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Vice President Biden and Indian Leaders Discuss U.S.-India Engagement

By <a href="/author-detail/3699933">Megan Slack</a>

Vice President Joe Biden meets with Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh

Vice President Joe Biden meets with Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, at Panchavati, in New Delhi, India, July 23, 2013.

(Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

On his second day in New Delhi, Vice President Biden met with Indian leaders to discuss the increasingly important bilateral relationship between our two countries.

In meetings with Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and others, Vice President Biden emphasized a range of opportunities for our countries to work more closely together on issues such as economic growth, trade, energy and climate change, security and investments in innovation and education.

In the evening, the Vice President discussed the importance of the U.S.-India relationship at a dinner hosted by Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari.

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Vice President Biden Discusses U.S. Engagement with the Asia-Pacific Region

By Megan Slack

Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks on U.S. policy towards the Asia-Pacific region

Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks on U.S. policy towards the Asia-Pacific region, in the Jack Morton Auditorium at George Washington University, in Washington, D.C., July 18, 2013. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

On Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden discussed the Administration’s elevated engagement in the Asia-Pacific region during a speech at George Washington University, sponsored by the Center for American Progress. Citing the potential for strengthened alliances, institutions and partnerships, the Vice President emphasized an “absolute commitment” to the Asia-Pacific region.

“We want to hasten the emergence of an Asian-Pacific order that delivers security and prosperity for all the nations involved. We want to help lead in creating 21st century rules of the road that will benefit not only the United States, and the region, but the world as a whole.”

Vice President Biden called relations with China as “a healthy mix of competition and cooperation,” and urged China to shift to a more consumer-driven economy. He emphasized the importance of institutions like ASEAN in providing stability and security, as well as their role in fighting climate change.

“That’s why we’re working with ASEAN to promote investment in clean energy and why we’re helping Pacific island nations mitigate the effects of rising sea levels. We just concluded an agreement with China to reduce the use of pollutants called HFCs that cause climate change. And there’s no reason we cannot do more with India as well.”

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Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, 7/19/2013

By The White House

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

1:52 P.M. EDT

MR. CARNEY: I'm here to take your questions, traditional briefing. I would understand if folks need to go file — that’s fine. And I leave it to our friends in the front row to tell me how brief we can keep this.

Q Yes, keep it short.

MR. CARNEY: Keep it short.

Q Yes.

MR. CARNEY: Let me go to Julie.

Q I guess just to start off, can you tell us a little bit about the process of having that — said remarks happen? Why did the President decide to do it now at the end of the week, almost a week after this verdict?

MR. CARNEY: I'll just say a couple of things, because the process is far less important than the words the President spoke. And he wanted to say something and he came out and said it, and he's obviously mindful of the discussions that have been going on.

I think some of us had discussions earlier this week that when — he was certainly prepared to take questions on this issue when he had some interviews earlier in the week, and would have answered them in probably similar fashion. But he felt like today was a good day to speak about it.

Q And then just on Detroit, the Vice President said in his event earlier today that there have been some meetings at the White House on the situation there. Is there any type of federal response or federal assistance that the White House deems appropriate in this situation?

MR. CARNEY: You have heard leaders in Michigan say — and we believe they're correct — that this is an issue that has to be resolved between Michigan and Detroit and the creditors, when it comes to the insolvency of the city.

Now, we are, of course, engaged in conversations with — about policy options and other ways that we can be of assistance to Detroit, and that includes Gene Sperling, and Valerie Jarrett, and Shaun Donovan, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development — all of whom have had discussions with the leadership team in Detroit and with leaders in Michigan.

But on the issue of insolvency and on those matters, that’s something that local leaders and creditors are going to have to resolve. But we will be partners in an effort to assist the city and the state as they move forward.

Q Is there any talk of a bailout for Detroit?

MR. CARNEY: I think, again, I would point you to what we have said and what leaders in Michigan and Detroit have said, which is that on the matter of their insolvency, that’s something for the city and the creditors to resolve.

Q And how worried are you about the overall impact of this on the U.S. economy?

