1. Wall Street ends down on global jitters; oil stocks lower

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    May 11, 2015 by Bill Johnson

    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange May 8, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermidWall Street closed lower on Monday as investors fretted about Greece’s precarious financial condition and slowing growth in China, while energy stocks fell on weaker oil prices.

    U.S. stocks, which rallied on Friday on a strong jobs report, have been trading at historically expensive valuations, fueled by ultra-low borrowing costs.

  2. Social media and mourning: Funerals may be the last frontier

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    May 8, 2015 by Bill Johnson

    Mourners leave a memorial service for SurveyMonkey CEO David Goldberg on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in Stanford, Calif. Goldberg, the 47-year-old husband of "Lean In" author and Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg, died in an accident while exercising at a Mexican vacation resort on Friday, May 1. Authorities say he apparently slipped on a treadmill and struck his head. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)NEW YORK — Taya Dunn Johnson has been living large online for years, embracing Facebook, Twitter and other social streams to frequently share her most mundane and intimate moments.

  3. Digital Disruption and the Death of Storytelling

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    May 6, 2015 by Bill Johnson

    Professor and media theorist Douglas Rushkoff contends that social media, Big Data and digital technology, in general, are hampering rather than helping marketers’ abilities to connect with consumers.

  4. 8 Of A Kind: Must Have Picnic Essentials For Spring

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    April 29, 2015 by Bill Johnson

    8 Of A Kind : picnic essentialsOne of our absolute favorite activities is to dine outdoors.

    Whether the setting involves a beach, a park, a backyard garden — we’re all about enjoying a meal in the fresh air. And for the most part, we prefer indulging on blankets and cozy cushions for an even more intimate experience.

  5. Snub at Sewol Ferry Memorial Shows Rawness of Wounds in South Korea

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    April 27, 2015 by Bill Johnson

    SEOUL, South Korea — In a sign of unabated anger with the government over last year’s Sewol ferry disaster, which …
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  6. IBM Shares Stay Mostly Flat As Q1 2015 Earnings Again Beat Estimates But Revenues Miss

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    April 20, 2015 by Bill Johnson

    IBM IBM +3.42% missed on revenue for its eighth of nine quarters in a row on Mon. as it reported Q1 2015 financial results, though earnings again beat Wall St. consensus.

    Big Blue reported revenue of $19.6 billion for the quarter, $100 million less than analysts had predicted and down 12% year-to-year. The company cleared expectations for earnings by ten cents a share, reporting $2.91 against a consensus of $2.81, a 9% improvement from last year. The company also reported non-GAAP net income growth of $2.9 billion, a 4% bump.

  7. Congress Unveils Trade Bill Boosting Obama’s Pacific Talks

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    April 16, 2015 by Bill Johnson

    Legislation sought by President Barack Obama to boost his trade agenda, including a deal with Pacific nations, was unveiled in Congress with key lawmakers agreeing on a compromise designed to win support from reluctant Democrats.