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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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Australia set to unveil new budget

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Australia’s government is set to unveil its latest budget as it faces questions about its handling of the economy ahead of an election this year.

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Investors to SEC on social: ‘Dislike’

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The SEC showed up late to the social media party with its new guidance, and investors now have more questions than answers about how companies can share material information.

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CleanPath Resources Corp. (CLNP: OTC Link) | Annual Report – Supplemental Information

Category : Stocks, World News

Sat, Mar 23, 2013 05:42 – CleanPath Resources Corp. (CLNP: OTC Link) released their Annual Report – Supplemental Information concerning 10 Questions. To read the complete report, please visit: https://www.otciq.com/otciq/ajax/showFinancialReportById.pdf?id=101344.

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CalPERS indictment leaves key questions unanswered

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The former head of America’s largest public pension has been indicted for fraud, but key questions remain.

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4 questions for Nasdaq’s private share market

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NASDAQ is putting its imprimatur on private shares trading, but several questions remain.

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Media Advisory: Ministers Van Loan and Blaney to Hold Media Availability

Category : Stocks

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Jan. 25, 2013) - The Honourable Peter Van Loan, Government House Leader, and the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will make a brief statement on the upcoming parliamentary sitting and take questions from media representatives.

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Zuckerberg sees Facebook’s Graph Search as way to halt user decline

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Social-media giant wants new tool to keep users on site and grab a slice of sizeable advertising revenue tied to search

Facebook wants each journey on the web to begin and end on its site. Its first significant move into search is designed to provide all the answers to users’ questions: which of my friends like Rihanna? How many of my friends speak German? Which TV shows are my colleagues watching?

Graph Search, which was announced by Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday, is a clear statement of intent. It is designed for the age of the social web, when internet users spend more time on Facebook or Twitter than they do searching the outside web.

How does it work? Users can search their friends, based on the information they have given Facebook permission to publish. For example, users will be able to quickly find “photos of my friends taken in Paris, France” or “Restaurants liked by friends in London”.

Zuckerberg described Graph Search, in typical start-up fashion, as the “beta of version one”. But he also described it as the “third pillar” of Facebook, after the news feed and timeline. He later said Graph Search could be a business in its own right – a remark that will prompt anxiety among Google executives.

The announcement – the first since Facebook’s disastrous initial public offering in May last year – was strategically timed, ahead of its fourth-quarter earnings call on 30 January. Facebook has already succeeded in lifting its share price above $30. The announcement of Graph Search also comes as Facebook faces questions about whether its growth to 1bn users is petering out. Facebook’s UK user total dropped by 600,000 in December, according to data from SocialBakers, a social-media monitoring company.

Nate Elliot, a social-media analyst at Forrester Research, said the graph search announcement was part of Facebook’s ambition to keep users coming back to its site.

“Facebook’s worst nightmare is a static social graph,” he said. “If users aren’t adding very many new friends or connections, then their personal network becomes less and less active over time. Terrifyingly for Facebook, that threat is very real. We haven’t seen significant growth in the average number of friends per user recently.

“Graph Search seems designed to encourage users to add more friends more quickly. If it means users’ personal networks change more frequently, and become more active, then that keeps them coming back to the site – which is vital to Facebook’s success. If Facebook and Bing can bring elements of Graph Search to Facebook’s web search tool, then that’s great. But it’s not the point; the point is to keep Facebook users more active within the site.”

Facebook was quick to rebut many of the privacy questions that it expects to be raised about Graph Search, which essentially helps to surface photographs or other data which before may have been buried. Graph Search does not make public any information that was not previously public, so users need not rush to change their privacy settings. But some users may be surprised to be presented with photos that they did not know they had been tagged in.

Zuckerberg, a man whose past tangles with privacy still make him visibly nervous on stage, spent longer talking about privacy safeguards than at any other Facebook announcement I have seen. That may be a symptom of Facebook becoming a public company, or it could simply be a sign that it is simply growing up.

Whatever the cause, the prize for getting graph search right first time is very real: search makes up the largest portion of digital advertising spending in the US, up from $15.1bn in 2011 to $17.58bn in 2012. And which company commands 74.5% of that $17.58bn ad spend? Google.

Opinion: Beware the China stock rally

Category : Stocks

The Shanghai Composite has roared back 20% over the past month, but questions remain about the health of China’s banking system and whether consumers are ready to start spending in a meaningful way.

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New Report on Military Human Enhancements Tackles Ethical Dilemmas

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Questions Loom for Bioethics, Laws of War, Military Operations, and Broader Society

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Are you a markets whiz?

Category : Business, Stocks

Test your investment chops by answering the following questions about how stocks, bonds, commodities and more fared in 2012.

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