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Although the article is behind a paywall, the headline writer seems to think that buying gasoline from a company headquartered in Switzerland is the same as "importing gasoline from Switzerland."

"Iran seeking to resume importing gasoline from Switzerland
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Last week representatives from the Swiss company Glencore visited Tehran to hold talks with the Iranian Oil Ministry and the National Iranian Oil ..."
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I wonder why the Fidelity Investments comparison of GDP growth rates for dozens of countries on the tenth slide of this post excludes Israel, but includes many countries with smaller GDP's, such as Chile, Czech Republic, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, and Portugal. See http://www.tradingeconomics.com/country-list/gdp for GDP's.
Here are 10 timely reasons why investors should revisit their portfolios' international equity exposure today.
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"[O]pen-plan offices are provably bad for your productivity, and provably bad for your health, and they don't even improve communication between workers."
Open-plan offices are killing productivity among programmers and other knowledge workers, and making them ill. But tech companies - including Facebook and Google - are spending fortunes to build even bigger open-plan offices....
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''Where Was All This “Five Unelected Judges” Chatter When They Decided Citizens United?
I was also quite struck, as you were, Mark, by the language in the various dissents in Obergefell, not just for their vehemence, but for the ways in which each dissent feels like a kind of Rorschach test of each justice’s own anxieties. Chief Justice John Roberts doesn’t want people...
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If you've ever shopped at Whole Foods you've probably been shocked at the prices. But a recent investigation shows that not only are its products overpriced, it's also dishonest—and its shady ...
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Politico's view: "If the nuclear negotiations go bad, the U.S. has a backup: Obama can drop the MOP, the world’s largest non-nuclear bomb."
President Barack Obama’s nuclear diplomacy with Iran may yet fail. On Tuesday, exactly one week before a June 30 deadline for an agreement, Iran’s Supreme Leader delivered his latest in a series of defiant statements, setting conditions for a deal—including immediate relief from sanctions, before Iran has taken steps to limit its...
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The residents of an Israeli village in the Negev desert have everything they need to build a solar-panel field including plenty of sun. But Tarabin village is missing one crucial prerequisite: government permission to sell its solar power to the national grid that would make the project economical.
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i hope the Lebanese politician who wrote this article is wrong when he says, "the Obama administration is negotiating a flawed nuclear deal with the Iranian regime...."
However, even if he is wrong about that, he may be right "that ... Tehran [will] get a windfall of up to $150 billion. ... and order all these radical proxy groups to wage even more wars in the region."
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Is Airbnb worth more than Marriott?
Online accommodation site Airbnb will announce a $25.5 billion valuation following its latest cash injection of $1.5 billion from investors.
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"Cynthia G. Hurd, manager of St. Andrews Regional Library branch at Charleston County Public Library (CCPL)....  received her MLS from the University of South Carolina"
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"You have to pity the well-meaning grocery stores and their employees who think that they are thoughtfully embracing the holiday celebrations of religious minorities, then end up setting themselves up to be the target of Internet ridicule, sometimes for years."
A Tesco branch in London wishes Muslims 'Ramadan Mubarak!' with a special display of 'Smokey Bacon' potato chips; Twitter, media storm ensues.
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Kindly "Kuwaiti MP ... Hamdan Azemi blames women for crowded streets, but says they can still leave their residences for emergency medical care."
More at http://www.timesofisrael.com/kuwaiti-mp-women-should-stay-home/.
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Infobright, data warehouse, and reporting and analytical database consultant
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  • Musnikow Consulting
    Data warehouse consultant, 2009 - present
  • Columbia University Medical Center
    Consultant, 2008 - 2009
  • Columbia University in the City of New York
    Senior Application System Developer and Consultant, 2005 - 2007
  • Tyler Technologies
    Project Manager – Systems, 2003 - 2005
  • Glencore Ltd.
    Application Development Manager and Consultant, 1991 - 2003
  • Philipp Brothers subsidiary of Salomon Inc.
    Project Leader and Consultant, 1985 - 1991
  • Medical Micro Systems
    Owner, 1985 - 1985
  • Ernst & Whinney
    Senior Manager, 1970 - 1985
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Lexington, MA
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Great Neck, NY - Scarsdale, NY - White Plains, NY - Iselin, Woodbrige, NJ - Morningside Heights, NY, NY - Fresh Meadows, Queens, NY - Bronx, NY
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Alan is an information technology consultant specializing in Infobright, dimensional data warehouses, and reporting and analytical databases. Before founding Musnikow Consulting, he worked on the data warehouses at Columbia University and its Medical Center. Prior to that he was:
  • Data Architect for the implementation of a research administration system at Columbia University.
  • Project Manager for Tyler Technologies' implementation of a property assessment administration system for Nassau County, NY.
  • Application Development Manager and Acting Co-manager of Information Technology for Glencore Ltd., a global commodity trading company with annual sales exceeding $8 billion.
  • Project Leader at the commodity trading subsidiary of Salomon Inc.
  • Designer of a product profit reporting data warehouse for Citibank USA.
  • Senior Manager of consulting for the international accounting firm Ernst & Whinney.
Alan has an MBA in Systems Analysis from the Columbia Business School and a BA in Economics, Magna cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Queens College of the City University of New York.
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Magna cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Columbia MBA, and founding investor in Glencore
Education
  • Columbia Business School
    MBA, Systems Analysis, 1968 - 1970
  • Queens College of the City University of New York
    BA, Economics, 1964 - 1968
  • Francis Lewis High School
    Academic, 1961 - 1964
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