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Ford unveils $1.2B redevelopment plan for Dearborn offices - Detroit Free Press

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 12:42pm

Detroit Free Press

Ford unveils $1.2B redevelopment plan for Dearborn offices
Detroit Free Press
Ford unveiled sweeping plans today to redevelop dozens of buildings in Dearborn that house more than 30,000 employees in a project that will transform the automaker's presence in the city into two distinct campuses over the next 10 years. The project ...
Ford launches corporate campus redesignUSA TODAY
Ford unveils 10-year plan to transform Dearborn campusThe Detroit News
Ford's New High-Tech Headquarters Will Take a Decade To BuildFortune
Wall Street Journal -Crain's Detroit Business -WDIV Detroit -Reuters
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Starbucks Declines on Concern About Loyalty-Program Backlash - Bloomberg

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 12:21pm

Bloomberg

Starbucks Declines on Concern About Loyalty-Program Backlash
Bloomberg
Starbucks Corp. fell the most in more than two months after Deutsche Bank AG downgraded the stock, saying that changes to the company's loyalty program may hurt customer traffic. The shares fell as much as 4.2 percent to $58.37 on Tuesday in New York, ...
Starbucks rolls out a more personalized mobile app along with a revamped Rewards programTechCrunch
People Are Not Happy About Starbucks' New Rewards ProgramTIME
Starbucks' new rewards program to roll out today, despite customer resistanceAOL News
Bustle -Zacks.com -Investorplace.com -TheStreet.com
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UPDATE 1-AB Inbev offers concessions in bid to win EU okay for SABMiller buy - Reuters

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 12:19pm

Times LIVE

UPDATE 1-AB Inbev offers concessions in bid to win EU okay for SABMiller buy
Reuters
(Adds AB Inbev confirmation of details of asset sales). By Foo Yun Chee and Martinne Geller. BRUSSELS/LONDON, April 12 - Anheuser-Busch InBev has formally informed European Union antitrust regulators of its plan to sell SABMiller's premium European ...
Anheuser-Busch to Acquire Devils BackboneBrewbound.com
Anheuser-Busch InBev Just Swallowed Up Another Craft BrewerFortune
AB InBev Grants Extension to South Africa Antitrust AgencyBloomberg
The Denver Post -USA TODAY -Washington Post -Business Insider
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Latest Virginia Tech tests show water in Flint is improving, but still not safe without a filter - Michigan Radio

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 11:36am

Michigan Radio

Latest Virginia Tech tests show water in Flint is improving, but still not safe without a filter
Michigan Radio
New tests from the team at Virginia Tech show Flint's water is “highly variable” and still not safe to drink without a filter. Marc Edwards says tests done last month show Flint's water is still above the federal action level for lead. More from their ...
WATCH LIVE: Virginia Tech professor to announce Flint water testing results at 11 a.m.WDBJ7
Virginia Tech researchers present results of their Flint water testswtkr.com
Watch: Va. Tech professor to reveal results from Flint water testsFox 2 Detroit

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Deutsche Bank just downgraded Starbucks because of its new loyalty program - Business Insider

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 10:30am

Business Insider

Deutsche Bank just downgraded Starbucks because of its new loyalty program
Business Insider
Deutsche Bank says the changes Starbucks has made to its rewards program could drive customers away. In a note on Tuesday, research analyst Brett Levy said the changes, and investors' high expectations for the company's performance, were among the ...

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Deutsche Bank Freezes North Carolina Expansion, Citing Transgender Law - Wall Street Journal

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 10:04am

Wall Street Journal

Deutsche Bank Freezes North Carolina Expansion, Citing Transgender Law
Wall Street Journal
In the latest sign of fallout over a controversial North Carolina law that eliminates antidiscrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people, Deutsche Bank AG DB -0.06 % said Tuesday it is halting plans to add 250 new jobs outside Raleigh.
Deutsche Bank freezes plans for North Carolina jobs on transgender lawReuters
Deutsche Bank Halts North Carolina Growth Plan Over Anti-Gay LawBloomberg
Citing HB2, Deutsche Bank freezes plans to add 250 jobs in CaryCharlotte Observer
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IMF cuts global growth forecast, warns of stagnation risk - Reuters

