Motorists face traffic jams on the roads as bank holiday exodus begins

Gridlock is a bank holiday tradition that motorists cannot avoid when they hit the road – even […]

Play-off draw scheduled for 12 September

The draw for the UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs will be held in Nyon on 12 September, […]

Here’s How To Watch The Ticking Timebomb Icelandic Volcano Sitting Under 700M Of Ice That Could Disrupt Air Travel Across Europe

The situation under Bárðarbunga, the volcano below an ice sheet in Iceland that threatens to blow, remains […]

Hyatt Herald Square New York to Open This October

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and Chesapeake Lodging Trust (NYSE:CHSP) announced today the anticipated October 2014 opening of […]

Anne Hathaway Joins Instagram For The Ice Bucket Challenge

Anne Hathaway joined Instagram today in the name of a good cause: the ALS ice bucket challenge, […]

The 50 Stocks Hedge Funds Are Shorting Like Crazy

Goldman Sachs’ ‘Hedge Fund Trend Monitor’ report is out, and as usual it includes a list of […]

U.S. Airlines Doubled Profit Margins In First Half, Trade Group Says

SEATTLE (Reuters) – U.S. airlines more than doubled their net profit margin in the first half of […]

Scientists Used A Rigged Monopoly Game To Show How Money Can Make People Mean And Obnoxious

How does wealth change a person? Social psychologist Paul Piff studies the empathy gap – a term […]

Aviation chiefs ‘better prepared’ if Icelandic volcano eruption causes ash cloud

The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority and air traffic control company Nats are confident travellers will not see […]

A Positive Brand Identity Turns Consumers Into ‘Frands’

Franding is a new and exciting concept, and it will help you develop your brand into a […]

Footsteps: Searching for ‘Anne of Green Gables’ on Prince Edward Island

More than 100 years after its publication, the book still pulls fans to its island setting. read […]

NBA Teams Flood Twitter With Parody Movie Posters

We’re deep into the dog days of the NBA offseason, and teams are passing the time with […]

Women venture capitalists underperform men, say Harvard academics

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Women venture capitalists underperform their male counterparts by some 15 percent, according to […]

The ‘Parks And Rec’ Season 6 Gag Reel Brings More Joy Than Infinite Waffles

There are few things that bring greater joy to the world than a “Parks and Rec” blooper […]

US Hotel Occupancy Up 4.2% to 73.3% Week Ending August 16th – 2014

ADR Up 5.5% to US$117.88 read more >>> Source: HotelNewsresource.Com

US Hotel Occupancy Rises 3.9% to 73.6% July 2014

Overall, in year-over-year results, the U.S. hotel industry’s occupancy was up 3.9 percent to 73.6 percent; its […]

4PM (ET) – Shazam CEO Live Stream on #AOLBUILD

Yesterday, Shazam made history. The app that made your music search, and your life, so much easier […]

German data helps Europe shares extend 2-week rally

PARIS, Aug 21 (Reuters) – European stocks ended higher on Thursday, extending their sharp two-week rebound after […]

Fun in football for inspirational Jorge

Jorge Dyksen is one of those people capable of inspiring entire generations. Born in Panama, Jorge is […]

UPDATE 2-Bank of America settles mortgage probes for $16.65 bln

By Aruna Viswanatha, Jonathan Stempel and Peter Rudegeair read more >>> Source: Reuters

Russia expands McDonald’s crackdown amid sanctions

Russian authorities are expanding their crackdown on McDonald’s restaurants by making more food safety checks a day […]

West Brom show interest in Samaras

West Brom boss Alan Irvine confirms his interest in former Celtic and Manchester City forward Georgios Samaras. […]

PRICE BREAK ALERT: Get Your IGNITION Ticket Before Prices Go Up

IGNITION: Future of Digital is quickly approaching. Early-bird rates are expiring just after Labor Day on Wednesday, […]

PRICE BREAK ALERT: Get Your IGNITION Ticket Before Prices Go Up

IGNITION: Future of Digital is quickly approaching. Early-bird rates are expiring just after Labor Day on Wednesday, […]

Canadian Hotel Occupancy Up 1.6% to 82.0% For Week Ending 16 August 2014

Revenue per available room increases 7.3% to CAD$120.79 read more >>> Source: HotelNewsresource.Com

Can Autohome Rev Up Profits For Investors?

