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Apple Has a Deep Bench of Potential Tim Cook Successors

Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook addressed succession at the company’s annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday, saying that eventually "passing the baton" properly is one of his most important roles. The company has a deep bench of experienced managers who could fill Cook’s shoes when the time comes. Apple’s leadership team includes 10 executives…

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Western Union Says It’s Testing Transactions With Ripple

By Western Union’s long-rumored relationship with Ripple is turning out to be real. After more than a month of speculation, the money transfer company’s chief financial officer said it’s evaluating blockchain technology and is testing transactions with Ripple, the San Francisco-based startup behind the cryptocurrency of the same name.  Efforts are in a “testing phase”…

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Can Flowers Really Be Eco-Friendly?

While it may be fashionable to investigate the early childhood of your steak, when was the last time you probed your florist for the provenance of your peonies? According to the most recent U.S. Department of Agriculture figures, the U.S. produced $374 million in wholesale cut stems in the 15 states that produce the majority of…

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This Beautiful Image Of A Rescued Gorilla Hugging Her Caretaker Just Won Wildlife Photo Of The Year

The shot, by Canadian photographer Jo-Anne McArthur, shows Pikin, a 6-year-old rescued lowland gorilla, cuddling with Appolinaire Ndohoudou, her caretaker, as she moves to a new animal sanctuary in Cameroon. McArthur's image was chosen as the winning photo by the public through online voting. More than 50,000 photographs were submitted to the annual contest, which…

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