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Man Shoots Himself Outside Manhattan News Corp. Building: Police

blogs.wsj.com — A man who police said had a disagreement with his employer opened fire outside the Midtown Manhattan building that houses News Corporation shortly after 9 a.m. Monday, a law-enforcement official said. The man, who is in his 40s and hasn't been identified, shot himself once in the chest outside of 1211 Avenue of the Americas, the official said.
Jan 26, 2015

Former Fox Station Employee Shoots Himself Outside News Corporation Building on.wsj.com/1uRz5Jr via @WSJNY

Jan 26, 2015

Man shoots himself outside News Corp HQ. WSJ opens article for comments. Fuckwittery ensues. blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/201…

Jan 26, 2015

Chilling. A suicide outside my office building this AM. Feeling relieved I worked from home today. blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/201…

Jan 26, 2015

RT @CarolynKing1: Good grief, how sad. Former Fox Station Employee Shoots Himself Outside News Corporation Building on.wsj.com/1uRz5Jr via @WSJNY

Jan 26, 2015

Good grief, how sad. Former Fox Station Employee Shoots Himself Outside News Corporation Building on.wsj.com/1uRz5Jr via @WSJNY

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Narendra Modi’s Suit and Its Message to Obama

blogs.wsj.com — Even the pinstripes on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's suit cannot escape scrutiny. The yellow, almost-gold, stripes that appear against the navy blue wool fitted Indian jacket and pants he wore on Sunday were not simple stitching. They were Mr. Modi's name embroidered into the fabric, said a person familiar with Mr. Modi's wardrobe.
Jan 26, 2015

RT @WSJ: Look closely at this "pinstriped" suit Modi wore to receive Obama: on.wsj.com/1D9yyC0 pic.twitter.com/pUDoh7QEXc

Jan 26, 2015

RT @WSJIndia: Even the pinstripes on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s suit cannot escape scrutiny. on.wsj.com/1Lb56AY pic.twitter.com/FLOQL7dnmp

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Swiss Ski Resort Ignores Franc Exchange Rate, and Flourishes

blogs.wsj.com — Ski resorts in Switzerland have had a tough 2015 so far: scant snow in the early part of the season, fewer moneyed Russians than during previous years, and a soaring Swiss franc since the Swiss National Bank scrapped a currency floor against the euro.
Jan 26, 2015

RT @PhillipaLJ: Swiss ski resort Grächen's special exchange rate can only exist in cash. Use a card, pop the bubble on.wsj.com/1uSdsJ0 via @WSJMoneyBeat

Jan 26, 2015

RT @PhillipaLJ: Swiss ski resort Grächen's special exchange rate can only exist in cash. Use a card, pop the bubble on.wsj.com/1uSdsJ0 via @WSJMoneyBeat

Jan 26, 2015

Swiss ski resort Grächen's special exchange rate can only exist in cash. Use a card, pop the bubble on.wsj.com/1uSdsJ0 via @WSJMoneyBeat

Jan 26, 2015

RT @JosieCoxWSJ: “We had to do something so we decided to play central bank": story of a Swiss ski resort that set its own FX rate blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2015…

Jan 26, 2015

RT @WSJeurope: Swiss ski resort ignores franc exchange rate, and flourishes blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2015…

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IBM Dismisses Report of Massive Layoffs

wsj.com — International Business Machines Corp. dismissed a report stating that massive new layoffs were coming this week for the computing giant. A report in Forbes on Thursday said the company was preparing to cut its workforce by 26%, which would amount to the largest workforce reductions in IBM's history and affect more than 100,000 employees.
Jan 26, 2015

Well then. "IBM does not comment on rumors, even ridiculous or baseless ones” - on report of 100K job cuts wsj.com/articles/ibm-d…

Jan 26, 2015

RT @edbott: Ha ha ha, Forbes: "'IBM does not comment on rumors, even ridiculous or baseless ones,' the spokesman said." wsj.com/articles/ibm-d…

Jan 26, 2015

Ha ha ha, Forbes: "'IBM does not comment on rumors, even ridiculous or baseless ones,' the spokesman said." wsj.com/articles/ibm-d…

Jan 26, 2015

RT @jbrodkin: when will people stop giving any credence to Robert X. Cringely reports? He’s always wrong about IBM layoffs. wsj.com/articles/ibm-d…

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Oculus to Make Virtual-Reality Movies

wsj.com — If you build the content, they will come. That is the theory behind Oculus VR's Story Studio, a new in-house laboratory to create films in virtual reality and to research best practices for storytelling. The studio, expected to be unveiled Monday at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, is a big push by Facebook Inc.'s Oculus to...
Jan 26, 2015

