• Smith (NYSE:AOS), a manufacturer of water heating equipment and electric motors, Armstrong World (NYSE:AWI), a producer of flooring products and ceiling systems for use primarily in the construction and renovation of residential, commercial and institutional buildings.

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  • But the big act came on Thursday when the Obama administration released its Consumer Data Privacy in a Networked World report (PDF) that includes a proposed Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights that the administration plans to send to Congress.

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  • WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 9, 2012) - Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM), a world leader in the mobile communications market, today learned that the Judge in a patent action brought by Mformation in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has granted RIM's motion for judgment as a matter of law, concluding that the evidence did not support the Jury's finding of patent infringement.

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  • She finished first in two, the javelin throw and the eighty-metre hurdles (a world record), and tied for first in the high jump (another world record).

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  • Trusting the wisdom of Spock (Leonard Nimoy), the Federation (read: Free World) selects Captain Kirk (William Shatner) to escort a contingent of Klingons (read: Soviets) to a peace conference (read: end of Cold War).

    NEWYORKER: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

  • Previously I examined how those with a utopian view of the world (liberals) seek equal results, whereas those with a more tragic view (conservatives) only seek a fair process.

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  • But his talk of unity, his avoidance of blame, and his promise to end the war all seem intended to gesture to a similar prospect of redemption: not only for black people but for white people (for voting for a black man), for Republicans (for embracing unity with a Democrat), and for Americans (for saying to the world that the war was a mistake).

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  • To begin with, the U.S. is a longtime member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), a 140-member group that tries to promote international trade, reduces trade barriers, and handles trade disputes between member countries.

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  • Australia is a country where a relatively gentle (by world standards) effort to reimpose a sort of national ideology looks destined to fail.

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  • If you entered everything in correctly, you now have a working US phone, with a real phone number that can be used anywhere in the world with a net (WiFi) connection.

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  • Mr Billington first proposed the creation of a World Digital Library (WDL) to UNESCO in 2005, remarking that such a project could "have the salutary effect of bringing people together by celebrating the depth and uniqueness of different cultures in a single global undertaking".

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  • Consumer Watchdog, which describes itself as a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, voiced concern that the Do Not Track effort would undercut a plan from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to create a strict Do Not Track standard.

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  • He again broke ground with a namesake prize (and other awards) for work that promotes understanding of religious thought in the secular world (hardly a more important topic today, eh?).

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  • That combined with a world class airline (Emirates), luxury hotels, as well as vast shopping and entertainment options make it a destination for people from all over the world.

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  • In a single year, the British-born actress impressively--and successfully-- vacillated between a splashy franchise flick ( Disney 's Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End) and a dramatic literary romance (Focus Features' Atonement).

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  • They have gone on to reach out further into the cultural market place with the Game City Prize that draws on a panel of distinguished judges (outside the world of gaming) to pick a top game each year.

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  • The ripple effect on theaters was felt as high up as namesti Miru, where the management of Divadlo Na Vinohradech postponed the opening of Svet plny andelu (A World Full of Angels).

    UNESCO: Communication et information

  • One day a week working from home can make a world of difference to a new (or not so new) mother or father.

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  • However, you'd think that in an industry that is famous for such embarrassing pronouncements that 640K ought to be enough for anybody (well, maybe for your camera's firmware) or that there is a world market for about five computers (perhaps in every person's pockets), companies would tread cautiously in announcing that they're not going to create something.

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  • In a perfect world (I guess I should say in my perfect world), couples would be required to have a financial plan before any marriage ceremonies are performed.

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