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I never drive without the radio on, listening to the news on my way to the office in the morning and switching to the music channel while heading home.Women’s Nike Dallas Cowboys Customized Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey.

Being fed up with the rising number of commercials and the frequent nonsensical chatter of the DJs, I keep switching among three of my favorite channels, FM90.0, 97.4 and 88.7, which all feature music.

Traffic jams are a curse to commuters but a blessing to the radio industry’s growth. China’s radio industry earned 16 billion yuan ($2.3 billion) in advertising revenue in 2014, up 14.3 percent year-on-year. The figure was 13.43 billion yuan in 2015, with growth momentum outperforming other forms of conventional media such as TV and newspapers.

Being a picky listener, I finally turned to internet radio, first as a free user, and
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According to Forbes, internet radio is the next big thing in media, due to the personalized listening experience it offers and its precisely targeted advertising,
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About six months ago, I had my first experience of internet radio, featuring a wide range of selective content, via an app called Tingshubao.

The very first audio program I downloaded for free was called Huangdi Neijing, a classic created around the time of the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC).

The program, in the form of talk show by a TCM professional and a famous TV anchorman, is broadcast in the style of serious lecture with a humorous touch.
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My second experience was listening to business-related serials. Not long ago, I read a book featuring the ups and downs of Chinese companies and entrepreneurs from 1978 to 2008, the first three decades of China’s reform and opening-up. It was written by renowned business columnist and investor Wu Xiaobo. His way of telling stories about the growth of companies, featuring a series of milestone events, enhanced my understanding that the strength of individual companies reflects the overall strength of the country’s economy.

Then I began to follow him on his public WeChat account, Wuxiaobo Channel. At the top of the page, there is a link to an audio program with a short line reading: Pay 5 jiao every day to get an in-depth analysis of major business events.

I read his columns a lot, all free of charge on WeChat, but have yet to click on the
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The other day, I found some of his audio programs, at least 50 episodes, were all available for free on Ximalaya, one of China’s best-performing internet audio sharing platforms. Ximalaya received 60 million yuan in a series-C round of funding in June.

Listening to Wu Xiaobo has been my favorite “entertainment” while driving to my office in the past two months. Listening to his analysis of up-to-date hot business events and policy reviews mixed with his personal investment stories, is like having an nutritious and delightful breakfast before I start to work.

Last week, I took an even bolder step to get quality radio programming. I spent 99 yuan to download a series of lectures on Dream of the Red Chamber, a Chinese literature classic also called Story of the Stone. It has so far notched up around 2.5 million downloads on Ximalaya.

Jiang Xun’s lecture opened a brand new world for me to review this classic novel, which I read only once when I was 17. He provides multilayered perspectives that help understand the classic work. It’s about youth, romance, human nature, management, traditional Chinese cultural, customs and philosophy, a comparison of fairy tales between the East and West and the fall of major families.

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China’s oil giant China National Petroleum Corp said on Wednesday that it has
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A market-oriented economy is the direction of China’s economic reform and will be a basic principle for the company, Wang said.

China has recently stressed the significance of deepening economic reforms and mixed ownership for State-owned enterprises, especially those in the fields of oil and natural gas and railways. This was emphasized during the recent Central Economic Work Conference, when Chinese leaders and senior officials gathered
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Mixed ownership is a significant breakthrough for the State-owned enterprises reform. The companies should take substantial steps through restructuring and
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Despite some progress made by the company, there is a long way to go, said Wang.

The National Energy Administration has recently released guidelines for boosting the usage of natural gas, stressing that systemic reform in the gas sector should first take place in Shanghai, Jiangsu province and Hebei province.

China Petroleum & Chemical Corp, another oil giant in China usually known as
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Harden had a triple-double – 15 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds – in just three quarters to lead the Rockets to their eighth straight win, 132-98 over the shorthanded Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.

It was Harden’s fifth triple-double this season and the 14th of his career, which
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After the game, Harden acknowledged how special it is to be mentioned in the same breath as the man known as “The Dream”.

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Houston’s winning streak is the longest current one in the NBA and the team’s longest since 2014.

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Harden’s triple-double came in 29 minutes and 52 seconds of play.

Houston led by 15 points in the third quarter before using a 10-4 run to push it to 76-53 with about seven minutes left in the period.

The Rockets began to pour it on after that, outscoring the Kings 18-5 over the next three minutes to make it 94-58. Trevor Ariza scored the first five points in that span and capped it with a 3-pointer.

Harden grabbed his 10th rebound soon after that and got one more late in the
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The Kings played without three starters, with Rudy Gay (hip flexor strain) and Ben McLemore (left quadriceps contusion) out with injuries and DeMarcus Cousins getting a planned day of rest.

Sacramento was led by Garrett Temple’s 20 points.

“There are times when teams are going to have to rest people and that gives other guys an opportunity to step up,” Sacramento’s Matt Barnes said.

