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Does Broome County really need a casino?

16/12/2014
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Controversial plans have been put forward recently to build a casino in the Southern Tier. The potential developments have attracted both criticism and praise from various commentators, many of whom argue that it is a necessary evil for the region. If the plans go ahead, a new venue named the Traditions at the Glen...
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SeaWorld CEO to Step Down

11/12/2014
SeaWorld CEO to Step Down

Troubled theme park operator SeaWorld Entertainment Inc said Jim Atchison would step down as chief executive, and it would cut some jobs, sending the company’s shares up 2 percent in extended trading. SeaWorld did not say how many jobs it would cut, as part of its restructuring plan aimed at saving about $50 million...
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Stock Futures Lower After China, Japan Data Disappoints [VIDEO]

08/12/2014
Stock Futures Lower After China, Japan Data Disappoints

U.S. stock index futures dipped on Monday, indicating the S&P 500 may retreat from its latest record high, as soft data in China and Japan kindled global growth concerns. Economic data showed China’s exports rose at a slower than expected pace and imports dropped 6.7 percent in November, while Japan’s economy shrank more than...
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Amazon Deploys Robot Shipping Army

01/12/2014
Amazon Deploys Robot Shipping Army

E-commerce giant Amazon.com has boosted efficiency—and given workers’ legs a break—by deploying more than 15,000 wheeled robots to crisscross the floors and aisles of its biggest warehouses, pick up customer orders, and deliver stacks of toys, books and other products to employees. Amazon, which faces its single biggest day of online shopping Monday, has...
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Aereo files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

21/11/2014
Aereo files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Aereo, the streaming TV service that let users watch near-live TV on any internet-connected device, has today announced that it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In a blog post, the company stated that a US Supreme Court decision had “effectively changed the laws that had governed Aereo’s technology, creating regulatory and legal uncertainty....
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Google signs $1.1 billion lease for Nasa hangar to use for developing robots

11/11/2014
Google signs $1.1 billion lease for Nasa hangar - and plans to use it for developing a team of robots

Google has signed a 60-year lease for part of a historic Navy air base, where it plans to renovate three massive hangars and use them for projects involving aviation, space exploration and robotics. The tech giant has agreed to pay $1.16 billion in rent over the next six decades for the property, which also...
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[VIDEO] Mark Zuckerberg Explains Why He Wears Same Gray T-Shirt Every Day

07/11/2014
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Explains Why He Wears the Same Gray T-Shirt Every Day

#AskMark: Why do you wear the same shirt every day? from Facebook on Vimeo. During a recent Q&A session at Facebook in Menlo Park, California, CEO Mark Zuckerberg answered a question about why he wears the same gray T-shirt every day. His answer seems simple, but he also explains the benefits of limiting his...
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Oil prices at 4-year lows on Saudi discount report

04/11/2014
Oil prices at 4-year lows on Saudi discount report

Oil prices sunk to four-year lows following reports Saudi Arabia, OPEC’s largest oil producer, is cutting its prices for customers in the U.S. By late Tuesday morning London time, a barrel of benchmark crude was down $2.07, or 2.6 percent, at $76.79, its lowest level since September 2010. Meanwhile, Brent crude, the international benchmark,...
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Federal Reserve Ends Quantitative Easing (QE) Stimulus

29/10/2014
Federal Reserve Building

The Federal Reserve ended its historic easing program Wednesday, ceasing the final $15 billion of bond purchases it had made in an effort to keep the economic recovery going. Though it ended the program, the Federal Open Market Committee kept the “considerable period of time language” that investors had considered crucial in the central...
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Japanese casino bill on a knife-edge

29/10/2014
Ben Affleck Banned From Las Vegas Casino Caught Counting Cards

The odds on the Japanese parliament passing legislation to legalise casino gambling in time for the 2020 Olympics appear to be lengthening. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s is amongst those trying to push through a bill that will legalise casino gambling, but the bill is facing stiff opposition within the Japanese parliament. The likelihood of...
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Walmart Apologizes for ‘Fat Girl’ Costumes

