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Leung Preaches History to Students From Hong Kong Mansion

bloomberg.com — Tap for Slideshow Sitting in the drawing room of a colonial mansion on a hill in central Hong Kong, the city's leader Leung Chun-ying says his biggest problem trying to end street protests is simple: students don't know their history.
Oct 23, 2014

Leung Preaches History to Students From Hong Kong Mansion bloom.bg/1zlmBer

Oct 23, 2014

RT @AnujChopra: Nice one, CY Leung: "I sleep as well as I always do; I become unconscious within five seconds." bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-2… via @DavidTweed

Oct 23, 2014

RT @majenterprise: CY Leung demonstrates again how hard it is to talk to the people when you don't answer to them bloom.bg/1zlmBer pic.twitter.com/c2qHeBmtne

Oct 23, 2014

CY Leung, untroubled by #occupyhk protests, falls asleep in 5 seconds at his colonial mansion: bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-2… pic.twitter.com/5LFbsCTVVA

Oct 23, 2014

CY Leung demonstrates again how hard it is to talk to the people when you don't answer to them bloom.bg/1zlmBer pic.twitter.com/c2qHeBmtne

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London Home Price Surge Outdoes Bank of Mom and Dad

bloomberg.com — Even the Bank of Mom and Dad can't keep pace with London 's spiraling property market. The average cost of a home in the city has climbed to more than 500,000 pounds ($804,000), forcing first-time buyers to make the largest down payments as a proportion of their income in at least a decade, according to an analysis of Council of Mortgage Lenders data by Neal Hudson, an associate director at Savills Plc.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @LondonBC: 2/3 of first-time buyers in the U.K. now receive money from their parents when buying a home... bloom.bg/1DCOOvX via @BloombergNews

Oct 23, 2014

RT @LondonBC: 2/3 of first-time buyers in the U.K. now receive money from their parents when buying a home... bloom.bg/1DCOOvX via @BloombergNews

Oct 23, 2014

RT @LondonBC: 2/3 of first-time buyers in the U.K. now receive money from their parents when buying a home... bloom.bg/1DCOOvX via @BloombergNews

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Canada Parliament Locked Down After War Memorial Shots

bloomberg.com — Canada's Parliament has been locked down after a soldier was shot at the nation's war memorial in Ottawa. Eye-witnesses said they heard four shots. It couldn't be immediately confirmed if the soldier survived the shooting. Police and first responders were on the scene.
Oct 22, 2014

Canada parliament locked down as solider shot at memorial bloom.bg/1DAsQK4 via @BloombergNews

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The Man Who Invented the Republican Internet

bloomberg.com — Vincent Harris, 26-year-old GOP digital savant, wheels his black 2014 BMW 381 away from the curb of my Austin hotel, Lana Del Ray blasting on the stereo. We're on our way from Austin to Waco so he can teach a political science class at Baylor University-his alma mater-and he's explaining the complexities of his personality, the ones that have made him a very rare creature, both coveted and controversial, in the Republican universe.
Oct 22, 2014

Insightful read RT @TribWire: Vincent Harris: The Man Who Invented the Republican Internet trib.it/1pCBkZ5 | twibble.io

Oct 22, 2014

RT @HarrisMedia: Take a moment to read a Bloomberg profile piece on our CEO @VincentHarris & GOP digital>> bloomberg.com/politics/featu… http://t.…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @BloombergNews: Vincent Harris invented the Republican internet. Now he's coolifying Mitch McConnell: bloom.bg/1sQwECr pic.twitter.com/IYPp2JSxGp

Oct 22, 2014

RT @TribWire: Vincent Harris: The Man Who Invented the Republican Internet trib.it/1pCBkZ5 | twibble.io

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Karaoke Keeps Playing as Kurds Repel Islamic Extremist Neighbors

bloomberg.com — It's Karaoke night at DC Steakhouse in the Iraqi Kurd capital of Erbil, and diners are singing along to love songs as the imported wines and licorice spirits flow in a haze of shisha and cigarette smoke.

