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Tony Hayward can’t remember the names of the men who died on Deepwater Horizon

When the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded on April 20, 2010, 11 men died. Now, the man that was in charge of that disaster can’t seem to recall their names. In a deposition recorded June 8, 2011, former BP CEO Tony Hayward named one man correctly (Karl Kleppinger) and got…

Michael Wolff: Murdoch papers could have hacked U.S. phones

Rupert Murdoch’s News International announced Thursday that the British tabloid News of the World was shutting down, but Vanity Fair contributor Michael Wolff says the phone hacking scandal may not end there. “Hacking, listening to your voicemail messages was for a period, a rather long period, a tabloid tool,” Wolff…

In Denver, pot shops now outnumber Starbucks: report

In Denver, where personal possession of small quantities of marijuana is legal for adults and medical marijuana is welcomed by local authorities, more pot shops have sprung up than Starbucks, according to a published report this week. There’s so much talk about pot in Colorado’s largest city that a local…

Montana governor: Exxon focused on shareholder liability after oil spill

Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Tuesday that everything had not according to plan after an Exxon Mobile pipeline burst, spilling oil into the Yellowstone River. “A year and a week ago, I called in all of the agencies in state government and said, ‘let’s have a mock…

New York wedding businesses see boost from same sex marriage

Wedding-related businesses in New York expected a large bump in sales thanks to the same sex marriage legislation that was signed into law last month. Same sex marriages in New York cannot take place until later this month, but couples can now apply for licenses. Businesses have already begun to…

Without oil, Yemen’s economy falters

CNN’s Nic Robertson explored Yemen’s battered economy, where car showrooms sit empty, and electricity is turned off for hours at the time to try and stave off shortages. An oil pipeline was blown up, ruining the country’s export business, as well as forcing Yemen to import oil to cover its…

Georgia home owners association blocks home for paralyzed veteran

After months of negotiations, a neighborhood association in Athens, Georgia has blocked construction of a home for the family of disabled veteran Sean Gittens. The Knob Hill Property Owners Association was worried that the home would hurt property values, according to The Augusta Chronicle. Association board member Tom Rogers said…

Home Depot faces lawsuit for allegedly violating the Buy American Act

Retail giant Home Depot faces a federal lawsuit for allegedly violating the 1933 Buy American Act, which requires all materials used on public projects to have originated from the United States. The company is accused of offering products purchased from China and other foreign countries to government agencies online. A…

Philip Morris threatens to sue Australia over forced debranding

Philip Morris, the world’s largest tobacco company, is threatening to sue the federal government of Australia over new cigarette packaging laws. The laws would force tobacco companies to sell their products in plain, brand-less packaging. Philip Morris said that the removal of its logo would devalue its intellectual property, breaching…

CNN psychic predicts economy based on Bernanke’s ‘moon sign’

Things are looking up for the economy if you believe two of the psychics CNN used to predict the future of global finance last week. “He has one of the best charts,” one psychic holding a crystal ball told CNN’s Felicia Taylor, referring to Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke. “His moon…

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