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Abundant Grain Ripples Through U.S. Farming Industry

The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 22 min ago
A tidal wave of grain looms over the U.S. agricultural sector, spelling bounty for some companies and challenges for others.
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2014 Watch Releases From Swatch Group Brands

Forbes - 1 hour 37 min ago
New watches from Breguet, Blancpain, Glashütte Original, Jaquet Droz, Tissot and Longines that are starting to be placed in stores around the world.
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2014 Luxury Watches Have Final US Preview Before Their Release

Forbes - 1 hour 37 min ago
Breguet, Blancpain, Glashütte Original, Jaquet Droz, Tissot and Longines were among the Swatch Group brands that were presenting their new models in the US this summer before their release to the public.
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Amazon's Video Shorts Site Turns Casual Viewing Into a Shopping Opportunity

Mashable - 1 hour 45 min ago

Imagine if every video on YouTube were accompanied by items related to the video that you could buy instantly — sort of like YouTube meets the Home Shopping Network. Or, more accurately, YouTube meets Amazon

That appears to be the general idea behind a new part of Amazon's Instant Video website called Video Shorts.

See also: Amazon Fire: The Phone That Makes You a Star

Pointed out in a recent report from Techcrunch, which claims that the site launched without much fanfare just a couple of weeks ago, the site features short video clips framed by various for sale items related to the content in the video Read more...

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Hilton Books Upgraded Technology

The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 48 min ago
Hilton is placing a $550 million bet that hotel guests increasingly will use smartphones to choose rooms, check in and even unlock doors.
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Asia stocks dip after earnings hurt Wall Street, dollar buoyed

Reuters - 1 hour 51 min ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks dipped in early trade on Monday after disappointing earnings hit Wall Street, while the dollar hovered near six-months peaks against a basket of major currencies.
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The Women of Comic Con

Forbes - 1 hour 55 min ago
Women were well-represented at Comic Con this year.
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Comic Con Fans Are Ready For Some Female Superheroes

Forbes - 1 hour 55 min ago
Women were well represented at Comic Con this year. Now they need to be well represented on the big screen.
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The Real World Implications Of Workplace And Cyberbullying

Forbes - 1 hour 56 min ago
I remember my first encounter with a bully – we’ll call him Paul Bugbee. He chased a neighborhood friend of mine home from school for two years, shouting destructive words, despite his parents’ pleas with the school and Bugbee’s parents. What changed the pattern? My brother, who even at the tender age of nine was more than up to the task of making sure Bugbee regretted his impulse to bully.  Even with my brother’s help, though, the humiliation of being bullied took years to overcome.
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Satellite images prove Russia fired rockets into Ukraine after MH17 crash, U.S. says

canada.com - 2 hours 6 min ago
Russia's foreign ministry over the weekend accused the U.S. of conducting 'an unrelenting campaign of slander against Russia, ever more relying on open lies'
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Hamas negotiating secret arms deal with North Korea to replenish missile stocks

canada.com - 2 hours 7 min ago
Hamas officials are believed to have already made an initial cash downpayment and are hoping North Korea will soon begin shipping extra supplies of weapons to Gaza
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Hospira Bidding for Danone Medical-Nutrition Unit

The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 9 min ago
Hospira has emerged as a bidder for Danone's medical-nutrition unit in a deal that could be worth about $5 billion and mark the latest in a flurry of so-called inversion deals.
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OSI Chairman Arrives In Shanghai, Will Meet Press Amid Meat Scandal -- Report

Forbes - 2 hours 13 min ago
Sheldon Lavin, the chairman of the Aurora, Illinois meat producer at the center of a reported safety scandal that has dragged in McDonald’s in mainland China, Hong Kong and Japan, has arrived in Shanghai and is due to join a press conference with other senior company officials this afternoon, government-published Shanghai Daily said today.
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High Hopes Ride on IPO in Wake of Smithfield Deal

The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 15 min ago
If the initial public offering of Chinese pork producer WH Group goes through as expected Tuesday, it will be one of the first things to go right for the company since its purchase of Smithfield Foods last year.
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Are Shippers Responsible for Content?

The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 18 min ago
U.S. case against FedEx will explore whether the company conspired to distribute controlled substances
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Gov. Jerry Brown to meet with Mexican president to discuss immigration during trade mission

Fox Business - 2 hours 26 min ago
Gov. Jerry Brown is traveling to Mexico for three days of meetings and will discuss immigration with President Enrique Pena Nieto and separately with Central American diplomatic and religious leaders.
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San Diego comic-book convention threatens legal action against Salt Lake City gathering

huffingtonpost.ca - 2 hours 31 min ago

SALT LAKE CITY - Organizers of two of the biggest comic-book conventions in the country are clashing over their names.

A lawyer for San Diego Comic-Con has issued a cease-and-desist letter to organizers of Utah's Salt Lake Comic Con demanding them to drop "Comic Con" from the name.

"Attendees, exhibitors and fans seeing use of 'Comic Con' in connection with your convention will incorrectly assume that your convention is in some way affiliated with (the San Diego convention)," reads the letter dated Friday.

San Diego holds the nation's biggest comic-book convention while Salt Lake City hosts the third-biggest one. Organizers say the events feature the best in movies, television shows, gaming, sci-fi/fantasy and comic books. Many attendees dress up as their favourite characters.

The letter further states that San Diego organizers own the trademark for the use of "Comic Con" and are aware of "multiple instances" where individuals believed the two gatherings were affiliated because of the name.

The letter notes a car was used to promote the Salt Lake City convention around the site of this year's San Diego Comic-Con. The car featured the Salt Lake Comic Con name and dates. "Your use (of the car) ... is clearly intended to confuse Comic-Con attendees, exhibitors and fans," the letter states.

The letter calls for a response by Salt Lake City organizers by Aug. 6.

Salt Lake Comic Con co-founder Dan Farr called the demand baseless.

"We're puzzled why Salt Lake Comic Con was apparently singled out amongst the hundreds of Comic Cons around the country and the world," Farr said in a statement. "We intend to vigorously defend ourselves from this frivolous action."

San Diego Comic-Con tried and failed to trademark "Comic Con" in 1995, said Bryan Brandenburg, co-founder of the Utah convention.

Salt Lake Comic Con set a record for the biggest turnout for a new comic-book convention last year with an estimated 72,000 people.

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San Diego comic-book convention threatens legal action against Salt Lake City gathering

Fox Business - 2 hours 32 min ago
Organizers of two of the biggest comic-book conventions in the country are clashing over their names.
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Hague court to order Russia to pay $50 billion in Yukos case: report

Reuters - 2 hours 34 min ago
(Reuters) - The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague will on Monday announce that Russia must pay $50 billion to former shareholders of the defunct oil company Yukos, Russian business daily Kommersant reported on its website, citing unnamed sources.
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Design a Better TSA Checkpoint and Win $5,000

Forbes - 2 hours 41 min ago
Since the inception of the Transportation Security Administration, the security checkpoint at airports within the United States has seen many changes and additions. From traditional metal detectors to full body scanners, the screening methods may have changed, but the basic layout of the checkpoint has remained the same.
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