Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
GOP boycotts health care advisory board House and Senate Republican leaders told President Barack Obama Thursday that they will refuse to nominate candidates to serve on an advisory board that is to play a role in holding down Medicare costs under the new health care act. More
Romney iPhone app misspells 'America' to Web's delight (CNN)-- It's probably not the kind of thing voters will use to choose the leader of the free world. But the Web was taking no shortage of presidential potshots Wednesday over Republican candidate Mitt Romney's new mobile app, which embarrassingly ... 05/31/2012 - 6:27 am | View Link
Romney's iPhone app misspells 'America' WASHINGTON, May 30 (UPI) -- A typo misspelling "America" in presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's iPhone app has gone viral online. Romney's iPhone app, "I'm with Mitt," allows users to post photos of themselves with 14 pre-made banners ... 05/30/2012 - 1:04 pm | View Link
Mitt Romney’s official iPhone app misspells America It looks like the Republican candidate is running for President of "Amercia" After President Obama won his first election with help from effective social media campaigns, Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has been doing his best to appear at the forefront ... 05/30/2012 - 11:53 am | View Link
Romney iPhone app misspells ‘America’ (CNN) — It’s probably not the kind of thing voters will use to choose the leader of the free world. But the Web was taking no shortage of presidential potshots Wednesday over Republican candidate Mitt Romney’s new mobile app, which embarrassingly ... 05/30/2012 - 7:38 am | View Link
Romney misspells 'America' on iPhone app Mitt Romney's new iPhone app misspells the word "America" and the typo has gone viral. As Romney clinched the GOP presidential nomination with a victory in Texas last night, his campaign released its "I'm with Mitt" app that allows users to post photos of ... 05/30/2012 - 4:56 am | View Link
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The board of the San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a controversial proposal to invest $3 billion — 15 percent of its assets — in hedge funds.
The vote comes less than two months after the giant California Public Employees’ Retirement System announced it will exit all hedge funds over the next year “as part of an ongoing effort to reduce complexity and costs in its investment program.”
William Coaker Jr., who joined the system Jan.
 Curbside offers something in between — through its app, users place orders for in-store pickup at brick-and-mortar establishments and the service dispatches a Curbside employee to haul the stuff to the curb in front.
 Curbside is the ultimate middleman.
During the dot-com era, as people tried to figure out what impact the Internet might have on commerce, a dominant assumption was that it would wind up eliminating middlemen, creating instead opportunities for direct links between buyers and sellers.
In 1997, the New Yorker ran a now-famous cartoon, depicting seven business people seated around a conference table with a caption that read, “On the one hand, eliminating the middleman would result in lower costs, increased sales, and greater consumer satisfaction; on the other hand, we’re the middleman.”
Middlemen are often viewed as scalpers — those who employ a seemingly parasitic business model of buying up a resource (like concert tickets), then selling it for a much higher price.
A middleman, in other words, does nothing to improve the actual product for sale, but instead sells an improvement in the process of buying and selling that product — either offering it for less money or making the purchase of it more convenient.
The company inks deals with retailers like Whole Foods to deliver goods to customers who place orders online through Instacart’s website or app.
 they offered a wider selection of goods for less money than their brick-and-mortar counterparts could afford to.
Kozmo, the dot-com era darling that promised one-hour delivery of everything from DVDs to Starbucks coffee, famously went bust after raising $250 million in funding, expanding to 11 cities and filing for an IPO.
Munger imagines that this kind of logic will continue “way down the chain,” with profitable companies emerging that perform even more niche tasks than picking up an order from Target and delivering it to the store’s curbside.
On September 17, 1908, Army Lt. Thomas Selfridge made the fateful decision to get into an airplane with Orville Wright. It made sense for him to go: The Army had a deal to buy one of the Wright Brothers' planes, and Selfridge had designed and piloted a plane of his own a few months earlier.
China's manufacturing PMI missed expectations, coming in at 50.8 rather than 51.1. This is also down from September's read of 51.2. Remember that any number lower than 50 in this metric suggests a contracting economy. So this is bad. What people watching the China slow down have been hoping for is some consistancy here.
Anything fun or worth doing usually requires a bit of crazy. But this, this is basically all crazy, which must mean it's a ridiculous amount of fun. Valentin Delluc flies his paraglider so close to the ground and rips off spins and twirls so fast that it's hard to believe.