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Food-Stamp Use Rises; Some 15% Get Benefits

Food-Stamp Use Rises; Some 15% Get Benefits blogs.wsj.com 42 TWEETS

Food-stamp use rose 2.4% in the U.S. in May from a year earlier, with more than 15% of the U.S. population receiving benefits.

blogs.wsj.com/economics/2013/08/09/food-stamp-use-rises-some-15-of-u-s-gets-benefits/?mod=WSJ_MIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsSecond

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Strip Club Petitions High Court to Hear Tax Case - Law Blog - WSJ

Strip Club Petitions High Court to Hear Tax Case - Law Blog - WSJ blogs.wsj.com 31 TWEETS

With the help of a leading First Amendment litigator, an upstate New York strip club is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether it's entitled to the same tax breaks granted to ballets and opera houses.

blogs.wsj.com/law/2013/08/09/strip-club-petitions-high-court-to-hear-tax-case/

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Live Blog: Obama's Friday Press Conference -- Surveillance, Russia, Snowden and More - Washington Wire - WSJ

Live Blog: Obama's Friday Press Conference -- Surveillance, Russia, Snowden and More - Washington Wire - WSJ blogs.wsj.com 45 TWEETS

President Barack Obama gives his first press conference in months on Friday, in which he is expected to announce new measures to increase transparency on government surveillance programs, as well as answer questions on many contentious topics.

blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2013/08/09/live-blog-obamas-press-conference/

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House Republicans Subpoena IRS Documents - Washington Wire - WSJ

House Republicans Subpoena IRS Documents - Washington Wire - WSJ blogs.wsj.com 2 TWEETS

House Republicans issued a subpoena on Friday seeking to compel the Internal Revenue Service to hand over documents.

blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2013/08/02/house-republicans-subpoena-irs-documents/

Treasury Moves to Gain Room Under Debt Ceiling - Washington Wire - WSJ

Treasury Moves to Gain Room Under Debt Ceiling - Washington Wire - WSJ blogs.wsj.com 7 TWEETS

The U.S. Treasury extended the time it will suspend investments in a federal worker retiree fund until Oct. 11, a maneuver intended to allow the government to remain below the debt ceiling. Without the extension, it would have expired Friday.

blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2013/08/02/treasury-moves-to-gain-room-under-debt-ceiling/

Same-Sex Couples Face Higher Bar to Make Angel Investments - Venture Capital Dispatch - WSJ

Same-Sex Couples Face Higher Bar to Make Angel Investments - Venture Capital Dispatch - WSJ blogs.wsj.com 35 TWEETS

A group of startup attorneys, angel investors and entrepreneurs aims to expand the SEC’s definition of accredited investor to prevent discrimination of same-sex couples. The group says that despite the recent Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriag

blogs.wsj.com/venturecapital/2013/08/02/same-sex-couples-face-higher-bar-to-make-angel-investments/

Technology

Gilas, the Philippine national basketball team, has benefactor, businessman Manuel Pangilinan - Southeast Asia Real Time - WSJ

Gilas, the Philippine national basketball team, has benefactor, businessman Manuel Pangilinan - Southeast Asia Real Time - WSJ blogs.wsj.com 3 TWEETS

As Gilas, the Philippine national basketball team, starts its campaign to get back on the world stage, no one is more nervous than its main benefactor, businessman Manuel Pangilinan.

blogs.wsj.com/searealtime/2013/08/03/in-the-philippines-basketball-has-a-friend-with-deep-pockets/

World

Facebook Closes Above $38 Mountain - Digits - WSJ

Facebook Closes Above $38 Mountain - Digits - WSJ blogs.wsj.com 11 TWEETS

The Little Engine That Could has finally made it: Facebook stock closed at $38.05 today, the first time it has finished above the $38 mark since its troubled initial public offering May 18, 2012.

blogs.wsj.com/digits/2013/08/02/facebook-finally-summits-the-38-mountain/

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At Def Con, Kids Can Hack Too - Digits - WSJ

At Def Con, Kids Can Hack Too - Digits - WSJ blogs.wsj.com 10 TWEETS

At Def Con, a hacker conference here in Las Vegas professional security researchers test the edges of the digital world, organizers are trying to teach youngsters they can use hacking for good.

blogs.wsj.com/digits/2013/08/02/at-def-con-kids-can-hack-too/

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Photos: This is How China Tries to Beat Its Worst Heatwave in 140 Years - China Real Time Report - WSJ

