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Federal Reserve blames 'transitory factors' for US economic slowdown — "Transitory factors" are to blame for the recent slowdown on the US economy, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday. In a statement released after the latest two-day meeting the Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) the central bank brushed off recent bad news and left open the possibility of raising interest rates, a hike that would be the first in almost a decade.

Twitter misses forecasts after results are published early - on Twitter — Twitter shares plummeted Tuesday after its earning results were published early - on Twitter. The company had been expected to release its latest quarterly earnings figures after the stock markets close at 4pm. The company's shares were briefly suspended and plummeted 20% when trading began again.

RuPaul's Drag Race recap: season seven, episode nine - Divine Inspiration — Hello Baltimore (and John Waters)! Not only was the library open tonight, but it was filled with filth, as legendary director John Waters graciously allowed the queens to perform skits inspired by the Queen, Divine. Team Cha-Cha Heels (Kennedy Davenport and Katya) squared off against Team Eggs (Ginger Minj and Trixie Mattel), while Team Poo (Miss Fame, Pearl and Violet Chachki) brought up the rear.

Apple announces record results after sales surge in China — Apple sold 61.2m iPhones in first three months of 2015, recording a revenues of $58bn as strong sales from China propelled the tech company to another record quarter. This quarter, Apple was aided by strong sales of the new iPhone 6 and the larger iPhone 6 Plus in China during the Chinese New Year in February.

Comcast confirms merger with Time Warner Cable is off — The proposed merger between cable giants Comcast and Time Warner is off, Comcast's chairman and chief executive said on Friday. In a statement, Brian Roberts said: "Today, we move on. Of course, we would have liked to bring our great products to new cities, but we structured this deal so that if the government didn't agree, we could walk away."

Nasdaq reaches new record high, 15 years after dotcom tech surge — The Nasdaq index reached a record high on Thursday, topping a record set 15 years ago during the height of the dotcom tech bubble. The index had risen as much as 25 points, or 0.5%, to 5,060.14 by early afternoon, topping its all-time closing high of 5,048.62 on March 10, 2000.

Traders 'unlike' Facebook shares after first-quarter revenues miss expectations — Facebook shares crashed in after-hours trading on Wednesday as the social media company narrowly missed Wall Street's expectations. Releasing its first quarter results, Facebook said the company had taken in $3.54bn in revenue for the first three months of the year. Analysts had been expecting $3.56bn.

Google and Comcast lobbying spending soars in first quarter of 2015 — Google spent a record $5.47m on lobbying during the first quarter of 2015, an increase of 43% from $3.82m in theprevious year, according to figures compiled by non-profit group Consumer Watchdog. According to disclosures just filed with the clerk of the House of Representatives cable giant Comcast was Google's closest rival, spending $4.62m in the quarter, an increase of 50% from $3.09m in the first quarter of 2014.

RuPaul's Drag Race recap: season seven, episode eight - Conjoined Queens — In a time before The Hunger Games, in an age before #JLaw, out of the ruins, out from the wreckage, Tina Turner emerged to tell us: we don't need another hero.

They monitor hearts, count calories … but are health apps any good for you? — Going to the doctor's is a pain. Why, if you have a recurring condition, do you need to take time off to go through the same checks to get the same prescription? How is it that the only time the doctor can see you is the least convenient hour of the week?
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May 05, 2015

RT @ckemper: "When you die 2,000 weekends from now, you'll have had 50% more weekend time by working a 4-day workweek." @ryancarson #CollisionConf

May 01, 2015

@PaulTOwen the guy interrupted by video snoop "seemed angry based on his body language."

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