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SEC Accuses Former BP Employee Of Insider Trading During Deepwater Horizon Spill

forbes.com — The Securities and Exchange Commission charged a former 20-year veteran of BP plc with insider trading during the immediate aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and subsequent oil spill, alleging the employee avoided more than $100,000 in losses as BP's share price dropped by nearly 50% as news of [...]
RT @CorbinHiar: Former BP employee accused of insider trading during Deepwater Horizon spill agrees to pay SEC over $200,000: http://t.co/t…
RT @CorbinHiar: Former BP employee accused of insider trading during Deepwater Horizon spill agrees to pay SEC over $200,000: http://t.co/t…
Former BP employee accused of insider trading during Deepwater Horizon spill agrees to pay SEC over $200,000: onforb.es/1teEBSh
Deepwater Horizon dirt.. #SEC accuses former $BP cleanup responder of insider trading during spill onforb.es/1j7JXI8
SEC Accuses Former BP Employee Of Insider Trading During Deepwater Horizon Spill onforb.es/1j7JXI8 via @forbes #law

Lego High-Rise: World's Tallest Modular Apartment Tower Getting Snapped Together In Brooklyn

forbes.com — Inside a warehouse at the Brooklyn Navy Yard steel beams and flat metal sheeting rest atop a workbench. A diagram-which looks an awful lot like IKEA furniture assembly instructions-spells out where each beam and metal screw belongs. On it someone has carefully checked off each component, one by one.
@Forbes: The average cost to build a 1,000-square-foot apartment unit in the US is $150,000: onforb.es/1l7Ul8m
RT @Forbes: The average cost to build a 1,000-square-foot apartment unit in the US is $150,000: onforb.es/1l7Ul8m

Twitter's New Ad Unit Is A Huge, Huge Deal. Here's Why.

forbes.com — As headlines go, "Twitter Introduces Mobile App Promotion Suite" is a snoozer. But the news announced this morning is actually a good deal more exciting than it sounds. It could translate into hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars in new revenue for Twitter in a very short space of [...]

NASA Has Discovered The First Potentially Habitable Earth-sized Planet

forbes.com — In the hunt for exoplanets (planets outside of our solar system), one of the things that astronomers have been desperately searching for is another planet like Earth that's capable of supporting life. It's been a close thing, so far.

Billionaires Page and Brin Lose Nearly $2 Billion As Google Earnings Miss

forbes.com — The Google glass might be looking half-empty today for billionaire founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, who lost a combined $1.9 billion. While the S&P 500 gained 2.5%, Google stock fell 3.6% Thursday after the company's first quarter underperformed Wall Street expectations. The company is down 2.9% in 2014.
#Billionaires Page & Brin see fortunes drop $2 Billion As Google $goog Earnings Miss onforb.es/1j9770H via @forbes @awmorrell
Billionaires Page and Brin Lose Nearly $2 Billion As Google Earnings Miss onforb.es/1j9770H via @forbes

Want A Job You Love? 3 Questions To Ask Yourself Before The Interview

forbes.com — In my senior year of college, my roommates and I would prep together for our finance and accounting interviews. They would discuss valuations; I would run through different assets and liabilities. We wrote questions for our interviewers: What is the work-life balance like? What is a typical career track?
RT @Forbes: Instead of auditioning for a role, job searching has become more like shopping: onforb.es/1mhRhUt

Exclusive Interview With Zack Snyder, Director Of 'Batman Vs. Superman'

forbes.com — With the Man of Steel sequel about to start shooting in Detroit, fans have been hoping new information about the movie will drop soon, and desperately awaiting the reveal of the new batsuit and Wonder Woman costume. Well, dear readers, last week I had a chance to speak at length [...]
RT @markhughesfilms: My in-depth interview w/director @ZackSnyder is now live at @Forbes, so what are you waiting for?? http://t.co/sajOLv7…
RT @markhughesfilms: My in-depth interview w/director @ZackSnyder is now live at @Forbes, so what are you waiting for?? http://t.co/sajOLv7…

