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Ferguson: Economic, Political Conditions Fuel Protest Fury

businessweek.com — Opening Remarks Photograph by Philip Montgomery Early this year, before the summer weather in Ferguson, Mo., turned to a fog of tear gas and a hail of rubber bullets, before the downscale suburb began to share national airtime with Sierra Leone and Iraq, a legal aid firm called ArchCity Defenders prepared a white paper that accused several municipalities in St.
Aug 21, 2014

RT @BW: .@BW's cover: #Ferguson violence isn't just about Michael Brown. It's about years of injustice buswk.co/1tjg5zT pic.twitter.com/PFpJm6esUx

Aug 21, 2014

RT @Tyrangiel: Our cover this week. Sometimes it really is just about a picture. buswk.co/1tjg5zT pic.twitter.com/RY7VCbBzAK

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Research Shows Finding a Mentor Is Rife With Pitfalls for Women

businessweek.com — Career & Work Promoting women could hurt your career-if you're female. Senior women who help female employees advance are more likely to get negative evaluations from their bosses, a recent study of hundreds of company executives shows. The research adds to evidence that for women, even seemingly straightforward career choices are rife with potential negative consequences.
Aug 21, 2014

RT @Nataliekitro: Women: career success is yours to grab. Just remember that doing so might hurt your career businessweek.com/articles/2014-…

Aug 21, 2014

RT @Nataliekitro: Women: career success is yours to grab. Just remember that doing so might hurt your career businessweek.com/articles/2014-…

Aug 21, 2014

Women: career success is yours to grab. Just remember that doing so might hurt your career businessweek.com/articles/2014-…

Aug 21, 2014

"Ladies, career success is yours to grab. Just know that doing so might hurt your career." buswk.co/1BFRtVH

Ebola Outbreak: West African Economies Face Devastation

businessweek.com — Global Economics Photograph by John Moore/Getty Images Sandi Sesay was promised three months' pay by his boss to stop coming to work. In fact, most of Sesay's colleagues at the Marampa iron-ore mine in Sierra Leone were offered much the same deal. The reason: to prevent the spread of Ebola.
Aug 21, 2014

Workers in West Africa "praying, fasting" as employers send them home. $13 billion in GDP threatened by #Ebola: businessweek.com/articles/2014-…

Aug 21, 2014

RT @BW: The #Ebola crisis threatens to hobble three African countries with a combined $13 billion in GDP: buswk.co/1z3Ri2k

Aug 21, 2014

RT @BW: The #Ebola crisis threatens to hobble three African countries with a combined $13 billion in GDP: buswk.co/1z3Ri2k

How to Get CrossFitters to Buy $7,000 Beds

businessweek.com — Photograph by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images I was lying on an adjustable bed in "zero gravity" position-feet above my heart, apparently good for the lower lumbar-staring up at the scoreboard at Madison Square Garden. The bed's continuous massage motor sent soothing vibrations through my legs and lower back.
Aug 21, 2014

"I was lying in zero gravity position, staring at the big screen at MSG, watching pro CrossFitters in @thegridleague" buswk.co/1ttVirn

Paying NCAA College Athletes: Inside the Legal Battle

businessweek.com — Photograph by Donald Miralle/Sports Illustrated/Getty Images Mark Emmert, president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, doesn't come across as a villain. Trim in physique with sandy-gray hair, he wears his rectangular glasses far down on his nose and peers over them. His career reflects a singular commitment to higher education.
Aug 21, 2014

Look fwd to reading @AuthorPMBarrett's feature looking inside the legal battle unraveling the NCAA: businessweek.com/articles/2014-…

Israeli Gas to Reach Global Market Via Pipelines to Egypt

businessweek.com — Bloomberg News In the midst of some of the worst Middle East tensions in a decade, one-time enemies Egypt and Israel are negotiating deals that may mean the sale of $60 billion in Israeli natural gas to liquefaction plants in Egypt.

Rome Airport Says Missing Luggage Carts Will Reappear

businessweek.com — Photograph by Gallery Stock When we reported that luggage carts had disappeared from the baggage claim area of Rome's Fiumicino airport, the episode raised questions about Italy's ability to rise from yet another recession. If visitors to the capital can't even get their bags out of the airport, what chance does the rest of the tourist-dependent economy have?
Aug 21, 2014

Rome Airport Says Phantom Luggage Carts Will Reappear buswk.co/1z6ydwH via @BW

Uber Teams Up With Starbucks, United Airlines, OpenTable

businessweek.com — The day after Uber declared its ambition to be "as reliable as running water, everywhere for everyone," it took a big step toward mainstream ubiquity. The startup with the dizzying $17 billion valuation has opened its software platform to almost a dozen partner companies with mobile apps, including , , and .

