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Airline Fatalities Worst Since 2010

The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 42 min ago
Commercial aviation is in the middle of its deadliest year since 2010, with the recent spate of air disasters making an abrupt break from three straight years of decline in airplane fatalities.
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Planners Vs Markets, Brasilia Style

Forbes - 1 hour 45 min ago
Within its municipal boundaries, Brasilia is among the most heavily planned cities in the world.  Outside of its boundaries, it is the planning version of the wild west: everything that is built is built outside the law.  The settlements are informal--the "owners" of houses in these settlements have no title to their properties.  Let's see the difference we get:
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Should Startups Really Skip Legal Protection?

Forbes - 1 hour 47 min ago
In response to a recent New York Times article on Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), Mary Juetten discusses when a startup or small business should require NDAs.
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Major Labels Buying Into Soundcloud Sets It Up For Acquisition

Forbes - 1 hour 47 min ago
There are multiple well-founded rumors abounding that the three major record labels will soon purchase anywhere from 9 to 14 percent of the Soundcloud streaming music service. On the surface this might seem like a natural progression for both Soundcloud and the labels (who have done this sort of thing before), but there’s more here than meets the eye.
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Bank of America to pay $16.6 million to resolve U.S. sanctions violations

Reuters - 1 hour 50 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bank of America Corp's banking unit agreed to pay $16.6 million to resolve allegations that it processed several hundred transactions for drug traffickers who are subject to U.S. sanctions, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Thursday.
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Results, jobs data buoy Wall St, S&P eyes 2,000

Reuters - 1 hour 50 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 hit a record high for a third straight session on Thursday, lifted by jobs data and earnings, but a weak reading in new home sales kept other key stock indexes little changed.
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U.S. jobless claims lowest since early 2006; new home sales tumble

Reuters - 1 hour 55 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in nearly 8-1/2 years last week, suggesting the labor market recovery was gaining traction.
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Potash results mark turnaround from 2013's uncertainty

cbc.ca - 1 hour 58 min ago

Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan raised its outlook for the year Thursday as it reported a second-quarter profit of $472 million.

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American, United Launch Buybacks

The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 1 min ago
The parents of American Airlines and United Airlines unveiled stock-buyback plans, continuing the transformation of the country's largest carriers from bankruptcy into some of the most profitable in the world.
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How to Reclaim Your Goals When the Path to Success Gets Foggy

Mashable - 2 hours 2 min ago

I want to have an extraordinary career — and really make an impact inside my company, and out in the world.

But there are so many little things that need to get done every day.

It’s so hard to stay focused on the big picture.

Sound like you?

If so, I can relate. In running my own business, I know how challenging it can be to get all of the “little things” done, while still making progress toward your bigger, more meaningful career goals.

Some days, it can feel like you’re drowning in minutia, totally disconnected from the “bigger work” that you feel called to do!

It’s a frustrating feeling — and all of that fretting can seriously stifle your productivity.
But you can overcome it — it just takes a little strategy. Here’s how to get re-focused on the big stuff, while still getting everything else done. Read more...

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3M Profit Up on Demand for Face Masks and Filters

The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 3 min ago
3M Co. reported a 5.8% increase in profit for the second quarter, fueled partly by stronger sales of respiratory face masks and water-filtration products in China and other developing countries where pollution fears are growing.
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Mars Raises U.S. Chocolate Prices

The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 3 min ago
A unit of Mars Inc. has raised prices for U.S. chocolate products by about 7% to offset rising costs, the M&Ms and Snickers maker said.
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Under Armour Jumps After Second-Quarter Sales Surge

Forbes - 2 hours 4 min ago
Thanks to significant growth in international markets and footwear segments, Under Armour crushed analyst expectations in its second quarter earnings report.
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Housing rebound gets hit: New home sales fall 8.1%

USA Today - 2 hours 5 min ago

June's falloff in sales followed two months of increases.

       
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Walmart U.S. CEO Bill Simon steps down

USA Today - 2 hours 6 min ago

Greg Foran will replace Simon as its U.S. CEO.

       
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Airlines announce record profits

USA Today - 2 hours 6 min ago

American and United each announced $1 billion stock buy-backs, with an American dividend

       
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How Many Yelp Reviews Say 'YOLO'? Its New Trends Tool Shows You

Mashable - 2 hours 8 min ago

If you've ever wondered when kale became popular, Yelp's new tool may have the answer.

The premise of Yelp Trends, which debuted on Thursday, is simple: It tracks the popularity of search topics over a 10-year span, honoring the company's 10-year anniversary.

See also: How to Spot a Fake Online Review

"It's something that we built in-house and it's pretty straightforward," Eric Singley, Yelp's vice president of mobile and consumer products, told Mashable. "You type in a word and we just grasp the frequency of that word as it appears in our reviews over time."

The concept was born at Yelp's hackathon several years ago, when some engineers and a data scientist developed the concept of pulling key words from Yelp's 57 million-plus reviews. Singley says plans are not in the works to make Yelp Trends a marketing tool. Read more...

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Beck Gives Us A Lesson In The Arc Of Content Marketing

Forbes - 2 hours 9 min ago
With his announcement of a new recorded album covering his sheet-music album, "Song Reader," Beck has shown us how content marketing can have an arc, a storyline - with a beginning, middle, and end - if we are bold enough to let the content go.
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US new-home sales plummet in June

philly.com - 2 hours 9 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sales of new U.S. homes plunged in June, a sign that real estate continues to be a weak spot in the economy.
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GM profit 2Q falls 85 pct. on recall costs

philly.com - 2 hours 9 min ago
DETROIT (AP) - Recall costs chopped $1.5 billion from General Motors' bottom line in the second quarter, cutting its net income by 85 percent.
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