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There’d Be 272 Crashes a Day If Jets Failed Like Shuttles

bloomberg.com — If U.S. airlines had the same failure rate as the now-retired space shuttles, there'd be 272 fatal crashes a day. As the investigation begins into the unmanned Orbital Sciences Corp. (ORB) rocket that blew up seconds after liftoff this week, the history of space travel suggests such failures are neither rare nor unexpected.
Nov 01, 2014

RT @johnfraher: After the Virgin Galactic crash -- There’d Be 272 Crashes a Day If Jets Failed Like Shuttles bloom.bg/1s0EJln pic.twitter.com/O1e6J5FPZu

Nov 01, 2014

RT @johnfraher: After the Virgin Galactic crash -- There’d Be 272 Crashes a Day If Jets Failed Like Shuttles bloom.bg/1s0EJln pic.twitter.com/O1e6J5FPZu

Nov 01, 2014

After the Virgin Galactic crash -- There’d Be 272 Crashes a Day If Jets Failed Like Shuttles bloom.bg/1s0EJln pic.twitter.com/O1e6J5FPZu

Oct 31, 2014

The risk of "unknown unknowns". There’d Be 272 Crashes a Day If Jets Failed Like Shuttles bloom.bg/1s0EJln via @BloombergNews

Oct 31, 2014

If planes failed like the Space Shuttle, there would be 272 fatal crashes every day, says @AlanLevin1 bloom.bg/1s0EJln @BloombergNews

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Bankers Take Drug Tests at Jefferies Amid Divorce Scandal

bloomberg.com — Richard Handler, chief executive officer of Jefferies Group LLC, said he and some investment bankers took drug tests to refute claims by the estranged wife of another banker that drug use is widespread at the firm. "Suggestions of rampant drug use are pure fabrication," Handler said in a memo obtained today by Bloomberg News.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @MattGoldstein26: This story about Jeffries bankers taking drug tests to prove they aren't all coked up is pretty remarkable bloom.bg/1G2ZhTA

Oct 31, 2014

This story about Jeffries bankers taking drug tests to prove they aren't all coked up is pretty remarkable bloom.bg/1G2ZhTA

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Record Wall Street Money Flows to Republicans

bloomberg.com — Oct. 31 (Bloomberg) -- Most of America isn't interested in next week's elections. Wall Street is an exception. The $169 million from donors in the securities and investment industry is the most they've ever contributed in a midterm election, according to Center for Responsive Politics data.
Oct 31, 2014

Wall Street bailing on Dems after Dodd-Frank, now hot for GOP in midterms - B'berg bloomberg.com/politics/artic… via @bpolitics

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Election Tally: One Million Senate Ads

bloomberg.com — Political ads in the 2014 U.S. Senate elections will have aired more than 1 million times by the time the smoke clears. The most recent ad-spot count: 908,032, according to data from Kantar Media's CMAG current to Oct. 27. And that includes 83,614 spots in the last seven days of that period.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @Phil_Mattingly: Ads in the '14 Senate races will have aired more than 1 million times by Nov. 4, via @greggiroux bloomberg.com/politics/artic…

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Busy Parents ‘Uber’ Kids Around for a Carpool Alternative

bloomberg.com — As the oldest of three kids, Baily Deeter was often the last to be picked up from school by his mother. Then Uber Technologies Inc. came along. When Baily started ninth grade in August, his parents gave him an account for the mobile car-booking application, under his dad's name and credit card.
Oct 31, 2014

Fewer youth are driving in the US. Uber could drive that number down even more. bloom.bg/1G1DrQn via @BloombergNews

Oct 31, 2014

For Busy Parents, an Increasingly Popular Alternative to the Hassles of Carpools: Uber bloom.bg/1G1DrQn @SerenaSaitto @BloombergNews

Oct 31, 2014

RT @serenasaitto: Imagine a future where you don't need to drive your kids around.For this is already the present - my last #Uber story bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-3…

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Hong Kong Police Probe Suspected Murder in Wan Chai Home

By Bei Hu
bloomberg.com — Hong Kong Police are investigating a suspected murder case in an apartment in the city's Wan Chai area in which two women were found dead, according to a statement posted on a government website. Police went to an apartment at 60 Johnston Road after receiving a report by a 29-year-old foreign man about 3:42 a.m., according to the statement.
Nov 01, 2014

RT @natashakhanhk: "Bloated & contorted" female body found in suitcase at upscale #HK building (HK$21K for 350 sq ft apt): http://t.co/8MEj…

Weak Wages Stir Voter Ire at Obama Amid Gridlock

bloomberg.com — The U.S. economy has posted its strongest six months of growth since 2003, news that usually would be a boon to the party in power heading into congressional elections. Yet President Barack Obama and Democrats haven't been able to take credit for the gains.
Oct 31, 2014

