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Classic Cars Craned In To Reagan Library

Forbes - 15 min 27 sec ago
The Petersen Automotive Museum is undergoing renovation, so a few dozen classic cars are moving over to Simi Valley, California to be displayed at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
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Petersen Museum Cars Move To Reagan Library During Renovation

Forbes - 15 min 27 sec ago
Classic cars are on the move in the Los Angeles area, as a selection of important cars relocate from the Petersen to the Reagan.
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Target Offers Free Shipping to Lure Holiday Shoppers

Forbes - 24 min 27 sec ago
In an effort to keep up with holiday competition, Target TGT -0.5% Corporation boldly announced on Wednesday, October 22nd, that it would offer free shipping through December 20th. This move puts Target neck-to-neck with Amazon, it’s largest online competitor for holiday shopping and online shopping in general.
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Why Robots Will Come For Waiting Jobs Before Cashiers

Forbes - 30 min 27 sec ago
Jordan Weissmann at Slate argues that machines will not be replacing many workers at McDonald's anytime soon: But when McDonald's began deploying touch-screen kiosks in Europe several years ago, management told the FinancialTimes that it didn't expect the new technology would lead franchises to cut their workforce. And if you walk into a McDonald's in, say, France, one thing you'll notice is that there are plenty of employees standing behind the counter despite the fancy kiosks, which many customers simply ignore. The same way plenty of shoppers hate the idea of checking out their own groceries, some people seem to just prefer having a human take their order. Let's look at the economics behind the decisions here. You can see why it might not happen first at McDonald's, and also why it failed to happen completely at a grocery stores. Machines in place of cashiers simply don't save that much time when the ordering/checking out is being done in an assembly line fashion. Typing through a menu instead of talking, or scanning your own items instead of a person doing it doesn't really save you much time. Now in the event of a $15 minimum wage, I think the calculus here would change, but right now machines don't have a huge operating advantage in these environments.
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Ebola and Second-hand Stress

Forbes - 42 min 27 sec ago
Fear is contagious. Natural selection has wired us to sense fear in our surroundings and make it our own. Zebras might not get ulcers from chronic stress but those that fail to activate their acute stress response when others around them are stressed are more likely to miss cues of
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Copycat Charges Spotlight Brand Issues For Xiaomi In Scoring A Global Hit

Forbes - 1 hour 12 min ago
Copycat charges by Apple's Jony Ive highlight the branding issues that will face Chinese smart phone maker Xiaomi as its seeks to go global.
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Bear cub found in Oregon drugstore goes to wildlife rehab; goal is to release it back to wild

Fox Business - 1 hour 15 min ago
A black bear cub found wandering the aisles of an Oregon drugstore will be raised with the goal of releasing him into the wild next year.
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Australia Stocks Edge Lower On Resource Weakness

Fox Business - 1 hour 23 min ago
Australian stocks slouched a little in early Thursday action, with the S&P/ASX 200 down 0.2% after a 1.1% gain in the previous session.
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Where the World's Oil Will Come From

Forbes - 1 hour 35 min ago
The U.S. may be the next Saudi Arabia, and as an individual country, no one outside of OPEC will be pulling more oil and gas out of the ground in the next 20 years like the Americans. But overall, despite greater volumes in the U.S., the world's oil and gas supply will be OPEC dependent, with both frontier and emerging market nations still being the world's oil and gas hubs. A look at some of the biggest producers between now and 2040, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
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U.S. To Produce More Oil & Gas Than Russia...For Decades

Forbes - 1 hour 35 min ago
Despite U.S. becoming the Saudi Arabia of the Americas, the increase in production won't undercut the OPEC and Middle Eastern oil powers anytime soon.
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Fear And Fiction More Dangerous Than Ebola

Forbes - 1 hour 59 min ago
Ebola is a deadly virus, and care must be taken whenever there is a realistic chance of exposure. However, the 24/7 media exposure has helped create a national panic about the virus and the associated risks. Fear and panic need to be replaced with facts and common sense.
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TSX-listed energy company Pacific Rubiales rides the Mexican wave

canada.com - 2 hours 5 min ago
Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. shares have shot up 15.73% in the past week as Mexico’s Alfa SAB group raised its stake in the company to 19%
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America's Disappearing Vacation Days

Forbes - 2 hours 13 min ago
Americans are taking less vacation time than at any point in nearly the last four decades, and there is a real economic and personal cost, a new study has found. Workers took an average of 16 days of vacation in 2013 compared to an average of 20.3 days as recently as 2000. Some 169 million of those paid time off days from last year are permanently lost; by forfeiting them, American employees collectively surrendered $52.4 billion in benefits, or an average of $504 per employee for free labor for their employers. In addition to “working for free,” the study found that people who tended to forgo time off had more stress than those who took their vacation time. Those are some of the highlights from “All Work and No Pay: The Impact of Forfeited Time Off,” a report released on Tuesday about the benefits of taking earned time off, conducted by Oxford Economics for the U.S. Travel Association, a trade group.
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Ottawa shooting likely to prompt uptick in corporate security

canada.com - 2 hours 18 min ago
The stunning and brazen attack on Parliament Hill on Wednesday will likely spark an increase in the number of inquiries for executive protection and security consulting
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US consumer prices rose 0.1 percent in September

philly.com - 2 hours 26 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. consumer prices edged up slightly in September, with the overall increase held back by a third straight monthly decline in gasoline prices. The tiny gain was the latest evidence that inflation remains benign.
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Google unveils app for managing Gmail inboxes

philly.com - 2 hours 26 min ago
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Google is introducing an application designed to make it easier for its Gmail users to find and manage important information that can often get buried in their inboxes.
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We Day Vancouver 2014: 11 Powerful Quotes That Will Inspire You

huffingtonpost.ca - 2 hours 35 min ago
When you're enrolled at We Day Vancouver, your teachers are celebrities like Selena Gomez and Orlando Bloom, and your classroom is filled with 20,000 students.

Empowerment was this year's We Day theme at the Rogers Arena, filled with students from across British Columbia who completed a year of service to raise money and awareness for causes they're passionate about. In addition to some powerhouse speakers like Silken Laumann, Mustafa the poet and Free The Children co-founders Craig and Marc Kielburger, performers included Nick Jonas, Shawn Mendes and a surprise appearance by Jennifer Lopez to close the show.



Just like We Day Toronto earlier this month, We Day Vancouver didn't dissappoint its young pupils. Check out these 11 inspiring quotes from the event.

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EPA: Gas mileage inflated on 4 Mini Cooper models

philly.com - 2 hours 36 min ago
DETROIT (AP) - The U.S. government has told BMW to reduce the gas mileage estimates on the window stickers on four of its Mini Cooper models after an audit found the figures were overstated.
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Family of transgender Filipino breach compound where U.S. Marine suspected of killing her held

canada.com - 2 hours 38 min ago
‘This is the family of the woman he killed. Come here,’ the family lawyer yelled from outside. ‘Mr. American, how come you haven’t even condoled?’
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