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Cash flow drives small businesses. For the last 40 years, the $1.6 Trillion Commercial Equipment Purchase Market has enabled small businesses to generate the cash flow to drive their businesses to drive our economy. Caterpillar, John Deere, eBay and Amazon are great examples of Fortune 500 companies who quietly participate in the commercial equipment buying and selling ecosystem

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Controversy persists about twenty-eight pages of the 9-11 Commission’s official report that remain classified. Former U.S.

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When Rochelle, a patient at Northwestern University’s Comprehensive Transplant Center, first learned that no one in her immediate family was a suitable candidate for partial liver donation, she did what most do in today’s day and age – she took to Facebook.

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Olivia Wilde announced her second pregnancy in a totally amazing way — and if her most recent red carpet appearance is any indication, she’s going to spend the next several months being equally as amazing. The “Vinyl” star arrived on the CFDA Awards red carpet in New York City on Monday night wearing a skintight, deep green Rosie Assoulin gown with the most perfect cut-out — right alongside her stomach.

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Footage of Muhammad Ali from the 2009 documentary ” Soul Power ” captures intimate moments when the legendary boxer expressed his pride in Africa while visiting Zaire in 1974. Ali was in Kinshasa, the capital of what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, weeks ahead of a heavyweight world championship fight with George Foreman — an encounter famously nicknamed the “Rumble in the Jungle.” More…

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The following article first appeared in The National Book Review : From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America by Elizabeth Hinton More…

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I am not a racist. I just play one on T.V. Well, let me be more clear.

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This week, with one bold sentence, President Barack Obama created an important, powerful, and lasting Social Security legacy.

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An African gray parrot known for its very filthy mouth may be a key witness to the killing of his owner.

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This clip shares the most unforgettable experience I’ve had in two months of travel. Traveling through countries that spent 45 years in what locals here call “the Soviet club,” it’s fascinating to see how an ideology that preached equality for all built gigantic monuments that impoverished the very workers for whom the ideology was designed to serve. That’s the case on a mountaintop in Bulgaria where we visited a conference center built for the 100th anniversary of the founding of what became the Bulgarian Communist Party.

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Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. We all have a center of wisdom and balance within us, but sometimes life takes over and we can feel all over the place! We all need a course-correcting tool — A “GPS for the Soul” — to help us find our way back to center

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Secret is Out It is no secret that solar energy is a money maker. Since 2011, the cost of solar electricity has been less than what consumers pay their electric utilities in a growing swath of America. Solar costs have plummeted like a rock and are continuing to drop

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Danielle Morrill is the CEO & Cofounder of Mattermark, where her team helps dealmakers research and qualify opportunities to do business with the world’s fastest growing private companies. Danielle is a Y Combinator Summer 2012 graduate and was head of marketing and employee #1 at Twilio previously

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A 17-year-old western lowland gorilla was shot dead at the Cincinnati Zoo after he snatched up a 4-year-old boy who fell into his enclosure Saturday. The gorilla, named Harambe, dragged the boy around and held him for about 10 minutes, zoo officials said at a press conference. The boy was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries , according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

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Earlier this month, I thought Notre Dame was being clueless when it chose this year to honor Vice President Joseph Biden and former House Speaker John Boehner. The Catholic men both received Notre Dame’s Laetare Medal for their “leadership, civility and dedication to the nation.” Catholic commentator Christopher J

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Kate Beckinsale is a performer who has always ably jumped between such bombastic Hollywood fare as Total Recall and her signature Underworld series, and smaller offerings such as her latest project, Love & Friendship .

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Last month, four days after Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa stood next to Secretary John Kerry at a press conference and announced that dissident Zainab Al Khawaja and her baby son Abdulhadi would be released from jail, I wrote a piece here pointing out that four days was a long time to fill in some paperwork and find the prison key. Tomorrow will be 50 days, and she’s still in jail. You can fly to the moon and back, sail the Atlantic and climb Mount Everest in 50 days if you put your mind to it.

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How has your life experience made you the leader you are today? I supported myself during college as a cosmetologist

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Score update: pic.twitter.com/MdDTbnQTwx — GoldenStateWarriors (@warriors) May 23, 2016 More…

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A Michigan man is in hot water after allegedly using a fake $100 bill to pay a stripper for a lap dance.

