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  1. Bloomberg Businessweek; 11/20/2017
    A correction is offered for the article "The Captive Prince" in the November 13, 2017 issue.
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  2. Bloomberg Businessweek; 11/20/2017
    The article offers world news briefs. The deaths of Iranians and Iraqis caused by the November 12, 2017 earthquake on the Iran-Iraq border is mentioned. White nationalist demonstrations were held at the Independence Day celebrations in Poland. Venezuela has discussed with bondholders a restructuring of the country's public debt.
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  3. Bloomberg Businessweek; 11/20/2017
    The article discusses the succession of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, within the context of he and his wife Grace Mugabe's house arrest by the Zimbabwe military. The possibility of democratization in Zimbabwe, including in regard to Mugabe's authoritarian leadership, is discussed. The potential that Zimbabwe politician Emmerson Mnangagwa may succeed Mugabe is also discussed.
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  4. Bloomberg Businessweek; 11/20/2017
    The article discusses the impact that the Hungarian law requiring foreign universities to have campuses in their native countries has on Central European University (CEU), founded by billionaire George Soros, including Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s relations with Soros.
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  5. Bloomberg Businessweek; 11/20/2017
    The article discusses the potential merger between the telecommunications company AT&T Incorporated and the mass media company Time Warner Incorporated, including in regard to the differences between vertical and horizontal mergers. The impact that the proposed merger would have on competition and price increases in the U.S. is discussed. The U.S. Justice Department's approval of telecommunications company Comcast Corporation's acquisition of media company NBCUniversal is also discussed.
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  6. Bloomberg Businessweek; 11/20/2017
    The article discusses the shortage of saline-solution bags in Puerto Rico following 2017 Hurricane Maria, including in regard to their use in drug delivery. An overview the impact of hurricane damage to medical equipment producer Baxter International Incorporated has on the supply of saline-solution bags is provided.
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  7. Bloomberg Businessweek; 11/20/2017
    The article discusses the South Korean Korea Fair Trade Commission's auditing of South Korean conglomerates', or chaebol's, charitable foundations, including of the conglomerate the Samsung Group's charities and the conglomerates' use of charities to avoid taxation. An overview of the Commission chairman Kim Sang-jo's efforts on behalf of anti-corruption reform is provided.
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  8. Bloomberg Businessweek; 11/20/2017
    The article discusses the demand for cage-free eggs in the U.S., including in regard to the fast food corporation McDonald's Corporation's offering food products made with cage-free eggs, the increased prices for cage-free eggs and the humane treatment of chickens.
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  9. Bloomberg Businessweek; 11/20/2017
    The article discusses the former executive of venture capital firm Binary Capital LLC Justin Caldbeck's lectures in colleges following his apologies to women for sexual harassment. An overview Caldbeck's focus on dissuading young men, in his lectures, from engaging in U.S. masculine 'bro' culture is provided.
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  10. Bloomberg Businessweek; 11/20/2017
    The article discusses the online marketplace known as OPSkins, which sells virtual reality items for video games, including for the video game "Counter-Strike: Global Offensive." An overview of OPSkins' selling of what are referred to as WAX tokens for video games is provided.
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  11. Bloomberg Businessweek; 11/20/2017
    The article discusses the security computer software company Endgame Incorporated's contracts with the U.S. Defense Department to produce software for the U.S. military, including Endgame's development of computer security software referred to as “endpoint detection and response” is provided.
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  12. Bloomberg Businessweek; 11/20/2017
    The article discusses the chief executive offer Alison Darcy and her high technology company Woebot Labs Incorporated's development of the chatbot on the web resource Facebook instant Messenger, which asks Facebook users about their feelings.
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  13. Bloomberg Businessweek; 11/20/2017
    The article discusses U.S. federal law to protect consumers from financial data breaches caused by computer hacking, within the context of the hacking of the credit-reporting company Equifax. The 1970 U.S. Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), including its possible application to data security failures, is discussed.
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  14. Bloomberg Businessweek; 11/20/2017
    The article discusses the role that the U.S. nonprofit organization and charity Robin Hood Foundation's offering tax deductions to hedge funds through contributing to the foundation, within the context of the U.S. government's closing of a tax loophole. The Robin Hood Foundation's efforts on behalf of poverty reduction is discussed.
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  15. Bloomberg Businessweek; 11/20/2017
    The article discusses the regional Chinese bank Bank of Taizhou Company's lending to small businesses in Zhejiang province, China. An overview of Bank of Taizhou Company's efforts to manage the potential financial risk of lenders is provided.
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  16. Bloomberg Businessweek; 11/20/2017
    The article discusses the U.S. government's potential change to banking rules, in accord with less regulation advocated by U.S. President Donald Trump, including by potentially limiting the power of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act.
