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Richard Sherman's Dad, Kevin, Still Working

businessinsider.com — Despite having a son who recently just signed a $56 million contract with the Seattle Seahawks, Kevin Sherman still wakes up early to do the job he has done for more than two decades. Kevin, whose son Richard Sherman will play in his second-straight Super Bowl, has worked as a trash-truck driver in Los Angeles for 26 years.
Feb 01, 2015

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Feb 01, 2015

RT @SportsTaxMan: Richard Sherman's dad still wakes up at 3:45 a.m. to drive a trash truck, doesn't want to live off his son businessinsider.com/richard-sherma… #Seahawks

Feb 01, 2015

RT @SportsTaxMan: Richard Sherman's dad still wakes up at 3:45 a.m. to drive a trash truck, doesn't want to live off his son businessinsider.com/richard-sherma… #Seahawks

Feb 01, 2015

RT @SportsTaxMan: Richard Sherman's dad still wakes up at 3:45 a.m. to drive a trash truck, doesn't want to live off his son businessinsider.com/richard-sherma… #Seahawks

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CNBC porn star investments

By Sam Ro
businessinsider.com — CNBC went to the Adult Video News (AVN) Awards and asked some of the stars of the adult film industry how they would invest $10,000 right now. While some of the investment ideas offered might be attractive, the rationales offered by some of the actors and actresses reflect one of the most common mistakes made in investing: the assumption that good companies make good stocks.
Feb 01, 2015

"You'd be ill-advised to make investment decisions based on what these porn stars said." businessinsider.com/cnbc-porn-star…

Feb 01, 2015

Award for best investment-related Ron Jeremy double-entendre goes to @businessinsider "Ultimately, investing is hard" businessinsider.com/cnbc-porn-star…

Feb 01, 2015

RT @LJKawa: "And even if we do understand investing, it's hard to be as disciplined as Ron Jeremy." - @bySamRo businessinsider.com/cnbc-porn-star…

Feb 01, 2015

RT @bySamRo: in which I argue Ron Jeremy is a wiser investor than you read.bi/1CnB1f1

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Scientists Northern Lights Predictions

businessinsider.com — In a small Finland town around 62 miles into the Arctic Circle, experts at The Finnish Meteorological Institute Arctic Research Centre are looking for signs of upcoming displays of Northern Lights in our skies. The centre has helped develop 'Auroras Now!', a space weather service which uses all-sky cameras and magnetic field alarm systems to monitor auroral activity.

Deutsche Bank UK inflation chart

businessinsider.com — Want a big picture perspective? Here's a chart from Deutsche Bank showing inflation in the UK since 1510 (!). Basically, unless there is a war or a supply shock, inflation has not been the norm. The question Deutsche Bank wrestles with in the note this chart is included in is whether or not deflation is really such a bad thing.

TOM BRADY: How One Of The NFL's Richest Players Spends His Millions

businessinsider.com — Fifteen years after getting drafted 199th overall, Tom Brady is making his record sixth Super Bowl appearance. Since 2000 he has turned into the league's biggest celebrity with massive endorsement deals, a wildly successful significant other, and the ability to build $40-million mansions from scratch as a side job.

Insidesales.com Super Bowl data

businessinsider.com — If you're planning to sell something in the New England region, you may want to root for the Patriots at this year's Super Bowl. According to Insidesales.com, a predictive sales analysis software, the Patriots' home region displayed the biggest decline - around 45% in 2012 after losing to the NY Giants - in accepting sales calls after the Super Bowl among all losing team regions in the past.
Feb 01, 2015

RT @MattRosoff: Here's the data proving Pats fans take losses harder than everyone else... businessinsider.com/insidesalescom…

Feb 01, 2015

Here's the data proving Pats fans take losses harder than everyone else... businessinsider.com/insidesalescom…

Roubini on activist monetary policy

businessinsider.com — Since the financial crisis, central banks have been engaged in unconventional methods of monetary policy. And these methods, which include taking interest rates to zero - or lower - and buying trillions of dollars worth of assets, have gotten a lot of people nervous about the future of the world economy.
Feb 01, 2015

RT @themoneygame: ROUBINI: Here's what pseudo-economists and market hacks got wrong about activist monetary policy read.bi/1CnxY6t

Lower oil prices deflationary spiral

businessinsider.com — Economists and central bankers hate deflation because of "deflationary spirals." A "deflationary spiral" occurs when lower prices cause consumers to wait for even lower prices, creating excess production capacity, excess inventory, and ever-lower prices and so on. It is a circular pattern.
Feb 01, 2015

RT @themoneygame: Three reasons why lower oil prices won't lead to a 'deflationary spiral' read.bi/1vo2ACV

Oregon college: Saudi Arabia's new deputy crown prince didn't get a degree there like he claimed

businessinsider.com — PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Lewis & Clark College says Saudi Arabia's new deputy crown prince did not graduate from the private school as the Saudi Embassy said last week, although he did attend classes. Prince Mohammed bin Nayef was named deputy crown prince earlier this month after the death of Saudi Arabia's king.
Feb 01, 2015

