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Documentary Links Peyton Manning, Other NFL and MLB Stars to Doping
- December 29, 2015

With Charlie Sly having recanted the statements he made in Al Jazeera's undercover expose, reporter Deborah Davies said Monday that she believes what Sly said while he was unaware he was being recorded was true. "What hurts me the most about this, whoever this guy is, this slapstick trying to insinuate that in 2011, when more than less I had a broken neck - I had four neck surgeries". (more...)
New cases of E.coli at Chipotle New cases of E.coli at Chipotle
- December 28, 2015

Out of five , three ate at a location in Oklahoma and two had food at a Kansas location. The federal agency said it is unclear whether the latest cases are related to the outbreak that started in October. According to The Oceanside Post , Chipotle released a statement on December 11 saying that Chipotle had taken aggressive actions toward implementation of industry-leading food safety and food handling practices in all of its restaurants and throughout its supply chain. (more...)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens tops $1bn in ticket sales by Sunday
- December 28, 2015

Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens already surpassed Jurassic World as the biggest release in history with $529 million worldwide. Now it's made second-weekend history, with an estimated $154 million in domestic ticket sales surpassing the $103 million record set by Jurassic World earlier this year. (more...)
Coli Outbreak Spreads Across Three More States Coli Outbreak Spreads Across Three More States
- December 28, 2015

It says those illnesses started between November 18 and November 26, and all five said they ate at a Chipotle the week before they got sick. Federal authorities are investigating a new E.coli strain linked to Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc , piling more pressure on the popular burrito chain already grappling with an outbreak that has affected about 50 people in nine states. (more...)
Chipotle - Six Foodborne Outbreaks in Six Months
- December 28, 2015

In an apparently unrelated outbreak, dozens of Boston College students fell ill with norovirus after dining at a Chipotle location. Chipotle has already announced that it has implemented new sanitation procedures and provided additional foodservice training to employees. (more...)
Star Wars is fastest movie to $US1 billion Star Wars is fastest movie to $US1 billion
- December 28, 2015

Fastest to $500 million ( domestically): Jurassic World did it in 17 days. 58% - Percentage of its opening weekend audience that was male. "If they go to a movie and they like it, they're more likely to go again". A loose remake of the classic 1991 film, the movie debuted to $10.2 million after receiving a B CinemaScore. Fox had been elusive with the marketing of this film and the intrigue seems to have paid off in this case; of course, Lawrence's headlining status didn't hurt either. (more...)
SpaceX Lands Flacon 9 Rocket Upright After Launch SpaceX Lands Flacon 9 Rocket Upright After Launch
- December 27, 2015

In fact, the rocket's return even surprised SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk, who initially thought the Falcon 9 booster didn't actually stick its landing. SpaceX , your Falcon 9 rocket has landed, and oh, what a sight it was. He told reporters, "It's a revolutionary moment". The top officer at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Brig. (more...)
Americans Must Register Their Drone With The FAA Starting December 21 Americans Must Register Their Drone With The FAA Starting December 21
- December 26, 2015

The FAA's drone task force included representatives from Google, Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, and a wide range of aviation and other groups. One registration number will cover all of an operator's aircraft, so you won't have to pay $5 per drone. (more...)
Martin Shkreli Says Prosecutors Targeted Him For Drug Price-Hike Martin Shkreli Says Prosecutors Targeted Him For Drug Price-Hike
- December 26, 2015

According to the Journal , a Federal Bureau of Investigation official earlier said Shkreli pursued "a securities fraud trifecta of lies, deceit and greed". Chase joined KaloBios' board of directors when Shkreli took over the company along with a larger investor group including Marek Biestek and David Moradi. (more...)
Chipotle Eyed in Outbreak of Different E. Coli Strain Chipotle Eyed in Outbreak of Different E. Coli Strain
- December 26, 2015

According to the CDC, three of the newly-reported cases are in Oklahoma, with one in Kansas and another in North Dakota. That said, the five people who have gotten sick from the new strain all reported eating at a Chipotle Mexican Grill in the week before illness started. (more...)
Martin Shkreli terminated as CEO of KaloBios Martin Shkreli terminated as CEO of KaloBios
- December 26, 2015