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 9:16am

Reuters

IMF cuts global growth forecast, warns of stagnation risk
Reuters
WASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund cut its global growth forecast for the fourth time in the past year on Tuesday, citing China's slowdown, persistently low oil prices and chronic weakness in advanced economies. The Fund, whose spring meetings ...
IMF Says British Exit From EU Could Wreak Severe Damage in UK and BeyondWall Street Journal
Politics|Finance Officials Facing a Chronically Weak Global EconomyNew York Times
IMF cuts global forecast, backs urgent actionUSA TODAY
BBC News -Bloomberg -Washington Post -International Monetary Fund
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Rise in US import prices below expectations; petroleum costs jump - Reuters

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 9:08am

Reuters

Rise in US import prices below expectations; petroleum costs jump
Reuters
WASHINGTON U.S. import prices rose in March for the first time in nine months as the cost of petroleum products increased, but the lingering effects of a strong dollar suggested inflation will continue to increase gradually. The Labor Department said ...
U.S. Import Prices Rise For First Time In Nine Month But Far Less Than ExpectedNasdaq

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EU To Crack Down On Tax Havens, Unveil Proposal To Increase Tax Transparency - International Business Times

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 7:37am

International Business Times

EU To Crack Down On Tax Havens, Unveil Proposal To Increase Tax Transparency
International Business Times
European Commission Activists from Oxfam and Transparency International perform as clients of Offshore companies during a protest in front of the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, April 12, 2016. Photo: Getty Images/AFP/JOHN THYS.
Don't confuse evading taxes (immoral) with avoiding taxes (perfectly legal) (Commentary)Syracuse.com
Investigators Visit Panama Papers Law Firm's OfficeNewsmax
Panama Papers show need for transparencyWaterloo Cedar Falls Courier
The Conversation US -KTVQ Billings News -Washington Times -Post-Bulletin
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Flint River Basin Most Endangered - Sowega Live

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 7:26am

Sowega Live

Flint River Basin Most Endangered
Sowega Live
Washington — American Rivers today announced its annual list of America's Most Endangered Rivers®, naming the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin in Alabama, Florida and Georgia the Most Endangered in the country. Outdated water ...
The Top 10 Most Threatened Rivers in the United StatesWBAL Radio
Is The St. Lawrence River Endangered?WWNY TV 7
St. Lawrence one of 10 endangered rivers, Environmental group saysToronto Sun
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Florida Power & Light christens natural gas-fueled plant - Washington Times

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 7:16am

Energy Business Review

Florida Power & Light christens natural gas-fueled plant
Washington Times
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Power & Light commissioned a natural gas-fueled power plant at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. The Port Everglades Next Generation Clean Energy Center began operations April 1, two months ahead of ...
5 things to know, including how Gibraltar bank's money-laundering probe is still ongoingSouth Florida Business Journal
Florida Power and Light commissions $1.2bn clean energy centre in USEnergy Business Review
FPL christens new gas-fueled Port Everglades plantSun Sentinel

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Fitch downgrades Saudi Arabia ratings to AA-minus from AA - MarketWatch

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 7:09am

MarketWatch

Fitch downgrades Saudi Arabia ratings to AA-minus from AA
MarketWatch
Fitch Ratings on Tuesday downgraded Saudi Arabia's long-term issuer default rating to AA-minus from AA, and said its oil price assumptions have “major negative implications” for the country's fiscal and external balances. Fitch is expecting oil to ...
Why Low Oil Prices Are A Threat To Saudi Arabia: Investment Plan Doesn't WorkSeeking Alpha
Fitch just downgraded Saudi ArabiaBusiness Insider
Saudi Arabia is strategically reasserting its dominant role in global oilQuartz
New York Times -EconoTimes -RTT News -Daily Mail
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After Flint, more reason to shut down Mackinac's Line 5 pipeline - Bridge Michigan

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 6:19am

Bridge Michigan

After Flint, more reason to shut down Mackinac's Line 5 pipeline
Bridge Michigan
Hans Voss is executive director of the Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities, based in Traverse City, formerly the Michigan Land Use Institute. Email your feedback and ideas to hans@groundworkcenter.org. It's hard to fathom the people of Flint ...

