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Budweiser Ditches the Clydesdales for Jay-Z

online.wsj.com — GREENSBORO, N.C.-The wall behind the bar at Jake's Billiards has 69 taps offering beer choices that range from California's Lagunitas Fusion 22 to Natty Greene's Buckshot, which is brewed across town. The last tap in the long row belongs to Budweiser, and it is about to be removed.
Nov 24, 2014

Absolutely horrifying RT @dkberman Half of people age 21 to 27 now call themselves "foodies." on.wsj.com/1r2zzuq

Nov 24, 2014

RT @dkberman: America's sweeping social change in one statistic: Half of people age 21 to 27 now call themselves "foodies." on.wsj.com/1r2zzuq

Nov 24, 2014

America's sweeping social change in one statistic: Half of people age 21 to 27 now call themselves "foodies." on.wsj.com/1r2zzuq

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Drone Flights Face FAA Hit

online.wsj.com — Highly anticipated federal rules on commercial drones are expected to require operators to have a license and limit flights to daylight hours, below 400 feet and within sight of the person at the controls, according to people familiar with the rule-making process.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @gnagesh: FAA will require a license to fly drones, must keep them below 400 ft & within sight: on.wsj.com/15aQPns via @WSJ

Nov 24, 2014

FAA will require a license to fly drones, must keep them below 400 ft & within sight: on.wsj.com/15aQPns via @WSJ

Nov 24, 2014

Our exclusive look at the FAA's planned drone rules, including pilot licenses & height limits: on.wsj.com/15aQPns pic.twitter.com/du07wMQUha

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FDA Adds New Warning to Labels for Laparoscopic Power Morcellator

online.wsj.com — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday strengthened its warning about the cancer-spreading risk for laparoscopic power morcellators, saying the medical devices shouldn't be used for the majority of women undergoing surgery for a common uterine growth. A dangerous form of cancer called sarcomas can masquerade as these growths, known as fibroids.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @BrianHershberg: Morcellators get a 'boxed warning' from FDA | via @WSJ | on.wsj.com/1Fjqlg1 | h/t to @kirstendanis and her great crew

Nov 24, 2014

RT @WSJ: FDA strengthens warning on fibroid surgery tool: Shouldn't be used on "majority of women." on.wsj.com/1v3RPSm pic.twitter.com/3VBRIpCn4c

Nov 24, 2014

Morcellators get a 'boxed warning' from FDA | via @WSJ | on.wsj.com/1Fjqlg1 | h/t to @kirstendanis and her great crew

Nov 24, 2014

RT @janetadamy: FDA warns against using power morcellators in most women getting hysterectomies, fibroid removal due to cancer risks on.wsj.com/1Fjqlg1

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Brussles To Propose New Laws Governing Uber

blogs.wsj.com — BRUSSELS-The Brussels regional government is preparing to draft new laws which would allow Uber Technologies Inc. and traditional taxi firms to coexist, a sign that the raging war between Uber and some regulators in Europe could be heading toward, at least, a cold peace. It is unclear what the new rules will revolve around.
Nov 24, 2014

Brussels to go back to drawing board to draft new laws that will allow Uber and taxi firms to coexist on.wsj.com/1xtvSdV v @FMR_Brussels

Nov 24, 2014

RT @Reddy: Brussels carries out raids at least twice a week to catch Uber drivers. 19 cars, 11 smartphones impounded since March on.wsj.com/1xtvSdV

Nov 24, 2014

RT @Reddy: Brussels carries out raids at least twice a week to catch Uber drivers. 19 cars, 11 smartphones impounded since March on.wsj.com/1xtvSdV

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Control of Syrian Oil Fuels War Between Kurds and Islamic State

online.wsj.com — AL-YAROUBIYAH, Syria-Plumes of black smoke billow on the horizon of this border town in northeast Syria, a thumb-shaped corner of the country that pokes into neighboring Turkey and Iraq. The smoke isn't from war, but it rises from the deadly fight over resources between Islamic State and Kurdish fighters.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @adamentous: Syria's version of "There will be Blood." How oil is fueling war between Kurds and Islamic State on.wsj.com/1xSiq8A via @WSJ

Nov 24, 2014

Syria's version of "There will be Blood." How oil is fueling war between Kurds and Islamic State on.wsj.com/1xSiq8A via @WSJ

