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iTunes Music Sales Are Down More Than 13% This Year

online.wsj.com — Digital music sales at Apple Inc.'s iTunes store have fallen 13% to 14% world-wide since the start of the year, according to people familiar with the matter, underscoring the fragility of the music industry's nascent recovery. The dive in download sales is stark compared with a much shallower dip last year.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @marcelolprince: Music sales on iTunes have dropped 13%-14% this year. Can Beats Music change Apple's tune? on.wsj.com/ZMLgIx pic.twitter.com/sA2LaaNcDs

Oct 24, 2014

RT @WSJD: Apple's iTunes store has seen digital-music sales fall 13% to 14% world-wide since the start of the year. on.wsj.com/1tjIojv

Oct 24, 2014

iTunes music sales are down 13% this year. I can confirm I'm buying less on the service, but not sure why on.wsj.com/1tjIojv

Oct 24, 2014

Is streaming cutting into your iTunes purchases? Apple's music sales are down 13% this year, reports @HannahJKarp on.wsj.com/1rtlHCZ

Oct 24, 2014

Maybe this explains the Apple-U2 deal? iTunes digital music sales dropping sharply. online.wsj.com/articles/itune…

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The Football Genius of F. Scott Fitzgerald

online.wsj.com — You don't need to know about the literary backdrop of Princeton University football to take an interest in Saturday's game against Harvard. For two years running this storied rivalry has produced thrillers that came down to the final seconds-last year in triple overtime. At stake once again is the Ivy League title.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @johncbussey: F. Scott Fitzgerald wasn’t just a football fanatic -- he helped inspire a key innovation on the field on.wsj.com/1vZiaCB via @WSJ

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China’s Submarine Fleet Adds Nuclear-Strike Capability, Altering Strategic Balance Undersea

online.wsj.com — One Sunday morning last December, China's defense ministry summoned military attachés from several embassies to its monolithic Beijing headquarters. To the foreigners' surprise, the Chinese said that one of their nuclear-powered submarines would soon pass through the Strait of Malacca, a passage between Malaysia and Indonesia that carries much of world trade, say people briefed on the meeting.
Oct 25, 2014

China's submarines: "This is a trump card that makes our motherland proud and our adversaries terrified." on.wsj.com/1wukway

Oct 25, 2014

RT @TokyoWoods: An awesome multi-story, multimedia package on China's growing submarine fleet. @JNBPage on.wsj.com/10saNI9 pic.twitter.com/bkLss6AeOL

Oct 25, 2014

RT @JNBPage: Cold War echoes undersea as China's nuclear submarines enter new waters. Stories, pics & video on.wsj.com/ZQqx6M http://t…

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About 25 Eurozone Banks to Fail ECB Stress Tests

online.wsj.com — FRANKFURT-About 25 eurozone banks failed the European Central Bank's financial-health checks on the continent's leading lenders, although more than half of these banks have taken the necessary steps to shore up their balance sheets this year, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @WSJ: About 25 eurozone banks failed the European Central Bank's financial-health checks on.wsj.com/1vZicKB pic.twitter.com/feEo3YpZjI

Oct 24, 2014

Bank stress tests created to restore confidence. May not be working: About 25 EU banks to fail ECB stress tests on.wsj.com/1yueubi

Oct 24, 2014

RT @pdacosta: Banks said to fail ECB stress tests include Italian firms, but none from Germany or France on.wsj.com/1yueubi pic.twitter.com/PWW0jqKFe9

Oct 24, 2014

Banks said to fail ECB stress tests include Italian firms, but none from Germany or France on.wsj.com/1yueubi pic.twitter.com/PWW0jqKFe9

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Roku Working on Plans to File Confidentially for IPO

online.wsj.com — Roku Inc., maker of streaming media players, TVs, and software, is working on plans to file confidentially for an initial public offering, according to people familiar with the matter. The company has been working with investment banks including Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Citigroup Inc.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @dmac1: Roku planning confidential IPO filing w/ Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and Citigroup on.wsj.com/1tkoFA6 Nice Friday scoop @telisdemos

Oct 24, 2014

Roku, the set-top box upstart, is moving towards going public in a confidential filing. on.wsj.com/1tkoFA6 via @WSJD

Oct 24, 2014

RT @ShaliniWSJ: Roku working w/ BofA and Citi on plans to file confidentially for IPO that could raise $150 mln. @telisdemos reports on.wsj.com/1tkoFA6

Oct 24, 2014

RT @ShaliniWSJ: Roku working w/ BofA and Citi on plans to file confidentially for IPO that could raise $150 mln. @telisdemos reports on.wsj.com/1tkoFA6

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Washington Power Brokers Battle for the Rooftops

online.wsj.com — WASHINGTON- Jim Ryan stands on the desert-white, neon-lit rooftop of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority's headquarters here, admiring the Washington Monument and looking down on the balconies beneath him. One floor below is the pint-size terrace of law firm Baker & McKenzie. "Funny for a big-shot law firm," says Mr. Ryan, the authority's director.
Oct 24, 2014

