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The Ebola outbreak in Africa has been declared an international health emergency by the World Health Organization.

Speaking of Ebola, if you want a good scare (and some knowledge!) check out this book The Hot Zone.

President Obama has authorized ‘targeted’ airstrikes, if necessary, on ISIS in Iraq. ‘Necessary’ in this case meaning if ISIS reaches the city of Erbil, where the U.S. has an embassy. Oil futures rose on news of the President’s authorization.

Today could be an ugly day in the markets, with at least three areas of conflict in Ukraine, Iraq and Gaza. Markets have been selling off as investors seek safe havens.

When the absurd becomes reality: how to use your cat to hack your neighbor’s WiFi.

Zynga has negotiated deals with the National Football League and Tiger Woods for the development of games for mobile devices.

Apparently global warming has slowed over the past 15 years, but the globe is still warming.

The U.S. government’s terrorist tracking system watch list has 680,000 people, with 280,000 who have no connection to terrorism at all.

The South Carolina Retirement System Investment Commission is searching for someone to take on the new position of director of private markets, which includes private equity and private debt strategies.

First Read used to spend much time hanging outside the local 7-Eleven, waiting for our hipster friends to get off work. Little did we know, the convenience giant has a venture arm, 7-Ventures.

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