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Former Android Leader Andy Rubin Leaving Google

online.wsj.com — Andy Rubin, co-founder and former leader of Google Inc.'s Android mobile business and the current head of its nascent robotics effort, is leaving the Internet company, the company said Thursday. Mr. Rubin is starting an incubator for startups interested in...
Oct 30, 2014

RT @alistairmbarr: A blow to Google's robotics ambitions: Former Android leader Andy Rubin leaving Google on.wsj.com/1wOP5LY via @WSJ

Oct 30, 2014

And the #not shocks just keep coming - Former Android leader Andy Rubin leaving Google m.wsj.com/article_email/…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @alistairmbarr: A blow to Google's robotics ambitions: Former Android leader Andy Rubin leaving Google on.wsj.com/1wOP5LY via @WSJ

Oct 30, 2014

RT @alistairmbarr: A blow to Google's robotics ambitions: Former Android leader Andy Rubin leaving Google on.wsj.com/1wOP5LY via @WSJ

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Citigroup Cuts Third-Quarter Earnings by $600 Million

online.wsj.com — Citigroup Inc. on Thursday cut its third-quarter earnings by $600 million, citing "rapidly-evolving regulatory inquiries and investigations." Shares fell 2.0% in recent after-hours trading. The bank, which had previously reported net income of $3.44 billion, restated this figure to $2.84 billion, saying it had "very recent communications...
Oct 30, 2014

Foreign exchange rate manipulation: Big banks setting money aside for settlement of investigations. on.wsj.com/1rDUgGG

Oct 30, 2014

RT @murraymatt: Big banks are bracing for more big penalties in more probes: on.wsj.com/1rDUgGG via @WSJ

Oct 30, 2014

Big banks are bracing for more big penalties in more probes: on.wsj.com/1rDUgGG via @WSJ

Oct 30, 2014

RT @EmilyGlazerWSJ: Some U.S. & UK regulators are working toward a consolidated FX settlement w/ several banks, inc $C, $JPM, $BARC: http:/…

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Twitter Demotes Product Chief Daniel Graf

online.wsj.com — Twitter Inc. has demoted its head of product, Daniel Graf, just six months after his much-touted hire away from Google. Kevin Weil, Twitter's current head of revenue products, will now oversee the consumer product team as well, according to securities filing on Thursday. Mr. Weil, a 31-year-old veteran Twitter executive, takes over a team that...
Oct 30, 2014

RT @yoreekoh: Our updated story on Twitter's new product chief @kevinweil. Fifth one in five years. Good luck to you, sir. on.wsj.com/1wOtVgY

Oct 30, 2014

RT @yoreekoh: Our updated story on Twitter's new product chief @kevinweil. Fifth one in five years. Good luck to you, sir. on.wsj.com/1wOtVgY

Oct 30, 2014

RT @yoreekoh: Our updated story on Twitter's new product chief @kevinweil. Fifth one in five years. Good luck to you, sir. on.wsj.com/1wOtVgY

Oct 30, 2014

Our updated story on Twitter's new product chief @kevinweil. Fifth one in five years. Good luck to you, sir. on.wsj.com/1wOtVgY

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Poll: New Yorkers Support Mandatory Ebola Quarantines

online.wsj.com — New Yorkers overwhelmingly support a 21-day quarantine for individuals who have come into contact with an Ebola patient, regardless of whether they are symptomatic, according to a Wall Street Journal/NBC 4 New York/Marist College poll. Eighty-two percent said they support such a quarantine, according to the poll, responding to a question that didn't distinguish between people traveling from Ebola-stricken countries and individuals in...
Oct 30, 2014

RT @murraymatt: Poll: More than 80% of New Yorkers support mandatory quarantines in response to Ebola. on.wsj.com/1tWcnOA via @WSJ

Oct 30, 2014

Poll: More than 80% of New Yorkers support mandatory quarantines in response to Ebola. on.wsj.com/1tWcnOA via @WSJ

Oct 30, 2014

RT @JoeNYLaw: WSJ/Marist/NBC poll: 82% of New Yorkers support quarantine for anyone who's had contact with Ebola patient. flip.it/PnCku

Oct 30, 2014

RT @eorden: WSJ/Marist/NBC poll shows 82% of New Yorkers support quarantine for anyone who has had contact w an Ebola patient. m.wsj.com/articles/poll-…