Nov 24, 2014

Great in-depth story on how control of Syrian oil fuels war between Kurds and Islamic State on.wsj.com/1xSiq8A via @samdagher

Nov 24, 2014

RT @LynnJCook: Fight us and die or refine crude-oil for us and make a living: on.wsj.com/1xSiq8A via @WSJ #syria #isis

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Chuck Hagel Stepping Down as Defense Secretary: Official

online.wsj.com — Chuck Hagel Stepping Down As Defense Secretary: Official *Hagel Departure First Following GOP Midterm Victories *Former Republican Senator Served 21 Months as Pentagon Chief (More to...
Nov 24, 2014

A day of departures in the aerospace and defense world as US SecDef leaves online.wsj.com/articles/chuck… and UTC's boss too online.wsj.com/articles/unite…

Nov 24, 2014

RT @WSJ: Breaking: President Obama announces the resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on.wsj.com/1AHE2G0

Nov 24, 2014

Hagel Clashed with White House National Security Officials Over Slow Pace of Decision Making on Ukraine, Syria online.wsj.com/articles/chuck…

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United Technologies CEO Chenevert to Retire

online.wsj.com — United Technologies Corp. said Chief Executive Louis Chenevert plans to retire, effective immediately, and it named Chief Financial Officer Gregory Hayes as his successor. Lead independent director Edward A. Kangas-who was a former chief executive of Deloitte, Touche, Tohmatsu-has been elected nonexecutive chairman. The leadership...
Nov 24, 2014

RT @TimJHanrahan: Today's big corporate mystery: Why did CEO of UTC (maker of Sikorsky helicopters, Otis elevators) abruptly quit? online.wsj.com/articles/unite…

Nov 24, 2014

A day of departures in the aerospace and defense world as US SecDef leaves online.wsj.com/articles/chuck… and UTC's boss too online.wsj.com/articles/unite…

Nov 24, 2014

Wow. That was sudden: United Technologies CEO Chenevert to retire $UTX on.wsj.com/1xTvwT7 from @tmannwsj @chengela

Nov 24, 2014

RT @kate_linebaugh: United Tech CEO Chenevert abruptly steps down. No explanation other than it is not a financial event on.wsj.com/1xTvwT7 @tmannWSJ

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Who Will Succeed Hagel? Three Potential Replacements as Defense Secretary

blogs.wsj.com — The news that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is set to step down creates an opening for the top job at the Pentagon.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @WSJPolitics: Michèle Flournoy could replace Chuck Hagel and be the first female Secretary of Defense. on.wsj.com/1y5tVHk pic.twitter.com/JP0KYrXxsT

Nov 24, 2014

RT @WSJPolitics: Michèle Flournoy could replace Chuck Hagel and be the first female Secretary of Defense. on.wsj.com/1y5tVHk pic.twitter.com/JP0KYrXxsT

Nov 24, 2014

RT @TimJHanrahan: Who will succeed Hagel? Here are three potential replacements as Defense secretary. on.wsj.com/1xsYiEX by @ByronTau

Nov 24, 2014

RT @TimJHanrahan: Who will succeed Hagel? Here are three potential replacements as Defense secretary. on.wsj.com/1xsYiEX by @ByronTau

Nov 24, 2014

RT @TimJHanrahan: Who will succeed Hagel? Here are three potential replacements as Defense secretary. on.wsj.com/1xsYiEX by @ByronTau

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Samsung Considering Shake-Up in Management

online.wsj.com — Samsung Electronics Co. is considering a major leadership shake-up, according to people familiar with the matter, part of an attempt to revive its fortunes after a difficult year that has hurt its profitability, market share and stock price. In one scenario under discussion, co-chief executive and mobile head J.K.
Nov 24, 2014

Samsung trouble good for $GOOG. Less concentration among device makers = more power for Mtn View over Android builds online.wsj.com/articles/samsu…

Nov 24, 2014

Samsung's mobile CEO JK Shin may be on his way out, @WSJ reports. He could be replaced by electronics head BK Yoon on.wsj.com/15aayU0

Nov 24, 2014

RT @samschech: Galaxy S5 piled in warehouses b/c sales fell 40% short. Now Samsung mulls shakeup. @JChengWSJ on.wsj.com/1uRntEe pic.twitter.com/5YAaue1duc

