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Netflix Beats HBO in Subscribers

Oct 22, 2013 No Comments by

OUT with the old and in with the new, or newer. Netflix Passes HBO in Subscribers! (If You Stop Counting at the Border) Netflix ( NFLX ) co-founder Reed Hastings has long cited HBO ( TWX ) as the pay-TV model his company most wants to emulate. It has now achieved one significant milestone  (PDF) […]

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Small Business Administration lending programs suffer chronic oversight problems

Sep 19, 2013 No Comments by

One of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s loan programs for veteran-owned companies lacks oversight and does not necessarily target former members of the military, according to a government watchdog report, echoing failures that appear to be plaguing many of the agency’s lending initiatives. Started as a pilot in 2007, SBA’s Patriot Express program was meant […]

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Four Questions for the Fed

Sep 18, 2013 No Comments by

Here are the four most important questions that the Federal Reserve will answer Wednesday afternoon after the latest meeting of its policy-making committee: 1. Is It Time to Taper? Since January the Fed has expanded its bond holdings by $85 billion a month — $45 billion in Treasuries and [...] Full Story — Four Questions […]

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Oil Rises Toward $108 a Barrel After Obama Speech

Sep 11, 2013 No Comments by

The price of oil rose Wednesday, a day after President Barack Obama said he asked U.S. lawmakers to postpone

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Inside Final 48 Hours of Alligator Hunting Season

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments by

VIDEO: Record Alligator Caught at Mississippi Gator Hunt It’s midnight deep in the dark waters of the Mississippi Delta, and there’s 48 hours of this year’s record-breaking alligator hunting season left to go. Over the past 10 days, three teams have captured some of the largest alligators ever recorded, [...]

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