What a brilliant idea! Twitter is a trending form of social media which could spark great interest in this newest product offering. This will allow products to be purchased at the speed of light. The only concern I have is the security that will be offered to the customer who is syncing their American Express account with Twitter. Some may also be concerned with their privacy and security of personal information. E-commerce is a great market, but protection should be addressed if they want to see success in this area.

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By Heather Kelly

(CNN) — Twitter is getting into e-commerce. It’s now possible to buy goods online in two steps by tweeting a special hashtag.

The new collaboration between Twitter and American Express will turn the social media service into a shopping cart. American Express members who sign up will be able to buy products by mentioning the appropriate hashtag in a Tweet. The @AmexSync account will tweet back with a confirmation hashtag. Once you tweet that confirmation hashtag, American Express will shoot you a confirmation e-mail and give you 15 minutes to confirm you want the product. Your card will be charged and the goods shipped to your billing address.

The two companies announced the partnership on Monday and kicked it off with a single product offering, a $25 American Express gift card for $15. Other products will be available starting Wednesday morning.

To start Twitter shopping you’ll need…

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The bill gives more protection to the corporations then it does the employees. Therefore, I feel this legislation would hurt those who are in fact discriminated and don’t have the hard facts to prove that this way their employer’s “motivation.” This would place too much power in the hands of the employer. The protection of workers who report wrongdoing on the job should not be harmed by this legislation.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) Republicans are hoping the third time is a charm for a measure a Missouri House committee considered Monday that would make it harder for employees to win lawsuits alleging workplace discrimination.

Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed similar legislation each of the last two years. But with a veto-proof Republican majority in both legislative chambers, the bill could have a different fate this year.

The measure sponsored by Rep. Kevin Elmer would require workers who file suit over an employer’s action to prove that discrimination was a “motivating factor.” The change would mirror the standard currently used in federal courts, as Missouri law allows employees to win workplace lawsuits if discrimination is a “contributing factor.”

Elmer, R-Nixa, said the bill would cut down on expensive and lengthy trials by allowing judges to dismiss lawsuits early if they do not meet the higher standard. The bill would…

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Her name is Ellie. On the day of her birth in 1991 our friendship was established. Because our Moms grew up together, being best friends was a more than likely assumption. Born with the prettiest full head of strawberry blonde hair, a face filled with freckles and a heart bigger than anyone I know. The sound of her voice has the power of bringing me back to a moment in our childhood. Because we grew up together, side by side, hand in hand, the best friend I could have asked for. Although nine hours and several miles has separated us for the past four years, nothing and I mean nothing at all has changed between Ellie and my friendship. The golden thread of life, my future bridesmaid and the missing piece to my puzzle of life.

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