New York Times: Jun 11, 2013 at 0021 hrsGoogle, which dominates the market for online maps, is close to a deal to acquire Waze, a largely Israeli company that has developed a social mapping service that is popular with drivers seeking to find the best route given actual traffic conditions.
New York Times: Chicago, May 31, 2013 at 0313 hrs ISTPerhaps it is nothing more than an accident of timing that as federal workers brace for a summer filled with unpaid furlough days, their leaders are traveling the nation and globe on trips that exude luxury. On Wednesday, president Obama left the White House for two Chicago fund-raisers in the hope of helping Democrats retake the House in next year’s elections. The cost of flying aboard Air Force One to his hometown: $180,000 per hour.
New York Times: Jun 01, 2013 at 2304 hrsNewly-minted university graduates who have landed coveted jobs on Wall Street may have impressive resumes and sought-after references. But often, nuts-and-bolts skills like spreadsheet building and database extraction are not part of university curriculums. When millions of dollars can be won or lost on one calculation, firms are finding it essential that their new hires can tell the difference between a pivot table and a header row.
New York Times: Washington, May 25, 2013 at 0244 hrs ISTBank lobbyists are not leaving it to lawmakers to draft legislation that softens financial regulations. Instead, the lobbyists are helping to write it themselves
Reuters: London, May 23, 2013 at 0224 hrs ISTApple’s ability to shelter billions of dollars of income from tax has depended on an unusual loophole in the Irish tax code that helps the country compete with other countries for investment and jobs.
Reuters: Cannes, May 23, 2013 at 0226 hrs ISTWalking the red carpet of the world’s most famous film showcase is a test of nerves for celebrities, not helped by wind, rain and the chaos of hundreds of photographers shouting their names.
Reuters: Washington, May 22, 2013 at 0226 hrs ISTA Senate panel will try on Tuesday to pry more details out of current and former officials of the Internal Revenue Service about the agency’s targeting of conservative groups for extra scrutiny when they sought tax-exempt status.