Voters' lingering dissatisfaction w/ weak wages could hurt Dems, but they're the ones pushing for #MinimumWage hike bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-3…

Oct 31, 2014

Weak wages stir voter ire at Obama amid U.S. Congress gridlock bloom.bg/1xIl0KI via @MikeDorning and @Woellert

Oct 31, 2014

Good piece on weak wages bloom.bg/1s0DXVn Still belv Dems could have run on econ & GOP obstructing ways to fix bit.ly/1FYmExI

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Abracadabra NYC Costume Store: $3,600 Maleficent Outfit: Video

bloomberg.com — The average American will spend $80 on their Halloween costumes this year. Wall Street heavy weights, city socialites, and celebrities will spend thousands to glam up for the big day. Bloomberg's Stephanie Ruhle visits Manhattan's most iconic costume shop, Abracadabra, with owner Robert Pinzon. (Source: Bloomberg)
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Nurse Wins Fight Against Ebola Quarantine, Free to Leave Home

bloomberg.com — Nurse Kaci Hickox must follow U.S. Ebola quarantine guidelines under a 24-hour court order granted to state health officials by a Maine judge, the Associated Press reported. The order allows Hickox to go on jogs or bike rides but not be in public places or within three feet of other people, the AP said.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @esmedeprez: Nurse Hickox wins her latest legal fight vs. Maine's #Ebola quarantine: bloom.bg/1G2oBcr

Oct 31, 2014

Nurse Wins Fight Against Ebola Quarantine, Free to Leave Home bloom.bg/1G2oBcr via @BloombergNews

Oct 31, 2014

On first sniff test from a Maine court, Ebola quarantine fails bloom.bg/1E8ykw2

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Why Bill Clinton May Make All the Difference in Georgia

bloomberg.com — Bill Clinton never mentioned Barack Obama by name. But that wasn't necessary, not in this crowd. The former president had come Friday to Paschal's, the famous Atlanta soul food restaurant, as the Democrats' closer, the man who gives them their best chance to squeeze out a Senate victory in this rapidly changing Southern state.
Oct 31, 2014

.@BillClinton was called 1st black president. Why he can help Dems where Obama can't-the South bloomberg.com/politics/artic… @lisalerer @bpolitics

Oct 31, 2014

RT @llerer: The first black president goes where the actual first black president cannot: The South bloomberg.com/politics/artic…

Oct 31, 2014

The first black president goes where the actual first black president cannot: The South bloomberg.com/politics/artic…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @TheRealDFK: Bill Clinton's campaign help is welcome where Obama's isn't: the South bloomberg.com/politics/artic… via @bpolitics #Vote2014

Oct 31, 2014

Bill Clinton's campaign help is welcome where Obama's isn't: the South bloomberg.com/politics/artic… via @bpolitics #Vote2014

Michael Bloomberg: I’m a Believer in Central Park Horses

bloomberg.com — Your next video will start in Oct. 31 (Bloomberg) -- Tiger Management Advisors CEO Julian Robertson and Bloomberg LP Founder and Majority Owner Michael Bloomberg discuss philanthropy and weigh in on the value of Central Park horse and carriage rides to New York City. They speak on "Bloomberg Surveillance."
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Sold-Out Chicago Match Marks Rugby’s Rising Popularity

bloomberg.com — Think David versus Goliath in short shorts with choreographed trash talking. Tomorrow's rugby match between New Zealand's All Blacks, the world's top squad, and the USA Eagles, who lost eight of 10 games last year, has sold out Chicago's 61,500-seat Soldier Field -- the largest-ever audience for an international rugby contest on American soil, signaling the sport's growing U.S.
Oct 31, 2014

... because who doesn't want to see the @AllBlacks Haka?! (Fine, and rugby.) bloom.bg/10abKnq

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Waiting for Jeb - Bloomberg Politics

bloomberg.com — If Jeb Bush was hoping to create some buzz, mission accomplished. With a little help from an ex-president and the likely next Texas land commissioner-or as they're known in the Bush world, family-the number of news stories and Twitter postings mentioning the former Florida governor has spiked in the past week.

