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Apple joins with IBM on business apps

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

NYT: The two companies announced their partnership and its intent to spread mobile and data analysis technology in the corporate world.

 

Strokes in U.S. drop two-fold

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Bloomberg: The rate of first-time strokes in the United States dropped 24% in the past two decades; accompanying deaths fell 20% per decade.

 

U.S. retail sales rise modestly

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

WSJ: Retail sales in the United States rose a seasonally adjusted 0.2% from May, the weakest increase since January.

 

Microsoft to announce job cuts

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Bloomberg: The software maker is planning its biggest round of job cuts in five years.

 

Citigroup, Justice Department reach $7B deal

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Monday, July 14, 2014

NYT: The $7 billion deal will settle a federal investigation into the mortgage securities the bank sold.

 

Cloud computing increases business agility

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Forbes: A new survey says "business agility" has become the primary advantage being delivered by the cloud.

 

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1983 Food and Drug Administration ban prohibiting gay and bisexual men from donating blood—a ban the organization finds outdated.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.

 
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