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For Architectural Digest , by Lindsey Mather.

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Pat McCrory and Republicans in the North Carolina legislature claim to abhor the unnatural. Thus, they passed HB 2 ostensibly to prevent a crisis that they fabricated about straight men putting on dresses to peep at women in restrooms

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Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Photo Credit:  350.org Some of the country’s biggest law firms have recently penned “client alert” memoranda, suggesting to their clients that they closely monitor the ongoing Attorneys General investigations  occurring in states nationwide on the potentially fraudulent behavior of ExxonMobil.

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How did you learn about sex and relationships? At home?

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Actor Wendell Pierce was arrested at an Atlanta hotel over the weekend after a political discussion with two other guests turned violent. The 52-year-old star, best known for playing Detective William “Bunk” Moreland on the HBO show “The Wire” and Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas in the movie “Confirmation,” was in Atlanta shooting the film ” One Last Thing ” when the altercation with two Bernie Sanders supporters allegedly occurred, TMZ reported.   More…

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A prominent fisheries scientist who has challenged the need for marine conservation is under investigation by his university after the environmental group  Greenpeace accused him of failing to reveal seafood industry funding. Ray Hilborn , a professor at the University of Washington’s School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, received at least $3.56 million over 12 years from fishing and seafood industry groups for research and private consulting, according to documents  cited by Greenpeace. The group submitted a complaint to the University of Washington on Wednesday, asking it  to investigate  whether Hilborn adequately disclosed industry backing and whether the funding is a conflict of interest.

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See if you’re scared of the news by taking our latest Week to Week News Quiz. Here are some random but real hints: The lines were frighteningly long; they’re scared of being booted from Rio; the call’s coming from inside his house; and at the IRS, no one can hear you scream. Answers are below the quiz

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Nicola Thorp was dismissed from her temp job at a finance company in the UK after she refused to wear high heels. Since then, her story has garnered a ton of attention online, the company who dismissed her changed its dress code policy and more than  100,000 people have signed a petition  in support of changing laws that allow employers to make women wear high heels to work.  On top of signing the petition, though, people who agree that the policy is completely absurd are also tweeting pictures of their flat shoes in solidarity with Thorp.  More…

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Watch Maxwell James in the season finale of The Family , Sunday, May 15, at 9/8c. More…

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Patrick Stewart has summed up exactly what he thinks about Donald Trump in one single tweet. The English actor said he spotted a homeless man holding up a sign asking for $1, in exchange for not voting for the Republican real estate magnate this fall. More…

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Movie Review – Jackie K Cooper “Being Charlie” (Paladin) More…

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Sandy Saputo is chief marketing officer for Bare Esecentuals , and is a member of the company’s executive management team. In this role, she is responsible for the company’s worldwide marketing and business strategies for bareMinerals and Buxom brands

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The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) hadn’t updated its near-real time daily chart of Arctic sea ice levels in more than a month. A satellite that monitors the ice malfunctioned, forcing the center to suspend the service. Researchers missed a lot during those dark weeks

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It appears the effort to pass a statewide two-cents-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages has died in California, at least for this year. As the Sacramento Bee reported on Wednesday, the bill’s demise occurred with the legislative equivalent of a whimper: Its sponsor in the state assembly pulled the bill before it could even come up for a vote in committee, owing to a lack of support among fellow lawmakers.

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That’s the theme of this year’s National Library Week, an annual awareness celebration sponsored by the American Library Association.   — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms

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Folks rallied in Raleigh, North Carolina to defend and oppose a law (HB2) which limits protections for the LGBT community. Here are 16 chants/signs from both sides: 1. “No Men in Women’s Bathrooms.” 2

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Today, the words “I followed you” most often mean something along the lines of: my Internet presence appreciates your Internet presence and thus, thanks to the click of a button, I will now be made aware of your online activities.

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Georgia Governor Nathan Deal took a bold stance on discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer (LGBTQ) people this week. While political pundits want you to believe that he succumbed to pressure from the business community by vetoing the anti-LGBTQ bill, HB 757, the truth is that he upheld the core values that millions of Evangelical Christians hold closely. His decision to veto this legislation was based on his religious convictions: freedom, justice, and equality for all

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The Warriors have done it. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms

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Thomas Jefferson’s coming home and Alexander Hamilton is coming to Hulu Original Series, Difficult People . The beloved star of Broadway’s hit musical Hamilton , Lin-Manuel Miranda, will appear in Season 2 of Difficult People . Difficult People was created and written by Julie Klausner.

