November 2010

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Next Wikileaks release to target major U.S. bank

by Jorge Hernandez on November 30, 2010

As the U.S. government grapples with the most recent release of highly sensitive state documents, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange told Forbes Magazine Monday that the next target of the whistleblower website will be a major American bank early next year. "It will give a true and representative insight into how banks behave at the executive […]

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Obama proposes federal wage freeze to reduce deficit

by Adam Russett on November 30, 2010

President Barack Obama announced his plans on Monday to freeze 2.1 million federal workers' pay for the next two years, a move that would aim to reduce the U.S. budget deficit and quell criticism of his big spending habits. The pay freeze, which the White House estimates would save anywhere from $2 billion per year […]

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Google close to deal with Groupon

by Kelly MacNeil on November 30, 2010

Just weeks after launching a new website geared toward online shoppers, Google is near making another huge move. The search engine giant is getting close to buying Groupon, a popular deal-of-the-day website, in one of the company's largest deals to date, The New York Times reports. Those close to the situation have said that Google […]

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Microsoft in talks about TV service for Xbox

by Kelly MacNeil on November 30, 2010

In an effort to compete with the growing demand for Google TV, Microsoft is looking to create a subscription-based TV service for its popular gaming console Xbox. The software giant recently held talks with TV networks about viable ways of providing streaming content to compete with Google, as well as Apple and Netflix, Retuers reports. […]

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Consumers go online for Cyber Monday

by Kelly MacNeil on November 29, 2010

The day after Thanksgiving, most commonly known as Black Friday, is often thought of as the biggest holiday shopping day of the year. However, a growing number of retailers are offering online deals on the following business Monday in an effort to take advantage of the amount of people turning to online shopping, The Star-Ledger […]

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Cutler out-duels Vick as Bears win

by Derrick Johnson on November 29, 2010

In the last several weeks, talk of the NFL has been dominated by the resurgence of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick. However, when the Eagles played Chicago Bears on Sunday, it was another signal caller that stole the show. Jay Cutler threw for 247 yards and completed four touchdown passes to lead the Bears to […]

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Spider-Man debuts on Broadway after year-long delay

by Shannon Harris on November 29, 2010

After delays, set-backs and a record $65 million budget, the new Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark made its first performance on Sunday at the Foxwoods Theater. The musical, which is so far the most expensive Broadway musical in history, took nine years to produce, reports Bloomberg.com. That time saw financial troubles, the death […]

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Wikileaks releases sensitive U.S. diplomacy documents

by Adam Russett on November 29, 2010

U.S. officials are scrambling to assess the damage to the nation's diplomatic profile after Wikileaks released more than 250,000 classified documents, which detailed sensitive threats to global security and unflattering accounts of world leaders. The cables revealed the magnitude of the nuclear threat in Iran as well as discussions between the U.S. and South Korea […]

President Obama and South Korean president Lee Myung-bak agreed late on Tuesday to conduct joint navy exercises together as part of the U.S. first response to North Korea's artillery bombing of a South Korean island, killing two marines and two civilians. As part of a decision made during a White House emergency session, the U.S. […]