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Biden Unsure He Has the ‘Emotional Fuel’ for a Presidential Campaign Biden Unsure He Has the ‘Emotional Fuel’ for a Presidential Campaign

FILE - In this July 21, 2015, file photo, Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a roundtable discussion at the Advanced Manufacturing Center at Community College of Denver. Biden and his wife are retreating from Washington for a week in South Carolina with little on their schedule but a momentous decision to make: whether he should run for president. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File) The following is an excerpt from Tessa Berenson | August 27, 2015 | Time.com | His son died ... Read More

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China Plans More Steps To Boost Bank Lending China Plans More Steps To Boost Bank Lending

The following is an excerpt from Lingling Wei | August 23, 2015 | marketwatch.com | BEIJING — The People’s Bank of China is preparing to flood the country’s banking system with new liquidity to boost lending, according to officials and advisers to the central bank, as a weaker currency could spur more funds leaving Chinese shores. The step — which involves cutting the required deposits banks are required to hold in reserve — would signal that the Chinese central bank’s exchange-rate maneuvering ... Read More

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Exclusive: U.S. Government, Police Working On Counter-Drone System – Sources Exclusive: U.S. Government, Police Working On Counter-Drone System – Sources

The following is an excerpt from David Morgan | August 20, 2015 | Yahoo.com | WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As concerns rise about a security menace posed by rogue drone flights, U.S. government agencies are working with state and local police forces to develop high-tech systems to protect vulnerable sites, according to sources familiar with the matter. Although the research aimed at tracking and disabling drones is at an early stage, there has been at least one field test. Last New Year's Eve, New ... Read More

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U.S. Stocks Follow Global Markets Lower U.S. Stocks Follow Global Markets Lower

The following is an excerpt from SAUMYA VAISHAMPAYAN | August 19, 2015 | WSJ.com | U.S. stocks dropped on Wednesday, as continued sharp swings in Chinese markets weighed on markets around the globe. The downbeat tone started in Asia, where Chinese shares spent most of the session in negative territory before a late-day turnaround. The Shanghai Composite Index ended up 1.2% after falling as much as 5% earlier. The rebound came after a number of companies disclosed that state-backed firms were among ... Read More

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China Arrests 15,000 Suspects For Alleged Cybercrimes China Arrests 15,000 Suspects For Alleged Cybercrimes

The following is an excerpt from Sophia Yan | August 19, 2015 | CNN.com | Watch out, cybercriminals! China's got eyes on you. China's central government has arrested 15,000 people for alleged cybercrimes as part of a sweeping six-month probe called "Operation Clean Internet," according to a statement from the Ministry of Public Security. The ongoing campaign, launched in July, is aimed at stamping out cybercriminal gang networks and improving overall cybersecurity. To date, the agency said it has investigated 7,400 domestic cases, ... Read More

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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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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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Clinton Lays Out Economic Vision, Calls Out Republican Opponents Clinton Lays Out Economic Vision, Calls Out Republican Opponents

The following is an excerpt from Alex Seitz-Wald | July 13, 2015 | msnbc.com | In her most comprehensive remarks on economic policy yet, Hillary Clinton said she would focus squarely on raising middle-class wages and went after her Republican candidates by name. As Republicans call for growing the economy and liberals call for tackling economic inequality, Clinton chose a different tack, saying, “The defining economic challenge of our time is clear: We must raise incomes for hard-working Americans.” To do that, she ... Read More

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Germany Wants To ‘Break’ Greece: Former Finance Minister Germany Wants To ‘Break’ Greece: Former Finance Minister

The following is an excerpt from William Watts | July 10, 2015 | marketwatch.com | Yanis Varoufakis, the controversial economics professor who served as Greece’s finance minister from January until earlier this week, just penned a scathing op-ed in the Guardian newspaper, accusing Germany of attempting to break Greece while slamming creditors for failing to view debt relief as an essential ingredient to getting the country back on the road to recovery. Varoufakis left office after the Sunday referendum that saw Greek ... Read More

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Robot Wars: Japan Agrees To Fight America In Giant ‘Battlebots’ Duel Robot Wars: Japan Agrees To Fight America In Giant ‘Battlebots’ Duel

The following is an excerpt from rt.com | July 7, 2015 | After a pair of American robot makers challenged their rivals in Japan to a mega duel involving their mechanical creations, the corresponding team in Japan has responded without hesitation: ‘Bring it on’. In a video posted on YouTube, Kogoro Kurata, the CEO and founder of Suidobashi Heavy Industry, said his company would be more than willing to battle US-based MegaBots in an epic robot faceoff. "Yeah, I'll fight. Absolutely,” Kurata said ... Read More

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