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Congresswoman Introducing Bill To Stop Nazis From Getting Social Security Benefits

businessinsider.com — Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) is furious some former Nazis are still collecting US social security benefits and she intends to introduce a bill to take them away. "It's deeply disturbing and I'm deeply disturbed that these individuals continue to receive Social Security benefits even after the Justice Department identified them as Nazi war criminals," Maloney told Business Insider on Tuesday.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @nickgillespie: Bold thinking: "If you're a Nazi war criminal...You should not be receiving Social Security benefits. Period." businessinsider.com/congresswoman-…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @nickgillespie: Bold thinking: "If you're a Nazi war criminal...You should not be receiving Social Security benefits. Period." businessinsider.com/congresswoman-…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @nickgillespie: Bold thinking: "If you're a Nazi war criminal...You should not be receiving Social Security benefits. Period." businessinsider.com/congresswoman-…

Oct 21, 2014

Bold thinking: "If you're a Nazi war criminal...You should not be receiving Social Security benefits. Period." businessinsider.com/congresswoman-…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @BKcolin: Rep. Maloney will introduce bill to take SS benefits away from Nazis, says terrorists could lose their benefits next businessinsider.com/congresswoman-…

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The CEO Of Buzzfeed Says Marissa Mayer Has Made A Strategic Mistake

businessinsider.com — In January 2013, Buzzfeed, the huge new media brand with 150 million readers and viewers worldwide, was worth $200 million. In April, Buzzfeed raised $50 million from Silicon Valley's fanciest venture capital firm, Andreessen Horowitz, at a $850 million valuation. Things are going well there.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @SAI: Buzzfeed CEO Jonah Peretti says Marissa Mayer has made a strategic mistake read.bi/1uATXOD

Oct 21, 2014

by not buying buzzfeed? RT @SAI Buzzfeed CEO Jonah Peretti says Marissa Mayer has made a strategic mistake bit.ly/1zjACcD

Oct 21, 2014

Buzzfeed CEO: Here’s the big mistake Marissa Mayer is making at Yahoo. businessinsider.com/the-ceo-of-buz…

Oct 21, 2014

Buzzfeed CEO Jonah Peretti says Marissa Mayer has made a strategic mistake read.bi/1uATXOD

The iPhone Is A Miracle

businessinsider.com — Here's the definition of a miracle, according to Merriam Webster: Any one of those definitions works for the iPhone, which continues to defy expectations. Two years ago I called the iPhone a miracle, and said the following: " Apple created and captured a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with the iPhone."

Lockhart's Lament Math Education Is Wrong

businessinsider.com — Mathematics is one of humanity's most creative and poetic endeavors. And it is a disaster that it isn't taught this way to students. "A Mathematician's Lament" is a classic polemic ( later expanded and published as a book) written by math teacher Paul Lockhart.

The Quaint Economy: How A Good Story Makes A Successful Product

businessinsider.com — There's a hashtag being passed around a certain clique of finance twitter: #TQE. It stands for the the quaint economy, and if you've ever overpaid for distressed jeans or thought about forking over $12 for a jar of artisanal pickles, it's time to acquaint yourself with the idea.

Magic Leap Google Investment

businessinsider.com — Google has led a $542 million investment in Magic Leap, a technology startup based in Florida, the company announced this morning. Magic Leap is a stealth company that describes itself as being a "developer of novel human computing interfaces and software." It just closed a $50 million+ Series A round in February.
Oct 21, 2014

Wow. Google (not Ventures but actually Google) leads a pretty small round of $542 million in Magic Leap businessinsider.com/magic-leap-goo…

Oct 21, 2014

Not sure what Magic Leap is, but it must be mind-blowing to attract this kind of cash businessinsider.com/magic-leap-goo…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @r0h1n: Google is leading a $542M investment (that's funding, not valuation mind you!) into VR startup Magic Leap! businessinsider.com/magic-leap-goo…

Oct 21, 2014

Google leads a $542 million investment in Magic Leap, a new virtual reality company. businessinsider.com/magic-leap-goo…

Smartest Colleges In America

businessinsider.com — Schools are constantly being ranked on everything from student happiness, campus beauty, success of alums, and professor prestige. But where should you go if you want to be among the most intelligent students in America?

Insiders On Yahoo's BrightRoll Buy

businessinsider.com — Late last night, TechCrunch's Ingrid Lunden and Sarah Buhr broke some big Yahoo news. They reported that Yahoo has signed a term sheet to buy a company called BrightRoll for ~$700 million. Take the report with a grain of salt, as TechCrunch has missed on a few "scoops" lately.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @nichcarlson: (new quotes) Insiders aren’t that impressed with Yahoo’s reported plans to buy BrightRoll for $700 million. read.bi/1257yXx

Oct 21, 2014

(new quotes) Insiders aren’t that impressed with Yahoo’s reported plans to buy BrightRoll for $700 million. read.bi/1257yXx

Oct 21, 2014

RT @businessinsider: This is what industry insiders think of Marissa Mayer's reported plan to pay $700 million for Brightroll read.bi/1tIyEQy

Oct 21, 2014

This is what industry insiders think of Marissa Mayer's reported plan to pay $700 million for Brightroll read.bi/1tIyEQy

Yahoo Q3 Earnings - Business Insider

businessinsider.com — Yahoo will report earnings shortly after 4pm eastern. Yahoo may also announce new cost-cutting plans and a new M&A strategy - one that involves fewer "acqui-hires" and more accretive deals. As soon as the numbers are in, we'll post them here along with live analysis.