28/10/2014
Walmart Apologizes for 'Fat Girl' Costumes

Walmart found itself sending apology tweet after apology tweet Monday after the Twitterverse raked it over the coals for a major goof on its website. For whatever inexplicable reason, the retail giant’s site featured a Halloween category, titled “Fat Girl Costumes.” You won’t find it there now, thank goodness, but it stayed there for...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook says Apple Pay a “success”

28/10/2014
Apple CEO Tim Cook says Apple Pay a success

Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple’s new mobile payment system had over 1 million activations in the first three days after it became available, and is now more widely used than any competing payment system. “We’re already No. 1. We’re more than the total of the other guys,” Cook boasted Monday during a tech...
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Report Reveals Wider Tracking of Mail in U.S.

28/10/2014
Report Reveals Wider Tracking of Mail in U.S.

In a rare public accounting of its mass surveillance program, the United States Postal Service reported that it approved nearly 50,000 requests last year from law enforcement agencies and its own internal inspection unit to secretly monitor the mail of Americans for use in criminal and national security investigations. The number of requests, contained...
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John Oliver: Sugar. Is it good for us? Well, the Sugar Industry Thinks So

27/10/2014
Sugar in everything

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on Sugar, the killer, that controls Washington. Sugar. It’s in everything! Is it good for us? Well, the sugar industry thinks so.
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Twitter acquires Twitpic domain and photo archive

27/10/2014
Twitter acquires Twitpic domain and photo archive

Twitpic announced today that it has reached an agreement to be acquired by Twitter, saving millions of photos that were set to go up in smoke later today. In a blog post, founder Noah Everett said “we have reached an agreement with Twitter to give them the Twitpic domain and photo archive, thus keeping...
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Oil-Rich Venezuela Rations Food

23/10/2014
Oil-Rich Venezuela Rations Food

Despite its oil riches, Venezuela has joined the ranks of North Korea and Cuba in rationing food for its citizens. The government has rolled out a system using fingerprint scanners to limit purchases of basic goods. Before entering grocery stores, shoppers have to scan their fingerprints to make sure they don’t buy more than...
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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Latest Phablet Released [VIDEO]

15/10/2014
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Latest Phablet Released

The 5.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has a brilliant high-resolution screen and takes excellent outdoor shots on its 16-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization. Using the stylus is more convenient, and the battery charges very quickly. Low light and indoor shots aren’t as good as they should be. The Note 4 costs significantly more...
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Microsoft CEO’s Fails Over Women’s Pay, Just Like BOB [VIDEO]

10/10/2014
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BOB sucked and so does Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and his gaffe about women’s pay. At a women’s tech conference Thursday, Nadella said that women not asking for a raise is “good karma” and that “the system will give you the right raises as you go along.” Afterwards, the software executive apologized and backpedaled....
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Twitter Sues DOJ for Right to Reveal Surveillance Requests

08/10/2014
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Twitter Inc. sued the U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday, intensifying the Internet company’s battle with federal agencies as the self-described champion of free speech seeks the right to publicly reveal more details about the extent of government surveillance. In a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for Northern California, Twitter argued that...
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Jobs Report Beats Expectations UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FALLS TO 5.9%

03/10/2014
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According to the latest employment report from the BLS, nonfarm payrolls grew by 248,000 in September. The unemployment rate also fell to 5.9% from 6.1%, the first time the unemployment rate has been below 6% in more than six years. Expectations were for a gain of 215,000 with the unemployment rate expected to remain...
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Apple iOS 8, The Latest Version of Their Mobile Operating System

17/09/2014
Today Apple Will Release iOS 8, The Latest Version of Their Mobile Operating System

Apple is set to release iOS 8 today. It is the latest version of their mobile operating system and was announced at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference on June 2nd, 2014. The exact time the update will be available is uncertain, but International Business Times and Computerworld are both reporting it will be live starting...
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Radisson ends sponsorship with Vikings due to Adrian Peterson Abuse

