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Oscar de la Renta, Who Clothed Stars and Became One, Dies at 82

nytimes.com — Oscar de la Renta, the doyen of American fashion, whose career began in the 1950s in Franco's Spain and sprawled across the better living rooms of Paris and New York, and who was the last survivor of that generation of bold, all-seeing tastemakers, died on Monday at his home in Kent, Conn.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @nytimes: "A man of the world, he was at ease everywhere." The NYT obituary of Oscar de la Renta nyti.ms/1vEYRye

Oct 21, 2014

RT @nytimes: NYT obituary: Oscar de la Renta "was the last survivor of that generation of bold, all-seeing tastemakers" nyti.ms/1vEZfwF

Oct 21, 2014

How Oscar de la Renta landed a #Lanvin job, he asked a #fashion school to "teach me the year’s course in two weeks" | nyti.ms/1vEZfwF

Oct 21, 2014

RT @nytimes: NYT obituary: Oscar de la Renta "was the last survivor of that generation of bold, all-seeing tastemakers" nyti.ms/1vEZfwF

Oct 21, 2014

RT @nytimes: NYT obituary: Oscar de la Renta "was the last survivor of that generation of bold, all-seeing tastemakers" nyti.ms/1vEZfwF

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Total’s CEO de Margerie Dies in Plane Crash, Interfax Says

bloomberg.com — Christophe de Margerie, chief executive officer at Total SA (FP), Europe 's third-largest oil company, died in a Moscow plane crash, Interfax reported. The 63-year-old CEO died at Moscow's Vnukovo airport when a business jet crashed, Interfax said citing an unidentified law enforcement official.
Oct 20, 2014

Total’s CEO de Margerie Dies in Plane Crash, Interfax Says bloom.bg/1vEpovK via @BloombergNews

Oct 20, 2014

RT @HoustonFowler: Total CEO De Margerie Dies in Moscow Plane Crash, Interfax Says bloom.bg/1vEpovK via @BloombergNews

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French Oil Giant Boss Dies in Moscow Executive-Jet Crash

bloomberg.com — Total SA's Christophe de Margerie died when his airplane struck a snowplow on a Moscow runway, ending a career in which he oversaw the biggest expansion of oil reserves at the French energy giant in at least 15 years.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @robinenergy: Sad to hear of death of Total CEO de Margerie in Moscow plane crash...one of the rare oil major characters mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-2…

Oct 21, 2014

French Oil Giant Boss Dies in Moscow Executive-Jet Crash bloom.bg/1uwKacn via @BloombergNews

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Total CEO de Margerie killed in Moscow business jet accident

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Benoit Tessier 1 of 2. Christophe de Margerie, CEO of the French oil and gas company Total SA, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Paris July 7, 2014. "Tonight, a plane crashed when it collided with a snow-clearing machine. Three crew members and a passenger died.
Oct 21, 2014

Total CEO de Margerie, nicknamed "Big Moustache", killed in Moscow business jet accident reut.rs/120mfv0 "

Oct 21, 2014

Total CEO de Margerie killed in Moscow business jet #accident reut.rs/120mfv0 via @reuters

Oct 20, 2014

CEO of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, killed in Moscow business jet accident reut.rs/120mfv0 via @reuters

Oct 20, 2014

Total CEO de Margerie, who had the best mustache in the oil biz, killed in Moscow business jet accident reut.rs/120mfv0

Oct 20, 2014

CEO of French oil giant Total killed when his plane collides with snowplow at Moscow airport reuters.com/article/idUSKC…

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CEO of French Oil Giant Total Dies in Moscow Plane Crash

online.wsj.com — MOSCOW-A Falcon 50 private jet crashed and burned on takeoff from Moscow's Vnukovo airport in foggy weather early Tuesday morning, killing all four people aboard, Russian officials said. According to initial data, the plane crashed on the runway after hitting a snow-removal vehicle, the Moscow Interregional Investigative Department for Transport reported on its website.
Oct 20, 2014

RT @WSJbreakingnews: CEO of French oil giant Total dies in Moscow plane crash on.wsj.com/1onTYsE

