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How America’s Top Industries Have Changed, 1990-2013

blogs.wsj.com — The U.S.'s most dominant industries look a lot different than they did less than 25 years ago. From 1990 to 2013, the top industries by employment have changed from mostly manufacturing to mostly health-care and social-assistance jobs in the majority of states, according to a U.S.
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Healthcare tops US jobs "@WSJ: How America's top industries have changed from 1990 to 2013: on.wsj.com/1rvYqSP pic.twitter.com/5gB9cDjd4W

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RT @MtthwRose: In just two decades, healthcare supplanted manufacturing as a primary source of employment: on.wsj.com/WK4JJ6 pic.twitter.com/hX80XXrcAv

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@WSJ: How America's top industries have changed from 1990 to 2013: on.wsj.com/1rvYqSP pic.twitter.com/xCvRQFcnCy” Fantastic map #healthcare

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Chinese Corruption Probe Stretches Into Canada

online.wsj.com — A Chinese government anticorruption investigation that already has swept aside dozens of officials is now stretching into Canada. A shake-up has hit state-run China National Petroleum Corp.'s Canadian operations and a billion-dollar oil-sands project is now in limbo.
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RT @gregorhunter: Two Chinese executives at CNPC in Canada have disappeared as corruption probe into Zhou Yongkang goes West online.wsj.com/articles/chine…

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RT @gregorhunter: Two Chinese executives at CNPC in Canada have disappeared as corruption probe into Zhou Yongkang goes West online.wsj.com/articles/chine…

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RT @gregorhunter: Two Chinese executives at CNPC in Canada have disappeared as corruption probe into Zhou Yongkang goes West online.wsj.com/articles/chine…

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Photos of the Day: July 28

online.wsj.com — In photos chosen Monday by Wall Street Journal editors, firefighters douse a blaze in Tripoli, Palestinians mourn the death of a child in Gaza, police block protesters in the Philippines, and more.
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RT @WSJ: A long-exposure image shows a fire near Yosemite National Park. More photos of the day: on.wsj.com/1rLqwwR pic.twitter.com/4cJOORjB7k

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Eerily but beautiful RT @WSJ: A long-exposure image shows a fire near Yosemite National Park.: on.wsj.com/1rLqwwR pic.twitter.com/yGPnTCtfBO

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RT @MeredithFrost: Wow. "long-exposure image shows a fire burning near Yosemite National Park, CA, late Sunday." on.wsj.com/1rTmgd8 pic.twitter.com/2BQfxNuVq7

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RT @WSJ: A long-exposure image shows a fire near Yosemite National Park. More photos of the day: on.wsj.com/1rLqwwR pic.twitter.com/4cJOORjB7k

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RT @WSJ: A long-exposure image shows a fire near Yosemite National Park. More photos of the day: on.wsj.com/1rLqwwR pic.twitter.com/4cJOORjB7k

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The Class of ’94: Is Amazon Really King?

blogs.wsj.com — The year is 1994. The U.S. economy is in the early years of a 16-year long period of expansion, the Cold War is over, globalization is kicking into high gear and the Internet is emerging as the Thing That Changes All Things. Sounds like a pretty good time to start a business, right?
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RT @lorakolodny: Who generated most profit is not same as who made biggest economic impact. V. interesting! Tech class o' 94 via @WSJ blogs.wsj.com/corporate-inte…

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Who generated most profit is not same as who made biggest economic impact. V. interesting! Tech class o' 94 via @WSJ blogs.wsj.com/corporate-inte…

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RT @dkberman: Yahoo, GameStop & Amazon were all founded in 1994. Guess which one has made the least money? on.wsj.com/1k49OpX http://t.…

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In terms of pure profit, GameStop has made more than Amazon in the past 20 years: on.wsj.com/WKbk6l pic.twitter.com/RkI1JP7JuT

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RT @dkberman: Yahoo, GameStop & Amazon were all founded in 1994. Guess which one has made the least money? on.wsj.com/1k49OpX http://t.…

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How Much Do You Know About Air Pollution in China? Take the CRT Challege

blogs.wsj.com — You've read about it, you've lived it, you've breathed it - or at least seen grim photos like the one above. But how much do you really know about China's air quality? With the AQI in Beijing today hitting above 200 - surely not the most harrowing levels the city's seen, but still pretty darn gross - China Real Time is putting readers to the test.

