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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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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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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

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

Oct 22, 2014

"Do most people who go to Vegas for Katy Perry concerts vote Republican? I don’t know, probably not.” bloomberg.com/politics/featu…

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`Poker Player' Putin Bluffed and Won, French Envoy Says

bloomberg.com — Vladimir Putin has outmaneuvered his opponents and humiliated Ukraine by continuing to back pro-Russian separatists and flouting a cease-fire, making it crucial that sanctions on Russia remain firm, France's ambassador to the U.S. said today.
Oct 22, 2014

Nails it: ``we were not ready to die for Ukraine, while apparently he was”` Poker Player' Putin Bluffed and Won bloom.bg/1DBuhrD

Oct 22, 2014

RT @andrewsweiss: Sr French diplomat: Putin won because we were not ready to die for #Ukraine, while apparently he was bloom.bg/1DBuhrD via @Indira_L

Oct 22, 2014

This is correct. RT @andrewsweiss: Sr French diplomat: Putin won because we were not ready to die for Ukraine; he was bit.ly/1yZjo36

Oct 22, 2014

RT @andrewsweiss: Sr French diplomat: Putin won because we were not ready to die for #Ukraine, while apparently he was bloom.bg/1DBuhrD via @Indira_L

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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.

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

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

Oct 22, 2014

What does Fosun have in mind for the studio behind the Hunger Games? bloom.bg/1DBPYI8 via @BloombergNews

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Mud and Loathing on Russia-Ukraine Border

bloomberg.com — Oct. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Tamara Nekrasova never really hated Ukrainians, not even when a shell fired from Ukrainian territory struck her house just a short walk from the Russia- Ukraine border, sending her to the hospital and killing a neighbor.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @MikeDorning: Mud and Loathing on Russia-Ukraine Border: 6-day trek reveals reversion to old Soviet habits bloom.bg/1vK0Kd5 @BloombergNews

Oct 22, 2014

Mud and Loathing on Russia-Ukraine Border: 6-day trek reveals reversion to old Soviet habits bloom.bg/1vK0Kd5 @BloombergNews

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Twitter’s Developer Tools Put Company Deeper Into China

bloomberg.com — Twitter Inc. (TWTR) is finding new ways to get into China, where its microblogging service is blocked. Through a set of services for mobile developers that the company announced today at a conference called Flight, Twitter can start business relationships with developers in China whether or not they use the social network, the company said.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @sarahfrier: Twitter's new developer tools help the company get into China, where the site is blocked. bloom.bg/1wu4LlU Alibaba and Baidu are users

Oct 22, 2014

Twitter's new developer tools help the company get into China, where the site is blocked. bloom.bg/1wu4LlU Alibaba and Baidu are users

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?

Carl Icahn: Western Europe Is Really a Problem

bloomberg.com — Billionaire Carl Icahn comments on the European economy. He speaks with Bloomberg's Stephanie Ruhle at the Robin Hood Investors Conference. (Source: Bloomberg)

Hog Wild: Inside Joni Ernst's New Ad

bloomberg.com — Mark Halperin checks out a new spot in the Iowa Senate race that's pretty muddy.

BofA Customers Double-Charged in Apple Pay Snafu

bloomberg.com — Hundreds of Bank of America Corp. credit- and debit-card customers were mistakenly charged twice for purchases made using Apple Inc.'s new mobile-payment system, according to a person familiar with the matter. The error was attributed to a processing glitch that occurred between the Charlotte, North Carolina-based bank and at least one payments network, said the person, who asked not to be identified.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @puiwingtam: Apple Pay hits bump as BofA customers double-charged because of processing glitch between bank & a payments network.http://…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @EDexheimer: Bank of America Customers Double-Charged in Apple Pay Snafu bloom.bg/10o0aGj via @BloombergNews

Oct 22, 2014

Bank of America says all customers double-charged in Apple Pay snafu will be refunded. Apple has no immediate comment bloom.bg/10o0aGj