Autohome (ATHM) is a China-based firm that operates two websites — and — aimed at […]

First Nighter: Eric Comstock, Gabrielle Stravelli Light Up Cabaret

Cabaret is alive and not quite yet reduced to gasping for breath in New York City. One […]

Drobo adds Time Machine support

A software update for the popular NAS device adds support for Apple’s free backup utility. Here’s what […]

Postmodern Jukebox Turns ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’ Into A Super Cool Waltz

Chances are, you know the words to Cyndi Lauper’s iconic hit, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” like […]

UPDATE 1-BayernLB confident of capital in ECB stress tests

* Questions remain on mid-term BayernLB CET1 -Fitch (Adds chief executive comments, context) read more >>> Source: […]

Liverpool agree £16m deal for former Man City striker Mario Balotelli

LIVERPOOL have agreed a £16m deal with Italian giants AC Milan for the sale of former Manchester […]

Aircraft Mechanic Earns His Wings, Fixes Quadruple-Amputee Veteran’s Prosthetic Leg (PHOTO)

An aircraft mechanic has earned his wings by fixing a veteran’s prosthetic leg. Afghanistan war veteran Taylor […]

‘Masculine’-’Feminine’ Difference: How We Influence

My vision is of workplaces — and a world — where men and women lead and succeed […]

Rick Adlington Named Regional Director of Operations for First Call Hospitality, Inc.

35-Year Industry Veteran will oversee FCH’s Southern Region properties. read more >>> Source: HotelNewsresource.Com

YOUR MONEY-Top travel tips for a hassle-free journey

(The author is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are his own.) read more >>> Source: Reuters

YOUR MONEY-Top travel tips for a hassle-free journey

(The author is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are his own.) read more >>> Source: Reuters

South Africa Bans Travelers From Ebola-stricken Countries

South Africa said on Thursday that due to fears over the spread of the Ebola virus it […]

My Scores Are Too Small; My Nose Is Too Big

I just got my SATs back: 680 math, which is terrible; 650 critical reading,which is even worse. […]

United Airlines revamps meals to lure top fliers

United Airlines will upgrade first class food options and replace snacks with meals on some of its […]

Year-Round Schooling: Why it’s Time to Change

When public schools first started popping up in the U.S., they were considered secondary to other hands-on […]

States Escaping No Child Left Behind Can Get More Time On Teacher Evaluations

For years, the Obama administration has made tougher teacher evaluations a centerpiece of its education agenda, giving […]

ISDA to include Japanese-law bonds into Argentina CDS auction

NEW YORK, Aug 21 (IFR) – The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) will include two Japanese-law […]

Crude mixed; US oil rallies on data surprises

Brent edged down toward $102 as concerns over excess oil supply and slowing demand weighed on prices. […]

Major Indexes Stay Mixed; S&P 500 Ekes Out New High

NYSE indexes outperformed near Thursday’s midpoint after another flurry of better-than-expected economic data. The Dow Jones industrial […]

NI cuts would risk ‘patient safety’

Northern Ireland’s health minister says he will not implement “damaging” financial cuts that would “destroy our health […]

How to Master a Business Launch, Even When Critics Are Blowing Your Mojo

This is a story of courage and possibilities. Allison McGuire, the cofounder and CEO of Sketch Factor, […]

Citrix and Google partner to bring native enterprise features to Chromebooks

Enterprise capabilities of Chromebooks just got a lot better with new software by Citrix. read more >>> […]

US Ebola patients out of hospital

The two US aid workers infected with the Ebola virus in Liberia have recovered and have been […]

Dollar store rejects rival $9.7bn bid

Family Dollar, the US-based discount store at the centre of a bidding war, rejects rival Dollar General’s […]

Swansea boss Monk wants team unity

Swansea City boss Garry Monk says he is working to improve the atmosphere in the squad and […]

I retired. Now I’m ready to go back to work: Poll

Thirty percent of a poll of retirees would “unretire” if they could, The Fiscal Times reports. read […]

Honda changes Fit bumpers to earn ‘Acceptable’ rating

After a less-than-stellar crash test performance, Honda will swap out bumper beams on owners’ Fits. read more […]

Bank to appeal ‘double bill’ ruling

Bank of Scotland says it will appeal a Belfast High Court judgement that ruled it had unfairly […]

British Airways Now Lets You Hold Flights For Three Days, Just In Case You’re Super Indecisive

You know that feeling when you’re about to book a flight… the price is perfect, but you’re […]

UPDATE 1-Second tanker waits to load oil at reopened Libyan port

BENGHAZI, Libya, Aug 21 (Reuters) – A second tanker is waiting to load oil at Libya’s Es […]

GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks extend rally, S&P hits new high as data signals growth

* Batch of U.S. data provides lift to Wall Street * European shares, euro lifted by robust […]