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Better to Give: WSJ.’s Holiday Gift Guide

online.wsj.com — Top Stories in Life & Culture​ From an Hermès bicycle to golden accents for your table setting, our 2014 holiday gift guide is sure to please. Photography by Martyn Thompson for WSJ. Magazine, Styling by Jocelyne Beaudoin; Fashion Editor David Thielebeule

Brooklyn Trip Guided Budweiser’s Change in Marketing Strategy

blogs.wsj.com — When Anheuser-Busch brand executive Brian Perkins this year saw an uptick in Budweiser sales in Brooklyn, he took the brand team working on the beer to New York to find out why. They visited bar after bar, asking Budweiser drinkers why they chose the King of Beers.
Nov 24, 2014

The stat 44% of age 21-27 haven't tried Bud & a trip to Brooklyn by Bud's brand team informed AB's marketing strategy on.wsj.com/15eWt85

Nov 24, 2014

Bud execs go drinking in Brooklyn >> out comes new ad strategy for the King of Beers blogs.wsj.com/cmo/2014/11/24… @wsjCMO

Nov 24, 2014

What changed Budweiser's marketing strategy? A trip to Brooklyn, obviously on.wsj.com/15eCpmb

Finra Fines Citigroup $15 Million Over Failures Related to Equity Research

online.wsj.com — The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has fined Citigroup Inc.'s global-markets group $15 million for failing to prevent its equity-research staff from committing communications breaches related to nonpublic information. Citigroup neither admitted nor denied the charges, but consented to Finra's findings. A representative from the company wasn't immediately available to comment.
Nov 24, 2014

$C fined $15 million tied to equity research, its 4th research-related settlement since the beginning of 2012 on.wsj.com/1Fjq78W

Nov 24, 2014

Finra fines Citi $15 million for "ideas dinners." Dinners are fine, but be careful what you say at them analysts. on.wsj.com/1Fjq78W

Nov 24, 2014

RT @AaronLucchetti: Finra fines Citigroup $15 million over failures related to equity research on.wsj.com/1Fjq78W via @WSJ @AlexandraScaggs $C

Nov 24, 2014

Finra fines Citigroup $15 million over failures related to equity research on.wsj.com/1Fjq78W via @WSJ @AlexandraScaggs $C

The Doctor Will See Through You Now

blogs.wsj.com — RealView Imaging Ltd., an Israel-based company that develops a 3D holographic display and interface system for use in medical procedures, has recently completed a $10 million investment round led by Chinese firm LongTec China Ventures. The company's technology enables doctors to view a real-time 3D hologram of a patient's anatomy "floating in the air" and interact with it either by stylus or with their hands.

MasterCard to Launch Debit Card Service in Canada in 2015

online.wsj.com — MasterCard Inc. plans to launch a debit-card service in Canada next year, a move that could shake up competition in the country's lucrative payments industry while stoking merchant discontent over processing costs. The push reflects MasterCard's effort to grow its debit business outside of the U.S., where rival Visa Inc.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @itsdgc: Scoop from @WSJCanada's @RitaTrichur: MasterCard . plans to launch a debit-card service in Canada next year on.wsj.com/1xt3cls

Nov 24, 2014

@WSJcanada SCOOP: MasterCard to Launch Debit Card Service in Canada in 2015 on.wsj.com/1y81KIX via @WSJ By Yours Truly & Robin Sidel

Nov 24, 2014

MasterCard to Launch Debit Card Service in Canada in 2015 in Move That Could Shake Up Payments Sector online.wsj.com/articles/maste…

Nov 24, 2014

RT @itsdgc: Scoop from @WSJCanada's @RitaTrichur: MasterCard . plans to launch a debit-card service in Canada next year on.wsj.com/1xt3cls

Nov 24, 2014

Scoop from @WSJCanada's @RitaTrichur: MasterCard . plans to launch a debit-card service in Canada next year on.wsj.com/1xt3cls

At San Quentin, Learning Web Coding Without the Internet

blogs.wsj.com — Eighteen students are learning how to code Web pages. There's one catch: They can't use the Internet. The men, in matching jeans and blue shirts, are inmates at California's San Quentin prison. They learn about smartphones from newspaper ads, and take classes in HTML, CSS and JavaScript in the hope the skills may someday help them find jobs outside of prison.
Nov 24, 2014

Inmates in San Quentin are learning Web Coding. They're also not allowed to use the Internet on.wsj.com/1xsU6oL

