Romney Heading to Pennsylvania

Mitt Romney’s campaign confirms the Republican presidential hopeful is heading to Pennsylavnia on Sunday, “a late-addition stop in a state where his campaign has insisted in the last week that it sees a path,” Politico reports. The move either indicates Romney thinks he can expand the map of contested states or that he’s making a […]

Romney Heading to Pennsylvania

Mitt Romney’s campaign confirms the Republican presidential hopeful is heading to Pennsylavnia on Sunday, “a late-addition stop in a state where his campaign has insisted in the last week that it sees a path,” Politico reports. The move either indicates Romney thinks he can expand the map of contested states or that he’s making a […]

Absentee Ballots Already Opened in Ohio

Election workers have already started the long process of opening the thousands of absentee ballots that have flowed in for this month’s election, the Columbus Dispatch reports. “The envelopes containing the ballots are opened facedown so that workers don’t know the name of the voter. The ballots then must be fed into optical scanners that […]

Dotcom Suits Up for Another Round in File-Sharing Wars

Alleged digital pirate and German Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom on Thursday announced plans for Mega, a service that would replace his shut down file-sharing website Megaupload. The new Mega — besides dropping a few letters form the name of the service — will reportedly avoid any dealings with domains in the United States, have no […]

Could the Swing State Polls Be Wrong?

Mark Blumenthal: “Consider these past polling errors in the context of the 2 to 3 percentage points or less that separate Obama and Romney in many battleground states. It would take a consistent overstatement of Obama’s margins — just 2 to 3 points — in the battlegrounds to create a scenario in which Romney wins […]

Icahn Sets the Earth Trembling Under Netflix

Billionaire investor and activist shareholder Carl Icahn has acquired a 10 percent stake in Netflix, according to a Wednesday filing with the SEC. The value of the 5.5 million shares is about $169 million. Icahn Capital believes that Netflix is undervalued and positioned for expansion both in the U.S. and overseas, according to the filing. […]

Bloomberg Endorses Obama

In a surprise announcement, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that Hurricane Sandy had reshaped his thinking about the presidential campaign, and he announced that he was endorsing President Obama, the New York Times reports. Bloomberg has been sharply critical of both Obama and Mitt Romney but he said he “had decided over the […]

Big US Banks Under Active Attack, Napolitano Warns

Hackers are actively attacking some of the largest banks in the nation, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano warned this week. Napolitano declined to go into detail about the types of breaches or what kind of information — if any — had been taken. She brought up her concern about attacks on U.S. financial institutions […]

Brand Names Just Don’t Mean as Much Anymore

No matter if we’re talking about cereal, cough syrup, or batteries, products featuring nationally recognized name brands tend to cost more than their generic “store brand” counterparts. But the assumption that higher price means higher quality is fading. The Great Recession brought with it new opportunities for supermarkets and drugstores to reach out to consumers […]

Reward Yourself for Doing the Tasks You Hate

Crossing something off your to-do list can be satisfying. But you may need extra motivation to get through the more dreaded tasks. Here’s how to motivate yourself to accomplish those difficult projects: Save the fun work. There are always aspects of a job you like more than others. Don’t permit yourself to do the fun tasks […]