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Pharma Douche To Gouge Another Patient Group

The New York Times reports: Martin Shkreli is once again provoking alarm with a plan to sharply increase the price of a decades-old drug for a serious infectious disease. This time the drug treats Chagas disease, a parasitic infection that can cause potentially lethal heart problems. “It’s caused a lot of angst in the Chagas community,” said Dr. Sheba Meymandi, ...

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This Is An Ad For Something [VIDEO]

This is….different. Tire Business reports: Bosch Automotive Aftermarket North America has launched a “Stop the Roadkill” campaign to promote motorists’ regularly changing their wiper blades. For the promotion the company has developed a public service announcement (PSA) in collaboration with the Humane Society of the U.S., the nation’s largest animal protection organization. Bosch said that every week “millions of wildlife ...

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World Net Daily: Microsoft Hates God [VIDEO]

The latest holiday ad from Microsoft features a song in which a line about God does not appear. Therefore they hate the Baby Jesus, says World Net Daily: Microsoft decided to leave God on the cutting-room floor for a commercial featuring “Let There Be Peace on Earth.” Producers for the computer giant’s latest television commercial reshuffled lyrics to the popular song ...

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More Woes For Chipotle, 80 Sickened In Boston

NBC News reports: Norovirus has sickened 80 Boston College students who ate at a nearby Chipotle restaurant, state health officials said Tuesday. “Initial testing conducted by the State Public Health has shown the presence of norovirus,” the health department said in a statement. Although many of the students said they feared they’d been struck with the same E. coli bacteria ...

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Jeff Bezos: Fire Donald Trump Into Outer Space

As he does nearly every day, Donald Trump has reacted to a negative news report by declaring that the source is biased and unprofitable. Yesterday he accused Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos of running a tax dodge to benefit Amazon, which Bezos founded. Bezos, conveniently enough, is also owner of the Blue Origin rocket.

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Gay Couple Smooches In Nordstrom Ad [VIDEO]

Twenty Three Ads reviews: Nordstrom demonstrates why they have a 100 percent approval rating from the Human Rights Campaign Buyers Guide. The upscale fashion retailer has created a dazzlingly beautiful holiday ad titled The Homecoming that features a man coming home with a suitcase and a Nordstrom shopping bag to be reunited his partner and their gorgeous dog. The two ...

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Pharma Douche Martin Shkreli: I Just Wish I’d Raised The Cost Of That AIDS Drug Even More

Pharma douchebro Martin Shkreli has told Forbes that he regrets not having raised the cost of his AIDS drug even more than he did. From the interview: Martin Shkreli hasn’t changed. If anything, the provocative pharmaceutical CEO — who became “the most hated man in America” earlier this year — thinks he didn’t go far enough when he hiked the ...

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Zuckerberg To Give Away 99% Of Facebook Stock

In an open letter to their newborn baby girl, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife have announced that they are donating 99% of their Facebook stock to charity. The couple made their promise official today in a filing with with the Security & Exchange Commission. “On December 1, 2015, our Founder, Chairman and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, announced that, during his lifetime, ...

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An American Tradition: Black Friday Violence [VIDEO]

Via the New York Daily News: Call it Black-eye Friday. Brawling shoppers heralded the start of Black Friday madness at a Louisville, Ky., mall on Thanksgiving night, wrestling each other to the ground in a packed food court. The fracas knocked a woman to the floor as shoppers at Mall St. Matthews gawked at the sight of two unidentified men ...

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Pharma Douche Martin Shrekeli Reverses Plan To Lower Price Of HIV/AIDS Medication

Arstechnica reports: Turing Pharmaceuticals AG will not reverse its decision to raise the price of a decades-old drug, Daraprim, by more than 5,000 percent, backing out of previous statements that it would cut the cost by the end of the year. In an announcement on Tuesday, the company said that the list price of Daraprim, which jumped from $13.50 a ...

