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The War on Pink: GoldieBlox Toys Ignite Debate Over What's Good For Girls

Nestled in the aisle of pink sparkles dedicated to girls in most toy stores, this seasons’ shoppers will find a small collection of engineering toys …

Student loans: hundreds of millions of pounds unaccounted for

NAO finds that the government does not have employment records for around 368,000 students and former students<p>Hundreds of millions of pounds of public money paid out in student loans is unaccounted for because the government does not have enough information about the recipients, a report by the …

Some Retailers Rejecting 'Gray Thursday' as Part of Holiday Shopping Ritual

With more retailers electing to open its doors on Thanksgiving Day 2013 to present early Black Friday deals, the moniker "gray Thursday" is starting …

Retail Workers Ask Themselves What Thanksgiving With Family Is Worth

How much is a Thanksgiving with your loved ones worth to you?<p>If you were asked to give it up, would its value be $10.09 per hour? How about $15.05, with some free turkey thrown in?<p>Is it worth a one-time voucher for 25 percent off your purchase at Walmart?<p>Over the past few weeks, hundreds of …

Pizza Hut reinstates manager fired after refusing to open Thanksgiving

After being fired for refusing to open his restaurant on Thanksgiving, a Pizza Hut manager has his job back.<p>Tony Rohr, who worked his way up from cook to general manager at the company, was told it was mandatory to keep his Elkhart, Ind., store open on the holiday.<p>"I just decided I wasn't going to …

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Two-Tier Voting Systems Face Lawsuit Double Whammy

The two-tier voting systems in Kansas and Arizona received a double-punch over the last week with dual federal and state court challenges to their …

Small Businesses Get One-Year Delay In Health Insurance Process

The Obama administration announced it is delaying until November 2014 a requirement that small businesses shop for health insurance via the troubled federal HealthCare.gov site, which has been blamed for many problems since its launch last month. The shift applies to businesses with fewer than 50 …

Bad To Worse: Iran Deal Strains Obama-Netanyahu Relationship

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is one of the most prominent critics of the U.S. deal with Iran. While President Obama calls the agreement a breakthrough, Netanyahu calls it a "historic mistake." It's far from the first time the Israeli and American leaders have clashed.<p>Barack Obama and …

Rush Limbaugh: The pope sounds like a Marxist

“This is just pure Marxism coming out of the mouth of the pope”<p>Rush Limbaugh wanted to like the Pope. He really did. But then the pope had to go and blow it all by releasing a long apostolic exhortation that lambastes free-market capitalism as "a new tyranny." Now Limbaugh is very disappointed with …

White House delays small business healthcare market by one year

Small business owners were told to wait another year before they can use an online marketplace to shop for employee medical insurance on Wednesday as US health officials scrambled to fix their broken consumer website instead.<p>In another blow to Barack Obama's healthcare reforms, the bad news was …

The NSA's Porn-Surveillance Program: Not Safe for Democracy

Its targets extend beyond suspected terrorists—and some rhetoric that the First Amendment would protect is singled out.<p>Let's think through the troubling implications of the latest surveillance-state news. "The National Security Agency has been gathering records of online sexual activity and …

President Obama refers to “tea-baggers” in alleged handwritten letter

Right-wing freakout in 5, 4, 3, 2…<p>According to a report in the New York Post, President Obama referred to "tea-baggers" in an alleged handwritten letter to a concerned citizen.<p>Assuming the letter (which is written on official White House stationary and bears handwriting that looks like the …

Small Business to Wait One Year to Use Obamacare Website

HealthCare.gov will not work for small businesses until 2014.

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The Naked and Famous – review

ABC, Glasgow Relentlessly propulsive, the Auckland five-piece deliver their trademark soaring vocals and synth bombast<p>Teen troubadour Lorde recently set a stratospheric benchmark for New Zealand artists seeking international success. But before her number one single Royals swallowed the world, …