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California would triple tax breaks for film production under deal
SACRAMENTO, Calif. Aug 27 (Reuters) - California will triple its tax breaks for entertainment companies doing business in the state, the latest effort to stem a tide of runaway production that has cost billions in revenue in Hollywood's home state under a deal ...
California Lawmakers Move to Increase Tax Credits for TV, Film Producers  Wall Street Journal
California Lawmakers Strike Deal to Boost Film Tax Credit  Businessweek
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Gasoline prices will be low for Labor Day vacationers, GasBuddy predicts
Pack the car, load the family and hit the road this holiday weekend - gas hasn't been this cheap in four years. GasBuddy, the website and app that compares gasoline prices at stations in a user's area, predicts this will be the least expensive Labor Day ...
Labor Day Gas Prices Fall to Lowest Level Since 2010  Fox Business
Labor Day gas prices cheapest since 2010  USA TODAY
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Budget deficit remains on track for six-year low
About a year ago, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) was asked about the radicalism of some of his political agenda. �You know, the thing is, people want to say it's extreme,� he said.
CBO Warns Anew of Uncontrolled Long-Term Debt Risk  The Fiscal Times
US budget office downgrades GDP growth estimate to 1.5%  CBC.ca
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Inside Snapchat's Valuation Mark-up to $10 Billion: StockTwits
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Today we heard the rumor that the three-year-old Snapchat is worth roughly $10 billion dollars. Seems staggering, no?
Kleiner to invest in messaging startup Snapchat at near-$10 bln valuation ...  Reuters India
Twitter CEO: Snapchat at $10 billion 'not absurd'  MarketWatch
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Uber, Lyft, others are close to legislative deal on insurance
Jimmy Lucia waits to pick up passengers in Hollywood as part of his ride-sharing job at night. A tentative deal on ride-sharing insurance requirements is emerging in the state Legislature.
Investigation details Uber's coordinated plan for undermining the ...  Christian Science Monitor
Uber's War on Lyft Could Prompt Federal Investigation  GovExec.com
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Biz Break: Pandora overwhelmingly white, close to gender equality [San Jose ...
Aug. 20--Today: Pandora Media releases workforce diversity data that shows Oakland's largest tech company to be more than 70 percent white and nearly equal along gender lines.
Newswire : Jesse Jackson will expand Silicon Valley Initiative to other sectors  Greene County Democrat
Silicon Valley's diversity reboot  Financial Times
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Argentina wants deal with all holdout investors together
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's government on Wednesday ruled out further piecemeal debt talks with a small group of U.S.
Argentina Set for National Strike as Economic Woes Deepen  Businessweek
Lots on confusion in Argentina without Grondona  Charlotte Observer
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SEC Targets Conflicts of Interest at Ratings Firms
The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday adopted new rules targeting conflicts of interest at credit ratings firms, a problem the regulatory agency said contributed significantly to the 2008 financial crisis.
UPDATE 2-US SEC adopts securitization, rating agency reforms  Reuters
SEC Approves Rules Aimed at Hidden Risks of Asset-Backed Securities  Wall Street Journal
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Alibaba's Revenue Growth Surges in Latest Quarter
Alibaba's quarterly revenue growth is surging again, a development that should help the Chinese e-commerce company sell its shares in what could become the technology industry's most lucrative IPO.
Alibaba 'worth over $200bn' after profits triple  Telegraph.co.uk
Alibaba first-quarter profit triples ahead of share sale  The Globe and Mail
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The Underwhelming Case Against the IMF's Christine Lagarde
It sounds ominous: International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde was placed under formal investigation by a French court on Aug. 27 for having approved a payout to a corruption-tainted business tycoon when she was France's finance minister.
Aug. 27 2014 12:36 PM  Slate Magazine (blog)
Q&A: The Bernard Tapie affair  Financial Times
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