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Hong Kong tycoon, former top official sentenced in corruption trial

CNN World - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 8:22am
A billionaire who jointly controlled Asia's biggest property development company and a man who was once Hong Kong's second-ranked official were sentenced to prison for conspiracy to commit misconduct in one of the city's most significant corruption trials.
Categories: International News

Report: 2-hour execution followed protocol

CNN - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 8:18am
An independent report released Monday into the execution of Arizona inmate Joseph Wood revealed the state's Department of Corrections followed protocol.
Categories: National News

Apple pushes out first-ever automatic security upgrade for Mac

Business News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 8:17am
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North Korea's Internet gets the (re)boot

CNN World - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 8:16am
It was "as if North Korea got erased from the global map of the Internet," a digital security expert said. It's unclear what, or who, was behind the disruption.
Categories: International News

WWI Christmas truce match: Fact or fiction?

CNN World - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 8:15am
It's a story which has captured the imagination of the English Premier League and persuaded one UK retailer to use it for its Christmas TV advert -- but did rival armies really turn the World War I killing fields into a football field?
Categories: International News

Joe Cocker dies at 70

CNN Entertainment - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 8:11am
Joe Cocker, the British blues-rock singer whose raspy voice brought plaintive soul to such hits as "You Are So Beautiful" and the duet "Up Where We Belong," has died of an undisclosed illness. He was 70.
Categories: Entertainment News

Casey Kasem buried in Norway

CNN Entertainment - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 8:10am
Six months after his death, radio personality Casey Kasem has finally found a resting place.
Categories: Entertainment News

Casey Kasem buried in Norway

CNN Entertainment - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 8:10am
Six months after his death, radio personality Casey Kasem has finally found a resting place.
Categories: Entertainment News

Chinese doctors punished for so-called 'surgery selfies'

CNN World - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 8:10am
Senior executives and a team of medical staff from a Chinese hospital in the northwestern province of Shaanxi have been punished for taking group photos next to apparently unconscious patients after surgery, state media reported on Monday.
Categories: International News

50 who turned 50 in 2014

CNN Entertainment - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 8:09am
Categories: Entertainment News

50 who turned 50 in 2014

CNN Entertainment - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 8:09am
Categories: Entertainment News

Cambodia orders probe into 'HIV village'

Health - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 7:56am
Cambodia Prime Minister has called for an inquiry into a remote village as more than 100 are tested HIV positive.
Categories: Health

Ebola fighter coming to U.S.

Health - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 7:44am
A young Liberian woman who saved three of her relatives by nursing them back to health after they contracted the Ebola virus is coming to the United States to finish her nursing degree.
Categories: Health

Castaway spotted on island

CNN World - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 7:40am
The Coast Guard released video of a real life castaway they say was stranded on an island in the Bahamas for six days.
Categories: International News

Comedy frowned upon in N. Korea

CNN World - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 7:39am
CNN's Kyung Lah reports on why jokes, humor and satire are rarely used in North Korean movies.
Categories: International News

Cambodia orders probe into 'HIV village'

CNN World - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 7:35am
Cambodia Prime Minister has called for an inquiry into a remote village as more than 100 are tested HIV positive.
Categories: International News

Cambodia orders probe into 'HIV village'

CNN World - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 7:35am
Cambodia Prime Minister has called for an inquiry into a remote village as more than 100 are tested HIV positive.
Categories: International News

89 straight days of lower gas prices

Business News - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 7:34am
Gas prices continue to drop on a daily basis. In fact, the price of gas has fallen for 89 consecutive days.

Not Just a Man's World, Female Entrepreneurs Are Making Noise

Lifestyles - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 7:26am
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(NewsUSA) - They can outperform boys in school, will probably live longer than their male counterparts and, according to the Financial Times, are forecast to outnumber men as millionaires by 2020 in the UK So, why are there still so few women entrepreneurs around the world?

Oh, there are a handful: Marrisa Mayer, president and CEO of Yahoo. Lynn Good, CEO of Duke Energy, and Mary Barra, CEO of GM, to name a few. Yet, it appears these notable women are still the exception rather than the rule.

Still, one woman is betting that America is on the cusp of change, at the same time acknowledging that, "while the Mad Men days may be over, we're also not quite there yet."

Erica Solis, co-founder of MovoCash (www.movocash.com), a mobile payments technology company, believes that women are being empowered more than ever to be successful in business.

"As a young female entrepreneur, this is a tremendous advantage as the world shifts its mindset to how they view women in the workplace," says Solis.

Solis, a millennial, whose first job out of college was for a startup company that is now publicly traded and has over 200 employees, should know. Her father has been in the fin-tech (financial-technology) field for the last 15 years, and she has seen first-hand the amount of hard work, agility and confidence it takes to be an entrepreneur. This experience made the decision to go work for her father, Eric Solis, an easy one.

Together, the father-daughter team created MovoCash, a payment platform that allows consumers to link their bank accounts to their MovoCash account for mobile payments with no limitation on the number of supported banks. Unlike Apple Pay or PayPal, MovoCash eliminates the direct link required by conventional near-field communication (NFC), which has been lauded for its security and convenience, but is being criticized by both analysts and merchants, who say that consumers are not yet comfortable paying with their phone, and that the NFC technology is more expensive to implement than traditional card systems.

"I think the environment for women is exciting," says Laurie Itkin, financial advisor and author of the book "Every Woman Should Know Her Options." "Starting your own business gives a woman the opportunity to be a leader, an opportunity that she might not have in a corporation."

Solis agrees.

"I feel very fortunate to be in a country that encourages women to take risks, and be innovative and bold. This is a major advantage every American female entrepreneur has today," says Solis.

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