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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

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

Oct 31, 2014

After US posted strongest 6 mos growth since 2003, party in power not benefiting. Why? stagnant wages & gridlock. bloom.bg/1G1H1tZ

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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

RT @AlastairJMarsh: US embracing Rugby now! Will be interesting to see how the fans and players handle the #Haka - bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-3… @BloombergNews

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Hackers Probing the Financial System Show Reason to Worry

bloomberg.com — Hackers are testing the financial system's cyber defenses, and they can boast of some alarming success. Let's start with what we know. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) says a breach of its computer systems exposed the personal information of 76 million households and 7 million small businesses.
Oct 31, 2014

Why everyone should worry that hackers are probing the financial system bloom.bg/1wLjnfS via @BloombergMrkts

Oct 31, 2014

THEY'RE EVERYWHERE. Hackers Probing the Financial System Show Reason to Worry bloom.bg/1wLjnfS via @BloombergMrkts

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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…

Oct 31, 2014

So far, City Hall saying nay to a ban: NYC Carriage Horses Clip-Clop Away While De Blasio Stalls bloom.bg/10DHFO4 via @BloombergNews

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Ex-UBS Trader Defense Could Be Threat to U.S. Forex Cases

bloomberg.com — Currency traders from London to Singapore seeking to escape the clutches of U.S. prosecutors may get help from the first banker to contest charges in an earlier crackdown on interest-rate rigging. Roger Darin, a former UBS AG (UBSN) trader in Zurich charged with conspiring to manipulate benchmark interest rates, is asking a judge to throw out the case, saying his alleged conduct had no connection to the U.S.
Oct 31, 2014

Ex-UBS trader defense is possible threat to U.S. forex cases bloom.bg/1wMH3jh via @Tschoenberg22 & David McLaughlin

Oct 31, 2014

RT @sheelahk: UBS trader's case tests prosecutors' ability to go after Wall Streeters based overseas @BloombergNews mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-3…

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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

Uber is replacing standing-in-line at the DMV for a driver's license: bloom.bg/13oVO2L by Bloomberg's Serena Saitto.

Oct 31, 2014

Busy Parents ‘Uber’ Kids Around for a Carpool Alternative - Bloomberg via @BloombergNews bloom.bg/1G1DrQn

Oct 31, 2014

Nice take from @serenasaitto on how busy parents are grooming a whole new generation of Uber users bloom.bg/1G1DrQn via @BloombergNews

Oct 31, 2014

Latch-key kids are so passe. Busy Parents ‘Uber’ Kids Around for a Carpool Alternative bloom.bg/1G1DrQn via @BloombergNews

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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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HSBC Board Member Regrets Likening Protesters to Freed Slaves

bloomberg.com — An HSBC Holdings Plc board member said she regrets causing concern with comments that Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrators must be prepared to wait for full voting rights just as emancipated slaves in the U.S. did. "American slaves were liberated in 1861 but did not get voting rights until 107 years later, so why can't Hong Kong wait for a while?"
Oct 31, 2014

Yikes...HSBC board member regrets likening HK protesters to American slaves bloom.bg/1wMeOC2 via @darrenboey @fion_li @BloombergNews

Oct 31, 2014

HSBC Director Regrets Likening Hong Kong Protesters to Freed Slaves. HSBC Asia CEO says `won't comment' on her speech bloom.bg/1wMeOC2

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Tim Cook: I'm Proud to Be Gay; Apple CEO Comes Out: Video

bloomberg.com — Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook has acknowledged that he is gay for the first time in an essay written for the latest edition of Bloomberg Businessweek. Bloomberg Businessweek editor Josh Tyrangiel discusses being approached by Cook to tell his story and what prompted him to come forward at this point in time.
Oct 30, 2014

.@tyrangiel on @tim_cook column: "I hope he’s available for more assignments ... He was very easy to work with." bloom.bg/1wOaxjZ

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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 @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

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

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

Enough With the Fat Climate Change Reports Already

bloomberg.com — The United Nations in 1988 entrusted the future of civilization to a loosely confederated, all-volunteer band of Earth scientists and economists. This coterie has a long, bureaucratic name with no memorable abbreviation. It was charged with taking the temperature, so to speak, of the whole planet and advising governments on how big a problem they had their hands.
Oct 31, 2014

Why aren't climate reports easy to use, like Google Earth? @eroston has some ideas for improvement: ow.ly/DCt1l

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TD’s Masrani Says U.S. Buying Spree Is History

bloomberg.com — Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD), the Canadian lender that spent about $17 billion building a branch network from Maine to Florida, will rely on internal growth over acquisitions to expand in the U.S., incoming Chief Executive Officer Bharat Masrani said. "We now have the sufficient scale that we need," Masrani said of Toronto-Dominion's U.S.

