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SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, Jan 7- The Associated Press began using its official Twitter account as an advertising platform on Monday, as the news organization seeks new forms of revenue. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd was the first sponsor on the zap account for breaking news, which is followed by 1.5 million Twitter users.
In the hours after it passed, deficit hawks at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and the tag team of former Senator Alan Simpson and former Clinton White House chief of Staff Erskine Bowles all expressed disappointment in a bargain that was anything but grand.
Jan 2- Popular political pundit Andrew Sullivan is leaving Tina Brown's Daily Beast to form an independent company for his blog The Dish. He wrote on Wednesday in a post on the Daily Beast that he decided to leave when his contract was up for negotiation, thanking Brown and Barry Diller, whose IAC/InterActivecorp backs the Daily Beast.
Dec 26- Starbucks Corp will use its ubiquitous coffee cups to tell U.S. lawmakers to come up with a deal to avoid going over the "fiscal cliff" of automatic tax hikes and government spending cuts.
Dec 26- Starbucks Corp will use its. Chief Executive Howard Schultz is urging workers in Starbucks' roughly 120 Washington-area shops to write "come together" on customers' cups on Thursday and Friday, as U.S.
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Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
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"I believe the problem is that we are going over the fiscal cliff," Bowles told The New York Times, "and I think that will be horrible." White House officials estimate that the average American family will pay $2,200 more in taxes next year if an agreement is not reached.
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Oct 27- President Barack Obama will continue to push for middle-class tax cuts as part of his economic agenda, but the White House is not considering a specific new tax cut plan at this time, a spokesman for Obama said on Saturday. It is something he'll continue to push for,'' White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters.
The White House said no new tax policy suggestion had been formulated. ``There's no specific new proposal such as this one at this time,'' a White House official said. The Post said the Obama administration wanted to match the benefits of the payroll tax reduction without tapping into Social Security revenues.
WASHINGTON, Oct 26- The Obama administration is considering a possible tax cut that would increase workers' take-home salaries and replace the payroll tax reduction set to expire at the end of the year, The Washington Post reported on Friday. The Post said the administration believed the economy could use further stimulus despite signs of improvement.
When the University of Phoenix, the country's largest university, announced this week it's closing 115 campuses and satellite locations, it signaled more than a sudden availability of commercial real estate near highway interchanges, where for-profit colleges like to set up shop as a student convenience.
LOS ANGELES-- Newsweek's decision to stop publishing a print edition after 80 years and bet its life entirely on a digital future may be more a commentary on its own problems than a definitive statement on the health of the magazine industry. Paid magazine subscriptions were 1.1 percent in the first half of the year, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations.
NEW YORK-- There was a time when the newsweeklies set the agenda for the nation's conversation _ when Time and Newsweek would digest the events of the week and Americans would wait by their mailboxes to see what was on the covers.
TAIPEI, Taiwan-- A Hong Kong media magnate highly critical of China is selling one of his Taiwanese companies to a group headed by a local businessman whose family has substantial interests on the mainland.
NEW YORK-- Robert Caro, Junot Diaz and the late Anthony Shadid were among the finalists announced Wednesday for the National Book Awards. Other nominees included the novelists Dave Eggers and Louise Erdrich and nonfiction writers Anne Applebaum and Katherine Boo.
NEW YORK, Oct 4- One of today's major debates is how big government should be. Diana Farrell, an economist who recently returned to the consulting firm McKinsey after a two-year stint in the White House, thinks smart pragmatists should seize this common ground.
--U.S. health care-related educational services provider Ascend Learning's profitability has been weak, and we expect EBITDA margins will remain under pressure. --We are lowering our corporate credit rating on the company to' B-' from' B'.