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Nevada Bans Uber - Business Insider

businessinsider.com — RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Washoe County District Court judge granted the state's request late Tuesday for a court order blocking the ride-sharing company Uber Technologies from operating unregulated in Nevada, saying Uber's refusal to comply with the necessary state licensing requirements could put the public's safety at risk.
Nov 26, 2014

Nevada public servant: I use Uber and it's a wonderful product, but the public must be protected businessinsider.com/nevada-bans-ub…

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Apple $1 Trillion - Business Insider

businessinsider.com — Apple's stock is once again on a tear. It's up 48% this year, surging past a $700 billion valuation. It's a stunning reversal for the company. In April of 2013, Wall Street had given up on Apple. The stock was less than half what it trades for today.
Nov 26, 2014

I think it's quite reasonable to think Apple could increase IPhone sales by 90 million. But at same margins? Hard. businessinsider.com/apple-1-trilli…

Nov 26, 2014

.@jyarow on how Apple gets to $1 trillion businessinsider.com/apple-1-trilli… (a couple more years of massive iPhone growth)

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Tater Tots Food Trend

businessinsider.com — Nostalgic trend alert: tater tots are the hot new (old) thing. A Yelp search for the tiny potato fritters turned up 62 pages of establishments that have them on the menu in New York City alone. But are tots really making a comeback, though? It's questionable they ever went away.

'Pardoned' Turkeys All Die

businessinsider.com — Every year, the president pardons one or two turkeys from being a family's Thanksgiving feast. One turkey is actually pardoned, the other is runner-up. This year, the lucky birds are named "Mac" and "Cheese." But are Mac and Cheese actually lucky? History would suggest not.
Nov 26, 2014

Unconstitutional! RT @SAI: The Sad Truth About What Happens To 'Pardoned' Turkeys read.bi/1vOtLG2

Nov 26, 2014

Carmel is the lone pardoned turkey survivor. She’ll be joined by this year’s “lucky” winners, “Mac” and “Cheese" businessinsider.com/pardoned-turke…

Nov 26, 2014

The Hunger Games was basically written about Thanksgiving turkeys. Even if you survive, the odds aren't in your favor businessinsider.com/pardoned-turke…

Great Things About Android

businessinsider.com — When I finally admitted that my Android phone - a Motorola Droid Razr that I'd gotten for a penny as part of a Verizon upgrade - needed to retire, I decided to switch to the iPhone 6 Plus. I've been back-and-forth between Android and iOS, but have been solidly Google-ified for the last year and a half.

NFL Thanksgiving Picks Against The Spread: Bears, Eagles, 49ers

businessinsider.com — Hello! Thanksgiving is here, which means football. Before I pick this week's games, let's do a quick power ranking of holidays. 5. New Year's Eve: A disaster. It starts late, there's too much drinking and puking. There's too much pressure for it to be great. 4.

Putin: Russia Is Not A Threat To Anyone

businessinsider.com — SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday Russia would safeguard its own security and that of its allies but posed a threat to no one.

Cookie Face Challenge Video

businessinsider.com — A few days ago, Shaquille O'Neal attempted to complete the Cookie Face Challenge on the set of Inside The NBA. It's a pretty funny challenge. You start off by placing a cookie on your forehead and then, without using your hands, try moving it into your mouth.
Nov 26, 2014

I think every girl strives to seem as cool/chill as @katienolan. She’s hilarious even with a cookie on her forehead. businessinsider.com/cookie-face-ch…

Nov 26, 2014

Ha! Can you name even ONE other species that can eat without using opposable thumbs? Wait... What? Oh... never mind. ow.ly/EVNzt

Facebook Links To Lee Rigby Death

businessinsider.com — A report released by the government yesterday accused an unnamed US-based technology company of failing to inform police of a conversation between two extremists that took place in December 2012. The report was into the death of British soldier Lee Rigby, who was stabbed to death by two Muslim extremists in London in May 2013.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @Jim_Edwards: This is the most important story BI UK has today: Everything we know about Facebook's links to Lee Rigby's murder read.bi/11ZpeDe

Nov 26, 2014

This is the most important story BI UK has today: Everything we know about Facebook's links to Lee Rigby's murder read.bi/11ZpeDe

Why It's Impossible To Get A Taxi In The Rain

businessinsider.com — Oliver Burkeman is the author of " The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking. " He came by Business Insider to talk about many topics, including Colin Camerer's surprising economic research on taxi drivers "daily income target" and how it influences supply and demand in New York City.
Nov 26, 2014

Uh, demand exceeds supply? MT @BI_Video: Economists crack the real reason you can't get a taxi in the rain read.bi/1vNIUYa @JMAIMAN

