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The Queen Tweets! Or Does She?

blogs.wsj.com — First, she photobombed a selfie. Now, Queen Elizabeth II is tweeting. Well, one tweet, at least. It was pretyped. And she might not have sent it herself. At the opening of a new tech exhibition at the Science Museum in London, the queen removed a royal glove and tapped on a tablet screen.
Oct 24, 2014

Did Queen actually send her tweet? "We're not going to get into the processology of this" on.wsj.com/10rszeD by @lisafleisher #goodquote

Oct 24, 2014

RT @Amirmizroch: Buckingham Palace spokesman says "We’re not going to get into the processology" of #TheQueenTweets on.wsj.com/10rszeD via @WSJD

Oct 24, 2014

"although the Queen was standing in front of a tablet, the tweet appeared to have been sent from an iPhone" blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/10…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @katierosman: Fantastic story. Did the queen truly tweet the tweet? Palace sez: “We’re not getting into the processology of this.” m.wsj.com/articles/BL-DG…

Oct 24, 2014

“We’re not going to get into the processology of this": QEII may not have tweeted, after all on.wsj.com/10rszeD via @lisafleisher

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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

Can they raise needed capital? About 25 eurozone banks to fail ECB stress tests on.wsj.com/1yueubi via @WSJ

Oct 24, 2014

About 25 eurozone banks to fail ECB stress tests. Italian banks among them on.wsj.com/1yueubi via @WSJ

Oct 24, 2014

About 25 Eurozone banks to fail ECB stress tests; list includes Italian banks but none from Germany, France on.wsj.com/1tjI9ox

Oct 24, 2014

The bad news: EU bank stress tests failed 25 banks.The good news: EU bank stress tests failed 25 banks. @WSJmarkets : online.wsj.com/articles/about…

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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 24, 2014

World is moving on to streaming. Concept of "own" has changed. "iTunes Music Sales Are Down More Than 13% This Year on.wsj.com/1tjIojv"

Oct 24, 2014

Streaming MT @breakingmoney: Digital music sales at iTunes store have fallen more than 13% since start of the year on.wsj.com/10rDk0v

Oct 24, 2014

RT @WSJ: Apple's iTunes music sales have fallen 13% to 14% world-wide this year on.wsj.com/12r2f4W

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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

Dr. Bassett: Dr. Spencer had a "low grade fever" and he immediately notified. on.wsj.com/1tjvCl5

Oct 24, 2014

"There's no hospital in the world" more prepared to handle Ebola than Bellevue, said Mayor @BilldeBlasio. on.wsj.com/ZM50ff #EbolaInNYC

Oct 24, 2014

RT @Pervaizistan: Dr. Bassett: The Gutter bowling alley was visited this morning and been cleared to open. on.wsj.com/1tjvCl5

Oct 24, 2014

RT @Pervaizistan: Dr. Bassett: The Gutter bowling alley was visited this morning and been cleared to open. on.wsj.com/1tjvCl5

Oct 24, 2014

Dr. Bassett: The Gutter bowling alley was visited this morning and been cleared to open. on.wsj.com/1tjvCl5

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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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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

Oct 24, 2014

RT @Reddy: New-home sales rose last month. Or maybe they fell. We don't really know. What huge margins of error do to econ data: on.wsj.com/ZQ4VaK

Oct 24, 2014

RT @BenLeubsdorf: We think U.S. new-home sales rose a little last month. But maybe they fell a lot. We don't really know. on.wsj.com/ZQ4VaK

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New York Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola

online.wsj.com — A physician who had returned to New York City 10 days ago after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the disease, according to an official familiar with the findings. Craig Spencer, a 33-year-old physician who worked with Doctors Without Borders and lives Upper Manhattan, is the fourth person to be diagnosed with the deadly disease in the U.S.
Oct 24, 2014

New York doctor tests positive for Ebola. Good, thorough story on A1 by @jdawsey1 online.wsj.com/articles/new-y…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @jdawsey1: Ebola victim rode subway, ate at restaurant, bowled and visited park Wednesday. He reported 100.3F fever Thursday. m.wsj.com/articles/new-y…

Oct 24, 2014

New York doctor has #Ebola; officials using his MetroCard to trace contacts. on.wsj.com/1vVKiGK

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Ebola Puts Spotlight On Bellevue, Key NYC Trauma Center

online.wsj.com — Bellevue Hospital Center handled nearly 116,000 emergency patients in 2013. Now, the focus will be on just one. The first Ebola case in New York turns the spotlight on the city's marquee trauma center, which will be tested with containing the disease in one of the country's most crowded urban areas.
Oct 24, 2014

What does Ebola doc Craig Spencer have in common with Alexander Hamilton? Bellevue. Not Aaron Burr on.wsj.com/1vVN26W @WSJ @TMannWSJ

Oct 24, 2014

RT @stefaniei: At Bellevue hospital, staff has been training for over 2 months to handle possible Ebola patients. on.wsj.com/1vVN26W @tmannwsj

