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  1. A 24-Year-Old Executive Created An Alarming New Model For...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | SFGate

    Until a week ago, the most influential English-speaking Jihadist on social media was Shami Witness, a Twitter account with 17,000 followers - a group that included scores of western analysts and journalists along with an estimated 2/3rds of all Islamist foreign fighters active on the social media site. The account combined an insider's view of the dynamics within Syrian and Iraqi jihadist groups with apologetics for some of their worst atrocities , including the rape and enslavement of Yazidi women in Iraq.

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  2. 18 Bookstores Every Book Lover Must Visit At Least OnceRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | SFGate

    This bookstore features classic volumes of American and Italian books packed in traditional Venetian gondola boats. But the show-stopping attraction is the back of the bookstore, which opens up to a beautiful canal.

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  3. Soundhawk device sharpens hearing, but not all the timeRead the original story

    Yesterday | SFGate

    The Soundhawk, above, includes a charging case, microphone and and the earpiece, called a Scoop. Left: Soundhawk executive Ted Simonides demon strates how the Scoop works at the company's office in Cupertino.

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  4. Recalls this week: Bean bag chairs, toy monkeysRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | SFGate

    Bean bag chairs that can trap kids are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include a toy monkey that sings and stress balls.

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  5. Pluto.TV offers curated online videosRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | SFGate

    Ilya Pozin 's 2-year-old daughter wasn't about to abandon daddy's comfortable lap. But Pozin had to manage his successful e-cards company, so he'd entertain Paisley in his home office by playing cartoons and educational videos off YouTube on a second monitor.

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  6. Memories of financial crisis fade as risks riseRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | SFGate

    Six years after the collapse of Lehman Bros., the lessons of the financial crisis may already be fading from collective memory. a The Institute of International Finance declared it "worrisome" that global indebtedness, as a share of world economic output, has reached record levels.

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  7. How the Dow Jones industrial average did FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | SFGate

    Oil and gas companies led the stock market up Friday, helping the Standard & Poor's 500 index notch its second-best week this year.

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  8. Hasbro and Xerox are big market moversRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | SFGate

    The ocean-freight hauler is buying five tankers and priced 20 million shares for sale to raise cash, which pressured its stock. Booming sales and an expanding footprint nationwide pushed third-quarter profit up 22 percent at the used car dealership chain.

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  9. Neutrogena settles suit over hazardous-waste violations at Los Angeles plantRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | LA Daily News

    Neutrogena will pay more than $400,000 to settle a civil action filed after state inspectors found several hazardous-waste violations at the cosmetic company's Los Angeles manufacturing facility. Inspectors found in 2010 that Neutrogena workers were treating hazardous materials in a wastewater treatment system without a permit.

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  10. On the Job With Ken Lloyd: Ask questions first, decide new hirea s fate laterRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | LA Daily News

    Q: I recently hired a new employee for our department, and five of the ten employees approached me and said that this new person is not fitting in and should be fired. I have not observed any problem with her, but I don't want to upset five of our long-termers who do a good job.

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  11. Gilead strikes cancer drug dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | SFGate

    The Foster City company said late Thursday that it had entered into an exclusive license agreement with Ono Pharmaceutical Co. to develop and market a potential therapy for B-cell malignancies, or blood cancers.

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  12. Brick and mortar still rules holiday shopping, study findsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | SFGate

    Shopping malls may live in fear of Amazon.com, but the majority of U.S. consumers are still buying most holiday gifts at brick-and-mortar stores, according to Manhattan Associates Inc. While 93 percent of consumers plan to do some online shopping this holiday season, 54 percent will primarily purchase gifts from stores, according to the Atlanta firm, which worked with IDG Research Services on the survey. And more than three-quarters of online shoppers will take advantage of pickup-in-store options, meaning they'll still be relying on physical retailers.

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  13. GSA seeks developers for FBI headquartersRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Baltimore Sun

    The federal government is formally seeking developers to build a new headquarters for the FBI, opening the next phase in a competition between Maryland and Virginia to land the lucrative project. The General Services Administration said Friday evening that applicants will have until February 10 to submit plans for a building to accommodate some 11,000 workers.

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  14. Short-Seller Block Bluffs to Confront NQ Mobile: China OvernightRead the original story

    Yesterday | The Washington Post

    Fourteen months after short seller Carson Block first alleged that Chinese mobile-security provider NQ Mobile Inc. is a fraud, the feud is only getting more acrimonious. On Thursday, Block, the founder of research firm Muddy Waters LLC, initially hid his identity on an NQ Mobile conference call, presenting himself as Jim Oberweis Jr., an investor who was once the company's second-largest shareholder.

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  15. U.K. Said to Make Arrest in Currency-Rigging InvestigationRead the original story

    Yesterday | The Washington Post

    The Serious Fraud Office said in an e-mailed statement that an unidentified man was arrested in Billericay, a town in Essex, east of London. The arrest was in connection with the SFO's criminal investigation into the currency-rigging allegations, the person said, asking not to be identified because the details of the arrest are private.

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  16. Juno Joins Bespoke Cancer Therapy Frenzy as Questions LingerRead the original story

    Yesterday | The Washington Post

    The treatment, called a chimeric antigen receptor, or CAR for short, has captured the attention of the biggest drug companies and become a hotbed for biotechnology startups. A medical amalgam like the chimera in Homer's Iliad -- a fire- breathing monster with a lion's head, a goat's body and a snake's tail -- it may offer the best chance for patients like toddler Greta Oberhofer to beat acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

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  17. AbbVie to Sell Hepatitis C Drug at 12% Discount to Gilead RivalRead the original story

    Yesterday | The Washington Post

    AbbVie Inc. and Enanta Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s hepatitis C combination drug will be about 12 percent cheaper than its rival from Gilead Sciences Inc., setting the stage for fierce competition for patients of the liver virus. The cocktail of pills, which will be sold under the name Viekira Pak, will cost $83,319 for a 12-week course of treatment, AbbVie said today.

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  18. FCC rules the Redskins name is not profaneRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | FOX Carolina

    The St. Louis Rams players who did the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" gesture treated residents of nearby Ferguson to some holiday cheer on Friday. The St. Louis Rams players who did the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" gesture treated residents of nearby Ferguson to some holiday cheer on Friday.

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  19. T-Mobile will pay West Virginia more than $211,000 to settle...Read the original story

    Yesterday | Huntington News

    Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced today that the West Virginia Attorney General's Office, along with attorneys general in 49 other states, the District of Columbia and federal regulators, reached a settlement with T-Mobile USA Inc. to resolve allegations that the company placed unauthorized charges for third-party services on consumers' mobile telephone bills, a practice known as mobile cramming. T-Mobile has agreed to pay at least $90 million to the states and federal regulatory agencies.

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  20. Major provider to pay $90M in refundsRead the original story

    Yesterday | WTOP-FM Washington

    Mobile US will pay at least $90 million, mostly in refunds, for billing customers for cellphone text services they didn't order, under a settlement with federal regulators. The Federal Trade Commission announced the agreement Friday with T-Mobile over billing for unauthorized charges, a practice known as "cramming."

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