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fractalerts.com - Professionally or recreationally, trading is an exciting vocation - one that gleams with a potential jackpot behind every move. But with infinite variables in the Indices, Commodities, and Forex ma...

Delinquent IRS employees paid bonuses by the agency - Apr. 22, 2014

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money.cnn.com - No one likes the tax man, but paying some badly behaved IRS employees a bonus isn't helping. More than $2.8 million, plus thousands of hours of paid time-off, were doled out over two years to emplo...

FCC Tells Internet To Chill, Denies That It Will Kill Net Neutrality

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techcrunch.com - Earlier today reports struck that the FCC was considering new net neutrality rules that would allow content purveyors to pay ISPs for preferential access to their networks. This would have made it ...

Is Bitcoin A Safe Bet? A Quick Guide To Cryptocurrency - Forbes

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forbes.com - Virtual currencies, notably Bitcoin, have recently gained traction in the media as potential investment vehicles. Proponents praise their decentralization, convenience, and transparency. Over the p...

Live Blog: Obama-Abe News Conference - Japan Real Time - WSJ

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Facebook first-quarter revenue grows 72 percent on rising mobile ads

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reuters.com - SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's mobile advertising business accelerated in the first three months of the year, helping the Internet social networking company top Wall Street's financial ta...

Live: Facebook’s First-Quarter Earnings and Call - Digits - WSJ

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Hiring An Advisor: 4 Due Diligence Steps - Forbes

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forbes.com - The money world is full of people giving advice, most of it worth exactly what you pay for it: zero. The Internet, cable TV and money magazines are jammed with confusing, often conflicting ideas. S...

Buffett: moving oil by rail safely major industry concern

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reuters.com - NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warren Buffett, chairman of conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway (BRKa.N), said on Wednesday that safety is a major priority for the rail industry, after a recent spate of accidents...

Modi Targets Urban Voters Who Stayed Home in 2009 in India Push - Bloomberg

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bloomberg.com - Aratrika Rath, a copywriter in the wealthiest district of India’s financial capital, couldn’t be bothered to vote in the 2009 federal elections. As Mumbai heads to the polls today, she’ll be among ...

Facebook Passes 1B Mobile Monthly Active Users In Q1, As Mobile Ads Reach 59% Of All Ad Sales

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techcrunch.com - Another mobile milestone for Facebook: the company reported in its Q1 earnings that it has now passed the 1 billion mark for monthly active users on phones and tablets. 1.01 billion to be exact. Da...

Gym Fees 'Could Stop Mortgage Approvals'

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news.sky.com - Homebuyers could find themselves turned down for a mortgage because of their gym memberships, phone bills and pension payments, under new rules introduced this weekend, experts have warned. Mortgag...

Can Online Poker Become The New King Of New York? - Forbes

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forbes.com - In America there is a war going on for the hearts and minds of thousands of online poker players, many of whom have been frozen out of the game they love.  In one corner stand the lobbyists pushing...

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weforum.org - Emerging Best Practices of Chinese Globalizers: Tackle the Operational Challenges identifies emerging best practices of Chinese globalizers in a new global operating model.

Regulators pave way for Internet "fast lane" with net neutrality rules - Apr. 23, 2014

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money.cnn.com - FCC chairman Tom Wheeler, a former cable industry lobbyist. The news quickly drew condemnations from net neutrality activists, who say the proposal from the Federal Communications Commission will g...

Think Differently About Protecting Your Brand - Denise Lee Yohn - Harvard Business Review

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blogs.hbr.org - Licensing can generate big business for brands. The top 150 global licensors accounted in total for almost $230 billion, according to License! Global. Disney alone reported $39.3 billion in retail ...

FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards

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bigstory.ap.org - LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" conne...

Facebook first-quarter revenue grows 72 percent

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reuters.com - SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's mobile advertising business continued to accelerate in the first three months of the year, helping the Internet social networking company top Wall Street's ...

HTC Following Dell Model Would Offer Path for Revival: Real M&A - Bloomberg

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bloomberg.com - Following Dell Inc.’s lead of going private may be HTC Corp. (2498)’s best shot at rebuilding itself into one of the top smartphone makers. HTC has fallen behind Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Samsung Elect...

