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Daybreaker Boat Party Photos

businessinsider.com — I never thought I'd go to a wild dance party on a boat at 6 am, but now that I have once, I can't wait to do it again. I'm not into electronic music at all, but I was inspired by Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, who has said that his experiences going to raves shaped his view on the world and ultimately helped him build his company into a billion-dollar business.

Australia set to pay polluters to cut emissions

businessinsider.com — Sydney (AFP) - Australia is set to approve measures giving polluters financial incentives to reduce emissions blamed for climate change, in a move critics described as ineffective environmental policy. The so-called "direct action" plan, which will see the government pay companies to increase energy efficiency, passed through the upper house Senate early Friday following a marathon debate.
Nov 01, 2014

Australia wants to approve a really horrible policy for cutting emissions. read.bi/1sSqXR0

Microsoft Advertising Sales Team Redundancies

businessinsider.com — Microsoft has made its entire global advertising sales team redundant, sources have told Business Insider. The layoffs - within the Microsoft Advertising division - are expected to affect around 100 staff across the US, UK and other global offices, charged with selling advertising space across Microsoft's MSN, Bing, Xbox, Outlook, Skype and Windows 8 properties.

Pentagon Statement On Navy SEAL And Fox News

Decades-Old Soviet Engines Powered The US Rocket That Exploded

businessinsider.com — Washington (AFP) - The Orbital Sciences rocket that exploded after launch was powered by a pair of rocket engines that were made during the Soviet era and refurbished, experts said. The Ukrainian-designed AJ-26 engines date back to the 1960s and 1970s, and Aerojet Rocketdyne of Sacramento, California has a stockpile that it refurbishes for Orbital Sciences.
Nov 01, 2014

The rocket that exploded after launch was powered by rocket engines made during the Soviet era and refurbished. read.bi/1sN661b

NFL Week 9 Picks Against The Spread: Eagles, Broncos, Giants

businessinsider.com — I DVR sports, and you should too. Last Sunday, I went for a hike with my wife, then we got lunch, then I played a round of golf. By the time that was all over, it was 5:30, and the sun was getting ready to set.

Stephanie Ruhle Owns Halloween - Business Insider

businessinsider.com — Forget Halloween... Let's just call it Stephanie Ruhle Day! All Hallows Eve is the Bloomberg TV star anchor's favorite holiday and she owns it. "I love Halloween because-unlike most holidays-there is no gift, travel, family or meal pressure. It's just about a great party.

ISIS Most Horrific Atrocity

businessinsider.com — ISIS militants drove 600 Shia, Christian and Yazidi male prisoners into the middle of the desert, lined them up along the edge of a ravine, and executed them at point blank range, according to a report by Human Rights Watch released today.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @jrsalzman: This is what ISIS was doing while the western world was "carefully monitoring the situation." Disgraceful. businessinsider.com/the-most-isis-…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @SammyWalrusIV: Article about the genocide in Syria & Iraq. And there were people that thought we shouldn't do something about it... ht…

Victoria's Secret Perfect Body Campaign

businessinsider.com — Victoria's Secret is under fire for a new ad campaign that features the slogan "The Perfect 'Body.'" The slogan, which refers to the retailer's "Body" lingerie line, appears with images of Victoria's Secret angels on the company's website and in stores in the UK.

Untapable wins Breeders' Cup Distaff

businessinsider.com — Arcadia (United States) (AFP) - Untapable, trained by Steve Asmussen and ridden By Rosie Napravnik, won the $2 million Distaff on Friday, the marquee race on the opening day of the Breeders' Cup. Napravnik, already in the exclusive club of women jockeys to own a Breeders' Cup victory, enlivened the winner's circle ceremony by announcing her retirement, saying she and husband Joe Sharp are starting a family.
Nov 01, 2014

More on the historic day in horse racing for Arlington, TX-based trainer Asmussen as Untapable wins Breeders' Cup businessinsider.com/afp-untapable-…

Military Leaders Can’t Stand The Retired General Leading The Anti-ISIS Coalition

businessinsider.com — One would think a man with four stars on his collar leading U.S. forces in Afghanistan just one year ago would have no problem working with military leadership in the fight against militants of the so-called Islamic State at present. But for retired Marine Gen.
Oct 31, 2014

