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Obama Cracks Birther Joke in Kenya Obama Cracks Birther Joke in Kenya

The following is an excerpt from Daniel Politi | July 26, 2015 | Slate.com | Of course he did. President Obama apparently couldn’t waste what was a golden opportunity to make a birth certificate joke during his first trip to Kenya as commander-in-chief. During a toast at a state dinner in Nairobi on Saturday night, Obama once again made it clear once again that he's eager to laugh off the whole birth-certificate conspiracy theory. "I suspect that some of my critics ... Read More

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The New Normal: Four States Grapple With Gun Violence The New Normal: Four States Grapple With Gun Violence

The following is an excerpt from Jane C. Timm | Updated 7/25/15 | msnbc.com | One of five Marines killed by a gunman at a military recruiting center in Chattanooga, Tennessee was set to be laid to rest Friday in Nashville, where he leaves behind a wife and two children. The night before, in Lafayette, Louisiana, a man entered a movie theater with a handgun, opening fire 20 minutes into a showing of “Trainwreck.” Three people are dead, including the gunman, and ... Read More

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The Heartbreaking Case For Google Photos The Heartbreaking Case For Google Photos

The following is an excerpt from Damon Beres | July 24, 2015 | Huffingtonpost.com | I take pictures of exceedingly dumb things -- my cat sniffing a bunch of kale, my drunk friend taking money out of an ATM -- and I sometimes think it's because, nine years ago, my dad's memory was shattered by a brain tumor that ultimately took his life. (It might also be because my cat looks really cute sniffing kale. But I think there's something to the ... Read More

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Amazon Is Now Worth More Than Wal-Mart Amazon Is Now Worth More Than Wal-Mart

The following is an excerpt from Tomi Kilgore | July 23, 2015 | MarketWatch.com | Amazon.com Inc.’s market valuation soared more than $40 billion in after-hours trade Thursday, to take it well above that of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. The e-commerce giant’s stock AMZN, +16.24% rocketed $80.82, or 17%, to $563.00. about an hour after the close, after the company reported a surprise second-quarter profit. With about 465.68 million shares outstanding, according to FactSet, the stock’s surge would boost Amazon’s market capitalization by ... Read More

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Google Maps Now Shows You Everywhere You’ve Been Google Maps Now Shows You Everywhere You’ve Been

The following is an excerpt from Richard Nieva | July 22, 2015 | cnet.com | There's maybe a handful of people that know everywhere you go. Maybe it's your husband or wife, or your kid, if you regularly talk about your schedules. Oh and there's Google -- depending on how much you rely on its services, like Maps and its digital assistant Google Now. Google on Tuesday announced a feature called Your Timeline that shows you everywhere you've been on a map, ... Read More

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Coca-Cola Wanted to Make More Money by Selling Soda in Smaller Bottles. It Worked. Coca-Cola Wanted to Make More Money by Selling Soda in Smaller Bottles. It Worked.

The following is an excerpt from Lara O'Reilly | July 22, 2015 | Slate.com | This post originally appeared on Business Insider. Over the past few months, Coke has shifted its focus toward selling smaller cans and bottles in the U.S., in the hope that slimming down on portion size will help fatten up its margins. And it's a bet that appears to have paid off. Coca-Cola said in its second quarter earnings report published Wednesday that it gained non-alcoholic ready-to-drink (NARTD) beverage ... Read More

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Tap Into the Growing Luxury Market By Understanding the Buyers Tap Into the Growing Luxury Market By Understanding the Buyers

The following is an excerpt from Oren Levy | July 21, 2015 | Foxnews.com | The high-fashion industry is growing steadily: In the past 15 years, the overall number of luxury consumers has increased from 140 million worldwide to over 350 million. According to the leading management consulting firm, Bain & Co., the global personal luxury goods market reached $251 billion in revenue in 2014, constituting a 3 percent increase when compared to 2013. This upward trend continued in the first ... Read More

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Google Soars On Strong Second Quarter Results Google Soars On Strong Second Quarter Results

The following is an excerpt from Miguel Helft | July 16, 2015 | Forbes.com | It was a good day for Google GOOGL +2.96%. Investors on Thursday cheered the company’s strong second quarter financial results, which included earnings that handily beat expectations. They sent shares soaring about 10% in after hours trading, adding to gains of 3.5% during regular trading. “Our strong Q2 results reflect continued growth across the breadth of our products, most notably core search, where mobile stood out, as well ... Read More

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List of Requirements for Twitter’s Next Leader Runs Deep List of Requirements for Twitter’s Next Leader Runs Deep

The following is an excerpt from VINDU GOEL | June 19, 2015 | Nytimes.com | SAN FRANCISCO — The job requirements for the next chief executive of Twitter are forbidding. The board of directors of the social media company is looking for a savvy business strategist and product genius with experience running a public company. Any candidate must enjoy communicating with the world through Twitter’s signature 140-character messages, with bonus points for using other products like its live-streaming app, Periscope, or short-video ... Read More

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Meet Jeb Bush: Everything You Need to Know (And Probably Didn’t Know) About The 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate Meet Jeb Bush: Everything You Need to Know (And Probably Didn’t Know) About The 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate

The following is an excerpt from CANDACE SMITH | June 15, 2015 | abcnews.go.com | Name: John Ellis “Jeb” Bush Party: Republican What he does now: Self-described businessman What he used to do: Former two-term governor of Florida, from 1998-2007. He’s also had in hand in over 20 businesses and foundations, starting an education nonprofit called Foundation for Florida’s Future, and his own business consulting firm, Jeb Bush & Associates. Declared as a candidate: June 15, 2015 in Miami. In his own words: "I would describe ... Read More

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