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  • Verizon Is Said to Be Near a Deal to Acquire Yahoo
    Verizon has long been considered a front-runner to buy Yahoo’s core internet businesses. An announcement could come as early as next week.
    Michael J. De La Merced and Vindu Goel.  International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 23 Jul 2016 00:57:48 GMT.
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  • 8 Initiatives To Increase Your Business Growth Curve
    A common pain of startups after an exhilarating first surge of early adopters is a long and frustrating plateau of slow growth, where it seems like nothing you do will get your business to profitability. ...
    By Martin Zwilling.  Forbes.  Fri, 22 Jul 2016 23:32:00 GMT.
  • Mission Continues as 'Star Trek' Popularity Endures
    Fifty years ago, in September 1966, Star Trek was born. The television show was set in the future and was about the crew of the USS Enterprise, which was on a five-year mission of space exploration. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 22 Jul 2016 21:00:33 -0400.
  • Delays Threaten to Unravel Iranian Plans to Buy 200 Jetliners
    Fresh complications for an intended purchase that was seen as one of the most prominent commercial outcomes of a year-old nuclear accord.
    Rick Gladstone.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 22 Jul 2016 20:59:51 GMT.
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  • Commercial power back at Turkish air base used in ISIL fight
    Commercial electric power was restored on July 22 to a Turkish air base used by U.S. forces in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a week after it was interrupted during a failed coup attempt
    Hurriyet.  Fri, 22 Jul 2016 18:30:00 +0200.
  • Inside 'bankrupt' businessman Alan Yeomans' secret mansion
    A businessman who claimed he was bankrupt has been jailed after cannabis was found in a secret room in his illegally-built £1.2m mansion.
    BBC News.  Fri, 22 Jul 2016 18:19:35 GMT.
  • Axalta acquires United Paint's automotive coatings business
    Axalta Coating Systems has acquired United Paint and Chemical's automotive interior coatings business. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.  Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:43:55 EST.  Subscription required.
  • Brexit causes dramatic drop in UK economy, data suggests
    UK economic activity in July fell at its fastest rate since the aftermath of the financial crisis in 2009, data compiled from business questionnaires shows.
    BBC News.  Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:57:27 GMT.
  • Ivanka for president? Trump's daughter wins with convention speech
    Ivanka Trump, eldest daughter of New York businessman-turned-presidential nominee Donald Trump, almost stole the show Thursday night with a speech about her father that roused a packed Cleveland convention hall and was broadcast to millions.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Fri, 22 Jul 2016 11:54:31 EDT.
  • Africa: Top Five Highlights of the Kigali - AU Summit
    [New Times] Almost every delegate, Kigali resident, journalist, politician and the business community has a story of their own regarding the just concluded AU summit. ...
    All Africa.  Fri, 22 Jul 2016 05:34:24 GMT.

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