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Josh Topolsky of The Verge Is Joining Bloomberg

nytimes.com — Josh Topolsky, the co-founder of the technology website The Verge, will join Bloomberg as the editor of a series of new online ventures it is launching as part of a revamped journalism strategy. Mr. Topolsky will start Aug.
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Burger King's CEO, Daniel Schwartz, Is 33 Years Old

businessweek.com — Illustration by Kyle Platts Last summer a trim guy with wavy brown hair, high cheekbones, and a broad smile could be found making Whoppers, working the drive-through window, and scrubbing bathrooms at a Burger King in Miami. His name was Daniel Schwartz.
Jul 24, 2014

RT @maxabelson: The lesson of the new @BW? The market is TOTALLY adult, sane and trustworthy. See: 1) buswk.co/1mIV7TN 2) buswk.co/1pLHwyb

Jul 24, 2014

Don't think premise/hed to this article is fair. Is he doing a good job or not? Story shows, age not biggest factor businessweek.com/articles/2014-…

Jul 24, 2014

"Burger King is Run by Children" --CEO is 33 years old --CFO is 28 --Head of IR is 29 businessweek.com/articles/2014-…

Jul 24, 2014

"He was only 32 and well on his way to becoming a star in the fast-food industry." buswk.co/WJQ945

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Cynk: The $6 Billion Penny-Stock Debacle Stretches From Belize to Las Vegas

businessweek.com — The Matalon, a six-story glass building in Belize City, Belize, towers over a lot littered with old refrigerators and washing machines. Jagged rebar sticks out of unfinished cinderblock structures nearby, and the view, across Haulover Creek, is of a cluster of corrugated metal shacks.
Jul 24, 2014

RT @maxabelson: The lesson of the new @BW? The market is TOTALLY adult, sane and trustworthy. See: 1) buswk.co/1mIV7TN 2) buswk.co/1pLHwyb

Jul 24, 2014

Stray dogs, an address that doesn't exist, sunburnt gringos & a "pranks-and-boobs comedy." This Cynk story has it all businessweek.com/articles/2014-…

Jul 24, 2014

The one story you should read about Cynk, the summer penny-stock debacle that capitvated Wall Street: buswk.co/1ni7jQl @zekefaux @BW

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Invoking Anti-Fraud Law, Louisiana Doctor Gets Rich

online.wsj.com — METAIRIE, La.-William LaCorte keeps a half-dozen marble paperweights at his medical practice in this New Orleans suburb, engraved with images of checks from a lucrative sideline: suing companies for alleged health-care fraud. Over two decades, the 65-year-old internist has filed 12 lawsuits accusing health-care companies of defrauding taxpayer-funded programs such as Medicare.
Jul 24, 2014

Great story on a La. doctor who got rich as a 'serial whistleblower' by reporting on healthcare fraud: on.wsj.com/1sUO5Du

Jul 24, 2014

A doctor used part of a whistle-blower settlement "to buy a boat he named Pepsid." Interesting story by @Loftus: ow.ly/zxwWx

Jul 24, 2014

RT @RickBrooksWSJ: William LaCorte has quite a paperweight collection: images of checks from targets of his whistleblower suits. on.wsj.com/1uhhN7w @WSJ

Jul 24, 2014

Dr. LaCorte's lawsuits have recovered hundreds of millions of $ for the US govt -- and made him rich, too. on.wsj.com/1sUO5Du @loftus

Jul 24, 2014

How a Louisiana doctor got rich blowing the whistle on firms that defraud Medicare/Medicaid. Great tale by @loftus. on.wsj.com/1sUO5Du

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When Staples Offered Items for a Penny, State Workers Ordered Kleenex by the Pound

online.wsj.com — Staples Inc. made the State of New York quite a promise: Buy your office supplies from us, and we'll sell you a bunch of things for a penny apiece.
Jul 24, 2014

When Staples offers supplies for a penny, offices wind up with 240,000 boxes of Kleenex on.wsj.com/1z5eUp7 via @WSJ

Jul 24, 2014

RT @rayalexsmith: 'We were just wondering whose idea this was... and if they still had their job' - hilarious story by @MarkMaremont -online.wsj.com/news/article_e…

Jul 24, 2014

When Staples Offers Items for a Penny, New York Buys Kleenex by the Pound online.wsj.com/articles/when-…

Jul 24, 2014

'We were just wondering whose idea this was... and if they still had their job' - hilarious story by @MarkMaremont -online.wsj.com/news/article_e…

Jul 24, 2014

RT @jdawsey1: This story on Staples offering New York all kinds of products for one cent each really explains the human condition. online.wsj.com/articles/when-…

