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The Class of ’94: Is Amazon Really King?

blogs.wsj.com — The year is 1994. The U.S. economy is in the early years of a 16-year long period of expansion, the Cold War is over, globalization is kicking into high gear and the Internet is emerging as the Thing That Changes All Things. Sounds like a pretty good time to start a business, right?
Jul 28, 2014

Who generated most profit is not same as who made biggest economic impact. V. interesting! Tech class o' 94 via @WSJ blogs.wsj.com/corporate-inte…

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RT @dkberman: Yahoo, GameStop & Amazon were all founded in 1994. Guess which one has made the least money? on.wsj.com/1k49OpX http://t.…

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In terms of pure profit, GameStop has made more than Amazon in the past 20 years: on.wsj.com/WKbk6l pic.twitter.com/RkI1JP7JuT

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RT @dkberman: Yahoo, GameStop & Amazon were all founded in 1994. Guess which one has made the least money? on.wsj.com/1k49OpX http://t.…

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RT @dkberman: Yahoo, GameStop & Amazon were all founded in 1994. Guess which one has made the least money? on.wsj.com/1k49OpX http://t.…

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Israel, Hamas Clash Takes High Toll on Gaza's Young

online.wsj.com — BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip-Mostafa Masood doesn't remember much about the Israeli strike a week ago that left him with severe burns and shrapnel wounds in both legs. The blast knocked him unconscious as he sat with a cousin outside his home on a sweltering evening.
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Israel, Hamas clash takes high toll on Gaza's young. Great, humane reporting by @tmerelg on.wsj.com/1rRL5WR via @WSJ

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RT @TamerELG: A child in Gaza has been killed every 2.5 hours. My story on the toll this is taking on young survivors on.wsj.com/1rRL5WR via @WSJ

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RT @TamerELG: A child in Gaza has been killed every 2.5 hours. My story on the toll this is taking on young survivors on.wsj.com/1rRL5WR via @WSJ

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RT @TamerELG: A child in Gaza has been killed every 2.5 hours. My story on the toll this is taking on young survivors on.wsj.com/1rRL5WR via @WSJ

Jul 28, 2014

RT @TamerELG: A child in Gaza has been killed every 2.5 hours. My story on the toll this is taking on young survivors on.wsj.com/1rRL5WR via @WSJ

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At Malaysia Airlines Crash Site, Parents Seek Answers

online.wsj.com — HRABOVE, Ukraine-Angela Rudhart-Dyczynski slipped off her shoes, covered her feet in white socks and crunched through a field tinged with the sick-sweet smell of death to reach a wing of downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. She and her husband arrived Saturday from Australia after an exhausting three-day journey that left her feet too swollen for shoes.
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Heartbreaking read via @WSJ At Malaysia Airlines Crash Site, Parents Seek Answers on.wsj.com/1xqnfBe h/t @MatinaStevis

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At Malaysia Airlines crash site in Ukraine, grieving parents seek answers. Great piece on.wsj.com/1rVZWPe via @WSJ

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RT @PaulSonne: Angela Rudhart-Dyczynski and Jerzy Dyczynski. They braved a war to seek out their only child. on.wsj.com/1rVZWPe pic.twitter.com/RnnhEBrJhu

Jul 28, 2014

"She called herself a futurist. She wanted to go to Mars." Grief and loss at Malaysia Airlines crash site on.wsj.com/1rVZWPe via @WSJ

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How America’s Top Industries Have Changed, 1990-2013

blogs.wsj.com — The U.S.'s most dominant industries look a lot different than they did less than 25 years ago. From 1990 to 2013, the top industries by employment have changed from mostly manufacturing to mostly health-care and social-assistance jobs in the majority of states, according to a U.S.
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RT @ranimolla: Manufacturing gave way to healthcare: How America’s Top Industries Have Changed, 1990-2013 on.wsj.com/1qaPVvq pic.twitter.com/k5MlbA4n3n

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RT @ranimolla: Manufacturing gave way to healthcare: How America’s Top Industries Have Changed, 1990-2013 on.wsj.com/1qaPVvq pic.twitter.com/k5MlbA4n3n

