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Could Hong Kong Become a Financial Backwater? Could Hong Kong Become a Financial Backwater?

The following is an excerpt from Bruce Kennedy | September 30, 2014 | CBSNews.com | Hong Kong may have more than its political future on the line, with some experts saying that surging political unrest in the city could encourage China to promote Shanghai as the country's main financial center. "The Chinese ... Read More

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Three Principles for Subsidizing Renewable Energy Three Principles for Subsidizing Renewable Energy

The following is an excerpt from Iván Martén | October 1, 2014 | WSJ.com | IVÁN MARTÉN: Renewable-energy production brings extra costs to the power system that should be managed and subsidized in the most effective way. Some of the biggest additional expenses tend to relate to production: Even though costs ... Read More

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How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully

The following is an excerpt from Carl Wilson | October 1, 2014 | Slate.com | What becomes an aging white hipster dude most? In every Mason-jar-stocked pseudo-saloon or fixie bike shop, anxious minds wander to the day when temp work stops being sufficient, when skinny jeans no longer can be tugged up ... Read More

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U.S. Has Already Spent Nearly $1 Billion Fighting ISIS U.S. Has Already Spent Nearly $1 Billion Fighting ISIS

The following is an excerpt from Chris Isidore | September 30, 2014 | CNN.com | The first wave of U.S. military attacks against ISIS has cost nearly $1 billion, according to a military think tank. And costs could rise to as much as $1.8 billion a month if the U.S. military presence ... Read More

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Flextime Wars Get New Fuel from States and Cities Flextime Wars Get New Fuel from States and Cities

The following is an excerpt from Teresa Wiltz | September 30, 2014 | Thefiscaltimes.com | For 16 years, Dena Adams investigated child abuse cases for Covenant House, a Manhattan nonprofit. But when the agency put her on the overnight shift in 2011, the single mother found herself scrambling to find child care ... Read More

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CDC Confirms First Case of Ebola In US CDC Confirms First Case of Ebola In US

The following is an excerpt from Foxnews.com | September 30, 2014 | The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed on Tuesday that a patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case diagnosed in the United States. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas officials ... Read More

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EBay to Split off Lucrative PayPal Business EBay to Split off Lucrative PayPal Business

The following is an excerpt from MAE ANDERSON and MICHELLE CHAPMAN AP | September 30, 2014 | abcnews.go.com | EBay is splitting off its fastest growing segment, mobile payment service PayPal, the e-commerce company said Tuesday. Investors applauded the news, sending eBay's shares up nearly 7 percent in morning trading. The move comes ... Read More

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U.S. Charges Four With Stealing $100 Million in Software, Data U.S. Charges Four With Stealing $100 Million in Software, Data

The following is an excerpt from Aruna Viswanatha | September 30, 2014 | reuters.com | (Reuters) - Four members of an alleged international computer hacking ring were charged with stealing more than $100 million worth of software and data - some of it used to train military pilots and some related ... Read More

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The ISIS ‘Gaffe’ Isn’t Quite What It’s Cracked Up To Be The ISIS ‘Gaffe’ Isn’t Quite What It’s Cracked Up To Be

The following is an excerpt from Steve Benen | September 29, 2014 | msnbc.com | If the White House press briefing today was any indication, much of the media has decided that President Obama has put a new “gaffe” on a tee, inviting critics to swing at it. Are they right? ... Read More

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UK Fracking Firm Accused Of ‘Bribing’ Land and Property Owners UK Fracking Firm Accused Of ‘Bribing’ Land and Property Owners

The following is an excerpt from rt.com | September 29, 2014 | Activists accuse fracking firm Ineos of taking a “bribes and bulldozers” approach to shale gas exploration in the UK, as it offers landlords and communities affected a 6 percent future profit share. In a bid to replicate the industry’s progress ... Read More

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