UBS Hunts for Millionaires in Hong Kong’s Nine Dragons

bloomberg.com — UBS AG (UBSN) is seeking to bolster its position as the largest manager of private wealth in Asia by looking for millionaires in an unlikely place: the lower-income part of Hong Kong.
Oct 23, 2014

UBS Hunts for Millionaires in Hong Kong’s Nine Dragons bloom.bg/1zlfzqh Targeting toy, electronic and plastics entrepreneurs

Oct 23, 2014

RT @BloombergNews: UBS hunts for millionaires in Hong Kong's lower income Kowloon and New Territories bloom.bg/1uIkcTh

Oct 23, 2014

UBS Hunts for Millionaires in Hong Kong’s Nine Dragons bloom.bg/1zlfzqh via @BloombergNews $UBS

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2,447 Bottles of Wine on the Wall, Headed for the Sink

bloomberg.com — Christina Turley's father, Larry, produces California wine from vines that date back to the late 1800s. Sought by collectors, several bottles may be dumped down a Philadelphia sink. Pennsylvania plans to destroy 2,447 bottles seized from Arthur Goldman, a Philadelphia-area lawyer who was charged this year with illegally reselling wine.
Oct 22, 2014

If options are dump, give to hospital, what abt hospital-benefitting auction @mljamrisko What's the matter with PA bloom.bg/ZGip8v

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Saudis at War With Islamic State Confront Echo of Kingdom’s Past

bloomberg.com — When Saudi rulers send warplanes on missions against Islamic State, they're targeting a group whose theocratic ideology and roots in desert warfare overlap at least partly with the kingdom's own present and past.
Oct 23, 2014

Similarities and differences between the Islamic state of 1932 and the Islamic State of today j.mp/1yonEWP

Oct 23, 2014

When #Saudi fights #ISIS, its targeting grp whose theocratic ideology overlaps w kingdom’s past&present bloom.bg/1DBH9yb by @gccarey1

Oct 23, 2014

Saudis at War With Islamic State Confront Echo of Kingdom’s Past bloom.bg/1DBH9yb via @BloombergNews

Don’t Be Distracted by the Pass Rate in ECB’s Bank Exams

bloomberg.com — For investors, the European Central Bank 's yearlong evaluation of the region's banks isn't just about who passes and who fails. The bigger question will be how much the ECB marks down lenders' capital during its balance sheet inspection known as the asset quality review.
Oct 23, 2014

Don’t Be Distracted by the Pass Rate in ECB’s Bank Exams bloom.bg/1zlln31 via @BloombergNews

Oct 23, 2014

Don’t Be Distracted by the Pass Rate in ECB’s Bank Exams bloom.bg/1zlln31 Results out Sunday. @ssirletti

Alibaba’s Ma Said to Step Up Hollywood Content Push

bloomberg.com — Billionaire Jack Ma is stepping up his Hollywood dealmaking push, leading a team of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (BABA) executives meeting with studios to acquire online content, people with knowledge of the situation said. Ma will meet in coming days with Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF), Walt Disney Co.
Oct 22, 2014

Alibaba founder Jack Ma, China's richest man, goes hunting for Hollywood content as Fosun in talks for $LGF stake: bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-2…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @luluyilun: #Alibaba’s Jack Ma said to be stepping up #Hollywood content push as he head over for a trip bloom.bg/1DBPYI8 via @BloombergNews

Oct 22, 2014

Alibaba’s Ma Travels to LA to Step Up Hollywood Content Push, Bloomberg via @BloombergNews bloom.bg/1DBPYI8

Oct 22, 2014

Brad Gray, Michael Lynton on Jack Ma's Hollywood meeting list bloom.bg/1DBPYI8 via @BloombergNews

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Senator Cruz: Dems May Hold Senate

bloomberg.com — When asked for his 2014 Senate outlook, Senator Ted Cruz expressed optimism that Republicans would win the majority by picking up 10 or more seats. But he also held open the possibility that close races could break against the GOP, netting them as few as three seats and allowing Democrats to keep control of the Senate.

