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After Flight 17 Crash, Agony, Debris and Heartbreak in Ukraine Villages

online.wsj.com — PETROPAVLIVKA, Ukraine-Even before Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down, the war raging between Ukraine and pro-Russia rebels created crushing challenges for the mayor of this small, worn-down village. Natalya Voloshina couldn't pay municipal salaries, pensions or energy bills because money from the central government in Kiev was frozen.
Jul 26, 2014

RT @BruceOrwall: A war rages, a plane crashes and no one comes to the rescue. Meet the amazing people of the villages where #MH17 fell on.wsj.com/1zdMn0M

Jul 26, 2014

After Flight 17 crash, agony, debris and heartbreak in Ukraine villages on.wsj.com/1zdMn0M

Jul 26, 2014

A war rages, a plane crashes and no one comes to the rescue. Meet the amazing people of the villages where #MH17 fell on.wsj.com/1zdMn0M

Jul 26, 2014

RT @RickBrooksWSJ: Father Sergei thought the world was ending. Then came a hail of bodies. @PaulSonne et al. on.wsj.com/1uoRI6w pic.twitter.com/9I7H4eEoLM

Jul 26, 2014

RT @shishkinp: Just "wow" kind of story by @paulsonne and @wsj #ukraine team: Villages Left Traumatized by MH17 Crash online.wsj.com/articles/after…

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Former Bear Stearns Chief Alan 'Ace' Greenberg Dies

online.wsj.com — Alan "Ace" Greenberg, the executive who helped turn Bear Stearns Cos. into one of the world's biggest and most daring investment banks, died in New York on Friday at the age of 86 of complications from cancer.
Jul 25, 2014

RT @jacobbunge: 'Periodically, we will collect excess paper clips and sell them' on.wsj.com/1t4G1Ab wit & wisdom of the late Ace Greenb…

Jul 25, 2014

'Periodically, we will collect excess paper clips and sell them' on.wsj.com/1t4G1Ab wit & wisdom of the late Ace Greenberg, via @WSJ

Jul 25, 2014

RT @rapoportwsj: Great anecdotes about Ace Greenberg from @michaelsiconolf in our story remembering the legendary Bear Stearns CEO: on.wsj.com/1t4G1Ab

Jul 25, 2014

Great anecdotes about Ace Greenberg from @michaelsiconolf in our story remembering the legendary Bear Stearns CEO: on.wsj.com/1t4G1Ab

Jul 25, 2014

Former Bear Stearns Chief Alan 'Ace' Greenberg dies at age 86 on.wsj.com/1t4G1Ab via @WSJ

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A Moment of Hope in Gaza, Followed by Disaster

online.wsj.com — BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip-After days of fighting around a United Nations shelter, word spread that buses were on the way, as hundreds gathered in the yard to await their escape. But an attack came first. Survivors said at least four blasts struck the throng of evacuees on Thursday.
Jul 26, 2014

RT @TamerELG: The testimony of the survivors of the attack on a UN shelter in Gaza was remarkably consistent and wrenching. online.wsj.com/articles/a-mom…

Jul 26, 2014

RT @TamerELG: The testimony of the survivors of the attack on a UN shelter in Gaza was remarkably consistent and wrenching. online.wsj.com/articles/a-mom…

Jul 26, 2014

"We were like sardines in a can," online.wsj.com/articles/a-mom… @TamerElG speaks to survivors of the attack on Beit Hanoun elementary school. #Gaza

Jul 26, 2014

The testimony of the survivors of the attack on a UN shelter in Gaza was remarkably consistent and wrenching. online.wsj.com/articles/a-mom…

Jul 25, 2014

No quarter: 18 days of fighting have left many of Gaza's 1.8 million people with no safe place to go on.wsj.com/1rF1spw

Sen. John Walsh: PTSD Not to Blame for Plagiarism

blogs.wsj.com — Two days after Sen. John Walsh suggested he may have plagiarized a graduate school paper because of post-traumatic stress disorder, he told a Montana radio host that wasn't the case. "I am in no way, no way, tying what I did to any type of PTSD," the Montana Democrat said in a Friday interview with KMMS radio in Bozeman.
Jul 25, 2014

"I may have said that, if that was the thought of that, that’s not at all in any way what I meant or said." blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2014/…

Jul 25, 2014

RT @WesleyLowery: "I may have said that, if that was the thought of that, that’s not at all in any way what I meant or said.” blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2014/…