Stock Market Regains Its Faith in Humanity

online.wsj.com — As he hustled to buy a large block of stock for a client one recent morning, Paul Darin did something that might seem like a relic from a bygone Wall Street era: He picked up the phone.
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Stock trades via humans is becoming more popular, say humans who trade stock, even though its share keeps dropping. on.wsj.com/1xqBWUZ

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Buying and selling stock the old-fashioned way—using humans—is becoming fashionable again on.wsj.com/1zmzh1p @WSJMarkets @DanStrumpf

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And the algos wept. Buying and selling stock the old-fashioned way is becoming fashionable again on.wsj.com/1zmzh1p via @WSJ

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Computers not taking over yet: About 55% of stock trading by dollar volume done old-fashion way last year on.wsj.com/1zmzh1p @DanStrumpf

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RT @WSJMoneyBeat: Buying and selling stock the old-fashioned way—using humans—is becoming fashionable again on.wsj.com/1zmzh1p via @DanStrumpf

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Small Banks' Customers Hit Hard by Overdraft Fees

online.wsj.com — Hundreds of small and regional banks are clinging to a controversial practice that can cause consumers to rack up multiple overdraft fees in the same day, even as the biggest lenders are backing away. Roughly 16% of U.S.
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RT @WSJGraphics: How banks increase the chances of triggering multiple overdraft charges on checking accounts on.wsj.com/1kjP0ev pic.twitter.com/wYeeK3GLJD

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U.S. banks collected $31.9 billion in overdraft fees last year, a lot it by using a controversial procedure on.wsj.com/1zmMo2r via @WSJ

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RT @CritterDJ: Same firms that are petitioning for reg relief: Smaller banks stick to controversial practice on.wsj.com/1zmMo2r

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RT @CritterDJ: Same firms that are petitioning for reg relief: Smaller banks stick to controversial practice on.wsj.com/1zmMo2r

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Same firms that are petitioning for reg relief: Smaller banks stick to controversial practice on.wsj.com/1zmMo2r

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Aruba Says Venezuela Raised Military Pressure on It

online.wsj.com — CARACAS-The Netherlands' release of a former top Venezuelan official wanted by the U.S. for alleged drug trafficking came after Venezuela raised economic and military pressure on two Dutch islands in the Caribbean, a top Aruban official said Monday.
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L'affaire Carvajal: Aruba says Venezuela raised military pressure on it on.wsj.com/1ArKIWZ

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RT @A_Grossman: "Officials in the Manhattan U.S. attorney's office feel the Dutch caved in to pressure from Venezuela" online.wsj.com/articles/aruba…

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RT @A_Grossman: " Venezuelan navy ships neared Aruba and Curaçao over the weekend as Dutch officials were debating what to do..." online.wsj.com/articles/aruba…

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"Officials in the Manhattan U.S. attorney's office feel the Dutch caved in to pressure from Venezuela" online.wsj.com/articles/aruba…

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" Venezuelan navy ships neared Aruba and Curaçao over the weekend as Dutch officials were debating what to do..." online.wsj.com/articles/aruba…

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BofA Deal With U.S. Is Hung Up Over Penalties Tied to Countrywide, Merrill

online.wsj.com — Negotiations between Bank of America Corp. and the Justice Department have hit a snag over whether the firm should pay a cash penalty for the dealings of Countrywide Financial Corp. and Merrill Lynch & Co., according to people familiar with the talks.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @A_Grossman: BofA trying, failing to convince DoJ it shouldnt pay for bad bonds sold by its partners in crisis-era shotgun mergers online.wsj.com/articles/bofa-…

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Latest mortgage-settlement chapter: $BAC offers DOJ a $13b payment. Justice Dept. says no thanks on.wsj.com/1zo141r via @WSJ

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RT @A_Grossman: BofA trying, failing to convince DoJ it shouldnt pay for bad bonds sold by its partners in crisis-era shotgun mergers online.wsj.com/articles/bofa-…

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BofA trying, failing to convince DoJ it shouldnt pay for bad bonds sold by its partners in crisis-era shotgun mergers online.wsj.com/articles/bofa-…

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BofA wants same kind of mortgage settlement as $JPM had. But the Justice Dept. isn't ready to make that deal, on.wsj.com/1zo141r @WSJ

In Home of Dalai Lama, Traffic Jams Stress Spiritually-Minded Monks

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Miss Tibet, a hermit, the Dalai Lama and a hammered dulcimer: I write about traffic jams in today's @WSJ. online.wsj.com/articles/in-ho…

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Indians' love for honking has reachd Dalai Lama's abode; stressing out monks. Sigh. on.wsj.com/1pnysB8 via @JessePesta

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(Ahed) Hoping for a spiritual retreat with @DalaiLama? Traffic might mess up your plans: on.wsj.com/1As3xt7 via @JessePesta @WSJ

Airbnb Taps Business Travel Market With Concur

blogs.wsj.com — Airbnb, a popular site for vacation rentals, now wants to book more business travelers. The startup on Monday said it is partnering with expense-software maker Concur to let corporate customers book apartments and homes directly from Concur's TripLink service and automatically fill out expense reports.
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RT @mims: More business travelers than ever can now book AirBnBs instead of hotels. This is going to be huge for the company. m.us.wsj.com/articles/BL-DG…

