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Someone stole 7 milliseconds from the Federal Reserve

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Mother Jones: News of the Federal Reserve not tapering its bond buying program takes seven milliseconds to get to Chicago. However, several huge orders based on that decision were placed on Chicago exchanges two to three milliseconds after 2 p.m.

 

Walmart Made in America follows suppliers' lead

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Reuters: Walmart, whose focus on low-cost sourcing helped to fuel the offshoring of U.S. manufacturing, has been promoting a patriotic new image in recent months.

 

Senator in marathon speech against health care law

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

BBC: Senator Ted Cruz is in the second day of a speech against the Obama health law, despite opposition from fellow Republicans.

 

Island emerges off Pakistan's coast after earthquake

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Reuters: An island emerged off the southern coast of Pakistan when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck.

 

Pinterest expands media content

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

CNET: On the heels of announcing its first ad initiative, the social network is revamping its offerings for media shared on the site.

 

The rise of Facebook's female coder

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

BBC: How Ruchi Sanghvi got the job at Facebook and became its first female engineer.

 

Scientists close to developing universal flu vaccine

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Monday, September 23, 2013

The Independent: Scientists discovered a blueprint for a revolutionary universal flu vaccine that could even work on strains never encountered before.

 

China plans $8 billion rival to Hollywood

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Monday, September 23, 2013

CNN: China's richest man, Wang Jianlin, has thrown his money behind an $8.2 billion development in the eastern coastal city that will boast massive film and television studios.

 

Apple sells 9 million new iPhones

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Monday, September 23, 2013

BBC: Apple has sold nine million of its new iPhone models in three days.

 

House passes GOP plan to cut food stamps

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Friday, September 20, 2013

USA Today: The House approved a GOP plan to cut food stamps by $39 billion over the next decade.

 

5.3 earthquake hits Fukushima

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Friday, September 20, 2013

AP: A 5.3-magnitude earthquake hit Japan's Fukushima Prefecture.

 

Medical mistakes might be third leading cause of death

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

ProPublica: Since 1999, various studies have attempted to estimate deaths resulting from medical mistakes in hospitals, and each time the number seems to rise significantly.

 

U.S. companies to disclose CEO to worker pay ratio

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Reuters: U.S. companies will have to disclose how CEOs' paychecks compare to their average workers' under a new proposal by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 
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