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A Tech Mogul Said He'd Push For California To Secede If Trump Won

"If Trump wins I am announcing and funding a legitimate campaign for California to become its own nation," Shervin Pishevar tweeted.<p>Many in Silicon Valley are freaked out at the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency. But with the race seemingly getting tighter, one tech titan took things a little …

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Everyone wants a piece of the drug industry and it's one reason prices are rising so fast

Don't just blame drug companies for rising prescription prices. For all the outrage over Mylan increasing EpiPen prices by 500%, and insulin prices, which are up 300% over the past decade, drug prices are a lot more complicated than pointing the finger at a lone villain.<p>For a single prescription …


International Copyright Basics

Copyright is a creation of law in each country, and therefore there is no such thing as international copyright law. However there are treaties in place which set minimum standards of copyright protection. Check out this infographic to learn more.

Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy causes turmoil in global sea freight

Some vessels seized by authorities and creditors, with others refused entry to ports unload after South Korean company loses the support of banks<p>The bankruptcy of the Hanjin shipping line has thrown ports and retailers around the world into confusion, with giant container ships marooned and …

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Disrupting the disruptors: Uber ushers in latest foodie upheaval | Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) - After three decades running McDonald’s Corp restaurants, Tony Plunkett thought he knew everything about flipping burgers for a profit, and last year went out on his own with a start-up franchise in the Australian city of Melbourne.<p>Tony Plunkett, owner of Australia's first …


China’s middle class is exploding

China's middle class is on fire. According to a study by consulting firm McKinsey & Company, 76 percent of China's urban population will be considered middle class by 2022. That's defined as urban households that earn US$9,000 - US$34,000 a year. (That might not sound like a lot, but adjusted for …

Never mind the Gucci, here's the fish oil: China's shopping army reboots Australia retail | Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) - In 2013, student Na Wang began shipping fish oil capsules to China from Sydney to help pay the rent. Now, she’s in business, part of a growing army of Chinese shopping agents sending Australian food and diet pills home to feed rampant demand.<p>Chinese "daigou" shopping agent Na …


Stocks, Commodities Hit as Yuan Devaluation Jolts Markets

Many U.S. firms with ties to China market see their shares plummet<p>China’s devaluation of its currency jolted global markets Tuesday, hitting stocks and commodities and boosting government bonds, as well as fueling worry about slowing growth from one of the world’s biggest importers of raw materials.<p>…

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