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Investors Crave Shake Shack

STYLE | Jan 29
Investors apparently have a craving for a better burger. Hamburger chain Shake Shack Inc. has priced its initial public stock offering at $21 per share, above its proposed range of $17 to $19 per share.

Democratic US Rep. Ryan Says He Now Supports Abortion Rights

NEWS | By Julie Carr Smyth | Jan 29
A Democratic congressman who is weighing a U.S. Senate run in politically divided Ohio has publicly switched his position to supporting abortion rights, saying Wednesday the decision is deeply personal and unrelated to any political aspirations.

Study Lists Many Hardships Still Faced By LGBT People Across The U.S.

NEWS | By Sasha Razumikhin | Jan 29
On the one hand, the spread of marriage equality; on the other hand, "deep disparities" in how GLBTs are socially and legally treated. New research confirms it: Marriage alone won't mean equality.

Cadillac Wants Small Dealers to Upgrade to 'Boutique' Stores

BUSINESS | By Tom Krisher | Jan 29
In an effort to better compete with BMW and Mercedes, Cadillac wants about 700 smaller U.S. dealers to create "boutique" stores that focus on the General Motors luxury brand.

Derrieres and Dior: Paris Fashion Week Continues

STYLE | By Thomas Adamson | Jan 29
At Paris' high-octane couture week, what happens on the catwalk is only half the story.

Bear Couple Won't Sell JebBushForPresident.com

NEWS | By Jason St. Amand | Jan 29
A self-described "tech bear" gay couple bought JebBushForPresident.com seven years ago and don't plan on selling it anytime soon.

Major Impressionist Exhibit Making US Stop in PA

ENTERTAINMENT | Jan 29
A major impressionist exhibit featuring works by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Edgar Degas is making its only U.S. stop at the Philadelphia Museum of Art this summer.

What's HOT South Florida :: 01/29 - 02/04

NIGHTLIFE | By Scott Holland | Jan 29
Hot Bods, hot pre-Hookie awards, a hot trans teen romance film, and a little thing they call the Superbowl... all coming at you in the week ahead!

Idaho Legislative Panel Halts Gay Protections Bill

NEWS | By Kimberlee Kruesi | Jan 29
Idaho lawmakers voted to halt a bill that would create protections for gay and lesbian people Thursday, siding with the concerns of religious freedom supporters.

Gay Marriage Takes Center Stage at NC Legislature

NEWS | Jan 29
Gay marriage took center stage on Wednesday's first work day at the North Carolina General Assembly as the Senate's top leader pushed for religious exemptions for some court officials from marriage duties.

Bye Bye Bryan Fischer: Hate Group Fires Chief Mouthpiece

NEWS | By Bobby McGuire | Jan 29
Is the Southern Poverty Law Center-designated anti-gay hate group American Family Association getting soft on hate?

Idaho Lawmakers Finish Gay Protections Testimony

NEWS | By Kimberlee Kruesi | Jan 29
After finishing three days of testimony, Idaho lawmakers will vote Thursday on legislation that would create protections for gay and lesbian people in the state.

On the Tab :: Jan. 29 - Feb. 5

By Jim Provenzano | Jan 29
Cookie's Monster Show continues at The Edge each Thursday, and other events like last week's Mother are raising funds for the couple, proving that queens stick together in times of need.

Jim Parsons to Play God in Broadway's 'An Act of God'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Mark Kennedy | Jan 29
Jim Parson is going from a scientific nerd in "The Big Bang Theory" to a pretty big religious role - the Almighty.

A Prague 3-Way

TRAVEL | By Kelsy Chauvin | Jan 29
The Czech capital is laced with an irreverent streak that's long attracted international artists and designers as well as the tourists who love them. EDGE offers three ways to experience "the city of a hundred spires."


Business

Euro Plunges, but European Brands Still Pricy in US

FINANCE | By Scott Mayerowitz, Anne D'Innocenzio | Jan 29
Americans hoping to save on European goods thanks to a falling euro shouldn't rush to uncork that bottle of French Bordeaux. There's very little to celebrate.


Technology

Secret Cuban Youth Computer Network Defies Wi-Fi Ban

PERSONAL TECH | By Michael Weissenstein | Jan 29
Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana, letting them chat with friends, play games and download hit movies in a mini-replica of the online world.


Finance

US Average Rate on 30-Year Home Loan 3.63 Percent

REAL ESTATE | Jan 28
Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell for the fourth straight week, with the benchmark 30-year rate again marking its lowest level since May 2013. Here's a look at rates for fixed and adjustable-rate mortgages this week and over the past year.


Cars

Low Gas Prices, Incentives Change Math for Electric Cars

AUTO NEWS | By Dee-Ann Durbin | Jan 27
Drivers trying to calculate whether it's practical to own an electric car are facing a new math. U.S. gas prices have fallen more than $1 per gallon over the last 12 months, to a national average of $2.06, according to AAA.


Style

Mardi Gras Muffaletta

FOOD/DRINK | By Alison Ladman | Jan 28
We love pizza. We love muffaletta. We decided they probably would be easy to love together.


Health/Fitness

Librarians Educate Community on Blood Donation Policy

HEALTH | By EDGE | Jan 29
In an effort to educate the library community about the issues regarding blood donations, the ALA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) is sponsoring the discussion panel "Blood Donation: Facts, Fear, and Discrimination," on Feb. 1.


Travel

Study: Chances of Dying in a Car Crash Plunged Over 3 Years

By Joan Lowy | Jan 29
The chances of dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.


Nightlife

A Foote in Chicago: 'Dividing the Estate'

LOCAL EVENTS | By EDGE | Jan 29
"Dividing the Estate," a 2008-09 Tony Award nominee for Best Original Play and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role (Hallie Foote), can finally be seen in Chicago in Raven Theatre's production, which began preview performances on Tuesday.