular freshman, shot and killed a female student and wounded four others in the crowded …

Fifth of eurozone banks fail ECB health check: report

Nearly one in five of the 130 banks surveyed failed the stress test, the Wall Street Journal and the Daily Telegraph said, ahead of the publication of the official results by the ECB on Sunday.<p>The unprecedented health check of eurozone banks comes before the ECB assumes the role of the bloc's …

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N.Y. doctor positive for Ebola had no symptoms until Thursday, officials say

A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to New York from West Africa has tested positive for the Ebola virus, becoming the first diagnosed case in the city, authorities said late Thursday.<p>The doctor, identified as Craig Spencer, 33, came back from treating Ebola patients in Guinea …

McDonald's Announces Push For 'Locally Relevant Ingredients.' Here's What That Means.

Following a 30 percent drop in profits, McDonald's described plans Tuesday to cut down its menu, let customers customize their food and place more of a focus on "locally relevant ingredients."<p>“The key to our success will be our ability to deliver a more relevant McDonald’s experience for all of our …

Three Major Nations Skipped China's Launch Of A World Bank Rival In Asia

China's proposed $50 billion Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is seen as a challenge to the World Bank and Asian Development Bank, both multilateral lenders that count Washington and its allies as their biggest financial backers.<p>China, which is keen to extend its influence in the region, …

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Sears Has Passed The Point Of No Return

"As a retailer they're at the point of no return," said David Tawil, cofounder of Maglan Capital and an expert in distressed retail companies. "The real question now is when does it all end?"<p>Sears recently confirmed reports that it was planning to close more stores and lay off workers. The company, …

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Under Armour Is Becoming A Viable Threat To Nike

Under Armour's footwear and apparel sales jumped 29% in the third quarter from a year ago and net income grew 22% to $89.1 million, the company reported Thursday.<p>The Baltimore-based company says it's now on track to bring in a total of $3.03 billion in sales in 2014, which would be a 30% jump over …

Under Armour

You Can't Understand Just How Big The Tesco Disaster Is Until You See How It Once Dominated Britain

And it's a total basket case.<p>After revealing in late September that it overstated profits by £250 million, the grocer revised that number upward today to £263 million, culminating in the resignation of Tesco's chairman, Sir Richard Broadbent.<p>Tesco's new CEO Dave Lewis has been left to pick up the …

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Sears Plans To Close Stores And Lay Off Workers

"As we have previously communicated, adjusting our physical footprint to focus on our best performing locations is a core component of our transformation," a spokesperson told Business Insider.<p>The company will disclose which stores it is closing in its next earnings report later this year.<p>Seeking …

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P&G Shuffles Management, Focuses On Streamlining Co

Healey, once widely considered to be a potential successor to current Chief Executive A.G. Lafley, will be succeeded by Carolyn Tastad, who is currently P&G's global customer development officer.<p>"The way to think about this change is that we are putting together the leadership team for a more …