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Afghan Troop Casualties Are Rising


Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:44:41 EDT
New data show Afghan troops are dying in ‘horrific’ numbers just as international combat forces prepare to leave the country by the end of this year.

Global Growth Woes Threaten to Beset U.S. Economy


Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:57:48 EDT
Another bout of weakening global growth is buffeting a U.S. economy that has faced five years of uneven growth, raising a crucial question: Can the U.S. pull the rest of the world through a slow patch or will sluggish global growth hobble the recovery?


Barron's Online Exclusive


Barron's Online Exclusives
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Katherine Krill: She Knows What Women Want


Tue, 07 Oct 2014 16:02:14 EDT
ANN Inc. CEO Katherine Krill brought the posh women’s clothing retailer back from a financial-crisis brink. Now, a new challenge: activist investors.


WSJ.com: US Business


US Business
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The Race Is On To Find Organic Pesticides


Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:21:04 EDT
Seed and pesticide makers like BASF, DuPont, Bayer and Monsanto are investing heavily to develop products incorporating organisms like bacteria and tiny fungi, which executives say can help plants avert pests.

Bosses Seek 'Critical Thinking,' but What Is That?


Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:38:59 EDT
Critical thinking is a critical skill for young workers these days, but what bosses mean by that and how to measure it is less clear.

Apple's iCloud Is Under Attack in China


Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:21:16 EDT
Apple’s iCloud service for users in mainland China has been hit by an attack that could allow perpetrators to intercept and see usernames, passwords and other personal data, activists and security analysts said.


International Business Times


Halloween Costs 2014: Americans Will Spend More To Celebrate This Year


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The price of celebrating Halloween this year may spook you. The National Retail Federation predicts that Americans will spend $7.4 billion on Halloween goodies in 2014, according to a news release. The average person will spend $77.52 – about $2.50 more than last year.

Retail Sales Fell More Than Expected In September Despite iPhone 6 Sales


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Despite a forecast for growth due to a surge in electronics sales from the iPhone 6, overall retail sales in September fell, according to advanced estimates by the Commerce Department. The drop signals that consumers pulled back their spending more than economists predicted.

Amazon.com Inc. Plans Stores In San Francisco, Sacramento In Addition To New York City


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Customers have long used retail stores for window shopping for their online purchases, but Amazon.com Inc. is hoping they will do a little of both in its new, temporary retail outlets.


International Business Times


World's First Full-Scale Carbon Capture And Storage Project To Launch At Canada's Boundary Dam Plant


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The world’s first commercial-scale “carbon capture and storage” (CCS) project is set to launch this week at a coal-fired power plant in Canada. The $1.4 billion development marks a major milestone for the fledgling technology, which is seen as critical for cutting global warming pollution from fossil fuels.

Marijuana Trademarks: Product Owners Struggle With Federal Trademarks


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A booming American cannabis industry has fostered a growing group of entrepreneurs looking to make millions from marijuana products. But even in states where recreational use is legal, enterprising business owners are seeing their profits go up in smoke due to another legal snag - the lack of protection for intellectual property.

New York Times Plans Job Cuts And Will Eliminate About 100 Newsroom Jobs: Report


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The New York Times unveiled plans for job cuts on Wednesday as part of a companywide restructuring intended to safeguard the newspaper’s long-term profitability.  About 100 newsroom jobs will be eliminated, in addition to a smaller number of positions from the editorial and business operations. If the Times cannot get enough people to leave voluntarily, they will offer buyouts and resort to layoffs.


International Business Times


Record Global Soybean, Wheat Crops Expected As Rice, Corn Yields Stay Flat


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The 2014-2015 season’s soybean and wheat crops are on track to set records, while rice and corn look poised to be more in line with last season’s record crops. Soybean production is expected to hit 310 million tons, about 10 percent higher than last year’s output, according to the International Grains Council’s September Grain Market Report released Thursday. That increase is expected to continue as new soy plantings boost yields in parts of Brazil and Argentina.

Glut In Natural Rubber Seen Shrinking As Prices Drop And China Car Sales Rise


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Natural rubber supplies ballooned in recent years as Asian producers cranked up the tree taps and consumers curbed their demand. Now, the glut appears ready to pop. The global surplus is poised to shrink by nearly 50 percent in 2015 as the trends reverse, according to the International Rubber Study Group.


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