Archive | November, 2011

Copper Heiress Leaves Conflicting Wills

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This is the most recent image of the reclusive heiress, taken in 1930
The last link to New York‚Äôs Gilded Age, the age of the Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, and Guggenheims, Huguette Clark, copper heiress, died at the age of 104, leaving the future of her $400 million fortune clouded in uncertainty with two conflicting wills. The youngest child of copper king, U.S. Senator (and scoundrel) William Andres Clark left…
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Zynga CEO Mark Pincus needs a helping hand

Zynga’s IPO Opportunity and Risk Factors

Once all the turkey and stuffing has been digested, Zynga will finally proceed with the IPO initially announced in July this year. The creator of popular internet games such as FarmVille, Words with Friends and CityVille, has gone from zero to millions of users in only a few years. And, even more impressive, defying the…
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Player's head Billy Hunter and NBA Commisioner David Stern can finally share a laugh

How the NBA Got its Deal and Ended the Basketball Lockout

On Friday, while the majority of America was microwaving refrigerated turkey, the key players in the NBA‚Äôs labor battle sat down at a spare table and announced that yes, they had the framework of a deal in place. Commissioner David Stern cautioned that there are still ‚Äúcomplex machinations‚ÄĚ to take place, but with the sides…
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Joined by his daughters, the President pardons two turkeys on the annual Thanksgiving rite

President Obama Pardons Two Turkeys

This morning the President has saved Liberty and safeguarded Peace as he pardons two Turkeys, by executive order, in the White House day-before-Thanksgiving celebration. On what the President called ‚Äúone of the best days of the year to be an American…a day to count our blessings [and] spend time with the ones we love,‚ÄĚ he…
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Will Pepper Spray and Tear Gas be to Occupy what Fire Hoses were to the Civil Rights Movement?

The simple answer is no; the Occupy movement commands nothing near near the moral equivalence of the civil rights movement. ¬†In the San Francisco Chronicle, Kevin Fagan correctly reports that the image of UC Davis campus policeman John Pike spraying a seated, nonviolent person with pepper spray has become iconic in record time. ¬†And, yes,…
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