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Why Sony Is Betting On Indie Games For the PS4

By Dave Thier, Contributor

Octodad is the sort of game Adam Boyes, Vice President of Developer and Publisher relations at Sony, likes to talk about. It is, suffice to say, weird. You play a simple father, just trying to his best to exist in the world and raise his kids without anyone finding out that he’s an octopus. It’s coming out on Playstation in 2014 — Call of Duty it is not. Indie games may not usually make the sorts of earth-shattering release day sales as reliable AAA titles like Call of Duty or Assassin’s Creed, but Sony has made a serious commitment to small teams with the PS4, and it may prove a crucial advantage in the coming console generation. …read more

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Background Conference Call with Senior Administration Officials on Vice President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden's Trip to India and Singapore

By The White House

Via Teleconference

9:40 A.M. EDT

MS. TROTTER: Thanks, everyone, for joining today’s call. Sorry for the delay. Our hope is to provide you with a more detailed sense of the Vice President and Dr. Biden’s schedules and goals during their trip next week to India and Singapore.

This call will be on background and our speakers are happy to take questions after they give some brief opening statements at the top.

We’d like to keep this call as focused on the trip as much as possible and remind everyone that there’s one question per person.

And with that, I’ll turn it over to our first speaker whom you can quote as a senior administration official.

SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL: Thank you, Kingsley. What I’m going to do just for a couple of minutes is lay out top-line goals, the agenda items and schedule for the visit. And then myself and my colleagues would be happy to take your questions.

The Vice President gave a speech yesterday at George Washington in which he laid out our vision for moving forward with the Asia-Pacific rebalance policy that the President has announced and that the entire national security team is invested in. And the trip to India and Singapore comes in the context of that strategy.

The goal — the overarching goal being to tie together the nations of the Asia-Pacific from India to the western shores of the Americas through strong partnerships, institutions, alliances, and rules of the road; and part of the message that the Vice President is sending in going on this trip is that we remain all in on the rebalance.

India is obviously a key player and increasingly so in the Asia-Pacific region. And the United States and India have an increasingly important bilateral relationship as our countries grow and deepen the ties across an incredibly broad range of areas.

Four areas in particular are going to be at the top of the agenda when the Vice President visits India. The first will be our economic cooperation where the Vice President will focus on issues from investment policy to intellectual property and speak to how we can work together to close the gap between where we are today and where we can be in our bilateral trade and investment and in our cooperation in multilateral trade and investment fora.

The second area is energy and climate where the Vice President will speak to the work that we need to do together to realize the promise of the civil nuclear agreement, and the work that we should be doing together to lead — to be leaders on addressing the global challenge of climate change, building on the climate change dialogue that Secretary Kerry announced with the Indian Foreign Minister at the strategic dialogue (inaudible) month.

The third area is defense cooperation. We’ve built a strong foundation in defense cooperation and defense sales over the past few years, and the Vice President will come to talk about how we can …read more

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Nolan CastsTwilight Actor in Interstellar

Director Christopher Nolan is preparing to shoot his new science film Interstellar, starring Matthew McConaughey,  Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck and Bill Irwin. Now the Dark Knight Rises and Inception helmer has added two more names to his ensemble.

THR says that Mackenzie Foy, who played Bella and Edward’s daughter in the final Twilight movies, has been cast in an unspecified role. TheWrap adds that Homeland actor Timothee Chalamet, who played the Vice President’s son on the Showtime series, has also been cast in an unspecified role.

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Readout of the Vice President’s Calls on Support for Building a United Community in Northern Ireland

By The White House

The Vice President spoke with First Minister Robinson and Deputy First Minister McGuinness of Northern Ireland today to welcome the launch of an All-Party Group process to address sensitive issues such as parades and protests; flags, symbols and emblems; and dealing with the past. Underscoring the importance of the All-Party process, the Vice President expressed his deep concern at parade-related violence and attacks on police, and supported calls for calm and respect for rule of law.

