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Week 13 waiver wire: Streaming defenses to target

Defenses in fantasy football are a fickle beast to figure out. Touchdowns can sway the course of a defense's fantasy season, but are nearly …

Black Friday highlights the contrast between rich and poor

In Northeast Los Angeles, 1,000 people huddled in the evening chill last Thanksgiving as they waited outside a Target store for the chance to snap up Black Friday deals.<p>Across town at the Grove, the mostly upscale stores such as Barneys and Nordstrom were closed that night. Holiday shoppers didn't …

Merry marijuana: Pot sellers woo holiday shoppers

DENVER (AP) — That's not mistletoe.<p>From new marijuana strains for the holidays to gift sets and pot-and-pumpkin pies, the burgeoning marijuana industry in Colorado is scrambling to get a piece of the holiday shopping dollar. Dispensaries in many states have been offering holiday specials for …

Some fund managers see oil falling to $60 without OPEC cut

LONDON (Reuters) - Some commodity fund managers believe oil prices could slide to $60 per barrel if OPEC does not agree a significant output cut when it meets in Vienna this week.<p>A OPEC flag is seen during the presentation of OPEC's 2013 World Oil Outlook in Vienna , November 7, 2013. …

Symantec warns ‘advanced’ malware spying on global targets for years

A sophisticated cyberespionage and data-gathering operation using advanced software has been systematically attacking a range of global targets including businesses, governments and individuals.<p>And many of the malware's components remain undiscovered and could still be active, according to …

Hackers shut down Sony Pictures' computers and are blackmailing the studio

Today, employees across the Sony Pictures offices were greeted with a strange picture as they tried to login to their computers. Since this afternoon, computers at the company have been completely unresponsive, showing a glowering CGI skeleton, a series of URL addresses, and a threatening message …

An economist explains what the heck is happening to the global economy

The dawn of the twenty-first century has proved unsettling. It was not what we expected. Only a few years ago, the world was full with apparently justified optimism. The new century would be free of the ideological fights that plagued the twentieth. A consensus emerged that markets and democracy …

Economics

Sony Pictures hack takes computers down studio-wide

As a whole, Sony isn't a stranger to being hacked, but the most recent effort targeted its movie division -- not PlayStation. Computers in Sony Pictures offices have been compromised, as <i>Deadline</i>, <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i> and <i>Variety</i> report. Studio-wide, computers were breached by a group named "#GOP" …

After 96 Loan Rejections, This Guy Built A $750 Million Marketplace For Business Loans

Although his business was profitable and he had a healthy credit score, Hodges just couldn't get the loan he needed to expand his business. Banks repeatedly declined his loan applications and other online finance companies offered terms that "simply didn't make sense."<p>After getting turned down for …

It's Time for the Broncos to Limit Wes Welker, Let Rookie Cody Latimer Shine

The Denver Broncos suffered a humiliating defeat in Week 9 on the road against the New England Patriots. It was an epic battle between Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. Both superstar quarterbacks passed for over 300 yards, but Manning passed for 105 more yards (438-333) than Brady.<p>The Broncos had two …

Khrushchev Visits IBM: A Strange Tale of Silicon Valley History

When the world’s most famous Communist saw one of the West’s greatest capitalist enterprises, he found much to admire–in its food.<p>In September of 1959, Nikita Khrushchev, the premier of the Soviet Union and first secretary of its Communist Party, spent 12 days touring the United States. The …

Rand Paul: The Republican Party needs a makeover

With Republicans poised to take control of Congress, Sen. Rand Paul delivered a sober warning Sunday that voters may not be necessarily running into the arms of the GOP as much as repudiating President Obama's agenda.<p>The Republican Party may win the battle this midterm election, but it's losing the …

Apple Retail SVP Angela Ahrendts: Apple Watch launching in “Spring,” after Chinese New Year

The Apple Watch’s launch is scheduled to occur in the “spring,” according to Apple Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores Angela Ahrendts, later in 2015 than some had originally anticipated. Ahrendts stated the timeframe to retail employees in a video message, a transcript of which was …

Brad Keselowski: 'I'm not here to lose, I'm here to win'

To the chagrin of his many rivals, Brad Keselowski refuses to change his aggressive ways.<p>Despite being the catalyst in two post-race altercations within the past four weeks, an adamant Brad Keselowski says he will not modify his aggressive driving style.<p>The most recent incident involving Keselowski …

Breeders' Cup 2014: Race schedule, post time, odds and more for Saturday

The action starts with the 14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies and ends with the Classic.<p>Saturday is the day everyone has been looking forward to for the 2014 Breeders' Cup main event, which is the $5 million Classic featuring both California Chrome and Tonalist, the horse that ended his dreams of a …

Despite A Royals Loss, There's Still Joy In Kansas City

Must history always be written by the victors? The Kansas City Royals may have lost in a crushing defeat, but their fans are still grateful for a season that some have said, "dropped out of the sky."<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>That famous baseball poem "Casey At The Bat" ends on a sad note. There …

With apologies, Cubs fire manager and hire another

Exits of Cubs managers bring back memories

Rick Renteria's exit as Cubs' manager Friday wasn't as loud or memorable as that of many of his predecessors.<p>His firing was announced in a wordy news release from the Cubs in which President Theo Epstein said "he deserved better and we wish him nothing but the best."<p>Running a star-crossed franchise …

Report says 60,000 veterans get triple benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 60,000 veterans were triple dippers last year, drawing a total of $3.5 billion in military retirement pay plus veterans and …

More to the US-Israel Spat Than Meets the Eye

In case you haven't noticed, the Obama Administration is in the midst of an on-going and very public spat with the Netanyahu government in Israel. The "tit for tat" exchanges have been noted in the press, with reporters and some analysts providing banal motives for the acrimony. Some have suggested …

Israel

Russell Westbrook has hand surgery

Oklahoma City Thunder star point guard Russell Westbrook had surgery to repair the broken bone in his right hand Saturday and will be sidelined at …

Scientists Finally Crack The Code Of The Ancient 'Phaistos Disk'

Scientists have been trying to decipher the mysterious "Phaistos Disk" ever since the 4,000-year-old clay disk was discovered in 1908 on the Greek island of Crete.<p>But no one seems to have been able to translate the mysterious language inscribed on the disk, which dates back to 1700 B.C. and the …

5 steps to keep your accounts safe from hackers and scammers

Throughout the flood of hacks and data breaches at retailers, restaurants, health care providers and online companies this year — Home Depot, Target, Subway, Adobe and eBay were just a handful — the one safe haven was the banks. Unlike other companies, banks had a long history of keeping bad guys …

Bill Belichick on Peyton Manning: 'Best QB I've coached against'

Bill Belichick has coached against Joe Montana, Dan Marino and John Elway, but he considers Peyton Manning the best he's faced.<p>Bill Belichick has …

Michael Jordan opens up on being better NBA owner

CHARLOTTE — Charlotte Hornets owner, NBA legend and Hall of Famer Michael Jordan admitted mistakes has an owner, said he learned from those missteps, has made better decisions and conceded he is better owner today than he was when he bought the team four years ago.<p>"I always considered myself an …