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Big Words Are Fading, But Many People Still Love Them; Can those who enjoy sesquipedalian words, and those who find them annoying, learn to connect

Big Words Are Fading, But Many People Still Love Them

Can those who enjoy sesquipedalian words, and those who find them annoying, learn to connect

ELIZABETH BERNSTEIN

March 24, 2014 6:54 p.m. ET

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CEO’s Secret to Decision-Making: Total Silence

CEO’s Secret to Decision-Making: Total Silence

How a $15,000 bet helped Khajak Keledjianof Intermix find inner peace

JEN MURPHY

March 24, 2014 5:59 p.m. ET

A friend bet Khajak Keledjian $15,000 six years ago that he wouldn’t be able to sit still for 15 minutes in complete silence. After nearly five months of trying, the 41-year-old CEO of high-fashion retailer Intermix couldn’t do it. Read more of this post

‘Cord-Nevers’: Why Comcast Would Consider a Deal With Apple

Mar 24, 2014

‘Cord-Nevers’: Why Comcast Would Consider a Deal With Apple

SHALINI RAMACHANDRAN

On Monday, the Journal reported that Apple is talking to ComcastCMCSA +0.60%about a new streaming-television service that would be powered through an AppleAAPL +1.19% set-top box and would get special treatment to bypass congestion on the Web.

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Why Trade Bonds When You Can Trade Ads? Web Ads, Sold on Computerized Exchanges, Bring Wall Streeters Into the Fray

Why Trade Bonds When You Can Trade Ads?

Web Ads, Sold on Computerized Exchanges, Bring Wall Streeters Into the Fray

WILLIAM LAUNDER

March 24, 2014 3:37 p.m. ET

For many on Wall Street, landing an executive-level job at an established hedge fund would be a crowning career move. Until, that is, they get a chance to go into advertising. Read more of this post

Xi’s rising clout could mean swifter reforms

Xi’s rising clout could mean swifter reforms

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 – 03:00

Kor Kian Beng

The Straits Times

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s concentration of power in his hands, through the proliferation of intra-party panels that he heads, could change the consultative decision-making process through collective leadership that came about in the 1990s. Read more of this post

Sick Again? Why Some Colds Won’t Go Away; Some people get back-to-back colds, infected by a new virus

Sick Again? Why Some Colds Won’t Go Away

Some people get back-to-back colds, infected by a new virus

SUMATHI REDDY

March 24, 2014 7:02 p.m. ET

About a month ago Sharon Gilbert was hit with a runny nose, sore throat and a cough. The whole snotty works.

A few weeks later she thought she had recovered. Then her husband Derek got sick, and bam. “Suddenly I started getting all the symptoms [again] and it was worse,” said Ms. Gilbert, a 61-year-old writer in Charleston, Ill. Read more of this post

China Set to Cap Transfers Using Mobile-Payment Services

China Set to Cap Transfers Using Mobile-Payment Services

Move Comes as State Banks Push Back Against Finance Businesses of E-Commerce Giants Alibaba, Tencent

Updated March 24, 2014 11:34 a.m. ET

BEIJING—China’s largest Internet firms have had startling success elbowing their way onto the turf of the state-run banks, but now the country’s banks and regulators are pushing back. Read more of this post

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