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Gabatron Morning Briefing – 10-15-15: I For One Welcome Our New Alien Overlords

Astronomers observing a star between the constellations of Cygnus and Lyra have noticed something strange. The light coming from the star seems to indicate that it may have a swarm of something orbiting it.

Interesting Stat of the Day: 6 percent. That’s the divorce rate in “The Sims 4,” according to the game’s publisher, EA, with 27.5 million marriages resulting in 1.7 million divorces.

According to a new study, a fifth of small-business owners say they would allow an employee with a medical marijuana prescription to use the drug while at work.

The gambling world has officially taken notice of the Cubs after their victory against the Cardinals. They are now favored to win the World Series by sports books in Las Vegas and offshore gambling sites.

In technology news, Netflix has announced that they will soon be getting into the TV news game.

Plus, you might be wondering how the livestreaming of Rand Paul’s day went. At one point his staffers had him answer the top Google searches about him, and one was “Is Rand Paul still in the race?” His answer: I wouldn’t be doing this dumbass live stream if I weren’t.”

Each morning Keith Conrad will give you a few stories useful for starting conversations around the water cooler at work. Assuming that your office actually has a water cooler.

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Gabatron Morning Briefing – 4-15-15: Millennials Goose Is Cooked… By Someone Else

Americans are spending more in restaurants than the grocery store for the first time ever. For millennials, dining is more of an opportunity for social interaction than a chance to spend time relaxing with family talking about the day.

Singer Percy Sledge, has died at the age of 74. He was probably most famous for giving us the classic “When A Man Loves A Woman.”

The flu outbreak hitting dogs here in Chicago has been traced to an Asian strain of the virus.

A new study says that people who get a divorce are more likely to suffer from heart attacks.

The guy who dresses up as Cookie Monster in Times Square has been arrested for groping a teen. He apparently hugged her far too enthusiastically and forcibly.

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Gabatron Morning Briefing – 2-25-15: Get Busy Livin’ Or Get Busy Gabbin’

A man in Naperville who won $265 million in the Illinois lottery recently spent 12 years in jail on a drug conviction. He was busted about twenty years ago for manufacture and delivery of cocaine.

Billionaire hedge fund manager Ken Griffin and his wife are divorcing. She wants child support. She claims almost a million dollars in expenses every month.

A guy in Boston has started a side business selling mail order snow. While there will be some melting in transit, he guarantees you’ll get enough for a few snow balls.

New research suggests that gerbils, not rats may have been responsible for the “Black Death” in 14th century Europe. Apparently the climate in the years and months leading up to the outbreak would have been more conducive to gerbils.

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