Competition for Microsoft lineup, which targets high end

...consumers, (but) this is going to be a long road for Nadella as Microsoft plays major catch-up," said Daniel H. Ives, an analyst at FBR.The new Microsoft Band fitness tracker, meanwhile, will now track elevation and work with the company's Cortana...
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Right-to-die backers say California helps fight elsewhere

...paid a lot more attention to the objections and concerns of the disability community," said Marilyn Gold, a senior policy analyst with the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund.Those voices were drowned out in California by assisted-suicide supporters...
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Astros defeat Yankees, advance to ALDS

...five innings but matched a season high with three walks.ACE IN THE BOOTHTampa Rays ace Chris Archer has a new October gig, analyst for ESPN. "I did get a little nervous initially but we've already done one segment of 'Baseball Tonight,' so I'm good...
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Abbas says Palestinians no longer bound by pacts with Israel

...coordination between his forces and the Israeli military in cracking down on a common foe, the Islamic militant Hamas.Palestinian analyst Hani al-Masri said Abbas was trying to attract attention and pressure Israel."This is a threat not a plan," he said...
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Russia begins airstrikes, West disputes targets

...two countries in more than a year.Putin's strategy in Syria could bring bloody blowback at home, said Andrew Weiss, an analyst at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace."Putin has "basically created a giant recruiting poster for the global...
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Taliban tighten hold on Afghan city despite US airstrikes

...46 children. Earlier, Kate Stegeman, the aid group's communications director, said nine patients had died.Security analyst Ali Mohammad Ali described the Taliban takeover of the city as "a shock but not a surprise, because every province in Afghanistan...
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Key Afghan city falls to Taliban in major government setback

...defense leadership to provide them with guidance.""Our first priority is the safety and security of residents," he said.Analyst Faheem Dashty said Afghan security and intelligence agencies had been "caught by surprise" in what appeared to be a "big...
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In year of diplomatic wins, Obama still dogged by Syria

...Obama has made for years with little success. And to some analysts, it's unclear at this point what else he might be willing...more involved," said Anthony Cordesman, a foreign policy analyst at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.White...
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Shell move dims nation's oil prospects

...Though countries are pushing for cleaner energy sources, analysts predict that the world will need another 10 million make it economic," said Louise Cooper, an independent analyst at CooperCity. "If the oil price rises again and the well...
From condemned to high-rise condos?

...source."For us natural gas in Southeast Alaska will be nothing different than we normally do," said Jeff Smith, a business analyst with Avista. "It will just be how we get it to the market that's different."Smith touted a McDowell Group study from...


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