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Saudi Arabia Officials Divided on How to Respond to Oil-Price Drop

online.wsj.com — While international oil prices have plunged this month, Saudi Arabia's normally talkative oil minister Ali al-Naimi has been on vacation. Mr. al-Naimi's absence from the fray-people familiar with his agenda say he was on vacation from the end of September and only returned to his office in recent days-is one symptom of the unusually high level of dissent within the secretive kingdom that has left it uncertain over how to respond to...
Oct 30, 2014

Oil-price drop has Saudi officials divided. Ali Naimi is blamed for being on vacation. on.wsj.com/1zjDzZM via @WSJ

Oct 30, 2014

Always promising in a dictatorship: Oil-price drop has Saudi officials divided on.wsj.com/1zjDzZM

Oct 30, 2014

No wonder the Saudis are split over oil prices: nation needs Brent to average $93 a barrel to balance its budget. online.wsj.com/articles/saudi…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @russellgold: The House of Saud is divided; Naimi is on vacation. Is this any way to run a cartel? on.wsj.com/1zjDzZM via @WSJ

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India-China Border Standoff: High in the Mountains, Thousands of Troops Go Toe-to-Toe

online.wsj.com — KORZOK, India-It was dusk when the herdsmen reached their Himalayan village bearing ominous news: They had spotted dozens of camouflage-clad Chinese soldiers inside territory India considers its own. Indian security forces poured in, beginning a face-off last month that grew to involve more than 1,000 troops on each side at an altitude of roughly 15,000 feet, according to Indian officials, making it the biggest border confrontation between the two nations in decades.
Oct 30, 2014

Great look at recent India-China faceoff high in the Himalayas. Friction is growing. By @gefairclough. goo.gl/rebROY. ht @JNBPage

Oct 30, 2014

RT @JNBPage: Great account of Himalayan faceoff between China & India troops in Sept, biggest in decades on.wsj.com/1tmEw0g http://t.…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @JNBPage: Great account of Himalayan faceoff between China & India troops in Sept, biggest in decades on.wsj.com/1tmEw0g http://t.…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @JNBPage: Great account of Himalayan faceoff between China & India troops in Sept, biggest in decades on.wsj.com/1tmEw0g http://t.…

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Why Hollywood Loves ‘Interstellar’ Director Christopher Nolan

online.wsj.com — For a big-ticket movie, the science-fiction epic "Interstellar" is highly unusual. It cost a hefty $165 million budget to make, but is also wholly original-that is, not based on a comic book, TV show, or young-adult novel. Amid much hoopla, it opens across the country on Nov.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @BryFitz: If you like movies, worth your read. "Why Hollywood loves ‘Interstellar’ director Christopher Nolan on.wsj.com/1wNPzlr"

Oct 30, 2014

Christopher Nolan will make $10 million or 10% of Interstellar's revenue m.wsj.com/articles/why-h…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @benfritz: Christopher Nolan's Hollywood: free rent, kowtowing execs and carte-blanche control. My peek behind the curtain: on.wsj.com/1wNPzlr

Oct 30, 2014

RT @Borys_Kit: Great story on Christopher Nolan by @benfritz Felt like I was right there. Wonder why? online.wsj.com/articles/why-h…

Oct 30, 2014

Great story on Christopher Nolan by @benfritz Felt like I was right there. Wonder why? online.wsj.com/articles/why-h…

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Guan Yu: The People’s Deity

online.wsj.com — From a throne of wooden pallets, a small statue of the red-faced, bearded deity Guan Yu presides over Mong Kok, the most tense of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protest sites.
Oct 30, 2014

"This was the punishment of the god." @nedlevin writes on the Chinese deity watching over #occupyHK's Mong Kok m.wsj.com/articles/guan-…

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When Building Your Dream Home Isn’t a Dream Investment

online.wsj.com — John Nugent spared no expense customizing his Andover, Mass., home for his family. For his sports-loving children, he built a full-size indoor basketball court with a scoreboard, a 30-second shot clock and three rows of bleachers. Downstairs, there's a bowling alley with a vintage scoring machine, and an indoor pool with a water slide.
Oct 30, 2014

"They enjoyed it greatly, he said, but decided around 2003 to sell the castle & move closer to their grandchildren." online.wsj.com/articles/when-…

Oct 30, 2014

I see the WSJ is horning in on our "rage-inducing Manhattan apartment purchases of the young and subsidied" features. online.wsj.com/articles/when-…

Oct 30, 2014

Cassidy, 19, NYU student: "With help from her parents...she purchased a “very regular” 2 bd dt apt 4 $2.775 million. online.wsj.com/articles/when-…