"“I’m up here every goddamned night,” Mr. Ryan says. “I’ve gained 20 pounds drinking Champagne since summer.” on.wsj.com/1vZNSj1

Oct 24, 2014

The ambassador from the Republic of Kosovo was impressed. “I don’t think there’s a rooftop in Pristina like it." on.wsj.com/1vZNSj1

Oct 24, 2014

“I absolutely adore the Capella’s rooftop because it gives me the best view in the city of my hotel” says the Ritz GM on.wsj.com/1vZNSj1

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Deutsche Bank Lawyer Found Dead in New York in Suicide

online.wsj.com — A senior Deutsche Bank AG regulatory lawyer, Calogero Gambino, has died of a suicide in New York, according to New York City officials and others familiar with the circumstances of his death. Mr. Gambino, 41 years old, was an associate general counsel, a managing director and an 11-year veteran of the German bank.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @jennystrasburg: Another senior Deutsche suicide: Lawyer found dead in NY. Exclusive. w/ @DavidEnrich @Pervaizistan on.wsj.com/1tkJ7kv via @WSJ

Oct 24, 2014

RT @AnujG1: Senior Deutsche Bank lawyer found dead in New York in suicide on.wsj.com/1tkJ7kv via @WSJ

Oct 24, 2014

Senior Deutsche Bank lawyer found dead in New York in suicide on.wsj.com/1tkJ7kv via @WSJ

Oct 24, 2014

RT @jennystrasburg: Another senior Deutsche suicide: Lawyer found dead in NY. Exclusive. w/ @DavidEnrich @Pervaizistan on.wsj.com/1tkJ7kv via @WSJ

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New York Officials Urge Calm Amid Ebola Diagnosis

online.wsj.com — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo planned to ride the New York City subway on Friday to demonstrate its safety, after health officials disclosed that a doctor had taken the subway before becoming ill with Ebola.
Oct 24, 2014

Officials urge calm in wake of Ebola diagnosis, as NYers express anxiety, nonchalance on.wsj.com/1tjvCl5 via @WSJ

Oct 24, 2014

“I felt better when Ebola was... still in New Jersey or Texas or wherever, I felt better.” on.wsj.com/1tjvCl5 Poor NJ.

Oct 24, 2014

At least we know Dr. Craig Spencer has good taste, visited Blue Bottle Coffee and the Meatball Shop this week: online.wsj.com/articles/new-y…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @WSJ: Craig Spencer, New York's first confirmed Ebola case, in stable condition at Bellevue Hospital, officials say. on.wsj.com/1DIN4kY

Oct 24, 2014

Health officials are retracing the movements of New York’s first confirmed Ebola case. Our story: on.wsj.com/1z4UpLS

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New York-New Jersey Quarantines Fuel Ebola Debate

online.wsj.com — New York, New Jersey and Connecticut instituted involuntary 21-day quarantines Friday on health-care workers returning from West Africa, stoking a debate over how to prevent the spread of Ebola without impeding humanitarian aid to the stricken region.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @carriemelago: Aid groups say quar­an­tines make it harder to at­tract the medical work­ers needed to bend the epidemic curve online.wsj.com/articles/new-y…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @carriemelago: Aid groups say quar­an­tines make it harder to at­tract the medical work­ers needed to bend the epidemic curve online.wsj.com/articles/new-y…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @carriemelago: Aid groups say quar­an­tines make it harder to at­tract the medical work­ers needed to bend the epidemic curve online.wsj.com/articles/new-y…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @carriemelago: Aid groups say quar­an­tines make it harder to at­tract the medical work­ers needed to bend the epidemic curve online.wsj.com/articles/new-y…

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So You Think You’re a Risk-Taker?

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Oct 24, 2014

RT @erikholmwsj: Study says cell density in part of the brain predicts people's tolerance for financial risk on.wsj.com/1sYFbDl pic.twitter.com/t1Hom01fLG

Oct 24, 2014

RT @BarrettAll: Study shows cell density in part of the brain predicts people's tolerance for financial risk on.wsj.com/1sYFbDl

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Quarantined Nurse in New Jersey Doesn’t Have Ebola, Preliminary Test Shows

online.wsj.com — A Doctors Without Borders nurse put under mandatory quarantine in New Jersey has preliminarily tested negative for Ebola, officials said Saturday morning. The 30-year-old nurse-who people familiar with the matter said had worked with Ebola patients in Sierra Leone-flew Friday from Brussels to Newark Liberty International Airport, where she was detained under stepped-up protocols ordered by New Jersey Gov.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @michaelkamon: Doctors Without Borders nurse quarantined in N.J. preliminarily tests negative for Ebola, @heatherhaddon reports. online.wsj.com/articles/quara…?

Oct 25, 2014

Doctors Without Borders nurse quarantined in N.J. preliminarily tests negative for Ebola, @heatherhaddon reports. online.wsj.com/articles/quara…?

