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GM CEO Barra's 2014 Compensation To Total Up To $4.4 Million
Mary Barra, General Motors Co's (GM.N) new chief executive officer and the auto industry's first female CEO, will be paid up to $4.4 million in cash and stock compensation this year, GM disclosed in a federal filing on Friday. The package for Barra, who assumed her new role on Wednesday, does not include what she and other executives will receive under the long-term compensation plan, which is subject to shareholder approval in June. The No. 1 U.S.
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U.S. Military Spends $7.5 Million A Day On Iraq Operations
Pentagon Press Secretary Adm. John Kirby said on Friday that U.S. military operations targeting Islamic State militants in Iraq cost $7.5 million a day on average. The operations have been ongoing since mid-June when President Obama announced in June that he was sending a "small number" of military advisers to Iraq to support security forces. The U.S. began the targeted airstrikes on Aug. 8. Since then, the military has conducted a total of 101 airstrikes across Iraq, adding up to a total of $500 million. The money is comes out of the Overseas Contingency Operations fund, which has a $79.4 billion annual budget.
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When it comes to fighting the radical Islamic State in Iraq, the Obama administration has seemed less reliant on missile-firing drones than it has in the past. Experts say that one reason why the U.S. military hasn't used armed drones more widely in Iraq this time around may be because drones are no longer an effective weapon, given the size and scope of the Islamic State. Phillip Lohaus, a former analyst with the U.S. military in Iraq, told Mashable "The nature of the Islamic State has grown to such an extent that it’s no longer just pinpoint strikes that drones can take out. It requires more."
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Palestinian Leader Says Hamas Caused Prolonged War
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas blamed Hamas on Friday for needlessly extending fighting with Israel in the Gaza Strip, casting doubt on the future of the Palestinian unity government that the Islamic militant group backs. The remarks by Abbas come a few days after Israel and Hamas militants reached a truce after 50 bitter days of fighting in which several Egyptian mediated cease-fire attempts during the conflict failed.. More than 2,100 Palestinians were killed, including hundreds of civilians. Seventy one people on the Israeli side, including six civilians were killed.
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Usain Bolt -- Party Rockin' In London ... With U.K. Soccer Star
Usain Bolt took over a nightclub in London this week, hijacking the DJ booth to help one of his famous friends celebrate a HUGE night on the soccer pitch and TMZ has the video. It all went down at Chinawhite nightclub, where Bolt was partying with Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez, who had scored his first goal with the world-famous squad earlier that night. Usain definitely seems at home behind the ones and two's, singing along and spinning some Chris Brown and Drake records.
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Kraft Issues Voluntary Recall Of Some American Singles Cheese Product
Kraft Foods Group said on Friday it is voluntarily recalling 7,691 cases of some varieties of its Kraft American Singles as a precautionary measure after a supplier failed to store an ingredient correctly. The Northfield, Illinois-based company said the recall affects four varieties of Kraft American Singles Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product. The recall is for products with "Best When Used By" dates of Feb. 20, 2015, and Feb. 21, 2015. Kraft said that any of the product in question should not be consumed and should be returned to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund.
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Cee Lo Green Enters No Contest Plea In Drug Case
Cee Lo Green pleaded no contest Friday to one felony count of furnishing ecstasy to a woman during a 2012 dinner in Los Angeles and was sentenced to serve probation and community service. The Grammy-winning singer also entered a special plea in which he maintained his innocence in the case and that prevents his no contest plea from being used against him in civil court.
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Tablet Growth Now Expected To Be Flat In North America And Europe This Year
according to IDC, tablet growth in the North American and European markets will be flat this year. The tablet market, which IDC counts as tablets and 2-in-1 devices, will grow by a slim 6.5 percent globally. Tablet sales won’t catch PC sales for a lenghtyperiod of time. Another point of context: Quarterly smartphone sales are substantially larger than yearly tablet sales, a gap that is increasing. And as only smartphones of the group are growing quickly, we shouldn’t expect the internal ranking order to change much.
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Melissa Rivers Speaks Out: Joan Rivers Would Be So Touched By The Tributes And Prayers
Melissa Rivers is speaking out this morning to thank everyone on behalf of her mother Joan Rivers for the outpouring of well wishes. In an exclusive statement to E! News, Melissa says: "My mother would be so touched by the tributes and prayers that we have received from around the world. Her condition remains serious but she is receiving the best treatment and care possible. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts as we pray for her recovery." The E! Fashion Police host suffered complications from a minor throat procedure yesterday morning in New York City. The 81-year-old was then rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital where she was placed in a medically induced coma.
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Report: Vice's Deal Talks With Time Warner Fall Through
According to a report in the New York Times, talks for a deal between Vice and Time Warner have fallen through after the two sides could not reach an agreement on the value of Vice. Reports of negotiations between the two companies emerged in June, with initial valuations for Vice supposedly topping $2 billion. The move marks the end of talks that led to speculation that Time Warner could either add Vice to its portfolio or at least firm a strong joint venture. Vice has become one of the most sought-after media commodities thanks to its young audience and popular online video content.