Con-way Truckload Joins the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Con-way Truckload, a full truckload carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NSYE:CNW), today announced its partnership with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT), a 501(c) 3 that exists to educate, equip, empower and mobilize members of the trucking and travel plaza industries to combat human trafficking. Human trafficking — the second-largest source of illegal income worldwide, exceeded only by drug trafficking — has been reported in all 50 states, and the number of victims in the U.S. Read more [...]

Pacers’ George to return against Miami (Yahoo Sports)

Paul George was so excited he took a picture of his game shoes and posted it online. It's that same feel,'' said George, who will be wearing his new No. 13 for the first time. Larry Bird, the president of basketball operations for the Pacers, said Saturday that George had been cleared for game action a while ago, but was kept out because he was still working out with a limp. Less than 24 hours after the victory over the Hornets jump-started the Pacers' fading playoff hopes, Bird and other team Read more [...]

Twitter, Yelp, eBay CEOs Speak Out Against Religious Freedom Bills

Executives at several large technology companies are banding together in opposition to a controversial new religious freedom law in Indiana and a similar bill in Arkansas that critics say could open the door for businesses to discriminate against LGBT customers. “Religious freedom, inclusion, and diversity can co-exist and everyone including LGBT people and people of faith should be protected under their states’ civil rights laws,” reads the joint statement signed by Twitter CEO Read more [...]

What are Ted Cruz’s chances against other Republicans in 2016?

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas kicked off the 2016 presidential race Monday by becoming the first major candidate to officially announce a run — no “seriously considering,” no “weighing options,” none of the typical gobbledygook meant to put an asterisk on what is an obvious White House bid.
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Ellen Pao could take the stand today in her suit against Kleiner Perkins — here’s what she’ll probably talk about

Ellen Pao could take the stand as early as Thursday in her gender discrimination suit against Kleiner Perkins, where she used to be a junior partner. Pao is seeking $ 16 million from Kleiner, alleging she was retaliated against after having an affair with another partner. She also claims Kleiner failed to prevent discrimination from occurring at the firm. Kleiner Perkins has denied Pao's allegations. Lynn Hermle, its lead attorney, has repeatedly emphasized that Pao didn't have the necessary skills Read more [...]

Steelers Turn Botched PAT Snap into 2 Points Against Ravens

Even when things didn't go as planned, the Pittsburgh Steelers could do no wrong in the second quarter of Sunday night's game against the Baltimore Ravens. Steelers receiver Markus Wheaton hauled in a 47-yard touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger to help extend his team's lead. Although most extra-point attempts are automatic, Pittsburgh had some trouble with its kick after Wheaton's touchdown. Fortunately for the Steelers, they were able to recover and make something out of nothing. Initially, Read more [...]

Comcast says it’s too expensive to compete against other cable companies

This here is Comcast territory—you best be on your way. City Year Comcast has made many arguments in support of its proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable (TWC), but it keeps circling back to one: since the two cable companies don’t compete head-to-head in any city or town, there would be no harm in approving the deal. But why don’t Comcast and TWC, the two largest cable companies in the US, compete against each other? And if the merger was denied, would Read more [...]