RT @ScottThurm: Oculus is getting in the movie business, virtually of course on.wsj.com/1uRS2Mj via @evelynrusli

Jan 26, 2015

RT @EvelynRusli: Oculus debuts story studio at @sundancefest -- a lab to build VR films and explore storytelling in the medium on.wsj.com/1uRS2Mj

Jan 26, 2015

Oculus is getting in the movie business, virtually of course on.wsj.com/1uRS2Mj via @evelynrusli

Jan 26, 2015

I see guaranteed lifetime employment ahead for generations of opthamologists. on.wsj.com/1uRS2Mj via @WSJ

Jan 26, 2015

Coming to a virtual reality headset near you - Oculus gets into the movie biz on.wsj.com/1uRS2Mj @evelynrusli

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Hedge Funds Learn Secrets Not So Safe

wsj.com — In the hedge-fund world, there is no more closely guarded secret than what stock a firm is preparing to target. But recently, a few fund managers have discovered that their plans may not be as secret as they thought. The reason: Bloomberg LP and other data providers inform banks and brokerages after a subscriber reads their research...
Jan 26, 2015

RT @danacimilluca: If ure a hedgie and u think ure researching stocks on Bloomie or Reuters in secret, think again on.wsj.com/1yTSx8r @davecbenoit explains

Jan 26, 2015

How #Bloomberg reports to banks what research you're reading on its terminals -- & sometimes, even your name. @WSJ: on.wsj.com/1tgRUVA

Jan 26, 2015

RT @DaveCBenoit: Hedge funds crying foul as they learn Bloomberg and other data providers tell brokerages who reads research reports. on.wsj.com/1CXQBKZ

Jan 26, 2015

When hedge fund mngrs read research on potential targets, they leave footprints that alert banks to their intentions: on.wsj.com/1yTSx8r

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European Regulators Pressure Big Banks to Increase Capital

wsj.com — LONDON-European regulators are turning up the pressure on large banks to further strengthen their balance sheets amid nagging concerns about Europe's financial and economic health. The European Central Bank's bank-regulatory arm in recent weeks wrote letters to most of the eurozone's largest banks, instructing some to increase their capital cushions to levels well above formal regulatory requirements and pushing others to improve...
Jan 26, 2015

RT @davidenrich: European regulators, fearful about economy, pressure big banks to boost capital. on.wsj.com/1BeVhtU with @v_dendrinou @guerreraf72

Jan 26, 2015

European regulators pressured big banks to boost capital. Letters sent recently on.wsj.com/1BeVhtU

Jan 26, 2015

RT @dumav: Just months after European bank stress tests, regulator is pushing big banks to raise more capital on.wsj.com/1BeVhtU via @WSJ

Jan 26, 2015

RT @dumav: Just months after European bank stress tests, regulator is pushing big banks to raise more capital on.wsj.com/1BeVhtU via @WSJ

Jan 26, 2015

Just months after European bank stress tests, regulator is pushing big banks to raise more capital on.wsj.com/1BeVhtU via @WSJ

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Chris Christie Joins Crowded GOP Fight for Donors

wsj.com — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and his supporters have formed a political-action committee ahead of a likely bid for president, adding a third well-known Republican figure to the fight for campaign funds among the party's core donor class. The launch of the PAC, called Leadership Matters for America, is the clearest sign yet that Mr. Christie is running.
Jan 26, 2015

Christie backers have talked about a super PAC but no plans yet to start one. Bush, Romney, Jindal already have them. on.wsj.com/1BcC2B3

Jan 26, 2015

RT @heatherhaddon: Armed with new PAC, @GovChristie has made the clearest sign yet he's giving 2016 a go on.wsj.com/1BcC2B3 via @WSJ

Jan 26, 2015

Christie steps into '16 stream, forms PAC. “There’s a void right now in leadership" DuHaime tells @heatherhaddon on.wsj.com/1BcC2B3

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Vaccine Skeptics on the Rise

wsj.com — The measles outbreak that began at California's Disneyland Resort last month is part of a new trend that worries public health officials. Large outbreaks in the U.S. of the highly infectious disease have become more common in the past two years, even though measles hasn't been indigenous since 2000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Jan 26, 2015

RT @JeanneWhalen: Measles outbreaks in the U.S. are getting bigger, and affluent, vaccine-denying parents are partly to blame. on.wsj.com/1uOeUfE via @WSJ

Jan 26, 2015

Measles outbreaks in the U.S. are getting bigger, and affluent, vaccine-denying parents are partly to blame. on.wsj.com/1uOeUfE via @WSJ

Jan 26, 2015

RT @JeanneWhalen: Measles outbreaks in the U.S. are getting bigger, and affluent, vaccine-denying parents are partly to blame. on.wsj.com/1uOeUfE via @WSJ

