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My Captivity in Ukraine Shows Amateurs Succumb to Hatred

bloomberg.com — In eastern Ukraine, one text message can turn you into an enemy. In my case, it was sent to my father. "Talked to Borodai at night," it said about an interview I had with a rebel leader. "So, you are Borodai's little friend," concluded the camouflaged man reading my Nokia.
Jul 28, 2014

A Bloomberg journalist was held captive in east Ukraine on July 25: bloom.bg/1k2TW73 pic.twitter.com/40kEIA8I8Y

Jul 28, 2014

RT @world_reporter: Stepan on his experience: My Captivity in Ukraine Shows Amateurs Succumb to Hatred - Bloomberg via @BloombergNews bloom.bg/1k2TW73

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Japan’s Midnight Hours Thwart Abe’s Plans for More Working Moms

bloomberg.com — Hiroko Yano, who's worked 20 years at the same company, was recently told she could become a manager. The mother of three, who puts in an average of two hours overtime a day, rejected the idea, saying she doesn't want to be stuck in the office until midnight like the other managers.
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Nice overview by bberg of challenges facing Japan's working moms: Long hours are a problem. bloom.bg/1uznq0Y

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Japan’s Midnight Hours Thwart Abe’s Plans for More Working Moms bloom.bg/1uznq0Y via @BloombergNews

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Japan’s Midnight Hours Thwart Abe’s Plans for More Working Moms bloom.bg/1uznq0Y

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Women fill 11% of management jobs in Japan, compared with 34% in the U.K. and 44% in the U.S. bloom.bg/1uznq0Y

Jul 28, 2014

“I don’t think Abe gets how things work in the world.” Great story on women in Japan's workforce by @ChrisTokyo bloom.bg/1uznq0Y

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Goldman Sachs Denies Ex-Employee Claims of Sex Bias

bloomberg.com — Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) denied allegations of sexual discrimination at the firm in court filings aimed at rebutting a lawsuit by two female ex-employees who cited expert statistical analyses and evidence on earnings and promotions. The bank's rejection of their claims came in a series of pleadings and affidavits late Friday night in Manhattan federal court.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @moorehn: Goldman Sachs fights a sex-discrimination suit that's looking to include 2,300 of the firm's female employees. bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-2…

Jul 28, 2014

$GS in court response to women's pay lawsuit: No boys' club atmosphere here. bloom.bg/1pxDGHH

Jul 28, 2014

Recipe for a lawsuit: Goldman Sachs female VPs took home 21% less than men. (Also: the strip clubs.) bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-2…

Jul 28, 2014

.@GoldmanSachs "does not tolerate discrimination"...as opposed to other banks?? bloom.bg/1nzY4ew via @BloombergNews

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When Harry Met Rand: Political Odd Couple Seeks Mutual Benefit

bloomberg.com — Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid has called the Republicans' Tea Party wing "modern-day anarchists." Senator Rand Paul once joked that President Barack Obama should have traded five Democrats instead of Taliban members in the swap for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. Yet while the two lawmakers are among the most polarizing figures in the U.S.
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RT @BloombergNews: Partnership of Senators Harry Reid and Rand Paul catches Capitol Hill off-guard: bloom.bg/1rPi0v4 pic.twitter.com/JcrmYclM0y

Jul 28, 2014

RT @kasie: "It surprises me that Harry likes anybody," @GrahamBlog says of the Reid-Rand Bromance - bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-2…

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Malaysian Air Faces Cancellations After Twin Disasters

bloomberg.com — Malaysian Airline System Bhd. (MAS) is facing an influx of passenger cancellations after the carrier's second disaster in four months. Travel agents from Melbourne to Singapore, New Delhi and Malaysian Air's home country said they've seen a spike in withdrawn reservations since MH17's downing this month -- with cancellations climbing above 20 percent in some places.

Dollar Tree Agrees to Buy Family Dollar in $9.2 Billion Deal

bloomberg.com — Dollar Tree Inc. (DLTR) agreed to buy rival discount retailer Family Dollar Stores Inc. for $74.50 a share, giving the target an enterprise value of about $9.2 billion. Dollar Tree is offering $59.60 in cash and $14.90 in stock per share, the Chesapeake, Virginia-based company said in a statement distributed by Business Wire today.
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RT @BloombergNews: After $8.5B merger, combined Dollar Tree-Family Dollar will have more stores than Wal-Mart: bloom.bg/1rQxpvj pic.twitter.com/u20h5ZG1tx

Jul 28, 2014

Today's dollar-store merger will create a chain with more locations than Walmart. bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-2…

Jul 28, 2014

RT @BloombergNews: After $8.5B merger, combined Dollar Tree-Family Dollar will have more stores than Wal-Mart: bloom.bg/1rQxpvj pic.twitter.com/u20h5ZG1tx

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I Don’t Have Any Offers to Buy Blackberry: CEO Chen

bloomberg.com — Your next video will start in July 28 (Bloomberg) -- John Chen, Chief Executive Officer at BlackBerry, talks with Emily Chang about the future of the company, creating value in the brand and the possibility of selling the company. They speak on "Market Makers." This text has been automatically generated.