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Greenspan worries about false dawns, Fed exit

marketwatch.com — WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan has always been a student of the economy. Since the financial crisis, he's become a student of human nature. Sitting in his office with a view of the Washington Monument in the distance, Greenspan is eager to share this insight distilled in his recent book, "The Map and the Territory," due out in paperback this fall.
Jul 24, 2014

Ain't no cure for the summertime bubbles: Alan Greenspan talks animal spirits with @grobb2000 nyv.me/l/7uCH pic.twitter.com/Vc0DM3ojKx

Jul 24, 2014

"Central banks that believe they can quell bubbles are living in a state of unrealism." -Greenspan, via @MarketWatch on.mktw.net/1sXVxxU

Jul 24, 2014

Greenspan says bubbles can’t be stopped without ‘crunch’ @FOX2morning tiny.iavian.net/2m89

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Journalist working for CNN abducted in Ukraine

cnn.com — Donetsk, separatist-controlled Ukraine (CNN) -- A Ukrainian journalist working as a fixer for CNN remains in detention two days after he was abducted by pro-Russian separatists. Armed men from the Donetsk People's Republic [DPR] seized Anton Skiba outside a hotel in the separatist-controlled city of Donetsk after he had worked for one day with a CNN television crew.
Jul 24, 2014

Also: CNN freelancer abducted by armed separatists in east #Ukraine. @IvanCNN has the story: cnn.com/2014/07/24/wor…

Jul 24, 2014

RT @cnni: Journalist working for CNN abducted in separatist-controlled region of Ukraine. cnn.it/1rDA4K9 pic.twitter.com/bg1sagpU4Q

Jul 24, 2014

CNN fixer abducted in eastern Ukraine. We join with CNN in calling for him to be released. edition.cnn.com/2014/07/24/wor…

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Algeria 'loses contact with plane'

bbc.co.uk — Air Algerie - Algeria's national airline - says it has lost contact with one of its planes flying from Burkina Faso.
Jul 24, 2014

BBC News - Algeria airliner missing on Sahara route from Burkina Faso bbc.co.uk/news/world-afr…

Jul 24, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: Missing flight #AH5017 from Burkina Faso to Algiers has crashed, Algerian aviation official tells Reuters bbc.in/1rbKkFV

Jul 24, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: Missing flight #AH5017 from Burkina Faso to Algiers has crashed, Algerian aviation official tells Reuters bbc.in/1rbKkFV

Jul 24, 2014

RT @BBCBreaking: Missing flight #AH5017 from Burkina Faso to Algiers has crashed, Algerian aviation official tells Reuters bbc.in/1rbKkFV

Jul 24, 2014

Missing flight #AH5017 from Burkina Faso to Algiers has crashed, Algerian aviation official tells Reuters bbc.in/1rbKkFV

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Algeria lost contact with Air Algerie aircraft: APS state news agency

reuters.com — ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian aviation authorities have lost contact with an Air Algerie aircraft en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers, about 50 minutes after take-off, the APS state news
Jul 24, 2014

Missing Air Algerie plane from Burkina Faso has crashed: Algerian official; 110 passengers on board reut.rs/1rwU0wN

Jul 24, 2014

Missing Air Algerie plane from Burkina Faso has crashed: Algerian official reuters.com/article/2014/0… #Algeria #AirAlgerie #tcot

Jul 24, 2014

RT @DG_Lewis: #AirAlgerie's flight #AH5017 has crashed, an Algerian aviation official told @Reuters. No details on where or why. reuters.com/article/2014/0…

Jul 24, 2014

RT @DG_Lewis: #AirAlgerie's flight #AH5017 has crashed, an Algerian aviation official told @Reuters. No details on where or why. reuters.com/article/2014/0…

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Don’t Tell Anybody About This Story on HFT Power Jump Trading

bloomberg.com — Far from Wall Street in a Chicago neighborhood once synonymous with urban blight, two futures industry veterans are using secrecy and speed to mint fortunes. Their firm, Jump Trading LLC, was all but invisible until it was among six companies subpoenaed in April by New York prosecutors.
Jul 24, 2014

RT @LynneMarek: Want to know more about the secretive Chicago hi-speed trading firm Jump Trading? Here you go via @BloombergNews bit.ly/1rydbpU

Jul 24, 2014

Want to know more about the secretive Chicago hi-speed trading firm Jump Trading? Here you go via @BloombergNews bit.ly/1rydbpU

Jul 24, 2014

RT @mdc: loving every word of Saijel & @mattleising's Jump story: "Humility is innate in Gurinas, according to his mother." http://t.co/bMZ…

Jul 24, 2014

“At Jump Trading, what we do ... it’s not exactly God’s work.”- Fantastic read for those into #HFT bloom.bg/1pdIVPe via @BloombergNews

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