Archive for June 3rd, 2014

Airbnb: From sharing economy leader to global changer

June 3, 2014
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Today, the company that Chesky founded in 2007 with Gebbia and Nathan Blecharczyk, Airbnb, is valued at $10 billion dollars and has rental listings in 192 countries. Now, Chesky says he asks the question, “What if we’d never taken the chance?” His personal stake in the company will make him, at 32 (33 in...
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U.S. to appoint first envoy to Somalia in 20 years

June 3, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in more than 20 years, the U.S. will appoint an ambassador to Somalia in what a senior official on Tuesday described as show of faith for future stability in the war-ravaged African nation.
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Airbnb aims to become the new norm through sharing

June 3, 2014
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Today, the company that Chesky founded in 2007 with Gebbia and Nathan Blecharczyk, Airbnb, is valued at $10 billion dollars and has rental listings in 192 countries. Now, Chesky says he asks the question, “What if we’d never taken the chance?” His personal stake in the company will make him, at 32 (33 in...
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Thousands of prisoners apply for Obama’s drug clemency program

June 3, 2014
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Offer a chance at presidential mercy, and inmates will line up.
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U.S. concluded in 2010 that Bergdahl walked away

June 3, 2014
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A Pentagon investigation concluded in 2010 that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked away from his unit, and after an initial flurry of searching the military decided not to exert extraordinary efforts to rescue him, according to a former senior defense official who was involved in the matter.
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Questions loom over Bergdahl-Taliban swap

June 3, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon concluded in 2010 that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked away from his unit, and after an initial flurry of searching the military curbed any high-risk rescue plans. But the U.S. kept pursuing avenues to negotiate his release, recently seeking to fracture the Taliban network by making its leaders fear...
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Dow, S&P end at records; Apple, Google drag on Nasdaq

June 3, 2014
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By Angela Moon NEW YORK, (Reuters) – The Dow and the S&P 500 finished at record highs again on Monday after a closely watched read on U.S. manufacturing was revised to show more strength than initially indicated.
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Dow, S&P 500 end at records; Apple, Google drag on Nasdaq

June 3, 2014
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Dow and the S&P 500 finished at record highs again on Monday after a closely watched read on U.S. manufacturing was revised to show more strength than initially indicated.
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