Oct 30, 2014

This is a really great #property story: Quirky mansions are tough to sell on.wsj.com/1rDdQmd via @WSJ

Oct 30, 2014

RT @ethanwsj: Warning: An Old West-style saloon, complete with swinging doors, may not make your 800-acre ranch easier to sell. online.wsj.com/articles/when-…

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Japan Mega-Pension to Shift to Stocks

online.wsj.com — TOKYO-Japan's welfare minister is likely to approve a new portfolio for the country's ¥127 trillion ($1.2 trillion) pension on Friday, in a move that will have a significant impact on financial markets, according to people familiar with the matter.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @emcilveen: This will put some "bid" into the equity markets. Wow! Japan Mega-Pension to Shift to Stocks online.wsj.com/articles/japan…

Oct 30, 2014

Check my math, but that means $360 billion less in JGBs. More for the BOJ to buy. on.wsj.com/1E7ctFk

Oct 30, 2014

Buying opportunity? Japan government pension fund to shift to stocks, foreign assets on.wsj.com/1E7ctFk via @WSJ

Oct 30, 2014

Hundreds of billions in shift: Japan government pension fund to shift to stocks, foreign assets on.wsj.com/1E7ctFk

Oct 30, 2014

Japan government pension fund to shift to stocks, foreign assets on.wsj.com/1E7ctFk

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Apple’s Tim Cook: I’m Proud to Be Gay

blogs.wsj.com — Apple chief executive officer Tim Cook said he was "proud to be gay" in a personal essay published Thursday by Bloomberg Businessweek, publicly addressing for the first time something that has long been known in Silicon Valley.
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Some Investors Chafe at Bank of America Combining Chairman-CEO Roles

online.wsj.com — Bank of America Corp.'s decision to make Brian Moynihan chairman as well as chief executive is drawing fire from some influential shareholders. Three of the largest pension systems in the U.S. are pushing back on the bank's move, announced earlier this month.
Oct 30, 2014

BofA's stealth move to join Chairman/CEO roles is not sitting well with some shareholders.. on.wsj.com/1wOrxXp via @WSJ

Oct 30, 2014

Some investors chafe at Bank of America combining chairman-CEO roles on.wsj.com/1wOrxXp

Oct 30, 2014

RT @DanFitzWSJ: Big pension funds miffed at BofA decision to give chair to CEO Brian Moynihan. W/ @chris_rexrode : online.wsj.com/articles/some-…

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How the Economy Is Stoking Voter Anger at Incumbent Governors

online.wsj.com — TAMPA-Only one state has reduced its unemployment more than Florida has over the past four years. And by a host of measures, Colorado's economy now outpaces nearly every other state in the U.S. Yet Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, and Colorado Gov.
Oct 30, 2014

Great read on the "split-screen economy" at heart of #FLgov race & other gov contests, via @bethreinhard: online.wsj.com/articles/how-t…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @beckybowers: “I feel pretty disconnected from the so-called recovery, and I don’t believe either side of the aisle has a solution” on.wsj.com/1rBFmk6

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Running Away With It

online.wsj.com — On April 21, one hundred minutes into the running of the 118th Boston Marathon, something incredible passed before fans at the 21-mile mark: an American in the lead. The very sight-of Meb Keflezighi out front in a race that no American man had won since 1983-induced mania in a crowd that had gathered to celebrate U.S.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @johningold: Wonder what the runners who helped Meb win Boston - letsrun.com/news/2014/04/u… - think of this retelling that omits them: online.wsj.com/articles/runni…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @jasonWSJ: Can Meb win Boston and NYC marathons in same year? The @WSJ rabbit @MattFutterman keeps up with the running great: on.wsj.com/1wO1xLH

Oct 30, 2014

Can Meb win Boston and NYC marathons in same year? The @WSJ rabbit @MattFutterman keeps up with the running great: on.wsj.com/1wO1xLH

Oct 30, 2014

RT @WSJ: How American Meb Keflezighi won the Boston marathon - and hopes to do it again in New York. on.wsj.com/1tFP76e pic.twitter.com/2fcldWs1dr

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Nurse Defies Ebola Quarantine in Maine

online.wsj.com — FORT KENT, Maine-A nurse who vowed to defy Maine's voluntary quarantine for health-care workers who treated Ebola patients followed through on her promise Thursday, leaving her home for a bike ride. Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend stepped out of their home Thursday morning and rode away on mountain bikes, followed by a state police cruiser.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @WSJ: Police car followed nurse Kaci Hickox as she defied #Ebola quarantine to go for a bike ride. on.wsj.com/1tFKp8r pic.twitter.com/vDb8NNlg2K

