Apple Rolls Out Iphone Trade-in Program

(Los Angeles Times / November 22, 2011) Related By Gregory Karp Tribune reporter 2:02 p.m. CDT, August 30, 2013 The U.S. Department of Transportation said Friday it has issued a $350,000 fine against United Airlines for failing to make prompt refunds to customers. The Chicago-based airline also filed false reports to the government about mishandled bags and oversales, DOT alleged, and didn’t file timely reports about incidents involving the loss, injury or death of animals on flights. The fine was specifically for the slow refunds, the DOT said. “When passengers are owed a refund, they have the right to expect the airline to act promptly and give them their money back,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a statement. Airlines must process refund requests within seven days when the ticket is purchased by credit card and 20 days when purchased by cash or check, the DOT said. During an on-site inspection at the airline’s headquarters in Chicago, the DOT found that between March and May of 2012, United failed to process more than 9,000 refund requests in a timely manner.
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WGN-TV Tribune staff 2:05 p.m. CDT, August 30, 2013 Apple on Friday launched its first-ever trade-in program for old iPhones in an effort to boost demand for the new version or versions, expected to be unveiled on Sept. 10.  The program was widely expected and had been reported by several media outlets before being confirmed by Apple. It expands an existing Apple Recycling service that lets customers mail in their old gadgets for credit or gift cards. CNBC reports that trade-in amounts are expected to range from $125 for an iPhone 4 to $250 for the iPhone 5.
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Porsche Facebook Fans Design a 911 Carrera 4S

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Posted on: Aug 04, 2013 | 9,595 reads Ultra-Rare Isdera Imperator Emerges For Some Track Time Mercedes-Benz AMG Videos Supercars Isdera Powered by an AMG V8, just 30 examples of the Isdera Imperator were built. This is one of them. Although many of you may have never heard of it, the Isdera Imperator 108i is a thing of beauty. Built from 1984 until 1993, it’s a German-built supercar that evolved from the Mercedes-Benz CW311 concept that premiered in 1978. Designed by a guy named Eberhard Schulz, he received permission from M-B to build the car under his own brand, Isdera, when he branched out on his own. This particular Imperator is powered by an AMG-sourced 6.0-liter V8 that’s good for 420 horsepower. It can go from 0-62 mph in 5.7 seconds and has a top speed of nearly 190 mph.
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Porsche Facebook Fans Design a 911 Carrera 4S
Porsche Special Edition Facebook One-off
To celebrate having 5 million Facebook fans, Porsche reached out to them for their input in designing a special one-off 911.
To celebrate having five million Facebook fans, Porsche initiated an opportunity last February for them to take part in customizing a special one-off 911 Carrera. The German automaker basically set up an online configurator where fans could select their preferred exterior paint color, wheels and other design cues along with unique interior features. And now the results are in. Presenting the 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S 5 Million Facebook Fans Edition.

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The Warmth of Andalusia

But oh so happy after the incredible past ten days I’ve spent with Marta and our group gathered at El Esparragal in Andalusia. As a few students exclaimed when our small bus pulled in front of the main house, the photos on their website are far from doing justice to the beauty and warmth of the place! We are lucky! What an incredible experience we’ve had!
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La fête des mamans


They will be available at this link here . This two-day workshop includes: + A trip to the Farmer’s Market and a lesson on sourcing and choosing produce + An afternoon of Cooking, Styling + Photography with me + + Picnic Prep and Cooking Lesson + An intimate picnic in the park with me and the Sunday Suppers crew. Summer The workshop will take place in Karen’s gorgeous 1500-square foot daylight studio in Brooklyn. I hope you’ll come.
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September 7th and 8th at Sunday Suppers

Bonne fête à toutes les mamans !
Mother’s Day, la fête des mères, is only celebrated on May 26th in France, but one time is never enough to show the appreciation and love I have for my mother, and for all of the things she taught me.
Including bringing me into the kitchen to cook with her.
I wish her, my mother-in-law, all my mother friends, and all of you who are lucky mums, a very happy special day! Tonight, P. is cooking Japanese for me and Lulu.
We are both happy and hungry for a bowl of beef donburi !
Comfort food at its best!

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ANTHONY WEINER: I’m ‘100 Percent’ Done Sexting

In  The Rise of the (Entrepreneurial) Rest , Steve shares his belief in the need to develop thriving entrepreneurial ecosystems throughout the U.S. in order to ensure our continued leadership in innovation and economic growth. Steve pioneered the movement to make Internet apart of everyday life as co-founder of American Online. Under his leadership at AOL, Steve helped drive the worldwide adoption of a medium that has transformed business and society over the years. His foresight, intuition and acute understanding of the evolving technology landscape have been instrumental in influencing the direction this evolution.
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Weiner also told NBC New York in an interview Friday that he regrets his experiences engaging in online relationships. 


“I didn’t like when I was doing it. It was wrong to do. It was wrong to my wife — wrong period,” Weiner said. 
For the first time, Weiner seemed exasperated at the questions that continue to trail him about the online relationships, the latest of which were disclosed early last week  and have plunged him into fourth place among Democratic primary candidates. 
Weiner admitted last week to online sexual relationships with at least three women after resigning from Congress in 2011. In total, he estimated that he had online relationships with between six and 10 women both during his time in Congress and otherwise.
“The behavior that people know about, I did, over an extended period of time, with more than one person,” Weiner told NBC New York. “I just think at a certain point, OK, I think people know these embarrassing things about me. I think at a certain point now we have to have a conversation that goes to, all right, what else should people know?”

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Later this morning ONS data will confirm Britain’s growth rate for Q2 2013. Mos expected quarterly rise of around 0.6%. But will it last? We are inviting experts in the field to comment on the recovery. On Monday  Kevin Daly  argued in favour of forward guidance. On Tuesday  John Van Reenen  of the London School of Economics set out some troubling trends underpinning growth in the UK. On Wednesdday, Jens Larsen of RBC Europe, called for a simple form of monetary-policy guidance. George Buckley of Deutsche Bank is next up. George Buckley is Deutsche Bank’s Chief UK Economist and also covers Scandinavia and Switzerland.
IN A little under two weeks the Bank of England will tell us how it plans on using monetary policy forward guidance to keep yields down across the curve and thereby support the economy.  But this is not a… Continue reading
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