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44 min ago | TheStreet.com

ConMed Gets Mixed Messages on Proxy Fight From Advisory Firms

Proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis recommended that ConMed shareholders support two of three nominees put forward by the dissident, Voce said in a statement Friday.

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4 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Stock market edges higher in midday trading

The latest reports on the U.S. economy were mixed. Consumer sentiment improved in August, while spending fell and income growth slowed in July.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Wolverton: With wireless competition heating up, time to thank the FCC

It's time to give the regulators who oversee the wireless industry a big cheer -- and urge them to keep up the good work.

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Related Topix: Federal Communications Commission, Wireless, Emerging Technology, T-Mobile, Sprint Nextel, Telecom, IT Services, Marketing, Cellphones

SFGate

Exilis Proves to Be the Most Effective Treatment for Body Shaping and ...

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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Related Topix: New York, New York Government

San Jose Mercury News

Powerful Chinese companies team up to fight Alibaba in e-commerce

China's biggest property developer, Wanda Group, and Internet giants Baidu and Tencent unveiled a new e-commerce venture Friday in a challenge to industry leader Alibaba Group ahead of its U.S. stock offering.

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Related Topix: Internet, Science / Technology, Alibaba, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Baidu

Click Orlando

Slow Comcast speeds were costing Netflix customers

That's according to a petition Netflix filed to the Federal Communications Commission this week in opposition to Comcast's proposed mega-merger with Time Warner Cable.

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Related Topix: Netflix, Startups, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Federal Communications Commission

Forbes.com

OSI Says Six Employees Arrested In Reported Shanghai Meat Safety Scandal

I'm a senior editor and the Shanghai bureau chief of Forbes magazine. Now in my 13th year at Forbes, I compile the Forbes China Rich List, Hong Kong Rich List and Taiwan Rich List.

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Related Topix: World News, Taiwan, University of Vermont, University of Wisconsin Madison, Illinois, Public Relations

The Washington Post

Ukraine conflict weighs on markets; Retailers fall

Worsening tensions in Ukraine and some weak showings from retailers are sending U.S. stocks lower for the first time this week.

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Related Topix: Apparel, Abercrombie and Fitch, Retail

JD Supra

Feds Announce Application Process for Rural Broadband Experiments

On August 19th, the Federal Communications Commission released a public notice detailing the application process for entities interested in participating in the rural broadband experiments.

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Related Topix: Federal Communications Commission

Thu Aug 28, 2014

KFVS12

Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

Time Warner Cable said Wednesday that service was largely restored after a problem during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Telecom, NaviSite, Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Federal Communications Commission, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors

San Jose Mercury News

U.S. economy grew at better-than-expected rate in second quarter

After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy grew at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent in the April-June quarter, the government said Thursday, slightly faster than it had first estimated.

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TheStreet.com

Family Dollar Takeover: The Ball Is in Dollar General's Court

Dollar General CEO Rick Dreiling did say he remains intent on a merger and the company is reviewing its options.

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Fox News

JPM Investigating Possible Cyber Attack

JPMorgan Chase & Co is investigating a possible cyber attack and working with law enforcement to determine the scope, company spokeswoman Trish Wexler said.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Computer Security, Banking, JP Morgan Chase

The Washington Post

5Explosion at BP refinery, fire extinguished

An explosion at a BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana, has rattled nearby homes. No injuries have been reported and no evacuation has been ordered.

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Related Topix: Explosion, Fire, Whiting, IN

Fast Company

Watch Two Good Samaritans Rescue A Fat Prairie Dog

It feels good to do good--even when it involves an obese prairie dog having the most embarrassing day of its life.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Washington Post

Wonkblog: Why immigrants weathered the housing bust better than the U.S.-born population

Despite the recent recession, new studies show that immigrants have managed to narrow the homeownership gap with native-born Americans.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Rutgers University, Emory University

The Orlando Sentinel

Activist fight will complicate search for new Darden chief

An activist investor's efforts to wrest control of embattled Darden Restaurants will make the search for a new CEO even more difficult , industry analysts say.

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Related Topix: Darden Restaurants, Restaurant Management

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Don Pardo got his start in radio; a demand to the FCC

Longtime NBC announcer Don Pardo, who passed away Aug. 18 at the age of 96, was perhaps best known for his television work on such shows as “Saturday Night Live” and the original version of “Jeopardy!” with Art Fleming as host.

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Related Topix: Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Saturday Night Live, Federal Communications Commission, Theater, Arts, Providence, RI, The National

The Washington Post

On Obamacare, Democrats should attack, not defend

Yesterday, state treasurer Doug Ducey won the GOP nomination for governor to replace Jan Brewer in Arizona.

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Related Topix: US News, Healthcare Law, Law, US Governors, Jan Brewer, Medicaid, Health, US Politics, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat

Christian Science Monitor

Time Warner Cable customers face early-morning service outages

A Time Warner Cable truck is parked in New York. Time Warner Cable customers nationwide experienced a widespread Internet outage in the early morning Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Telecom, NaviSite, Time Warner Cable, Federal Communications Commission

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