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2 hrs ago | SFGate

Statoil resumes operations in Algeria after deaths

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6 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Samsung to Merge Shipbuilding, Engineering Units Amid Revamp

Samsung Group, whose billionaire chairman has been hospitalized since May, will merge its shipbuilding and engineering units as South Korea's largest conglomerate prepares for possible succession.

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Related Topix: Semiconductors, Samsung Group, Electronics, Chemicals, South Korea, World News, Samsung Electronics Co

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Washington Post

Investors Kept Waiting for Stock Binge From Japan's GPIF

The world's largest retirement fund held back from plowing into Japanese equities last quarter, its investment results signaled, even as the market rebounded in anticipation of purchases.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Financial Markets, Pension

Arkansas Online

Trying to label the Internet

On the heels of more than 1.1 million Americans recently submitting comments to the Federal Communications Commission on Internet openness, the FCC has announced that it will hold a series of 'open Internet roundtable discussions' with the aim of clarifying to what extent communications law should be reinterpreted.

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Related Topix: Federal Communications Commission, Telecom

The Washington Post

Mobileye's 73% Post-IPO Surge Leads August Rally: Israel Markets

Mobileye NV, the technology company that went public a month ago, led gains among U.S.-listed Israeli stocks in August as investors shrugged off concern that the seven-week Gaza conflict will weaken the economy.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Financial Markets, Scotts Valley, CA

SFGate

12 Stunning Images Of Intricate Art Pieces In The Middle Of The Desert At Burning Man

The book, by author Jennifer Raiser with photography by Scott London and Sidney Erthal, is the only authorized collection of the best of Burning Man art with incredible photography.

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Related Topix: Arts, Burning Man

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Forbes.com

Dear CMO: Your Recruiting Is Killing Your Brand

I was a Fortune 500 HR SVP for ten million years, but I was an opera singer before I ever heard the term HR.

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Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Social Software, Marketing

SFGate

Tennessee Hyperbaric Center Offering HBOT Scholarships to Veterans

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The Washington Post

Alibaba Said to Push Back Start of IPO Investor Meetings

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is postponing the start of investor meetings for its initial public offering by about a week to answer questions posed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

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Related Topix: Alibaba, Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Law, Financial Services, World News, China

CNet News

T-Mobile Fined $819K by FCC for Cell Phone Issues With Hearing Aids

The fine was imposed because T-Mobile harmed consumers by not offering enough cell phone models that are compatible with hearing aids from 2009 to 2010, according to the FCC.

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Related Topix: T-Mobile, Audiology, Medicine, Federal Communications Commission, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics, AT&T

TheStreet.com

Sysco-US Foods Merger Under Fire From Teamsters

Representatives for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which represents 11,500 drivers and warehouse workers for the firms, said in many markets the merged company would have 70% of the market for distributing food to restaurants and institutional clients.

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TheStreet.com

ConMed Gets Mixed Messages on Proxy Fight From Advisory Firms

Proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis recommended that ConMed shareholders support two of three nominees put forward by the dissident, Voce said in a statement Friday.

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The Washington Post

Stock market edges higher in midday trading

The latest reports on the U.S. economy were mixed. Consumer sentiment improved in August, while spending fell and income growth slowed in July.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Wolverton: With wireless competition heating up, time to thank the FCC

It's time to give the regulators who oversee the wireless industry a big cheer -- and urge them to keep up the good work.

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Related Topix: Federal Communications Commission, Wireless, Emerging Technology, T-Mobile, Sprint Nextel, Telecom, IT Services, Marketing, Cellphones

SFGate

Exilis Proves to Be the Most Effective Treatment for Body Shaping and ...

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San Jose Mercury News

Powerful Chinese companies team up to fight Alibaba in e-commerce

China's biggest property developer, Wanda Group, and Internet giants Baidu and Tencent unveiled a new e-commerce venture Friday in a challenge to industry leader Alibaba Group ahead of its U.S. stock offering.

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Related Topix: Internet, Science / Technology, Alibaba, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Baidu

Click Orlando

Slow Comcast speeds were costing Netflix customers

That's according to a petition Netflix filed to the Federal Communications Commission this week in opposition to Comcast's proposed mega-merger with Time Warner Cable.

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Related Topix: Netflix, Startups, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Federal Communications Commission

Forbes.com

OSI Says Six Employees Arrested In Reported Shanghai Meat Safety Scandal

I'm a senior editor and the Shanghai bureau chief of Forbes magazine. Now in my 13th year at Forbes, I compile the Forbes China Rich List, Hong Kong Rich List and Taiwan Rich List.

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Related Topix: World News, Taiwan, University of Vermont, University of Wisconsin Madison, Illinois, Public Relations

The Washington Post

Ukraine conflict weighs on markets; Retailers fall

Worsening tensions in Ukraine and some weak showings from retailers are sending U.S. stocks lower for the first time this week.

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Related Topix: Apparel, Abercrombie and Fitch, Retail

JD Supra

Feds Announce Application Process for Rural Broadband Experiments

On August 19th, the Federal Communications Commission released a public notice detailing the application process for entities interested in participating in the rural broadband experiments.

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Related Topix: Federal Communications Commission

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