16/09/2014
Radisson suspends its sponsorship from Vikings due to Adrian Peterson

Anyone who tuned into the Vikings’ press conference announcing their decision to reinstate Adrian Peterson, despite his indictment for allegedly hitting his 4-year-old son repeatedly with a switch, might have noticed that the Radisson hotel logo appeared on the banner that acted as a backdrop. It was hard to miss, considering it appeared all...
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Apple receives record pre-orders for new iPhones

15/09/2014
Apple receives record pre-orders for new iPhones

Apple Inc said it received a record four million first-day pre-orders of its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, meaning many customers will have to wait until October for their new phones. Apple said a significant number of orders will be delivered to customers beginning Friday, but many will be shipped in October...
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Microsoft agrees to buy the video game developer behind Minecraft for $2.5 billion

15/09/2014
Microsoft agrees to buy the video game developer behind Minecraft for 2.5 billion

Microsoft Corp. today announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Mojang, the celebrated Stockholm-based game developer, and the company’s iconic “Minecraft” franchise. The Mojang team will join Microsoft Studios, which includes the studios behind global blockbuster franchises “Halo,” “Forza,” “Fable” and more. Microsoft’s investments in cloud and mobile technologies will enable “Minecraft” players...
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Home Depot Confirms Data breach

09/09/2014
Home Depot confirms data breach

Home Depot confirms its payment data systems have been breached, potentially impacting customers using payment cards at its U.S. and Canadian stores. In a statement, the company said there is no evidence the breach impacted online customers. Home Depot also said there is no evidence debit PIN numbers were compromised.
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Plane believed to be Glazer’s Crashes into Ocean North of Jamaica

05/09/2014
larry glazer plane crashes

A small plane believed to be registered to Rochester developer Larry Glazer was unresponsive for miles and has crashed into the ocean near the island of Jamaica. The Glazer’s son said Larry Glazer and his wife, Jane were onboard. Search and rescue teams on way to site of crashed plane off coast of eastern...
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Global stocks lackluster before ECB policy meeting

04/09/2014
Global stocks lackluster before ECB policy meeting

Global stock markets were lackluster Thursday as investors looked ahead to a European Central Bank meeting and U.S. economic data. Declines were tempered by an easing of tensions over Ukraine. KEEPING SCORE: European trading was cautious. The CAC-40 in Paris edged down 0.4 percent to 4,403.99. Britain’s FTSE 100 was up 0.2 percent at...
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Second-quarter GDP Growth Revised Up To 4.2 Percent [VIDEO]

28/08/2014
Second-quarter GDP Growth Revised Up To 4.2 Percent

Second-quarter GDP Growth Revised Up To 4.2 Percent The U.S. economy rebounded more strongly than initially thought in the second quarter, and details of a report on Thursday pointed to sustainable underlying strength. The Commerce Department said gross domestic product expanded at a 4.2 percent annual rate–instead of the previously reported 4.0 percent pace–reflecting...
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Knee Defender Forced Flight To Land in Chicago [VIDEO]

27/08/2014
Knee Defender Forced Flight To Land On Chicago

A flight has been grounded after a customer refused to remove a gadget designed to prevent the seat in front being reclined. The ‘Knee Defender’ is a small, $21.95 piece of plastic which attaches to your tray table, and is intended to stop the passenger in front reclining their seat. The idea is that...
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Apple Launching Biggest 12.9-inch iPad Ever & iPhone 6

27/08/2014
Apple Launching Biggest 12.9-inch iPad Ever & iPhone 6

Apple is getting ready for 2015 with an oversize iPad. Apple is reportedly preparing to launch its largest-ever iPad, with production beginning in the first quarter of next year. The screen will reportedly measure 12.9 inches diagonally. Currently, Apple’s iPads have 9.7-inch and 7.9-inch diagonal dimensions; alongside Apple is expected launch the iPhone 6...
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