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The noted author and publisher died earlier this month at the age of 78.

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part I, courtesy of Lionsgate (Lions Gate Entertainment), is the 28th film since May 2002 to open above $100 million over its Fri-Sun debut frame. It stands alongside the Harry Potter and the Twilight series as the only franchise to have three such debuts. It stands utterly alone as the only [...]

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Herr Juncker, the head of the European Commission, is about to announce a plan whereby the EU puts $26 billion or so into an investment fund which is then geared up with private money to amount to a $390 billion fund that will revolutionise the European economy, light the flames [...]

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The 30,000 'Lost' emails weren't backed up and are lost forever, IRS officials testified under oath. Now, it turns out they exist. What targeting will they reveal?

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Earlier this month, I wrote a piece saying that there was a never better time to buy an Xbox One than now. That was in the wake of Microsoft announcing a price cut of many of their most popular bundles from $400 down to $350, which, factoring the cost of a [...]

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Personal finance site WalletHub surveyed 5,525 Black Friday ad scans from 22 of the country's biggest U.S. retailers, including the world's largest store chain, Walmart, and competitors Kmart, Sears and more.

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Pink Floyd is having a moment—which is to say that David Gilmour, Nick Mason, and the ghost of Richard Wright are having a moment; Roger Waters, having no part in Floyd’s newest record, is off doing whatever it is he does these days. But the rest of them are enjoying a [...]

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:05:00 -0600

The conventional wisdom is that humanities majors are wasting all that tuition money and dooming themselves to lives of underemployment. The conventional wisdom is wrong. Humanities degrees are actually worth well more than the cost of college.

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They already own Budweiser-maker Anheuser-Busch InBev, Burger King and Heinz. Could Coke be next?

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Chaldean Loses Millions in Store Fire
By Rita Abro :: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 :: 16578 Views :: Article Rating :: Law & Order, Business & Finance

California, USA – “Everything I have worked so hard for over the past four years, I have lost in one night,” said owner Andy Kakoz.

A crowd of about 50 people gathered across the street to watch firefighters douse the flames of a million dollar discount store in Downtown El Cajon, California. At one point, water from three ladder trucks was being poured on the roof while firefighters on the ground busted windows to pour water on the flames. Firefighters from four agencies fought to bring the fire under control. Even two hours after it started, some flames were still coming of the roof.

The three-alarm fire consumed the entire store and sent firefighters to the hospital.  The blaze at Allen's Discount Store started shortly after 9 p.m., says Kakoz.  “all was normal when I closed the store at 9 p.m.”  Shortly afterward, Kakoz received a call from his alarm company that something was moving inside the store. As he was heading back to the shop, he got another call confirming the fire.

At one point, flames shot out of the roof and thick gray smoke poured out the doors of the store on Main Street, near Lincoln Avenue. Main Street was closed from Roanoke Avenue to Mollison Avenue as firefighters battled the blaze.

Mike Scott, El Cajon fire chief. expected firefighters would remain at the store all night. “There's a lot of merchandise in there,” Scott said. “It's going to take a while to put out all of the hot spots.”