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  • Facebook's Internet.org expands in Zambia

    Facebook's Internet.org expands in Zambia

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:21 AM EDT2014-07-31 07:21:23 GMT
    Facebook's Internet.org project is taking another step toward its goal of bringing the Internet to people who are not yet online with an app launching Thursday in Zambia.More >>
    Facebook's Internet.org project is taking another step toward its goal of bringing the Internet to people who are not yet online with an app launching Thursday in Zambia.More >>
  • Obama cracks down on labor breaches by contractors

    Obama cracks down on labor breaches by contractors

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:21 AM EDT2014-07-31 07:21:00 GMT
    President Barack Obama is pushing government contractors to stop violating labor laws if they want to keep taking federal money.More >>
    President Barack Obama is pushing government contractors to stop violating labor laws if they want to keep taking federal money.More >>
  • Sanofi 2nd quarter profit surges

    Sanofi 2nd quarter profit surges

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:17 AM EDT2014-07-31 07:17:28 GMT
    French drug maker Sanofi said Thursday its earnings soared in the second quarter thanks to lower accounting charges than a year earlier, and the company lifted it full-year profit forecast.More >>
    French drug maker Sanofi said Thursday its earnings soared in the second quarter thanks to lower accounting charges than a year earlier, and the company lifted it full-year profit forecast.More >>
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