Dawkins: Abort Down’s foetuses

Richard Dawkins argues it is “immoral” not to read more >>> Source: BBC

EBay considering spinning off Paypal: report

(Reuters) – EBay Inc is considering spinning out its fast-growing payments unit PayPal as soon as next […]

Aircraft to have ‘human-like skin’

A British defence firm is working on technology that will give aircraft a “skin” of sensors, allowing […]

Family Dollar rejects bid from Dollar General

for latest details. read more >>> Source: CNN Money

Dani Alves: I’m one of the hardest workers at Barça

Dani Alves has revealed he is staying at Barcelona, expressed his disappointment at being made a scapegoat […]

Stockwell Day joins company planning to build B.C. bitumen refinery

Stockwell Day has joined the leadership team of Pacific Future Energy Corp., a Vancouver company that’s planning […]

Bank of America to pay $16.65 billion over mortgages

for latest details. read more >>> Source: CNN Money

Wind Mobile cuts data roaming rate by 95%

Wind Mobile will slash what it charges customers when the roam on other companies networks by 95 […]

Snodgrass injury ‘blow for Scotland’

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon says injured Robert Snodgrass will be a “big miss” for the Scotland national […]

EBay may be spinning off PayPal: Report

Ebay has been telling new recruits for PayPal’s CEO that it may spin the payments service off […]

rk UPDATE 2-Tunisia, Egypt halt Libya flights over security fears

* Flights to eastern towns of Labraq, Tobruk still operating read more >>> Source: Reuters

US bank in record $16.7bn settlement

Bank of America agrees to pay a record $16.7bn (£10bn) to US authorities for selling toxic mortgage […]

If You Own A Fitness Tracker, Do You Actually Use It?

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 08/21/2014 11:11 AM EDT on LiveScience If you own a fitness […]

Barkley injury still being assessed

England midfielder Ross Barkley’s medial ligament injury is still being assessed, says Everton boss Roberto Martinez. read […]

Pictou County pulp mill given May deadline to fix emissions problems

The Nova Scotia government has given a Pictou County pulp mill just over nine months to meet […]

Pondering the Future of Learning

The biggest question on my mind — and I’m sure on the mind of many others — […]

UPDATE 1-Scottish nationalists seek to broaden independence debate beyond currency

* Salmond focuses on health, social issues to broaden campaign read more >>> Source: Reuters

Taco Bell Brand’s Secret Sauce in Social

Like many brands these days, the QSR teen and 20-something favorite Taco Bell is trying to be […]

Q&A: Exploring Scotland’s Past and Present

Ronald D. Moore, executive producer of the TV series “Outlander,” talks about finding an ancient house with […]

Tesla hiring hackers

Tesla wants to hire hackers to break into its cars. Gary Davis, McAfee, says Tesla is doing […]

Alan Irvine confirms West Brom interest in former Celtic striker Georgios Samaras

WEST BROM are set to hold talks with Greece striker Georgios Samaras in the next 24 hours. […]

From the Jazzblog archives: Five questions for David Liebman

Here’s a short Q & A with a jazz great who plays concerts at Carleton University Thursday […]

Footsteps: Searching for ‘Anne of Green Gables’ on Prince Edward Island

More than 100 years after its publication, the book still pulls fans to its island setting. read […]

Abandonment Issues: When the App You Love Leaves You

Breakups suck. Especially when you’re blindsided, there’s little explanation and the breaker-upper has already moved on. Oh, […]

“Ambiguous warfare” providing NATO with new challenge

WASHINGTON, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Since Russia’s annexation of Crimea in March, NATO has been publicly refocusing […]

Temple University Is Investigating An Alleged Anti-Semitic Attack On A Student

A Temple University student was reportedly assaulted at a new student activities fair during move-in day, following […]

Amazon drones to invade India?

Dennis Berman of The Wall Street Journal, discusses a report that Amazon will start testing deliver drones […]

In Transit Blog: Kayaking to the Jungle in Nicaragua

The eco-tourism company Green Pathways has a new kayaking trip on the Rio San Juan in Nicaragua. […]

Paul Lambert confirms positive progress for injured Aston Villa pair Benteke and Kozak

CHRISTIAN BENTEKE is closing in on handing Aston Villa a major boost by making an ahead-of-schedule return […]

A Ridiculous Rule Is Allowing ‘True Detective’ To Go Up Against ‘Breaking Bad’ At The Emmys

When the Emmys air Monday, HBO’s hit series “True Detective” will go head-to-head with AMC’s “Breaking Bad” […]

