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Internet Usage Fuels Unstoppable Rise of FOMO, Global Study Confirms By Clip Syndicate MUMBAI, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Over 2.5 billion people are connected to the Internet today1, that’s a third of the world’s population. By 2020, the number of connected devices is expected to rise to 26 billion2. Internet use and dependence has risen to a point where ‘Fear of Missing Out’ or FOMO, often associated with modern technologies and social networking services, has become a global phenomenon. As per research conducted by Tata Communications, 64% of global citizens experience FOMO when ...Read More »
Microsoft Will Start To Explain The Future Of Windows Tomorrow Morning By Clip Syndicate Gird thyself, a new Windows approaches. Tomorrow morning in San Francisco, Microsoft will show off some part of its next operating system in a long-awaited event whose existence leaked before it was formally announced. The market is expectant, and the technology and business media will have its eyes trained on what Redmond has on offer. ...Read More »
Japan's Economy Takes Another Hit As Spending, Factory Output Fall By Clip Syndicate Annual household spending in Japan fell for a fifth straight month in August and factory output unexpectedly declined, highlighting the challenges policymakers face to revive an economy reeling under the strain of a sales tax hike. The one bright spot came in data showing the jobless rate fell in August, while the availability of jobs stayed at a 22-year high, suggesting that improvements in the job market will ease some of the pain on households. Still, it's unlikely to be sufficient on its own to underwrite a solid rebound in the economy, especially as exports also continue to underperform. Internal affairs ministry data showed household spending fell 4.7 percent in August from a year earlier, weaker than a 3.8 percent drop forecast in a Reuters poll, as an April 1 sales tax hike to 8 percent from 5 percent continued to take its toll.

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New Women's Athletic Store on Church Street By Clip Syndicate There's a new business coming to Church Street in Burlington for women who like to be fashionably fit. It's called Athleta. ...Read More »
Ford Lowers 2014 Pre-tax Profit Forecast To $6 Billion By Clip Syndicate Ford Motor Company's chief financial officer told investors on Mondaythat the car company has lowered its expectation for pre-tax profit this year to $6 billion, from its previous forecast of $7 billion to $8 billion. Chief Financial Officer Bob Shanks said at a briefing near company headquarters that Ford expects pre-tax profit to rise in 2015 to between $8.5 billion and $9.5 billion. ...Read More »
Medical Devices Lack Safety Evidence By Clip Syndicate According to a study released Monday, the majority of moderate- to high-risk medical devices approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration lack publicly available scientific evidence to verify their safety and effectiveness--despite requirements in the law. Researchers reported in JAMA Internal Medicine that 42 of 50 selected medical devices cleared by the FDA over five years lacked such data, despite a 1990 law calling for sufficient detail to justify their FDA clearance.

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James Marsden Reflects On His Pretty Boy Image, Admits He Can No Longer "Get By On My 19-Year-Old Good Looks" By Clip Syndicate James Marsden is the first to admit that he was always cast as the pretty boy. Whether playing Prince Edward in Enchanted or as Lon Hammond in The Notebook, the actor excelled at being the good-looking star. But after turning 41 earlier this month, Marsden now realizes he can't rely on those irresistible looks that helped launched his career. He told Los Angeles Confidential magazine,"When I was younger, I was always going to be cast as the preppy, good-looking guy at school. ...Read More »
Ford Says It Will Reach Global Sales Of 9.4 Million Vehicles By 2020 By Clip Syndicate Jim Farley, Ford's sales chief said Ford Motor Company will increase its global sales to 9.4 million vehicles by 2020 from 6.2 million vehicles in 2013. Farley spoke at a gathering of Ford investors near its headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan on Monday.

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Business of the Week: Mirabito Energy Products By Clip Syndicate Business of the Week: Mirabito Energy Products ...Read More »
Ford Plans To Trim Global Vehicle Platforms From 15 To 9 By 2016: Executive By Clip Syndicate According to product development chief Raj Nair, Ford Motors expects to build about 99 percent of its vehicles on just nine global platforms by 2016. Nair said Monday at a Ford briefing for analysts, the automaker now builds about 90 percent of its vehicles on 15 global platforms. Eventually, it plans to reduce the number of platforms to eight.

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