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South Sudan violence leads 60,000 to flee, U.N. says

May 19, 2017 |

Violence in South Sudan over the past three weeks has prompted a massive flight of refugees into neighboring countries, according to the United Nations.
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Wireless Weakness Leads to a Verizon Warning on Credit Rating

May 6, 2017 |

Verizon Communications Inc. warned it won’t be able to raise its credit rating as quickly as promised after a major debt ratings firm gave the company less room for error in a sagging wireless industry.
WSJ.com: US Business

Europe Leads as Industrial 3-D Printing Takes Shape

May 5, 2017 |

For General Electric and its rivals expanding their manufacturing operations using 3-D printing, Europe is emerging as a dominant source of the latest technologies.
WSJ.com: US Business

Bad Press on Bad Press Leads to Juicero Refunds

April 21, 2017 |

The company that once hawked a product vying to be “the most technologically advanced thing in the kitchen” is now offering refunds for the uber-appliance, Fortune reports. The $ 400 Juicero machine, a WiFi-enabled juicer billed as the “Keurig of juicers,” received $ 120 million in startup funds, but a Bloomberg report…
Newser

GOP lawmaker, pockets stuffed with bank cash, leads assault on consumer bureau

April 10, 2017 |

Texas Republican Jeb Hensarling, who chairs the House Financial Services Committee, was trying to be funny. It’s the only explanation.

Otherwise, we’re left to assume that Hensarling was being the world’s biggest corporate shill and hypocrite when he accused the head of the Consumer Financial Protection…


L.A. Times – Business

London Calling: Ex-Rocker Leads Capital’s Financiers Into Brexit Battle

March 20, 2017 |

As lord mayor—the City of London’s cheerleader-in-chief—in the Brexit era, organ-playing ex-rocker Andrew Parmley pulls out the stops for British financiers to win over investors.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

‘Flavorless as Dirt’: Girl Scout’s Honesty Leads to Big Sales

January 31, 2017 |

Charlotte McCourt, 11, has sold more than 15,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies in a manner so unconventional it’s making news: She’s been unflinchingly honest. Trefoils? “Kind of boring.” Toffee-tastic? “As flavorless as dirt.” Savannah Smiles? “Divine.” (Not all were negative.) Charlotte, a New Jersey sixth-grader, was dismayed…
Newser

A Fake News Story Leads to Nuclear Threat

December 26, 2016 |

If 2016 is the year of the fake news story, then it’s ending in appropriate fashion: One bogus story has just led to a veiled threat of nuclear retaliation. As the Times of Israel explains, the craziness began when a fake news site, AWD News, ran a fake story in…
Newser

App Leads Woman to Grisly Discovery: Her Husband’s Body

December 25, 2016 |

A California woman’s phone led her to her missing husband’s body before the authorities could find him. The San Francisco Chronicle reports the unnamed woman reported her husband, 49-year-old Jayesh Patel, missing when he didn’t come home Friday. Using a find-my-phone app, Patel’s wife traced him to a field behind…
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