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The extensive Filipino community here in the U.S. is rushing to the aid of its typhoon-struck homeland with a raft of fundraising initiatives. Amazon has signed a deal with the U.S. Postal Service for Sunday deliveries this holiday season. Good for Amazon: Great for the consumer! But is this a good deal for the post office? Finally, while it’s unclear how serious the issue of battery fires in Tesla cars is, the concern over them has taken shareholders on a fast ride in the last month.

Staying behind to rebuild after Typhoon Haiyan

The BBC's Alastair Leithead shares the scene from Cebu, an island in the Philippines that was hit hard by the typhoon
Posted In: Typhoon Haiyan, philippines, typhoon 2013

Economic kvetching over knish shortage

And this final note on supply and demand: Of Knishes.
Posted In: knish, fire

Debut novelist nets $2 million advance in publishers bidding war

One publishing analyst isn't surprised at the $2 million dollar advance paid to a debut novelist for his 900-page work.
Posted In: Books, publishing

Holiday shopping deals may not all be bargains

Stores and online retailers are trying to suck you in with emails, discounts, Black Friday promotions. But how much of a bargain are you really getting?
Posted In: Retail, Black Friday, holiday shopping

A vintage for Veterans Day

Valor Winery, founded by a group of Iraq War veterans and named after the cherished military virtue, defies the delicate, cultivated image of the wine industry.
Posted In: wine, veterans

Special delivery from Amazon and USPS: Sunday packages

Amazon has signed a deal with the U.S. Postal Service for Sunday deliveries this holiday season.
Posted In: Amazon, usps, UPS, fedex

Elon Musk and Tesla under fire after latest mishap

It’s unclear how serious the issue of battery fires in Tesla cars is, but concern over them has taken shareholders on a fast ride in the last month.
Posted In: Elon Musk, Tesla S

Typhoon Haiyan: Filipinos in U.S. rush to aid homeland

The extensive Filipino community here in the U.S. is rushing to the aid of its typhoon-struck homeland with grass-roots fundraising initiatives.
Posted In: Haiyan, Yolando, typhoon 2013

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Pretty Boy (Peaking Lights Remix)
Young Galaxy
Cinco Minutos Con Vos
Elvis Costello And The Roots
Won't Do
J Dilla
Be Easy
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Deviant Device
The Juan Maclean

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