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Quicken Loans’ billion-dollar gamble pays off

Quicken Loans’ billion-dollar gamble pays off

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Mar. 25, 2014   |  

Quicken and Warren Buffett are offering a Quicken Loans Billion Dollar Bracket with Yahoo Sports for this year’s NCAA perfect bracket. / Quicken Read more of this post

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Banks in Chinese city show stacks of cash to reassure depositors

Banks in Chinese city show stacks of cash to reassure depositors

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By John Ruwitch

YANCHENG, China (Reuters) – Rural banks in China’s eastern city of Yancheng stacked piles of cash in plain view behind teller windows to calm depositors queuing at bank branches for a third straight day on Wednesday following rumors that they had run out of cash. Read more of this post

The Wolves of Wall Street; Jordan Belfort was partly right: people who go into finance should not be too clever

ROBERT SKIDELSKY

Robert Skidelsky, Professor Emeritus of Political Economy at Warwick University and a fellow of the British Academy in history and economics, is a member of the British House of Lords. The author of a three-volume biography of John Maynard Keynes, he began his political career in the Labour party, became the Conservative Party’s spokesman for Treasury affairs in the House of Lords, and was eventually forced out of the Conservative Party for his opposition to NATO’s intervention in Kosovo in 1999. Read more of this post

Buy a Warren Buffett Fathead for $29.99; Proceeds will go to charity

Buy a Warren Buffett Fathead for $29.99

Proceeds will go to charity

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Author: By Chris Isidore

Published On: Mar 25 2014 06:23:35 AM PDT   Updated On: Mar 25 2014 07:50:38 AM PDT

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) – Investors have been known to pay $1 million for the chance to pick Warren Buffett’s brain over lunch. Now they can get his entire head for only $29.99. Read more of this post

Facebook Inc’s purchase of Oculus raises questions

Facebook Inc’s purchase of Oculus raises questions

Jonathan Ratner | March 26, 2014 5:34 AM ET
Facebook Inc.’s US$2-billion acquisition of Oculus VR may look modest when compared to its recent US$19-billion purchase of WhatsApp, but there appears to be a clearer path for monetizing this new asset through game-related software and hardware. Read more of this post

Nitroglycerin, a Staple of Emergency Rooms, Is in Short Supply

Nitroglycerin, a Staple of Emergency Rooms, Is in Short Supply

By KATIE THOMAS and SABRINA TAVERNISEMARCH 25, 2014

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Dr. Frederick Blum, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in West Virginia, says one or two patients might “exhaust our supply pretty quickly.” CreditTy William Wright for The New York Times Read more of this post

Keep It Short: In writing, brevity works not only as a function of space on a page, but the time that an audience is willing to spend with you

MARCH 24, 2014, 9:00 PM  122 Comments

Keep It Short

By DANNY HEITMAN

In my first daily newspaper job some 25 years ago, I learned a few lessons about brevity that I’m still using today. Back then, among other editorial chores, I contributed to a weekly feature called “Books in Brief.” Each review could be no longer than 200 words — less than a fourth the length of a usual article. Imagine a slender column of type slightly taller than your middle finger, and you’ll get some idea of the word limit. Read more of this post

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