Dish abandons Sprint bid for now to focus on Clearwire

By Sinead Carew NEW YORK (Reuters) – Dish Network Corp said it would not make a new offer to buy No. 3 U.S. wireless provider Sprint Nextel in time for a Tuesday deadline and would instead focus on its tender offer for Clearwire Corp. The decision may be good news for Japan’s SoftBank Corp, which […]




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Get Kingsoft Office Professional 2013 for free

Kingsoft Office Professional 2013. (Credit: Kingsoft) A couple weeks back I suggested that Kingsoft Office Free 2013 might just be the best Microsoft Office alternative you can get, especially if you need only the core elements: word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations. Kingsoft offers a Pro version, of course, one that includes more goodies. A one-year […]




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Blood Test Might Predict Type 1 Diabetes in Children, Study Finds

Blood Test May Predict Type 1 Diabetes in Children By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) — A diagnosis of type 1 diabetes often seems to come out of the blue. But German researchers say they can predict who will likely develop the chronic disease. Blood samples taken from children at increased […]




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Sarah Palin Writing ‘Happy and Jolly’ Book About Christmas

Sarah Palin is writing a Christmas book. (AP File Photo) (CNSNews.com) – During a guest-host stint on Fox Friends Monday morning, former Alaska Gov. and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin said she’s working on a book about Christmas: “I am doing great. I’m very busy of course, with five kids, two beautiful grandkids — writing […]




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Insight: Why Citi wants to rack up U.S. taxes

By Dan Wilchins (Reuters) – Over the past few years, Citigroup Inc has been grappling with an unusual problem – how to incur more U.S. taxes. The third-largest U.S. bank tried to buy the foundering Wachovia Corp in the fall of 2008 in part because the deal would have brought it more taxable domestic income, […]




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Get a 50-inch Seiki 4K HDTV for $965.99 shipped

Are you ready to ride the 4K wave? (Credit: Seiki Digital) Now that ESPN has announced plans to drop its 3D channel, it’s pretty obvious that, despite TV manufacturers’ claims to the contrary, 3D isn’t going to be the Next Big Thing in home entertainment. What will be? If you attended (or read about) this […]




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Young Fathers

Getty Images “For many guys, early parenthood reeks of abandoned dreams and stifled potential.“ When he got the phone call, Eamonn Horan-Lunney was 21 years old. It was September of 1997, and he was an aspiring filmmaker settling into his third year of a degree in communications. A fan of Michael Moore, he hoped to […]




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Pets Battling Cancer Can Join Clinical Trials Too

Pets Battling Cancer Can Join Clinical Trials, Too By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 13 (HealthDay News) — If you hear that a friend’s beloved family member has joined a clinical trial for cancer treatment, don’t assume the patient is human. Cancer is the leading cause of death in older dogs and cats, […]




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State Department to Spend $450,000 Protecting Transgenders

A transgender candidate (right) in Pakistan’s elections talks with locals in Karachi, Pakistan. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil) (CNSNews.com) – The State Department through its Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) is planning to spend $450,000 in taxpayer dollars “to support programs that increase protection of transgender persons who face acute forms of violence and harassment.” The […]




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Stocks Jump After Weekly Loss, Fed Eyed

Stocks Jump After Weekly Loss, Fed EyedReuters Stocks climbed at the open on Monday after major indexes on Friday closed their third negative week in four, with … From: http://us.rd.yahoo.com/finance/news/rss/story/SIG=14ihmlpqd/*http%3A//us.rd.yahoo.com/finance/news/topfinstories/SIG=12fqt4od1/*http%3A//finance.yahoo.com/news/stock-futures-jump-weekly-loss-114835270.html?l=1




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How to protect yourself when buying Cheapskate deals

Refurbished gear can be a great deal, but depending on what you buy and where, you might end up disappointed. (Credit: LogicBuy) Sometimes it’s hard being the Cheapskate. I don’t mean the rigors of finding awesome deals on a daily basis, though that certainly can be a challenge. (What? Another tablet?!) No, the tough part […]




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Did Men’s Yen for Younger Women Cause Menopause?

Did Men’s Yen for Younger Women Cause Menopause? By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 13 (HealthDay News) — Can women blame men for menopause? They may have a case, according to new research that suggests it was men’s interest in mating with younger females that gave evolutionary rise to menopause by sidelining older […]




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