Those charges come after the Federal Bureau of Investigation had been investigating Shkreli since 2012. Retrophin and federal prosecutors both accuse Shkreli of essentially stealing company assets and stocks to compensate allegedly swindled investors in two troubled hedge funds. (more...)
Martin Shkreli sacked as CEO as fraud charges laid Martin Shkreli sacked as CEO as fraud charges laid
- December 26, 2015

Unfortunately for him, the federal government clearly took note of his astonishingly assholish ways and made a decision to take a closer look at his financial dealings, only to discover that there were enough grounds to take him in and charge him with securities fraud. (more...)
Who Hacked Martin Shkreli's Twitter Account? Who Hacked Martin Shkreli's Twitter Account?
- December 26, 2015

Former pharmaceutical chief executive Martin Shkreli has insisted charges of securities fraud and conspiracy "are baseless and without merit". Shkreli, who is charged with securities fraud and conspiracy, having been arrested on Thursday, used Twitter on Saturday to say: "I am confident I will prevail". (more...)
India's Modi pays surprise visit to Pakistan India's Modi pays surprise visit to Pakistan
- December 26, 2015

The previously unannounced visit is a potential sign of thawing relations between the two nuclear-armed neighbors. The next step will be for the two countries' foreign secretaries to meet in the middle of next month, he added. Tensions between Hindu-majority India and mostly Muslim Pakistan, home to 20 percent of the world's population, are seen as risking fueling extremists in South Asia. (more...)
Twitter Account of Pharmaceutical Executive Shkreli Hacked Twitter Account of Pharmaceutical Executive Shkreli Hacked
- December 26, 2015

According to the Journal , a Federal Bureau of Investigation official earlier said Shkreli pursued "a securities fraud trifecta of lies, deceit and greed". He has denied the charges.In barely 24 hours, Martin Shkreli went from an egotistical pharmaceutical boy wonder running two small drug developers and live-streaming his daily activities to unemployed and facing securities fraud charges that could land him in prison for years. (more...)
Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) Is Falling After Another E.coli Outbreak Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) Is Falling After Another E.coli Outbreak
- December 26, 2015

Preliminary testing of a sample of diced celery and onion blend collected from a Costco location by the Montana Public Health Laboratory indicated the presence of E. Coli after eating at Chipotle . It turned out that a norovirus, and not E. coli , was the culprit. "In addition, news of the separate E.coli strand should undoubtedly prolong the turnaround as the company planned to intensify marketing efforts to regain brand trust once the CDC closed the investigation, which is still ... (more...)
Martin Shkreli's Twitter profile apparently hacked, posting vulgar messages Martin Shkreli's Twitter profile apparently hacked, posting vulgar messages
- December 26, 2015

Thursday afternoon, Shkreli entered a not-guilty plea and was released on a $5 million bond. A seven-count indictment unsealed in Brooklyn federal court charged Shkreli with conspiracy to commit securities fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and securities fraud. (more...)
Have We Seen Peak Pharma? Valeant Lowers Drug Prices in Walgreens Deal
- December 26, 2015

Chief executive Michael Pearson and other Valeant executives will face questions from analysts at a company briefing this morning. "We've ignored the external factors and we're continuing to grow, grow, grow". "Next year, we'll be about a $13 billion company". He denied that the company was considering a break-up, a possibility raised by large investors as a way to recover value, and told investors that the Philidor situation was behind them. (more...)
Register your small drone with the Federal Aviation Administration Register your small drone with the Federal Aviation Administration
- December 26, 2015

Users of remote-control airplanes have not been required to register their devices in the past, but Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a press release that a new generation of drone technology calls for new rules. That ruling caused some concern when the task force recommended it, since it would make registration essentially a voluntary act. The FAA is now working on developing features that will allow this type of registration sometime next year. (more...)
France drops plans to strip dual nationality in terrorism cases France drops plans to strip dual nationality in terrorism cases
- December 26, 2015

The prime minister backed the plan. The idea of stripping citizenship from French-born terrorists has been championed by Marine Le Pen , the president of the far-right National Front party, but it has also been criticized by those on the left. (more...)

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