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Masses of Mercedes Thicken Hong Kong Air-Pollution Mess

bloomberg.com — Tap for Slideshow Hong Kong is one of the best places in the world to do business. As long as you don't breathe. Toxic air caused 3,279 premature deaths last year in the city that means "fragrant harbor" in Chinese, contributing to more than 5.5 million doctor visits in the metropolis of 7.2 million, according to an index developed by the University of Hong Kong's School of Public Health.
Cough cough, hack hacks... --> Masses of Mercedes Thicken Hong Kong Air-Pollution Mess bloom.bg/1hJe6Rt via @BloombergNews
"Hong Kong is one of the best places in the world to do business. As long as you don’t breathe" from @natashakhanhk bloom.bg/1hJe6Rt
Over 3k premature deaths last year from toxic HK air | Masses of cars thicken Hong Kong air-pollution mess bloom.bg/Rnkfbf
Masses of Mercedes thicken Hong Kong air-pollution mess bloom.bg/1hJe6Rt 35% surge in car registrations confounds policy makers.

Spider-Infested Mine to Reopen as Saracen Chases New Gold Rush

bloomberg.com — As bullion gains this year after the biggest annual plunge in more than three decades, there's little that's stopping some producers reopening shuttered mines or reviving stalled projects - not even a plague of spiders.
Golden Orb weaving spiders! >> Spider-Infested Mine to Reopen as Saracen Chases New Gold Rush > ow.ly/vPDQm (via @BloombergNews)
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Shrimp-Price Surge Making Noodles’ Pad Thai More Costly

bloomberg.com — Penny pinchers will be forgiven for skipping the shrimp scampi this season. Prices for shrimp have jumped to a 14-year high in recent months, spurred by a disease that's ravaging the crustacean's population. At Noodles & Co.
High shrimp prices are clashing with Lent, when restaurants use seafood to attract Christians abstaining from meat bloom.bg/1qXynT1
RT @BloombergNews: Penny pinchers will be forgiven for skipping the shrimp scampi this season: bloom.bg/RlbAWW
RT @WealthWatch: What I really meant to tweet was -- Summer crisis! Shrimp AND limes expensive?! bloom.bg/1qXynT1
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Grads Remake China Workforce as High-End Threat to U.S.

bloomberg.com — Barely 26 years old, Zhang Xi has studied at an elite American university, worked for an investment bank in Hong Kong and an oil company in Beijing and now may launch an Internet startup with two friends.

Ruhle to Asness: Foul Bell on Sexist Quant Comment

bloomberg.com — AQR Capital Management Founder Cliff Asness examines geopolitical market risks with Stephanie Ruhle on Bloomberg Television's "Market Makers." (Source: Bloomberg)
RT @anoushasakoui: he mightv saved himself at the last minute- i bow to @sruhle "I'm like ringing a foul ball bell" #everydaysexism http:…
he mightv saved himself at the last minute- i bow to @sruhle "I'm like ringing a foul ball bell" #everydaysexism bloom.bg/Rm5khB
RT @KatyFinneran: "I'm like ringing a foul ball bell" @SRuhle reacts to sexist comment from @Cimmerian999 bloom.bg/Rm5khB http://t.c…
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Aston Martin Unveils Sub-$100,000 Edition for North America

bloomberg.com — Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd., the British maker of the luxury sports cars driven by James Bond, is unveiling two special edition vehicles at the New York International Auto Show this week. Aston Martin will debut a GT version of its V8 Vantage, starting at $99,900, and a carbon edition of its DB9, which begins at $199,995, according to an e-mailed statement.
I'll take two: Aston Martin Unveils Sub-$100,000 Edition for North America bloom.bg/1gAIjjP via @BloombergNews
RT @Phil_Mattingly: Now that Aston Martin has a model under $100,000, you have no excuse not to buy one. bloom.bg/1noUBgl
Now that Aston Martin has a model under $100,000, you have no excuse not to buy one. bloom.bg/1noUBgl
RT @KeithNaughton: SCOOP: Paging @007 Aston Martin Unveils Sub-$100,000 Edition for America bloom.bg/1gAIjjP @BloombergNews @mclothie…
RT @KeithNaughton: SCOOP: Paging @007 Aston Martin Unveils Sub-$100,000 Edition for America bloom.bg/1gAIjjP @BloombergNews @mclothie…
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My Choice of Socks Brings Normalcy After Boston Marathon

bloomberg.com — I'm torn about which socks to wear for my fourth Boston Marathon on April 21. The same black over-the-calf compression socks as last year or the newer pink leg sleeves I haven't tested on the full distance? Obsessing about socks a year after a terrible bombing destroyed lives and the wonder of the annual Boston Marathon makes me feel insensitive.
My colleague on why she's going back to Boston a year after the bombings bloom.bg/Q8rqTJ
RT @AlexJFMorales: Wonderful piece my colleague Cecile Daurat: My Choice of Socks Brings Normalcy After #BostonMarathon http://t.co/QpsyL6f…
Wonderful piece my colleague Cecile Daurat: My Choice of Socks Brings Normalcy After #BostonMarathon bloom.bg/Q8rqTJ @BloombergNews
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Keystone Foes Taught Arrest Tactics If Project Is Cleared

