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REPORT: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Is Resigning

businessinsider.com — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is resigning, The New York Times reports. "The officials described Mr. Obama's decision to remove Mr. Hagel, 68, as a recognition that the threat from the Islamic State would require a different kind of skills than those that Mr. Hagel was brought on to employ," The Times notes.

Running In Traffic Vine

businessinsider.com — Logan Paul, a Vine phenomenon who we have profiled in the past, just uploaded this horrifying Vine this past weekend. It was brought to my attention by The Daily Dot's Cooper Fleishman, who messaged me with: "This has to be fake, right?"

OPEC November 27 Meeting Preview

businessinsider.com — On Thursday, Americans will take off of work, sit around with family, and eat turkey to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. But there's something way more important happening in Austria: OPEC is meeting. And with crashing oil prices threatening the budgets of the oil-producing nations, this will be one of the most important OPEC meeting in years.
Nov 24, 2014

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Sony Pulls Sexist PlayStation Ad

businessinsider.com — Sony quickly pulled an innuendo-ridden ad from its European PlayStation YouTube channel, The Verge reports, presumably because of spot's obvious sexist connotations. The ad, which first went online on November 21 but was soon set to "private" can still be viewed elsewhere on YouTube (watch it below), features an attractive brunette "doctor" who at first appears to be suggesting the viewer has been furiously masturbating: "I bet you've already done it today.

Women not equal to men: Turkey's Erdogan

businessinsider.com — Istanbul (AFP) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday declared that women are not equal to men and launched a bitter attack against feminists in Turkey, claiming they reject the concept of motherhood. Speaking at a summit in Istanbul on justice for women, the devoutly Muslim president said that biological differences between women and men meant they cannot serve the same functions in life.

Krugman Responds To Paul Singer Attack

businessinsider.com — New York Times columnist and Princeton economist Paul Krugman spoke with our own Henry Blodget about a range of topics. In this clip, Krugman responds to Paul Singer's criticism that there's been a 'Krugmanization' of economics and talks inflation. Produced by Alex Kuzoian. Additional camera by Graham Flanagan and Devan Joseph.
Nov 24, 2014

KRUGMAN: 'Angry Billionaires' Like Paul Singer Are Just Wrong About Inflation #krugmanization businessinsider.com/krugman-billio…

Nov 24, 2014

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RT @hblodget: And how. "KRUGMAN: 'Angry billionaires' like Paul Singer are just wrong about inflation read.bi/1r0BUWO pic.twitter.com/uQ7JyUHEoq

Nov 24, 2014

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Responses Mattel's Sexist 'Barbie: I Can Be A Computer Engineer' Book

businessinsider.com — The book was supposed to be about Barbie's successful career as a computer programmer, but it depicted her as anything but. In the story, she accidentally infects her friend's computer with malware and can't write a line of code without a man's help.
Nov 24, 2014

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Odell Beckham Jr. Made What Is Being Called The Greatest Catch Ever

businessinsider.com — New York Giants rookie wide receiver made a touchdown catch on Sunday night that is already being called by many "the greatest catch ever." On a long bomb by Eli Manning, Beckham, racing down the sideline leaped up and caught the pass with one hand over and behind his head as he was falling backwards into the endzone.

The Most Important Stories In Advertising November 24

businessinsider.com — Good morning. Get your week off to a flying start by getting up to date with all the important advertising stories. 1. Coca-Cola has become the first major World Cup sponsor to publicly criticize FIFA over the handling of its corruption investigation into the winning bids for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments.

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Trailer How To See It

businessinsider.com — Disney has big plans for the big reveal of the first "Star Wars: Episode VII" trailer. The trailer for the anticipated return of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) on screen will debut in select Regal theaters nationwide Friday through Sunday.
Nov 24, 2014

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IGNITION 2014

businessinsider.com — IGNITION brings together the brightest minds in technology and media to share what they see on the horizon. It packs unscripted interviews, cool demos, insights from industry pioneers, and big picture thought leadership into a fast-paced agenda.

These Are The Four People Most Likely To Replace Chuck Hagel

businessinsider.com — Chuck Hagel's tenure as Secretary of Defense began inauspiciously, with a nomination battle that ended with only 58 members of the Senate voting to confirm their former colleague. And it's ending well before Barack Obama's second term as president is up, with the dovish former Nebraska senator and decorated Vietnam veteran announcing his resignation on November 24.
Nov 24, 2014

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The Street's Roast of Bill Ackman

businessinsider.com — Hundreds of financial journalists spent their Friday evening at the "Financial Follies"-an annual black tie gathering at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. The Follies, which is hosted by the New York Financial Writers Association, always includes a staged musical show that pokes fun at some of the year's big business news stories.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @businessinsider: TheStreet.com made a roast of Bill Ackman and screened it to hundreds of journalists read.bi/1AHqcDA

EU Lawmakers To Vote On Google Break-Up Motion On Thursday

businessinsider.com — BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU lawmakers will likely vote on Thursday on a motion proposing the break-up of Google and other Internet technology companies, increasing political pressure on the bloc's antitrust regulators to take a stronger line on the group. The parliament has no power to dismember a firm.

Things Successful People Do Before Breakfast

businessinsider.com — "If it has to happen, then it has to happen first," writes Laura Vanderkam, time management expert and author of " What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast." Those among us who have managed to find professional success and eke out a life actively embrace this philosophy.

Google Removes Ass Hunter Android Game App From Google Play

businessinsider.com — Google has removed a game named "Ass Hunter", in which players hunt and kill gay man, from its Android app store. The game had been available in the Google Play store for weeks. The Independent reports that Ass Hunter was downloaded over 10,000 times, and even received over 200 five-star reviews before it was pulled from the store today.
Nov 24, 2014

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Goldman Sachs Global Macro Forecasts

By Sam Ro
businessinsider.com — As 2014 winds down, Wall Street's research departments have been publishing their 2015 outlooks for the markets and the economy. In the past week, Goldman Sachs laid out its forecast for the US stock market and US economy, It also identified its best trades and market themes for the year.
Nov 24, 2014

Goldman's Entire Outlook For The Markets And Economy In One Slide uk.businessinsider.com/goldman-sachs-…

The Question You Should Ask In Every Job Interview

businessinsider.com — Job interviews should be a two-way street where both parties - the candidate and the employer - have the same goal: to figure out if there's a fit. The best way to do this as the interviewee is to ask questions. The right questions. Career experts Katharine S.

Odell Beckham Catch Made Possible By Hand Size

businessinsider.com — New York Giants rookie Odell Beckham Jr. made the most incredible catch of the NFL season on Sunday night, stretching backwards to pick a ball out of the air with three fingers and score a 43-yard touchdown. Many in the NFL world - including SI's Peter King - are calling it the best catch they've ever seen.