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US Army Withheld Promise From Germany That Ebola Virus Wouldn’t Be Weaponized US Army Withheld Promise From Germany That Ebola Virus Wouldn’t Be Weaponized

The following is an excerpt from rt.com | October 20, 2014 | The United States has withheld assurances from Germany that the Ebola virus - among other related diseases - would not be weaponized in the event of Germany exporting it to the US Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases. German MFA Deputy Head of Division for Export Control Markus Klinger provided a paper to the US consulate's Economics Office (Econoff), "seeking additional assurances related to a proposed export of extremely dangerous ... Read More

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Could a Microsoft Smartwatch Succeed? Could a Microsoft Smartwatch Succeed?

The following is an excerpt from Wayne Williams | October 20, 2014 | Betanews.com | According to Forbes, Microsoft is preparing to launch a smartwatch in the coming weeks. Forbes says the device will "passively track a wearer’s heart rate and work across different mobile platforms". So the good news is it won’t be tied to Windows Phone which only has a tiny 2.5 percent share of the mobile market. A device that isn’t tied to the one platform is a very ... Read More

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The Search For The Next Barack Obama Is On The Search For The Next Barack Obama Is On

The following is an excerpt from Alex Seitz-Wald | October 20, 2014 | msnbc.com | The hunt for the next Barack Obama is off to a slow start. Just months away from when presidential wannabees typically announce their candidacy, Elizabeth Warren made her first trip to the critical primary state of Iowa on Sunday and hit it out of the park. But she says she’s not running for president, leaving no obvious progressive superstar to challenge Hillary Clinton from the left for ... Read More

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Apple Inc. (AAPL) Earnings Beat Expectations With Strong iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Sales Apple Inc. (AAPL) Earnings Beat Expectations With Strong iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Sales

The following is an excerpt from Luke Villapaz | October 20, 2014 | ibtimes.com | Apple Inc. beat Wall St.’s expectations on Monday on strong early sales of the new iPhone 6, but weak sales of the iPad showed just how much the company is depending on new models to revive sales. Apple's quarter, which ended Sept. 30, includes the 10 days of iPhone 6 sales but does not include sales of new iPads, which were unveiled last week. The company posted ... Read More

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The Wealth of the Land and the Power of the People The Wealth of the Land and the Power of the People

The following is an excerpt from Willie Nelson | October 16, 2014 | Huffingtonpost.com | Last month at Farm Aid 2014, I was lucky to meet Phillip Barker, a Black farmer who, like many minority farmers, lost much of his farmland as a result of discriminatory lending practices by banks and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Today, Phillip and his wife Dorathy farm the 20 acres they were able to hold on to in Oxford, North Carolina. Their farm is one ... Read More

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Oil Prices Rebound, Along With Stocks Oil Prices Rebound, Along With Stocks

The following is an excerpt from Babara Kollmeyer | October 17, 2014 | Marketwatch.com | Oil prices surged Friday, moving in step with stock futures and European stock markets, which also climbed after a volatile week of trading. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, light, sweet crude futures for delivery in November CLX4, +0.54% jumped $1.05, or 1.3%, to $83.75 a barrel in the Globex electronic session. December Brent crude on London’s ICE Futures exchange LCOZ4, +0.34% jumped 91 cents, or 1%, to ... Read More

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How Oligarchs Are Becoming Their Own Political Parties How Oligarchs Are Becoming Their Own Political Parties

The following is an excerpt from JIM RUTENBERG | October 17, 2014 | Nytimes.com | In August, Tom Steyer and seven campaign advisers sat in a small conference room in Coral Gables, Fla., trying to figure out how to save the world. Steyer, who is 57, has a fortune of roughly $1.5 billion, and his advisers were among the most talented political operatives in the United States. Steyer is especially concerned about climate change, and his immediate goal, the object of discussion ... Read More

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Apple Creates an iMac Screen So Sharp There’s Almost Nothing to Watch on It Apple Creates an iMac Screen So Sharp There’s Almost Nothing to Watch on It

The following is an excerpt from Mark Milian | October 17, 2014 | Bloomberg.com | Apple just released an insanely high-resolution screen with a computer inside of it. Here are the highlights of what you can do with the new iMac, according to Phil Schiller, the company's head of marketing: edit video and photos, read magazines ... um, look at the pretty app icons. "There has never been a display to show off that great new user interface as beautiful as this ... Read More

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ELIZABETH MACDONALD ELIZABETH MACDONALD

FOX Business Network’s Elizabeth MacDonald talks with Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about her love of breaking news, her dedication to reporting the truth and her new book about a lesser-known yet significant heroine in the age of Joan of Arc. Wall Street was on pins and needles following last week’s turbulence. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted 460 points on Wednesday, amid massive sell-offs sparked by investors’ fears of a global economic slowdown, and by Friday those fears were quelled ... Read More

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Time To Buy Netflix? Massive Sell-Off Provides Big Chance For Bulls Time To Buy Netflix? Massive Sell-Off Provides Big Chance For Bulls

The following is an excerpt from Brian Solomon | October 16, 2014 | Forbes.com | Wall Street took a big whack at Netflix on Wednesday. Which means today may be an opportunity for buyers. Investors who were riding Netflix’s explosive subscriber gain were less than happy when the leading subscription streaming service reported their third quarter earnings. Even though revenue was up 38% and net income jumped 84%, Netflix added only 3 million new members instead of the 3.69 million they expected a ... Read More

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