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

Oct 31, 2014

.@mkmcollins strikes again: richest are US bulls as family offices open outposts bloom.bg/1wLwg9X “Theyre giving us a shopping list”

AbbVie Raises Earnings Guidance After Humira Sales Surge

bloomberg.com — AbbVie Inc. (ABBV), which abandoned a $52 billion deal with Shire Plc last week after changes to U.S. tax rules, raised its annual earnings guidance after sales of its top drug grew by 18 percent. The drugmaker raised its 2014 adjusted earnings forecast to $3.25 to $3.27 per share, up from $3.06 to $3.16.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @BloombergDeals: $ABBV says it's probably finished with megadeals after walking away from Shire: bloom.bg/1sR0Oll pic.twitter.com/gM2u8Wxfyi

Oct 31, 2014

RT @ArmstrongDrew: Hah man $50 billion cross-border transactions? It was crazy, it was summer, we're past that now. bloom.bg/1G20hY7 $ABBV @cynthiaLkoons

Oct 31, 2014

Hah man $50 billion cross-border transactions? It was crazy, it was summer, we're past that now. bloom.bg/1G20hY7 $ABBV @cynthiaLkoons

Obamacare Rate Increases Low as Insurer Competition Grows

bloomberg.com — Obamacare premiums, once predicted to skyrocket in the second year under the government's marketplace, have risen about 6 percent for 2015, according to an analysis of preliminary state filings. While foes of the Affordable Care Act warned of double-digit rate increases, the costs of premiums seen so far is more modest for the new year.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @spettypi: where are those skyrocketing Obamacare premiums you were promised? bloom.bg/1wMdsrT via @BloombergNews vy @aawayne

Oct 31, 2014

RT @igorvolsky: Obamacare premiums will increase approximately 6% in 2015 Before the law, premium increases averaged about 10% bloom.bg/1wQdUXK

Oct 31, 2014

So much for the"skyrocketing" Obamacare premiums everyone was freaking out about.avg 2015 Ocare premiums up 6 percent mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-3…

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American Realty Ex-CFO Forfeits $35 Million Pay Package

bloomberg.com — Brian Block, the former chief financial officer of American Realty Capital Properties Inc. (ARCP) who resigned after the company found errors in its financial statements, is leaving behind a pay package worth $35 million.
Oct 31, 2014

Accounting errors cost American realty CFO his job, $35M golden parachute bloom.bg/1wNmxjt $ARCP @lauramarcinek @calebmelby

Oct 31, 2014

Here's our story: American Realty Ex-CFO Forfeits $35 Million Pay Package bloom.bg/1wNmxjt via @BloombergNews @CalebMelby

Oct 31, 2014

$ARCP CFO who resigned after accounting errors forfeits $35M pay package bloom.bg/1wNmxjt @lauramarcinek @CalebMelby

Lloyds Said to Still Consider Moving Widows to England

bloomberg.com — Lloyds Banking Group Plc (LLOY) may still register Scottish Widows Plc, its 200-year-old Scottish insurance division, in England even afters voter rejected independence in a referendum last month, said two people with direct knowledge of the deliberations.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @RJPartington: Exclusive: Lloyds may still consider moving Scottish Widows to England -- has an option to do so next year -- bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-3…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @RJPartington: LLoyds is putting Scottish Widows in a new legal entity next year. Talks haven't taken place on where to register it: bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-3…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @RJPartington: LLoyds is putting Scottish Widows in a new legal entity next year. Talks haven't taken place on where to register it: bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-3…

Oct 31, 2014

LLoyds is putting Scottish Widows in a new legal entity next year. Talks haven't taken place on where to register it: bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-3…

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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

RT @cr_harper: Billionaire investing in better prostate cancer test says “I was tired of real estate,” bloom.bg/1wN3ntM via @bpcoffey @BloombergNews

Oct 31, 2014

RT @cr_harper: Billionaire investing in better prostate cancer test says “I was tired of real estate,” bloom.bg/1wN3ntM via @bpcoffey @BloombergNews

Oct 31, 2014

Billionaire investing in better prostate cancer test says “I was tired of real estate,” bloom.bg/1wN3ntM via @bpcoffey @BloombergNews

Oct 31, 2014

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