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Chase Bank Limits Cash Withdrawals, Bans International... Before you read this report, remember to sign up to http://pennystockpaycheck.com for 100% free stock alerts Chase Bank has moved to limit cash withdrawals while banning business customers from sending...

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Richemont chairman Johann Rupert to take 'grey gap... Billionaire 62-year-old to take 12 months off from Cartier and Montblanc luxury goods groupRichemont's chairman and founder Johann Rupert is to take a year off from September, leaving management of the...

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Cambodia: aftermath of fatal shoe factory collapse... Workers clear rubble following the collapse of a shoe factory in Kampong Speu, Cambodia, on Thursday

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Spate of recent shock departures by 50-something CEOs While the rising financial rewards of running a modern multinational have been well publicised, executive recruiters say the pressures of the job have also been ratcheted upOn approaching his 60th birthday...

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UK Uncut loses legal challenge over Goldman Sachs tax... While judge agreed the deal was 'not a glorious episode in the history of the Revenue', he ruled it was not unlawfulCampaign group UK Uncut Legal Action has lost its high court challenge over the legality...

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New Jersey Dentist on Sleep Apnea Awareness to Help Prevent More Serious Health Problems

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Dr. David Schor Treats Sleep Apnea for His Lawrenceville Dentistry Patients to Reduce Fatigue and Irritability While Also Reducing the Chance of Heart Attack and Diabetes

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George Osborne’s tears draw Tory jeers – but will it help chancellor’s image?

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Osborne was seen to be shedding a tear at Thatcher’s funeral, which prompted unkind remarks from some of his own party

In the space of a few minutes, the world was given a rare glimpse of a more complex side to George Osborne when the chancellor shed a tear during Lady Thatcher’s funeral.

Tory MPs, who regard Osborne as aloof and little too grand for their tastes, privately joked that the chancellor was showing his pain after it was announced yesterday that unemployment increased by 70,000 in the three months to the end of February.

But the chancellor suggested he cried for the simple reason that he found the service at St Paul’s Cathedral immensely touching. “A moving, almost overwhelming day,” the chancellor tweeted shortly after leaving the cathedral.

Osborne appeared emotional at Thatcher’s funeral after the Rt Rev Richard Chartres, the bishop of London, had said “our hearts go out” to Thatcher’s children, Mark and Carol, and the rest of their family.

He then blinked repeatedly, apparently fighting tears, as Chartres related a story about how a young boy wrote to Thatcher asking if she had ever done wrong. Osborne managed a brief smile before shedding a tear, prompting a mini-Twitter storm.

His tears contrasted with David Cameron, who smiled for a longer period during the bishop’s story and showed no other emotions at that stage. The prime minister has a better public image than the chancellor but lacks his humour and warmth in private.

The chancellor, whose father-in-law, Lord Howell of Guildford, was in Thatcher’s first cabinet, admitted last week in a Times article that he had little personal connection with the late prime minister. But he did recall taking his young son to meet Thatcher for tea. Howell, a Foreign Office minister for two years of Cameron’s government, also attended the funeral.

But Conservatives lined up to mock the chancellor. One said: “Perhaps George had just read what Oscar Wilde said of Little Nell.” Wilde reputedly said of Nell’s death in Dickens’ novel The Old Curiosity Shop: “One would have to have a heart of stone to read the death of little Nell without dissolving into tears … of laughter.”

Osborne has been under huge immense political pressure after admitting that he will fail to meet his two main fiscal targets – eliminating the fiscal deficit by the next election and ensuring that debt is falling as a share of GDP by 2016.

As the Tories’ main political strategist, Osborne knows he risks becoming a major liability for the party before the general election in 2015. He gave another display of unease this month in front of a group of workers at the main Morrisons distribution centre for the south of England in Sittingbourne, Kent.

But some argue that the tears may soften Osborne’s image. Andrew Lilico, former chief economist of the centre-right Policy Exchange thinktank, tweeted: “Shame on all of you that are mocking Osborne for crying at a funeral. Do you never cry yourselves?”

Kelly Osbourne Wears Jacob Arabov Jewelry to The Heart Truth 2013 Fashion Show

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NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire – Feb 26, 2013) – Jacob & Co. has been famous for creating award-winning, innovative, and highly technical watches crafted in Switzerland, as well as distinctive, museum-worthy jewelry pieces for both, men and women. Jacob Arabov, the company’s founder and designer, is an artist at heart and keeps surprising his clients with striking designs and flawless attention to detail. His world-class standards have been attracting clients in the world of entertainment, politics, business, and sports for many years.

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Hedge-fund shakes statement out of Apple. Stock pops.

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The prospect of a piece of Apple’s cash hoard warms Wall Street’s cold heart.

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Big retailers ditch stars for Christmas TV adverts

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This year’s focus on family and ‘feelings’ has had mixed reactions

There are still 43 shopping days to go until Christmas but the battle for hearts and minds has already begun as retailers go into battle with multimillion pound adverts designed to tug the heart and purse strings.

Store bosses usually wait until after Armistice day to deck the halls but this year major high-street names have already launched their festive campaigns, albeit with mixed results. John Lewis was trending on Twitter on Friday as the twitterati debated new ad “The Journey”, a gentle tale of an animated snowman’s quest to find the perfect gift (in John Lewis, of course) for his snow lady. Meanwhile, Asda faced a different kind of social media reaction to its ad, which features a stressed-out mum preparing for Christmas. Within 24 hours, more than 1,000 comments were posted on Mumsnet about the ad which has been labelled “sexist” and is now being investigated by the Advertising Standards Authority after it received more than 160 complaints.