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How Grandson of Auschwitz Boss Is Trying to Remake Family Name

wsj.com — WEIL DER STADT, Germany-When Auschwitz commemorates the 70th anniversary of its liberation on Jan. 27, the ceremonies will include an unlikely attendee: the grandson of the camp commandant who was held responsible for 1.1 million deaths there. Rainer Hoess, 49 years old, has grappled with the curse of his bloodline since his teens.
Jan 26, 2015

How the grandson of the Auschwitz boss is trying to remake his family name. on.wsj.com/1uOMSk9 via @WSJ

Jan 26, 2015

How the grandson of the Auschwitz commandant is trying to remake his family name. on.wsj.com/1uOMSk9 via @WSJ

Jan 26, 2015

Whatever his motives, awful to bear that name: How grandson of Auschwitz boss is trying to remake his family name. on.wsj.com/1uOMSk9

Jan 26, 2015

How the grandson of the Auschwitz boss Rudolf Hoess is trying to remake his family name. on.wsj.com/1uOMSk9 pic.twitter.com/TsNUEyC8do

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Syriza Win in Greek Election Sets Up New Europe Clash

wsj.com — ATHENS-Greek voters handed power to a radical leftist party in national elections on Sunday, a popular rebellion against the bitter economic medicine Greece has swallowed for five years and a rebuke of the fellow European countries that prescribed it. With nearly all votes counted, opposition party Syriza was on track to win about half the seats in Parliament.
Jan 26, 2015

RT @pdacosta: Some 25% of Greeks remain jobless, while a quarter of households live close to the poverty line. on.wsj.com/1uMDsp9

Jan 26, 2015

RT @pdacosta: Some 25% of Greeks remain jobless, while a quarter of households live close to the poverty line. on.wsj.com/1uMDsp9

Jan 26, 2015

#Greece is two years ahead of the curve” - Syriza victory signals rise of radical challengers across #Europe: on.wsj.com/1uv6806

Jan 26, 2015

RT @evoLEASEtion: Hmmm can Syrizas magic wand turn pumpkins into chariots ? RT @JonChevreau: Greek Vote Sets Up New Europe Clash online.wsj.com/articles/syriz…

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Five Things Modi Did to Impress Obama

blogs.wsj.com — Only With Modi. In his toast during a state dinner on Sunday in New Delhi, President Barack Obama gave an insight into his visit with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "I have often said that my life story could only happen in America, but, of course, prime minister, your story could only happen in India," Mr. Obama said.
Jan 26, 2015

Never seen anything like this #STYLE MT@WSJ: India PM Modi wore his name on his sleeve. on.wsj.com/1C65kqo pic.twitter.com/yt2EsT3tte

Jan 26, 2015

Intense. RT@WSJ: Five things Modi did to impress Obama. 1. He wore his name on his sleeve on.wsj.com/1C65kqo pic.twitter.com/B8d5wVnq37

Jan 26, 2015

RT @WSJ: Five things Modi did to impress Obama. 1. He wore his name on his sleeve on.wsj.com/1C65kqo pic.twitter.com/EWqFgLXj3J

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New York City Blizzard Could Rank Among Worst in History

blogs.wsj.com — This week's blizzard could rank among the most severe in history, dropping up to 24 inches of snow on New York City.According to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the biggest snowstorm on record to hit New York was Feb. 11-12, 2006. Nearly 27 inches of snow was recorded in Central Park.
Jan 26, 2015

My son was born in the middle of #20 - New York City Blizzard Could Rank Among Worst in History on.wsj.com/1uRCt7m via @WSJNY

Jan 26, 2015

I have been around for six of these! New York City Blizzard Could Rank Among Worst in History on.wsj.com/1uRCt7m via @WSJNY

Jan 26, 2015

RT @ranimolla: Chart: Biggest NYC snowstorms in history—today's could rank among the worst on.wsj.com/1uRCt7m pic.twitter.com/r7tgJEjiYw

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Sling TV: A Giant Step From Cable

wsj.com — Television is finally escaping the clutches of cable. The latest cable monopoly to fall is live TV. An Internet service launching Tuesday called Sling TV streams a dozen of the most popular networks, including ESPN, CNN, TBS and Disney Channel,-for a flat $20 a month.
Jan 26, 2015

Not sure I'd like to be in the rusty ball-and-chain cable business these days. #BattleBornMedia wsj.com/articles/sling…

Jan 26, 2015

Reviews are in for Dish's Sling TV, a cable-like streaming service: on.wsj.com/1JP3R73 qz.com/332746 It starts to launch Tues.

