• 8 best Etsy gifts for a ‘money guy’

    8 best Etsy gifts for a ‘money guy’

    It’s that time of year again: lights, cheer and the pressure to get the perfect gift. Or, at least, to get something people don’t already own dozens of. The task gets exponentially harder once your...
  • Gonzaga’s Perkins out indefinitely with broken jaw

    New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Gonzaga freshman guard Josh Perkins is sidelined indefinitely after suffering a broken jaw in the second half of Wednesday’s 88-76 win over Georgia in the semifinals of the NIT Season...
  • Explosion in Nigeria ‘kills dozens’

    Explosion in Nigeria ‘kills dozens’

    27 November 2014 Last updated at 20:08 At least 35 people are reported to have been killed in an explosion in north-eastern Nigeria’s Adamawa state. Some reports said the blast was caused by a roadside...
  • Device cools itself in the blazing-hot Sun

    Device cools itself in the blazing-hot Sun

    Window of opportunity: Shanhui Fan and colleagues When the weather gets hot, everyone wants to stay cool. That often means turning on the air conditioning, which consumes vast amounts of energy – and money –...
  • French farmers cry wolf over sheep killings

    PARIS (Reuters) – French farmers, who regularly bring livestock into Paris to punctuate their protests, drove some 250 sheep into the shadow of the Eiffel Tower on Thursday to highlight an unusual concern – that...
  • Thanksgiving: Cultivate an attitude of gratitude

    NATO soldiers have their Thanksgiving Day meals at the ISAF headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. This is the last Thanksgiving cerebration before the U.S. and NATO combat mission ends on Dec. 31...

Headline News

  • Thankful to arrive on snowy U.S. holiday with power out, travel delays


    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Millions of Americans were thankful just to arrive at their Thanksgiving feasts on Thursday after a snowstorm dumped up to 20 inches of snow on Eastern states, causing flight delays and power outages. Snow flurries drifted over Thomas the Tank Engine, Snoopy and other giant helium balloons in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, where police reported the disorderly conduct arrests of at least seven protesters who had vowed over social media to throw the event into disarray to show outrage over the racially charged Michael Brown case in Ferguson, Missouri. The demonstrators were arrested on Sixth Avenue and 37th Street. They had been allowed to cross the parade route but then tried to disrupt the procession, knocking over police barricades and breaking windows, said a spokeswoman for the New York Police Department. Skies were expected to clear throughout the East Coast, which was slammed overnight by a …

    November 27, 2014 2:59 pm
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Politics

  • Thanksgiving: Eating, watching parades, shopping


    By The Associated Press November 27, 2014 Kellie Shea of Worcester, Mass. uses an umbrella to take shelter from the heavy wet snow while watching the Doherty vs. Burncoat Thanksgiving Day football game at Foley Stadium in Worcester(AP Photo/Worcester Telegram Gazette, Paul Kapteyn) Turkey, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine were on the menu as friends and families gathered across the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving. Here’s a look at how Americans prepared to celebrate Thanksgiving. ____ GIANTS IN THE SKY The nationally televised Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will include six new giant balloons including Thomas the Tank Engine, Paddington bear and the Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger. The annual event brings out throngs of people along its midtown Manhattan parade route, ending in front of the store’s flagship location. On Wednesday, passers-by on the Upper West Side got a sneak preview, as the giant balloons were inflated with helium in the neighborhood …

    November 27, 2014 2:19 pm
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Stocks

  • 8 best Etsy gifts for a ‘money guy’


    It’s that time of year again: lights, cheer and the pressure to get the perfect gift. Or, at least, to get something people don’t already own dozens of. The task gets exponentially harder once your friends and loved ones grow out of the toy store phase. But fear not. Etsy, the online craft marketplace founded in 2005, is unique gift central. Based out of Brooklyn, Etsy has long been popular with women seeking hand crafted jewelery and artistic clothing, but it’s expanded a lot and now offers creative takes on just about everything … even Wall Street. So forget buying another golf trinket or button down shirt. CNNMoney has selected the 8 best gifts from Etsy for the “money guru” in your family or office. 1. Age-old investing wisdom on your cuffs ($29.95) 2. How to ensure you dream of riches ($30) 3. Add a ‘folksy’ touch to your office ($15.32) 4. Get a 5-star …

    November 27, 2014 3:19 pm
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Sports

  • Gonzaga’s Perkins out indefinitely with broken jaw


    New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Gonzaga freshman guard Josh Perkins is sidelined indefinitely after suffering a broken jaw in the second half of Wednesday’s 88-76 win over Georgia in the semifinals of the NIT Season Tip- Off. The school said in a release Thursday that Perkins is showing no signs of a concussion, but he will have his jaw wired shut. “We are praying for a speedy recovery for Josh,” Gonzaga head coach Mark Few said. “He’s a tough kid, and in good spirits today. We know he’ll be eager to get back on the court as soon as he can be.” Perkins was injured when he was kicked by Georgia’s Kenny Gaines. Perkins spotted up for a 3-pointer from the corner, but faked the shot and drove the baseline. Gaines had gone airborne to block the shot, leading to the collision. Perkins averaged 5.0 points and 3.4 assists through the first five games. ADVERTISEMENT …

    November 27, 2014 2:59 pm
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World News

  • Explosion in Nigeria ‘kills dozens’


