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Andre Johnson unsure about return

HOUSTON -- Andre Johnson, who holds virtually every receiving record for the Houston Texans, isn't sure he wants to remain with the …

How This Fashion Startup Beat Their Kickstarter Goal in 4 Hours

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Just as the rules of startups connecting with customers are changing at an astonishing rate, so have the fundamentals of running a successful crowdfunding campaign. No longer can a concept launch with some decent copywriting and …

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College Applicants Sweat The SATs. Perhaps They Shouldn't

With spring fast approaching, many American high school seniors are now waiting anxiously to hear whether they got into the college or university of their choice. For many students, their scores on the SAT or the ACT will play a big role in where they get in.<p>That's because those standardized tests …

A Seat At The Bolshoy Ice Dome Costs $25K, Plus More Incredible Facts About Corruption In Sochi

Unfinished hotel rooms and brown water at the Sochi Winter Olympics can be forgiven, but $40 billion in overspending? The corruption games have begun.<p>You may have heard about the broken doorknobs at the Sochi Winter Olympics, or the yet-to-be-built hotels. But all those rookie mistakes might’ve …

Panel: N. Korea crimes vs. humanity

A U.N. panel has found that crimes against humanity have been committed in North Korea and will call for an international criminal investigation, The Associated Press has learned.<p>The report, to be released Monday, is the most authoritative account yet of rights violations by North Korean …

Incognito, others tormented Martin

Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin was subjected to "a pattern of harassment" that included racial slurs and vicious sexual taunts …

With $4M In Fresh Funding From Amex Ventures, Capillary Wants to be Salesforce Of Social CRM

Capillary Technologies, the social CRM startup based in Bangalore, has raised additional funding of around $4 million from American Express Ventures. The startup plans to expand into the U.S., Middle East, China and Australia with this fresh funding, which takes the total capital raised so far to …

Prison Phone Calls Will No Longer Cost a Fortune

Hundreds of thousands of U.S. prison inmates and their families will now be able to make interstate phone calls at much lower prices thanks to new …

Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to punish online gamblers

As Pennsylvania studies the potential of legalizing online gambling, state Rep. Mario Scavello wants to set up a road block to web-based wagering.<p>The Monroe County Republican on Tuesday outlined a plan to penalize people who gamble online, which is illegal but not punishable in Pennsylvania. …

New Jersey slaps MIT Bitcoin hackers with subpoena — and they’re fighting back

The MIT students behind Bitcoin mining program Tidbit won the “most innovative” award at a recent hackathon.<p>But they will soon face a ruling from another kind of judge: one employed by the state of New Jersey.<p>In early December, a few weeks after the hackathon, the New Jersey division of consumer …

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FORTUNE — In the wake of a global stock market selloff driven by worries over slower growth in emerging markets, the head of India’s central bank, Raghuram Rajan, criticized the U.S. Federal Reserve as it pressed on with plans to dial back its monthly bond purchases: “International monetary …

Crick catches Texans’ eye, in line to fill in for Smith vs. Chargers - Ultimate Texans

Kubiak talks Elway, Super Bowl; Foster steals show at Texans’ luncheon - Ultimate Texans

Texans Drop Down To 75 With 3 More Roster Moves

Yesterday, the Houston Texans released 11 players to drop their roster down from 89 to 78, since defensive end Antonio Smith does not count against …

Texans Dominate AFC South For Top Ticket Price. Still Number Two for Texas Football

In 2013-14, the AFC South is a two-horse race, with the horse from Texas a strong favorite to take home the crown. If they win the division, it would be the third in a row for the Texans. If they can do that, they would surpass the Titans for the 2nd most division crowns behind the Colts’ seven. …