Readdle Has An Unusual Startup Backdrop In Ukraine

businessweek.com — Photograph via YouTube App maker Readdle sounds like a classic success story from Silicon Valley: In 2007, four young techies get together to pioneer business productivity tools for the first iPhone. Their document managers, scanners, and calendars become bestsellers in roughly 200 countries.
Aug 21, 2014

Ukraine app maker @Readdle is quietly winning over millions in Corporate America. My story businessweek.com/articles/2014-…

Villa Hires Arsenal’s Fox to Be CEO of Team Up for Sale

businessweek.com — Bloomberg News Aston Villa, the English Premier League soccer team put up for sale by its American owner Randy Lerner, hired Arsenal official Tom Fox as chief executive officer. Fox, a former National Basketball Association and executive, had been chief commercial officer at 13-time English champion Arsenal for five years.
Aug 21, 2014

Randy Lerner made a significant hire for @AVFCOfficial, the soccer team he's still trying to sell. businessweek.com/news/2014-08-2…

Scotland, U.K. Seen Better Off With Shared Pound

businessweek.com — Aug. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Scotland and the U.K. would both be better off with a shared pound in the event that Scotland votes for independence next month, according to James Mirrlees, Nobel Prize-winning emeritus professor of political economy at Cambridge University. Mirrlees, a Scot who is a
Aug 21, 2014

RT @NewsJefferson: Bloomberg interview with James Mirrlees here: Scotland, U.K. Seen Better Off With Shared Pound buswk.co/1BFwNNE via @BW

Public Data Shed Light on Secret Rail Movements of Crude Oil

businessweek.com — Transportation Photograph by Connor Lake/The Star Tribune via AP Photo It's been almost four months since the Obama Administration ordered railroads to start giving state emergency officials details about their shipments of crude oil.
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Los Angeles Times Seeks Readers’ Views on Smaller Pages

businessweek.com — Bloomberg News , the fourth-largest U.S. newspaper by circulation, is seeking readers' reactions to a possible change to a smaller format. The newspaper, owned by Tribune Publishing Co., is surveying readers about various marketing messages that could accompany a switch to a "new, compact size."
Aug 20, 2014

Los Angeles Times Seeks Readers’ Views on Smaller Pages buswk.co/1BDilWm via @BW

Aug 20, 2014

More belt-tightening on tap at a L.A. newspaper. Los Angeles Times Seeks Readers’ Views on Smaller Pages buswk.co/1BDilWm via @BW

Lenovo Fund Has Three IPO Candidates After IDreamsky

businessweek.com — Bloomberg News The Lenovo Group Ltd. (992) startup fund that backed through its U.S. initial public offering this month said it has three more candidates that are almost ready for share sales. LeFund, a $100 million investment fund Lenovo set up in 2010, has so far invested in 30 companies, of which iDreamsky was the first, Dennis Song, the fund's managing director, said in an Aug.
Aug 21, 2014

The @Lenovo #startup fund has seen returns > 70-fold on some $1 mln investments where valuation now > $70 mln buswk.co/1rnmTOd via @BW

TSA Scanners That See You Nude Can Miss Guns, Bombs

businessweek.com — Transportation Courtesy UC San Diego Publications On Thursday morning, at the USENIX security conference in San Diego, researchers from several top U.S. universities will present a study revealing that the controversial airport scanners that let TSA agents see through travelers' clothes can be fairly easily obstructed from detecting concealed weapons or bombs.
Aug 20, 2014

ICYMI: #TSA Scanners That Saw You Naked Can Be Tricked to Miss Guns, Bombs buswk.co/1tpp5BB via @BW

Aug 20, 2014

RT @BradWieners: Those TSA Scanners That Saw You Naked? They Can Be Tricked to Miss Guns, Bombs buswk.co/1tpp5BB via @SteveFriess

Aug 20, 2014

Remember those TSA scanners that could see your junk? Couldn't see guns or bombs, though. businessweek.com/articles/2014-…

Aug 20, 2014

RT @BradWieners: Those TSA Scanners That Saw You Naked? They Can Be Tricked to Miss Guns, Bombs buswk.co/1tpp5BB via @SteveFriess

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