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  1. Bloomberg Businessweek; 04/10/2017
    The author discusses the tendency for financial data used by investment firms to be unreliable due to flawed statistical techniques used by researchers. Topics include the use of backtesting to test the validity of stock trading strategies, researchers' manipulation of statistical methods and testing to get a desired result, and the use of the smart beta investment style.
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  2. Bloomberg Businessweek; 04/10/2017
    The article discusses South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) and its decision of whether to support South African President Jacob Zuma or the country. Topics include a decline in support for the ANC amid corruption and incompetence charges, the lack of economic growth and an increase in unemployment in South Africa under Zuma, and many charges of corruption, racketeering, fraud and money laundering against Zuma.
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  3. Bloomberg Businessweek; 04/10/2017
    The article discusses the European Council's opinion on whether negotiations regarding Great Britain's (UK's) exit from the European Union (EU), specifically regarding exit terms, transitional arrangements, and a future comprehensive agreement on a U.K.-EU partnership, should move in parallel or separate stages.
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  4. Bloomberg Businessweek; 04/10/2017
    The article discusses events that have influenced stock prices, including U.S. farmers' expectations to plant more chickpeas to keep up with consumer demand, Amazon.com's deal with the National Football League to stream 10 Thursday night games, and executive director Jenna Lyons' exit from retailer J. Crew.
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  5. Bloomberg Businessweek; 04/10/2017
    The article discusses the efforts of William Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and vice chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve's (Fed's) Open Market Committee, to encourage the Fed to pay attention to stock market swings as early economic indicators. Topics include the Fed's 2017 increase of interest rates, the tendency for market swings to influence investors' willingness to spend money, and Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen's indication of stock prices impacting consumption spending.
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  6. Bloomberg Businessweek; 04/10/2017
    The article discusses Governor Aristóteles Sandoval's promotion of Jalisco, Mexico as a haven for technology companies in the U.S. following U.S. President Donald Trump's order to ban immigration from some mostly Muslim countries and freeze the expedited processing of visas for skilled workers. Topics include Sandoval's tour of San Francisco, California and Silicon Valley to meet with technology company executives, and Sandoval's creation of the state Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology to promote Guadalajara, Mexico as a technology hub.
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  7. Bloomberg Businessweek; 04/10/2017
    The article discusses the weekly satirical newspaper "Le Canard Enchaîné" of Paris, France and its coverage of political discourse through humorous articles. Topics include the impact of the paper's stories on the campaigns of candidates such as François Fillon, Marie Le Pen, and Emmanuel Macron running in France's 2017 elections, the paper's neutral political stance, and the paper's availability to readers only in print despite having a basic website and an active account on the social network Twitter.
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  8. Bloomberg Businessweek; 04/10/2017
    The article discusses the tour operator Thomas Cook Group Plc's decision to end its policy of assigning each European nationality its own hotels at popular destinations. Topics include a survey of Cook clients suggesting that most would be happy to vacation with a cross-section of travelers, Cook's plans to ensure that no single nationality accounts for too great a proportion of hotel occupants, and Cook's expansion of its target audience for packages sold through Nordic brands to lure weather clients.
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  9. Bloomberg Businessweek; 04/10/2017
    The article discusses the challenges presented to pharmaceutical and insurance companies associated with the pricing of single-dose medicines or treatments that offer a lifetime cure to patients. Topics include the U.S. healthcare system's dependency on managing symptoms with prescriptions that insurers pay reimbursements for monthly, consideration of a money-back guarantee to protect patients if a drug stopped working, and the possible use of payback contracts, or value-based pricing.
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  10. Bloomberg Businessweek; 04/10/2017
    The article discusses an increase in the global shipyard business resulting from contracts for vessels to transport liquified natural gas (LNG). Topics include the impact of an abundance of shale gas in the U.S. and efforts in climate change mitigation on the demand for natural gas, forecasts for increased global LNG production capacity which will require additional vessels for transporting, and a decline in demand for offshore drilling platforms and oil tankers.
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  11. Bloomberg Businessweek; 04/10/2017
    The article discusses a shift in U.S. consumer demand for sport utility vehicles over sedan automobiles as of March 2017. Topics include U.S. President Donald Trump's interest in the automobile industry being a source of job creation, the impact of declining used-car values and the tightening of subprime auto lending on the automobile industry, and the expansion of foreign automobile manufacturers building their U.S. presence.
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  12. Bloomberg Businessweek; 04/10/2017
    The article discusses the expansion of the fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M) through its creation of several niche brands amid declining profits and competition from rivals such as Zara and Amazon.com. Topics include H&M's plans to open 80 retail stores for its smaller brands in 2017, a decline in H&M's profits resulting from goods from Asian suppliers becoming more expensive, and the expansion of H&M's customer base amid increasing competition.
