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75 words • intermediate • 3 years ago
tourism
"HALLWOOD, George. FAMILY and FRIENDS of Mr. GEORGE HALLWOOD are advised that his Funeral Service will be held on MONDAY, December 7, 2015 in its ENTIRETY at the Blackwell Funerals Chapel, 290 Greenhill Road, Glenside commencing at 2.00 p. m. No flowe..."

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1841 words • intermediate • 5 years, 1 month ago
agriculture
TED
What would a city designed for the blind be like? Chris Downey is an architect who went suddenly blind in 2008; he contrasts life in his beloved San Francisco before and after -- and shows how the thoughtful designs that enhance his life now might actually make everyone's life better, sighted or not.
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101 words • intermediate • 2 years, 9 months ago
business
"Stamps.com, an El Segundo company providing Internet-based mailing and shipping services, was one of the week’s leading gainers on the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Stock Index of local companies, with shares up 21 percent to close at $116.51. ..."

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139 words • advanced • 2 years, 10 months ago
business
"Identifies additional targets in Singapore, the Philippines and Indonesia Kerry Logistics is continuing the expansion of its global network with the acquisition of a freight forwarding company in the US. The 3PL is set to acquire a 51.0% stake in an..."

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125 words • advanced • 3 years, 1 month ago
it
"A couple weeks ago we saw an excavator operator escape a hillside collapse while staying inside his machine. Today’s video is pretty much the reverse of that situation entirely. While the previous operator was working beneath a crumbling hillside,..."
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"The long-awaited successor to the Bugatti Veyron, the current fastest production car in the world, the Chiron, is an improvement over its older brother in every single way. While customer cars are limited to 261 MPH, Bugatti hopes the Chiron will top..."

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384 words • intermediate • 2 years, 10 months ago
tourism
"via Oyster Flying across the pond is expensive enough no need to break the bank on activities while you're there, as well. There are plenty of ways to enjoy London and what it has to offer without spending a single pound on attractions, sights and ..."
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165 words • advanced • 2 years, 5 months ago
startups, finance
"Facebook/NYU Stern School of BusinessMore than a quarter of business school studentswant to work for large investment banks, but increasingly more MBAs are setting their sights on startups,too. That's according to an annual survey from Training the S..."

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171 words • intermediate • 4 years, 5 months ago
"Industrial production in France plunged 3.7% year-over-year in May, which was much worse than the 1.0% decline expected by economists. "In one line: Horrible; GDP contraction in the second quarter is now base case," said Pantheon Macroeconomics' Ian ..."

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211 words • advanced • 3 years, 6 months ago
"Frankfurt (AFP) - Consumer confidence in Germany is at its highest in 13.5 years, as the positive economic outlook and low inflation persuade consumers to open their purses, a poll found on Wednesday."Very strong domestic demand in Germany and the lo..."
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229 words • advanced • 3 years, 1 month ago
business
"Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman thinks that the robo-advisers crashing the wealth management industry and setting their sights on his clients are, well, a bunch of tools. "There are tools, and there are value-added activities," he told host Andrew Ro..."

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174 words • intermediate • 2 years, 12 months ago
sales, business
"German telecom firm Drillisch AG ( DRHKF.PK ) said that it is implementing its profitable growth strategy in the new MBA MVNO business model as planned. Due to the positive development of operative business in October and in November 2015, it now exp..."
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206 words • advanced • 2 years, 9 months ago
business
"Since the end of 2013, US automaker stocks have dramatically underperformed the market. This bewildered many as auto sales surged on the back of easy credit and the entire industry was proclaimed a great success. However, the reason for the underper..."
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174 words • advanced • 2 years, 6 months ago
startups, finance, business
"Caribou Coffee , the second-largest U.S. java seller, seems at first blush like a fairly ordinary American company. The chain was founded in 1992 in the small town of Edina, Minn., the brainchild of idealistic newlyweds, and has since expanded to ove..."

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232 words • advanced • 2 years, 9 months ago
business
"Online accounting software provider Intuit QuickBooks has launched a new service in the UK targeted at helping freelancers and independent contractors. Set to make it easier for the self-employed to manage finances and prepare for self-assessment, t..."

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"Oh, The Plaza Hotel's attic penthouse, we meet again. The huge apartment at the top of one of the most famous hotels is again on the market this time carrying a price tag of nearly $50 million. That's less than what the apartment was listed for in 2..."
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222 words • advanced • 3 years, 5 months ago
business
"Europe is buying cars a lot of them. In fact, European car sales are rising at the fastest pace in 5 and a half years, since the back end of 2009. Sales rose by 14.6% in the year to June, the most rapid increase since before the onset of the euro cr..."
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191 words • advanced • 3 years, 2 months ago
business
"Related News This is what a fraudster looks like in South Africa 08/10/2015 - 10:58 Economic crime means billions lost by the private sector and government through theft and fraud every year in South Africa. Retail banks less confident 08/10/2015 -..."
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194 words • advanced • 3 years, 2 months ago
business
"As Asian stocks recovered from Tuesday's rout, oil prices remain under pressure because demand growth continues to fall behind crude supply, analysts said. U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for November delivery fell 28 cents to US$44.95 ..."
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207 words • advanced • 3 years, 1 month ago
business
"In book: Handbook of Research on Open Data Innovations in Business and Government, Publisher: IGI Global, Editors: Cain Evans This chapter deliberates on “big data” and provides a short overview of business intelligence and emerging analytics. I..."

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