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The Great Blizzard of 1947: photos of New York, buried in white

fortune.com — By Ben Cosgrove, TIME Something about snowstorms brings out the kid in most of us. Memories of those blessed, almost always unexpected reprieves from the drudgery of school - "Snow day!" - undoubtedly plays a part in the collective excitement, and whether it's in a vast metropolis or a remote, small town, the prospect of a blizzard elicits something nearly primal in those in the storm's path.
Jan 26, 2015

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Jan 26, 2015

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Jan 26, 2015

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Jan 26, 2015

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Greece's Syriza sets collision course with choice of coalition partner

fortune.com — Greece's new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has gone for the confrontational option in choosing a coalition partner after his Syriza party fell just short of winning an outright majority at Sunday's snap elections.
Jan 26, 2015

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Jan 26, 2015

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Jan 26, 2015

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Jan 26, 2015

Greece's Syriza party sets collision course with Eurozone as it chooses a hardline anti-austerity coalition party buff.ly/1BdXyFx

Mattel’s CEO steps down as toy maker struggles

fortune.com — Mattel said Monday Chief Executive Bryan Stockton has resigned after just two years leading the toy maker, which has struggled to compete as its Barbie and Fisher-Price struggle with slowing sales in a competitive toy aisle. Stockton will be succeeded by Christopher Sinclair, who was named Mattel's chairman and interim CEO effectively immediately.
Jan 26, 2015

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One quality all young female leaders should have

fortune.com — I've had the opportunity to serve in a wide range of leadership roles throughout my career -- leading organizations in diverse industries that have faced numerous challenges. Along the way I've worked with talented people and observed many gifted leaders in action. Most importantly, I learned that success isn't a destination; it's an ongoing journey....
Jan 26, 2015

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Jan 26, 2015

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Behind Obama’s budding bromance with India’s prime minister

fortune.com — When it comes to relations with business, the positions of President Obama and Prime Minister Modi are about as far apart as D.C .and Delhi. Obama's relationship with the Fortune 1000 ranges from fraught to hostile. India's Narendra Modi, eager to jump-start foreign investment, courts CEOs.
Jan 26, 2015

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Jan 26, 2015

Behind Obama’s budding bromance with India’s prime minister via @FortuneMagazine for.tn/1EkUKgd

Russian markets fall as rebel attack stokes new sanctions talk

fortune.com — Russia's currency and stock market fell again Monday after a new offensive by Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine drew threats of more sanctions from President Barack Obama and allies in Europe.
Jan 26, 2015

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Exclusive: Kleiner Perkins tried to ‘acquire’ Social+Capital Partnership

fortune.com — Venture capital stalwart Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers recently tried to "acquire" Social+Capital Partnership, a Palo Alto-based VC firm formed in 2011 by former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya, Fortune has learned. The talks ended within the past few weeks, and are now considered to be dead.
Jan 26, 2015

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Regeneron vaults ahead of Amgen in race to market cholesterol drug

fortune.com — Regeneron Pharmaceuticals said Monday U.S. health regulators have accepted its application to review a potent cholesterol drug on a priority basis, potentially giving it the upper hand in a fierce race with Amgen Inc to bring a new medicine from the promising class to market.
Jan 26, 2015

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Look how many U.S. buyers paid $100 more for the jumbo iPhone

fortune.com — Demand in the U.S. for the iPhone 6 Plus was surprisingly strong last quarter, judging from the length of the light blue bar in the attached chart, posted Monday by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners. (Caveat: CIRP don't say - and probably doesn't know - how many of those big boys were purchased for resale in Asia.)

Airlines are cancelling flights as winter storm starts rumbling

fortune.com — Major airlines are canceling hundreds of flights scheduled to come into and out of the Atlantic seaboard as a potentially historic blizzard is expected to dump as much as three feet of snow and snarl transportation for tens of millions of people.
Jan 26, 2015

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Cities dream of a 'smart' sci-fi future

fortune.com — Kansas City dreams of being a city of the future where street lights dim automatically when no one is around to help save on electricity. Sensors would keep watch on water mains and warn city officials when they need to be replaced - long before the pipes break, of course.
Jan 26, 2015

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Greece’s radical left wins snap election, threatening market unrest

fortune.com — Greek leftist leader Alexis Tsipras promised on Sunday that five years of austerity, "humiliation and suffering" imposed by international creditors were over after his Syriza party swept to victory in a snap election on Sunday.
Jan 25, 2015

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Big crowd in Alibaba's hometown for China's newest Apple store

fortune.com — Apple on Saturday opened another Chinese Apple Store - its 20th - in Hangzhou, known for its picturesque lake and the corporate headquarters of Alibaba, China's largest e-tailer. Tim Cook tweeted this one: Weibo posted this one: From YouTube: Follow Philip Elmer-DeWitt on Twitter at .
Jan 25, 2015

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Jan 25, 2015

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Handicapping Apple's earnings - Fortune

fortune.com — This one of those "big, but how big?" quarters. Apple told Wall Street to expect total sales somewhere in the range of $63.5 to $66.5 billion - representing, at midpoint, 15% growth from fiscal Q1 last year. Analysts aren't buying it. They saw the lines for the new iPhones.

India: The next superpower?

fortune.com — A year ago, India's future looked bleak. Anemic economic growth, inflationary fears, and a lack of credible leadership in New Delhi had fostered uncertainty and pessimism. That changed dramatically when Narendra Modi became Prime Minister on the promise of reforming India's government and jumpstarting its floundering economy.

Forget BRICS, here are the new 7 best emerging markets for business

fortune.com — There was a time, not so long ago, when it seemed the rugged promise of the globe's economic frontier could be summed up with a simple acronym: BRIC. To investors and corporate prospectors alike, Brazil, Russia, India, and China were like Gold Rush towns high in the hills-deep, rich veins of commerce that could be tapped by anybody quick enough, industrious enough, and brave enough to stake a claim.

Apple, Tim Cook and the wealth distribution curve

fortune.com — A friend sent me the attached video (below) a few weeks ago. I'd seen it before. Maybe you have too. It's been viewed 16 million times since it was posted in 2012, and voted up nearly 100,000. I was reminded of it this week reading through the juicy nuggets reporters were pulling out of Apple's latest Definitive Proxy Statement.
Jan 26, 2015

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Jan 24, 2015

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5 international destinations where strong dollars mean cheap vacations

fortune.com — A swanky room overlooking a sunny piazza in Rome costs a lot less this year. So does sipping espresso, nibbling on croissants, and dinning on steak frites in Parisian cafes. Favorable currency exchange rates are making overseas travel far more affordable for Americans.
Jan 24, 2015

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These are the top 10 in-demand jobs of 2015

fortune.com — If you're a nurse and looking for a job, it's pretty easy to get a new gig. The same is true for truck drivers. In fact, they're the most in-demand jobs, according to a report released earlier this month by the job bulletin board Indeed.com. And as the economy recovers and with U.S.