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3 hrs ago | Business Journal

Government slowdown swings CEB to quarterly loss

Arlington-based The Corporate Executive Board Company had a 12.6 percent gain in second quarter revenue, but reports a quarterly loss after writing down the value of a division that does business with federal government agencies.

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Related Topix: Corporate Executive Board Company The, Arlington, VA

3 hrs ago | Business Journal

Government slowdown swings CEB to quarterly loss

Despite an impairment charge related to government work, revenue rose nearly 13 percent for the Arlington-based Corporate Executive Board Company.

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Related Topix: Corporate Executive Board Company The

4 hrs ago | Freshnews

SIGGRAPH 2014 to Demo Latest Real-Time Advancements

The SIGGRAPH 2014 Real-Time Live! program will present a 90-minute show of the most cutting-edge real-time work from the past year.

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Related Topix: Deloitte Consulting

7 hrs ago | MarketWatch

Amazon's next 'Fire': a credit-card reader?

For Amazon, "Fire" has been the keyword of the year. In the first half , the online retailing giant moved to command more of the consumer electronics market with its Fire TV set-top box and its Fire smartphone to go along with its Kindle Fire HDX tablet.

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Related Topix: Gartner

11 hrs ago | Common Dreams

Peddlers & Profiteers: Wall Street's Finest Pushing Tax-Dodging Mergers

So-called "inversion mergers' are expected to cost the United States Treasury of $19.46 billion over the next decade, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation.

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Related Topix: US Treasury, US News, Cohen Group, Liberal Political News

16 hrs ago | Philly.com

KIPP high-schoolers get a leg up on college with paid internships

Haley Wilson, a rising senior at KIPP DuBois Collegiate Academy, is spending days this summer in the law department at GlaxoSmithKline learning about patents, trademarks and what it takes to bring a new medicine to market.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, GlaxoSmithKline, Healthcare Industry, Startups, Alliance Tech, Tier Technologies, Accenture, Duck Creek Technologies, Software

Mon Jul 28, 2014

ABC News

Forestry industry calls for assurance CSIRO forestry scientists will be retained

The forestry industry is lobbying the Federal Government and the CSIRO to retain its forestry scientists and invest in the sector.

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Related Topix: McKinsey & Company, McKinsey, Agriculture, Science

Seeking Alpha

Q2 Earnings Will Prove Sirius Is No Longer A Growth Stock

Sirius' Q1 2014 net income declined 24% versus the previous year. However, earnings per share were flat as stock buybacks reduced shares outstanding.

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Related Topix: Beyond Corp, Lulu

Reuters

China brands beat global rivals with tea toothpaste & pickled plums

With green-tea flavored toothpaste and pickled plum juice, an army of Chinese retailers is tapping local tastes to whittle away market share from global rivals that are banking their future growth on the world's second-largest consumer market.

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Related Topix: Tea, Drink, Bain & Company, Bain, Kantar, Beverages, CocaCola, PepsiCo

Bloomberg

Goldman Sachs Denies - Boys' Club' Sex-Discrimination Claims

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. denied allegations that it discriminated against women on pay and tolerated a "boys' club" atmosphere featuring excessive drinking and trips to strip clubs with clients.

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Related Topix: Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Investment Services, Cohen Group

Business Journal

Tech job cuts spike as industry adjusts

Technology companies are cutting jobs at a faster pace this year compared to last despite signs that the overall economy is doing well, according to a report by Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. The global outplacement consulting firm found that through the first half of 2014, technology employers cut payrolls by 48,402 positions, which translates ... (more)

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Related Topix: Challenger Gray and Christmas, Hewlett Packard

ARLnow.com

'Uber-Like' Tailoring Service to Launch in Ballston

Editor's Note: Sponsored by Monday Properties and written by ARLnow.com, Startup Monday is a weekly column that profiles Arlington-based startups, founders and funders.

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Related Topix: Booz Allen Hamilton, Georgetown University

Business Journal

Answers Corp. to consolidate New York offices in Times Square space

Answers Corporation, the St. Louis-based company best known for its Answers.com website, is consolidating its New York City presence into a new office space on the 11th floor of 11 Times Square, a 40-story skyscraper in Manhattan.

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Related Topix: Answers Corporation, Answers.com, ForeSee Results

DNAInfo.com

Neighborhood Celebrity: The Doorman on a Mission to Make You Smile

He wears a vest, tie and white gloves, and his small braids dangle from beneath his cap.

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Related Topix: Beyond Corp

GlobeSt.com

One Reason Retail Agents Should Celebrate

For all the talk about e-commerce eroding brick-and-mortar sales, a new study from A.T. Kearney offers a totally different perspective.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Internet, AT Kearney

NewsFactor

Teaming Up: CIOs, IT Asset Managers

IT asset managers can help CIOs by selecting business initiatives that can attract the necessary internal funding for their life-cycle costs, according to research firm Gartner Inc. Additionally, the IT asset manager should also be willing to help CIOs obtain shorter and more flexible contracts, which will suit initiatives that may be short-lived, ... (more)

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Related Topix: CIO News, Gartner

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Age

need2know: Defensive start to week

Local stocks are poised to open little changed with investors in a defensive mode ahead of key earnings as well as this week's US central bank policy meeting.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, Cohen Group

Diamonds.net

Indian Manufacturers Focus on Processing Non-Gem Application Diamonds

Times of India: Like the U.S., China, Japan, Taiwan and the EU, companies that manufacture lab-grown diamonds have started investing in efforts to promote specialized cutters and polishers in India and exporting finished grown diamonds for non-gem application sectors including scientific research, precision engineering and next generation ... (more)

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Related Topix: Frost and Sullivan

Seeking Alpha

CNBC's Rick Santelli Is Right: Stock Buybacks Are Obfuscating Financial Results

CNBC's Rick Santelli went on another epic rant a few weeks ago - this time about cheap money and stock buybacks.

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Related Topix: Beyond Corp, Ben Bernanke, Lulu

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Questions raised about transparency on Social Security computer system

Two weeks after the Social Security Administration received a report criticizing management for a dysfunctional, $300 million computer system, agency officials provided only a cursory summary of the findings at a meeting of a committee overseeing the project, documents obtained by The Baltimore Sun show.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, McKinsey, McKinsey & Company

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