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Sears not dead yet, Lampert wins bankruptcy auction with $5.2 billion bid

Once-iconic American retailer Sears (owned by Sears Holdings Corporation) will not die a bankruptcy liquidation death after all. Chairman Eddie Lampert today won a bankruptcy auction to purchase the company's assets, after presenting an upped offer of $5.2 billion, Sears said Thursday.

Creditors oppose the deal.

Reuters:

Sears picked Lampert’s hedge fund ESL Investments Inc as the ...

Total lunar eclipse Sunday January 20 will be ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’

Starting Sunday evening, Jan. 20, 2019, North and South America will have a chance at seeing 2019's only total lunar eclipse, from start to finish.

Our Earth, Moon and Sun line up on Sunday night for the only total lunar eclipse of of the year. Catch it if you can.

And especially because it's a ...

Two GOP reps meet racist troll Chuck Johnson ‘to discuss genetic testing and DNA’

Two GOP congressmen met with noted white supremacist Chuck Johnson about “genetic testing and DNA,” then deny knowing he's a white supremacist.

Holocaust denier and white supremacy troll Chuck Johnson, famous for lawsuit-worthy rumors he **** on the floor in public, met with Republican congressmen Andy Harris and Phil Roe on Wednesday in ...

Trump White House cancels Davos trip for World Economic Forum

The planned delegation included Pompeo and Mnuchin.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says the Trump administration has canceled a planned trip to Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum. The announcement was made today, Thursday, the 27th day of Trump's partial government shutdown.

.@PressSec: “Out of consideration for the 800,000 great ...

Adam Savage is back, in ‘MythBusters Jr.’ on Science Channel (Wednesdays 9 pm ET/6 pm PT)

Adam Savage is back with an all-new show, and he’ll be tweeting live during tonight’s MythBusters Jr. on ⁦The Science Channel⁩. The episode is named "Battery Blast," so we're expecting there will be explodey explosions, and they're mentioning “straight as an arrow” so, pointy weapons.

Here's the pitch:

Six of the nation’s most talented ...

Most Facebook users don’t know their interests are tracked for ad targeting, Pew study finds

Most Facebook users have no idea how the company tracks and profiles everything they do to target ads, a new Pew Research study confirms.

Pew reports that three-quarters (74%) of Facebook users surveyed in the study did not know that Facebook tracks their interests and various personal traits so they can be more efficiently ...

Huawei under U.S. criminal investigation for alleged theft of trade secrets from T-Mobile, other tech companies

China’s Huawei is the subject of a U.S. criminal investigation in which federal prosecutors say the Chinese tech company stole trade secrets from U.S. business partners including technology behind a robotic device T-Mobile used to test smartphones, called “Tappy.”

The Wall Street Journal reports that the investigation stemmed from various civil lawsuits against Huawei, including ...

FBI arrests Georgia man suspected of planning to bomb White House

Federal agents today arrested a man in Georgia who they say was planning an attack with weapons and explosives on the White House, the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.

The attack was to have taken place tomorrow, Thursday, January 17, and the man met with FBI agents yesterday and today before his ...

A list of Steve King’s worst remarks: Racist, shocking, and just plain ******

You've gotta read, by Douglas Burns, this excellent roundup of a dozen or so of the worst things congressman Steve King (R-IA) has said, dating back decades.

Notable that these long, long predate the latest “why does racism have such a negative stigma” remarks that got him in trouble, and ultimately led ...