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Halliburton to Pay $1.1 Billion Over Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Halliburton has reached a $1.1 billion settlement deal with plaintiffs claiming damages resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010, the Houston-based energy company announced on Tuesday. The company will pay $1.1 billion into a trust in ... [Published The Curious Capitalist - 9 hours ago]
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Survey: Foreign Companies in China Feel ‘Targeted’

(BEIJING) — Foreign companies in China feel increasingly targeted for unfair enforcement of anti-monopoly and other laws and might cut investment if conditions fail to improve, a U.S. business group said Tuesday. More China Rules Out Open Election in ... [Published The Curious Capitalist - 18 hours ago]
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These Budget Smartphones Sold Out in India in 4.2 Seconds

Online sales of budget smartphone maker Xiaomi’s new Android phone were gone in India before many even had a chance to click. Known as “China’s Apple,” Xiaomi sold all 40,000 units of its low-cost Redmi 1S within 4.2 seconds on Flipkart, an online marketplace ... [Published The Curious Capitalist - 7 hours ago]
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German Court Bans Uber

A court in Frankfurt has imposed a nationwide ban on Uber’s ride-sharing service, ruling that the company lacked the necessary permits to pick up passengers. The court ruled the company could no longer pick up passengers through its UberPop service, ... [Published The Curious Capitalist - 13 hours ago]
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Fast Food Workers Plan Another Strike in 150 Cities

Fast food workers around the country are planning another set of one-day walkouts this Thursday, according to Fast Food Forward, an organizing group for the protests. The strikes will take place in 150 cities at restaurants such as McDonald’s, Wendy’s ... [Published The Curious Capitalist - 23 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Why India’s Modi and Japan’s Abe Need Each Other — Badly

Cuddly is not an adjective that comes to mind when describing the prime ministers of either Japan or India. Shinzo Abe, like most Japanese politicians, often appears overly formal, while Narendra Modi has a reputation for being demanding and stern. But ... [Published The Curious Capitalist - 15 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Cantor Joins Investment Bank Following Primary Loss

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor joined the executive board of an investment bank on Tuesday, two weeks after he resigned from office in the wake of a stunning primary defeat by a Tea Party candidate. Cantor will become a vice chairman and ... [Published The Curious Capitalist - 11 hours ago]
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5 Ways To Be an Airplane Aggravation

Another flight, another fight. This time, a Delta flight to West Palm Beach from New York was diverted to Jacksonville over another dispute about reclining seats. The war between the recliners and decliners has broken into the open as airline travel ... [Published The Curious Capitalist - 4 hours ago]
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GM Will Make Cars With Motion Sensors to Keep Your Eyes on the Road

General Motors is reportedly installing sensors in its next generation of cars that will detect drivers’ eye and head motions and alert drivers to prolonged moments of distraction. The Financial Times, citing unnamed sources, reports that GM’s safety ... [Published The Curious Capitalist - 12 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

Malaysia Airlines Asked for Travelers’ ‘Bucket Lists’ in Ill-Advised Contest

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) launched a competition in Australia and New Zealand four days ago, according to media reports, in which it said it was giving away free economy-class tickets and free iPads. The marketing ploy was to be expected from an airline ... [Published The Curious Capitalist - 15 hours ago]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

A Leafy Office is a Happier Office, Study Finds

The world’s first study of the “long-term impacts of plants in an office environment” suggests that a simple arrangement of a few plants around the office can pay huge dividends. Researchers measured a 15% increase in productivity after “lean offices”—or ... [Published The Curious Capitalist - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 2 reports

Tablets for Tots

Popular Among Subscribers Inside the Tragedy of Ferguson Subscribe The New Rules of Viral Fundraising The Evolution of a Narcissist Among kids ages 2 to 12, tablets are fast becoming the go-to digital distraction. Use of the devices in that demo ... [Published The Curious Capitalist - Aug 28 2014]

