<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/02/pat-quinn-chris-christie_n_5755912.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Pat Quinn: Chris Christie Is 'On The Wrong Track' On Minimum Wage</a>

Pat Quinn: Chris Christie Is 'On The Wrong Track' On Minimum Wage

Gov. Pat Quinn (D-Ill.) made the case for a minimum wage hike and hit back at Republican governors from whom he’s garnered criticism during a Tuesday HuffPost Live appearance.

Quinn is currently taking the “Minimum Wage Challenge” and living on $79 over seven days, a number he arrived at after removing taxes, housing and transportation costs from a week’s worth of wages.

“There’s something just not right if you work 40 hours a week and you have to live in poverty,” he said. “We want to eliminate poverty and one of the best ways to do …read more

Source: Business


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/02/malaysia-airlines-bucket-list-contest_n_5755426.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Malaysia Airlines Launches Unfortunately Named 'Bucket List' Contest</a>

Malaysia Airlines Launches Unfortunately Named 'Bucket List' Contest

It’s been a catastrophic four months for Malaysia Airlines, which suffered the twin tragedies of losing everyone on board flights MH17 and MH370.

Now the airline appears to have launched a questionably named competition in a bid to rebrand.

The contest, launched on Monday, is called “My Ultimate Bucket List” — which as Time points out, was not the best choice of words since a bucket list is made up of things one wants to do, see or accomplish before dying.

The competition is lauded …read more

Source: Business


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/02/tesla-stock-price_n_5755608.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Tesla Stock Hits All-Time High After Analyst Praises Company</a>

Tesla Stock Hits All-Time High After Analyst Praises Company

Not that many people buy Tesla’s cars, but that’s not stopping anyone from buying Tesla stock.

The company’s share price hit a record high on Tuesday after an analyst published a note praising the company’s potential and the electric carmaker struck a deal to expand in China.

The stock hit a record high of $284.89 during trading on Tuesday before closing slightly lower.

In a note published Monday, James J. Albertine, an analyst at Stifel Equity Research Group, estimated that the stock price for Elon Musk’s company should hit $400 by 2017, the year Tesla …read more

Source: Business


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/02/steven-sotloff-profile_n_5755502.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">For Steven Sotloff, Covering The Middle East Was More Than A Job</a>

For Steven Sotloff, Covering The Middle East Was More Than A Job

Steven Sotloff knew the dangers associated with covering the civil wars in the Middle East. Still, he was willing to delve deep into war zones to give voice to the otherwise voiceless. It was his passion.

Sotloff was born to Arthur and Shirley Sotloff on May, 11, 1983, in Miami. He spent his formative years in Florida until heading to Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, New Hampshire, for high school, according to the New York Times. There, Sotloff developed a passion for journalism, editing the school paper, The Kimball Union.

In 2002, he began …read more

Source: World News


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/02/michael-sam-dallas-cowboys_n_5755586.html?utm_hp_ref=sports&ir=Sports class="colorbox">Michael Sam Set To Sign With Dallas Cowboys' Practice Squad, Pending Physical: REPORTS</a>

Michael Sam Set To Sign With Dallas Cowboys' Practice Squad, Pending Physical: REPORTS

Michael Sam might not be without an NFL team for long. The Dallas Cowboys plan to bring in Sam, the first openly gay player ever to be drafted into the NFL, for a physical on Wednesday with the intention of signing him to their practice squad, according to multiple reports.

<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anthony-nicodemo/nfl-teams-turning-their-back-michael-sam_b_5754802.html?utm_hp_ref=sports&ir=Sports class="colorbox">NFL Teams Turning Their Backs on Michael Sam Will Push Athletes Deeper into the Closet</a>

NFL Teams Turning Their Backs on Michael Sam Will Push Athletes Deeper into the Closet

In LGBT sports we often talk of the Domino Effect: one athlete coming out and several following. Derrick Schell (Hillsdale College basketball player) and Connor Mertens (Willamette University football player) stories have led to dozens of athletes reaching out and eventually being their authentic selves. We see it virtually every time an athlete comes out publicly.

None have received the attention of Michael Sam. From the announcement that he was gay, to the draft and the emotional kiss, through the touching speech at the ESPYs, Sam has captivated Americans, LGBT and straight, in amazing ways. Countless folks have chosen …read more

Source: Sports


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/02/mckayla-maroney-underage-nude-photos_n_5755600.html?utm_hp_ref=sports&ir=Sports class="colorbox">McKayla Maroney Was Reportedly Underage In Hacked Nude Photos</a>

McKayla Maroney Was Reportedly Underage In Hacked Nude Photos

Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney was one of the many celebrities whose alleged nude photos were hacked and posted online this past weekend. Now, the 18-year-old has reportedly come forward to say she was underage when the stolen photos were taken, and she is seeking legal action, according to TMZ.

Though Maroney initially called the photos “fakes” on Twitter, sources told TMZ that lawyers representing the gymnast sent a letter to Porn.com informing them that Maroney was under the age of 18 in the photos currently hosted on their site, and demand they …read more

Source: Sports


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/02/another-plane-diverted-reclining-seat_n_5755668.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">ANOTHER Plane Diverted Because Of A Seat Fight</a>

ANOTHER Plane Diverted Because Of A Seat Fight

The fight for airplane seat supremacy continues this week with a story from Florida about a plane that was forced to land after an unruly passenger made a fuss about a woman who was trying to recline her seat.

WPTV spoke with a passenger who said he was sitting next to the aforementioned seat recliner during the Monday night flight.

“This woman who was sitting next to me knitting actually tried reclining her seat back and the woman behind her started screaming and swearing and the flight attendant came over and that just exacerbated what was …read more

Source: Business


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