Obama: I cannot believe the commissioner of football gets paid $44 million a year  

Yahoo Finance By : Staff Reporting

Simmons, who has been vocal in his criticisms of the commissioner, broached the subject of Goodell by bringing up a hypothetical situation in which three of the major sports leagues were looking for a new commissioner. Simmons asked Obama whether he would be interested in any of them... - Referenced Article

Richard Plepler got schooled by tech whizzes  

CNN Money By : Brian Stelter

"I went to school," he says. "I brought in all kinds of people who knew an enormous amount, much more than I did about this... and made sure that we had the right people around us."

It is a hiring process that continues to this day. HBO in 2015 is a fundamentally different company than it was just 10 years ago. First it created an app that made it easy to stream shows. - Referenced Article

Penney plunges on sales outlook  

Arkansas Online By : Christie Boyden

J.C. Penney Co., the third-largest U.S. department-store company, fell the most in more than two years after signaling that sales growth during the Christmas season may slow from the third quarter's pace.

Same-store sales this year will rise 4 percent to 5 percent, the Plano, Texas-based company said Friday in a statement, repeating an earlier projection. - Referenced Article

Gary Pinkels resignation adds to Mizzous completely abnormal week  

SB Nation By : Peter Berkes

Best wishes to Gary Pinkel, who is stepping down at the end of the season at Missouri after 15 years in charge in Columbia.

Pinkel was diagnosed with lymphoma earlier this year, and said he will be devoting his time to fighting the disease and spending time with his family... - Referenced Article

Apple Is Not Racist: Tim Cooks Take On The Incident In Australia  

Bidness ETC By : Martin Blanc

Apple Inc has made an official statement about the incident at its retail store in Australia; earlier this week the store barred three black teenagers from entering its premises, as employees felt they might “steal something.”

As per an email sent to all Apple employees, CEO Tim Cook said it was “unacceptable” for the staff to have acted in such a manner and stereotype a particular ethnic group. - Referenced Article

PIERS MORGAN: Lamar Odoms tragedy is that he just couldnt keep up with the Kardashians  

Daily Mail By : PIERS MORGAN

There can’t be many more pitiful, humiliating ways to potentially end your life than face down in an infamous Nevada brothel, vomiting uncontrollably from the overdose of herbal Viagra you took to keep up with myriad prostitutes during a 4-day binge.

As I write, Lamar Odom is clinging on. He’s in a coma, distraught family and friends at his bedside. - Referenced Article

Amid emissions scandal, Volkswagen may have mortally wounded the diesel passenger car market  

Extreme Tech By : Jamie Lendino

This morning there’s more fallout from the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal, as VW has now admitted 11 million vehicles globally may have the defeat software installed that lets the company cheat on its emissions tests.

At least in the US, there are approximately 500,000 TDI-branded cars on the roads that are routinely spewing out up to 40 times the legal amount of NOx, which leads to increased air pollution in the form of smog... - Referenced Article

Serena Williams Victory Sets Up a Showdown With Her Sister  


Venus Williams has been trying in vain to win her eighth major tennis title since she captured the Wimbledon trophy in 2008. If she is to do it at the United States Open this year, it will come at a heavy cost. She will have to deny her little sister the rare opportunity to win a Grand Slam.

Williams beat Anett Kontaveit, 6-2, 6-1, and will play Serena Williams, the No. 1 seed, in the quarterfinals of the Open on Tuesday night. - Referenced Article

Serena Williams cruises by Keys, stays alive in quest for Grand Slam  

CBS News By : Robby Kalland

After struggling through her third round match, Serena Williams came out focused and attacking on Sunday in her fourth round match with No. 19 Madison Keys.

Williams advanced to the quarterfinals 6-3, 6-3 and didn't have any problems against a tough, powerful opponent in Keys. - Referenced Article

Jason Day finishes strong on 72nd hole to win The Barclays  

PGA Tour By : Staff Reporting

In the final round of The Barclays 2015 at Plainfield, Jason Day's pitch from 64 feet sets up a 9-foot birdie putt to shoot a final-round 62 and claim his sixth win on the PGA TOUR.

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