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Apr 28, 2015

FTC Business Center Blog - April 28, 2015: Using consumer health data: Some considerations for companies

Bureau of Consumer Protection Business Center Blog Updates from the Federal Trade Commission

By Cora Han

As the FTC staff discussed at a seminar about consumer generated and controlled health data, people are turning to apps, devices, and websites to manage their own health information. Yesterday we talked about the contours of the compliance landscape. Especially when it comes to the sensitive subject of health data, one key takeaway is the importance that sound privacy and security practices can play in developing consumer confidence. Here are some more considerations if you or your clients are entering this burgeoning marketplace.

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Federal Reserve Termination Enforcement Actions - April 28, 2015.

Released by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Bits | The business of technology - April 28, 2015: Twitter's New Features, and Old Problem.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
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Twitter's New Features, and Old Problem | Twitter's chief executive, Dick Costolo, has begun to follow through on his promise to reboot the company after the executive turmoil and product paralysis that dominated 2014,

FTC Scam Alerts - April 28, 2015: How to help the earthquake victims in Nepal

Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information
by Colleen Tressler
Consumer Education Specialist, FTC

The devastation caused by a massive earthquake in Nepal and the Katmandu Valley region has left many people asking how they can help. If you’re looking for a way to give, the Federal Trade Commission urges you to do some research to ensure that your donation will go to a reputable organization that will use the money as promised.
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European Markets at Close Report by CNBC on April 28, 2015: Europe shares close lower; Fed meeting eyed

Europe shares close lower; Fed meeting eyed

The pan-European Euro Stoxx 600 Index closed down around 1.6 percent lower, with all major bourses and sectors lower.
The benchmark FTSE 100 closed provisionally down 1.3 percent, with the German DAX and the French CAC both unofficially down 2 percent.

Earnings mixed

FTSEFTSE 100 Index7030.53
DAXDAX Index11811.66
CAC 40CAC 40 Index5173.38
IBEX 35IBEX 35 Idx11607.70

WP Today's Today's Headlines - April 28, 2015: Top Stories | Politics | Opinions | Local | Sports | Federal Government | National | World | Business | Technology | Lifestyle

The Washington Post
Today's Headlines
The morning's most important stories, selected by Post editors and staff  •  Tue., Apr. 28, 2015

Rioting rocks Baltimore: Hogan declares emergency, activates Guard
By Peter Hermann, Hamil R. Harris, Ashley Halsey III
BALTIMORE — Violence swept through pockets of a low-income section of West Baltimore on Monday afternoon as scores of rioters heaved bottles and rocks at riot-gear-clad police, set police cars on fire, and looted a pharmacy, a mall and other businesses. At least 15 officers were injured.  Read full article »

Supreme Court will hear historic arguments in gay-marriage cases
By Robert Barnes
The Supreme Court is set for historic arguments Tuesday in a cluster of cases that could allow same-sex couples across the nation to claim a constitutional right to marry unheard of a generation ago.In cases from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, the justices will consider two questions: whether the Constitution requires states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and whether states must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states where they are legal.  Read full article »

NYT First Draft on Politics - April 28, 2015: Baltimore Riots and Same-Sex Marriage Share Center Stage.

Baltimore Riots and Same-Sex Marriage Share Center Stage

Baltimore police officers surrounding a pharmacy that was set on fire during riots on Monday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
APRIL 28, 2015
By Maggie Haberman
Good Tuesday morning from Washington. The presidential campaigns continue, but all focus is on the Supreme Court as it takes up the issue of same-sex marriage, and on Baltimore, which is reeling from riots and looting after the funeral ofFreddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man 

U.S. Stock Market Future Indications by MarketWatch - April 28, 2015: U.S. stocks: Futures point to losses ahead of Fed meeting

U.S. stocks: Futures point to losses ahead of Fed meeting


Wall Street remained jittery on Tuesday, with stock-index futures sliding into the red as the Federal Reserve is set to kick off its two-day policy-setting meeting Tuesday, which will be closely watched for any clues on the first rate hike.
A number of disappointing earnings reports also weighed on the benchmarks ahead of the bell, including Ford F, +0.82% which reported a drop in first-quarter profit.
Adding to Monday’s losses, futures for the Dow Jones Industrial AverageYMM5, -0.27%  dropped 58 points, or 0.3%, to 17,933, while those for the S&P 500 index ESM5, -0.26%  gave up 6.45 points, or 0.3% to 2,098.75. Futures for the Nasdaq-100 index NQM5, -0.12% lost 4.25 points, or 0.1%, to 4,520, with Apple Inc.AAPL, +1.82%  shares helping cap losses for the benchmark.

DealBook Today's Top Headlines - April 28, 2015: What Makes a Mogul | Uncertain Impact of a Greek Default | Mylan Rebuffs Teva's $40 Billion Offer | Renowned Bankruptcy Lawyer Dies.

WHAT MAKES A MOGUL On the question-and-answer website Quora, someone recently posed a question that reflected many entrepreneurs' aspirations: "How can I be as great as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Richard Branson?" In the answers that followed, one user's comments stood out because of her unique perspective, Andrew Ross Sorkin writes in the DealBook column. As the first wife of Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla and Space X, Justine Musk personally witnessed the making of a mogul and had a front-row view of his similarly successful friends. "Honest insights about what makes the most successful tick are hard to come by," Mr. Sorkin writes, which is why Ms. Musk's posts over the past few weeks have been widely disseminated.

Ms. Musk, an author, said in an interview that the Quora question intrigued her because she had read a lot about success but wanted to share "things people weren't saying." In her Quora post, she wrote: "Extreme success results from an extreme personality and comes at the cost of many other things. Extreme success is different from what I suppose you could just consider 'success.' These people tend to be freaks and misfits who were forced to experience the world in an unusually challenging way." 

DealBook P.M. Edition - April 27, 2015: Top Story. Harvey R. Miller, Renowned Bankruptcy Lawyer, Dies at 82.

MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2015
Harvey R. Miller in 2008, the year Lehman Brothers filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Harvey R. Miller, Renowned Bankruptcy Lawyer, Dies at 82 Mr. Miller, of the firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges, represented companies including Lehman Brothers, General Motors and American Airlines, and mentored many of the top Chapter 11 practitioners today.

Wall Street at Close Report on April 27, 2015: U.S. stocks retreat from highs ahead of Fed meeting.

U.S. stocks retreat from highs ahead of Fed meeting

U.S. stocks closed slightly lower Monday, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite retreating from record levels set on Friday.
Investors consolidated last week’s solid gains and turned slightly cautious ahead of the Federal Reserve policy meeting, which begins on Tuesday.

European Markets Stocks at Close on April 27, 2015 by MarketWatch .

European stocks jump as Greece reshuffles debt negotiators

European stocks rose Monday, turning higher following reports that Greece has made changes to a key team negotiating with its international creditors.