5 Things You Need to Know This Morning

Your watercooler cheat sheet

Good morning.  Here’s what you need to know.

  • Star Wars fans have another reason to start celebrating.  Now owned by EHasselbeckDisney, Lucas film is hinting at a new animated “Star Wars” series that may be coming to T.V. Details are still slim, but they have said that they would no longer supply new episodes of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” to Cartoon Network.
  • According to a new Bloomberg report of 83 corporations, General Electric earns the most amount of profit.  How dis they protect these profits? They parked $108 billion overseas as of the end of last year to avoid taxes.
  • The day before New York’s controversial soda ban was to go into effect, a a judge has rejected the restrictions, calling the initiative “arbitrary and capricious.”
  • A new experiment conducted by ebay found that paid search ads really don’t work.  They ran two controlled experiments and found that paid search results ads on Google did not lead to an increase in sales.  Good information for small businesses thinking about ways to get the word out about their business.
  • Now there really ins’t an excuse to burn calories.  A new Japanese study found that you can burn about 1.42 calories with each click of your mouse.  So it would only take you about 350,000 clicks to burn off a Big Mac.


Barbara Walters has come out and strongly refuted rumors that Elisabeth Hasselbeck was being fired from “The View.”  Early on in Monday’s episode of the talk show, Walters discussed rumors that Hasselbeck was being pushed off the show because of the conservative opinions she often voices.

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