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Twitter co-founder takes aim at Google

As a founding member of both Twitter and blogging site Medium, entrepreneur Biz Stone is hoping to put a social spin on search.

Source: CNBC.com

Lego's founding family in leadership handover

Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, the company founder's grandson, said Thursday he will leave his position as deputy chairman to his 37- year-old son, Thomas Kirk Kristiansen. Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen said the aim was "to maintain active family ownership of the LEGO Group. After 25 years as CEO, Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen was replaced in 2004 by Joergen Vig Knudstorp, an outsider...

Source: The Associated Press

China's Dalian Commodities Exchange: new rules aim to curb speculation, risks

BEIJING, April 28- Dalian Commodity Exchange's recent series of new rules on trading are aimed at curbing speculation and cutting market risks, the Chinese exchange said in a statement. The major Chinese commodities exchange added to a number of recent measures aimed at calming volatile markets on Wednesday, hiking transaction fees and widening trade limits...

Source: Reuters

Facebook still isn't a mall, but its bots aim to change that

NEW YORK— It's now possible— though neither easy nor particularly convenient— to buy stuff on Facebook via automated messaging "bots." "I would totally shop using message bots for things I know I'm buying"— like soap, shampoo or socks, says Patrick Jones, a software engineer in Washington, D.C. But he doesn't quite see how bots would help with more personal purchases, such...

Source: The Associated Press

Macri's 'zero poverty' promise runs into tough Argentine reality

BUENOS AIRES, April 27- Argentine President Mauricio Macri repeats the aim of his economic policies so often it has become a mantra: "zero poverty". "You can feel the blow," said Raul Costilla, 42, a father of three in a slum south of Buenos Aires, who is struggling to make ends meet amid soaring bus fares and natural gas prices. As a result, nearly 33 percent of Argentines now...

Source: Reuters

Why Citigroup is backing online lending start-up BlueVine

While Silicon Valley is supposedly taking aim at Wall Street, there's been an increasing number of partnerships between the two factions.

Source: CNBC.com

UPDATE 1-Euro zone delays meeting on Greece reforms, says needs more time

The meeting was a possibility because Greece and its lenders aim to reach an agreement on a package of special measures that would be implemented only if needed, to make sure the country reaches agreed fiscal targets in 2018.. Athens hopes a deal will unlock up to 5 billion euros more in aid that it needs to cover 3.5 billion euros in repayments to the...

Source: Reuters

Euro zone delays meeting on Greece reforms, says needs more time

BRUSSELS, April 26- Euro zone finance ministers will not meet on Thursday and need more time to discuss two sets of Greek reforms that would unlock new loans, the office of the Eurogroup said on Twitter. The meeting was a possibility because Greece and its lenders aim to reach an agreement on a package of contingent measures that would be implemented only if needed,...

Source: Reuters

Bove takes aim at Goldman

Bank analyst Dick Bove takes aim at Goldman and says the company has made some bad decisions.

Source: CNBC.com

Burkina Faso 2015/16 cotton output down 18 pct on poor weather

OUAGADOUGOU, April 22- Burkina Faso produced 581,000 tonnes of raw cotton in the recently ended 2015/ 16 season, down 18 percent from the previous harvest and well short of its aim of a record crop of 800,000 tonnes, the national cotton association said on Friday. The Inter-professional Cotton Association of Burkina, which groups together the country's three...

Source: Reuters