The Vice President also spoke with the chair of the All-Party Group process, former U.S. Special Envoy to Northern Ireland Dr. Richard Haass, to pledge the full support of the United States and his personal support in this vital effort. The Vice President and the U.S. Government, along with the British and Irish governments, will stay in close touch with Dr. Haass as he assists the political parties of Northern Ireland in the crucial work of healing the divisions of the past and building a truly shared future.

As the President said in Belfast in June, the people and institutions of Northern Ireland should be commended for the tremendous progress since the 1998 Good Friday Agreement. However, more work remains. Tackling sensitive issues are essential to creating a lasting peace and assuring the road to prosperity for all in Northern Ireland. It will require political courage, creativity, and compromise on the part of all Northern Ireland’s political parties. We welcome the launch of the All-Party process as a necessary step toward building a united community.

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Comcast Cable Announces Promotions in Business Services and Communications &amp; Data Services

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Comcast Cable Announces Promotions in Business Services and Communications & Data Services

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK), a global media and technology company, announced today several employee promotions to Vice President and Senior Vice President positions in Comcast Cable‘s Business Services and Communications & Data Services departments.

Comcast Cable is pleased to recognize the following promotions:

Communications & Data Services:

  • Susan Jin Davis has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Strategic Services for Communications & Data Services. Susan oversees strategic partnerships related to Comcast’s Voice and High-Speed Internet services including carrier management, emergency services, and online safety and security, operational compliance with regulatory and legal requirements, and product management of Internet Essentials.
  • Dennis Mathew has been promoted to Vice President, New Businesses. Dennis oversees Xfinity Home Product Management including the deployment of product enhancements, driving operational improvements, managing cross-functional initiatives and lifecycle management.
  • Sharmila Ravi has been promoted to Vice President, Product Operations for Communications and Data. Sharmila oversees high-speed data product operations, speeds, customer premises equipment initiatives, Voice and cross-platform products.
  • Robert Slinkard has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Product Management for Communications & Data Services. Rob is responsible for Comcast’s Xfinity Internet broadband service, overseeing the product strategy, lifecycle management and business operations.

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The Howard Hughes Corporation Names RKF Exclusive Consultant and Leasing Agent for the South Street

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The Howard Hughes Corporation Names RKF Exclusive Consultant and Leasing Agent for the South Street Seaport

Redevelopment Poised to Attract Destination Retail, Dining and Entertainment Tenants

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Following last month’s unanimous approval by the New York City Council for the redevelopment of Pier 17, The Howard Hughes Corporation (NYS: HHC) has named RKF as the exclusive consultant and leasing agent for the South Street Seaport.

The new Pier 17 (Photo: Business Wire)

With over 365,000 square feet of retail, dining and entertainment space located along the East River in Lower Manhattan, the South Street Seaport is comprised of the historic Uplands and Pier 17, south of the Brooklyn Bridge. The redevelopment plan features the complete transformation of the Pier 17 building, including enhanced and increased open space on the pier along with a new exterior façade encompassing dynamic retail space filled with distinctive stores, restaurants and neighborhood shops. Larger open spaces on the pier along with the new rooftop space – ideal for concerts, music and other entertainment events – will showcase breathtaking views of the city skyline, East River and Brooklyn Bridge. The design is contemporary yet draws from the site’s history as a bustling marketplace and renowned maritime port.

“Our vision for a revitalized and reenergized Seaport will create an unrivaled New York experience that is compelling for the ever-growing population of residents, local workers and visitors,” said David R. Weinreb, Chief Executive Officer of The Howard Hughes Corporation. “Working with RKF will ensure we bring best-in-class offerings, including acclaimed national and international retailers, local shops and destination restaurants.”

A team of RKF brokers consisting of Chairman & CEO Robert K. Futterman, Executive VP Karen Bellantoni and Associate Tess Jacoby will represent The Howard Hughes Corporation on this landmark assignment. The RKF professionals will work in close collaboration with a team of The Howard Hughes Corporation executives, including Keith Laird, Executive Vice President of Leasing, and Michelle Waak, Vice President of Leasing.