China's Top Phone Maker Is Moving Some User Data Away From Government's Prying Eyes

bloomberg.com — Xiaomi's company mascot is a stumpy bunny who wears a red-starred Chinese army hat. That sort of patriotism probably helped the startup cultivate a fervent fan base in its home country, catapulting Xiaomi past Apple and Samsung Electronics to become the No. 1 smartphone maker in China.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @pelstrom: China's Top Phone Maker Is Moving Some User Data Away From Government's Prying Eyes bloom.bg/1uHswCJ via @BloombergNews

Oct 22, 2014

China's Top Phone Maker Is Moving Some User Data Away From Government's Prying Eyes bloom.bg/1uHswCJ via @BloombergNews

Oct 22, 2014

China's Top Phone Maker Is Moving Some User Data Away From Government's Prying Eyes bloom.bg/1uHswCJ

Oct 22, 2014

RT @markmilian: The world is starting to ask itself: Who do we trust more with our data—China or the U.S.? bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-2…

Oct 22, 2014

The world is starting to ask itself: Who do we trust more with our data—China or the U.S.? bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-2…

The $4 Billion Midterms (Yes, That's a Record)

bloomberg.com — The 2014 congressional elections are, officially, the most expensive midterms ever. The price tag? About $4 billion, beating 2010 by $400 million. That's the initial projection by the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks campaign giving and has produced cost estimates of federal elections since 1996. So what does $4 billion get you?

Gloves Off in France as Valls, Hollande Open Leadership Battle

bloomberg.com — The daggers are out between French President Francois Hollande and his prime minister, Manuel Valls. At a traditional ceremony yesterday at the Elysee President, during which French presidents honor their prime ministers after six months in the job, Hollande took the opportunity to slap down Valls's presidential ambitions.

African Barrick Sees Potential for Big Gold Deal in 2015

bloomberg.com — African Barrick Gold Plc said it sees the potential for a company-changing deal next year after turning around its struggling mines in Tanzania. "Next year we will start to look around," Chief Executive Officer Brad Gordon said today in an interview.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @BloombergDeals: African Barrick boss says he's fixed the company. Now he's getting ready for a transformational deal: bloom.bg/1zlyelJ by @tbiesheuvel

Rwanda Cancels Ebola Screening for Travelers From U.S., Spain

bloomberg.com — Rwanda reversed a decision to screen travelers from the U.S. and Spain, a day after announcing the measure as part of its efforts to prevent the spread of Ebola in the country. Health Minister Agnes Binagwaho announced the cancellation of the screenings in a post on her Twitter account yesterday.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @malingha: Rwandan health minister 'apologies' after screening travelers from Spain, U.S for Ebola bloom.bg/1DCPdP8 via @BloombergNews

Oct 23, 2014

Rwandan health minister 'apologies' after screening travelers from Spain, U.S for Ebola bloom.bg/1DCPdP8 via @BloombergNews

Spanish Unemployment Drops to Lowest Since 2011 as Economy Grows

bloomberg.com — Spain's unemployment rate fell to the lowest since the end of 2011 in the third quarter as its economy turned into one of the fastest-growing in the euro region. Joblessness fell to 23.7 percent in the three months through September from 24.5 percent in the previous quarter, Spain's national statistics institute INE said in Madrid today.
Oct 23, 2014

Spanish unemployment down as econ grows but still above 20% and to remain high for 8 more years, economist predicts bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-2…

Oct 23, 2014

RT @BloombergNews: Spanish unemployment drops to lowest since 2011 as economy grows bloom.bg/1pDlcGx

Lloyds Said to Cut 9,000 Jobs Amid Online Banking Shift

bloomberg.com — Lloyds Banking Group Plc (LLOY), Britain's largest mortgage provider, will announce about 9,000 job cuts next week as its customers shift to online services from physical branches, a person with knowledge of the matter said. The bank will detail the cuts, a target for branch closures and the increasing automation of its services as part of a new three-year plan on Oct.
Oct 23, 2014

After govt bailout, Lloyds shed 37,000 employees. Now another 9,000 to go says @bloomberg That's a lot of people. bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-2…