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Netflix Offers Expanded Maternity and Paternity Leave
Netflix announced on Tuesday that it was starting an unlimited leave policy for new mothers and fathers for the first year after the birth or adoption of a child.
Netflix to give workers with babies a year of paid leave  Washington Post
Netflix to offer unlimited parental leave  CNNMoney
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UPDATE 1-US luxury fashion retailer Neiman Marcus files for IPO
(Adds details). Aug 4 (Reuters) - U.S. luxury fashion retailer Neiman Marcus Group Inc filed with U.S. regulators on Tuesday for an initial public offering, the second time in two years it has unveiled plans to go public.
Neiman Marcus Files to Go Public Again  New York Times
Neiman Marcus Files for IPO Less Than Two Years After Sale  Bloomberg
First Solar Defends Plans To Make Cheaper, Better Solar Panels
First Solar executives discussed their second quarter earnings on Tuesday (it posted a profit instead of losses this time), and analysts were keen to know if the company can execute a plan to produce more efficient and cheaper solar panels while still ...
First Solar 2nd-quarter earnings rise sharply  Reuters
CompaniesFirstSolar shares shine on rosy guidance  Financial Times
Shire's Offer to Buy Drug Maker Baxalta for $30 Billion Is Rebuffed
LONDON - The global pursuit of deals by drug makers took a turn on Tuesday as a former target of a mega-merger turned predator. Shire, which last year had sought to sell itself to AbbVie, disclosed that its $30 billion offer for the biopharmaceutical ...
Shire Seeks to Lure Baxalta Into Talks With $30 Billion Bid  Bloomberg
Drugmaker Shire bids $30B for Baxter spinoff Baxalta  CNBC
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.
Apple slump deepens on iPhone, China fears  Herald Sun
Sinking Apple stock weighs down market  Vancouver Sun
FOREX-Dollar rises on Atlanta Fed chief's rate-hike view
... * Lockhart's view renews bets on Fed raising rates in Sept. * Weaker dollar earlier spurred rise in oil, commodity prices.
Excerpts From Atlanta Fed's Lockhart Interview  Wall Street Journal
Dollar rises as Fed official eyes September lift-off  Channel News Asia
#ilooklikeanengineer wants to challenge your ideas about who can be a scientist
It all started when a “self-taught engineer, extreme introvert, science-nerd, anime-lover, college dropout” wrote that she was tired of stereotypes.
Think you know what an engineer looks like? #ilooklikeanengineer says think ...  Los Angeles Times
Female engineers take on stereotypes with #iLookLikeAnEngineer  seattlepi.com (blog)
Activision beats Street in second quarter, shares jump
Activision shares surged 6% in after hours trading Tuesday after the video game publisher reported second quarter earnings that topped Wall Street forecasts.
Activision raises outlook as revenue climbs 15%  MarketWatch
More Gamers, More Gaming Lead Activision Blizzard Higher in Q2  Motley Fool
Feds under fire in Arizona for plan to round up wild horses
This undated image shows horses grazing in Tonto National Forest. (Salt River Wild Horse Management Group). Conservationists in Arizona are ramping up efforts to stop the federal government from rounding up herds of wild horses in a local forest -- a ...
Wild horses to be removed from Tonto National Forest in Arizona  USA TODAY
Forest Service will not immediately remove Salt River horses  12NewsNow.Com
Air Canada Bans Shipments of Big-Game Hunting Trophies
Air Canada says it will no longer transport big-game hunting trophies after the killing of a well-known lion in Zimbabwe by an American dentist drew international attention.
Major US airlines halt carrying African hunting trophies after Cecil the ...  MarketWatch
US airlines refuse to fly 'trophies'  Times LIVE