With many households under financial pressure, as higher living costs bite into households’ spending power, retailers have been desperate to strike the right tone with their festive ads. Many stores, including Marks & Spencer and Tesco, have dropped celebrities in favour of family Christmas campaigns to convey the emotion of the festive season and buoy the spirits of customers tired of austerity messages. “This is the golden quarter,” says Steve Sharp, M&S’s head of marketing. “It’s make or break for most retailers and the spend on the ads is in proportion to the commercial importance of the season.”

For M&S, the absence of celebrities ends 12 years of glitzy campaigns that have featured David Beckham, Helen Mirren, Twiggy, Peter Kay and X Factor finalists, among others. This year’s offers an alternative star in the shape of four-year-old Seb White, who has Down’s syndrome and is one of the dancing children featured in the ad.

Tesco is targeting hearts rather than wallets with marketing and digital officer Matt Atkinson saying the pared-down ads treat Christmas “as a feeling, not a season”. The retailer is also in the process of casting members of the public to star in series of spots that are to be filmed in their own homes. High street chemist Boots has taken a similar approach, casting real-life couples and their relatives to capture their chemistry.

But while some retailers, including sister chain John Lewis, have spent millions on their ads, Waitrose has taken the opposite approach. There is no snow machine or family gathered around a table piled with turkey and all the trimmings, instead Delia Smith and Heston Blumenthal are standing in an empty studio explaining that instead of making a “fancy TV advert”, the supermarket would give an extra £1m to good causes.

The Asda ad follows a busy “mum” juggling a long list of Christmas tasks from writing Christmas cards to wrapping presents and peeling a mountain of veg for Christmas lunch, only for her partner to pipe up: “What’s for tea, love?” when she finally sits down. On Mumsnet, comments ranged from “sexist crap” and “something from the 1950s”, to “with three small children, Christmas does feel like that and I can really identify with the woman”. The grocer has apologised to “any mums and dads” upset by its ad, insisting its content was based on interviews with thousands of “Asda mums”.

“It feels like a lot of retailers are trying to show their customers how much they understand them,” says Damon Collins, of advertising firm Joint, who was behind Boots’s Here Come the Girls campaign. “It may be true but people may not want to hear it.” With John Lewis it’s different, he says: “People are looking for reasons to love it.”

So what of the John Lewis £6m ad? The retailer, which did not advertise on television until 2007, has earned a reputation for creating memorable adverts, not least 2010′s “Always A Woman” ad which some viewers said moved them to tears. Last year’s tale of a boy desperately waiting for the big day so he could give a present to his parents also won plaudits, and helped the employee-owned department store achieve record Christmas sales, as well as chart success. Covers of songs featured in John Lewis TV commercials since 2009 have already sold more than 1m units and big things are expected of this year’s cover of Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s anthem, The Power of Love, sung by folk singer Gabrielle Aplin, which by yesterday was already among the top 20 most popular songs on iTunes.

Apple (AAPL) and HTC have put an end to their patent fight, signing a 10-year cross-licensing deal that addresses existing and future patents, and which includes the dismissal of all litigation. Terms are confidential, and it’s not clear if certain…

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Apple (AAPL) and HTC have put an end to their patent fight, signing a 10-year cross-licensing deal that addresses existing and future patents, and which includes the dismissal of all litigation. Terms are confidential, and it’s not clear if certain types of patents are left out. Apple recently demanded very high royalties from Samsung for just a small number of patents. Did it have a change of heart, or was HTC desperate to settle at any cost? Either way, Samsung and others might now face more pressure to cut a deal. Post your comment!

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In blue-collar Ohio, campaign economic debate is also cultural – Los Angeles Times

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In blue-collar Ohio, campaign economic debate is also cultural
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CAMPAIGN 2012: THE BATTLEGROUNDS. In blue-collar Ohio, campaign economic debate is also cultural. Obama is adept at sowing mistrust of his rival's business past, but Romney also has ways of playing to Ohio's blue-collar workers. print. Comments. 11
tom keane Making fun of Romney may backfire on DemocratsBoston Globe
In Wisconsin, the heart of polarization, voters can't wait for presidential campaign Dallas Morning News
Obama Keeps NM Lead Over RomneyABQ Journal
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Last-Second Field Goal Caps Ravens’ Comeback – New York Times

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Last-Second Field Goal Caps Ravens' Comeback
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BALTIMORE — The start of this NFL season has had its puzzling moments, results and penalty flags. Through three games, the Arizona Cardinals are still unbeaten, the New Orleans Saints are still winless, and the replacement officials are still here.
With heavy heart, Torrey Smith comes up big in Ravens winUSA TODAY
Patriots spread blame in 31-30 loss to Ravens The Associated Press
Ravens nip Patriots on late field goal, 31-30CBS News
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American Realty Advisors Announces the Acquisition of a Well Leased Class A Industrial Asset in the Inland Empire

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GLENDALE, CA–(Marketwire – Sep 19, 2012) – American Realty Advisors, a leading provider of commercial real estate investment management services for institutional investors, announced today the acquisition of 10825 Production Avenue, a 100% leased Class A industrial building in the heart of one of the top-performing industrial submarkets in Southern California’s Inland Empire.

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IBC 2012: Conax Secures Future Growth With Revitalized Brand and Future-Driven Solutions

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Positioned for Strengthened Role in Value Chain — at the Heart of the Evolving New Media Landscape

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