Yellen says Fed on course for 2015 rate rise  

Philly.com By : Jeff Kearns, Jeanna Smialek and Craig Torres

A first-quarter economic chill won't deter the Federal Reserve from its plan to raise interest rates this year, chair Janet Yellen said, assuring investors the pace of subsequent tightening would be gradual.

Although the labor market is nearing full strength, "we are not there yet," she said Friday in a speech in Providence, R.I., emphasizing that the Fed would proceed cautiously. - Referenced Article


Up 2-0 over Hawks, LeBron James keeps stranglehold on Eastern Conference  

Fox Sports By : Staff Reporting

David Blatt graduated from Princeton in the early 1980s, playing under legendary coach Pete Carrill before an extended pro career overseas.

He finished with a bachelor's degree in English Literature, writing his senior thesis on Brooklyn-born Bernard Malamud, author of the 1952 baseball novel "The Natural," as an expression of his affinity for sports literature. - Referenced Article


The Kraft/Goodell Pact  

eNewsReference.com By : Staff Reporting

Kraft and Goodell have done more to manipulate the NFL than simply deflating footballs; Kraft lobbied Belichick's complete philosophy of the game and preserved mediocre 6th round pocket QBs like Brady in the league. Welker, Woodhead and Kevin Faulk could not have existed with out the Kraft/Goodell pact.


Google Buy Buttons Could Start Showing On Mobile Shopping Ads In A Matter Of Weeks  

Search Engine Land By : Ginny Marvin

The long-rumored morphing of Google Shopping into a marketplace that could compete head-on with the likes of Amazon and Ebay appears to be getting closer. “Buy” buttons could start appearing on select Google mobile search ads in a matter of weeks.

The Wall Street Journal cited anonymous sources saying Macy’s is among the retailers in discussions with Google to join the launch. - Referenced Article


Tim Armstrongs AOL Stock Worth $200 Million After Verizon Deal  

Forbes By : Nathan Vardi

In May of 2010, investors were not showing a great deal of faith in Tim Armstrong and his new plans for AOL as the company once again operated as an independent company, spun off from Time Warner and one of the worst mergers in corporate history.

As AOL’s stock was falling and changing hands for just under $22, Armstrong, AOL’s CEO, decided to put some money where his mouth was, purchasing more than $11 million of AOL stock. - Referenced Article


Deflategate Investigation: Ted Wells Report Released, Robert Kraft Comments  

Bleacher Report By : Mike Chiari


VIDEO: Jameis Winston Explains Crab Leg Incident  

YouTube By : Staff Reporting


Twitter expands threats ban, may lock accounts in aim to limit abuse  

CNet By : Don Reisinger

Twitter has announced policy changes that the company hopes will limit abuse on its social network.

Twitter has updated its policy pertaining to violent threats to include "promot[ing] violence against others." Previously, the policy banned tweets that were limited to "direct, specific threats of violence against others." - Referenced Article


Instantaneous brand elevation for Under Armour  

USA Today By : Josh Peter

"What's not quantifiable is the instantaneous brand elevation that occurred," O'Connor told USA TODAY Sports. "The apparel they had on him is mainstream apparel, and it's a whole new marketing and sales platform available to the general public.

"People are saying, 'I want to be like Jordan,' only this time it's not Mike. Under Armour has capitalized on that beautifully." - Referenced Article


EU set to announce Google action  

BBC By : Staff Reporting

Margrethe Vestager, the competition commissioner, could make a statement about her intentions on Wednesday.

Reports suggest she will announce that a "statement of objections" is being prepared.

Such action would mark an escalation in the Commission's handling of complaints that Google favours its own products in search engine results. - Referenced Article


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