Oct 30, 2014

RT @WSJ: Police car followed nurse Kaci Hickox as she defied #Ebola quarantine to go for a bike ride. on.wsj.com/1tFKp8r pic.twitter.com/vDb8NNlg2K

Oct 30, 2014

RT @WSJ: Police car followed nurse Kaci Hickox as she defied #Ebola quarantine to go for a bike ride. on.wsj.com/1tFKp8r pic.twitter.com/vDb8NNlg2K

Oct 30, 2014

RT @WSJ: Police car followed nurse Kaci Hickox as she defied #Ebola quarantine to go for a bike ride. on.wsj.com/1tFKp8r pic.twitter.com/vDb8NNlg2K

Oct 30, 2014

RT @WSJ: Police car followed nurse Kaci Hickox as she defied #Ebola quarantine to go for a bike ride. on.wsj.com/1tFKp8r pic.twitter.com/vDb8NNlg2K

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Microsoft Band Isn’t a Fitness Tracker, It’s a Trojan Horse for Software

blogs.wsj.com — At first glance, Microsoft 's fitness-tracking device looks like another hardware foray for a company with a much stronger track record in software. Instead, think of the $199 Microsoft Band as a Trojan Horse to get more consumers using Microsoft's data-crunching software-and perhaps open new opportunities for sales to businesses, too.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @nateog: Microsoft, Apple, Samsung, Google, Jawbone all want to be the vault for your health data -- who will pull it off? blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/10…

Oct 30, 2014

Microsoft, Apple, Samsung, Google, Jawbone all want to be the vault for your health data -- who will pull it off? blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/10…

Oct 30, 2014

Microsoft Band Isn’t a Fitness Tracker, It’s a Trojan Horse for Software murph.me/1sMXIiq @wsj

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Hong Kong Students Consider Taking Protest to Beijing

online.wsj.com — HONG KONG-Student leaders in Hong Kong say they are considering taking their demands for democracy to Chinese leaders in Beijing next month when China plays host to a high-profile global summit, a move that would represent a significant escalation of protests.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @jorge_guajardo: HK student leaders consider taking protest to Beijing on.wsj.com/1ziLSVL Chances of success, slim to none. On second thought, none.

Oct 30, 2014

RT @jorge_guajardo: HK student leaders consider taking protest to Beijing on.wsj.com/1ziLSVL Chances of success, slim to none. On second thought, none.

Oct 30, 2014

RT @stegersaurus: HK Students Consider Taking Protest to Beijing - during APEC; will gather thots from protesters in next few days online.wsj.com/articles/hong-…

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Energy Boom Can Withstand Steeper Oil-Price Drop

online.wsj.com — Oil prices would need to fall at least another $20 a barrel to choke off the U.S. energy boom, industry experts say, though some smaller American producers would face serious problems from a more modest decline. Small and midsize companies-not global giants-are behind the surge in U.S.
Oct 30, 2014

At what point do falling oil prices choke off the U.S. energy boom? It's a lower price than you might think. online.wsj.com/articles/energ…

Oct 30, 2014

Oil prices could drop another $20/bbl before really hurting US energy boom. Some drilling econ below $60 online.wsj.com/articles/energ… @russellgold

Oct 30, 2014

There are a lot of reasons that US drillers won't let up unless oil drops another $20 a barrel online.wsj.com/articles/energ… pic.twitter.com/EYKMNGo0iq

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A Lesson From My Great-Aunt

online.wsj.com — On a bookshelf in my home in a glass-and-brass frame I keep my great-aunt's Ellis Island health card. It's cardboard, about as big as your hand. She wore it on her coat during her nine-day journey from Ireland. Every day the ship's surgeon (possibly brusquely, probably officiously) examined her for signs of acute or long-term illness.
Oct 31, 2014

What #Ebola nurse could learn from our quarantined immigrant relatives: A Lesson From My Great-Aunt @peggynoonannyc on.wsj.com/1E6QTk0

Oct 30, 2014

Home Run. RT @Peggynoonannyc: Is sacrificing a bit of comfort for public health such a great indignity? on.wsj.com/1DCPxLR

Oct 30, 2014

Is sacrificing a bit of comfort for public health such a great indignity? on.wsj.com/1DCPxLR