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'Dead' Businessman Arrested in North Carolina
Jose Lantigua, who reportedly died while on vacation in Venezuela in 2013, is facing criminal charges of insurance fraud and civil lawsuits over debts related to his company Circle K.
They're Booked! Five (Real) Hotels Found in Novels
Any writer worth his weight in hardbacks knows that one of the most essential aspects of a story is setting; it sets the scene, provides conflict, controls character interaction and creates a mood. It only makes sense, then, that authors return again and again to hotels, in particular, to fill the
Forecasting the season's second half
Take a breath, a lengthy one. The first half of the 2014 college football season has come and gone, and even if you dig living life on the edge, the heart-pounding drama, surprises, controversy and upheaval have us all checking our blood pressure. Maybe there's something to this whole playoff
California Pastor Says He Found Bibles in Costco's Fiction Section
A California pastor has gained attention after he tweeted a photo of a Bible that was labeled “fiction” at his local Costco. Costco has Bibles for sale under the genre of FICTION Hmmmm…… pic.twitter.com/mLZVogkSfd — Caleb Kaltenbach (@calebwilds) November 15, 2013 Caleb Kaltenbach, lead pastor...
'50 Shades' Success Yields $5,000 Bonuses at Random House
Employees at book publisher Random House are getting a little something extra in their fishnet Christmas stockings this year, a $5,000 bonus. The bonus, which will be the same for top editors as their secretaries, follows a particularly good year for the publishing house in...
Feb. 8: Telecommunications Act of 1996
1996 Telecommunications Act President Clinton signed the Telecommunications Act of 1996 intended to bring communication laws up to date. The goal of the legislation was to open markets up to more competition, promote innovation and lower prices. To demonstrate new technology affected by the ...
Steve Jobs' Legacy: iPhone 4S Sales Skyrocket
He stopped by the drove by an electronic store today you saw the long lines snaking around the buildings. Thousands and thousands of people hoping to snap up the last super device created by Steve Jobs. Before He died the Apple iPhone four S went on sale today. And from America to Asia it was the
Amazon as a 'Netflix for Books'? How Reading Changes
Back in the dark ages -- say, 1995, -- there was an upstart little website called Amazon.com that fancied itself as the first real online bookstore . People didn't need to try a book on or squeeze it for freshness, the logic went, so books were a natural for e-commerce. Flash forward to 2011, and
Debt Ceiling: Do Americans Know What It Is?
Obama urged the American people to call congress and demand of both parties worked together on a compromise the calls are 99 cents for the first minute. And a trillion dollars each additional minute. The I'm not entirely sure what this debt ceiling as I read a lot about it but debt ceiling to me