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Stock Market Regains Its Faith in Humanity

online.wsj.com — As he hustled to buy a large block of stock for a client one recent morning, Paul Darin did something that might seem like a relic from a bygone Wall Street era: He picked up the phone.
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Stock trades via humans is becoming more popular, say humans who trade stock, even though its share keeps dropping. on.wsj.com/1xqBWUZ

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Buying and selling stock the old-fashioned way—using humans—is becoming fashionable again on.wsj.com/1zmzh1p @WSJMarkets @DanStrumpf

Jul 28, 2014

And the algos wept. Buying and selling stock the old-fashioned way is becoming fashionable again on.wsj.com/1zmzh1p via @WSJ

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Computers not taking over yet: About 55% of stock trading by dollar volume done old-fashion way last year on.wsj.com/1zmzh1p @DanStrumpf

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RT @WSJMoneyBeat: Buying and selling stock the old-fashioned way—using humans—is becoming fashionable again on.wsj.com/1zmzh1p via @DanStrumpf

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IPO Docket Suggests Busiest Week Since 2000

blogs.wsj.com — Summer lull? Not in the initial public offering market. This week 25 companies are looking to go public in the U.S. That would be the most since a week in August 2000 when 28 IPOs listed in the U.S., according to Dealogic. This week's offerings are expected to raise some $6.8 billion.
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Summer lull? Not so much. IPO docket suggests busiest week since 2000 blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2014… via @MattJarzemsky

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RT @WSJMoneyBeat: Summer lull? Not for IPOs: 25 companies to go public this week, most since 2000, via @Dealogic on.wsj.com/1qHgfSF pic.twitter.com/13tnRx2bFV

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RT @WSJMoneyBeat: Summer lull? Not for IPOs: 25 companies to go public this week, most since 2000, via @Dealogic on.wsj.com/1qHgfSF pic.twitter.com/13tnRx2bFV

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RT @WSJMoneyBeat: Summer lull? Not for IPOs: 25 companies to go public this week, most since 2000, via @Dealogic on.wsj.com/1qHgfSF pic.twitter.com/13tnRx2bFV

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Airbnb Taps Business Travel Market With Concur

blogs.wsj.com — Airbnb, a popular site for vacation rentals, now wants to book more business travelers. The startup on Monday said it is partnering with expense-software maker Concur to let corporate customers book apartments and homes directly from Concur's TripLink service and automatically fill out expense reports.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @mims: More business travelers than ever can now book AirBnBs instead of hotels. This is going to be huge for the company. m.us.wsj.com/articles/BL-DG…

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More business travelers than ever can now book AirBnBs instead of hotels. This is going to be huge for the company. m.us.wsj.com/articles/BL-DG…

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RT @WSJD: Airbnb is partnering with Concur, the expense-software maker, to book more business travelers. (No tree houses.) on.wsj.com/1tRt1vw

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Smart - Airbnb Taps Business Travel Market With Concur on.wsj.com/1tRt1vw via @WSJD

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Airbnb Taps Business Travel Market With Concur murph.me/1nQXxV6 @wsj

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Oil Prospectors Shift Back to Wealthy Lands

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The new frontier for oil prospectors: wealthy nations on.wsj.com/1rWc5Ub via @WSJ

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Lord of the Rigs: New Zealand is one of world's most expensive places to drill for oil, but companies are piling in. on.wsj.com/1rWc5Ub

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Good story from Justin Scheck on oil exploration shifting to wealthier & more politically stable countries on.wsj.com/1rWc5Ub via @WSJ

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After years of looking for oil in increasingly unstable regions, prospectors are moving back to wealthy countries. on.wsj.com/1rXox6j

Jul 28, 2014

RT @MatinaStevis: Trouble at oil-rich frontiers pushes prospectors to developed countries online.wsj.com/articles/oil-p… great story by @ScheckWSJ w bonus giggly lede

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Is the Private Mortgage-Bond Market Dead or Dormant?

blogs.wsj.com — It's been nearly seven years since the market for so-called private-label mortgage bonds, or those that aren't backed by government-related entities, dried up. For years, government policy makers and financiers have speculated over when those markets might meaningfully revive.

