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Wells Fargo profits rise

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Friday, July 11, 2014

BBC: Profits at the bank rose 3% in Q2—the United State's largest bank benefitted from the improving economy.

 

National blood drive fighting FDA ban on gay donors

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Friday, July 11, 2014

TIME: The National Gay Blood Drive is raising awareness about the 1983 Food and Drug Administration ban prohibiting gay and bisexual men from donating blood—a ban the organization finds outdated.

 

Boeing sees 4.2% gain in airliner market

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Bloomberg: Boeing Co. predicts demand in Asia will push commercial aircraft sales to $5.2 trillion over the next 20 years.

 

Adults with serious mental illness face 80% unemployment

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Washington Post: Only 17.8% of people receiving public mental health services were employed in 2012—down for 23% in 2003.

 

The difference between PR and advertising

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Forbes: Advertising is paid media, public relations is earned media.

 

Former New Orleans mayor sentenced 10 years in prison

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014

NYT: C. Ray Nagin was sentenced on federal corruption charges.

 

Gold poised to rise

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Bloomberg: Gold gained 9.5% this year amid escalating hostilities in Ukraine and Iraq.

 

Wal-Mart looking to embrace smaller stores

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

WSJ: This year Wal-Mart plans to open more smaller grocery and convenience-type stores than supercenters.

 

U.S. food prices rising, feds keep watch

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Monday, July 07, 2014

WSJ: The U.S. Department of Agriculture forecasts that overall food prices will increase 2.5% to 3.5% this year, compared to 1.4% in 2013.

 

TSA cracks down on uncharged electronic devices

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Monday, July 07, 2014

Forbes: The Transportation Security Administration will now ask overseas passengers to power on their electronic devices, and powerless devices will not be permitted on planes.

 

Winner of Bitcoin auction wants to expand currency use

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Thursday, July 03, 2014

NYT: Tim Draper, who won the government auction of nearly 30,000 Bitcoins, intends to make the coins available for use in emerging markets.

 

'Breakthrough' stem cell study retracted

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Thursday, July 03, 2014

CNN: A process hailed as a fast, inexpensive and uncontroversial way to produce stem cells has been retracted.

 

Kroger to buy online vitamin seller

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Wednesday, July 02, 2014

WSJ: Kroger Co. plans to purchase Vitacost.com Inc. for $280 million.

 
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