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Sound Off: Bose Sues Beats Over Noise-Cancelling Patents

blogs.wsj.com — Bose is suing Beats Electronics, the headphone and speaker maker that Apple agreed to acquire for $3 billion earlier this year, for infringing on patents related to its noise-cancelling technology. Bose filed the lawsuit on Friday in U.S.
Jul 25, 2014

RT @daiwaka: Bose Sues Beats Over Noise-Cancelling Patents, Source says shouldn't affect deal with Apple on.wsj.com/1zd0nrx via @WSJD

Jul 25, 2014

RT @ScottKirsner: Framingham-based @bosecorp is suing headphone-maker @beatsbydre for infringing on its noise-cancellation patents: blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/07…

Jul 25, 2014

Framingham-based @bosecorp is suing headphone-maker @beatsbydre for infringing on its noise-cancellation patents: blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/07…

Jul 25, 2014

RT @daiwaka: Bose Sues Beats Over Noise-Cancelling Patents, Source says shouldn't affect deal with Apple on.wsj.com/1zd0nrx via @WSJD

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The Federal Government Emerges as Lone Star of the Dreary First Quarter

blogs.wsj.com — The economy had an unusual bright spot in the dreary first quarter: the federal government. After two years of dragging on growth, the federal government's economic output gave an annualized 3.2% lift to the overall economy in the first quarter, the Commerce Department said Friday.
Jul 25, 2014

RT @BenLeubsdorf: The federal government, "Lone Star of the Dreary First Quarter," via @EricMorath on.wsj.com/1zcXzed

Jul 25, 2014

The federal government, "Lone Star of the Dreary First Quarter," via @EricMorath on.wsj.com/1zcXzed

Jul 25, 2014

Derp. RT @SarahPortlock: The US finance industry as large as govt and healthcare sectors combined, @ericmorath finds bit.ly/1phchfU

Jul 25, 2014

RT @SarahPortlock: The US finance industry as large as govt and healthcare sectors combined, @ericmorath finds bit.ly/1phchfU bit.ly/1phchw8

Jul 25, 2014

RT @EricMorath U.S. finance industry as large as government and healthcare sectors combined. blogs.wsj.com/economics/inde…pic.twitter.com/ZEyXrEti6o

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Goldman Faces Record Payout in Mortgage Case

online.wsj.com — Goldman Sachs Group Inc. may soon face the largest legal payout in its 140-plus years. The New York investment bank has held settlement talks in recent months with the Federal Housing Finance Agency, a U.S. regulator that oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, according to people familiar with the negotiations.
Jul 25, 2014

RT @pdacosta: And still too big to fail: Goldman Sachs may face largest legal payout in its 140-plus years over shoddy mortgages. on.wsj.com/1rFxuBT

Jul 25, 2014

And still too big to fail: Goldman Sachs may face largest legal payout in its 140-plus years over shoddy mortgages. on.wsj.com/1rFxuBT

Jul 25, 2014

RT @NickTimiraos: Goldman Sachs could face a record $1.25 billion payout to settle FHFA lawsuit m.us.wsj.com/articles/goldm…

Jul 25, 2014

RT @NickTimiraos: Goldman Sachs could face a record $1.25 billion payout to settle FHFA lawsuit m.us.wsj.com/articles/goldm…

Jul 25, 2014

Goldman Sachs could face a record $1.25 billion payout to settle FHFA lawsuit m.us.wsj.com/articles/goldm…

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SEC Drops Probe Into Facebook for Pre-IPO Disclosures

blogs.wsj.com — Facebook on Thursday said the Securities and Exchange Commission dropped its probe into the company over disclosures about advertising revenue ahead of its May 2012 initial public offering. The SEC had been investigating whether any violations had occurred when some clients of Facebook's investment bankers were notified just days ahead of the IPO that the company's ad revenue was lower than expected.
Jul 25, 2014

SEC Drops Probe Into Facebook for Pre-IPO Disclosures on.wsj.com/1umPYL3 via @WSJD

Jul 25, 2014

Facebook’s Wall Street underwriters told big clients only of a reduced revenue forecast. SEC? No problem blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/07…

Jul 25, 2014

RT @Techmeme: SEC Drops Probe Into Facebook for Pre-IPO Disclosures (@reedalbergotti / Wall Street Journal) blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/07… techmeme.com/140725/p10#a14…

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Mark Cuban on Tax Inversions: If You Move Overseas, I’m Selling Your Stock

blogs.wsj.com — Billionaire investor Mark Cuban isn't a fan of tax inversions. In a series of tweets and interviews, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks said companies that buy a company to take advantage of another country's lower tax rate are " gaming the system." If the trend continues, he expects taxes in the U.S.
Jul 25, 2014