Zynga Founder Marc Pincus Steps Down From Chief Product Officer Role

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techcrunch.com - Along with the company’s earnings release, Zynga announced that founder Marc Pincus would be stepping down from any operational duties and ceding his chief product officer title today. The company ...

Apple’s split could pave way into Dow industrials, for whatever that’s worth - The Tell - MarketWatch

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blogs.marketwatch.com - The experts tend to downplay the impact of stock splits, but that doesn’t seem to quell investor giddiness when, say, one share turns into seven. That kind of emotional boost is being reflected in ...

State taxes: The US states that give the best return on investment

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cnbc.com - To determine which states provided the best benefits for taxes collected, WalletHub examined the latest information on services that are funded by state and local tax dollars. The firm looked at th...

Facebook Q1 Earnings - Business Insider

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businessinsider.com - We're covering the release live, followed by CEO Mark Zuckerberg's earnings call with Wall Street. Refresh this page for updates. It has been a huge quarter for Facebook. In the last three (fiscal)...

Goldman Sachs Said to Lose Seven Asia Prime-Brokerage Workers - Bloomberg

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bloomberg.com - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., the largest prime broker in Asia, lost seven of its employees on the regional team this year, said a person with knowledge of the matter. The departures include Alain Bord...

Factory Orders At Their 'Best Since 1995'

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news.sky.com - Manufacturing orders placed with factories have expanded at the strongest rate since 1995, a new survey has shown. The results come as the Bank of England said Britain's economic recovery was "buil...

Zynga Rallies On Q1 Revenue Of $168M, News That Founder Pincus Will Relinquish Operational Role

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techcrunch.com - This afternoon following the bell, Zynga reported its calendar first quarter financial performance including revenue of $168 million, bookings (non-GAAP) of $161 million, and earnings per share of ...

Asia Stocks live blog: Mixed omens for market - The Tell - MarketWatch

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blogs.marketwatch.com - Yes, it’s down — after a choppy open, the Nikkei Average is heading south to the tune of 0.2%, giving back a slice of yesterday’s 1.1% rally as auto stocks slide, while techs and industrials trade ...

BBC News - Football Association hit by drop in broadcast money

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bbc.co.uk - The Football Association was hit by a £34m drop in broadcasting rights income last season compared with 2011-12. The drop was connected to a collapsed Setanta TV deal signed back in 2009. According...

Is Amazon's HBO Deal All It's Cracked Up To Be? - Forbes

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forbes.com - Amazon.com Amazon.com made a big deal Wednesday morning about its licensing agreement with Time Warner's Time Warner's Home Box Office. It may be a while before the agreement is really meaningful. ...

Barrick Gold Sent Revised Terms to Newmont Mining - WSJ.com

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online.wsj.com - Barrick Gold Corp has sent an email outlining revised terms to Newmont Mining Corp. for a deal between the two gold mining giants, according to people familiar with the matter. The two sides had di...

Have Americans Lost Their Taste for Italian Food, or Has Olive Garden Done Something Wrong?

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fool.com - Sales at the once-popular Italian chain Olive Garden are plummeting, and it's not because Americans have lost their taste for Italian food or full-service dining. It appears, rather, to be a case o...

Amazon earnings: Sales in focus for online retailer - Earnings Outlook - MarketWatch

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marketwatch.com - SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Amazon.com Inc. is scheduled to report its first-quarter results after the close of trading on Thursday. Here are some things to look for from the online retailer’s re...

Apple expands buybacks by $30 billion, OKs 7-for-1 stock split

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reuters.com - SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc has approved another $30 billion in share buybacks till the end of 2015 and authorized a rarely seen seven-for-one stock split, addressing calls to share more of...

Warren Buffett: Coke exec compensation plan was excessive - The Term Sheet: Fortune's deals blogTerm Sheet

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finance.fortune.cnn.com - FORTUNE -- Warren Buffett called Coca-Cola's (KO) controversial compensation plan excessive, but said he declined to vote against it. The plan passed on Wednesday at Coke's annual meeting, but with...

Consultation on the IMF’s 2014 Triennial Surveillance Review

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imf.org - As part of the 2014 Triennial Surveillance Review (TSR), the IMF would like to seek your views to improve the effectiveness and traction of its surveillance—its role overseeing the international mo...

