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  • Chinese-financed and -built dams, roads, railroads, natural gas pipelines, ports, and airports are either in place or will be from Samoa to Rio de Janeiro, St. Petersburg to Jakarta, Mombasa to Vanuatu, and from the Arctic to Antarctica
  • Much of the infrastructure already exists, now China is working on investing in it to link it together
  • For the last 10 years, the state has failed to live up to its own law requiring certain funding levels
  • The reports shed light on whether states provide equal educational opportunity for all students, including low-income students
  • Only Massachusetts and New Jersey score relatively well in all four areas measured: funding level, funding distribution, effort and coverage
  • The UK Swansea project comes alongside also controversial measures to lower taxes for North Sea oil schemes
  • It will need a subsidy of about £150 per MWH compared to wholesale electricity prices of £50 per MWh
  • Some environmental groups support it; locals oppose reopening a quarry scheme to source stone for the project
  • The app "provides an Instagram-like shopping experience" and recently closed $25 million in Series B funding
  • Items are purchased directly from the designer, showing a much higher conversion rate for retailers
  • Spring features almost 35,000 items and says their repeat customer rate is 2.5 times the typical rate for an online store
  • "The average city lost 14% of its jobs in a year, and replaced 13% of its jobs, for a turnover rate of 27%."
  • analysis of Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index data: "Citizens understand the short-term problems associated with creative destruction, and look ahead to the future benefits."
  • Europe's largest bank will cut assets by a quarter and cut $140 billion from its investment bank by 2017
  • Half will come from businesses in Turkey and Brazil; rest from closing branches and cosolidating IT and back-office personnel
  • HSBC hopes this will help shift the bank toward Asian market
  • $9.99 monthly plan; $14.99 month family plan with up to six individual users
  • "Apple Music strikes a balance between algorithmic recommendations and human curation "
  • Forrester analyst James McQuivey projects Apple Music will catch up to Spotify’s base of 15 million paid subscribers in less than a year
  • "A South Korean robot has won the 2015 Darpa Robotics Challenge, defeating 22 others to claim a $2m (£1.3m) prize from the US Department of Defence."
  • "Team Kaist's DRC-Hubo robot successfully completed tasks including walking across rubble, climbing steps, opening a door and driving a car alone.
  • Scientists have now developed a new test that could be crucial in improving our immunity against viruses.
  • For $25 and a drop of your blood, Stephen Elledge of Harvard Medical School and his colleagues can now create the history of all viruses that have ever invaded your body.
  • "Created by a team that brought the iPhone, the FitBit, the GoPro, and Lyft to market, the June Intelligent Oven is the first oven that can see what you're trying to cook, then do it for you."
  • heats to 350 degrees in 2 minutes; remains cool to the touch
  • can automatically adjust the time it cooks your food by weighing your dish
  • Called Tactum, the prototype uses projection mapping and Kinect cameras to adjust designs directly on skin using intuitive gestures
  • When the designing is done, it's exported as a printable file and sent to a 3-D printer
  • The process could revolutionize fashion as well as the making of medical equipment like splints
  • Energy Future Holdings, -$6.4B; Apache, -$5.4B; Caesars, -$2.8B
  • Anadarko Petrolium, -$1.8B; Sears Holdings -$1.7B; Target, -$1.6B
  • Freeport McRoran, -$1.3B; KBR, -$1.3B; Genworth Financial, -$1.2B
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