“We are honored to have been chosen by The Howard Hughes Corporation to help transform the South Street Seaport and create the most vibrant retail and entertainment venue in Lower Manhattan,” said Robert K. Futterman. “Our deep expertise with urban

From: http://www.dailyfinance.com/2013/04/18/the-howard-hughes-corporation-names-rkf-exclusive-/

SolarCity Appoints Jimmy Chuang as Vice President of Structured Finance and Aaron Chew as Vice Presi

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SolarCity Appoints Jimmy Chuang as Vice President of Structured Finance and Aaron Chew as Vice President of Investor Relations

Two new executives collectively bring a dozen years of experience in the renewable energy industry to clean energy leader

SAN MATEO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– SolarCity® (NAS: SCTY) , a leading provider of clean energy, today announced the appointment of Jimmy Chuang as vice president of structured finance and Aaron Chew as vice president of investor relations. Both new executives will report to Chief Financial Officer Bob Kelly.

Chuang joins SolarCity from GCL Solar Energy Inc., one of the world’s largest solar developers, where he was chief structured finance officer. He will manage the structured finance group, and help identify and build relationships with tax equity and debt investors to enhance the ways in which SolarCity helps consumers, businesses and government organizations switch to cleaner energy at a lower cost.

In only three years, Chuang helped build GCL Solar Energy Inc.’s U.S. business from ground zero into one of the nation’s largest. He has financed more than $2 billion, and more than 400 megawatts, of U.S. solar projects in his career. He previously held senior structured finance roles at Fotowatio Renewable Ventures and MMA Renewable Ventures, where he was responsible for acquiring, developing and investing in various renewable energy projects and leading tax-advantaged equity capital, construction financing, and permanent debt-raising efforts.

“SolarCity is the innovator in the U.S. solar industry—the company’s track record speaks for itself,” said Chuang. “I look forward to continuing to expand the company’s investment fund activity to further drive down the cost of providing cleaner, more affordable power to our customers.”

Chew will be responsible for communicating SolarCity’s financial performance, strategy and growth prospects to analysts and investors.

“SolarCity has cracked the code to scaling distributed energy generation,” Chew said. “I look forward to helping communicate SolarCity’s remarkable story to a broader investment audience.”

Chew has served as Vice President and Senior Vice President of equity research and senior alternative energy/solar analyst at the Maxim Group. Prior to that, he served as a senior solar analyst at Hapoalim Securities.

About SolarCity

SolarCity® (NAS: SCTY) provides clean energy. The company has disrupted the century-old energy industry by providing renewable electricity directly to homeowners, businesses

From: http://www.dailyfinance.com/2013/04/17/solarcity-appoints-jimmy-chuang-as-vice-president-/

KAR Auction Services, Inc. to Announce First Quarter 2013 Earnings

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KAR Auction Services, Inc. to Announce First Quarter 2013 Earnings

CARMEL, Ind.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYS: KAR) announced today that it will be releasing its first quarter 2013 earnings on Wednesday, May 1, 2013.

KAR Auction Services, Inc. will also be hosting an earnings conference call and webcast on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. EDT (10:00 a.m. CDT). The call will be hosted by KAR Auction Services, Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer, Jim Hallett and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Eric Loughmiller. The conference call may be accessed by calling 1-888-466-4414and entering participant passcode 156725 while the live web cast will be available at the investor relations section of www.karauctionservices.com.

A replay of the call will be available for two weeks via telephone starting approximately 30 minutes after the completion of the call. The replay may be accessed by calling 1-888-203-1112and entering pass code 1235452. The archive of the web cast will also be available following the call and will be available at the investor relations section of www.karauctionservices.com for a limited time.

About KAR Auction Services, Inc.

KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYS: KAR) is the holding company for ADESA, Inc. (“ADESA”), Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc. (“IAA”), and Automotive Finance Corporation (“AFC”). ADESA is a leading provider of wholesale used vehicle auctions with 67 North American locations and its subsidiary OPENLANE provides a leading Internet automotive auction platform. Insurance Auto Auctions is a leading salvage vehicle auction company with 163 sites across North America. Automotive Finance Corporation is a leading provider of floorplan financing to independent and franchise used vehicle dealers with 104 sites across North America. Together, KAR Auction Services provides a unique, comprehensive, end-to-end solution for our customers’ remarketing needs. Visit karauctionservices.com for additional information.

