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Traders Turn Up Grilling Sausages at Hong Kong Protests

bloomberg.com — Four traders from BCG Partners Inc., the New York-based brokerage headed by Howard Lutnick and part-owned by his Cantor Fitzgerald LP, turned up at Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests last night to grill more than 2,000 sausages for the hungry demonstrators. Tonight they plan to return with more colleagues -- and eight clients.
Sep 30, 2014

RT @stanyee: Traders who grilled sausages for HK protesters will do it again tonight bloom.bg/ZmJMVV

Sep 30, 2014

RT @paultclarke: BCG traders grilled $2.6k's worth of sausages for protesters in Hong Kong who had lived on bananas and crackers: bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-3…

Sep 30, 2014

Traders Turn Up Grilling Sausages at Hong Kong Protests bloom.bg/ZmJMVV

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North Korea’s Kim Said Hospitalized After Ankle Surgery

bloomberg.com — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been hospitalized after surgery on both ankles earlier this month, a South Korean newspaper reported. Kim had cracked bones in both ankles after neglecting an injury sustained during field supervisions in June, the Chosun Ilbo said today, citing a recent visitor to North Korea it didn't identify.
Sep 30, 2014

Kim Jong Un recovering from a June ankle injury, according to a South Korean newspaper: (sure, why not?) bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-3…

Sep 30, 2014

RT @Phil_Mattingly: North Korea's Kim Jong Un reportedly cracked bones in both his ankles during "field supervisions" bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-3…

Sep 30, 2014

RT @Phil_Mattingly: North Korea's Kim Jong Un reportedly cracked bones in both his ankles during "field supervisions" bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-3…

Sep 30, 2014

RT @Phil_Mattingly: North Korea's Kim Jong Un reportedly cracked bones in both his ankles during "field supervisions" bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-3…

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Kenya Overtakes Ghana, Tunisia as Size of Economy Climbs by 25%

bloomberg.com — Kenya's economy overtook those of Tunisia and Ghana after the statistics agency overhauled its data to increase the size of gross domestic product by a quarter. GDP was measured at $55.2 billion last year from $44.1 billion previously, Zachary Mwangi, acting director-general of the statistics agency, told reporters in the capital, Nairobi.

Sechin Says Billionaire’s Sistema Not Blood-Stained Like Yukos

bloomberg.com — Igor Sechin, Russia's most powerful oil executive, said the case against billionaire Vladimir Evtushenkov "can't be compared" with former Yukos Oil Co. owner Mikhail Khodorkovsky 's prosecution a decade ago. "Evtushenkov never eliminated his competitors, and that was a practice at Yukos," Sechin said in an interview on a research ship in the Arctic, where OAO Rosneft, the state-run crude producer he heads, just struck oil.
Sep 30, 2014

Sechin breaks silence on Evtushenkov case: "The market has known about the skeletons in the closet for a long time" bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-2…

Sep 30, 2014

RT @wenkennedy: Sechin: some errant oligarchs better than others -- "Evtushenkov doesn’t have blood on his hands" | bloom.bg/1DU6ggK

Sep 30, 2014

Sechin: some errant oligarchs better than others -- "Evtushenkov doesn’t have blood on his hands" | bloom.bg/1DU6ggK

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China Halts Weapons Sales to South Sudan After Norinco Shipment

bloomberg.com — China halted weapons sales to South Sudan after it discovered the state arms manufacturer sold millions of dollars worth of equipment to the war-torn nation, a Chinese Embassy official said. China North Industries Group Corp., known as Norinco, delivered its first consignment of a $38 million order to South Sudan in June.
Sep 30, 2014

RT @BloombergNews: China halts weapons sales to South Sudan after Norinco shipment bloom.bg/1orlEXU

Sep 30, 2014

RT @t_mcconnell: China halts arms sales to #SouthSudan, and not a moment too soon bloom.bg/1vsMh3Z excellent work by @IlyaGridneff

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Pelosi Says Boehner Should Start War Debate in Congress

bloomberg.com — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called on Speaker John Boehner to initiate a debate in Congress over granting President Barack Obama a new authorization to use military force to defeat Islamic militants. "Everybody in the country's talking about it except for us," Pelosi, a California Democrat, said during a breakfast with Bloomberg News reporters and editors in New York today.
Sep 29, 2014

RT @BloombergNews: Pelosi on war debate: “Everybody in the country’s talking about it except for us”: bloom.bg/1sKDNY2 pic.twitter.com/zQvg5PN85H

Sep 29, 2014

RT @HeidiPrzybyla: Bloomberg interview: Pelosi leans on Boehner to initiate war auth debate: bloom.bg/1sKDNY2

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Hong Kong Protestors Block Roads as Leader Sets Deadline

bloomberg.com — Related Tens of thousands of protesters swelled demonstrations in Hong Kong's main districts pressing for free and open elections and the resignation of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, even as one of their leaders set a deadline for the gatherings to end.
Sep 30, 2014

'Some people are calling for C.Y. to get out, but ... I want much more than that' bloom.bg/1sKTyhu #hk926 #OccupyCentral

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A Role Model for Clintons’ Grandchild: Machiavelli

bloomberg.com — Hillary Clinton accepted an illustrated version of Niccolo Machiavelli 's "The Prince" on behalf of her three-day-old granddaughter at one of two fundraisers she headlined for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in Manhattan today. New York Representative Steve Israel, the DCCC chairman, gave Clinton the adaptation of Machiavelli's treatise on political philosophy, several other books and an infant-sized New York Mets uniform.
Sep 29, 2014

Baby's first copy of "The Prince" // A Role Model for Clintons’ Grandchild: Machiavelli @jonallendc bloom.bg/1orGOVN @BloombergNews

