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CVS Stores Reportedly Shut Down Apple Pay Support

businessinsider.com — Apple Pay has been around for less than a week. While the new way to pay using your iPhone 6 is easy to use, recent reports indicate that CVS stores have already removed Apple Pay support, according to MacRumors.

Sam Biddle Is Leaving Valleywag

businessinsider.com — Sam Biddle, editor of Gawker's technology site, Valleywag, is leaving the publication and moving to a different department within Gawker Media. Biddle will spend November on sabbatical. When he returns in December, he will be named Senior Writer at Gawker, focusing on subjects related to the Internet, including cybersecurity, cryptography, activism and politics.
Oct 24, 2014

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Oct 24, 2014

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Oct 24, 2014

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Best Links Of The Week, Oct. 25, 2014

businessinsider.com — Did you miss something on the internet this week? No matter who you are, the answer is probably yes. We're here to help you catch up. Here's a smattering of excellent posts from the last few days: Should Janet Yellen talk about inequality?
Oct 25, 2014

RT @businessinsider: Weekend Reads! Catch Up On The Best Economics And Finance Links Of The Week read.bi/1sl4tHO

Oct 25, 2014

RT @businessinsider: Weekend Reads! Catch Up On The Best Economics And Finance Links Of The Week read.bi/1sl4tHO

Podcast: Amazon's Stock Price, Peak Google, Google Inbox

businessinsider.com — Here's this week's episode of the Jay and Farhad show. As usual, it's New York Times tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and myself running through some of the biggest stories in tech this week. We record this podcast on a weekly basis. You can subscribe to it in iTunes here.
Oct 25, 2014

.@jyarow and I did a podcast. We talked about his idiotic resistance to Google's Inbox, plus his other dumb thoughts. read.bi/1ta5Sq8

Oct 25, 2014

RT @jyarow: This week’s podcast with @fmanjoo: I talk about why I don’t like Google Inbox. businessinsider.com/podcast-amazon…

Oct 25, 2014

This week’s podcast with @fmanjoo: I talk about why I don’t like Google Inbox. businessinsider.com/podcast-amazon…

Alan Eustace Highest Altitude Jump World Record

businessinsider.com — Google exec Alan Eustace just beat the world record for highest-altitude space jump, according to the New York Time s. A helium-filled balloon carried him 135,908 feet - more than 25 miles - above the ground before he cut himself loose and plunged toward the earth at speeds that peaked at more than 800 miles per hour.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @hblodget: Blown away by the ballsiness of this Google exec. No capsule! Just a space suit tied to weather balloon businessinsider.com/alan-eustace-h…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @hblodget: Blown away by the ballsiness of this Google exec. No capsule! Just a space suit tied to weather balloon businessinsider.com/alan-eustace-h…

Oct 24, 2014

Blown away by the ballsiness of this Google exec. No capsule! Just a space suit tied to weather balloon businessinsider.com/alan-eustace-h…

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Whisper Places Employees On Leave Involved With Guardian Visit

businessinsider.com — Anonymous secret-sharing app Whisper has placed some of its employees on administrative leave following a report that called some of its business practices into question. Last week, The Guardian published an exposé on Whisper, alleging that the app tracks some of its users, even when they've opted out of its geolocation tool.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @DelRey: Scapegoat time "@ajs: Whisper responds to Guardian’s damaging accusations & places employees on administrative leave http://t.c…

Oct 24, 2014

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Oct 24, 2014

Whisper responds to The Guardian’s damaging accusations and places employees involved on administrative leave businessinsider.com/whisper-places…

Iran hangs woman in defiance of international campaign

businessinsider.com — Tehran (AFP) - Iran executed Saturday a 26-year-old woman who had spent five years on death row for the murder of a former intelligence official, defying international pressure to spare her life. Reyhaneh Jabbari was hanged at dawn, the official IRNA news agency quoted the Tehran prosecutor's office as saying.
Oct 25, 2014

“Moderate” Iran passes milestone of 250 executions in a single calendar year read.bi/1slS8TU

Trump Casino Workers Outraged By Carl Icahn

businessinsider.com — ATLANTIC CITY N.J. (Reuters) - Hundreds of unionized workers lashed out at Carl Icahn on Friday, picketing the Trump Taj Mahal Casino where the billionaire activist seeks to terminate health-care and pension plans.