Manhattan Denny's Photos - Business Insider

businessinsider.com — Earlier this year, New York's pancake lovers rejoiced as the first Denny's, the restaurant famous for its delicious, quick, and affordable diner food options, finally opened in Manhattan's Financial District.

13 Things We Just Learned About Conservatives And Liberals In America

businessinsider.com — Pew Research Center is out with a new study that dissects how Americans of varying political persuasions interact with each other and get informed about politics. The survey shows that conservatives and liberals usually stick together in their opposing camps and only trust certain news outlets to keep them informed (for consistent conservatives, one source dominates - Fox News).
Oct 21, 2014

RT @BrettLoGiurato: What does it say that America’s two most trusted sources of news are … British? read.bi/1t9m1vS

Oct 21, 2014

What does it say that America’s two most trusted sources of news are … British? read.bi/1t9m1vS

World's 100 Most In-Demand Employers

businessinsider.com — Google, Apple, and Facebook are known for offering attractive perks, great pay, and excellent workplace cultures - so it's no surprise that they're also three of the world's most sought-after places to work right now. That's according to a new ranking of the 100 most in-demand employers by LinkedIn.

The Bizarre World Of Civil Forfeiture Lawsuits

businessinsider.com — A recent Washington Post series on a law that lets police seize your cash or property sheds light on a bizarre kind of lawsuit that doesn't even list a human or company as a defendant.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @BI_Lawandorder: Here's why the government is filing lawsuits against huge piles of money read.bi/1uAC1U4

Oct 21, 2014

Here's why the government is filing lawsuits against huge piles of money read.bi/1uAC1U4

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Pay: $84 Million

businessinsider.com — Microsoft just revealed how much it is paying its new CEO, Satya Nadella. All told for the first year, it's a package worth $84 million, the company said in a regulatory filing.

Richard Branson Kite-Surf World Record

businessinsider.com — Virgin Group founder Richard Branson recently broke yet another Guinness World Record by upping the ante after an iconic photo of the mogul kite-surfing with a nude woman went viral. In March, Branson successfully kite-surfed with three women riding along with him, and Guinness World Records officially acknowledged the achievement as the "world record for most people riding a kitesurf board."
Oct 21, 2014

Richard Branson: How 3 Bikini-Clad Women Helped Me Set Another Guinness World Record businessinsider.com/richard-branso… via pic.twitter.com/ZaHE7poRt1

Oct 21, 2014

RT @BI_Video: How Richard Branson set another Guinness World Record kite-surfing with 3 bikini-clad women: read.bi/1pxnF5z pic.twitter.com/5YRs1B4ipY

Amazon Closes Multi-Year Deal With Simon & Schuster

businessinsider.com — Amazon has inked a multi-year deal with Simon & Schuster, the second major Big Five book publisher it has been negotiating with about the price of e-books, a source with knowledge of the situation tells Business Insider.
Oct 20, 2014

RT @brianstelter: While it feuds with Hachette, Amazon has struck a deal with Simon & Schuster-- BI: read.bi/1puwsVP Mashable: http:…

Oct 20, 2014

While it feuds with Hachette, Amazon has struck a deal with Simon & Schuster-- BI: read.bi/1puwsVP Mashable: on.mash.to/1sIkMlN

Oct 20, 2014

RT @jillianiles: Amazon and Big Five publisher Simon & Schuster sign a multi-year deal as battle with Hachette rages on http://t.co/3AK3OnC…

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Here Are The Most And Least Trusted News Outlets In America

businessinsider.com — News outlets like CNN and ABC News might have the biggest audiences, but they're not the most trusted in America. The most trusted news outlets in America, according to a new study from Pew Research Center, are actually British.

Existing Home Sales, Sept. 2014

By Sam Ro
businessinsider.com — At 10:00 a.m. ET, we'll get the September report on existing home sales. Economists estimate the pace of sales climbed 1.0% to an annualized rate of 5.10 million. "We look for existing home sales to tick up to 5.09 million saar in September, partly reversing the 1.8% decline in August," Bank of America Merrill Lynch economists said.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @businessinsider: EXISTING HOME SALES CLIMB TO 5.17 MILLION (5.10 Million Estimated) read.bi/1CQ6hir

Oct 21, 2014

RT @clusterstock: EXISTING HOME SALES CLIMB TO 5.17 MILLION (5.10 Million Estimated) read.bi/1CQ6hir