Photos: This is How China Tries to Beat Its Worst Heatwave in 140 Years - China Real Time Report - WSJ blogs.wsj.com 43 TWEETS

China is suffering its worst heat wave in at least 140 years as temperatures have soared above 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in at least 40 cities and counties. Here, images of the desperate lengths people have gone to cool off.

blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/08/02/photos-china-feels-the-heat/#slide/2

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Politics Counts: How Detroit Is Different - Washington Wire - WSJ

Politics Counts: How Detroit Is Different - Washington Wire - WSJ blogs.wsj.com 10 TWEETS

When you step back and look at the numbers, it becomes clear that Detroit is different. The mix of depopulation, economic shifts and racial problems that hit Detroit combined to create an unmatched set of trials – or at least unmatched for a city of its s

blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2013/08/02/politics-counts-how-detroit-is-different/

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Ellen DeGeneres to Host Oscars - Speakeasy - WSJ

Ellen DeGeneres to Host Oscars - Speakeasy - WSJ blogs.wsj.com 4 TWEETS

Picking the right Oscars host is a delicate operation. After runnning into trouble with "Family Guy" creator Seth McFarlane leading the show, the Academy Awards are taking a more family-friendly approach.Television host and comedian Ellen DeGene

blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2013/08/02/ellen-degeneres-to-host-oscars/

Police Chiefs, Experts Respond to Overuse of Response Times - The Numbers Guy - WSJ

Police Chiefs, Experts Respond to Overuse of Response Times - The Numbers Guy - WSJ blogs.wsj.com 5 TWEETS

Police chiefs and law-enforcement researchers respond to the continued use of response times as a measure of police effectiveness, saying the measures aren't standardized across cities and aren't particularly useful within cities, either.

blogs.wsj.com/numbersguy/response-times-detroit-giving-no-time-to-misleading-police-stats-1264/

George Clooney Rips Dan Loeb Over Sony Plans - MoneyBeat - WSJ

George Clooney Rips Dan Loeb Over Sony Plans - MoneyBeat - WSJ blogs.wsj.com 11 TWEETS

As if all the histrionics among hedge-fund managers this year wasn't enough, add George Clooney to the mix.

blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2013/08/02/george-clooney-rips-dan-loeb-over-sony-plans/?KEYWORDS=clooney

The New Doctor Who Is In. It's Peter Capaldi - Speakeasy - WSJ

The New Doctor Who Is In. It's Peter Capaldi - Speakeasy - WSJ blogs.wsj.com 6 TWEETS

Goodbye, Matt Smith. Hello, Peter Capaldi. The BBC announced that Scottish actor Peter Capaldi would be the newest star of the long-running sci-fi program “Doctor Who.”

blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2013/08/04/the-new-doctor-who-is-in-its-peter-capaldi/

More than 1 in 3 Americans ages 18 to 34 live with their parents - the highest share in at least four decades.

More than 1 in 3 Americans ages 18 to 34 live with their parents - the highest share in at least four decades. blogs.wsj.com 114 TWEETS

Despite the improving job market, 36% of young adults aged 18 to 31 are living in their parents’ homes, up from 34% in 2009 and the highest share in at least four decades, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis.

blogs.wsj.com/economics/2013/08/01/more-than-1-in-3-young-adults-still-live-with-their-parents/?mod=e2tw

Politics

NSA Director Defends Surveillance at Black Hat - Digits - WSJ

NSA Director Defends Surveillance at Black Hat - Digits - WSJ blogs.wsj.com 60 TWEETS

National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander defended government collection of phone and Internet records, offering new details on how the programs have blocked terrorist activity.

blogs.wsj.com/digits/2013/07/31/nsa-director-defends-surveillance-at-black-hat/

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Two Hedge Fund Managers Charged in Alleged $311 Million Fraud Case - Corruption Currents - WSJ

Two Hedge Fund Managers Charged in Alleged $311 Million Fraud Case - Corruption Currents - WSJ blogs.wsj.com 5 TWEETS

Helmut Kiener controlled several hedge funds--including K1 Global Ltd. and K1 Invest--which he marketed to international investors, while John C. Tausche controlled several offshore hedge funds collectively called the Oceanus Funds.

blogs.wsj.com/corruption-currents/2013/02/07/two-hedge-fund-managers-charged-in-alleged-311-million-fraud-case/

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