Oct 20, 2014

Whoah. @AmyAHarder CEO of French Oil Giant Total Dies in Moscow Plane Crash on.wsj.com/1onTYsE via @WSJ

Oct 20, 2014

RT @WSJ: Breaking: CEO of French oil giant Total dies in Moscow plane crash on.wsj.com/1onTYsE

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Legendary designer Oscar de la Renta has died

usatoday.com — One of the world's most legendary fashion designers, Oscar de la Renta, has died, reports ABC News and Univision. He was 82. De la Renta's health was described earlier this month by the New York Times as "precarious." He had cancer in 2006, and at his women's wear show in September looked "frail."
Oct 20, 2014

Super saddened to hear legendary designer Oscar de la Renta has passed away. He was so gifted ... usatoday.com/story/life/peo… #fashion

Oct 20, 2014

@USATODAY: Legendary designer Oscar de la Renta has died usat.ly/120RlTk” saddened to hear about the loss of a true fashion legend.

Oct 20, 2014

Farewell to 'the sultan of suave.' Legendary designer Oscar de la Renta dead at 82. usat.ly/1tGsiRE via @USATODAY

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Hong Kong has too many poor people to allow direct elections, leader says

qz.com — HONG KONG-Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement protesters have been demanding that the city's top official, CY Leung, step down for weeks now. They may soon be joined by many more of the city's 7 million residents, after a controversial interview last night in which Leung suggested that election reforms sought by the protestors would invite undue...
Oct 21, 2014

RT @poliohunt: The argument tycoons have always made: Hong Kong has too many poor people to allow direct elections qz.com/284352 via @qz

Oct 21, 2014

RT @zseward: Wow RT @qz: Hong Kong has too many poor people to allow direct elections, leader says qz.com/284352

Oct 20, 2014

RT @poliohunt: The argument tycoons have always made: Hong Kong has too many poor people to allow direct elections qz.com/284352 via @qz

Oct 20, 2014

RT @poliohunt: The argument tycoons have always made: Hong Kong has too many poor people to allow direct elections qz.com/284352 via @qz

Oct 20, 2014

RT @jlauf: And there you have it: Hong Kong has too many poor people to allow direct elections, leader says qz.com/284352 via @qz

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IPhone 6 Recharges Apple’s Growth

Oct 20, 2014

@GlennF @harrymccracken semi-explicitly online.wsj.com/articles/apple… (I love “the story line around Apple” gee who was pitching that story?)

Oct 20, 2014

RT @daiwaka: A year ago, story was that Apple was on decline and Samsung was surging. What a difference a year makes. Our story online.wsj.com/articles/apple…

Oct 20, 2014

Apple quarterly profit rises 13% as strong demand for new iPhones offsets sluggish iPad sales. on.wsj.com/1wknQVJ pic.twitter.com/xoG7amOSxi

Oct 20, 2014

RT @daiwaka: A year ago, story was that Apple was on decline and Samsung was surging. What a difference a year makes. Our story online.wsj.com/articles/apple…

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Did Bank Rules Kill Liquidity? Volcker, Frank Respond

bloomberg.com — Last week's market gyrations sparked questions about whether bank regulations implemented after the 2008 financial crisis exacerbated price declines by limiting the ability of Wall Street banks to make markets. As stocks and some corporate bonds fell last week, some hedge-fund managers said higher capital requirements had curbed Wall Street trading desks' ability to cushion the declines by stepping in to buy securities -- what is known as providing liquidity.
Oct 20, 2014

I agree with Volcker here that less liquidity would be a feature not a bug: bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-2…

Oct 20, 2014

Did bank regs stem liquidity? Is there such a thing as too much liquidity? bloom.bg/1wfiyMc @BloombergNews @Yalman_BN @dakincampbell

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Total chief dies in Moscow air crash

ft.com — Christophe de Margerie, chief executive of Total, has died in a plane crash in Moscow. The head of Europe's third-largest oil company was with three other French citizens when the business jet they were travelling in crashed at Moscow's Vnukovo
Oct 21, 2014

A tender obituary for "Big Moustache," the Total CEO who died in a plane crash in Moscow last night ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/3…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @Ed_Crooks: Very sad to hear of the death of Christophe de Margerie; a charming man and a brilliant thinker on energy. on.ft.com/1sIVjsg

