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2 hrs ago | CBS Local

Pepsi Profits Rise Despite Flat Soda Sales

PepsiCo reported a stronger-than-expected first-quarter profit as the company slashed costs and sold more snacks around the world.

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Related Topix: Beverages, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola Bottling Co., CocaCola

4 hrs ago | Reuters

GSK, facing bribery claims, battles to build new sales model

Following a decision to cut commercial ties with outside doctors, GSK expects to increase its in-house team of physicians by 10-20 percent over the next year or so from around 1,500 at present, Chief Medical Officer James Shannon told Reuters.

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Related Topix: Medicine

8 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Australia's Campaign Monitor Raises $250 Million from Insight

Ben Richardson and Dave Greiner grew up across the street from one another near Sydney, Australia.

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Related Topix: Australia, World News,

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Brandon Sun

Street theatre shows visitors the human side of Mexico City's rough Tepito neighbourhood

Few outsiders dare venture after dark into Tepito, a neighbourhood known as Mexico City's main clearinghouse for contraband ranging from guns and drugs to counterfeit sneakers.

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Related Topix: World News, Mexico, Drugs

The Wichita Eagle

Astellas to pay $7.3M in drug-marketing settlement

The U.S. Department of Justice says Astellas' illegal marketing took place between 2005 and 2010.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration

EDGE

Mozilla Hires Interim CEO

Officials from software company Mozilla, known for creating the popular web browser Firefox, named its interim CEO Monday, not long after Brendan Eich stepped down as CEO last month when it revealed he donated to a Proposition 8 campaign in 2008.

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Related Topix: Mozilla, Gay/Lesbian

Freshnews

Peregrine Semiconductor Names Duncan Pilgrim Vice President of Marketing

Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. , founder of RF SOI and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, announces Duncan Pilgrim has been promoted to vice president of marketing.

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Related Topix: Peregrine Semiconductor, Semiconductors, RF Micro Devices, Electronics

The New Zealand Herald

Fletcher's cleared to sell Pacific Steel for $120m

BlueScope Steel, Australia's largest steelmaker and owner of the New Zealand Steel mill, has gained antitrust approval to acquire the assets of Fletcher Building's Pacific Steel in a $120 million deal.

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ComputerWorld

First-to-market means diddly when it comes to smartwatches

The old wisdom that "first-to-market" technology products will win out gets thrown out the window when it comes to smartwatches and some other wearables.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups

Tue Apr 15, 2014

CIO

Twitter Brings the Data Back Home By Acquiring Gnip

Aiming to play a bigger role in analyzing tweets and sharing the resulting insights with advertisers and other businesses, Twitter has acquired Gnip, its partner for the past few years.

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Related Topix: Twitter, Boulder, CO

GPB.org

Apple Upgrade Tracks Customers Even When Marketing Apps Are Off

The people who design marketing apps are celebrating a change in the way iBeacon works on iPhones.

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Related Topix: iPhone

KEPR CBS 19

Coca-Cola sells more drinks but soda dips

Coca-Cola sold more drinks in the first quarter, but it wasn't because of soda. The world's biggest beverage maker said Tuesday that its global volume for soda fell for first time in at least a decade.

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Related Topix: Beverages, Coca-Cola Bottling Co., CocaCola

Ananova

Fincher Leaves Steve Jobs Film After Fee Row

The Hollywood Reporter claims Sony Pictures is looking to replace The Social Network director after he demanded $10m up front, as well as control over marketing.

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Related Topix: Jobs, The Social Network, The Hollywood Reporter, Music, Entertainment

National Public Radio

Victoria's Secret Announces London Fashion Show

London is getting a new fashion extravaganza - the Victoria's Secret Show, which will take place for the first time in the British capital this year.

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Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Hollywood tries to win Christians' faith

Randall Wallace didn't expect a rock-star reception when he went on the road to promote his faith-based drama "Heaven is for Real" ahead of its Easter-weekend release.

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Related Topix: Secretariat, Phoenix, IL, Phoenix, Pop/Rock, Liberty University, Duke University

Mon Apr 14, 2014

AME Info

Worries over geopolitical tensions reach Dubai trading floor

Reconciles bank statements by comparing statements with general ledger. Maintains accounting databases by entering data into the computer; processing backups.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Chocolate

KTUC-AM Tucson

E-Cigarette Crackdown Coming?

Pressure is growing for federal regulation of the booming e-cigarette industry. Supporters say e-cigs help people quit the habit, giving them the nicotine they crave without the unhealthy smoke of traditional cigarettes.

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National Public Radio

Lions Gate Partners With Online Outfit RocketJump

Lions Gate Entertainment on Monday announced a multi-year partnership with RocketJump Studios, maker of hit online show "Video Game High School," which is now in its third season.

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Related Topix: Lions Gate Entertainment, Media

WHTC

Faster Wi-Fi on flights leads to battle in the sky

Wi-Fi in the sky is taking off, promising much better connections for travelers and a bonanza for the companies that sell the systems.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

ABC News

Congressional Report Presses for E-Cigarette Rules

Concerns about electronic cigarettes, including flavors and marketing that could appeal to young people, underscore the need to regulate the fast-growing industry, according to a Congressional report released Monday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Tom Harkin, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Henry Waxman, Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration

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