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  13. Bloomberg Businessweek; 04/10/2017
    The article discusses the U.S. Senate's efforts to determine whether associates of U.S. President Donald Trump were aware of Russia's interference with the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. Topics include U.S. intelligence agencies' conclusion that Russian President Vladimir Putin covertly ordered his government to intervene on behalf of Trump's presidential campaign, and the impact of the U.S. FBI's investigation on Trump's presidency.
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  14. Bloomberg Businessweek; 04/10/2017
    The article discusses U.S. President Donald Trump's plans to publicize crimes by undocumented immigrants and the efforts of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency to build trust between immigrants and the agency. Topics include Trump's executive order calling for the creation of the Victims of Immigration crime Engagement department within ICE, and the release of weekly lists on crimes committed by undocumented immigrants by ICE.
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  15. Bloomberg Businessweek; 04/10/2017
    The article discusses a group of computer programmers, including Peter Ma, who travel across the U.S. participating in marathon coding sessions that challenge contestants to create software. Topics include the preference of Ma for living on contract work and contest winnings, the impact of multiple developers and engineers interested in a product on its success, and the freedom associated with the hackathon circuit.
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  16. Bloomberg Businessweek; 04/10/2017
    The article discusses blood clot-retrieving stents sold by companies such as Medtronic Plc and Stryker Corp. Topics include the tendency for stroke patients treated with the stents to function independently within three months of their surgery, the stents' requirement of in-house neurosurgery units that are rare outside of comprehensive stroke centers, and the unequal distribution of the stents between cities and suburbs.
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  17. Bloomberg Businessweek; 04/10/2017
    The article discusses Taser International Inc., the leading U.S. supplier of police body cameras. Topics include the adoption of body cameras by police departments due to public demands for greater accountability related to police shootings, the expansion of Taser International into cloud computing and digital services under the Axon brand, and Axon's offering of a year's supply of free cameras for U.S. police agencies that decide to do business with them.
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  18. Bloomberg Businessweek; 04/10/2017
    The article discusses the drone manufacturer DJI, and expansion of its drones for use as commercial and industrial equipment in addition to their casual use by individuals. Topics include the use of DJI drones such as the Agras-MG1 for crop dusting and farm mapping by companies such as the Hainan China Agriculture and Flight Service, use of DJI's Matrice 200 drone for industrial surveying, and DJI's six-month iteration cycle and control over its supply chain by owning its own factories and prototyping.
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  19. Bloomberg Businessweek; 04/10/2017
    The article discusses Cartiva implants made of polyvinyl alcohol used to treat arthritis, developed by David Ku, professor of mechanical engineering and engineering entrepreneurship at Georgia Tech.
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  20. Bloomberg Businessweek; 04/10/2017
    The article discusses Dale Folwell, the treasurer of North Carolina, and his responsibility for deciding how to manage the state's pension fund for government employees. Topics include Folwell's investment strategy of managing a short list of cheap, indexed investments in-house and firing its money managers, the fees associated with outside money managers, and Folwell's negotiation with outside money managers to lower costs and discuss performance.
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  21. Bloomberg Businessweek; 04/10/2017
    The article discusses a trend among homebuyers in Toronto, Ontario to forgo home inspections in order to make purchase offers and win bidding wars on real estate. Topics include an increase in average home prices in Toronto in March 2017, the impact of a shortage of available homes in Toronto on home prices and home inspections, and the tendency for homeowner to be more educated or experienced in home repairs and renovations.
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  22. Bloomberg Businessweek; 04/10/2017
    The article discusses the increase of investors' interest in exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and the efforts of chief executive officer (CEO) Daniel McCabe of Precidian Investments to create a new type of fund that offers key features of ETFs but will help increase business for money managers. Topics include Precidian's request for regulatory approval from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and Precidian's competition from asset manager Eaton Vance's rival product called NextShares.
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  23. Bloomberg Businessweek; 04/10/2017
    The article discusses the use of encrypted messaging services such as WhatsApp and Signal by traders, bankers, and money managers to circumvent compliance with privacy laws and rules regarding unmonitored communication of confidential information. Topics include the impact of technology on business practices within the banking and financial services industries, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's requirements for financial companies to keep records of all written business communications.
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  24. Bloomberg Businessweek; 04/10/2017
    The article discusses 3M's government contracts to manufacture GPS ankle monitors. Topics include the use of ankle monitors as a cost-effective alternative to overcrowded prisons, 3M's history of ankle monitors malfunctioning and setting off false offender parole violation alerts, and concerns of 3M executives regarding the ethical aspects of GPS tracking of people.
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  25. Bloomberg Businessweek; 04/10/2017
    The article discusses concerns regarding the performance and cost of the F-35 fighter jet, manufactured by Lockheed Martin Corp. Topics include the F-35's advanced sensor system and ability to make short takeoffs and vertical landings, U.S. Air Force Lieutenant General Christopher Bogdan's negotiations with Lockheed Martin Corp. for the U.S. government's acquisition of the F-35, and U.S. President Donald Trump's claim to have saved money in the deal despite the F-35 being the most expensive military procurement in U.S. history.