Oregon's Lewis & Clark college: #Saudi Arabia's new deputy crown prince Mohamed bin Nayef didn't get a degree there businessinsider.com/oregon-college…

How Jerry Yang helped Pluribus raise $50M

businessinsider.com — Pluribus Networks, a startup you've probably never heard of, just put itself front and center in the race for a hot new market called "software-defined networking." And it's all because of Yahoo founder Jerry Yang. Last week Pluribus raised a hefty $50 million in investment, which brings its total funding to date to $95 million.
Feb 01, 2015

Yahoo founder Jerry Yang helped this startup come from nowhere to take on Cisco and VMware read.bi/15ZyUjv

Jeff Bezos' brilliant advice for anyone running a business

businessinsider.com — If you want to build a successful, sustainable business, don't ask yourself what could change in the next ten years that could affect your company. Instead, ask yourself what won't change, and then put all your energy and effort into those things.

How Elite Daily sold for $40-50 million to Daily Mail

businessinsider.com — Daily Mail just acquired media startup Elite Daily for $40-50 million, according to multiple sources familiar with the deal. But when Daily Mail's US CEO Jon Steinberg was first told to meet with Elite Daily in June, he blew it off. Steinberg had been approached by prominent venture capitalist, Alan Patricoff, at an event.
Jan 31, 2015

Welcome aboard, folks -- "How Elite Daily's 20-something founders sold their startup to Daily Mail" businessinsider.com/how-elite-dail…

Jan 30, 2015

"Now we have 50% of all millennials in the US coming to one of our sites," says Daily Mail CEO. I'm skeptical businessinsider.com/how-elite-dail…

Jan 30, 2015

Here's @ajs with some of the backstory on EliteDaily's almost instant success. businessinsider.com/how-elite-dail…

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Chinese manufacturing activity contracts for the first time in two years

businessinsider.com — BEIJING (Reuters) - Activity in China's factory sector contracted in January for the first time in more than two years, an official survey showed on Sunday, which will increase gloom about the outlook for the world's second-biggest economy this year.
Jan 31, 2015

RT @themoneygame: Chinese manufacturing activity contracts for the first time in two years read.bi/1vn7XCt

Yes, Bloomberg should buy the New York Times

businessinsider.com — Former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg is reportedly once again sniffing around and asking whether the New York Times might be for sale. It almost certainly isn't for sale. But he should buy it anyway. This would be an excellent way for Bloomberg to turbocharge his global influence ambitions.
Jan 31, 2015

RT @fmanjoo: .@hblodget explains how Michael Bloomberg could buy the New York Times, which isn't for sale. businessinsider.com/bloomberg-buy-… pic.twitter.com/NPc52TTOdr

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AP's partnership with Automated Insights

businessinsider.com — If you thought robots could never replace journalists, think twice. That's certainly been the case at The Associated Press, America's oldest 24-hour news agency. AP produced 3,000 articles in the past quarter, 10X more than it used to, by using automated technology.
Jan 31, 2015

RT @hblodget: AP now publishes 3,000 stories written by robots each quarter businessinsider.com/aps-partnershi… [And they’re more accurate]

Jan 31, 2015

RT @evankirstel: America's oldest news agency wrote 10X more articles by having robots do what reporters used to do j.mp/1uN5cV9

Jan 31, 2015

RT @hblodget: AP now publishes 3,000 stories written by robots each quarter businessinsider.com/aps-partnershi… [And they’re more accurate]

Jan 31, 2015

But more read? MT @hblodget: AP publishes 3,000 stories written by robots each quarter businessinsider.com/aps-partnershi… [And they’re more accurate]

Jan 31, 2015

AP now publishes 3,000 stories written by robots each quarter businessinsider.com/aps-partnershi… [And they’re more accurate]

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Super Bowl movie trailers

businessinsider.com — The commercials are one of the best parts of the Super Bowl; however, we're excited for the premiere of a few new movie trailers. Five studios will show televised spots for upcoming spring and summer movies. This year, a 30-second ad costs an estimated $4.4 million - $4.5 million.

JPMorgan is about to shell out $99.5 million to settle a currency rigging lawsuit

businessinsider.com — By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co, the largest U.S. bank, agreed to pay $99.5 million to settle its portion of an antitrust lawsuit in which investors accuse 12 major banks of rigging prices in the $5.3 trillion-a-day foreign exchange market.

McDonald's to accept selfies as payment

businessinsider.com — McDonald's is going to start accepting a new form of payment next week. Starting Feb. 2, the chain will let some customers pay for their food with different forms of what the chain calls "lovin,'" which could include selfies and hugs.
Jan 31, 2015

McDonald's Super Bowl ad says you can pay for food with selfies & hugs -- seriously ow.ly/3wejXV

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how this couple found love on quizup

businessinsider.com — Michele Severson hated the idea of dating apps. Although she had been single for several years, she had no interest in turning to her smartphone to spark her love life. She was, however, hooked on a trivia app called QuizUp.
Jan 31, 2015

This couple met on an app that wasn’t met for dating — but now they’re married businessinsider.com/how-this-coupl…