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Facebook ‘Related Headlines’ no more than advertising revenue stream

Facebook ‘Related Headlines’ no more than advertising revenue stream

Related Stories are what is called in the advertising business, branded headline blocks that relate to the post in your feed. And they are an advertising tool.


Post-Alibaba, stocks down hard today as bears return

WASHINGTON, September 23, 2014 – It’s another typical Blue Monday on Wall Street today, as traders attempt to recover from twin weekend hangovers caused by a trifecta of allegedly bullish news late last week. The Fed announced, more or less, that it wasn’t going to raise interest rates anytime soon. Scotland decided to remain in

Electronics factory assembly line, Shenzhen.

More trade, less free trade: debating free trade solutions

WASHINGTON, September 21, 2014 − Every US election, including this fall’s midterms, must inevitably focus on economic issues, especially when Americans are struggling to find decent paying jobs. This era has been defined by an economic disparity that continually diminishes the spending power of the dollar. For over two decades, policymakers have focused heavily on so-called “free

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Obama’s growth recession continues

WASHINGTON, September 20, 2014 — While the Great Recession technically ended in mid-2009, surveys indicate that most Americans still feel its impact and believe we remain in recession. They believe this even though the economy has grown modestly over the last five years. The real problem: We are currently in a growth recession. A recession means that the economy

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Discover and follow core values for a values-driven life

WASHINGTON, September 20, 2014 – Can you answer the following questions? What is the key to having a higher success rate for accomplishing your personal and professional goals? What drives the decisions you make? What does not change in life except for their priorities? What impacts whether something resonates for you or causes a feeling

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Fast and furious redux: Alibaba [BABA] opens up 37 percent

NEW YORK, September 19, 2014 − After a frantic morning of jockeying, Alibaba’s much-anticipated IPO opened as if it were rocket propelled, soaring 35 percent to $92.70 from its IPO price of $68. Demand has been tremendous thus far, although it is difficult to guess where the stock may close today, given the potential overhang of shares