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Facebook Tests Ex-Blocking

Facebook is testing a new feature which offers users the option of blocking their ex-partner if their relationship status has changed. Via the Independent: The social network will trial the new relationship tool in the United States, with plans to roll out the changes worldwide after receiving feedback. The tools will allow users to limit the photos, videos or status ...

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Adele’s 25 Smashes All-Time Album Sales Record

Some time last night Adele’s third album, 25, surpassed N-Sync’s 2000 release No Strings Attached to break the all-time single week sales record since the industry began using SoundScan in 1991. By the Thursday night end of the sales week, 25 is expected to have sold nearly three million copies versus the 2,416,000 copies sold in the first week of ...

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Pfizer And Allergan To Merge In $160 Billion Deal To Create World’s Largest Pharma Corporation

CNBC reports: Pfizer announced Monday it will buy Allergan for $363.63 a share, or about $160 billion. The deal represents a premium of over 30 percent based on the companies’ unaffected shares price as of Oct. 28, Pfizer and Allergan said in a joint statement. Allergan shareholders will receive 11.3 shares of the combined company — Pfizer PLC — for ...

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Major Insurer Threatens To Leave Obamacare

UnitedHealthcare, which reported a net income of $8.4 billion this year, says it’s not making enough money with Obamacare and may leave the system within two years. “In recent weeks, growth expectations for individual exchange participation have tempered industrywide,” said Stephen Hemsley, the company’s CEO. “Co-operatives have failed, and market data has signaled higher risks and more difficulties while our ...

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Twitter Ends Blood Drive Over Gay Ban

Twitter has ended its participation in blood drives after a gay man was rejected from donating at their San Francisco headquarters. International Business Times reports: “These are the only policies that the FDA has based on a person’s identification and not any type of risky behavior that they’re engaged in,” said Jim Halloran, Twitter’s Associate Manager of Sales Operations and President ...

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Pharma Douche Loses $14.6M In One Quarter

Business Insider reports: The 5,000% increase in the price of an anti-parasitic drug hasn’t brought Turing Pharmaceuticals into the black just yet. For the third quarter, ending September 30, the company posted a $14.6 million net loss. Those three months cover the time that Turing acquired the US marketing rights to Daraprim, a 62-year-old drug that’s used to treat malaria ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Cabbies Sue Over Uber

Taxi owners and their creditors yesterday sued New York City and the Taxi & Limousine Commission, claiming that Uber is destroying their business. CNBC reports: The lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court accused the defendants of violating yellow cab drivers’ exclusive right to pick up passengers on the street by letting Uber drivers who face fewer regulatory burdens pick up ...

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AFA Issues List Of Companies That Hate Jesus

Yesterday the Liberty Counsel issued their annual “Friend Or Foe” ranking of companies that don’t express their religious liberty in the precise manner stipulated by the Baby Jesus. Today comes a similar ranking of 100 companies from the American Family Association. They write: There are secular forces in our country that hate Christmas because the word itself is a reminder ...

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Elaborately Coiffed Boy Declares Doll is “SO Fierce!” In New Ad For Moschino Barbie [VIDEO]

You-know-who is going to go apeshit. The Advocate reports: The new Moschino Barbie is a huge hit (currently sold-out!), and its commercial is breaking boundaries by featuring a young boy in it. “Moschino Barbie is so fierce!” the boy screams as he and two female friends laud the doll, done up in designer Jeremy Scott’s sleek glamour. Barbie’s cellphone goes ...

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SEATTLE: Starbucks Joins “LGBT Safe Spaces” Program

The Seattle Times reports: Not one single business has turned away Seattle police Officer Jim Ritter when he’s asked them to join a program aimed at offering help and a safe haven to lesbian, gay and transgender victims of hate crimes. Starbucks announced Wednesday that it, too, is partnering with the Seattle Police Department’s (SPD) Safe Place program, even though ...

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