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Deadly Fighting in East Ukraine

online.wsj.com — MOSCOW-Three pro-Russian protesters were killed and 13 wounded in an overnight clash with Ukrainian authorities at a military installation in the southeastern city of Mariupol, the country's Interior Ministry said Thursday. The violence marked the bloodiest altercation yet since the start of an "antiterrorist" military operation by the Ukrainian government to drive out pro-Russian militants who have seized control of 10...
Three pro-Russian protesters dead, 13 wounded in clash in southeastern Ukraine. on.wsj.com/1jMX0AL
Putin says he hopes not to send Russian troops into Ukraine but doesn't rule it out on.wsj.com/1eBYtuq via @WSJ
Woops, let's try that again. Vladimir Putin condemns Ukraine operation as a "serious crime" on.wsj.com/1eBYtuq
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Iranian Officials Warn Russia Not to Dismiss U.S. Sanctions Threat

blogs.wsj.com — TEHRAN - Russian President Vladimir Putin has belittled the threat of more American sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine. But Iranian officials and businessmen are privately warning the Kremlin not to be so dismissive.
RT @nicolegaouette: From @WSJSolomon: Iranian officials send a warning to Russia -- don't laugh off those US sanctions so lightly. http://…
RT @GeraldFSeib: Iranian officials, who know something about this, urge Russia not to dismiss sanctions threat. on.wsj.com/1eVDqhc via …
From @WSJSolomon: Iranian officials send a warning to Russia -- don't laugh off those US sanctions so lightly. m.us.wsj.com/articles/BL-WB…
RT @GeraldFSeib: Iranian officials, who know something about this, urge Russia not to dismiss sanctions threat. on.wsj.com/1eVDqhc via …
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China Says Nearly One-Fifth of Its Arable Land Is Polluted

online.wsj.com — BEIJING-Nearly one-fifth of China's arable land is contaminated with either organic or inorganic pollution, according to the results of a soil-pollution survey from government ministries released Thursday. "The national soil situation overall does not offer cause for optimism," said the report from the Ministry of Environmental Protection and the Ministry of Land and Resources.
China Says Nearly One-Fifth of Its Arable Land Is Polluted on.wsj.com/1eCuvGw
So, double that = real number? China Says Nearly One-Fifth of Its Arable Land Is Polluted on.wsj.com/1eCuvGw @joshchin
New official data says nearly 20% of China's arable land is polluted. On bad end of previous estimates. on.wsj.com/1eCuvGw

Bitcoin Creator ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ Unmasked-Again?

blogs.wsj.com — A month after a firestorm erupted over Newsweek's claim that it "unmasked" the creator of bitcoin, a U.K. university has released a new study that points to a different candidate.
RT @fuzheado: WSJ: Bitcoin Creator ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ Unmasked–Again? Linguistic analysis points to Nick Szabo on.wsj.com/QpYPZV
Students and researchers at Aston University in the UK think they have their Satoshi Nakamoto: blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2014…
how many times has nick szabo been revealed to be satoshi nakamoto blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2014…
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New York City Mayor Pushes Sandy Tax Cut

online.wsj.com — About 1,500 New York City property owners who have rebuilt or repaired their homes after superstorm Sandy face an increase in their property tax bills this year because the fixes boosted the homes' value.
BdB is pushing for property tax breaks on #sandy damaged homes. Is there enough time b4 the bills are due? m.us.wsj.com/articles/SB100… via MHS
RT @MichaelHwrdSaul: Roughly 1,500 homeowners/Sandy victims to face higher taxes this year because of the repairs to fix damage. http://t.c…
RT @danarubinstein: "Finance officials couldn't get top de Blasio aides to focus on the problem, this person said." online.wsj.com/news/articles/…
"Finance officials couldn't get top de Blasio aides to focus on the problem, this person said." online.wsj.com/news/articles/…
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Weibo Sold Fewer Shares Than Expected in IPO

online.wsj.com — Weibo Corp., China's version of Twitter, sold 16% fewer shares than planned in its initial public offering as the deal priced below expectations, two people familiar with the pricing said. The Beijing-based microblogging service sold 16.8 million American depositary shares for $17 apiece, the people said, raising $285.6 million before the potential sale of additional shares to underwriters.
RT @yunheekim22: China's version of Twitter--Weibo--sells 16% fewer shares than expected in its $285.6 million IPO in New York http://t.co/…
Bad sign - @WSJ: China's version of Twitter--Weibo--sold 16% fewer shares than expected in its $285.6 million IPO. on.wsj.com/P6Bhs2
RT @paulmozur: Weibo priced low and sold fewer shares than expected, setting the stage for a potentially tough listing tomorrow: http://t.c…
RT @paulmozur: Weibo priced low and sold fewer shares than expected, setting the stage for a potentially tough listing tomorrow: http://t.c…
RT @yunheekim22: China's version of Twitter--Weibo--sells 16% fewer shares than expected in its $285.6 million IPO in New York http://t.co/…
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Liechtenstein Gets Even Smaller

online.wsj.com — VADUZ, Liechtenstein-Liechtenstein, the tiny principality wedged into eastern Switzerland, just got tinier. No one seems to mind. Last month, Liechtenstein's government said it altered its official map, part of a move to a more precise, satellite-based surveying system. The result: Bits and pieces amounting to about a quarter of an acre disappeared.