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  26. Bloomberg Businessweek; 04/10/2017
    The article discusses the evangelical Crossroads Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, started by former Procter & Gamble employees Brian Wells and Vivienne Lee Bechtold, and its promotion of entrepreneurship. Topics include the church's use of demographic data and television (TV) comedies to create a target demographic and ways to retain church members, the church's creation of a non-profit, Ocean Accelerator Inc. in 2015, which has lowered anxiety about jobs and increased church attendance among youth.
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  28. Bloomberg Businessweek; 04/10/2017
    The article discusses product engineer and designer Fred Bould and his collaboration with co-founders Rajiv Laroia and Dave Grannan of the digital photography company, Light, to design the L16 camera which produces digital images with the resolution, depth of field, and focus control of a DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera at a fraction of its size. Topics include Bould's work on the energy-saving Nest thermostat by Nest Labs, and funding for the L16 from Google Ventures and Charles River Ventures.
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  29. Bloomberg Businessweek; 04/10/2017
    The article offers tips for men on wearing white socks to work.
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  31. Bloomberg Businessweek; 04/10/2017
    The article discusses the sport or leisure activity of stand-up paddleboarding, including details regarding equipment needed such as a paddleboard and life jacket, locations to go paddleboarding such as Kohala, Hawaii, and the number of people who paddleboard in 2014 compared to 2009.
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    The article presents a brief interview with Meg He, co-founder of the clothing line Aday, in which she discusses her Isabel Marant jacket, items she keeps in her backpack, and her toy Australian shepherd dog Forrest.
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  34. Bloomberg Businessweek; 04/10/2017
    The article discusses the education, work experience, and various life lessons of Bill Cobb, president and chief executive officer of H&R Block, Inc., including his attendance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and his role as SVP for international marketing at Tricon Global Restaurants.
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  35. Bloomberg Businessweek; 04/03/2017
    A correction is offered to the article "Time to Rethink Early Retirement" in the March 27-April 2, 2017 issue.
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  36. Bloomberg Businessweek; 04/03/2017
    The article discusses the U.S. President Donald Trump's plans for U.S. tax reform, within the context of Republicans' failed effort to repeal Obamacare and pass the American Health Care Act. It compares Trump's desire to cut taxes with the U.S. House of representatives Republican Speaker Paul Ryan's effort on behalf of changing the tax code.
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  37. Bloomberg Businessweek; 04/03/2017
    The article discusses California's influence on other U.S. states concerning standards of car emissions and fuel efficiency standards, with a particular focus on the U.S. President Trump's goal of reducing California's influence, allowing for unregulated greenhouse gas emissions.
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  38. Bloomberg Businessweek; 04/03/2017
    The article discusses the fiscal policies of Central American countries, including their reliance on remittances from Central American immigrants in the U.S. rather than tax revenue collection.
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  39. Bloomberg Businessweek; 04/03/2017
    The article offers business world news briefs. The entertainment company Paramount Pictures named Jim Gianopulos as the company's chief executive officer (CEO). The price of ivory has decreased following China's banning the sale of ivory products. The organic food retailer Whole Foods experienced a decline in sales.
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  40. Bloomberg Businessweek; 04/03/2017
    The article discusses the impact that foreign oil companies and oil drilling have on Mexican politics, including in regard to the 2018 presidential election between incumbent Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and populist candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador, or Amlo. The political controversy over allowing foreign petroleum companies to drill for oil in Tecpatán, Mexico is discussed.
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  41. Bloomberg Businessweek; 04/03/2017
    The article discusses the brain drain from Great Britain to companies in Eastern and Central Europe resulting from the 2016 Brexit referendum, including in regard to job growth in the Czech Republic and Hungary. An overview of multinational business enterprises' hiring in Eastern and Central Europe, including the asset manager BlackRock Incorporated's hiring of employees, is provided.
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  43. Bloomberg Businessweek; 04/03/2017
    The article discusses the delay in the opening of the Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt (BER) in Berlin, Germany due to design and construction problems. An overview of construction defects in BER, including the fixing of defects in the BER terminal and German engineers' attitudes on the defects, is provided.
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  44. Bloomberg Businessweek; 04/03/2017
    The article discusses the American electronic commerce company Amazon's efforts to compete with grocery stores through allowing for customers to purchase groceries online. Grocery store consumers' attitudes towards shopping at supermarkets are discussed.
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  45. Bloomberg Businessweek; 04/03/2017
    The article discusses the attitudes of big pharma, or large pharmaceutical companies, towards the male contraceptive gel known Vasalgel developed by the biomedical engineer Sujoy Guha. An overview of Vasalel's use in India, including the testing of it on men and inhibiting pregnancy, is provided.
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