Oct 21, 2014

RIP Big Moustache. @carola_hoyos and @MStothard on the death of Total CEO Christophe de Margerie ft.com/cms/s/0/3ef55d…

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Google Backs Magic Leap with Qualcomm, Twitter Founders, Legendary

recode.net — Remember Magic Leap, the secretive "augmented reality" company, raising some $500 million from Google and others? It's a story that seems so preposterous, even by the bubbliest standards of tech investing - a Florida-based company, run by an eccentric CEO, who promises he can deliver mind-blowing "cinematic reality" and is raising a giant funding round without unveiling a single product - that it's tempting to dismiss it as a mirage.
Oct 21, 2014

More investors for Magic Leap: Google, Qualcomm, Legendary Entertainment, Obvious Ventures on.recode.net/1rYZyw6 via @LizGannes

Oct 21, 2014

What do Google, Qualcomm, Legendary Entertainment and Twitter's @biz and @ev have in common? on.recode.net/1rYZyw6 via @LizGannes

Oct 21, 2014

Tho @recode broke Magic Leap funding, we had to do end run on announcement because we're not fancy enough. No prob! on.recode.net/1rYZyw6

Oct 21, 2014

What do Google, Qualcomm, Legendary Entertainment and Twitter's @biz and @ev have in common? on.recode.net/1rYZyw6 via @LizGannes

Oct 20, 2014

What do Google, Qualcomm, Legendary Entertainment and Twitter's @biz and @ev have in common? on.recode.net/1rYZyw6 @LizGannes & @pkafka

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The Half-Marathon Achieves Its Personal Best

online.wsj.com — The business plan wasn't promising: Take a storied running event, chop it off in the middle and give it a name like a second-rate movie sequel. Yet the half-marathon has become a star attraction on its own, racing past its older sibling to become the darling of amateur distance runners.
Oct 20, 2014

RT @WSJ: Nearly 2 million people finished a half-marathon in U.S. last year. Rise of the half-marathon: on.wsj.com/11Ye8zg pic.twitter.com/S3t3jVRaFb

Oct 20, 2014

RT @WSJ: Nearly 2 million people finished a half-marathon in U.S. last year. Rise of the half-marathon: on.wsj.com/11Ye8zg pic.twitter.com/S3t3jVRaFb

Oct 20, 2014

It's boom times for half-marathons, drawing record #'s of runners who want a challenge with less intensity on.wsj.com/1wk3lZf via @WSJ

Oct 20, 2014

RT @ColleenMNelson: The rise of the half marathon: long enough to present a challenge but short enough that you can still walk afterward on.wsj.com/1wk3lZf

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Chinese Smartphones Lift Japan’s Electronics Business

online.wsj.com — KYOTO, Japan-China's smartphone boom is being fueled by an unlikely source: Japanese parts makers. Upstart Chinese phone makers like Xiaomi Inc., Lenovo Group Ltd. and Huawei Technologies Co. are increasingly undercutting smartphone giants like Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. with high-performance, low-cost handsets. A significant...
Oct 20, 2014

Cut-rate China smartphone makers can't afford Japanese parts, right? Think again: Murata, TDK doing big biz there. on.wsj.com/1t4HxSu

Oct 20, 2014

Japan’s electronics business gets a lift from China’s smartphone boom. on.wsj.com/1t4HxSu via @WSJ

Oct 20, 2014

Japan’s electronics business gets a lift from China’s smartphone boom. on.wsj.com/1t4HxSu

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Political Polarization & Media Habits

journalism.org — When it comes to getting news about politics and government, liberals and conservatives inhabit different worlds. There is little overlap in the news sources they turn to and trust. And whether discussing politics online or with friends, they are more likely than others to interact with like-minded individuals, according to a new Pew Research Center study.
Oct 21, 2014

The far left and right, ~20% of the public, "have a greater impact on the political process" journalism.org/2014/10/21/pol… via @pewjournalism

Oct 21, 2014

47% of consistent conservatives who pay attention to politics on #Facebook say they mostly see posts they agree with pewrsr.ch/mediapolarizat…