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Midway Gold Appoints New CFO

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Midway Gold Appoints New CFO

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Midway Gold Corp. (MDW:TSX-V; MDW:NYSE-AMEX) (“Midway”) is pleased to announce that Mr. John Labate will be joining the Midway team as the new Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Labate will work with Mr. Fritz Schaudies, the Company’s current CFO, to ensure a seamless transition of his Chief Financial Officer duties.

Ken Brunk, the Company’s Chairman, President and CEO stated, “First, we would like to thank Fritz for his work at Midway. His advancement of the company’s financial systems has been very valuable and is extremely appreciated. While we are sad to see him go, we all wish him the very best in health and happiness. As we move forward, we are delighted to welcome John Labate to Midway. John brings a wealth of financial experience gained from his many years in the mining industry and we believe he will be a great fit for the company.”

Mr. Labate brings over 30 years of financial experience to the Midway team having been CFO of dually listed mining companies since the mid-90s. Mr. Labate is joining Midway from Behre Dolbear where he has been Managing Director in the management-consulting group. Prior to his consultancy, he was Senior Vice President and CFO of Golden Star Resources. While SVP and CFO of Golden Star, Mr. Labate established lines of credit, including revolving debt and reclamation bonding, implemented strong spending controls and analysis, and strengthened supply chain functions. Prior to his tenure with Golden Star, Mr. Labate was Vice President and CFO of Constellation Copper Corporation where he was responsible for all financial and administrative activities for the TSX-listed copper/zinc mining and development company. John holds a B.S. in Accounting from San Diego State University.


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About Midway Gold Corp.

Midway Gold Corp. is a precious metals company with a vision to explore, design, build and operate gold mines in a manner accountable to all stakeholders while assuring return on shareholder investments. For more information about Midway, please visit our website at www.midwaygold.com or contact Jaime Wells, Investor Relations Analyst, at (877) 475-3642 (toll-free).

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Actuate Wins Sixth Consecutive Confirmit ACE (Achievement in Customer Excellence) Award

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Actuate Wins Sixth Consecutive Confirmit ACE (Achievement in Customer Excellence) Award

Confirmit’s prestigious awards program recognizes leaders using Voice of the Customer to increase customer satisfaction and improve business results

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Actuate Corporation (NAS: BIRT) , The BIRT Company™ – delivering more insights to more people than all BI companies combined, today announced they have been awarded a 2013 Confirmit ACE (Achievement in Customer Excellence) Award. The accolade demonstrates Actuate’s long-term commitment to its customers’ success across its entire customer base, including those using the ActuateOne® family of development and deployment products for Big Data business analytics.

The Confirmit ACE Awards program celebrates outstanding achievement in customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction, and/or partner satisfaction. Receiving a Confirmit ACE Award is a distinct honor that demonstrates the recipient’s rigorous application of customer feedback processes and its outstanding performance as measured by those processes.

Actuate earned the Confirmit ACE Award based on its customer satisfaction as measured quarterly via Confirmit’s Voice of the Customer.

“We are honored to win a Confirmit ACE Award for the sixth year in a row,” saidMy Nguyen, Vice President of Customer Support at Actuate Corporation. “This on-going recognition is a testament to our absolute commitment in ensuring the satisfaction of our customers, and this commitment is a large part of what makes us stand out in the Business Analytics software landscape.”

“We are delighted to recognize Actuate as a customer excellence leader,” said Henning Hansen, President and CEO of Confirmit. “The Voice of the Customer is critical in enabling businesses in competitive industries to satisfy and retain customers, and drive business change. As an ACE Award winner, Actuate clearly understands this, and we are proud that they rely on Confirmit for these vital business initiatives.”

