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Campaign donations highlight winners, losers in Brazil election

Presidential candidate Marina Silva of the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) attends a campaign rally in Sao Bernardo do CampoBy Silvio Cascione and Brad Haynes BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's financial markets have rallied on the prospect of environmentalist Marina Silva unseating President Dilma Rousseff in next month's election, but political donations show plenty of companies may be wary of a new administration. Silva's market-friendly proposals promise relief for oil giant Petrobras, ethanol mills and private banks. The money pouring into Brazil's stock market has gone in the opposite direction, driving up shares of companies that would benefit from a Silva presidency and lifting the Bovespa index as much as 11 percent when she first surged in polls. "Right now in the investor community we're focused on just getting Dilma Rousseff out of office, but once Silva is in power it's a different ball game," said Aryam Vazquez, a senior economist with the Oxford Economics investment consulting firm.


Alibaba surges in Wall Street debut

Chinese online retail giant Alibaba CEO Jack Ma (C) gives two thumbs up as he arrives at the New York Stock Exchange on September 19, 2014A buying frenzy sent Alibaba shares sharply higher Friday as the Chinese online giant made its historic Wall Street trading debut.


Oracle and Concur are big market movers

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Oracle Corp., down $1.75 to $39.80 The technology company's CEO, Larry Ellison, ...

Wall St ends flat, tech pressures Nasdaq

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeNEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow and S&P 500 ended Friday's session with slight moves, while the Nasdaq closed lower after Alibaba's strong debut was offset by such falling technology shares as Oracle and Yahoo. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 16.16 points, or 0.09 percent, to 17,282.15, the S&P 500 lost 0.8 points, or 0.04 percent, to 2,010.56 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 13.64 points, or 0.3 percent, to 4,579.79. For the week, the Dow rose 1.7 percent, the S&P rose 1.3 percent and the Nasdaq rose 0.3 percent. (Reporting by Ryan Vlastelica; Editing by Nick Zieminski)


Alibaba debuts on Wall St

ALIBABA made its long-awaited Wall Street debut yesterday on the heels of a record stock offering that opens the door to global expansion for the Chinese online retail giant. Company founder Jack Ma was on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as trading opened, while a group of Alibaba customers rang the opening bell. A trading price was not available in the early minutes after the opening, which is not uncommon for stock market debuts.

Alibaba seeing unmatched orders at top of range - NYSE exec on CNBC

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The head of the New York Stock Exchange's listing business said on CNBC on Friday that millions of orders in Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd at the high end of the indicated range have not yet been matched. Scott Cutler also told CNBC that the opening trades in Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd. were expected shortly, some time after 11:15 a.m. EDT (04:15 p.m. BST). Cutler told CNBC that 25 million orders had been paired between buyers and sellers at high end of the stock's indicated range, which at the time of his remarks was $87 to $89. ...

Ahead of Alibaba debut, NYSE says all systems operating normally

NEW YORK (Reuters) - In advance of the widely anticipated trading debut of Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd. , the New York Stock Exchange on Friday said all of its systems are operating normally. In a market status update issued to clients at 7:30 a.m., the exchange said, "Common Customer Gateways (CCGs) are open for members to submit orders.  All NYSE systems are currently operating normally." Alibaba, which priced its massive initial public offering at $68 a share late on Thursday, will begin trading on the NYSE under the ticker "BABA" later on Friday morning. ...

'Hundreds of thousands' of orders placed for Alibaba in debut - NYSE

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A top New York Stock Exchange executive on Friday said on CNBC that "hundreds of thousands of orders" for shares of Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd. had been placed ahead of the stock'...

Watch Jack Ma’s First-Ever, Inspiring Speech To Alibaba’s Employees — A Handful Of People In His Apartment

Former English teacher Jack Ma founded Alibaba out of his small apartment in 1999.  The Chinese e-commerce giant starts trading on the New York Stock Exchange this morning and it will be the largest IPO in the history of the US stock market.  Ma created the company with the help of 17 friends—and the first speech that he ever gave to the team was caught on film.   It’s almost surreal to see this man, who’s now worth about $10 billion, earnestly asking the team, “So what will Alibaba become in the future?” Even way back then, when many people in China didn’t even understand what the internet  was, Ma saw Alibaba becoming a global powerhouse. Watching the speech you can see his ambition (“Our competitors are not in China, but in America’s Silicon Valley”) and well as his idealism.  After conceding that the tech bubble and spree of sky-high IPOs of the late 90s and early 2000s couldn’t last forever, he says that at least “the dream of the internet won’t burst.” The clip is from “Crocodile in the Yangtze,” a film by long-time Alibaba employee Porter Erisman.  The documentary tells Alibaba’s incredible founding story through old footage and photos, and highlights how it managed to beat out eBay in China despite being the underdog in almost every way. Watch the entire speech: Read more stories on Business Insider, Malaysian edition of the world’s fastest-growing business and technology news website.