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President Barack Obama on Friday told donors that Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz were doing Democrats a “favor” by exposing extreme views within their party on issues such as immigration and national security. “I actually think that Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have done us a favor,” Obama said, referring to policy positions that would restrict Muslims and Mexicans from entering the country. Obama said Trump and Cruz, the two front-runners in the Republican nomination contest ahead of the Nov.

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Three men stranded on a Pacific Island have been rescued after hatching resourceful plan that seems like it’s straight off of “ Gilligan’s Island .” The trio became stranded on Monday after a wave swamped their 19-foot skiff, which had set out from the Micronesian island of Pulap. They then swam to the uninhabited Fanadik Island, about 2,600 miles southwest of Honolulu, CNN reports. They were there for three days until a Navy aircrew searching for the missing seamen spotted a large makeshift sign that spelled out “HELP” in palm fronds, according to a US Coast Guard statement

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When it comes to date nights, Bernie Sanders showed on Friday night that he’s one helluva class act.

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Bill Maher has a radical suggestion for Republicans, which is to take a punt on Democrat  Hillary Clinton this November. The “Real Time with Bill Maher” host broke down on Friday night why GOP supporters should really do themselves a favor and switch sides

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Khloe Kardashian has some stiff competition for the best #TBT picture of all time.  Hilary Duff posted an adorable childhood shot on Thursday, in which she looks every inch the pageant queen. Wearing a black top paired with ginormous diamond earrings and perfectly coiffed blond hair, little Duff is smiling as wide as she can.  The actress jokingly blamed thanked her mom for the 1993 glamour shot on Instagram.  #glamourshots #thanksmom #1993 #tb A photo posted by Hilary Duff (@hilaryduff) on Apr 7, 2016 at 3:37pm PDT It’s so cute and ’90s, we could die! Duff  started out as a child model before she became an actress, so it’s our new mission to find more photos of her like this.   Let’s just hope she keeps the #TBTs coming.  It's my beautiful sisters birthday! Sissy you have always been my guiding light, my safety, my pit bull and my best friend! Your love and protection is endless! Happy birthday I love you so much @haylieduff #thickasthieves A photo posted by Hilary Duff (@hilaryduff) on Feb 19, 2016 at 3:12pm PST — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms.

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Adobe Systems Inc issued an emergency update on Thursday to its widely used Flash software for Internet browsers after researchers discovered a security flaw that was being exploited to deliver ransomware to Windows PCs. The software maker urged the more than 1 billion users of Flash on Windows, Mac, Chrome and Linux computers to update the product as quickly as possible after security researchers said the bug was being exploited in “drive-by” attacks that infect computers with ransomware when tainted websites are visited.

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Pope Francis Relaxes Church Rules On Divorce

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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Friday called for a Church that was less strict and more compassionate towards “imperfect” Catholics, such as those who divorced and remarried, saying “no one can be condemned forever”. Francis said gays should be respected but firmly re-stated the Church’s position that there are “absolutely no grounds” to equate gay unions to heterosexual marriage. In a 260-page treatise called “Amoris Laetitia,” (The Joy of Love), one of the most eagerly awaited pronouncements of his pontificate, Francis quoted Martin Luther King, Argentine Poet Jorge Luis Borges and even the 1987 Danish cult film Babette’s Feast, to make his case for a more merciful and loving Church

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I’ve watched a lot of entrepreneurs do brilliant things. And I’ve watched some entrepreneurs do completely stupid things.

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Reading magazines this week, I learned tha t: The average German owns 10,000 objects. (Time, 4/11/16) Albert Einstein’s eyeballs are in a jar in a safe-deposit box

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Sometimes it takes an innocent comment from a child to make us recognize our own behavior. As parents, we’re juggling so much that it’s easy to get stressed out and lose perspective. This happened recently during what I call the Crazy Period — the time between when school gets out and bedtime.

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The charming family comedy from sister-and-brother filmmakers Geeta and Ravi Patel opens on September 11.

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