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How Languages and Genes Evolve Together

Researchers have found that geography makes us who we are—genetically and linguistically.<p>As human populations disperse, the separation leads to changes both in genes and in language. So if we look at human DNA and languages over time, we should find that they differ along similar geographic …

National Academy of Sciences

11 Ways Big Brands Are Chasing Millennials

Some are taking drastic measures to attract the young generation, and for good reason.<p>By 2020, 30% of all retail sales will be to millennials, said Robin Lewis, CEO of "The Robin Report" and co-author of "The New Rules of Retail."<p>"Every brand and retailer had better be re-positioning their …

George Clooney calls activist investor Dan Loeb a “carpetbagger” in the Sony fight

Activist investor Dan Loeb is used to criticizing companies, but now the tables have been turned by none other than George Clooney. The American actor told entertainment news site Deadline.com that Loeb was a “carpetbagger” who “does not create jobs” and is “dangerous to our industry.” Clooney was …

Marissa Mayer triumphs even when getting backstabbed

<b>Marissa Mayer (Reuters/Adrees Latif)</b><p>The New York Post says a hedge fund activist is leaving Yahoo’s board on bad terms. This is good news<p>Andrew Leonard<p>August 2, 2013 7:28pm (UTC)<p>Even bad press for Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer is actually good press. A very odd, anonymously sourced New York Post story …

STOCKS CLOSE AT ALL-TIME HIGH AFTER BAD JOBS REPORT: Here's What You Need To Know

First, the scoreboard:<p>Dow: 15,658.3, +30.3, +0.1%<br>• S&P 500: 1,709.6, +2.8, +0.1%<br>• NASDAQ: 3,689.5, +13.8, +0.3%<p>And now, the top stories:<p>BI Intelligence, a new subscription research service from Business Insider, provides in-depth insight, data, and analysis of the mobile industry.<p>Access all reports, …

Jobs Report

Dell shares jump 5.5% as board agrees to new buyout offer

<b>Dell's shares have risen 5.5% after the firm's board accepted a new buyout offer from founder Michael Dell.</b>

Dell

House passes new bill aimed at undermining Obama healthcare package

WASHINGTON – Republicans in the House of Representatives passed another symbolic rebuke of President Obama's healthcare law, ahead of a possible showdown over funding for the measure that threatens to shut down the government this fall.<p>Friday's vote on what was called the "Keep the IRS Off Your …

The GOP's Totally Reactive Reaction to the War on Women

Here's why it would be better politics for Republicans to come up with their own framework.<p>Five different Republican committees this morning released a joint memo pushing back on the "Democrats' War on Women" messaging to highlight the sex scandals of a group of Democratic men and argue that …

Here's What We Really Mean When We Say 'Middle Class'

"Middle class" remains our favored self-designation, although the percentage of Americans who select it fell from 53 percent in 2008 to 49 most recently, according to Pew Research. As a friend's high-school teacher loved to say, "The great thing about America is that everyone can be middle class." …

Income Inequality

New labor movement emerges in Scott Walker’s Wisconsin

<b>(AP/Carolyn Kaster)</b><p>Two years after failing to oust the anti-labor governor, a different kind of mobilization is underway and spreading<p>James Cersonsky<p>August 2, 2013 9:34pm (UTC)<p>Two years ago, in one of the largest labor mobilizations in modern American history, as many as 100,000 Wisconsin residents …

The Surreal Semiotics of Burning Obamacare Draft Cards

A conservative campaign both pays tribute to and mockingly appropriates a treasured image in left-wing history.<p>Today, the House of Representatives voted for the 40th (seriously) time to repeal Obamacare. The measure passed 232-185 -- an unusually successful result for House bills these days, though …