bloomberg.com — Donny Williams didn't spend his weekend in Washington enjoying the cherry blossoms. He was training people how to get arrested. Williams, a 36-year-old environmental activist from Baltimore, taught a class on civil disobedience as part of a last-ditch campaign against the Keystone XL pipeline, which critics view as a threat to the climate.
Next step for activists is #KeystoneXL gets approved? Civil disobedience -- bloom.bg/1m3qzBe via @snyd242 @BloombergNews #climate
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Weibo Is Just a Half-Twitter as IPO Looms in New York

bloomberg.com — Weibo Corp.'s done half the job that Twitter Inc. has in turning its microblogging users into earnings. That may explain why the Chinese company is seeking as little as half the valuation in its initial public offering. Weibo, owned by Sina Corp.

Cruise Fights Drones in New 'Top Gun': Bruckheimer

RT @emilychangtv: Tom Cruise fights drones in Top Gun sequel -- @jonerlichman w/ Jerry Bruckheimer (cue Danger Zone) bloom.bg/Rmsh4d
RT @emilychangtv: Tom Cruise fights drones in Top Gun sequel -- @jonerlichman w/ Jerry Bruckheimer (cue Danger Zone) bloom.bg/Rmsh4d
Tom Cruise fights drones in Top Gun sequel -- @jonerlichman w/ Jerry Bruckheimer (cue Danger Zone) bloom.bg/Rmsh4d
Tom Cruise fights drones in Top Gun sequel -- @jonerlichman w/ Jerry Bruckheimer (cue "Danger Zone") bloomberg.com/video/cruise-f…
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Pipeline Stocks Charging 50% Fees Borrow to Pay Investors

bloomberg.com — Most businesses focus on profits. The energy infrastructure companies known as master limited partnerships are all about cash. That's because MLPs pay investors almost all the money they bring in, and sometimes even more. And the more they pay out, the more company managers can charge in fees.

Passenger Ship Carrying 447 Is Sinking Off South Korean Coast

By Sam Kim
bloomberg.com — A coast guard rescue is underway to help a passenger ship that's sinking off the coast of South Korea. The ship is carrying 447 people, many of whom are students, according to the ship's owner Chonghaejin Marine Co.

Yahoo Forecasts Sales Meeting Estimates as Alibaba Gains

bloomberg.com — Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) reported first-quarter sales that exceeded analysts' estimates, showing the turnaround effort under Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer is displaying some signs of success. Revenue, excluding that passed onto partner sites, was $1.09 billion during the first quarter, up from $1.07 billion a year earlier, the Sunnyvale, California-based company said in a statement today.
RT @EdmondLococo: "Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer was bailed out again by Alibaba Group" my teammate @Brianwomack reports bloom.bg/1l3WE8a
"Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer was bailed out again by Alibaba Group" my teammate @Brianwomack reports bloom.bg/1l3WE8a #Alibaba $YHOO

Ukraine Conflict Escalation May Yield Stronger NATO Moves

bloomberg.com — Ukraine's offensive against pro-Russian separatists may have escalated the conflict to the point where NATO could be compelled to mount a stronger show of force to deter any Russian moves beyond eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian troops retook an airfield and government buildings from armed pro- Russia separatists in the restive east yesterday.
US officials: if #Lavrov doesn't show up to Apr 17 Geneva talks on #Ukraine, will carry on w #Russia seat empty bloom.bg/1p8fukz
RT @sangwonyoon: My story w/ comments from @steven_pifer @barrypavel : #Ukraine Conflict Escalation May Yield Stronger @NATO Moves http://t…
My story w/ comments from @steven_pifer @barrypavel : #Ukraine Conflict Escalation May Yield Stronger @NATO Moves bloom.bg/1p8fukz

Ranbaxy’s Woes Add $900 Million to U.S. Heart Drug Costs

bloomberg.com — A gap in U.S. patent law has kept cheap copies of Novartis AG's (NOVN) heart drug Diovan off the market for 18 months, costing U.S. consumers and insurers as much as $900 million in potential savings. While the Diovan patent expired in September 2012, the only company allowed to sell copies, Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd.
Health policy/pharma/generic geeks take note. A billion dollar puzzle you couldn't build if you tried. bloom.bg/1kroMUl @BloombergNews
A $900 Million patent problem: Ranbaxy’s Woes Add $900 Million to U.S. Heart Drug Costs bloom.bg/1kroMUl via @BloombergNews
RT @kristen_hallam: RT @ElyseTanouye: Diovan patent expired 19 months ago but no generic yet = $900 million extra for Novartis: http://t.c…
RT @ElyseTanouye: Diovan patent expired 19 months ago but no generic yet = $900 million extra for Novartis: bloom.bg/1kroMUl
Quality issues at India's Ranbaxy stalling cheap copies of heart drug Diovan at cost of $900M bloom.bg/1kWVoYE by @maki_kitamura
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