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March 8, 2013
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  • House Republicans question SEC resource allocation
    Four leading House Republicans have questioned why the Securities and Exchange Commission has yet to implement the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act and is instead using limited resources to pursue a regulation forcing corporations to disclose political spending. The Hill/RegWatch blog (3/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • McGraw-Hill seeks to have S&P cases under federal jurisdiction
    McGraw-Hill wants more than a dozen lawsuits brought against its Standard & Poor's division moved into federal court and consolidated for pretrial matters. The U.S. Justice Department and at least 17 states have taken action against the company. The U.S. has alleged that Standard & Poor's ignored the risks involved with mortgage bonds during the housing bubble. Bloomberg (3/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Have your career strengths become liabilities?
    Qualities such as creativity and preparation, widely considered unequivocal strengths in the workplace, can be debilitating if taken too far, author Jake Breeden says. For instance, a boss who is determined to be fair to everyone might end up rewarding poor performers. CNNMoney/Fortune (3/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Life plays nonstop in Tel Aviv, Israel
    Even the latest conflict that emerged in Israel a few months ago cannot stop residents and tourists in Tel Aviv from going about their lives and enjoying the city's vibrant attractions, this feature says. There are many sights and experiences to absorb in this beautiful coastal city, from enjoying the sun at the beach to the centuries of history and tradition within its walls. TravelAge West (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Robot bartender can mix nearly any drink
    Peristaltic pumps normally used for measuring out precise liquid volumes for medical purposes are the key technology behind Bartendro, a robotic bartender. The device from Party Robotics can be hooked to 15 beverage bottles to mix dozens of drinks. "The most challenging part was figuring out how to dispense liquids to be consumed in a safe and sanitary manner," said Pierre Michael, one of Bartendro's inspired creators. Wired.com (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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