Oct 21, 2014

Fully knee deep in @pewjournalism's latest study on where audiences get their political news: journalism.org/2014/10/21/pol…

Oct 21, 2014

Journos: truly a #mustread. From Pew: Political Polarization & Media Habits pewrsr.ch/1vZ9MnM

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China GDP Growth Slows to 7.3%

online.wsj.com — BEIJING-China's economy grew at a slower pace in the third quarter, suggesting that the government's targeted easing measures to boost economic growth have not yielded expected results, official data showed Tuesday. China's gross domestic product rose 7.3% from a year earlier in the third quarter, down from 7.5% growth in the second quarter of...
Oct 20, 2014

China's 3Q GDP numbers make it increasingly likely that country will miss growth target for first time since 1998 online.wsj.com/articles/china…

Oct 20, 2014

RT @JMSchles: China's 3Q report Tuesday "makes it increasingly likely it will miss annual growth target for 1st time since '88." on.wsj.com/1s0t8S4

Oct 20, 2014

RT @charleshutzler: Third-quarter GDP growth slows to 7.3%, Should be good enough to make China's leadership full year target. Whew. on.wsj.com/120LddG

Oct 20, 2014

RT @charleshutzler: Third-quarter GDP growth slows to 7.3%, Should be good enough to make China's leadership full year target. Whew. on.wsj.com/120LddG

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Apple’s Q4 Earnings and Conference Call - Recap

blogs.wsj.com — Thanks for stopping by the live blog. Apple usually reports earnings around 4:30 p.m. ET, with the conference call getting under way 30 minutes later. If you want to listen to the call with analysts, go here.
Oct 20, 2014

Some chest-beating from Cook: iTunes revenue more than the annual sales of 2/3 of companies in Fortune 500, he says on.wsj.com/1tFFq9D

Oct 20, 2014

iTunes revenue was more than annual sales of two-thirds of companies in Fortune 500, says @tim_cook. Live blog: on.wsj.com/1wrDC3d

Oct 20, 2014

Apple’s Q4 Earnings and Conference Call – Live Blog murph.me/1vDMfYf @wsj

Oct 20, 2014

RT @BreakingNews: Apple profit jumps 13% as company sells 39.27 million iPhones - @WSJD on.wsj.com/1sHJwdR

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Re-elect Andrew Cuomo for Governor of New York

nytimes.com — For nearly four years, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has used his formidable political skills to achieve major advances for New York. He pressured and ultimately persuaded some Republican legislators to allow same-sex marriage in the state in 2011. That provided momentum for marriage equality nationally and changed many lives for the better.
Oct 20, 2014

The Times endorsement of Cuomo leads with his push for gay marriage. nyti.ms/1zizxlf

Oct 20, 2014

RT @JimmyVielkind: After a passive-aggressive posture in the primary, the @nytimes has endorsed @NYGovCuomo for re-election nytimes.com/2014/10/21/opi… #nygov

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Baby on Way, Worker Gets Her Job Back

nytimes.com — There's good news for Angelica Valencia, the 39-year-old pregnant woman who was pushed out of her job in August when her doctor said she shouldn't work overtime: Her bosses are offering her job back. Ms. Valencia, who has been out of work for nearly three months, can return "immediately without loss of seniority and without fear of retaliation," Jeffrey D.
Oct 21, 2014

Company breaking employment law has odd change of heart after being featured in the @nytimes. Probably a coincidence nytimes.com/2014/10/21/nyr…

Oct 20, 2014

RT @greenhousenyt: Good news: Embarrassed by NYT article, bosses offer to rehire pregnant women they had forced out. @rachelswarns nytimes.com/2014/10/21/nyr… .

Oct 20, 2014

RT @greenhousenyt: Good news: Embarrassed by NYT article, bosses offer to rehire pregnant women they had forced out. @rachelswarns nytimes.com/2014/10/21/nyr… .

Oct 20, 2014

RT @greenhousenyt: Good news: Embarrassed by NYT article, bosses offer to rehire pregnant women they had forced out. @rachelswarns nytimes.com/2014/10/21/nyr… .

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