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You might soon get a chance to grab a piece of Empire State Building, the art deco-style, 102-story skyscraper at the corner of 34th Street and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The company that controls the Empire State Building is planning an initial public offering that could raise as much as $1 billion.

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One of Buffett’s favorite topics of discussion of late has been gold. He loves talking about investors’ fascination with gold and with cash (in the form of bonds), as per most of the business news. Warren Buffett characterizes gold as one of the assets ‘that will never produce anything, but that are purchased in the buyer’s hope that someone else – who also knows that the assets will be forever unproductive – will pay more for them in the future’.

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While everyone has be waiting for iPad 3’s release, there are a few things that might keep you wondering if the iPad 3 is actually worth the upgrade. The most awaited iPad 3 has stolen all the limelight, in most of the news channels, since the time rumors about the release are out. And why not, after all its an iPad 3.

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  The European Central bank subsidy that could reach as high upto 120 Billion Euros has benefited many banks. The European Central Bank subsidy …

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It’s ‘Two’ for Oracle. Redwood City, California-based Oracle Corp. has made its second acquisition by signing a $1.9 billion acquisition deal with Taleo Corp.

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As iPad3 is one of the best selling and the most anticipated device of this year, it is quite obvious that people want to know what to expect for an iPad3. It is rumored that the release date of Apple iPad3 would be later this month. And thanks to scores of industrial magazines that industry leaders will be able to tell you ‘what an iPad3 might look like?’

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NASA proposes to contribute $300 million to $500 million each to at least two U.S. companies, to design and build space taxis for flying astronauts to space, under a 21 month partnership agreement. It seems that this is NASA’s is looking out for alternative ways of delivering crews to and from the International Space Station.

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The requirement for applications for everything ranging from games to quantum physics has created 466,000 jobs in the U.S. since 2007. Thanks to the smartphone and tablet applications.

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On Dubai’s exclusive Palm Island, on 114 acres of the Crescent, overlooking the Dubai skyline is one of the world’s most incredible destinations and most extravagant attractions. Atlantis, the Palm is a lavish marine-themed resort that combines the height of luxury with unique and world’s most incredible attractions that will definitely keep you awe-struck from the first day right through to the last day of your voyage!

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The green and white seal, which shows the stylized outline of a human figure with its arms spread toward the sky, is the icon for ‘Great for You’ label. If you cannot figure out which foods at Wal-Mart are healthy for you, Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, will make it obvious by placing its new ‘Great for You’ label right on the package.

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Yahoo chairman Roy Bostock and three other directors will quit the Yahoo board, as the company struggles to plough ahead with an internal refurbishment, including discussions on dealing with its stakes in China’s Alibaba Group and Yahoo Japan.

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After 20 years of drilling effort, the Russian scientists have drilled into the vast, dark and never-before-touched Lake Vostok 2.2 miles below the surface of Antarctica. The Russian scientists have, in fact, drilled down through four kilometers of Antarctic ice to Lake Vostok, apparently the largest sub-glacial lake in Antarctica.

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Verizon communications has unveiled a partnership plan with Redbox to provide video streaming service under the kiosk-based movie rental brand. Redbox is on a move and Coinstar, its parent company’s stock shot up nearly 16 percent with fourth quarter earnings more than double the profits.

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The U.S. farmers plan to sow the largest area since 1984, with seeds of Corn, Soybeans and Wheat. The farmers of U.S. will seed the most area in a production this year, led by the biggest corn crop since World War II in 1984.

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US aircraft manufacturer Boeing found Signs of a manufacturing error causing de-lamination in the plastic-composite on the fuselage of the first passenger jetliner built chiefly of carbon-fiber composites. After Boeing discovered the problem of its 787 Dreamliner, the company ordered to inspect its Dreamliner.

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The eurozone debt restructuring drops concern as a surprising rise in the Asian stocks has helped overshadow worries on the lack of progress. The healthy U.S. jobs data has also strengthened investor risk craving, weakening euro against most of its 16 major peers as eurozone leaders worked on a funding agreement and pushing Asian stocks high up on the list.

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You sure might have heard of rich and successful people, but what makes it interesting is to learn about those who are not just rich and successful but ‘Young’ as well. How did they do it? While there might have been slightly different paths that they might have taken, these young millionaires all found a way to turn exclusive ideas into profitable ventures.

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So which are you, a leader or a follower? Are you satisfied with your current role or do you wish to change? Do you want to leave behind the burden of leadership and become a follower? Do you want to set yourself apart from the crowd and wear the leader badge? Let’s take a look at some essential differences that distinguish leaders from followers.

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American Airlines had filed for bankruptcy last November and is now ready to lay off nearly 13,000 employees or 16 percent of its work force. American Airlines plans to cease its pension plans. It also wants to cut back health benefits for current employees and retirees. Over all, American Airlines is looking to cut employee costs by 20 percent.

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Facebook will be able to file its Initial Public Offering as early as Wednesday, to sell stock in an open market. facebook’s debut is likely to be the most talked-about IPO after Google in 2004. This is generating curiosity as well as expectations among the public for what is likely to be one of the biggest debuts for a U.S. company.

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Starbucks Corp. is expanding its market outside U.S. Starbucks, in venture with Tata Global Beverages Ltd., has plans to open first 50 coffee shops in India by August this year. Starbucks believes that this is Starbucks move to tap rising coffee consumption in the world’s fastest major growing economy after China. It seems like Starbucks might have to face quite a few challenges to enter into a nation of tea lovers.

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