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Aug 20, 2014

Cleanup begins after storms dump heavy rain on parts of Arizona; Phoenix cactus farm hit hard

Residents began cleaning up Wednesday from devastating flooding that slammed Arizona a day earlier, trapping people in vehicles and homes and destroying up to $2 million worth of inventory at a cactus nursery north of Phoenix... #Arizona #Phoenix, AZ

Aug 21, 2014

Quiz: Are You A Narcissist?

Take the Narcissistic Personality Inventory, developed by Robert Raskin and Howard Terry... #Arizona #Phoenix, AZ

Aug 21, 2014

Ahead of iPhone 6, Wal-Mart rolls back prices on iPhone 5s, 5c

Ahead of next month's expected iPhone 6 unveiling, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is looking to clear its inventory of last year's iPhones by announcing drastic price cuts Wednesday night... #Arizona #Phoenix, AZ

Aug 13, 2014

US business inventories expected to show gain in June

The Commerce Department reports on stockpiles held by businesses in June... #Commerce Department #Washington

Aug 13, 2014

Plant waters get trendy

Coconut water, maple water, even birch and cactus waters... A quick inventory of beverages in the produce section makes it clear - plant waters are rising... #Commerce Department #Washington

Aug 13, 2014

Report: Google Now may get business-friendly in partnership with HP

HP may tap into Google's search power to create a better virtual office assistant. According to The Information , the two companies are in talks to use Google Now, the company's context-based search tool, for accessing company data.  For example, emp... #Commerce Department #Washington

Aug 12, 2014

U.S. home price gains slowed last quarter as inventory expanded

The national housing slowdown deepened in the second quarter as home prices posted their smallest gain in two years, according to a new report... #Commerce Department #Washington

Aug 04, 2014

Bubble-Era Loans Still Represent Two-Thirds of U.S.Foreclosure Inventory

Last year in this space I shared some findings from analysis of RealtyTrac foreclosure data showing that 75 percent of all loans in foreclosure at the time were originated between 2004 and 2008 — demonstrating the lingering effects of the bad loans t... #Commerce Department #Washington

Aug 06, 2014

After exiting PCs, Sony pulls the plug on e-readers

Sony is stopping e-reader production following the transfer of its ebook business outside Japan to Canada’s Kobo. “Final production of the current Reader model, PRS-T3, was made at the end of May,” a spokeswoman for Sony in Tokyo wrote in an email We... #Canada #Tokyo #Sony

Jul 31, 2014

Oracle buys TOA Technologies in strike against

Oracle is fleshing out its family of cloud applications and taking a competitive step against the likes of with the acquisition of TOA Technologies, maker of software for companies centered around field services. Terms were not disclos... #Oracle #Virgin Media Inc #Ricoh