Nov 26, 2014

Economists Figured Out The Real Reason It's Impossible To Get A Taxi In The Rain uk.businessinsider.com/why-impossible…

Bourbon Shortage Is 'VERY Real'

businessinsider.com — Is the great bourbon shortage really real? After writing about it last week, we got some rather irate emails from readers, alleging that we were being fed a marketing scam. (There's some skepticism out there on the internet, as well.) After all, there's still plenty of bourbon in the liquor stores today!
Nov 26, 2014

When I wrote about the whiskey shortage the first time, I got some nasty emails about how I fell for a marketing trap businessinsider.com/bourbon-shorta…

Ackman's Pershing Square Sees Big Payoff From Allergan Deal

businessinsider.com — By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON (Reuters) - Hedge fund mogul William Ackman told investors they could see a $6 billion payday when he closes the chapter on Allergan Inc., his firm's biggest bet of 2014.
Nov 26, 2014

Bill Ackman Just Delivered Some Great News To His Hedge Fund Clients uk.businessinsider.com/r-ackmans-pers…

DB Key Downside Risks

businessinsider.com — This is one of the first slides from Deutsche Bank's "The House View" slide deck on the current state of the world. A couple of things to note here: Deutsche thinks that both a renewed European crisis and a Chinese hard landing are relatively likely and relatively significant.

Spotify, Exes And Breakups

businessinsider.com — When you go through a breakup, it can be agonizing. You're often left wondering: You can sort of see what that person is doing if you follow their activity on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. At least, you can see what they want you to see.
Nov 26, 2014

Spotify is your new nightmare for breakups. "Now he just played the entire soundtrack of the concert we went to" businessinsider.com/spotify-exes-a…

Did Billy Joel Smoke Cigarettes With Obama?

businessinsider.com — Barack Obama has said he quit his cigarette habit, but a report published in The Hill on Tuesday said "Piano Man" singer Billy Joel claimed the president offered him a smoke at the White House last year. However, a source close to Obama told Business Insider there's no way that story is true.
Nov 25, 2014

Guys, this is serious: Billy Joel did NOT "have a smoke" with the President, source says read.bi/1uV76qh

Nov 25, 2014

RT @ron_fournier: Who gives a WH official anonymity to call Billy Joel a liar? Just say, "On the record or no comment. Your choice." businessinsider.com/did-billy-joel…

Nov 25, 2014

RT @ron_fournier: Who gives a WH official anonymity to call Billy Joel a liar? Just say, "On the record or no comment. Your choice." businessinsider.com/did-billy-joel…

Nov 25, 2014

Who gives a WH official anonymity to call Billy Joel a liar? Just say, "On the record or no comment. Your choice." businessinsider.com/did-billy-joel…

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HBO Hired 160 Lawyers For Scientology Doc

businessinsider.com — HBO is producing a new documentary on the Church of Scientology so explosive that the network has been forced to hire legal back up. "We have probably 160 lawyers [looking at the film]," HBO Documentary Films president Sheila Nevins tells The Hollywood Reporter.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @daveweigel: Whoa if Xenu MT @businessinsider: HBO has hired 160 lawyers for their new Scientology documentary buff.ly/11UPMFV

Nov 26, 2014

RT @daveweigel: Whoa if Xenu MT @businessinsider: HBO has hired 160 lawyers for their new Scientology documentary buff.ly/11UPMFV

Nov 26, 2014

Whoa if Xenu MT @businessinsider: HBO has hired 160 lawyers for their new Scientology documentary buff.ly/11UPMFV

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Motorola's Moto X Is Basically Free On Monday

businessinsider.com — Motorola is practically giving away Moto X phones this Monday, as it's just announced that its newest smartphone will cost only $0.01 if you sign up for a two-year contract with Verizon. If you opt for an off-contract unlocked version of the phone, you'll still get a massive $140 discount.
Nov 26, 2014

Just think how amazing this would be if Google had bothered to insist on a decent camera uk.businessinsider.com/motorola-moto-… via @BI_Europe

Apple Shutting Down iPhone 5C Production Next Year

businessinsider.com — It looks like the iPhone 5C's days are numbered. Apple will shut down production of the iPhone 5C next year, according to a new report from Taiwan's Industrial and Commercial Times ( via MacRumors).

MAP: Map Of Eurozone Issues

By Sam Ro
businessinsider.com — The European economy is suffering from a lack of growth and tumbling prices. It certainly doesn't help that the euro zone currency union is made up of individual countries with their own unique problems and their own unique ideas for fixing the regions woes. It's a complicated story.