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  17. Bloomberg Businessweek; 11/20/2017
    The article discusses the impact that the tax policies under Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have on India's economic growth and small businesses, including the sari weaving industry. The implementation of a goods and services tax (GST) in India during July 2017 is discussed.
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  18. Bloomberg Businessweek; 11/20/2017
    The article reports that the European Commission has increased its 2017 growth forecast from 1.7 percent to 2.2 percent. The European Unions euro zone bloc of 19 nations is facing its strongest annual gross domestic product with an accompanying lack of inflation. Topics include the monetary policy of the European Central Bank, corporate profits, and unemployment.
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  19. Bloomberg Businessweek; 11/20/2017
    The article reports that Russia has designed and funded the building of a nuclear power plant in Belarus, less than 30 miles from Vilnius, Lithuania. Lithuania is a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and a member of the European Union and claims the facility leads is a threat to European security and fears of another nuclear disaster by untested nuclear technologies similar to what occurred in Chernobyl, Ukraine after a construction accident went officially unreported until outed in social media. The economic relationship between Belarus and Russia is considered.
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  20. Bloomberg Businessweek; 11/20/2017
    The article reports on dark tourism in Medellín, Colombia and beyond, with visitors drawn to sites related to drug cartel leader Pablo Escobar, who was shot to death December 2, 1993 by security forces. Escobar has gained international notoriety from the Netflix series "Narcos" which depicts his transformation from drug dealer to cartel leader. Many Colombians are vocal critics of supporting tourism that glorifies criminals and violence.
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  21. Bloomberg Businessweek; 11/20/2017
    The article discusses the leadership of the Conservative Party in Great Britain, led by Prime Minister Theresa May. Topics include public opinion, the loss of the Conservative Party's parliamentary majority in June, political scandals in the cabinet leading to the resignations of two ministers, political gaffes by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, and undecided issues related to the British withdrawal from the European Union and their future economic policies towards the European Union.
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  22. Bloomberg Businessweek; 11/20/2017
    The article reports that the high cost of real estate in California has led to longer commutes for workers who cannot afford to live in areas near where they work. In turn, this, with lower gasoline prices, has led to higher emissions from buses, automobiles, and trucks, impacting the state's lower emission goals. Other topics include the state's poverty rate, cost of living, affordable housing, community planning, and new housing starts.
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  23. Bloomberg Businessweek; 11/20/2017
    The article discusses astroturfing, the practice of corporations and political groups falsifying public support for grass-root lobbying to further corporate objectives, often using the Internet for its practices. It uses the organization called Protect Our Pensions which opposes the politicization of investment management as an example. The group lists 41 members, but when asked, the reported founder admitted that he knew nothing about the group and did not write blogs signed with his name and other members were unsure of their membership status.
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  24. Bloomberg Businessweek; 11/20/2017
    The article reports on how business schools in the U.S. have adapted their two-year Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs in response to a decline in applications. Subjects include expanding MBA programs to include engineering, technology, or legal aspects to cater to needs of the workplace. Efforts to supply graduates with skills such as supply chain management, product development, and data and analytics are considered.
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  26. Bloomberg Businessweek; 11/20/2017
    The article reports that a test administered to incoming Master's of Business Administration students at the business school Insead (formerly known as the Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires) has improved women's grades. The test asked questions about students' core values and improved women students' perceptions of self and confidence. The test was designed by professor Zoe Kinias to build self-affirmation, based on a study at Stanford University for black students to reduce fear and increase motivation.
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  27. Bloomberg Businessweek; 11/20/2017
    The article discusses the impact of the decision made by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to flood West Houston, Texas after Hurricane Harvey delivered almost a year's worth of rain and strained the area's water management systems. It describes a group of legal suits brought by some of the estimated 9500 residents against the U.S. federal government for deaths and property losses sustained by the decision to open floodgates and damns beginning at roughly 1:00 a.m. on Monday August 28, 2017 with little advanced public notice.
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  28. Bloomberg Businessweek; 11/20/2017
    The article details the business and legal battles regarding data mining between Internet site LinkedIn Corp. and human resource startup HiQ Labs, a company that uses data drawn from LinkedIn to provide a software tools to help companies retain personnel and map skill sets. It considers the legal rights to information posted on social media, privacy rights, and issues of public domain.
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  29. Bloomberg Businessweek; 11/20/2017
    The article discusses health care insurance company Centene Corp., led by Chief Executive Officer Michael Neidorff, and based in Saint Louis, Missouri. The company has developed a profitable business by first providing Medicaid coverage which focused on limiting costs and encouraging improved health among its insured. The impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on the company's practices and profits is explored.
