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4 hrs ago | International Monetary Fund

Press Release: IMF's 2014 Financial Access Survey Helps to Map Global Financial Inclusion

The International Monetary Fund released today the results of the fifth annual Financial Access Survey , the most comprehensive global source of data on access to, and use of, basic consumer financial services by households and nonfinancial corporations. For the first time, the survey includes data on mobile money indicators.

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8 hrs ago | Insider Monkey

Bill Gates Raises Stake in LSE-listed BBA Aviation plc

Bill Gates is a major shareholder of the London Stock Exchange-listed BBA Aviation plc , as a new filing has revealed. Mr. Gates, through his investment arm Cascade Investment and his charitable trust, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Trust , is holding 52.91 million shares of the company, the staking having been recently increased from 46.51 million shares.

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10 hrs ago | Forbes.com

What To Wear: Clinton Global Initiative 2014 Annual Meeting

Want to look smashing at work without shrinking your paycheck? The Forbes Style File is a new go-to source. Whether you're looking for the perfect outfit for your first oral argument or want to dress like a VP on an analyst's salary, our contributors have the answers.

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11 hrs ago | EurekAlert!

Pairing social networks with social motives to close the science gap

In India, for example, the neonatal mortality rate is 10 times higher than in the developed world. While clinical trials found that applying an inexpensive topical solution of chlorhexidine to cleanse a newborn's umbilical cord reduced the neonatal mortality rate by 24 percent, many Indian parents did not receive or follow this information.

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15 hrs ago | Insider Monkey

Republic Services Inc. (RSG), Tembec Inc (USA) (TMBCF), Standard...

As we continue to track hedge fund activity, I came across three interesting transactions that took place lately. Some companies that saw hedge fund action are: Tembec Inc , Republic Services Inc. and Standard Register Co .

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17 hrs ago | Business Journal

UCF among 11 schools developing national playbook to transform higher education

The University of Central Florida is among a newly formed alliance of 11 top public research universities focused on helping more low-income and first-generation students earn college degrees.

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18 hrs ago | Business Wire

Consulting magazine Unveils Inaugural Excellence in Social & Community Investment Award Winners

The firms are being recognized for outstanding client service, either on a pro bono, discounted, sponsorship or volunteer basis in local communities and globally. Clients include foundations, not-for-profits and community-based organizations that exist for a greater good and higher cause.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

NewsTarget.com

Untested GMO bananas to move directly to human experimentation

Human trials with a new genetically modified banana with artificial levels of the vitamin A precursor beta-carotene are set to begin this fall without prior animal testing. Researchers plan to feed the "frankenfruit" to college students attending Iowa State University , though details outlining how the study will be conducted and whether or not students will know what they are eating have been limited.

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The Motley Fool

3 Reasons Digital Realty Trust Inc.'s Stock Could Rise

After a difficult two-year stretch in which its stock peaked at nearly $80 a share in July 2011 and then fell below $45 in December 2013, Digital Realty Trust . As a result of this reality, Bill Stein, the interim CEO of Digital Realty noted on the most recent earnings call: The final catalyst connecting our incredible enterprise customer base to the cloud service providers they now need to grow, is the deployment of our global network ecosystem.

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T.H.E. Journal

ISTE Will Create a Common Core Teacher Practice Network

As part of its mission to help teachers across the country share best practices, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded the International Society for Technology in Education a grant to help create a Common Core Teacher Practice Network. The network will publish 200 participant-generated examples, artifacts and resources to support teachers as they implement the Common Core.

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Business Journal

Bill Gates gives $1M to develop medical mouse in Cincinnati

Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has provided $1 million for research at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Bill Gates is spending $1 million to develop a mouse in Cincinnati, but not the kind you plug into a computer.

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Iol.co.za

Slow progress in war on tropical diseases

The worst-ever Ebola outbreak, which has already killed at least 2 296 people in West Africa, has triggered a scramble to develop the first drug or vaccine for a deadly disease that was discovered nearly 40 years ago in the forests of central Africa. But Ebola is not the only tropical disease without a cure, and many other infections for which effective treatments are lacking or not widely available afflict far larger populations.

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Business Journal

Hachette authors take aim at Amazon's board

The authors' letter, according to the New York Times, will warn the board that Amazon's current battle with Hachette is harming Amazon's corporate reputation and image. "If this is how Amazon continues to treat the literary community, how long will the company's fine reputation last?" the authors ask Amazon board members, in the letter.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

In-depth Africa

$62million war chest against Ebola in Nigeria, others

Microsoft founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen have donated over $60 million to contain Ebola in West Africa. Allen is donating $9 million, in addition to the earlier $2.8 million to the American Red Cross for its work on the outbreak.

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WPTV Local News

States collaborate to keep track of students

For years, Washington state has collected data on students from prekindergarten through college, and then workforce statistics to better understand how students move from school to college and jobs. One recent study of dropouts, for example, revealed that about 26 percent of them completed a high school equivalency credential within seven years, while 6 percent spent at least some time in a state prison.

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The Plain Dealer

Gates Compact is positive sign for Cleveland schools: Megan O'Bryan

Bard High School Early College students relax after a Sept. 4 ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new school on Cleveland's West Side.

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New Hampshire Public Radio -

It's All About The Girls: Is The World Listening To Them?

"My shoes wear out from walking to school, and then I can't go because we can't afford new shoes," says a girl from Indonesia. "I want to live freely," says another girl, in Egypt.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Medical Daily

Gates Foundation Donates $50 Million To Boost Ebola Emergency Efforts, But Is It Enough?

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation donated $50 million to the Ebola front, hoping to provide badly needed supplies and help aid agencies keep the epidemic in check. As the Ebola epidemic continues in West Africa, international efforts to fight the disease don't seem to be making the cut; the disease is growing exponentially.

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CNN

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Vaccine Empire on Trial in India

While fraud and corruption are revealed on almost a daily basis now in the vaccine industry, the U.S. mainstream media continues to largely ignore such stories. Outside the U.S., however, the vaccine empires are beginning to crumble, and English versions of the news in mainstream media outlets are available via the Internet.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Japan Times

Ebola highlights slow progress in war on tropical diseases

The worst-ever Ebola outbreak, which has already killed at least 2,296 people in West Africa, has triggered a scramble to develop the first drug or vaccine for a deadly disease that was discovered nearly 40 years ago in the forests of central Africa. But Ebola is not the only tropical disease without a cure, and many other infections for which effective treatments are lacking or not widely available afflict far larger populations.

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