Many of the military's top leaders can't stand the retired General leading the anti-ISIS coalition by @PaulSzoldra read.bi/1sTXG8s

Female Economists More Likely To Favor Big Government

businessinsider.com — On Thursday, Janet Yellen gave a speech at the Fed about how more diversity among economists might have helped them figure out some of history's most recent economic crises. That's obviously impossible to know. But we can be pretty sure that diversity matters.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @Birdyword: .@shaneferro unveils Yellen's EVIL SCHEME > Female Economists Are More Likely To Favor Big Government businessinsider.com/female-economi…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @Birdyword: .@shaneferro unveils Yellen's EVIL SCHEME > Female Economists Are More Likely To Favor Big Government businessinsider.com/female-economi…

Oct 31, 2014

.@shaneferro unveils Yellen's EVIL SCHEME > Female Economists Are More Likely To Favor Big Government businessinsider.com/female-economi…

Easy Ways To Have More Fun At Work

businessinsider.com — "It is so important to have fun at work," says Laura Brounstein, the special projects director for Cosmopolitan magazine, who is currently planning Cosmo's 2014 "Fun Fearless Life Weekend" event. "Anything you enjoy, you're naturally going to do a better job with and give more of yourself to, so making your job something you look forward to, rather than simply a responsibility, is essential."

ANDY RUBIN OUT OF GOOGLE

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Oct 30, 2014

Any chance watching Tony Fadell become a billionaire + get lots of freedom through Google had something do w this? businessinsider.com/andy-rubin-out…

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Virgin Galactic Spaceship Reportedly Crashes During Test Flight

businessinsider.com — Virgin Galactic's SpaceShip2 has reportedly crashed in the Mojave Desert after suffering what the company called "an in-flight anomaly." Two pilots were reportedly aboard the ship during the test flight. The space exploration company, which was started by Richard Branson, tweeted: We'll update this post as we know more.
Oct 31, 2014

BREAKING NEWS: One dead, one injured in Virgin Galactic spacecraft crash read.bi/1rH5udn via @businessinsider #SpaceShipTwo

Oct 31, 2014

RT @BI_Transport: Virgin Galactic spacecraft reportedly crashes during test flight read.bi/1rGWzZm #SpaceShipTwo

Starbucks Will Start Delivering Coffee

businessinsider.com — Starbucks will start delivering food and beverages in select markets next year. "Imagine the ability to create a standing order that Starbucks delivered hot or iced to your desk daily - that's our version of ecommerce on steroids," Starbucks CEO Howard Shultz said Thursday on an earnings call with analysts.

Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi Gave Perfect Career Advice

businessinsider.com — In July, she told us about her mother's brutally honest reaction when she told her that she got a major promotion. "You might be president of PepsiCo," her mom said, but when you come home to your family, "leave that damned crown in the garage."
Oct 31, 2014

RT @drake_baer: Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi Gave The Perfect Advice For Getting Noticed At Work businessinsider.com/pepsi-ceo-indr…

Oct 31, 2014

Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi Gave The Perfect Advice For Getting Noticed At Work businessinsider.com/pepsi-ceo-indr…

Razer Chroma Gaming Mouse

businessinsider.com — What's better than 18 buttons on a gaming mouse? 19 buttons on a gaming mouse. That's how many Razer boasts on its new Naga Epic Chroma wireless gaming mouse, which is geared toward MMO players. In terms of hardware, its specs are pretty impressive: In addition to the 19 programmable buttons, the mouse has a 8,200DPI 4G laser sensor and 1,000Hz ultrapolling.
Oct 31, 2014

damn, look at that thing RT @SAI: You won't even be able to handle how intense this mouse is read.bi/1zmQ0Eb pic.twitter.com/84b7wqPBae

Political Campaigns Embracing Halloween Puns

businessinsider.com — Friday is Halloween and Election Day is next Tuesday - so political campaigns are doing their best to connect the two with some groan-inducing puns. Texas GOP gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott sent out a fund-raising solicitation comparing trick-or-treating to "unhealthy handouts" from the government.