Drop in Tech Stocks Hits Startup Funding

online.wsj.com — Tech stocks have taken a pounding over the past month, putting pressure on the ecosystem for financing startups and taking them public. The market's recent downturn-despite a modest rally this week-has changed the tone in Silicon Valley and has some company directors recalibrating their expectations, said Jim Breyer, a partner at venture-capital firm Accel Partners.
The tech stock drop has Silicon Valley companies rethinking the future: on.wsj.com/1eB2ak1
Tech stocks slide. "Not a board meeting goes by when at least half the meeting isn't spent on financial strategy." online.wsj.com/news/articles/…
"We all feel like we're at the top of the cycle, and everyone's skating on new ice," online.wsj.com/news/articles/… pic.twitter.com/BmFHD3VbHy
via @dschol VCs partly to blame for pushing companies too far from profitability. Experimental IPOs will struggle. on.wsj.com/1eUy068
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Weibo Sells Fewer Shares Than Expected in Much-Anticipated IPO

blogs.wsj.com — Weibo Corp., China's version of Twitter, raised $286 million in its initial public offering in New York, falling short of expectations. The IPO launch for the company, which has more than 100 million active users, was seen as a big test of demand for Chinese Internet stocks ahead of a hotly anticipated Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.
RT @StKonrath: A big test of demand for Chinese Internet stocks: Sina Weibo sells fewer shares than expected in much-anticipated IPO http:/…
Weibo Sells Fewer Shares Than Expected in Much-Anticipated IPO on.wsj.com/QfJueT
RT @ChinaRealTime: Weibo, China's answer to Twitter, disappoints expectations in much-anticipated IPO launch: on.wsj.com/QfXipx
RT @ChinaRealTime: Weibo, China's answer to Twitter, disappoints expectations in much-anticipated IPO launch: on.wsj.com/QfXipx

U.S., EU, Russia Meet Over Ukraine Crisis

online.wsj.com — GENEVA-Foreign ministers from Russia, Ukraine, the U.S. and European Union were starting talks in Geneva Thursday morning in the biggest diplomatic effort so far to ease tensions between Kiev and Moscow. The meeting will be the highest-level direct talks between Russia and Ukraine since Moscow annexed the Crimea region and placed tens of thousands troops on the border.

BlackRock Profit Climbs as Investors Pour Money Into Mutual Funds

online.wsj.com — BlackRock Inc. said its first-quarter earnings surged 20%, handily topping Wall Street Views, as revenue jumped and assets under management grew. Total assets under management at BlackRock were $4.4 trillion at the end of the quarter, an increase of 12% from the year-ago period and up 1.8% from the fourth quarter.

Big Banks Ramp Up Business Lending

online.wsj.com — Banks are boosting their lending to businesses, providing fuel for companies to increase spending on workers and equipment as the economy improves.
Big banks are lending more to companies, offsetting slack demand for mortgages and consumer loans. on.wsj.com/1tcyNJ2
We may be at a tipping point. Big banks are incerasing business lending on.wsj.com/1j2XroB and Capex is up blogs.wsj.com/cfo/2014/04/15… and
An 8.3% pickup in commercial loans... "@murraymatt: Hopeful sign? Big banks are ramping up their business lending: on.wsj.com/1j2XroB
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Morgan Stanley's Profit Rises

online.wsj.com — Morgan Stanley said its first-quarter profit rose while revenue climbed. Results beat expectations Morgan Stanley reported a profit of $1.51 billion, compared with a year-earlier profit of $962 million. On a per-share basis, which reflects the payment of preferred dividends, Morgan Stanley's profit was 74 cents, or 68 cents when...
Unexpected rise in fixed-income trading revenue at Morgan Stanley $MS online.wsj.com/news/articles/… @wsj
RT @AaronLucchetti: Morgan Stanley's profit rises, beats expectations, even fixed income is up, $MS on.wsj.com/1eVDAVR, @SaabiraC
Morgan Stanley's profit rises, beats expectations, even fixed income is up, $MS on.wsj.com/1eVDAVR, @SaabiraC

Publicis Groupe Sales Improve on Europe, Emerging Markets Strength

online.wsj.com — PARIS-Publicis Groupe SA Thursday posted an improvement in sales in the first quarter after a disappointing fourth quarter as emerging markets returned to growth and key European markets also swung back to positive territory.
RT @WSJeurope: Publicis Groupe sales improve on strength in Europe and emerging markets on.wsj.com/1nrU5y3 $

Pressure on Alitalia Mounts as Etihad Delays Bid

online.wsj.com — MILAN-Etihad Airways is holding off on making a bid for a stake in Italy's Alitalia as it pushes the financially ailing carrier to further cut labor costs and restructure debt, according to three people familiar with the talks.
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