Asian shares follow Wall St higher, pound up on Scotland vote

Pedestrians pass before a share prices board in Tokyo on September 19, 2014Asian markets rose Friday following a record close on Wall Street, while the pound rallied against other major currencies after Scottish voters rejected independence from the United Kingdom.


Technology

Technology Stalled in 1970 - MIT Technology Review


MIT Technology Review

Technology Stalled in 1970
MIT Technology Review
Peter Thiel has been behind some prominent technologies: he cofounded PayPal and was an early investor in such companies as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Tesla Motors. But he's convinced that technological progress has been stagnant for decades.

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Why It's Too Easy To Dismiss Technology Critics: Or, The Fallacies Leading A ... - Forbes


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Why It's Too Easy To Dismiss Technology Critics: Or, The Fallacies Leading A ...
Forbes
Over at the LA Times, Maria Bustillos has a harsh review of Nicholas Carr's new book, The Glass Cage: Automation and Us. Referring to Carr as one “of the Information Age's chief scaredy-cats,” Bustillos characterizes his latest endeavor, an explanation ...
Nicholas Carr's latest anti-technology rant, 'The Glass Cage'Los Angeles Times

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Australia Solar Technology Makes Storage Breakthrough - CleanTechnica


CleanTechnica

Australia Solar Technology Makes Storage Breakthrough
CleanTechnica
Novatec Solar – a company majority owned by Australia's Transfield Holdings – has commissioned a solar thermal energy demonstration plant in Spain that is based on a new type of molten salt storage technology. The Germany-based Novatec Solar says ...

Turbocharging Photosynthesis to Feed the World - MIT Technology Review


Turbocharging Photosynthesis to Feed the World
MIT Technology Review
Researchers have been attempting for a long time to change some C3 plants—including wheat, rice, and potatoes—into C4 plants. The approach has been given a boost lately by novel high-precision gene-editing technologies that are being applied to the ...

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Travel

Phoenix holiday hotel packages, cruises and more travel deals - Newsday


Phoenix holiday hotel packages, cruises and more travel deals
Newsday
The nine-night Two Nation Vacation: Maine and New Brunswick starts at $3,412 per person double, with taxes and port charges; normal price is $3,975. The eight-night Big Apple to the U.S. Capital (ends in Alexandria, Virginia) starts at $2,734, down ...

3 Quirky, Super-Cheap Travel Deals You Can Only Get in the Fall - TIME


TIME

3 Quirky, Super-Cheap Travel Deals You Can Only Get in the Fall
TIME
... place on the globe, fall represents the shoulder season in between summer and winter, when temperatures and vacation prices alike are generally mild and pleasant. This in-between, quirky time for travel is also a prime season for snagging unusual ...

The week's best travel deals - Washington Post


The week's best travel deals
Washington Post
... seven-night cruise traveling round trip from Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica, on Dec. 13 now starts at $2,695 per person double, plus $295 port charges; brochure rate starts at $5,391. Deal is based on availability. Info: 800-848-6172, www.pgcruises.com ...

The Best Travel Deals of 2014, Announced by MyRatePlan.com - SYS-CON Media (press release)


The Best Travel Deals of 2014, Announced by MyRatePlan.com
SYS-CON Media (press release)
SEATTLE, WA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/19/14 -- For those that are looking to get out and travel in 2014, it's important that they do the proper due diligence to ensure that they get the best deals possible. Saving a few dollars on a flight or hotel allows ...

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Alex Salmond: 'Triumph for the democratic process' - BBC News
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 04:20:22 +0100


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Alex Salmond: 'Triumph for the democratic process'
BBC News
Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has said the referendum campaign has been a "triumph" for the democratic process and participation in politics. Scotland has voted to stay in the United Kingdom after voters decisively rejected independence.
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell offers apologies but few specifics - Washington Post
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 04:09:42 +0100


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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell offers apologies but few specifics
Washington Post
In an apologetic news conference during which he faced often skeptical questioning, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell admitted Friday that the league's current personal conduct policies had failed and promised to make changes, the specifics of which ...
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FOOD FIGHT Calif. boy gets detention for sharing school lunch
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 04:02:47 +0100

COURTING WOMEN Dems' big guns scramble to reclaim female vote
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Australia steps up security after intel indicates ISIS plot against lawmakers
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 04:02:47 +0100

INTERCEPTED INTELLIGENCE prompts security alert at Australia’s Parliament building after it allegedly showed that Islamic State militants could be planning to attack government lawmakers, including Prime Minister Tony Abbott, left.
  • Australia raids foil reported ISIS beheading plots
  • VIDEO: Major counterterrorism raids foils ISIS plots in Australia
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    Fence Jumper at White House Sparks Evacuation - ABC News
    Sat, 20 Sep 2014 04:01:56 +0100