AAPL: Summary for Apple Inc.- Yahoo! Finance

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finance.yahoo.com - Quotes are real-time for NASDAQ, NYSE, and NYSE MKT. See also delay times for other exchanges. All information provided "as is" for informational purposes only, not intended for trading purposes or...

New investment rules open doors|Top Stories

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usa.chinadaily.com.cn - China's new regulations on overseas investments make it easier for Chinese companies to invest in the United States, investment experts said at a panel discussion. "The regulation marks a huge prog...

FTC Approves Facebook's Oculus Purchase - WSJ.com

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online.wsj.com - Facebook Inc.'s purchase of virtual-reality headset maker Oculus VR Inc. has secured federal regulatory approval, according to the Federal Trade Commission's website. The social-media giant, schedu...

Obama Arrives in Japan, What's on the Agenda?: Video - Bloomberg

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bloomberg.com - April 24 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Phil Mattingly reports on what's on the agenda during President Barack Obama's Japan visit. He speaks with Angie Lau on Bloomberg Television's "First Up." (Sourc...

Inflation Could Keep the Dow From Setting New Record Highs For Decades (^DJI)

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fool.com - Bull markets, particularly long-running bull markets, tend to create a bit of an obsession in the financial media. Call it "index record-itis." It's a disease that causes otherwise rational market ...

U.S. factory activity expands in April, pace stalls

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reuters.com - NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. manufacturing sector expanded in April though the rate of growth was slightly lower than expected as inventories fell, but factory output growth hit its fastest pace i...

Is The Internet Holding Back BRIC Entrepreneurs? - Forbes

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forbes.com - The following guest post is by Ajit Gupta, CEO of Aryaka Networks.  Entrepreneurs are critical to any thriving economy. As Peter Drucker once said, “The best way to predict the future is to create ...

Zynga founder Mark Pincus is no longer in the C-suite - The Term Sheet: Fortune's deals blogTerm Sheet

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finance.fortune.cnn.com - FORTUNE -- Zynga Inc. (ZNGA) founder Mark Pincus is stepping down from an operational role at the social game-maker, nearly one year after turning over the CEO reigns to former Microsoft (MSFT) exe...

Zynga Founder Mark Pincus Just Stepped Down From His Day-To-Day Role - Yahoo Finance

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finance.yahoo.com - Zynga founder Mark Pincus has stepped down from his operational role, Zynga just announced in its quarterly earnings.  Pincus will keep his title as chairman of the board of directors, but will no ...

GM Ships Kits to Repair Ignition Switches in Recall - WSJ.com

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online.wsj.com - General Motors Co. said thousands of kits with ignition switches, ignition cylinders and key sets have been shipped to repair cars included in its recent safety recall. The Detroit company has been...

Is Breakfast Breaking the Bank?: Video - Bloomberg

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bloomberg.com - April 24 (Bloomberg) –- In today’s “Global Outlook,” Bloomberg’s Mia Saini takes a look the surging prices of food on Bloomberg Television’s “On The Move Asia.” (Source: Bloomberg)

For Yum! Brands, Inc., China Is No Longer a Problem (YUM)

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fool.com - I hope you're hungry, fast-food investors, because Yum! Brands  (NYSE: YUM  ) is officially back on track. Well, at least in China, that is.  Interestingly, as of yesterday's mixed first-quarter re...

Facebook gets go ahead for $2bn deal to buy VR firm Oculus

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dailymail.co.uk - Facebook has been given U.S. antitrust approval to buy Oculus VR in a $2bn deal, the Federal Trade Commission has revealed. Facebook said on March 25 that it planned to buy Oculus for $2 billion in...

5 Things to Know About Alibaba’s IPO - Five Things - WSJ

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Apple boosts buyback, to split stock 7-for-1 - The Wall Street Journal - MarketWatch

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marketwatch.com - Apple Inc. reported a 7% increase in quarterly profit, amid intensifying competition for mobile devices, and announced increases to its stock buyback and dividend programs. Apple /quotes/zigman/682...

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Most advanced economies consider themselves market driven, however a Market Economy should be far beyond ideologies and political feuds into an Economics reflecting Market "Demand-to Supply"  Equilibrium
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