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Knight Cities Challenge Announces 37 Winners - Next City

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 6:10am

Next City

Knight Cities Challenge Announces 37 Winners
Next City
Innovators across the U.S. with big ideas for parks, open gov, urban investment and more will get a funding boost from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Related Stories. Even Copenhagen Makes Mistakes · S.F. Is Getting Musical Walls, “Data ...

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JetBlue: Flat-bed seats coming to more cross-country routes - USA TODAY

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 6:05am

USA TODAY

JetBlue: Flat-bed seats coming to more cross-country routes
USA TODAY
JetBlue's lie-flat seats are coming to even more routes across a bigger chunk of its U.S. route map. The airline will expand its “Mint” premium seating to seven additional cross-country routes, the carrier announced Tuesday. That will bring Mint to ...
JetBlue Plans Premium Service Expansion as Rivals Seek MergerBloomberg
JetBlue to Expand Its High-End Service, Dubbed Mint, to More RoutesWall Street Journal
With New Mint Routes, JetBlue Will Expand Its Refreshing Take on Premium Travel From East to WestDigital Journal

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Small-business sentiment falls to two-year low, NFIB says - MarketWatch

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 5:59am

MarketWatch

Small-business sentiment falls to two-year low, NFIB says
MarketWatch
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — A measure of small-business sentiment in March slipped to a two-year low, a trade group said Tuesday. The National Federation of Independent Business said its small-business optimism index fell 0.3 points to 92.6. Four of ...
Small Business Optimism Drops UnexpectedlyBarron's (blog)
US small business confidence hits new two-year lowReuters
Small Businesses Less OptimisticBond Buyer

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Kerry to Promote Benefits of Landmark Trade Pacts - Voice of America

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 4:50am

Voice of America

Kerry to Promote Benefits of Landmark Trade Pacts
Voice of America
April 12, 2016 4:43 AM. LOS ANGELES—. Secretary of State John Kerry will promote the benefits of two trade pacts championed by the Obama administration during a Tuesday speech to government, civic and policy leaders in Los Angeles. The State ...
Clinton Should Ask Obama To Withdraw The TPPHuffington Post
Administration makes a TPP pharma sales pitchPolitico
Ag groups call on Congress to pass TPP this yearThe Hill
Quad City Times -The Australian -TheCattleSite -Agri-Pulse
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Fab News: Adventure, Adventure, Adventure - MiceChat (blog)

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 4:25am

Fab News: Adventure, Adventure, Adventure
MiceChat (blog)
Greetings, Fabanistas! We've got some exciting news from D23 today and something to get you fired up for Civil War, plus a guest post from Jon Nadelberg, with bad photos by me! Destination D: Amazing Adventures November 19 and 20. It's gonna be hell ...

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Alibaba pours a total of $1B into Southeast Asia e-commerce platform Lazada - TechCrunch

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 3:27am

TechCrunch

Alibaba pours a total of $1B into Southeast Asia e-commerce platform Lazada
TechCrunch
Alibaba just took a big step in its Southeast Asian expansion journey. The company said today that it has pumped a total investment of about $1 billion into Lazada, in a deal that makes it the e-commerce platform's controlling shareholder. This ...
Alibaba Expands in Southeast Asia With $1 Billion Lazada DealBloomberg
Alibaba to Invest $1 Billion in E-Commerce Startup LazadaWall Street Journal
Alibaba Invests $1B in LazadaBenzinga
BBC News -Business Wire (press release) -CNBC -MarketWatch
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Puerto Rico unveils new restructuring proposal - Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce (subscription)

Tue, 04/12/2016 - 3:01am

Puerto Rico unveils new restructuring proposal
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce (subscription)
Government officials said Puerto Rico could cut $12 billion to $16 billion from its debt load under the new deal. By DANICA COTO Associated Press. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico's government released a new proposal Monday for restructuring part ...

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