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Netflix offers new parents 'unlimited' leave
Netflix said Tuesday it will allow new parents up to a year of paid time off, becoming one of the tech industry's most generous major companies in offering parental leave.
Business Watch  Wall Street Journal
One year's paid leave for new parents on Netflix payroll  Atlanta Journal Constitution
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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar, bond yields rise on Fed rate risk
... * Dollar up broadly as Fed's Lockhart leans to Sept hike. * Asian currencies pressured, share markets cautious. * China shares steady after bounce, service activity upbeat.
Dollar, bond yields rise on Fed rate risk  Moneycontrol.com
Morning MoneyBeat Asia: US Stocks Ease on Fed Comments on Rates  Wall Street Journal (blog)
Walt Disney Co. earnings: 5 things to know
Walt Disney Co., the world's largest entertainment firm, has turned in another strong fiscal quarter, setting a new record for quarterly profit.
Disney mixed earnings report bolstered by The Avengers  CNNMoney
Disney shares whacked on TV business outlook  CNBC
Puerto Rico investors could try to force payment on bonds -filing
Aug 4 Holders of at least 20 percent of Puerto Rico's Public Finance Corp bonds, on which the U.S. commonwealth defaulted on Monday, would need to consent to suing Puerto Rico in order for the bondholders' trustee to file a lawsuit on their behalf, a ...
Puerto Rico default adds to island's economic woes  THE BUSINESS TIMES
Puerto Rico debt-crisis grows as payments halt, bond prices fall  Livemint
Apple Is Slipping in a Universe Where Success Is Relative
Take a peek at the stock market today, and you might get the impression that Apple wasn't one of the most mind-blowingly profitable companies of all time.
Volume Eruption for Apple Shares as 200-Day Line Gives Way  Bloomberg
Apple slump deepens on iPhone, China fears  Herald Sun
T-Mobile beats Sprint to become No. 3 wireless carrier
At first, T-Mobile CEO John Legere said the move up in position would come last year. The company's un-carrier marketing campaign helped it make it happen.
Sprint chairman is confident even as T-Mobile passes area company in subscribers  Kansas City Star
T-Mobile takes the No. 3 US carrier spot from Sprint  TmoNews
Australia says initial MH370 debris drift models gave wrong clues
SYDNEY Initial models of where potential debris from a missing Malaysia Airlines passenger jet might first wash up had incorrectly identified Indonesia as the most likely location, the Australian body leading the search said on Wednesday.
MH370 debris washing up in Reunion 'consistent' with plane's ...  Telegraph.co.uk
Origin of Suspected Flight 370 Part May Be Revealed This Week  Bloomberg
Major US airlines end trophy hunter shipments after Cecil outcry
Three US airlines have banned the transport of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino or buffalo killed by trophy hunters, in the latest fallout from the killing of Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion last month.
More airlines ban shipping of big game trophy kills  Examiner.com
More companies chime in on big game trophy shipments  Bangkok Post
Baxalta calls Shire's $30 billion buyout offer too low
Baxalta Inc. said an unsolicited $30 billion buyout offer from drugmaker Shire PLC yesterday “significantly undervalues” the biopharmaceutical company.
Baxalta rejects Shire's $30 billion unsolicited bid  Boston Globe
Shire's Offer to Buy Drug Maker Baxalta for $30 Billion Is Rebuffed  New York Times
FOREX-Dollar extends gains after Fed official supports Sept rate hike
... * Rebound in U.S. debt yields supports dollar, euro hits 2-wk low. * Profit-taking chips away at Aussie's big gains. * Kiwi extends losses following decline in milk prices.
Gold Drops as Lockhart's Signal on Rates Adds to September Focus  Bloomberg
Australia dollar proves resilient to US dollar strength, NZD not so lucky  Financial Express