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  • FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards

    FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:35:05 GMT
    The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes.
    The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes, but enhance...
  • Buffett disapproves of Coca-Cola's pay plan

    Buffett disapproves of Coca-Cola's pay plan

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:34:37 GMT
    Warren Buffett says he disapproves of Coca-Cola's highly contested pay plan for its executives.
    Warren Buffett criticized Coca-Cola's pay plan for its executives on Wednesday.
  • Obama offering Japan security, economic assurances

    Obama offering Japan security, economic assurances

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:25 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:25:20 GMT
    President Barack Obama is opening a four-country visit to the Asia-Pacific region in Japan, but the West's dispute with Russia over Ukraine is looming.
    Facing fresh questions about his commitment to Asia, President Barack Obama will seek to convince Japan's leaders Thursday that he can deliver on his security and economic pledges, even as the crisis in Ukraine demands...
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