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Bush Will Decide on Possible 2016 Candidacy by End of 2014

Jeb Bush the former Governor of Florida said he would make a decision whether or not to run for president in 2016 before the end of 2014. Bush, who is 61, is the son of one previous president and brother of another. He has attracted much attention as a possible contender for the Republican Party due to his last name, his immigration views and his links to Florida an important battleground state. Bush said that each day he tried to avoid thinking about his possible candidacy. He said he has much to do and a fulfilled life. He urged lawmakers to stay... 
 

Pabst May Return to Milwaukee

One of the beers that helped make Milwaukee a famous brewery city, might be coming back. Pabst Blue Ribbon originated at Empire Brewery back in 1844 and is now owned by Pabst Brewing. Metropoulos, a private equity company whose head is Dean Metropoulos purchased Pabst Brewing in 2012 for more than $250 million. The company’s brewing facility was then moved to Los Angeles from Chicago in 2011. In 1996, Pabst brewery shuttered its doors, but a group of residents of the city wants to purchase the brewery and return it to Milwaukee. Metropoulos’... 
 

Brendan Eich Co-founder of Mozilla Resigns Amidst Controversy

Well-know techie Brendan Eich has resigned as the CEO of Mozilla, which he co-founded and leaves the Board of Directors of a nonprofit foundation that wholly owns it. The techie was caught up in a controversy over his support of Proposition 8 the anti-gay marriage law in California. The changes were confirmed by Mozilla on Thursday in a post on its blog. In the post, Mozilla said it prided itself on being held to a higher standard and this week it had not lived up to it. The company added it knew why people were angry and hurt and they had a right... 
 

FBI Seizes Cultural Artifacts in Indiana Home

FBI agents entered the home of an Indiana man and seized thousands of Chinese, Russian, Native American and other artifacts containing cultural value that were immeasurable from a 91-year old man’s private collection. The items also included things from Australia, Haiti, Peru and New Guinea. The collection was started by Donald Miller over eight decades ago said Robert Jones a Special Agent with the FBI. Jones said there was no possibility of putting a cultural value on the artifacts. He refused to disclose any details of individual items seized... 
 

Prada Sees Sales Growth Slowing on Less Demand

Prada SpA, the Italian leather handbags maker has forecasted a slowing down in sales growth for 2014 amidst a market in China that is maturing and softer demand across Europe. The maker of leather handbags costing $2,950 said sales in same-stores would increase at a pace in the low single-digits for its fiscal year through the end of January 2015. Prada, based in Milan, said its sales growth would be less than that of 7% from last year. The company also said that for the financial year 2015 sales growth would be in the mid single digits. The company... 
 

Samsung and Apple In Court Again over Patents

This latest round of legal battles between the world’s two largest smartphone players will take place in California. Apple is accusing Samsung of copying distinctive features systematically such as its slide to unlock its devices. However, Samsung claims it is the pioneer and Apple is doing all the copying. The California based Apple is suing the electronics giant based in South Korea, the current market leader in smartphones for $2 billion. Apple wants the court to force Samsung to pay a royalty of $40 on each device it says is copying its software.... 
 

FBI Amidst High Speed Trades Investigation

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is currently carrying out a probe of whether the companies that use high-speed trading have or are engaging in illegal insider trading through taking advantage of market information that is fast moving and unavailable to others. The current investigation which was launched approximately one year ago, involves a number of trading activities and is currently in the early stages, said a senior official with the FBI as well as a spokesperson with the agency. Amongst the activities that are being probed is if... 
 

Judge Upholds Meat Origin Labeling

Consumers interested in buying beef from the United States for their consumption instead of beef from Mexico or Canada can still find the meat labeled with country of origin. An appeal court on Friday ruled that the government could go forward with its rules that require packaged ribs, steaks and other meat cuts to have labels on the package that say where the animal was born, raised and eventually slaughtered. Meat industry members attempted to have the rules blocked. The rules became effective in 2013, but meat industry members said they were... 
 
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