peHUB Second Opinion 11.5

Nike is close to selling Cole Haan to Apax Partners for $500 million.

Apple sells 3 million iPads in three days.

Goldman Sachs cuts the number of partners it has to 407.

A Michigan couple stole GM trade secrets related to hybrid-car technology to develop such cars in China.

Microsoft is looking to retire its Windows Live Messenger client in favor of Skype

“I got 99 problems and Mitt ain’t one,” says Jay-Z in Columbus. And, eight conservatives predict a Romney victory.

Verizon Wireless is closing down its branded app store as of January.

One day before the presidential election, Jack Welch still sees something wacky in the jobs numbers.

A New York man is charged with hoarding gas after filling up 30 five-gallon Home Depot buckets.

Apple is exploring alternatives to Intel for its Mac computer chips.

Eight social media hoaxes, including fake hurricane Sandy photos, that you fell for this year.

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