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More business travelers than ever can now book AirBnBs instead of hotels. This is going to be huge for the company. m.us.wsj.com/articles/BL-DG…

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RT @WSJD: Airbnb is partnering with Concur, the expense-software maker, to book more business travelers. (No tree houses.) on.wsj.com/1tRt1vw

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Smart - Airbnb Taps Business Travel Market With Concur on.wsj.com/1tRt1vw via @WSJD

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Airbnb Taps Business Travel Market With Concur murph.me/1nQXxV6 @wsj

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Investors Bet on China's Large Property Developers

online.wsj.com — As a slowdown hits China's real-estate market, investors are turning bullish and buying up stocks of large property developers on bets they will not only ride out the storm but also grow bigger.
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Investors bet on China's large property developers. Smaller cities remain a concern. on.wsj.com/1tgMwjs

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China's housing market stinks but shares of big developers are on a tear. Investors betting the big get bigger. on.wsj.com/1tgMwjs

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Investors bet on China's large property developers on.wsj.com/1tgMwjs via @WSJ

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RT @daniel_of_inman: Chinese developers up 16% in July - they're hot property again amid the real estate slowdown. online.wsj.com/articles/inves… pic.twitter.com/jXcXZsyJVG

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Calling a bottom or catching the falling knife? Investors pile into big Chinese property. on.wsj.com/1tgMwjs

Meet the SEC's 6,500 Whistleblowers

online.wsj.com — What do four adult entertainers, 138 engineers, a handful of pilots and a pastor have in common? They all think they have hot tips about an alleged financial fraud. They are also among the more than 6,500 people who have offered confidential information under the whistleblower program of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Meet the SEC's 6,500 whistleblowers, who provided confidential data under agency program on.wsj.com/1o7RKq2 via @WSJ

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Meet the SEC's 6,500 whistleblowers, who provided confidential data under agency program on.wsj.com/1o7RKq2 via @WSJ

Jul 28, 2014

Meet the SEC's 6,500 whistleblowers, who provided confidential data under agency program on.wsj.com/1o7RKq2 via @WSJ

The Streak Is Over: Herbalife Misses Estimates

blogs.wsj.com — Herbalife Ltd.'s profit streak is over. The marketer of nutritional supplements reported second-quarter profit that fell short of Wall Street's expectations, the first time since 2008 that Herbalife missed estimates. Shares slumped 9.6% in after-hours trading. The stock closed Monday at $67.48, up 2.2% on the day.
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RT @srussolillo: The streak is over: Herbalife's profit misses estimates for 1st time since '08. $HLF down 9.6% on.wsj.com/1uANbOl pic.twitter.com/6CEA9d9gYs

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RT @srussolillo: The streak is over: Herbalife's profit misses estimates for 1st time since '08. $HLF down 9.6% on.wsj.com/1uANbOl pic.twitter.com/6CEA9d9gYs

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RT @srussolillo: The streak is over: Herbalife's profit misses estimates for 1st time since '08. $HLF down 9.6% on.wsj.com/1uANbOl pic.twitter.com/6CEA9d9gYs

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RT @srussolillo: The streak is over: Herbalife's profit misses estimates for 1st time since '08. $HLF down 9.6% on.wsj.com/1uANbOl pic.twitter.com/6CEA9d9gYs

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The streak is over: Herbalife's profit misses estimates for 1st time since '08. $HLF down 9.6% on.wsj.com/1uANbOl pic.twitter.com/6CEA9d9gYs

Liberia Shuts Borders Amid Ebola Outbreak

online.wsj.com — The largest Ebola outbreak in history prompted Liberia to close its borders on Monday, as the government worked to educate its citizens about the disease. Five months after Ebola took root in Guinea, quickly spreading to its West African neighbors, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf shut down Liberia's borders, banned large gatherings such as...
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The Ebola outbreak which has killed 672 already is a huge tragedy for Africa. Hope Europe and the Gulf are prepared. online.wsj.com/articles/liber…

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RT @UjessU: Liberia closed most of its borders in effort to contain Ebola virus which has infected 1,000+ on.wsj.com/1rSAk6G pic.twitter.com/r37grY4eNX

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RT @UjessU: Liberia closed most of its borders in effort to contain Ebola virus which has infected 1,000+ on.wsj.com/1rSAk6G pic.twitter.com/r37grY4eNX

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RT @UjessU: Liberia closed most of its borders in effort to contain Ebola virus which has infected 1,000+ on.wsj.com/1rSAk6G pic.twitter.com/r37grY4eNX

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Liberia closed most of its borders in effort to contain Ebola virus which has infected 1,000+ on.wsj.com/1rSAk6G pic.twitter.com/r37grY4eNX

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