Utah’s Brigham Young University Removes Hallmark’s Gay Marriage Cards At Store

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Greeting cards celebrating same-sex marriages turned up at the Brigham Young University […]

UPDATE 1-U.S. judge calls Argentina debt row hearing amid contempt calls

NEW YORK, Aug 21 (Reuters) – The U.S. judge who barred Argentina from servicing its debt until […]

How to get your Android phone back in shape

Your Android phone is a lot like your body. Just as your body can become bloated, sluggish […]

Woman at Work: Your Personal Brand and the Irrelevancy of Gender

You’re committed, engaged, hard-working and loyal: so why do incompetents rise to the top while you stay […]

$900 for a cupcake? This one’s topped with gold

Le Dolci bakery whipped up the treat for a customer who wanted to buy “something special” for […]

Great British getaway: Top 10 deals on countryside escapes

FROM a family break in the Lake District to a relaxing spa weekend in the Cotswolds, here […]

Testing times for Nigel Pearson as Leicester wait on Esteban Cambiasso deal

LEICESTER boss Nigel Pearson has revealed his frustrations as he attempts to close out a deal to […]

Cheaper may have paid off for Sony in games battle

Few can explain shifting console choices, but a Nielsen study suggests gamers aren’t very brand loyal. Re/code […]

Blackburn reject Hull bid for Rhodes

Blackburn Rovers reject Hull City’s offer for Scotland striker Jordan Rhodes, reports BBC Radio Lancashire. read more […]

Class action against Facebook attracts 60,000 users

VIENNA (Reuters) – An Austrian law student said his class action challenging Facebook for alleged privacy violations […]

Like Instagram with a buy button

CNBC’s Julia Boorstin explains the new Spring app that allows users to shop directly from their mobile […]

Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language, says BBC

HE ISSUED a public apology after using language deemed racist during the making of Top Gear, but […]

FOREX-Dollar trades in tight range ahead of Yellen speech

* Norwegian crown hits two-month high (Adds New York open, updates prices; changes byline, dateline, previous LONDON) […]

'Downton Abbey style mistake!': Jason Manford points out Ripper Street water bottle error

IT SEEMS it’s not only Downton Abbey who suffered an embarrassing water bottle incident with Jason Manford […]

Geodesic Homes May Not Be Trendy, But Here’s Why You Should Love Them Anyway

Sure, everyone’s heard of Cape Cod homes, ranches, A-frame houses, McMansions and the like, but there’s one […]

Geodesic Homes May Not Be Trendy, But Here’s Why You Should Love Them Anyway

Sure, everyone’s heard of Cape Cod homes, ranches, A-frame houses, McMansions and the like, but there’s one […]

The Internet of Things Brings Legal Gotchas to CIOs

CIOs have big ideas for marketing and customer experience using sensors and analytics. But what IT leaders […]

Researchers build screen to solar power your phone

With batteries stubbornly refusing to get more efficient, researchers continue to hunt for new ways to power […]

Uber builds on being ‘best’ by linking its ride requests to other mobile apps

The Uber mobile app was already gaining popularity with smartphone users looking to find a ride in […]

Housing inventory: Bright spot in Minneapolis

Minneapolis is finally showing signs that home sellers are back in the game. Inventory in the market […]

Stocks Open Higher, Turn Mixed; Illumina Rises, Autohome Slips

Stocks opened with an uptick Thursday, then quickly turned mixed despite a strong dose of support from […]

T-Mobile offers a year of unlimited LTE to those who throw Sprint friends a lifeline

T-Mobile is serious about taking the third place spot away from Sprint and is coming up with […]

UPDATE 2-Iraqi Kurdistan sells latest oil cargo, tanker empty near Israel

* Vessel reappears off Israel after disabling satellite tracking read more >>> Source: Reuters

Facebook forced to respond to privacy complaints of 25,000 Europeans

A class action lawsuit brought by a European privacy group is moving forward thanks to the decision […]

Video: Montreal band Elephant Stone plays Child of Nature

Montreal Band Elephant Stone perform their song “Child of Nature” at their rehearsal space in Montreal, Aug. […]

Honda recalling 12,000 Fit subcompact cars

Honda retools subcompact Fits to make them more crash-resistant after flunking safety test read more >>> Source: […]

Roberto Martinez to decide on more signings after Arsenal and Chelsea tests

EVERTON boss Roberto Martinez will use upcoming games against Arsenal and Chelsea to gauge whether he needs […]

Disney brings the Force with ‘Star Wars’ game, TV show push

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co is ramping up its first major push to promote the […]

