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Financiers ditch Wall Street for Silicon Valley
When Google revealed this week it had poached Morgan Stanley chief financial officer Ruth Porat, the shift was the latest evidence of Silicon Valley's allure to Wall Street bankers.
Google just revealed it's paying its new CFO $70m
Porat to receive $70m Google award  Financial Times
New York Times (blog)  
Dollar Rises on U.S. Data, Fed Remarks
The dollar rose against the euro and the British pound on Thursday, as better-than-expected employment data and remarks from regional Federal Reserve presidents alluding to the need for higher interest rates lifted the U.S.
The Fed still needs to figure out how to raise interest rates  The Daily Star
Dismiss the Noise About Delaying Rate Hikes  Fox Business
How government aims to protect low-income users of 'payday' loans
Each month, more than 200,000 needy U.S. households take out what's advertised as a brief loan. Many have run out of money between paychecks.
Payday lenders to face new regulations  Observer-Reporter
CFPB takes step towards Payday-Loan Crackdown  Maine News
Fewer Americans signed up for unemployment benefits
will continue adding carbon to the treatment process as a precautionary measure. fewer americans signed up for unemployment benefits over the last couple weeks, showing there could be an upswing in hiring.
Jobless claims in US fall to its lowest level in five weeks suggesting a ...  Benchmark Reporter
Jobless claims decline to lowest level in five weeks  Salt Lake Tribune
Lululemon Redefines the ABCs With Anatomy-Friendly Pants for Men
(Bloomberg) -- In Lululemon Athletica Inc.'s quest to get more guys to buy its clothing, the company is focusing on a very specific area of men's comfort.
Lululemon Q4 revenue surges, profit rises  BCLocalNews
Lululemon reassures investors that its problems are temporary  Reuters
Airlines Adopt Two-in-the-Cockpit Rule After Germanwings Crash
Numerous airlines hastily changed their policies Thursday to require that two crew members be in the cockpit at all times, after the co-pilot of a Germanwings flight apparently deliberately crashed a plane, killing 150 people, after having locked out the captain.
Germanwings Crash Prompts Airlines To Introduce 2-Person Cockpit Rule  Huffington Post
Alps crash: Air NZ rushes in cockpit 'rule of two'  New Zealand Herald
McDonald's introduces 'Big Mac' clothing and lifestyle line
McDonald's has unveiled a new clothing and lifestyle line that features images of the infamous Big Mac splattered across everything from blankets, raincoats, T-shirts and bedsheets.
McDonald's Launches Big Mac Fashion Collection, Because Who Doesn't ...  Us Magazine
McDonald's launches its own fashion line  Sydney Morning Herald
GameStop profit forecast falls short on weak demand for consoles
March 26 (Reuters) - GameStop Corp's full-year profit forecast missed Wall Street expectations as the dollar strengthened and demand for new PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles failed to make up for falling sales of earlier versions.
GameStop slumps as exchange rates pressure its outlook  Dallas Morning News
Demands for PS4 and Xbox One falls  The Rakyat Post
With Alibaba shares spun off, Yahoo shifts focus to its own stock price
The new repurchasing plan is in addition to an existing buy-back program that allows Yahoo to repurchase $726 million worth of company stock, according to MarketWatch.
Yahoo will buy back $2B in stock over 3 years as it prepares for spinoff of ...  The Republic
Why Warren Buffett bought Vegemite
The world's most famous investor, Warren Buffett, is jumping into bed with private equity to help finance a mega merger of the iconic Heinz and Kraft food companies, despite being a vocal critic of the �leveraged buyout� sector.
Best bet for Kraft Heinz: Un-Kraft  USA TODAY
Reading the Fine Print in the Heinz-Kraft Deal  New York Times