Nov 24, 2014

At San Quentin, Learning Web Coding Without the Internet murph.me/1Fjqy31 @wsj

Nov 24, 2014

At San Quentin, these 18 students are learning how to code. The catch: They can’t use the Internet. on.wsj.com/1xsU6oL

What Big Economies Got Right, or Wrong, After Crisis

online.wsj.com — The divergent policy paths taken by the world's advanced economies provide lessons for global leaders navigating difficult post-crisis environments. The U.S. and U.K. appear to have gotten something right, while the eurozone and Japan have fumbled. Unemployment rates after the crisis peaked at 10% in the U.S.
Nov 24, 2014

Where U.S. and U.K. Took the Right Path, Post-Crisis | via @WSJ | on.wsj.com/15anJ7u

Nov 24, 2014

“Weak banks don’t lend, highly indebted consumers don’t spend, and businesses with poor prospects don’t invest” on.wsj.com/1xM9Reb

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Health Officials Propose Setting Fall Sign-Up Window Under Federal Health Law

online.wsj.com — WASHINGTON-The sign-up period for coverage under the federal health law will start Oct. 1 and run through Dec. 15 next year, and every year after, the Obama administration proposed in a rule released late Friday. The timing of the health law's enrollment window has been the subject of debate.
Nov 24, 2014

So much news in that rule! MT @louiseradnofsky HHS: Health law sign-ups to begin Oct. 1 and end Dec. 15 in future on.wsj.com/1xLmN5t

Nov 24, 2014

RT @louiseradnofsky: HHS: Health law sign-ups to begin Oct. 1 and end Dec. 15 in all future years; automatic renewal of plans under review on.wsj.com/1xLmN5t

Nov 24, 2014

RT @louiseradnofsky: HHS: Health law sign-ups to begin Oct. 1 and end Dec. 15 in all future years; automatic renewal of plans under review on.wsj.com/1xLmN5t

Nov 24, 2014

HHS: Health law sign-ups to begin Oct. 1 and end Dec. 15 in all future years; automatic renewal of plans under review on.wsj.com/1xLmN5t

Powerful New Cyber Espionage Program Said Discovered

blogs.wsj.com — An extremely sophisticated computer spying program has been spying on computers in Saudi Arabia, Russia, and other countries since at least 2008, security company Symantec says. The software, called Regin, is similar in its complexity and the way it hides its presence, to Stuxnet, a computer virus that former U.S.
Nov 24, 2014

Who's behind a new cyber spy program attacking Russia and Saudi Arabia? on.wsj.com/1y74SVu via @WSJD

Nov 24, 2014

Who's behind a new cyber spy program attacking Russia and Saudi Arabia? on.wsj.com/1y74SVu via @WSJD

Nov 24, 2014

RT @ahmed: Who’s behind a new cyber program spying on Saudi Arabia? on.wsj.com/1y74SVu by @Amirmizroch

Nov 24, 2014

Powerful New Cyber Espionage Program Said Discovered murph.me/1FiFApu @wsj

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Year-Old Messaging App Yik Yak Draws Big Valuation

online.wsj.com — Yik Yak, the controversial anonymous-messaging app that has spread rapidly across college campuses, is proof that it can take as little as a year these days to go from zero to a valuation of hundreds of millions of dollars. Sequoia Capital has led a $62 million investment in Yik Yak in the Atlanta-based startup's third funding round this year,...
Nov 24, 2014

And investor infatuation with texting apps continue.Year-old Yik Yak Secures $62M, Sequoia leads on.wsj.com/1FhxtJP via @WSJ

Nov 24, 2014

Yik Yak draws big valuation on.wsj.com/1FhxtJP @WSJ <chatted with @Collab_Creators last week about how HUGE the app is..keep tabs on it!

Nov 24, 2014

Despite the crowded social and messaging scenes, controversial app Yik Yak raises $62 million online.wsj.com/articles/year-… pic.twitter.com/Rd2LGMkmPl

Nov 24, 2014

RT @ScottThurm: That's a lot of Yik Yak: startup valued in low hundreds of millions on.wsj.com/1FhxtJP via @evelynrusli

Nov 24, 2014

That's a lot of Yik Yak: startup valued in low hundreds of millions on.wsj.com/1FhxtJP via @evelynrusli

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