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China Property Cooling Prompts Revival of Builder Bonds China Property Cooling Prompts Revival of Builder Bonds

The following is an excerpt from Bloomberg.com | July 27, 2014 | China’s government is authorizing developer debt sales for the first time in five years in a bid to avoid bankruptcies as the property market cools. Jiangsu Future Land Co. (900950), a builder of homes in eastern China, sold 2 billion ... Read More

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As Facebook Goes Parabolic, Social Media Adoption at Work Is Slower Affair As Facebook Goes Parabolic, Social Media Adoption at Work Is Slower Affair

The following is an excerpt from Steven Rosenbush and Clint Boulton | July 25, 2014 | allthingsd.com | As Facebook Inc.FB +0.28% usage soars in the consumer context, the adoption of social platforms in the workplace is a much slower and steadier process, according to interviews with corporate IT chiefs and other ... Read More

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Failure Is Our Muse Failure Is Our Muse

The following is an excerpt from STEPHEN MARCHE | July 25, 2014 | Nytimes.com | JULY 8, in case you happened to miss it, was Fitz-Greene Halleck Day, a chance to remember the most intensely forgotten writer in American history. “No name in the American poetical world is more firmly established than ... Read More

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Clinton to Europe: Loosen Russia’s energy grip Clinton to Europe: Loosen Russia’s energy grip

The following is an excerpt from Amy Harder | July 27, 2014 | MarketWatch.com | Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called on European nations to become less dependent on Russian energy supplies and impose stronger sanctions on their Eastern neighbor. “They need to understand they must stand up to Vladimir Putin,” ... Read More

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Hubble Space Telescope Snaps Stunning Photo of Star Cluster in Neighboring Galaxy Hubble Space Telescope Snaps Stunning Photo of Star Cluster in Neighboring Galaxy

The following is an excerpt from PAUL H.B. SHIN | July 18, 2014 | abcnews.go.com | NASA has released an image taken by the Hubble space telescope of a cluster of stars in a neighboring galaxy. Its name -- NGC 121 -- may be prosaic, but the image is spectacular. This so-called globular ... Read More

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Race for North Dakota’s Ariculture Commissioner is All About Oil Race for North Dakota’s Ariculture Commissioner is All About Oil

The following is an excerpt from Ernest Scheyder | July 22, 2014 | Reuters.com | (Reuters) - North Dakota's biggest oil producers have picked a side and put money into an obscure election for the state's agriculture commissioner, hoping to ward off a rising Democratic challenger who could limit development of ... Read More

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Putin’s Bold Power Play in America’s Backyard Putin’s Bold Power Play in America’s Backyard

The following is an excerpt from David Francis | July 22, 2014 | Thefiscaltimes.com | The downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 near the border of Russia and Ukraine, allegedly at the hands of Russian separatists, has gobbled up the attention of world media. It’s obscuring what amounts to Russia’s most audacious ... Read More

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Your iPhone May Be Rigged To Spy On You Your iPhone May Be Rigged To Spy On You

The following is an excerpt from Foxnews.com | July 22, 2014 | NEW YORK — iOS forensic examiner Jonathan Zdziarski may know more about iPhones than any other non-Apple employee. Yet even he can't find a reason for some of the mystery features buried within the iOS operating system, which look ... Read More

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Obama To Putin: ‘Get Serious’ Obama To Putin: ‘Get Serious’

The following is an excerpt from Michele Richinick | July 21, 2014 | msnbc.com | Four days after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine, a clearly frustrated President Barack Obama called on Vladimir Putin to exercise his influence over Russian separatists who are preventing an investigation of the ... Read More

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Microsoft Announces Biggest Layoff in History, Cutting 18,000 jobs Microsoft Announces Biggest Layoff in History, Cutting 18,000 jobs

The following is an excerpt from rt.com | July 17, 2014 | Microsoft will cut a record 18,000 jobs next year, as the company’s new CEO Satya Nadella seeks to boost efficiency, according to a company memo on Thursday. “The first step to building the right organization for our ambitions is to ... Read More

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