HSN’s first pitch-off competition goes in search of the next big consumer product Startups 

HSN’s first pitch-off competition goes in search of the next big consumer product

HSN is looking for the next big American consumer product. Today, 100 makers and entrepreneurs from around the U.S. will pitch their products for a chance to win airtime on HSN, a listing on HSN.com, a piece in Good Housekeeping magazine and its “Seal of Approval,” following testing. The products will come from across categories, like home, kitchen, toys, productivity, and yes, even tech. The result of winning could be a “make or break” moment for the right company and product, as HSN reaches 96 million cable TV homes across…

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Team From Finance and Law to Direct Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Affairs Nation & World 

Team From Finance and Law to Direct Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Affairs

The White House says it has chosen seven experts in finance and law to supervise Puerto Rico’s fiscal affairs in the coming months under a law enacted this summer intended to help the island restructure its $72 billion debt. Four of the supervisory board members are Republicans and three are Democrats, chosen from lists provided by the party leaders of both houses of Congress. And four of the members are Puerto Ricans, which is three more than required under the new debt-restructuring law. The Republicans named to the board are:…

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N.F.L. Clears James Harrison, Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers Sports 

N.F.L. Clears James Harrison, Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers

Photo Packers linebacker Clay Matthews, right, was one of three N.F.L. players threatened with suspension if they did not meet with league investigators. Credit Matt Ludtke/Associated Press The N.F.L. cleared three star players on the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers of taking performance-enhancing drugs after a news report had linked them to a pharmacist who claimed he provided them with steroids. The league said it found “no credible evidence” that James Harrison of the Steelers and Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers of the Packers “were provided with or…

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Myanmar Peace Talks Begin, High in Symbolism and in Skepticism Nation & World 

Myanmar Peace Talks Begin, High in Symbolism and in Skepticism

But some participants complained of rushed planning, with the lists of speakers finalized late, and said too much attention was focused on Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi’s party. And her decision to appoint her longtime doctor, Tin Myo Win, as the government’s main peace negotiator revived concerns that she prizes loyalty over competence in her advisers. Some said the gathering was not inclusive enough, noting that Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi had set the date for the conference without consulting important participants. And there were worries she was stretched too…

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* Always getting smarter and adding new features and skills
* Includes charging cradle(X1)
* Long Lasting Battery (9 hours)