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  30. Bloomberg Businessweek; 11/20/2017
    The author describes his 4-day bicycle trip through the island nation of Taiwan. Topics include finding food while traveling, places to stay, and a description of scenery including cities, mountains, and beaches.
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  31. Bloomberg Businessweek; 11/20/2017
    The article focuses on eyeglass designer Zack Moscot, a fifth-generation family member and chief design officer of Moscot, the eye wear firm based in New York City, founded in 1915 by Hyman Moscot who ran a pushcart loaded with pre-made eyeglasses. Topics include the company's use of storefronts, corporate collaborations, and the creation of long-lasting styles that don't go out of fashion.
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  33. Bloomberg Businessweek; 11/20/2017
    The article discusses the Mark Levinson No. 515 Turntable, a high-end record player.
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  34. Bloomberg Businessweek; 11/20/2017
    A professional biography is presented for Victor Luo, the lead project manager for the OpsLab at the U.S. National Aeronautics & Space Administration's (NASA’s) Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California who specializes in virtual reality. He was born in Beijing, China in 1985, and moved to Indiana when he was 5 years old. He got his bachelor's degree in computer engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and his computer science master's degree at University of Southern California. He interned at the aeronautics company Boeing Co. before joining NASA in 2008.
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  35. Bloomberg Businessweek; 11/13/2017
    The article offers news briefs on Asia. Syria announced it would become a party to the Paris climate agreement, leaving the U.S. as the sole member of the United Nations apart from the agreement. Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri resigned on November 4, 2017. Iran denied accusations made by Saudi Arabia that Iran provided Yemen with a missile to fire against Saudi Arabia.
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  36. Bloomberg Businessweek; 11/13/2017
    The article offers news briefs on Europe. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) modernized its command structure to elevate cyberdefense to the same level as land, air, and sea defense. Italian politician Silvio Berlusconi played a significant role in an electoral victory for a center-right coalition in Sicily. British secretary for international development Priti Patel resigned following the revelation of her meeting with Israeli officials in September 2017 without authorization.
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  37. Bloomberg Businessweek; 11/13/2017
    News briefs for the U.S. are presented. U.S. senator John Cornyn announced he would work with U.S. congressional Democrats to close loopholes in background-check legislation concerning gun purchases following a November 5, 2017, mass shooting in Texas. The U.S. Justice Department will require the firm Time Warner to sell the Turner Broadcasting System division prior to approval of Time Warner's sale to AT&T. Members of the U.S. Democratic Party made significant gains in state and local elections on November 7, 2017.
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  38. Bloomberg Businessweek; 11/13/2017
    The article discusses an anticorruption movement established by Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, notably his arrests of several Saudi princes, ministers, and businessmen and seizure of assets of wealthy Arabs in late 2017. It examines the political significance of the movement, declining oil wealth in Saudi Arabia, and fears of war between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
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  39. Bloomberg Businessweek; 11/13/2017
    The article evaluates political reforms introduced by French president Emmanuel Macron during his first six months in office, particularly reform of labor rules, and states that Macron plans to confront the French unemployment rate.
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  41. Bloomberg Businessweek; 11/13/2017
    The article states that Indian budget airline SpiceJet Ltd. was negotiating with Japanese construction and aviation firm Setouchi Holdings Inc. to purchase around 100 amphibious Quest Kodiak planes that land on water, open fields, or roads in order to alleviate India's lack of modernized airports and runways. The article states that the planes were being evaluated by Indian aviation regulators.
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  42. Bloomberg Businessweek; 11/13/2017
    The article discusses concern among Chinese government and public health officials regarding the prescription and use of untested and unregulated injections of drug combinations that utilize traditional medication and herbal remedies. According to the article, deaths and adverse reactions to such injections doubled to 133,000 between 2011 and 2016.
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  43. Bloomberg Businessweek; 11/13/2017
    The article describes efforts by high technology firms such as Amazon.com Inc., Google, and Apple Inc. to train their virtual assistant products Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri in India's several languages and subcultures, particularly in what the article refers to as Hinglish.
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  44. Bloomberg Businessweek; 11/13/2017
    The article discusses the use of the mobile app Snapchat, owned by the firm Snap Inc., by paedophiles and child pornographers. According to the article, predators utilize Snapchat's popularity among young people and the service's vanishing messages to exploit children. The article states that Snap Inc. announced an overhaul of its system and security measures for Snapchat on November 7, 2017.
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  45. Bloomberg Businessweek; 11/13/2017
    The article discusses resistance on the part of phone chip manufacturer Qualcomm Inc. to accept a $105 billion takeover bid by phone chip manufacturer Broadcom Ltd. According to the article, Qualcomm executives were planning to advise shareholders that the offer by Broadcom president and chief executive officer Hock Tan is too low. The article also states that Broadcom was planning to move its headquarters from Singapore to the U.S.
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