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...“And I told him, ‘We have great players, a great coach and you’ll never have the chance to buy a team in Los Angeles again. "” An inspired Ballmer upped the offer to $2 billion and offered Sterling floor seats to every game as owner emeritus. “He really really wanted the team,” Sterling said. "
More A Battle of Two Veterans Obama Goes to War (With Congress) WHO: Ebola Outbreak Could Infect More Than 20,000 NBC News Ukraine: "Invasion of Russian Forces Has Taken Place NBC News Too Young to Shoot? Why It's Legal for Kids to Play With Uzis NBC News TheThe city struck me as a template for much of the postcrisis U S economy–thriftier, more entrepreneurial and nimble. Many emerging-market cities, from Istanbul to Lagos to Mumbai, share similar characteristics, good and bad. The water might be off on Detroit’s perimeter, but migrants are flooding into its center, drawn by lower-cost housing and a creative-hive effect that’s spawned a host of new businesses. "
“I was never, like, ‘How does this, that or the other company do it, and maybe we should, "” said Frazzini. “I’ve always thought about it in much simpler terms, through the lens of the customer experience and what we wanted to create, where we thought we could built inventive new experiences that would resonate. That’s been the driving motivation. If you look at Amazon fairly high-level, what you end up with is, we have a commerce business, and games are a very important part of the commerce business.” "
More Controversial Underwear Ad Features Real Female Tech Execs Most of Us Don’t Download Any Smartphone Apps at AllAll St. Louis Cop: "If I Need to, I'll Kill a Whole Bunch More NBC News Battle Plan: What Are Obama's Options for Stomping Out ISIS? NBC News SpaceX Rocket Explodes During Texas Test Flight NBC News Fast forward three years and Cook has proved his doubters wrong. This week, he got quite the anniversary gift when Apple’s stock reached an all-time high, largely because of strong recent earnings reports and anticipation of the iPhone 6, rumored to be announced this fall. Apple’s new share price high is a sign investors are buying into Cook’s vision for the companys’ future, which looks different from Jobs’s. "

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5 Ways To Be an Airplane Aggravation [Published The Curious Capitalist - 4 hours ago]
These Budget Smartphones Sold Out in India in 4... [Published The Curious Capitalist - 7 hours ago]
Halliburton to Pay $1.1 Billion Over Gulf of Me... [Published The Curious Capitalist - 9 hours ago]
Cantor Joins Investment Bank Following Primary ... [Published The Curious Capitalist - 11 hours ago]
GM Will Make Cars With Motion Sensors to Keep Y... [Published The Curious Capitalist - 12 hours ago]
German Court Bans Uber [Published The Curious Capitalist - 13 hours ago]
Why India’s Modi and Japan’s Abe Need Each Othe... [Published The Curious Capitalist - 15 hours ago]
Malaysia Airlines Asked for Travelers’ ‘Bucket ... [Published The Curious Capitalist - 15 hours ago]
Survey: Foreign Companies in China Feel ‘Targeted’ [Published The Curious Capitalist - 18 hours ago]
Fast Food Workers Plan Another Strike in 150 Ci... [Published The Curious Capitalist - 23 hours ago]
A Leafy Office is a Happier Office, Study Finds [Published The Curious Capitalist - Sep 01 2014]
How You’ll Be Able to Use Your iPhone 6 as a Wa... [Published The Curious Capitalist - Aug 31 2014]
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This Smart Cooler is Now the Most Successful Ki... [Published The Curious Capitalist - Aug 31 2014]
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Stock Market Closes at Record High [Published The Curious Capitalist - Aug 29 2014]
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5 Ways To Be an Airplane Aggravation [Published The Curious Capitalist - 4 hours ago]
Another flight, another fight. This time, a Delta flight to West Palm Beach from New York was diverted to Jacksonville over another dispute about reclining seats. The war between the recliners and decliners has broken into the open as airline travel ...
These Budget Smartphones Sold Out in India in 4... [Published The Curious Capitalist - 7 hours ago]
Online sales of budget smartphone maker Xiaomi’s new Android phone were gone in India before many even had a chance to click. Known as “China’s Apple,” Xiaomi sold all 40,000 units of its low-cost Redmi 1S within 4.2 seconds on Flipkart, an online marketplace ...
Halliburton to Pay $1.1 Billion Over Gulf of Me... [Published The Curious Capitalist - 9 hours ago]
Halliburton has reached a $1.1 billion settlement deal with plaintiffs claiming damages resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010, the Houston-based energy company announced on Tuesday. The company will pay $1.1 billion into a trust in ...
Cantor Joins Investment Bank Following Primary ... [Published The Curious Capitalist - 11 hours ago]
Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor joined the executive board of an investment bank on Tuesday, two weeks after he resigned from office in the wake of a stunning primary defeat by a Tea Party candidate. Cantor will become a vice chairman and ...
GM Will Make Cars With Motion Sensors to Keep Y... [Published The Curious Capitalist - 12 hours ago]
General Motors is reportedly installing sensors in its next generation of cars that will detect drivers’ eye and head motions and alert drivers to prolonged moments of distraction. The Financial Times, citing unnamed sources, reports that GM’s safety ...
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