How Weather Topples Empires

businessinsider.com — (Inside Science) -- If El Niño, the periodic Pacific weather pattern, returns this winter, the increased rain could save California from its current severe drought. But while El Niño can rescue areas from drought, it can destroy entire civilizations, as scientists are now discovering.
Oct 25, 2014

While El Niño can rescue areas from drought, it can destroy entire civilizations. read.bi/1tT2m5x

Oct 25, 2014

While El Niño can rescue areas from drought, it can destroy entire civilizations. read.bi/1oFFHYn

Deutsche Bank Lawyer Apparent Suicide

businessinsider.com — BERLIN (Reuters) - Calogero Gambino, a senior Deutsche Bank regulatory lawyer, has been found dead in New York in what appears to have been a suicide, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday, citing New York City officials and other sources. The 41-year-old man was found early on Oct.
Oct 25, 2014

Is anyone doing an investigative piece on this? “@businessinsider: Deutsche Bank lawyer in apparent suicide read.bi/1skXQ8o

Obama On Ebola: 'We Have To Be Guided By The Facts, Not Fear'

businessinsider.com — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama commended New Yorkers for their calm reaction to the city's first case of Ebola and told Americans in his weekly address that the response to domestic cases of the deadly disease needs to be based on "facts, not fear."

GOP Congressional Candidate Has Weird Panda Press Conference

businessinsider.com — A Republican congressional candidate held a rather unique press conference Friday morning accompanied by a supporter wearing a panda suit. Nick Di iorio, who is running against veteran New York City Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D), said the panda demonstrated he was running a "serious campaign."
Oct 24, 2014

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Oct 24, 2014

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Closing Bell, Friday October 24

businessinsider.com — Stocks rallied on Friday to cap their best week of 2014, as the S&P 500 gained 4%, the Nasdaq gained 5%, and the Dow gained more than 2% after last week's extremely volatile trading action.

Russell Reynolds Headhunter Interview

businessinsider.com — A lot of 40-something Harvard Business School grads come to headhunter Russell Reynolds to ask him what went wrong in their careers. "They want to know why they got passed by," he tells Business Insider. They assume that Reynolds knows why, and the thing is, he does.

The End Of The Swedish Sub Hunt

businessinsider.com — The great Swedish Sub Hunt is overNearly a week after a potential Russian submarine was spotted in the Stockholm Archipelago, the Swedish authorities are calling off their search, ending a saga in which the Scandinavian country's anxieties towards Russia were clearly on display. It's not that the Swedes were chasing something that wasn't there.

US Real Returns By Decade

By Sam Ro
businessinsider.com — We hear frequently from folks like Wharton professor Jeremy Siegel about the long history of the stock market outperforming other financial asset classes. Investment advisors often put it simply, saying that annual returns average around 10% and about 3% less than that on an inflation-adjusted, or real, basis.

Mexico's Drug War Is Entering A Dangerous Phase

businessinsider.com — The Mexican Drug War, which is approaching its eighth anniversary in December, has spanned two Mexican presidential administrations and resulted in the arrest or death of several high-ranking drug trafficking figures. Despite some successes, like the February capture of the infamous Chapo Guzman, the war has resulted in a horrific death toll and the erosion of civil liberties and basic public safety in large parts of the country.

Comcast On HBO Internet Subs

businessinsider.com — On yesterday's earnings call, Comcast executives were asked for their reactions to HBO and CBS offering direct-to-consumer subscription services. The answer from executive vice president Stephen Burke was interesting. Via Seeking Alpha, here's what he said: Regarding HBO and CBS selling directly I was surprised, I was surprised by both of them for different reasons.
Oct 24, 2014

Wonder if radio execs said the same thing at advent of TV - Comcast To HBO: Good Luck With That Internet Thing! businessinsider.com/comcast-on-hbo…

Oct 24, 2014

Can't wait for HBO online RT @businessinsider: Comcast to HBO: Good luck with that internet thing! read.bi/1zoANDB

NYC Ebola Patient Neighbor

businessinsider.com — As word of New York City's first Ebola patient spread, officials wanted one thing to come across loud and clear: Do not panic. "There is no reason for New Yorkers to be alarmed," said Mayor Bill de Blasio, at a press conference Thursday night.
Oct 24, 2014

"I'm not concerned," she told the Daily News. "I’ve had no fluid exchanges with my neighbors." read.bi/1zoKP7B

Oct 24, 2014

A perfect response indeed: "I’ve had no fluid exchanges with my neighbors." businessinsider.com/nyc-ebola-pati… via @fedira