Oct 24, 2014

RT @stefaniei: At Bellevue hospital, staff has been training for over 2 months to handle possible Ebola patients. on.wsj.com/1vVN26W @tmannwsj

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Thierry Leyne, Strauss-Kahn’s Business Partner, Dies Aged 49

online.wsj.com — The business partner of former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has died in Tel Aviv. He was 49. Thierry Leyne, a Franco-Israeli businessman who was in the process of launching a hedge fund with Mr. Strauss-Kahn, committed suicide on Thursday morning, according to Mr. Leyne's assistant at the firm, who didn't give her...
Oct 24, 2014

RT @journofletcher: Thierry Leyne, Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s hedge fund business partner, dies aged 49 on.wsj.com/1tjcHqx via @WSJ

Oct 24, 2014

RT @dumav: Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s hedge fund partner dies in Tel Aviv: assistant says he killed himself on.wsj.com/1tjcHqx via @WSJ

Oct 24, 2014

The mysterious death of Dominique Strauss-Kahn's hedge-fund business partner. on.wsj.com/1tjcHqx by @journofletcher

Oct 24, 2014

Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s hedge fund partner dies in Tel Aviv: assistant says he killed himself on.wsj.com/1tjcHqx via @WSJ

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Amazon’s Spending Leads to Another Loss

online.wsj.com — Amazon.com Inc. reported a significantly wider loss in the third quarter, despite a 20% boost in sales, as the company's many investments continued to weigh on its bottom-line. The Web retailer also projected slower sales growth in the fourth quarter than analysts were expecting. Amazon's shares, down about 4% over the past 12 months,...
Oct 24, 2014

Amazon’s spending leads to largest quarterly loss in 14 years despite a 20% jump in revenue on.wsj.com/1tgtqe4 via @WSJ

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J.K. Rowling Publishing New ‘Harry Potter’ Story on Halloween

blogs.wsj.com — J.K. Rowling is giving "Harry Potter" fans a special treat on Halloween. According to Pottermore.com , her one-stop shop for all things "Harry Potter" related, a new 1700-word short that tells the backstory of Hogwarts professor Dolores Umbridge.

Doctor Quarantined in Manhattan on Ebola Fears

online.wsj.com — A 33-year-old doctor who recently returned to New York from treating Ebola patients in Guinea was quarantined and taken to a Manhattan hospital Thursday after he reported that he was suffering from a fever, a law-enforcement official said.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @Pervaizistan: NYC doctor Craig Spencer tests positive for Ebola 10 days after returning from Guinea. More details to come. on.wsj.com/1tgm6iA

Oct 23, 2014

NYC doctor Craig Spencer tests positive for Ebola 10 days after returning from Guinea. More details to come. on.wsj.com/1tgm6iA

Oct 23, 2014

RT @jdawsey1: Doctor Quarantined in Manhattan Tests Positive for Ebola, Marking City's First Case. WSJ story: online.wsj.com/articles/docto…

Oct 23, 2014

RT @sheilawsj: New York doctor who recently returned after treating Ebola patients in West Africa tests positive for the disease on.wsj.com/1tgm6iA

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U.S. New-Home Sales Rose 0.2% in September

online.wsj.com — WASHINGTON-New-home sales rose slightly in September after surging in August, hitting their fastest pace of the recovery despite downward revisions to sales during the summer months. Sales of newly built single-family homes in the U.S. rose 0.2% in September from the prior month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 467,000, the Commerce Department said Friday.
Oct 24, 2014

Re new-home sales: September’s 0.2% gain came with a margin of error of 15.7 percentage points | on.wsj.com/12qOjI4 | #!

Oct 24, 2014

Mind the gap -> Median price of new home was $259,000 in Sept. vs $209,700 for existing homes on.wsj.com/1tjjU9X via @WSJ

Oct 24, 2014

RT @Reddy: Worthless econ data: new home sales. "September’s 0.2% gain came with a margin of error of 15.7 percentage points." on.wsj.com/1z4dLRk

Oct 24, 2014

Worthless econ data: new home sales. "September’s 0.2% gain came with a margin of error of 15.7 percentage points." on.wsj.com/1z4dLRk

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Sales of New Homes Worse Than Most Years in 1980s, 1990s

blogs.wsj.com — Home sales rose to their highest annual pace in September in six years, but the new-home market is still depressed by historical standards. To get a sense of just how painful the housing downturn has been, consider this: excluding the post-2008 depression, sales this year are running at their slowest pace since 1982.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @NickTimiraos: New home sales in the U.S. are running below levels seen in every year from 1983-2008 on.wsj.com/10rBcWs pic.twitter.com/KlBiTZteXc

Oct 24, 2014

RT @NickTimiraos: New home sales in the U.S. are running below levels seen in every year from 1983-2008 on.wsj.com/10rBcWs pic.twitter.com/KlBiTZteXc

Oct 24, 2014

New home sales in the U.S. are running below levels seen in every year from 1983-2008 on.wsj.com/10rBcWs pic.twitter.com/KlBiTZteXc