About the Confirmit ACE Awards

The ACE (Achievement in Customer Excellence) Awards program was established in 2005 to recognize outstanding achievement in customer satisfaction. To be eligible for a 2013 Confirmit ACE Award, Confirmit Voice of the Customer (VoC) solutions clients must have conducted one or more surveys to assess customer satisfaction between October 1, 2011 and December 31, 2012. Qualifying performance is determined by a combination of customer satisfaction

From: http://www.dailyfinance.com/2013/04/17/actuate-wins-sixth-consecutive-confirmit-ace-achie/

Amazon Expands Global App Distribution to Nearly 200 Countries – Developers Should Submit Their Apps

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Amazon Expands Global App Distribution to Nearly 200 Countries – Developers Should Submit Their Apps Soon to Reach Millions More Active Amazon Customers

Developers around the world reporting high monetization rates with Kindle Fire and Amazon Appstore

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)– (NAS: AMZN) – Amazon.com, Inc. continued the global expansion of its Appstore today by announcing that developers can now submit their apps for distribution in nearly 200 countries, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, India, South Africa, South Korea, and even Papua New Guinea and Vatican City. These apps will be made available in the coming months when the Amazon Appstore for Android launches internationally for consumers. Registered developers who want international distribution will have their apps automatically made available for download, unless they designate otherwise. This international expansion is the latest in a series of Amazon Appstore for Android launches, which have included the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Japan. Signing up is easy and developers can get started today by visiting the Amazon Mobile App Distribution Portal.

Developers throughout the world are experiencing strong monetization and user engagement through Kindle Fire and the Amazon Appstore. The success is being driven by Amazon’s large customer base and industry-leading e-commerce features like 1-Click purchasing, Amazon’s APIs for In-App Purchasing (IAP) and A/B Testing, and GameCircle, Amazon’s gaming experience for Kindle Fire. A recent study of more than 500 games that utilize in-app purchasing on Amazon found that GameCircle-enabled mobile games earned 83 percent more average revenue per user (ARPU) than non-GameCircle games.

“Amazon’s platform is a complete end-to-end solution for developers wanting to build, market and monetize their apps and games on Kindle Fire and Android devices,” said Mike George, Vice President of Apps and Games at Amazon. “Allowing developers to target distribution of their apps and games in even more international countries is yet another important milestone as we strive to serve consumers and developers globally. Many of our existing developers have localized their apps and games for international consumers, and we look forward to working with new developers that have been waiting to bring their apps to more Amazon customers across the globe.”

Monetization Success

P2 Games is a UK based publisher of interactive games. “We launched our Kindle

From: http://www.dailyfinance.com/2013/04/17/amazon-expands-global-app-distribution-to-nearly-2/

White House Hangout: Vice President Biden and Mayors Discuss Reducing Gun Violence

By David Agnew

This week, Vice President Biden will host a virtual conversation with mayors around the country to discuss commonsense steps to reduce gun violence. Mayors know first hand the impact of gun violence on communities across the country – and they've come together to demand action.

On Wednesday, April 17th, at 2:45 p.m. EDT, the Vice President and mayors will discuss how we can protect our children and communities by reducing gun violence. We hope you'll tune in.

During the Google+ Hangout, Vice President Biden will be joined by:

  • Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, Gary, IN
  • Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Baltimore, MD
  • Mayor R.T. Rybak, Minneapolis, MN
  • Mayor Steve Scaffidi, Oak Creek, WI

Watch the hangout with Vice President Biden and mayors live on Wednesday, April 17th, at 2:45 p.m. EDT on WhiteHouse.gov, or tune in to the White House's Google+ page or YouTube channel.

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From: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/04/16/white-house-hangout-vice-president-biden-and-mayors-discuss-reducing-gun-violence

Statement by the Press Secretary on S. 716

By The White House

On Monday, April 15, 2013, the President signed into law:

S. 716, which eliminates the requirement in the STOCK Act to make available on official websites the financial disclosure forms of employees of the executive and legislative branches other than the President, the Vice President, Members of and candidates for Congress, and several specified Presidentially nominated and Senate-confirmed officers; and delays until January 1, 2014, the date by which systems must be developed that enable public access to financial disclosure forms of covered individuals.

From: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/04/15/statement-press-secretary-s-716