Marine's New Sea Beast: Amphibious Assault Vehicle

bloomberg.com — July 28 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S Marine Corps are testing a new vehicle, dubbed the UHAC or "Ultra Heavy-Lift Amphibious Connector". It is designed to transport troops and their equipment from ship to shore. The UHAC could be used in the event of an invasion by sea but would also aid in day-to-day missions.
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The Marine Corps are testing this vehicle that could revolutionize invasion by sea bloom.bg/1o7DMo1 pic.twitter.com/YK1e8CmYMb

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RT @MikeSmithMedia: The Marine Corps are testing this vehicle that could revolutionize invasion by sea bloom.bg/1o7BAwW pic.twitter.com/HESFn7kdOb

Jamie Oliver Expands to Hong Kong as He Reflects on Living Brand

bloomberg.com — Jamie Oliver was in a reflective mood as he prepared for today's opening of Jamie's Italian in Hong Kong. "I'm a living brand: It's quite an awkward thing to be," the British chef told Bloomberg Television in an interview in London. "Even Richard Branson -- It's not called Richard Branson Airlines.

Hong Kong Democracy Protests May Hurt Tourism, Groups Say

bloomberg.com — (Corrects speaker in fourth paragraph.) Hong Kong business associations said a threatened pro-democracy protest in the city's financial district will dent tourism, hurting retail sales.
Jul 28, 2014

Yes you heard right: HK democracy protests could hurt tourism, say biz chiefs. Like, it's #ThaiCoup Mark 2? ow.ly/zGAvn

Jul 28, 2014

Hong Kong Democracy Protests May Hurt Tourism, Groups Say bloom.bg/1rQM9Ks

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Hong Kong business associations are worried pro-democracy protests will hurt tourism bloom.bg/1rQM9Ks

Sony Seen as Reject as Japan JPX Index Cuts Losing Stocks

bloomberg.com — Sony Corp. (6758) is poised to be rejected from Japan 's government-backed stock index started in January. The JPX-Nikkei Index 400 (JPNK400), designed to shame executives into boosting profit and shareholder payouts, picks companies with the best operating income, return on equity and market value.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @bmclannahan nice Bloomberg coinage here: Japan's "shame index," the JPX-Nikkei 400, set to boot out #Sony bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-2…

Jul 28, 2014

Sony may be kicked out of Japan-backed stock index bloom.bg/1uA0n66 "It's amazing Sony was there in the first place," investor says.

Pedophiles Nabbed as Banks Join Cops to Follow the Money Trail

bloomberg.com — After police arrested Timothy Ford, a twice-convicted sex offender, they found countless photos of unclothed young boys on his computer. Yet when they sought to expand the investigation, they didn't just focus on the images. They also followed the money trail Ford left in paying for the material, eventually shutting down a ring that included dozens of people on four continents.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @Mark_Beech: A @BloombergNews exclusive investigation: Sex predators nabbed as banks join cops to follow the money trail bloom.bg/1xrmWGj by...

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RT @Mark_Beech: A @BloombergNews exclusive investigation: Sex predators nabbed as banks join cops to follow the money trail bloom.bg/1xrmWGj by...

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A @BloombergNews exclusive investigation: Sex predators nabbed as banks join cops to follow the money trail bloom.bg/1xrmWGj by...

Cameron Told He Should Give Equal Pay To Woman Minister

bloomberg.com — U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron was attacked by lawmakers from all major parties over his decision to downgrade the status of the new leader in the U.K. parliament's upper chamber and pay her less than her male predecessor.
Jul 28, 2014

U.K.'s Cameron urged to offer equal pay to the 'Beyonce' of the House of Lords, writes @RobDotHutton: bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-2…

Jul 28, 2014

Absolutely cracking line at end! “Noble Lords might want to think of me as the Beyonce of their Lordships’ House.” bloom.bg/1qcrca2

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Cameron Told He Should Give Equal Pay To The `Beyonce of The House of Lords' bloom.bg/1qcrca2 via @BloombergNews

Yellen Watching What She Eats Would Help Fed Tracking Inflation

bloomberg.com — The next time Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen grabs dinner at her favorite eatery, she might want to take a longer look at the cost of her entrée. That's because menu prices don't change as often as those for many other goods and services.

Morgan Stanley Said to Boost Junior Banker Salaries 25%

bloomberg.com — Morgan Stanley is raising base salaries for junior bankers by about 25 percent as part of an effort to improve working conditions and retention, according to people briefed on the matter. The firm is boosting salaries for associates and vice presidents worldwide in its investment banking and capital markets divisions, according to the people, who asked not to be identified because the discussions weren't public.
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MS said to raise junior banker salaries by 25% to improve working conditions and retention bloom.bg/1k4zORU via @BloombergNews

Jul 28, 2014

Morgan Stanley Said to Boost Junior Banker Salaries 25% bloom.bg/1k4zORU

Jul 28, 2014

Morgan Stanley said to boost junior banker salaries 25% to improve retention bloom.bg/1k4zORU via @BloombergNews

Jul 28, 2014

Base pay for associates and VPs at Morgan Stanley may rise by 25%: bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-2… <-- greater labor bargaining power?

Jul 28, 2014

RT @LesliePicker: Thinking about leaving i-banking for PE? $MS is raising base pay by 25% to better retain jr employees @MooreMichaelJ bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-2…

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