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    Fence Jumper at White House Sparks Evacuation
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    Much of the White House was evacuated on Friday after someone jumped over the fence and ran toward the executive mansion, minutes after President Barack Obama had departed. Video from the scene showed a man making it most of the way across the ...
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    Turkey may welcome Muslim Brotherhood brass after ouster from Qatar
    Sat, 20 Sep 2014 03:54:14 +0100

    Sick veterans who served at shuttered, toxic Army base turn to Congress, VA for help - The health hazards of PCBs
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    E-commerce giant Alibaba roars in Wall Street debut
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    Paralympian hopeful asks docs to amputate healthy leg - Sedentary lifestyle linked to depression
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    Scotland referendum: Scots reject independence in historic vote - Obama anti-ISIS push saved by vote - Markets relieved at vote - OPINION: Scots show how to settle nationhood - VIDEO: Scottish independence leader quits
    Sat, 20 Sep 2014 03:54:14 +0100

    Florida grandfather kills daughter, her six kids, then himself - VIDEO: Search for motive of deadly shooting spree
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    At least 8 Ebola aid workers reportedly killed by villagers in Guinea - USAID chief urges more focus on poor countries - Murders have chilling effect on humanitarian efforts - OPINION: Yes, we need to help but is Obama ready to keep Americans safe?
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    Suspect in Pennsylvania state trooper ambush named to FBI's 10 most wanted list - VIDEO: Search narrows for suspect
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    Missing UVA student seen leaving restaurant with unidentified man
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    Former Connecticut governor convicted of new crimes
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    AP: CIA curbs spying in Western Europe
    Sat, 20 Sep 2014 03:54:14 +0100

    ‘Bridge-gate’ probe reportedly finding no evidence of Christie involvement
    Sat, 20 Sep 2014 03:54:14 +0100

    Georgia voter probe looms over tight Senate race - Bush son rips GOP ad claiming father's foundation gave money to terror-linked groups - FOX NEWS FIRST: Your picks in battle for Senate - ROVE: 2 things Republicans must do before elections - FULL COVERAGE 2014 Midterm Elections
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    Buffer zone agreed on in Ukrainian peace talks
    Sat, 20 Sep 2014 03:54:14 +0100

    Goodell says NFL got it 'wrong,' announces partnerships with anti-violence groups - Reggie Bush's comments on daughter could prompt investigation, experts say - VIDEO: I got it wrong and I'm sorry for that, Goodell says
    Sat, 20 Sep 2014 03:54:14 +0100

    Lull in undocumented child migrants from Central American 'won't last long,' expert warns
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    White House fence jumper sparks evacuation
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    Former Suns Player Rex Chapman Accused of $14000 Apple Store Thefts - NBCNews.com
    Sat, 20 Sep 2014 03:43:52 +0100


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    Former Suns Player Rex Chapman Accused of $14000 Apple Store Thefts
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    A former player for the Phoenix Suns basketball team was arrested Friday in Arizona on suspicion of pilfering $14,000 worth of tech goodies from an Apple store, police said. Rex Chapman, 46, allegedly stole a trove of products valued at $14,000 over multiple ...
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    Shots fired, police surround man wanted for PA ambush shooting - KVVU Las Vegas
    Sat, 20 Sep 2014 03:28:03 +0100


    Shots fired, police surround man wanted for PA ambush shooting
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    A wanted poster for ambush shooting suspect Eric Frein. (Source: Pennsylvania State Police/WBRE/CNN). BLOOMING GROVE, PA (RNN) – The man accused of ambushing and shooting two Pennsylvania State Police officers has been cornered and ...

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    Crowd gasps as guy drops new iPhone on live TV - Chron.com
    Sat, 20 Sep 2014 03:27:54 +0100


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    Crowd gasps as guy drops new iPhone on live TV
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    Customers line up just before the doors open to release Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at the Apple Store in Highland Village 4012 Westheimer Road Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Houston, Texas. Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at the Apple Store in ...
    Screen size matters to Apple fans in line for the iPhone 6PCWorld
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    Alibaba share price surges 38 pc on New York Stock Exchange debut, raising ... - ABC Online
    Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:45:05 +0100


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    Alibaba share price surges 38 pc on New York Stock Exchange debut, raising ...
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    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has debuted on the New York Stock Exchange, raising $US21.8 billion ($24.4 billion) in the biggest initial public offering in the United States. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd stock closed at $US93.89, up 38 per cent from the ...
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    Democrats' big guns court women voters - Fox News
    Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:43:03 +0100


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    Democrats' big guns court women voters
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    With little more 40 days until voters head to the polls, the 2014 midterm election cycle marks the first in modern history in which Democrats find themselves scrambling to reclaim the lion's share of the female vote in such elections. Women tilted Republican in ...
    Harkin: Clinton hasn't made up mind about 2016 presidential bidSioux City Journal
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    Police scrutinize 'person of interest' seen with missing U-Va. student Hannah ... - Washington Post
    Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:21:57 +0100


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    Democrats Pin Senate Hopes on a Kansan - New York Times
    Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:14:47 +0100


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    Democrats Pin Senate Hopes on a Kansan
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