Best Of Instagram Street Photography

forbes.com — Finding good photographs on Instagram can be hard. Finding photographers who consistently produce great work is even more difficult. In this "Best Of Instagram" series I feature the work of talented, creative Instagramers from around the world who produce professional quality work that you should be following.
RT @SFGate: Hats off to @cityexposed, featured on @Forbes' "Best of Instagram Street Photography" list! sfg.ly/1gEaVoN http://t.co/…

Will Amazon Acquire Sears? Why Not...

forbes.com — If you have any doubts, just wake up and think about it. It's a win-win for both Jeff "Get Big Fast" Bezos and Eddie "Take the Money and Run" Lampert. Amazon gets roughly 2400 US stores (or "buildings"), overnight (1300 Sears, 1100 Kmart). The acquisition becomes Bezos' answer to omnichannel [...]
Why @Amazon Should Acquire @Sears, by our expert retail/consumer contributor Robin Lewis: onforb.es/1itG3vd via @forbes

Inside the Millennial Mind: The Do's & Don'ts of Marketing to this Powerful Generation

forbes.com — Everyone seems to be talking about Millennials today. It's not just because they are the largest generation by population size - though that certainly doesn't hurt. It's because we're all fascinated with them - news coverage, political campaigns, and of course, marketers trying to figure out how to reach them.

Sabre, Weibo Jump Through Closing IPO Window

forbes.com — The two-year anniversary of Facebook's 2012 IPO is just a month away, and if recent trends continue the demand for new offerings may start resembling the freeze that followed the social network's debut.

The Quantified Other: Nest And Fitbit Chase A Lucrative Side Business

forbes.com — Last year Karl Dalal walked more than 1.5 million steps around Houston, each step tracked by the Fitbit Zip that was clipped to his clothes. "I wear it religiously," he says. "And so does my wife." A big reason he cared enough to keep it on was that someone else was tracking those steps, too: his employer, BP .
the money's not in the quantified self but the "quantified other." Nest, Fitbit chase lucrative B2B market onforb.es/1itMyhM
How big corporations are using wearables and smart home products to save money, by @parmy and @aatilley. forbes.com/sites/parmyols…

Where Does The Money Go? Check Out Your Federal Taxpayer Receipt

forbes.com — It's the Thursday after Tax Day... do you know where your tax dollars are? It's a tough question. While most Americans have a general idea about the federal budget, one of the most concerning issues for taxpayers is exactly how our tax dollars are being spent. The federal budget has been [...]
Where Does The Money Go? Check Out Your Federal Taxpayer Receipt onforb.es/1j7R2Zb via @forbes
Where Does The Money Go? Check Out Your Federal Taxpayer Receipt onforb.es/1j7R2Zb via @forbes #tax

Jewelry Auction Benefiting Animal Rescue Efforts Fetches $8.6 Million

forbes.com — The jewelry collection of Riki and Jerome Shaw achieved more than $8.6 million with all proceeds going toward cage-free animal shelters as part of the couple's ongoing fight against animal cruelty. The private collection was led by a 6-carat fancy intense pink diamond ring by Harry Winston, which sold for more than $5.7 million.
RT @Forbes: 6-carat Harry Winston pink diamond ring sold for more than $5.7 million at charity auction: onforb.es/1mgMDWG http://t.co/…

Microsoft Breaks Silence On Xbox One Sales...Sort Of

forbes.com — Yesterday, Sony announced that it had sold 7 million PS4s to consumers, a colossal number pretty much any way you swing it. It left us wondering how its chief competitor, Microsoft's Xbox One, was faring -- all we had heard was that Microsoft had sold 3 million units in 2013.
PlayStation 4, which is cheaper, is outselling Xbox One. The question is by how much. onforb.es/1ldtofc
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