Disney brings the Force with ‘Star Wars’ game, TV show push

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co is ramping up its first major push to promote the […]

Labor Day drive to be most jammed in 6 years: AAA

More people will get away this Labor Day weekend than have in the past six years, reports […]

CORRECTED-Scottish nationalists look to broaden independence debate beyond currency

(Corrects paragraph 3 to show Bank of England governor has warned of difficulties in monetary union) read […]

Las Vegas Aims For Gay Tourists Even If Same-Sex Marriage Is Not In The Cards

LAS VEGAS (AP) — While gay couples still can’t get married in the marriage capital of the […]

Jet2holidays PR stunt goes wrong as crowds chase staff for free plane tickets

Hundreds of people turned up to chase Jet2Holidays staff – who were dressed in red morph suits […]

Hodgson: English would benefit from time abroad

After Chelsea midfielder Josh McEachran agreed to a loan to Dutch side Vitesse, England manager Roy Hodgson […]

Traffic lights are dangerously easy to hack

for latest details. read more >>> Source: CNN Money

US Bank to Pay Record Fine of Nearly $17 Billion

One of the largest U.S. banks, the Bank of America, is paying a record fine of nearly […]

After Russia targets McDonald’s, businesses on edge

So far no other prominent Western brand has reported extra scrutiny from the Russian authorities, but some […]

How I crowdsourced my puppy’s name

If you can engage your social media audience and create interest, they will be there to help […]

SoundCloud rolls out ads, will let you pay to remove them

After seven years as an ad-free service, SoundCloud will start using advertisements to help pay the bills–both […]

From the Jazzblog archives: Dave Liebman’s autobiography reviewed

Saxophone great David Liebman’s autobiography is a revealing and erudite book that says a lot about jazz […]

Strong US data: existing home sales jump to 5.15 million, Philly Fed to 28

Excellent US data: existing home sales jump to an annualized level of 5.15 million, the Philly Fed […]

Amazon to expand in China with base in Shanghai free trade zone has signalled its intent to expand in China by setting up in the Shanghai free trade […]

BofA in record-busting mortgage settlement

Bank of America agreed to pay $16.65 billion to end investigations into mortgage securities that it sold […]

Fund a Semester in America’s Capital With These Scholarship Programs

Studying in Washington is well-suited to students interested in subjects related to politics, media or international affairs. […]

Flying off the lot! US existing home sales soar

U.S. homeowners resold their homes at the fastest pace in nearly a year, while a key manufacturing […]

Flying off the lot! US existing home sales soar

U.S. homeowners resold their homes at the fastest pace in nearly a year, while a key manufacturing […]

There Are Cars, Then There Are Cars – When Fusion Means Confusion: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front – Part 6

OK, this is where the real fun starts. I’m in Deer Lake, western Newfoundland, where the province’s […]

Nick Clegg's role in parliament to be immortalised on the small screen

HE MIGHT be the country’s Deputy Prime Minister but Nick Clegg’s role in parliament is set to […]

Factory activity expands at fastest pace in 4 years

The U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in August, exceeding expectations and moving at the fastest pace in more […]

Businesses Wonder Who’s Next After Russia Targets McDonald’s

Russia said on Thursday it was investigating dozens of McDonald’s restaurants, in what many businessmen said was […]

British retail sales growth falls to an eight month low

It seems Britons are not buying with the same enthusiasm that they were. UK retail sales grew […]

5 Must-Download Apps for College Students

Mobile apps can facilitate group work and keep college students productive. read more >>> Source: USNews.Com

The key to supercharging the dollar rally

The dollar is strong and things could heat up even further for foreign exchange as global central […]

VIDEO: Salmond defends oil predictions

Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, has defended the Scottish government’s estimates of oil reserves, after a warning […]

Smaller Swiss banks under pressure amid demise of Switzerland as tax haven

More private Swiss banks are suffering slumping profits, with a crackdown by the US authorities on tax […]

How Putin’s Media Czar May Have Funded Brad Pitt’s New Movie

The family of former Kremlin media chief Mikhail Lesin is apparently living quite large in Los Angeles. […]

Watch The American Music Industry Splinter Into Bits Over 30 Years In 30 Seconds

Digital Music News’ Paul Resnikoff has put together a pie chart GIF showing 30 years of U.S. […]

No, Northern Illinois University Is Not Banning Students From Social Media

Northern Illinois University faced a storm of haterade from the Internet this week after several news outlets […]

80% of passengers gamble on cruise holidays

With the majority of cruising companies now featuring some form of casino, slot or fruit machines on […]

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