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OTL: Michael Jordan Has Not Left The Building - ESPN

This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's Analytics issue on newsstands Feb. 22. SUBSCRIBE TODAY »<p><b>CHARLOTTE, N.C. --</b> Five weeks before his 50th …

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Pacquiao agrees to fight Mayweather

The fight the world has wanted to see for the better part of six years -- a long-awaited summit meeting between welterweight champions Floyd …

Alibaba's IPO launch may happen soon

Alibaba’s long-awaited U.S. initial public offering is drawing near.<p>Since the e-commerce giant filed for an IPO back in May, analysts have speculated that the offering could be the largest in U.S. history, surpassing Facebook’s $16 billion.<p>The IPO was expected to launch in August but was then …

Mortgage Help for Members of the Military

The responsibilities of owing a mortgage are demanding for the average homeowner, but the process becomes a lot more complicated for borrowers serving in the military.<p>The stress of the job, the time constraints and the uncertainty of military life helped make the housing crisis more acute for …

Grains Of Sand Magnified x300 Reveal Dazzling Images

A grain of sand is so small and finite that our eyes are unable to render any significant detail.<p>It often just looks like a shiny or dark grain of …

Strategies for getting a mortgage amid tougher federal rules

WASHINGTON— The verdict was nearly unanimous at a recent hearing on Capitol Hill: The new federal "ability to repay" and "qualified mortgage" regulations that took effect Jan. 10 will make obtaining credit tougher, not easier, this year, and potentially force large numbers of creditworthy home …

Whatever Happened To The War On Piracy?

It’s been a long time since the days of SOPA and PIPA, and the period when I published what remains my most popular piece to this day, “You Will Never Kill Piracy, and Piracy Will Never Kill You.” In the face of legislation that threatened the very freedom of the internet in the name of “ …

Smartphone Use At Night Hurts Sleep And Workplace Productivity: Study

Sure, we know that screen time right before bed is bad for sleep. And turns out, using your smartphone late at night also makes you feel depleted in the morning, thereby making you less focused and engaged at work, according to a small new study.<p>The study, published in the journal Organizational …

How the 'Netflix of books' won over the publishing industry (Q&A)

Oyster has grown its library of books available to its all-you-can-eat subscribers to more than 100,000 titles. CEO Eric Stromberg told CNET how it happened, and how the company is changing the world of reading.<p>The world in which people have to rent movies one at a time from a video store, or buy …

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Gun flight: Smith & Wesson, Ruger quit California over stamping requirement

A new gun law proponents say helps law enforcement has driven Smith & Wesson and Sturm Ruger out of California, and affirmed the suspicions of firearms rights advocates that the measure is really about making handguns obsolete.<p>The two companies have announced they will stop selling their wares in …

Failing To Get Off The Couch May Contribute To Heart Failure

The more we learn about sitting, the more perilous it seems to be.<p>Flabby muscles, fuzzy thinking and all manner of cardiovascular disease can get started or get worse when we're hanging out on the couch, stuck in traffic or just parked in a chair for too long.<p>Now there's evidence that heart failure …

China to regulate fishing in disputed South China sea

The Philippines and Vietnam have condemned the rules, saying they infringe on their own 200-mile exclusive economic zones<p>China has insisted it will regulate fishing in the disputed South China sea under its laws despite protests by neighbouring countries, a Philippine official said on …

Sabbatical program may help US military keep women in the ranks

Navy Cmdr. Valerie Overstreet wanted to start a family. But her job as a Navy pilot and the fact that she and her husband, also a naval officer, were stationed in different parts of the country made it complicated.<p>So she decided to take advantage of a fledgling Navy program that allowed her to take …