Jan 26, 2015

.@geoffreyfowler likes Dish Sling TV but says he'd prefer no TV middleman. I think future will include distributors. on.wsj.com/1JP3R73

Jan 26, 2015

Sling TV picture looks equivalent to cable HD when I stream via my home broadband, but takes a sec to up-res. on.wsj.com/1Da8QgK

Jan 26, 2015

$20/mo Sling TV still requires home broadband, but targets a generation who wouldn’t be caught dead without it anyway on.wsj.com/1Da8QgK

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New York Area Braces for Blizzard

wsj.com — The tri-state region is bracing for a blizzard Monday that could measure up as one of the worst snowstorms in New York City history. With a possibility of 30 inches of snow and wind gusts of 65 miles an hour, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio came out Sunday with members of his emergency response team to urge residents to use extreme caution...
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Spanish Star Iker Casillas Interested in Joining MLS

wsj.com — First it was Frank Lampard . Then England captain Steven Gerrard decided to cross the pond. Now, Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas is making noises about joining the wave of European stars departing for Major League Soccer. "I have no problem of saying that I would like to play in the U.S.," Casillas said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal this month.
Jan 26, 2015

In an interview, Real Madrid and Spain captain Iker Casillas says he may be MLS bound: on.wsj.com/1BrL2oD Video: on.wsj.com/1uRXizy

Jan 26, 2015

RT @mrjohncrowley: Real Madrid and Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas says he is interested in joining MLS wsj.com/articles/spani… by @JoshRobinson23 cc @Busfield

Jan 26, 2015

RT @GlennDavisSoc: Real Madrid and Spain World Cup keeper Iker Casillas to MLS? Listen to what Iker has to say about it. fb.me/4c7ZHSCFV

Jan 26, 2015

Real Madrid and Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas says he is interested in joining MLS wsj.com/articles/spani… by @JoshRobinson23 cc @Busfield

Jan 26, 2015

Real Madrid's Iker Casillas tells the Wall Street Journal he would like to play in the US wsj.com/articles/spani…

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Malaysia Airlines Website Hacked by Group Calling Itself ‘Cyber Caliphate’

wsj.com — SINGAPORE-Malaysia Airlines, still recovering from the loss of two aircraft last year that left 537 people dead or missing, had its website hacked by a group claiming be aligned with the Islamic State extremist group. The browser window of the website, www.malaysiaairlines.com, said "ISIS WILL PREVAIL" and the airline's ticket booking and other services were unavailable.
Jan 26, 2015

Malaysia Airlines website hacked by group calling itself ‘Cyber Caliphate’ on.wsj.com/1BqDxhG via @WSJ

Jan 26, 2015

Take a look at what group calling itself "Cyber Caliphate" did to Malaysia Airlines website. wsj.com/articles/malay…

Jan 26, 2015

RT @R_Wall: Malaysia Airlines website hacked by group calling itself ‘Cyber Caliphate’ on.wsj.com/1BqDxhG

Jan 26, 2015

Malaysia Airlines website hacked by group calling itself ‘Cyber Caliphate’ on.wsj.com/1BqDxhG

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Medicare to Rework Billions in Payments

wsj.com — WASHINGTON-The Obama administration on Monday set an ambitious goal to rework hundreds of billions of dollars in Medicare payments to doctors and hospitals in an effort to end waste and make older Americans healthier.
Jan 26, 2015

RT @janetadamy: Medicare wants to tie half of payments to doctors, hospitals to performance @louiseradnofsky @melindabeckwsj on.wsj.com/1uSnjyu

Jan 26, 2015

MT @janetadamy: Medicare wants to tie half of payments to doctors, hospitals to performance on.wsj.com/1uSnjyu

Jan 26, 2015

Medicare wants to tie half of payments to doctors, hospitals to performance @louiseradnofsky @melindabeckwsj on.wsj.com/1uSnjyu

Jan 26, 2015

Burwell wants 50% of Medicare payments to doctors and hospitals to be performance-based on.wsj.com/1uSnjyu pic.twitter.com/93cTGkBCvt

Jan 26, 2015

Obama administration's ambitious goal to change how docs get paid: 50% of Medicare payments based on quality by 2018. on.wsj.com/1uSnjyu

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Greece Must Repay Debt, Restructuring Talks Possible, ECB Board Member Says

wsj.com — PARIS-The new Greek administration will have to repay the country's debt, which is ultimately owed to taxpayers in the eurozone, even though talks on a debt maturity extension are possible, European Central Bank executive board member Benoît Coeuré said Monday.
Jan 26, 2015

RT @WSJmarkets: Greece must repay its debt, European officials say. "There are rules, there are agreements." on.wsj.com/1BdpbOU pic.twitter.com/CipRzrhsWU

Jan 26, 2015

that was fast RT @Simon_Nixon Greece must repay debt, Europe officials say on.wsj.com/1BdpbOU via @WSJ

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