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Why Putin worries about Poland, but not Obama

Source: Business Balla | May 15 2014, 8:31pm CDT | by Forbes

As Russia devours Ukraine, President Obama’s decision to stall missile defenses for Poland looks more and more reckless...
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SAP Wants A Bigger Bite Out Of African Enterprise Market And Commits $500 Million By 2020

Aug 19 2014 6:06pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

SAP, the German enterprise software giant, has committed to invest $500 million by 2020 in the African region. The goal is to grow its business across five main regions in Africa — South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Angola, and Morocco — but it said most of the investment will be spent outside of South Africa. SAP said Africa is a great market to introduce some of its newest technologies, such as the SAP HANA in-memory platform, because none of the legacy system ...
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ISIS Releases Video Of The Beheading Of Person It Claims Is Missing American Photojournalist James Foley

Aug 19 2014 4:15pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

ISIS has tried to send a warning to the U.S. in about the most horrifying manner imaginable: by broadcasting the execution of an American citizen captured in Syria over 600 days ago. The video purports to show the execution of photojournalist James Foley. The four minute video that opens with a clip of President Barack Obama authorizing U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. After this intro, a title screen appe ...
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Indian health portal is 'match maker' for doctors abroad
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) A newly launched Indian health portal www.swaasthindia.gov.in serves as a "match maker" between public & private medical institutions in India and from around the globe. | by IANS
 
China's yuan weakens
Beijing, Aug 20 (IANS) The value of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, weakened 32 basis points to 6.1580 against the US dollar in its central parity Wednesday, authorities said. | by IANS
 
2,240 Ebola cases in West Africa: UN
United Nations, Aug 20 (IANS) The number of Ebola cases in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, has reached 2,240 and a total of 1,229 deaths were also registered, UN spokesman Steaphane Dujarric said here Tuesday. | by IANS
 
 

Audit: ‘Obamacare’ tax on medical devices falling short of revenue goal; companies not paying

Aug 19 2014 3:32pm CDT | Source: Canadian Business Online

WASHINGTON – An “Obamacare” tax on medical devices is falling short of its revenue target because thousands of companies aren’t paying it, according to a government audit released Tuesday. The audit by the Treasury inspector general for tax administration says the IRS needs to do a better job policing the tax. The tax agency, however, doesn’t have adequate tools to identify which companies owe it, the audit said. The report could ...
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Uber Taps Obama's Right-Hand Man to Lead Its Lobbying Efforts

Aug 19 2014 3:09pm CDT | Source: BusinessWeek

In the announcement, Plouffe and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick asserted that Uber has increased employment while decreasing traffic a ...
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Uber hires Obama campaign mastermind

Aug 19 2014 2:43pm CDT | Source: FT

David Plouffe will help driver-hailing service build its brand and step up its political clout as it fights against hostile regula ...
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Uber Hires The Guy Who Led Obama's 2008 Presidential Campaign To Victory

Aug 19 2014 1:18pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

As Uber brings its on-demand ridesharing services to more cities, it's facing resistance from local governments and taxi companies. On Tuesday, Uber announced that political strategist David Plouffe would be joining the team as its senior vice president of policy and strategy. Plouffe is perhaps best known as Barack Obama's campaign manager during the 2008 presidential election cycle.  Starting in September, Plouffe will be responsib ...
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Scoreboard: Big-Time Lobbyists 1, The Public 0

Aug 19 2014 9:06am CDT | Source: The Nonprofit Quarterly

Obama entered office with a strong position against the revolving door between lobbyists and the federal government. What happene ...
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Egypt Urges US Restraint Over Missouri Unrest

Aug 19 2014 6:26am CDT | Source: Business Insider

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt on Tuesday urged U.S. authorities to exercise restraint in dealing with racially charged demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri - echoing language Washington used to caution Egypt as it cracked down on Islamist protesters last year. It is unusual for Egypt to criticize such a major donor, and it was not immediately clear why the government would have taken such a step. Ties between Washington and Cairo were strained a ...
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