Lloyds Banking Group Fined Over Libor

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RT @jennystrasburg: Lloyds is 7th bank fined over Libor - but w/ a fresh twist: manipulation of Bank of England repo rate. on.wsj.com/1zlN2NR via @WSJ

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BOE's Carney on Lloyds benchmark rigging: "highly reprehensible, clearly unlawful and may amount to criminal conduct" on.wsj.com/1zlN2NR

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Lloyds fined around $370 million for attempting to manipulate Libor on.wsj.com/1zlN2NR via @WSJ

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RT @WSJmarkets: Lloyds fined roughly $370 million for attempting to manipulate Libor: on.wsj.com/1zlN2NR

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You Need Food and You Deserve a Raise

blogs.wsj.com — Want to come out on top in a negotiation or forcefully push for a raise? Try skipping lunch. New research from Cornell University and Dartmouth College finds that people who are hungry are more likely to feel entitled. A small dash of entitlement can help bolster workers' confidence and push them to aim high and assert themselves.
Jul 28, 2014

"don't eat lunch at all" is the new "bring your lunch" cc @jillianberman blogs.wsj.com/atwork/2014/07…

Jul 28, 2014

fao @AliTahmizian rt @ahmed Study finds people who are hungry are more likely to feel entitled on.wsj.com/1qagvVm

Jul 28, 2014

Where's my turkey pot pie and my $$? RT @WSJ Study finds people who are hungry are more likely to feel entitled. on.wsj.com/1tT3CBF

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RT @WSJ: Skip lunch before asking for that raise. Study finds people who are hungry are more likely to feel entitled. on.wsj.com/1tT3CBF

Jul 28, 2014

"Stay hungry, stay foolish" -- and get that raise. New research on the relationship between food and entitlement. on.wsj.com/1qagvVm

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New York City Teachers in Disciplinary Cases More Often Fined Than Fired

online.wsj.com — New York City officials filed disciplinary charges against 826 educators for misconduct or incompetence over the past two years-and in at least 171 cases, teachers had to pay fines to keep their jobs.
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RT @ny_can: NYC Educators Fined, Not Fired: Disciplinary Cases Seldom End in Termination finds @wsj's @lesliebrody | on.wsj.com/1Apnh0u

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RT @ProPublica: What got NYC teachers fined (but not fired): fake doctor notes, not grading, spreading 'sensational' STD rumors propub.ca/1ruMAIl @WSJ

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RT @MaraGay: "One teacher was fined $3,000 for forging an official city logo to create a fake parking permit." on.wsj.com/1rOIRrb @lesliebrody

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New York City teachers in disciplinary cases more often fined than fired on.wsj.com/1rOIRrb via @WSJ

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RT @lesliebrody: NYC teachers fined $1m in 2 yrs for spreading rumors, bogus doctors' notes, letting kids sleep in class, and more on.wsj.com/1rOIRrb

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An $800 Sneaker Plays Hard to Get

online.wsj.com — For years, rap stars have boasted in their songs by name-dropping luxury brands such as Gucci, Versace and Dior. In a recent mixtape, 2 Chainz dropped the name of a new and little-known shoe: "Buscemi." He rhymed it with "sashimi."
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RT @sapnam: this @wsj story about the rise of $800 Buscemi sneakers is simply perfect online.wsj.com/articles/an-80…

Jul 28, 2014

this @wsj story about the rise of $800 Buscemi sneakers is simply perfect online.wsj.com/articles/an-80…

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Sen. Lamar Alexander’s Polling Shows a 30-Point Primary Advantage

blogs.wsj.com — Sen. Lamar Alexander's polling shows him with a 30-percentage point lead over tea-party challenger Joe Carr in Tennessee's Republican Senate primary, according to a polling memo prepared for the two-term incumbent's campaign. The poll, conducted by Republican pollster Whit Ayres from July 20-22 ahead of the state's Aug.

Chinese Officials Visit Microsoft Offices in China

online.wsj.com — Chinese corporate regulatory officials visited Microsoft's offices Monday in four Chinese cities, according to people familiar with the matter. Officials from China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce visited the software giant's offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu, one of the people said. The person said officials...
Jul 28, 2014

"Chinese Officials Descend on Microsoft Offices." Maybe demanding the return of the start menu? online.wsj.com/articles/chine…

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RT @WSJD: Chinese officials descended on Microsoft offices in four cities. It isn't clear what prompted the surprise visits. on.wsj.com/1zlLX8O $

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RT @jkrim: State officials make surprise visits to $MSFT offices in China. on.wsj.com/1zlLX8O

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