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Henry Blodget, Business Insider editor-in-chief & CEO, and the "Squawk Alley" crew, discuss if it's time for Twitter to improve "verified users" policy after Robin Williams' daughter left after hateful messages.
The discovery of the deceit last month crippled the company and undermined credibility in Spain's stock market just as the country recovers from a four-year recession. Spain's judicial system does not require a formal plea and Garcia Martin has not given one.
Propelled by Facebook and Twitter, the ice bucket challenge has become a viral sensation. Now Biogen executives and CNBC are rising to the challenge.
The best bet for companies to achieve growth is consolidation, the "Fast Money" traders say.
MOSCOW, Aug 13- Russia's richest man Alisher Usmanov cut his stake in his business empire to below 50 percent in a planned move to reward management with shares, not in response to any threat of Western sanctions, his company said.
*Liberia to treat infected doctors with trial drug ZMapp. LONDON/ GENEVA, Aug 12- People infected in the West African Ebola outbreak can be offered untested drugs, the World Health Organisation said on Tuesday, but the scarcity of supplies has raised questions about who gets priority access to treatment.
The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.
*Liberia to treat infected doctors with trial drug ZMapp. LONDON/ GENEVA, Aug 12- People infected in the West African Ebola outbreak can be offered untested drugs, the World Health Organisation said on Tuesday, but the scarcity of supplies raises questions about who gets priority access to treatment.
*Influential backers voice disappointment over Modi. *Indian premier stalls on major projects. NEW DELHI, Aug 13- As an election campaigner, Narendra Modi promised sweeping market reforms to revive India's economy and put the country to work.
U.S. stocks closed down in light volume trade for the first time in three sessions as developments in Ukraine and Russia troubled investors.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 12- Apple Inc on Tuesday released a report on employee diversity, and its numbers are similar to those of other Silicon Valley companies, prompting Chief Executive Tim Cook to say there is still work to be done.
The Fed Chair has made a career of predicting interest rates, but as for stock calls—her newest vocation—she's off to an uncertain start.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 11- The founders of Collective Health, a Silicon Valley startup, say they can help employers save money by self-insuring rather than paying premiums to a health insurance company. Collective Health has developed software to help companies pay workers' health costs directly.
Rep. Sam Graves, chair of the House small-business committee, says the fact that the Senate hasn't take up the Innovation Act yet is inexcusable.
BuzzFeed just closed a new $50 million investment, bringing the value of the company to about $850 million, the NYT reports.
Some attempt to add an additional level of security to critical financial accounts. Sadly, not many companies are able to do it.
MEXICO CITY, Aug 8- Two workers died after being overcome by a burst of flames in an accident that also injured 11 at a refinery in northern Mexico, state-run oil company Pemex said on Friday.
As the silicon chip nears its theoretical limit of productivity, semiconductor companies are in an R&D arms race to drive chip innovation.
Talking Squawk, the official "Squawk Box" blog, provides tidbits, insights, and some sarcastic reflections on the WEEK THAT WAS and the WEEK TO COME.
ANKARA, Aug 8- Tayyip Erdogan is set to secure his place in history as Turkey's first popularly-elected president on Sunday, but his tightening grip on power has polarised the nation, worried Western allies and raised fears of creeping authoritarianism.