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Month: March 2016

Quiz of the week's news

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John Doerr to Step Aside and Become Chairman at Kleiner Perkins

Photo John Doerr in 2011. Mr. Doerr is stepping back from the day-to-day management of his firm. Credit Matt Rourke/Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — John Doerr, one of Silicon Valley’s most prominent venture capitalists, is stepping back from the day-to-day management of his firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, in a changing of the guard. […]

Brazil charges Safra with corruption

©Bloomberg Brazilian prosecutors have filed corruption charges against billionaire Joseph Safra, said by Fortune magazine to be the world’s richest banker, and five others for involvement in an alleged scheme to pay off government tax auditors. The financier, who owns London’s Norman Foster-designed “Gherkin” skyscraper, is alleged to have known of a plan by executives […]

UPDATE 1-Libya sanctions shift possible when unity gov't controls fund -UN

UNITED NATIONS The U.N. Security Council said on Thursday it was ready to consider changes to sanctions on Libya’s sovereign wealth fund once a unity government confirms it has control of it, along with the National Oil Corporation and the central bank. The 15-member council imposed an asset freeze on the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) […]

In Denver, Persuading Latino Immigrants to Trust the Tap Water

She flashed images of a local boy named Aaron whose mouth was full of rotten teeth. She lectured on the pernicious effects of soda and juices — lost days of school, lost days of work and tooth decay in a nation where white teeth are a sign of affluence. And she carted out impressive statistics: […]

Trump meets with Republican leadership after backing away from loyalty pledge

WASHINGTON Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump made a surprise closed-door visit to the Republican National Committee on Thursday after a tumultuous two days on the campaign trail that included a reversal of his pledge to support the party’s nominee. Trump, who also has sought to contain the fallout from his Wednesday comments supporting punishment for […]

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