RT @IvanTheK: This was the nuttiest thing in finance today: MCuban on Tax Inversions: If You Move Overseas, I’m Selling Your Stock on.wsj.com/1mMYOIb

Jul 25, 2014

RT @lizrhoffman: Mark Cuban on inversion deals: "If you move offshore for tax reasons I’m selling your stock” on.wsj.com/1mMYOIb via @WSJMoneyBeat

Jul 25, 2014

Mark Cuban on inversions: “If I own stock in your co and you move offshore for tax reasons I’m selling your stock” blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2014…

Jul 25, 2014

RT @lizrhoffman: Mark Cuban on inversion deals: "If you move offshore for tax reasons I’m selling your stock” on.wsj.com/1mMYOIb via @WSJMoneyBeat

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African Land Disputes Breed Violence, Poverty

online.wsj.com — Residents of Kenya's Lamu Island awoke on July 7 to find leaflets emblazoned with the insignia of Somalia's al-Shabaab Islamist militancy. Locals said the message was clear: If you are Christian, get off our land. "We warn Christians and Kenyan government to stop oppressing our Muslim brothers," read a flier seen by The Wall Street Journal.
Jul 26, 2014

From Nigeria to Kenya, tension over land is fuelling insurgency. @heidivogt and I take a look on.wsj.com/1rG0rOe via @WSJ

Jul 26, 2014

How competition for land is fueling conflict in parts of Africa, by @patmcgroarty & @HeidiVogt and on.wsj.com/1rG0rOe

There's No Flying in Drone School

online.wsj.com — Welcome to drone school. Please don't fly any drones. Capitalizing on an anticipated boom in the unmanned-aircraft industry, several U.S. universities and colleges are launching training programs for future drone pilots. The problem: the Federal Aviation Administration says its rules barring commercial use of drones apply to teaching programs as well, effectively prohibiting students from hands-on instruction.
Jul 25, 2014

You can go to drone flying school, but don't expect to actually fly at it. @jacknicas explains: on.wsj.com/1tLnGG4

Jul 25, 2014

RT @jasonrdean: Schools charge up to $175K for a drones degree--but they can't let you fly any actual drones on.wsj.com/1rEsIEC by @jacknicas @aegallo

Jul 25, 2014

A bachelor's degree at drone school can cost up to $175,000. But they can't let you fly a drone. on.wsj.com/1rEsIEC via @WSJ

Jul 25, 2014

A bachelor's degree at drone school can cost up to $175,000. But they can't let you fly a drone. on.wsj.com/1rEsIEC via @WSJ

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Catching Meals Across America: Anthony's Recker-mendations

online.wsj.com — MILWAUKEE-Major-league players receive about $100 extra to spend on meals for every away game on the road. Few take better advantage than Anthony Recker, the Mets' backup catcher, amateur chef and resident gourmet.
Jul 25, 2014

RT @jareddiamond: Anthony Recker is one of the biggest foodies in MLB. He sat with us to discuss his restaurant picks in every NL city: on.wsj.com/1rSiP5E

Jul 25, 2014

RT @jareddiamond: Anthony Recker is one of the biggest foodies in MLB. He sat with us to discuss his restaurant picks in every NL city: on.wsj.com/1rSiP5E

Jul 25, 2014

Anthony Recker is one of the biggest foodies in MLB. He sat with us to discuss his restaurant picks in every NL city: on.wsj.com/1rSiP5E

The Wright Stuff: Bremont's New Aviation Watch

online.wsj.com — MUSLIN, A SOFT, smooth fabric, isn't usually associated with the winding mechanism of a watch. But it will be a piece of muslin, 111 years old, that will soon link one of the most famous planes ever built with the revival of British watchmaking. On Dec.
Jul 25, 2014

RT @WSJ: This watch includes swatches of fabric from the Wright brothers' Kitty Hawk plane on.wsj.com/WEVsSJ

Jul 25, 2014

@WSJ @ENGPHOTO : This watch includes swatches of fabric from the Wright brothers' Kitty Hawk plane on.wsj.com/WEVsSJ

The Spending Habits of India’s Super Rich Revealed

blogs.wsj.com — If you are Indian and worth more than $4 million, you probably like Chinese food. That was one of the findings of a Kotak Wealth Management report this week on the spending habits of India's rich.

Russia's Polonium Widow

online.wsj.com — London When they first met in Moscow in the summer of 1993, Marina Litvinenko was struck by Alexander Litvinenko's youthfulness. "I found Sasha a very easygoing guy, very funny and very protective," Ms. Litvinenko tells me, using the diminutive form of her late husband's first name.