    27 November 2014 Last updated at 20:08 At least 35 people are reported to have been killed in an explosion in north-eastern Nigeria’s Adamawa state. Some reports said the blast was caused by a roadside bomb and occurred near the town of Mubi, close to the Cameroonian border. Earlier this month Mubi was recaptured from Islamist group Boko Haram, which controls many towns in the region. In April the group kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls in the town of Chibok, causing international outrage. Five of the dead in the latest blast are said to be soldiers. The attack comes two days after at least 78 people were killed in a twin suicide bombing in Maiduguri. Boko Haram frequently carries out attacks in Nigeria and has been designated as a terrorist group by the US and other Western countries. It was based in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, after its formation in 2002, but has …

    November 27, 2014 2:59 pm
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Technology

  • Instagram users turn flash into cash, as companies eye new advertising market


    Seen through the filter of Instagram, the world is a beautiful place: high-contrast blue skies; sepia-tinted sunsets; exquisite plates of food and raindrops sliding down windows in perfect formation. It may be a manipulated perspective on life, but 200 million people across the world now use the photo app, sharing 60m pictures a day. Yet for some users, Instagram is generating more than appreciative likes and comments as they document their lives, travels and eating habits on their smartphones. From Nike to the Namibian tourist board, brands and organisations are turning to the most followed users in the pursuit of a broader and younger audience – and are paying handsomely for their services. Cue the rise of the Instagram professionals, users who began using the app for fun but are now earning six-figure salaries and being flown around the world to take photos to share with their thousands, sometimes hundreds of thousands, of followers. One …

    November 27, 2014 2:19 pm
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Science

  • Device cools itself in the blazing-hot Sun


    Window of opportunity: Shanhui Fan and colleagues When the weather gets hot, everyone wants to stay cool. That often means turning on the air conditioning, which consumes vast amounts of energy – and money – in developed countries. But that could change, thanks to a new photonic device that can cool to below the ambient temperature while consuming no energy. Cooling accounts for around 15% of the energy used in buildings in the US and contributes heavily to greenhouse-gas emissions. Worldwide, energy consumption related to cooling is expected to surpass that used for heating by 2070. Open window Objects can cool themselves without consuming energy by radiating energy in the form of infrared light. This process is not normally very efficient because objects can also be warmed by convective air currents and by absorbing radiation emitted by other objects and by the air. However, air absorbs and emits very little infrared radiation at wavelengths of …

    November 27, 2014 2:39 pm
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Health

  • Canada to deploy military health staff to Sierra Leone in Ebola fight


    OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada will send up to 40 military staff to Sierra Leone to help battle Ebola, the government said on Thursday as it also launched a campaign to recruit healthcare workers to help operate treatment centers in three West African countries. The death toll in the world’s worst Ebola epidemic had risen to 5,689 out of 15,935 cases reported in eight countries as of Nov. 23, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. Almost all cases, and all but 15 deaths, have been in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, the three West African countries that have been hardest hit. “Up to 40 Canadian armed forces health care and support staff will deploy to Sierra Leone for up to six months to support efforts on the ground in West Africa,” the Public Health Agency of Canada said in a statement. Defense Minister Rob Nicholson told a news conference that the specialists would arrive by …

    November 27, 2014 2:19 pm
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Entertainment

  • Gwen Stefani Rocks Some Funky Fashion For A Pre-Thanksgiving Bash With The Family


    Posted on Thu Nov 27th, 2014 10:10am PDT       By X17 Staff On Wednesday afternoon Gwen Stefani rounded up her three sons and went to a pre-Thanksgiving bash in their neighborhood, and as always, she looked amazing. We’d never try to pull off wedge sneakers and houndstooth-print leggings with an Adidas track jacket, but this is Gwen, people! The 45-year-old singer carried her youngest son Apollo, and while Kingston was ready on time, little Zuma seemed more interested in shooting hoops in the driveway. Aww!   SEE THE GALLERY Gwen Stefani And Her Boys Have A Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner Stories from around the Web

    November 27, 2014 1:59 pm
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Editorial

  • Thanksgiving: Cultivate an attitude of gratitude


    NATO soldiers have their Thanksgiving Day meals at the ISAF headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. This is the last Thanksgiving cerebration before the U.S. and NATO combat mission ends on Dec. 31 this year. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul) If Thomas Jefferson could be faulted for one thing in composing the Declaration of Independence, it might be his inclusion of the words “the pursuit of happiness” in the text. Happiness is a vapor that cannot be grasped; a temporary feeling based on transitory circumstances akin to the euphoria of a full-on sugar rush. Happiness is good for a time, but it cannot last. Life invariably intervenes. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT So many seem so unthankful about so much these days. Turn on the TV or read a newspaper and you will find complainers. Democrats complain about Republicans and the reverse. The poor complain about the rich and the rich complain that they are being taxed too …

    November 27, 2014 2:19 pm
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Odd News

  • French farmers cry wolf over sheep killings


    PARIS (Reuters) – French farmers, who regularly bring livestock into Paris to punctuate their protests, drove some 250 sheep into the shadow of the Eiffel Tower on Thursday to highlight an unusual concern – that a growing wolf population is killing their flocks. Wolves were reintroduced to France in the 1990s under an international convention on wildlife conservation in Europe. There are now an estimated 300 wolves in the country and the number is growing each year. According to the French sheep organization (FNO), the number of animals they kill has risen too – by nearly two thirds since 2011 – and is likely to top 8,000 this year. “We are asking that wolves be removed from sheep breeding regions because they are incompatible with our work,” Michele Boudoin, secretary general of the French sheep organisation (FNO) said. She stressed that France’s “wolf plan”, which compensates farmers for sheep losses and pays for prevention measures …

    November 27, 2014 2:39 pm
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