BusinessWeek

Buffett's Berkshire to buy Media General papers

Billionaire Warren Buffett's company is making another foray into newspapers, agreeing to buy 63 newspapers from Media General Inc. for $142 million. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is also extending a loan to Media General and taking a 19.9 percent stake in by Andrew Beaujon Published May 17, 2012 11:50 am Updated May 17, 2012 11:54 am […]

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Blogtable: Heat Without Chris Bosh

INDIANAPOLIS – After losing Chris Bosh to an injury and then home-court advantage in Florida, the Heat visit the confident and physical Pacers in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal. Game starts 7 pm – SAN ANTONIO – If the Los Angeles Clippers Let's get this out of the way early – the Chalmers […]

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CBS News

New case of flesh-eating bacteria reported in SC mom

The Georgia grad student suffering from a life-threatening flesh-eating bacteria that she contracted after gashing her leg in a river is suffering from an extremely rare form of the infection. Aimee Copeland has a rare condition, called necrotizing This image provided by UTMB-Galveston shows a scanning electron microscopic image of WT (wild type) Aeromonas hydrophila […]

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Joe Ricketts, a wealthy donor, getting attention in presidential contest

It is described here: The plan, which is awaiting approval, calls for running commercials linking Mr. Obama to incendiary comments by his former spiritual adviser, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., whose race-related sermons Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Reports of a plan to air attack ads against President Obama by rehashing ties to his former […]

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Sweet 16: Streaking Spurs go up 2-0 on Clippers

By Jeff Garcia, Project Spurs The 2012 Olympic Games are inching closer and San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker will be in London representing the French national basketball team in what should prove to be one exciting basketball tournament. Tony Parker scored 22 points on his 30th birthday, Tim Duncan had 18 and the San Antonio […]

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Donna Summer dead at 63: Legendary disco singer succumbs to cancer

Disco Legend Donna Summer has died this morning due to complications from lunng cancer. By Mesfin Fekadu AP NEW YORK (AP) — Like the King of Pop or the Queen of Soul, Donna Summer was bestowed a title fitting of musical royalty — the Queen of Disco. Yet unlike Michael Jackson or Aretha Franklin, it […]

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Sunday's partial solar eclipse is only the start

At sunrise in some parts of China and Japan and by sunset in the western United States, a partial solar eclipse is set to slink across a narrow swath of the Earth on May 20 and 21. By Melissa Gray CNN (CNN) — Thousands of people are planning viewing parties in the western United States […]

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Joe Ricketts, a wealthy donor, getting attention in presidential contest

Joe Ricketts is the founder of TD Ameritrade. He's really rich, and he really dislikes Barack Obama. He's working with longtime GOP operative Fred Davis on a way to spend $10 million venting that anti-Obama rage with a series of racial attacks on Obama Joe Ricketts is a registered independent, a fiscal conservative, and an […]

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Discover Financial Services to Present at Deutsche Bank Global Financial …

Science | Psychology | Ed Yong has a piece in Nature on the problems of confirmation bias and replication in psychology. Yong notes that It has become common practice, for example, to. UPDATE: Blizzard has confirmed a hotfix for those players experiencing Error 3006 is on the way. ORIGINAL STORY: Diablo 3 is just hours […]

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Facebook's Eduardo Saverin Saves $67 Million in Tax by Leaving US

By Forbes 05/17/12 – 03:18 PM EDT By Brian Solomon When it came to light last week that Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin had renounced his US citizenship, the reaction was swift and fierce. Many people criticized Saverin for what seemed like a tax Eduardo Saverin may no longer be a US citizen. But that's not […]

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