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Strong North America Sales Boost General Motors Profit Above Expectations Strong North America Sales Boost General Motors Profit Above Expectations

The following is an excerpt from Maggie McGarth | October 23, 2014 | Forbes.com | Customers in North America clamored for General Motors’ trucks and SUVs in recent months, and this strong demand proved to be a boon to the automaker’s bottom line: the company reported stronger-than-expected third quarter earnings results Thursday morning, beating the Wall Street consensus and sending the stock for an early-morning gain. GM reported $39.3 billion in third quarter revenue, up from $39 billion reported for the prior-year-period ... Read More

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Facebook Launches Anonymous Chat App Called ‘Rooms’ Facebook Launches Anonymous Chat App Called ‘Rooms’

The following is an excerpt from Jack Linshi | October 23, 2014 | Time.com | The app allows people to form invite-only chat rooms based on common interests Facebook launched Thursday an anonymous chat room app called Rooms, the latest creation to emerge from the company’s initiative to design more apps connecting people in different ways. The free app, now available in the App Store, allows users to create chat rooms for shared interests, from makeup mastery to city gardens, according to the ... Read More

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Oldest DNA Ever Found Sheds Light On Humans’ Global Trek Oldest DNA Ever Found Sheds Light On Humans’ Global Trek

The following is an excerpt from afp.com | October 22, 2014 | Scientists said Wednesday they had unravelled the oldest DNA ever retrieved from a Homo sapiens bone, a feat that sheds light on modern humans' colonisation of the planet. A femur found by chance on the banks of a west Siberian river in 2008 is that of a man who died around 45,000 years ago, they said. Teased out of collagen in the ancient bone, the genome contains traces from Neanderthals -- ... Read More

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Microsoft To Kill Its Free Xbox Music Streaming Service Microsoft To Kill Its Free Xbox Music Streaming Service

The following is an excerpt from Lance Whitney | October 23, 2014 | cnet.com | Microsoft will pull the plug on the free version of its Xbox Music streaming service on December 1. After that, Microsoft will offer only its $10-a-month Xbox Music Pass, which serves up unlimited, ad-free music streaming. The no-cost, ad-supported version, which has about five weeks of life left, offers unlimited music streaming for six months and then caps you at 10 hours per month. In a support page quietly ... Read More

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iPad Air 2 Review: The Best Tablet Needs to Work Harder iPad Air 2 Review: The Best Tablet Needs to Work Harder

The following is an excerpt from Joanna Stern | October 21, 2014 | WSJ.com | It Has a Quality Screen and Build but It Needs to Go Beyond One-App-at-a-Time Functionality When Steve Jobs plopped down on the couch, minutes after showing off the iPad for the first time, he said, “It’s so much more intimate than a laptop and so much more capable than a smartphone.” Four years later, as I watch the YouTube video of the iPad’s debut keynote on the incredibly thin ... Read More

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In U.S. Ebola Response, Increasing Pressure For Visa Restrictions In U.S. Ebola Response, Increasing Pressure For Visa Restrictions

The following is an excerpt from Rebecca Kaplan | October 22, 2014 | CBSNews.com | With the threat of the Ebola virus still causing widespread concern for Americans, the Obama administration is coming under increasing pressure to implement at least some travel restrictions for people traveling to the U.S. from West Africa. Health officials largely reject an all-out travel ban, partially out of concern that it might hinder doctors, nurses and other aid workers traveling to the region. One possible compromise might be ... Read More

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Wearable Tech To Hack Your Brain Wearable Tech To Hack Your Brain

The following is an excerpt from Heather Kelly | October 22, 2014 | CNN.com | (CNN) -- The technology sounds simultaneously fake and dangerous: Strap on a headset and send targeted electrical currents into your brain for about 15 minutes to get more energy, improve your focus or calm down. Brain stimulation is a very real but still unproven area of technology for tinkering with the human brain. For decades, scientists have experimented with sending electrical currents through subjects' skulls to their ... Read More

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Are You Talented Enough to Be a CEO? Are You Talented Enough to Be a CEO?

The following is an excerpt from Dorie Clark | October 17, 2014 | Slate.com | Many professionals aspire to be the future CEO of their company. Achieving such a lofty position takes the culmination of years of hard work and gives you a chance to make a dramatic impact in your industry, potentially around the world. The funnel narrows sharply, however, as you approach the C-suite, with far more contenders than open slots. Are you really talented enough to take the ... Read More

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NY Fed spotted JPMorgan ‘Whale’ risks four years before scandal: report NY Fed spotted JPMorgan ‘Whale’ risks four years before scandal: report

The following is an excerpt from Reuters.com | October 21, 2014 | (Reuters) - The New York Federal Reserve knew about risks J.P. Morgan faced from certain credit derivative exposure as early as 2008, but failed to act properly to head them off, the central bank's inspector general said on Tuesday. The Fed's Office of Inspector General said one of the key flaws it uncovered in its probe of the so-called London Whale case was the New York Fed's over-reliance on certain ... Read More

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Home> Technology How Google’s New Nexus 6 Smartphone Compares to Apple, Samsung’s Products Home> Technology How Google’s New Nexus 6 Smartphone Compares to Apple, Samsung’s Products

The following is an excerpt from ALYSSA NEWCOMB | October 15, 2014 | abcnews.go.com | If size matters, it's fair to say that Google has one-upped Apple and Samsung when it comes to smartphones. The company unveiled its new Nexus 6 smartphone today, built in partnership with Motorola. The Android device is equipped with the latest version of the operating system, which Google code named "Lollipop." It's now a game of big, bigger and biggest in the smartphone market. Which gigantic one is right ... Read More

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