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EA Responds To Worst Company In America Contest: 'We Can Do Better'

<i>EA responds to what could very well be their second ‘Worst Company in America’ award in a row.</i><p>EA Chief Operating Officer, Peter Moore, has responded to what looks to be EA’s second year in a row winning The Consumerist’s ‘Worst Company in America’ award.<p>In today’s semifinals, the video game company …

CVS: Employees Must Tell Us Their Weight Or Pay A $600 Fine

That's the conundrum facing employers today as they struggle with rising rates of obesity and spiraling health care costs. (A study by Gallup found that absenteeism due to obesity and other chronic health problems costs employers $153 billion per year.)<p>And with a provision in the Affordable Care …

New Photos From Arkansas Oil Spill Show The Full Extent Of The Damage

New photos from the EPA show the extent of the damage.<p>At least 60 homes were impacted, and oil entered a creek connected to a cove attached to Lake Conway, a tributary that leads to the Arkansas River.<p>Exxon said in a statement that the oil did not reach Lake Conway, although "ducks, turtles, a …

Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers: Postgame Grades and Analysis for HOU

The Houston Rockets traveled to the Rose Garden on Friday night for a tilt with the Portland Trail Blazers, and they emerged 116-98 victors.<p>James Harden led the way for Houston yet again, with 33 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Jeremy Lin chipped in 22 points and eight dimes of his …

Basketball

The Economic Paradox of Major League Baseball—Explained in 1 Word

Bulk.<p>Reuters<p>Baseball would appear to be in crisis. Viewership is falling fast, down 30 percent across ESPN, TBS, and Fox since 2007. But those same networks are signing new contracts to pay more than ever for the rights to broadcast baseball games. Why?<p>As David Bank explained in an RBC note from …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Business (Canada)

Joseph Kony Gets a Break as U.S. and African Forces Stop Their Search

The infamous African warlord and his Lord’s Resistance Army may be free to terrorize more innocent people. William Lloyd George on how a coup has …

Taliban Have Second Thoughts About Fighting in Afghanistan

News of peace talks in Qatar are giving some Taliban fighters doubts about the jihad. Sami Yousafzai and Ron Moreau report on the indecision in the …

Kashmir: Briton 'stabbed to death' on houseboat

<b>Police in Indian-administered Kashmir are questioning a Dutch national about the killing of a British woman on a houseboat in Srinagar.</b><p>Sarah Groves, 24, from Guernsey, was stabbed to death on the boat in the state's summer capital, police said.<p>The arrested man, who is his 40s, is thought to have …

Six Americans killed in Afghanistan as top US general arrives

Six Americans and an Afghan doctor were killed in attacks on Saturday in southern and eastern Afghanistan as the US military's top officer began a …

China steps up bird flu precautions

<b>China is stepping up its efforts to contain the spread of a new strain of bird flu which has killed six people in the country.</b><p>The authorities in Shanghai, where four deaths were recorded, have closed three poultry markets and banned the import of all live birds into the city.<p>China has now …