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Week in Review: Walmart Wage Hike, Google’s Mobile Wallet, Cuba-Us Biz, Social Mobility Interactive

Walmart will raise it’s minimum wage to $10 an hour by next February; Google is rolling out a mobile wallet to compete with Apple Pay; businesses are preparing to take advantage of thawing relations between Cuba and the U.S.

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Apps, Laptops and Cupcakes in the Developing World

Five strategies for covering social entrepreneurship, innovation and start-ups in Africa and other developing countries.

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Week in Review: Grexit Menace, More HSBC Dirt, Oscar Math, Apple’s Electric Minivan?

Negotiations between Greece and the Eurozone collapse; Swiss authorities raid HSBC’s Geneva headquarters as scandal grows; More fodder for Apple electric car rumor mill; calling the Oscars.

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Getting Scoops in Southeast Asia

Newley Purnell of the Wall Street Journal says being accurate and getting the story right is the best way to build a source network, but that it’s often the people you least expect to know about your beat who provide the freshest ideas.

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Week in Review: HSBC’s Dirty Money, Apple’s Solar Bid, Tesla’s Ambition, Zuckerberg’s Bedroom

A giant investigative report on HSBC’s Swiss branch revealed tax evasion schemes and scores of clients who are alleged criminals; Apple closed the biggest solar power deal ever; Tesla CEO Elon Musk has big plans for his electric cars; Mark Zuckerberg gets into a tussle with a neighbor over privacy.

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