Sep 29, 2014

RT @jonallendc: Israel gives kid copy of Machiavelli's "The Prince" to @HillaryClinton 4 Charlotte to survive "cutthroat" playground bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-2…

Sep 29, 2014

RT @jonallendc: Israel gives kid copy of Machiavelli's "The Prince" to @HillaryClinton 4 Charlotte to survive "cutthroat" playground bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-2…

Sep 29, 2014

RT @jonallendc: Israel gives kid copy of Machiavelli's "The Prince" to @HillaryClinton 4 Charlotte to survive "cutthroat" playground bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-2…

Sep 29, 2014

Goodnight, Moon. Hello, Machiavelli: Princess Clinton Receives 'The Prince' bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-2… @bpolitics

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Schlumberger Said to Pull Expat Managers From Russia

bloomberg.com — Schlumberger Ltd. (SLB), the biggest oilfield services provider, is withdrawing employees who are citizens of the U.S. and the European Union from Russia amid sanctions, two people with knowledge of the matter said. About 20 mid-level and senior managers will be pulled, one of the people said.
Sep 30, 2014

RT @jason_corcoran: Scoop! ``Schlumberger Said to Pull US and EU Expat Managers From Russia Over Sanctions'' with @Rudnit bloomberg.com//news/2014-09-…

Sep 30, 2014

RT @jason_corcoran: Scoop! ``Schlumberger Said to Pull US and EU Expat Managers From Russia Over Sanctions'' with @Rudnit bloomberg.com//news/2014-09-…

Sep 30, 2014

Scoop! ``Schlumberger Said to Pull US and EU Expat Managers From Russia Over Sanctions'' with @Rudnit bloomberg.com//news/2014-09-…

Property Tycoon Revealing $20 Billion Solar-Led Portfolio

bloomberg.com — The Hong Kong property tycoon who gathered almost $20 billion in Chinese solar manufacturing assets is expanding his reach in other green energy technologies and may seek Wall Street money to do it. Zheng Jianming, chairman and founder of Asia Pacific Resources Development Investment Ltd., is considering a public listing for the holding company he created to manage what may be the biggest collection of solar-manufacturing businesses.
Sep 30, 2014

Today we reveal Zheng Jianming's plans to become the biggest #solar company, bigger $YGE and $TSL bloom.bg/1DT11xD via @BloombergNews

Sep 30, 2014

Big scoop and rare photo of the Chinese vulture investor buying up bankrupt #solar factories bloom.bg/1DT11xD via @BloombergNews

Sep 30, 2014

Property Tycoon Revealing $20 Billion Solar-Led Portfolio bloom.bg/1DT11xD

Sep 30, 2014

RT @JP_Riseborough: RT @wenkennedy: China's solar Rockefeller? HK property tycoon reveals $20 billion panel-manufacturing empire | bloom.bg/1DT11xD

Sep 30, 2014

RT @wenkennedy: China's solar Rockefeller? HK property tycoon reveals $20 billion panel-manufacturing empire | bloom.bg/1DT11xD

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Paralyzed Children Latest Worry in U.S. Viral Outbreak

bloomberg.com — As public health officials struggle to track and contain a respiratory virus that has hospitalized hundreds of children across the U.S., there are now concerns that the illness may also cause paralysis in some cases.
Sep 29, 2014

MT @ArmstrongDrew: “We don’t even have our finger on the pulse of how extensive this is." Rare virus is sweeping US: bloom.bg/1or30iY

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Wall Street Cyclists Reassess Need for Speed After Death

bloomberg.com — Jean-Pierre Prusack, a portfolio manager, had cycled in New York's Central Park for seven years. Jill Tarlov's death halted his rounds. "Let's just stop going to do laps at this point. I'm done," he recalled telling his riding partner after the Sept.
Sep 29, 2014

RT @BloombergNews: Central Park pedestrian death sparks soul-searching among speed cyclists: bloom.bg/1sJZbfT pic.twitter.com/IvZkuKhDKS

Sep 29, 2014

You're still far more likely to be hit and killed by a car than a cyclist. bloom.bg/1sJZbfT via @BloombergNews

Sep 29, 2014

Wall Street Cyclists Reassess Need for Speed After Death bloom.bg/1sJZbfT via @BloombergNews

Sep 29, 2014

Wall Street cyclists reassessing their need for speed after Central Park pedestrian death. bloom.bg/1sJZbfT via @BloombergNews

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Abe Seen Likely to Visit War Shrine Again While in Office

bloomberg.com — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is likely to visit a war shrine again while in office, although he may wait until after a visit to China in November to avoid jeopardizing the chances of a summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping, said an aide to the Japanese premier.

Death on Highway Leaves Trucker Angry at Widower and God

bloomberg.com — Tap for Slideshow On Aug. 16, four years to the day after the highway accident that tore apart his family, Ed Slattery confronted the man who killed his wife. The two sat on the front porch of the truck driver, Doug Bouch, whose triple-trailer plowed into Susan Slattery's car.
Sep 30, 2014

Asleep at the Wheel, a Trucker Destroyed a Family. He Isn't Sorry bloom.bg/1DTMwdb via @BloombergNews Amazing story

Sep 30, 2014

Time for self-driving trucks: Death on Highway Leaves Trucker Angry at Widower and God bloom.bg/1DTMwdb

China Factory Gauge Falls From Initial Reading as Growth Slows

bloomberg.com — A Chinese manufacturing gauge fell from an initial reading a week ago as a property slump weighs on the world's second-largest economy. The Purchasing Managers ' Index from HSBC Holdings Plc and Markit Economics for September was at 50.2, lower than the flash reading of 50.5 and unchanged from August.
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