Republican Party Faces Hurdles in Push to Increase Appeal to Blacks

online.wsj.com — Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus went to Georgia this August to build relationships with African-American voters, and was joined by a local pastor, a college Republican leader and a technology executive. In Michigan last year, he unveiled a black advisory council that included a former auto-company executive, a lawyer and a construction-group chief.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @WSJGraphics: There are 42 African-Americans in Congress, but only one is a Republican on.wsj.com/1woECny pic.twitter.com/ESsOKDPUNf

Oct 24, 2014

Mia Love could be the only black Republican elected to Congress this year. From @siobhanehughes at on.wsj.com/1yrn22M via @WSJ

Oct 24, 2014

GOP faces hurdles in push to increase appeal to blacks; RNC sets up targeted engagement offices on.wsj.com/1yrn22M via @WSJ

Oct 24, 2014

RT @wsjMelanie: Good story by @siobhanehughes about GOP struggling with lack of elected black officials in its quest for Afam support on.wsj.com/1yrn22M

Oct 24, 2014

RT @WSJPolitics: The elections will likely elevate only a single black Republican to Congress: Mia Love on.wsj.com/1yrLLUF #utpol pic.twitter.com/hh6csNKuOf

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J.P. Morgan Discussed Pitfalls to ‘Princeling’ China Hiring in 2006

blogs.wsj.com — The potential pitfalls to an overseas hiring push at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. were raised as early as 2006 when the program was formally beginning to get off the ground, according to documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal and people familiar with the matter.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @DanFitzWSJ: More detail on the 2006 J.P. Morgan meeting where Sons & Daughters hiring pitfalls were discussed: blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2014…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @DanFitzWSJ: More detail on the 2006 J.P. Morgan meeting where Sons & Daughters hiring pitfalls were discussed: blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2014…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @DanFitzWSJ: More detail on the 2006 J.P. Morgan meeting where Sons & Daughters hiring pitfalls were discussed: blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2014…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @DanFitzWSJ: More detail on the 2006 J.P. Morgan meeting where Sons & Daughters hiring pitfalls were discussed: blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2014…

Oct 24, 2014

More detail on the 2006 J.P. Morgan meeting where Sons & Daughters hiring pitfalls were discussed: blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2014…

Ralph Nader to Apple: Fewer Buybacks, More Pay for Workers

blogs.wsj.com — Ralph Nader's shareholder-activism campaign is taking on some big, new targets: Apple Inc. and Carl Icahn. Mr. Nader, the five-time presidential candidate who earlier this year opened a new front in his corporate-reform crusade, sent a letter to Apple Inc.

Even a GOP Senate Win Could Carry an Asterisk or Two

blogs.wsj.com — Republicans could have much to celebrate come Nov. 5, the day after the midterm elections. Multiple prognosticators say the odds are high they will take control of the Senate, at least by a seat or two, and expand their hold over the House.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @NKingofDC: Fun facts. The GOP could take the Senate by gaining six seats in states with 3.7% of the population: on.wsj.com/1womQRu via @WSJPolitics

Oct 24, 2014

RT @NKingofDC: Fun facts. The GOP could take the Senate by gaining six seats in states with 3.7% of the population: on.wsj.com/1womQRu via @WSJPolitics

Oct 24, 2014

RT @NKingofDC: Fun facts. The GOP could take the Senate by gaining six seats in states with 3.7% of the population: on.wsj.com/1womQRu via @WSJPolitics

Oct 24, 2014

RT @BillKristol: Of course, this means Dems now control Sen by holding "six seats in states with 3.7% of the population" @NKingofDC on.wsj.com/1womQRu

Oct 24, 2014

RT @NKingofDC: Fun facts. The GOP could take the Senate by gaining six seats in states with 3.7% of the population: on.wsj.com/1womQRu via @WSJPolitics

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P&G to Exit Duracell Battery Ops

online.wsj.com — Procter & Gamble Co. said it plans to exit its Duracell battery business and will likely split the operation off into a separate company. The world's largest consumer products company had said it plans to shed up to half its brands in an attempt to simplify and speed sales growth.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @ranimolla: Rechargeables in, batteries out: P&G to unload Duracell as it sheds up to half its brands $PG on.wsj.com/1yts8LK http://…

Oct 24, 2014

Rechargeables in, batteries out: P&G to unload Duracell as it sheds up to half its brands $PG on.wsj.com/1yts8LK pic.twitter.com/j0vKxuqepf

Oct 24, 2014

RT @PreetaTweets: Oye, another one that was years in the making: P&G to exit Duracell battery ops $PG on.wsj.com/1yts8LK

Oct 24, 2014

Oye, another one that was years in the making: P&G to exit Duracell battery ops $PG on.wsj.com/1yts8LK

Oct 24, 2014

P&G has said it plans to shed many of its brands. Here's the first business it's exiting: online.wsj.com/articles/p-g-t…

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