Canada Privacy Law Hampered Intelligence Sharing

online.wsj.com — WASHINGTON-Neither of the two Canadian men who attacked soldiers and Parliament this week were on a terror watch list in the U.S.-one because of privacy laws in Canada-raising concerns among American officials about possible intelligence gaps close to home.
Oct 24, 2014

Attacker on Canadian, but not US, watch list. Canadian privacy law prevented sharing info with US. on.wsj.com/1wvjMSL w/ @DevlinBarrett

Oct 24, 2014

RT @DevlinBarrett: Sources: Neither of last week's Canadian attackers were on US watchlist, alarming officials on.wsj.com/1wvjMSL via @WSJ

Oct 24, 2014

RT @DevlinBarrett: Sources: Neither of last week's Canadian attackers were on US watchlist, alarming officials on.wsj.com/1wvjMSL via @WSJ

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New-Home Sales Rose Last Month. Or Maybe They Fell. We Don’t Really Know.

blogs.wsj.com — If you saw a public-opinion poll that had a 15.7% margin of error, you probably wouldn't take it too seriously. The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, for example, had a respectable 3.1% margin of error for registered voters. By that standard, Friday's report on U.S.
Oct 24, 2014

Despite our headline, we don't really know whether new home sales rose or fell last month, via @WSJecon on.wsj.com/ZQ6ZQ5

Oct 24, 2014

Frm @benleubsdorf: New-home sales rose last month. Or maybe they fell. We don't really know. on.wsj.com/ZQ4VaK via @WSJecon

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Ottawa Shooter’s Mosque Ties Probed

online.wsj.com — Leaders of a Muslim association in British Columbia said Friday Canadian authorities questioned them about a suspected radical who attended a suburban Vancouver mosque during the same period as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, who killed a soldier guarding Canada's National War Memorial on Wednesday.

Googler Jumps From Stratosphere, Breaking Baumgartner’s Record

blogs.wsj.com — Google executive Alan Eustace jumped from a helium balloon and fell to earth from over 135,000 feet on Friday, a record. Eustace ascended to that height attached to the balloon. He then cut himself loose with a small explosive device and fell to earth beneath an orange-and-white parachute.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @georgia_wells: A Googler jumped 135k feet today. "I knew I had high performing people... But breaking the sound barrier?" Page says on.wsj.com/ZMMVxE

Oct 24, 2014

Googler Jumps From Stratosphere, Breaking Baumgartner’s Record fb.me/6Nh5gMKHB

Oct 24, 2014

Googler Jumps From Stratosphere, Breaking Baumgartner’s Record murph.me/1sjg2zl @wsj

Oct 24, 2014

RT @WSJD: A Googler jumped from 135,000 high this morning. Watch his fall: on.wsj.com/ZMMVxE by @georgia_wells

Oct 24, 2014

RT @georgia_wells: A Googler jumped 135k feet today. "I knew I had high performing people... But breaking the sound barrier?" Page says on.wsj.com/ZMMVxE

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GOP Gains in Key Senate Races as Gender Gap Narrows

online.wsj.com — In a warning flag for Democrats, recent polls suggest the party is failing to draw enough support from women in three key Senate races-in Iowa, Arkansas and Colorado-to offset the strong backing that men are giving to Republicans.
Oct 24, 2014

No joke: the GOP's luring the Lady Vote: Republicans gain in 3 key Senate races as gender gap narrows @hookjan on.wsj.com/1yrqmuD

Oct 24, 2014

Get out there & vote, gals RT@GlennHall Dem advantage among women erodes as GOP men show more enthusiasm for voting on.wsj.com/1yrqmuD

Oct 24, 2014

Democrat advantage among women erodes as GOP-voting men show more enthusiasm for voting on.wsj.com/1yrqmuD pic.twitter.com/Z7IjjuZsMD

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U.S. Boosts Submarine Forces to Monitor China

wsj.com — The U.S. is boosting its submarine and anti-sub forces in Asia to counter China's fast-growing undersea firepower.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @JNBPage: How is US responding to China's undersea buildup? I took a ride on a Los Angeles class attack sub to find out. Video: on.wsj.com/1w2R91e

Oct 25, 2014

RT @JNBPage: How is US responding to China's undersea buildup? I took a ride on a Los Angeles class attack sub to find out. Video: on.wsj.com/1w2R91e

Royals vs. Giants: World Series Game 3 Live Blog

blogs.wsj.com — After the Giants and Royals split the first two games of the World Series in Kansas City, the series is headed for three straight in San Francisco. That means a lot of things. Mainly, for you faithful live blog readers, it means that there will be less conversation about BBQ.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @WSJSports: Royals take Game 3! KC bullpen locks it down for a 3-2 win, giving the Royals a 2-1 World Series lead. blogs.wsj.com/dailyfix/2014/…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @WSJSports: As the World Series shifts to San Francisco, follow the Game 3 live blog with the @WSJSports team. on.wsj.com/ZMQnsb