Currency Wars Evolve With Goal of Avoiding Deflation

bloomberg.com — Currency wars are back, though this time the goal is to steal inflation, not growth. Brazil Finance Minister Guido Mantega popularized the term "currency war" in 2010 to describe policies employed at the time by major central banks to boost the competitiveness of their economies through weaker currencies.
Oct 22, 2014

Currency wars are back. It's “about deflation, exporting your deflationary problems to someone else” bloom.bg/1tcZK08 @BloombergNews

Oct 22, 2014

Currency Wars Evolve With Goal of Avoiding Deflation bloom.bg/1tcZK08 via @BloombergNews

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Worst Debate ‘Question’ Ever: Say Something Nice About Your Opponent

bloomberg.com — For political journalists and voters who are either desperate to pull candidates out of their attack-dog routines, or who are too lazy to come up with anything more substantive, it has become a standard filler question during a debate: Can you say something nice about the opponent you've been busy tearing to shreds over the past few months?

Barrow Seeks Electoral Edge in Gun Ad for Black Voters

bloomberg.com — Democrat Representative John Barrow is trying to appeal to Southern black voters and conservative white Georgians at the same time -- by talking about how his grandfather used a gun to stop a lynching. Barrow of Georgia, among the most vulnerable Democrats in the U.S.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @daveweigel: In which John Barrow, in an ad, shows off the gun that “helped stop a lynching.” bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-2… via @HeidiPrzybyla @bpolitics

Oct 22, 2014

In which John Barrow, in an ad, shows off the gun that “helped stop a lynching.” bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-2… via @HeidiPrzybyla @bpolitics

Oct 22, 2014

Endangered GA Dem needs gun owners and black voters. Solution: An ad with grandpa's anti-lynching pistol: bloom.bg/1wp43o2

Truffle Boom Brings La Dolce Vita Amid Italy’s Economic Slump

bloomberg.com — Even in the midst of the longest economic slump since World War II, Italian gourmands have something to celebrate: truffles, plenty of them. Prices for the country's white truffles, a delicacy from New York to Moscow, have dropped about 37 percent this year as unseasonably heavy rains during the summer spawned a record number of the fungi.
Oct 22, 2014

Truffle prices are down 37%. At $1424/lb, they're practically giving them away. RT @ericlamTO bloom.bg/1wsVyuh

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Neves Win in Brazil Would End Alliances Built by Lula

bloomberg.com — The election of Aecio Neves as Brazil 's president would end a 12-year alliance uniting leaders from Venezuela to Bolivia on regional development and state intervention in the economy. Neves, who came from behind to make the second round vote on Oct.

Bankers Face Bans on Buying Clients Shots, Bottle Service

bloomberg.com — Banks in London are expanding curbs on entertainment, with some adding bans on buying clients shots and expensing pricey bottle services for tables at nightclubs. In addition to putting an end to buying clients shots of booze, one sent around a memo imposing a curfew on entertaining, according to GQ Employment Law.
Oct 22, 2014

Bankers face bans on buying shots for clients, given 10pm bedtime bloom.bg/1DzRTNy

Oct 22, 2014

Banks now realizing that "a sober staff member is less likely to make an error of judgment" bloom.bg/1teJPyg

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White House Invokes Physics in Closing Donor Sessions

bloomberg.com — There are many reasons politicians might not want reporters in the room during a question-and-answer session with donors. How about the Heisenberg uncertainty principle? That was White House press secretary Josh Earnest's somewhat tongue-in-cheek rationale for why the media are excluded from parts of fundraisers President Barack Obama has been holding on behalf of Democratic congressional candidates.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @dwallbank: How did the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle come up in a White House briefing? @agreilingkeane explains: bloomberg.com/news/2014-10-2…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @Joenewsguy: @agreilingkeane explores relationship between dead German physicists and presidential fundraising bloom.bg/1DBDr7G

Oct 22, 2014

It's not every day White House reporters get to write about quantum physics. #Heisenberg bloom.bg/1DBDr7G via @BloombergNews

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