Osborne Starts Paying Off World War I Debt 100 Years On

bloomberg.com — One hundred years after the outbreak of World War I, U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced plans to repay some of the debt issued to help finance the conflict. About 218 million pounds ($349 million) of undated debt paying 4 percent a year will be redeemed at par on Feb.
Oct 31, 2014

Britain begins paying off U.K.'s WW1 debt, 100 years later! It's paid $2B interest on National War Bonds since 1917 bloom.bg/1DD9PVB

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Richest Bullish on U.S. as Family Offices Open Outposts

bloomberg.com — As the U.S. powers the global economic expansion in its fifth year, the world's rich are counting on American companies to help increase their fortunes. At least a dozen family offices, with fortunes made in Europe, Asia and South America, have opened U.S.
Oct 31, 2014

Richest Are Bullish on U.S. as Family Offices Open Outposts bloom.bg/1wLwg9X via @BloombergNews @mkmcollins

Oct 31, 2014

Wealthy from around the world want to own more of the US as fed easing shale boom + corp profits warm their souls. bloom.bg/1wLwg9X

Oct 31, 2014

Richest Bullish on U.S. as Family Offices Open Outposts @mkmcollins has the story bloom.bg/1wLwg9X @BBGBillionaires

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Billionaire Berg Funds New Prostate Test With Apple Rent

bloomberg.com — Silicon Valley real estate billionaire Carl Berg thinks he's found a better prostate cancer test and he's investing hundreds of millions of dollars to bring it to market. Berg LLC plans to introduce a blood-based test that promises to more accurately detect who'll develop the cancer, including the millions of men who show signs of the malady yet may never develop it.
Oct 31, 2014

Silicon Valley real estate billionaire Carl Berg is now developing prostate cancer tests. bloom.bg/1wN3ntM via @BBGBillionaires

Oct 31, 2014

Billionaire Berg left real estate to "have a chance to revolutionize the world." His cancer effort: bloom.bg/1wN3ntM @BBGBillionaires

Oct 31, 2014

RT @bpcoffey: Billionaire Carl Berg Funds New Prostate Test With Apple Rent bloom.bg/1wN3ntM @BBGBillionaires

Oct 31, 2014

RT @Matthew_Winkler: Silicon Valley billionaire developing prostate cancer test bloom.bg/1wNVzJs via @bpcoffey

Oct 31, 2014

Silicon Valley billionaire developing prostate cancer test bloom.bg/1wNVzJs via @bpcoffey

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NYC Carriage Horses Clip-Clop Away While De Blasio Stalls

bloomberg.com — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio assured animal-rights activists during his run for City Hall that he would rid Central Park of horse-drawn carriages, which he called inhumane. "We are going to get rid of the horse carriages, period," de Blasio said a few days before taking office Jan. 1.
Oct 31, 2014

Replace Central Park's horse-drawn carriages with electric antique car replicas? bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-3…

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Wall Street’s Record Midterm Money Flows to Republicans

bloomberg.com — Most of America isn't interested in next week's elections. Wall Street is an exception. The $169 million from donors in the securities and investment industry is the most they've ever contributed in a midterm election, according to Center for Responsive Politics data.
Oct 31, 2014

Wall Street Making Biggest Bet on Midterms. For 1st time in decades, finance industry biggest donor. bloom.bg/1s0OVKF @MaxAbelson

Oct 31, 2014

RT @BloombergNews: For the first time in decades, Wall Street is the largest contributor to midterm elections: bloom.bg/1wOmzHG pic.twitter.com/rfc8uCQCjB

Oct 31, 2014

RT @BloombergNews: For the first time in decades, Wall Street is the largest contributor to midterm elections: bloom.bg/1wOmzHG pic.twitter.com/rfc8uCQCjB

Oct 31, 2014

RT @BloombergNews: For the first time in decades, Wall Street is the largest contributor to midterm elections: bloom.bg/1wOmzHG pic.twitter.com/rfc8uCQCjB

Oct 31, 2014

RT @BloombergNews: For the first time in decades, Wall Street is the largest contributor to midterm elections: bloom.bg/1wOmzHG pic.twitter.com/rfc8uCQCjB

Lack of Mobile Ebola Test Harms Effort in West Africa

bloomberg.com — The largest Ebola diagnostic lab in Liberia, housed in a shabby brick building 65 miles (105 kilometers) east of the capital Monrovia, can test about 80 to 90 blood samples a day. Sometimes it takes two days for the samples taken from patients to arrive there, often in worn coolers carried on motorbike.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @BloombergNews: Rapid testing would make "a world of difference" in the fight against Ebola in Liberia: bloom.bg/1tIXQ7L pic.twitter.com/q5Qgxd57yS

Oct 31, 2014

RT @BloombergNews: Rapid testing would make "a world of difference" in the fight against Ebola in Liberia: bloom.bg/1tIXQ7L pic.twitter.com/q5Qgxd57yS

Oct 31, 2014

RT @ArmstrongDrew: “It seems like everybody’s got an #Ebola test these days." That's the problem--they don't. bloom.bg/1G1iCok by @KellyGilblom

Oct 31, 2014

RT @ArmstrongDrew: “It seems like everybody’s got an #Ebola test these days." That's the problem--they don't. bloom.bg/1G1iCok by @KellyGilblom

Oct 31, 2014

RT @ArmstrongDrew: “It seems like everybody’s got an #Ebola test these days." That's the problem--they don't. bloom.bg/1G1iCok by @KellyGilblom

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