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Colored diamonds are a rare breed, so where do they come from?
Rapaport Magazine
When a large blue diamond is sold at auction, it makes news. The same is true when a mine unearths a significant blue, or as Petra's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Johan Dippenaar describes it, "a blue of consequence." These stones are so rare, each one is greeted like a much-anticipated newborn: coddled, cosseted and photographed, its arrival announced to the world. The subsequent sale price makes headlines as well.
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Gold hits 6-week high on China growth worry, commodities gain
Reuters
Gold rose to a six-week high at above $1,250 an ounce, lifted by broad-based commodities gains and concerns over an economic slowdown in China. A sharp outflow in gold-backed exchange-traded funds and lackluster Asian physical demand, however, indicate a vulnerable price outlook for bullion, analysts said.
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New Samsung Galaxy S5 'Plus' launched. Android world's fastest smartphone
Forbes
Subtlety is not something usually associated with Samsung marketing, but the company has quietly taken the wrapper off a new, upgraded version of the hugely popular Galaxy S5. It is called the "Galaxy S5 Plus" (G901F). The headline news is the S5 Plus shifts to the Snapdragon 805 chipset, Qualcomm’s fastest and most efficient chipset to date. This replaces the Snapdragon 801 in the original S5 and means the phone is running on the same hardware as the Galaxy Note 4 and recently announced Nexus 6 phablets.
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When to say no: Not all client partnerships are a match made in heaven
Under 30 CEO
There are business principles for just about everything, whether you are developing stellar websites, baking the best desserts in town, or building custom homes. Everything has a standard. This is not to say that practices cannot change — that would be called flexibility. But when a client is asking you to deviate far away from your standards, it might be time to say "No."
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Browse for wares or sell in person at newest pawnshop in Ontario
Cambridge Times
Cambridge's Buy & Sell Inc. in Cambridge, Ontario, is the place to if you're looking to experience the newest and biggest pawnshop. Long gone is the stigma that people once associated with pawnshops, the backdrop has certainly changed with the times.
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The iPad Air 2 is like a tablet on a diet, thinnest ever
Small Business Trends
The new iPad Air 2 recently unveiled by Apple is really thin. How thin? So thin it's 18 percent thinner than it predecessor, iPad Air, itself the successor to the original iPad mobile tablet. It is so thin Apple is actually touting it as the thinnest iPad in the world. Seriously, iPad Air 2 is like a tablet on a diet.
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2 arrested for stealing and pawning jewelry
WHAG-TV
Two people accused of stealing jewelry from a home in Thurmont, Maryland, and then pawning it are behind bars. Police say Ruddie Janish, 23, broke into a house and stole a significant amount of jewelry.
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