“We have to weather the storm until Ben and Rudy get back. I think DeMarcus is playing in the next game. We have to pick up the pieces and continue to play hard and improve.”

Ryan Anderson had 22 points and Sam Dekker had a career-high 19 for Houston.
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Harden has thrived running D’Antoni’s fast-paced offense and has piled up 53 assists in the past four games.

The Rockets finished with 22 3-pointers to give them at least 15 3s in three straight games, which ties a franchise record.

They came one short of tying the NBA record for 3s in a game.

With her son on the bench for the entire fourth quarter, Harden’s mother, Monja Willis, implored Dekker to help the Rockets break the record.

“James’ mom kept yelling at me,” Dekker said. “She was laughing and she kept saying: ‘You need two more for the record. Two more for the record.’ But I didn’t pay too much mind to it. We got out of there with a win and with the way we shoot the ball, I think we’ll get pretty close again.”

With Cousins sitting out to rest, Harden, who has played in 152 consecutive games, was asked why he never wants to take a night off to give his body a break.

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Rodney Hood scored 25 points to lead the Utah Jazz to a 109-89 victory over he Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night in a battle for first place in the NBA’s Northwest Division.

Utah led from start to finish behind 58.3 percent shooting and showed why it’s one of the best defensive teams in the league, holding the Thunder to 36.6 percent from the field.

Gordon Hayward scored 17 for the Jazz, who have won nine of 11. Rudy Gobert added 12 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks.

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Enes Kanter scored 19 for Oklahoma City against his former team.

The Jazz took a 55-41 lead into halftime thanks to a 15-6 run in the second quarter. Hood sank a pair of 3-pointers to highlight the stretch.

The Thunder shot just 32.5 percent in the first half and had little offense outside of Westbrook’s 14 points on 3-for-11 shooting.

The Jazz played their first game in four days after a stretch of eight in 13 days.

Utah’s injury-ravaged roster got Derrick Favors (knee) back after a 13-game absence, and Hood (hamstring) returned after missing three games.

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On the eve of the Tech Summit in NYC tomorrow, we’re still learning just how much is at stake for the technology industry under the incoming administration.
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Our country’s growth and innovation is of critical concern, both from a national and global perspective. It’s not yet clear how the new administration’s policies and priorities will impact the development of emerging technologies like the
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At this week’s Tech Summit in NYC, these are the three areas business leaders in the tech industry are prioritizing in light of the incoming administration:

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  • Taxes. One of the President-elect’s top priorities is comprehensive tax reform to significantly lower business and individual tax rates. Corporate tax rates would be lowered from 35 percent to 15 percent and changes to personal taxes include alterations to capital gains and estate taxes. However, at least some parts of this proposal is expected to face opposition in the Senate. There are significant implications to intellectual property-rich industries, like tech. The new administration’s focus on moving American companies’ overseas operations and investments to the US may, on the other hand, have significant implications for large companies. The President-elect has said he favors a “one time tax holiday,” taxing foreign income that is repatriated, or brought back into the US, at a rate of 10 percent – which is a fraction of the current rate of 35 percent. But will these gains be offset by the potential costs involved in setting up new operations or the possible loss of revenues should these changes require companies to raise the price of their products?

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The Saints will fly into Charlotte on the heels of one of the more unique losses of the 2016 season, losing at home to the defending Super Bowl champions on a
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For the defending NFC champion Panthers, last Sunday was just another disappointing defeat. Having dominated the shorthanded Chiefs for three quarters, Carolina self-destructed on offense, surrendering two turnovers in its own territory in the fourth quarter and losing a home game in which it had a 17-0 lead. If last week’s loss wasn’t the Panthers’ death knell, a second consecutive
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3. One man standing in the way of Cam’s master plan to deteriorate New Orleans’ D-line is Cameron Jordan. The sixth-year defensive end played with his hair on fire against the Broncos, contributing one of the Saints’ six sacks of Trevor Siemian and recording eight tackles. NFL’s own Gregg Rosenthal went as far to
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4. If any Panther is looking to break out statistically on a short week, it should be Greg Olsen. Cam’s go-to man is the league’s top receiving tight end (50 rec, 712 yards, 3 TD) and split New Orleans’ pass coverage down the middle with a 94-yard showing in Week 6. That outing was the best by a single tight end against the Saints all season — San Francisco’s Vance McDonald and Garrett Celek combined for 160 yards in Week 8. By all metrics, Olsen had an off-game against Kansas City and should see more targets against an opponent he has already savaged.

5. The following isn’t coach-speak, I swear. These teams can’t afford to beat themselves. Both New Orleans and Carolina threw away sure-fire, season-changing wins last week, thanks to ill-timed turnovers. For the Saints, it was the young Michael Thomas fumbling twice in his own territory, gifting the Broncos a
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Huawei Technologies Co Ltd aims to regain its top position in China with its latest flagship smartphone Mate 9 series, after it lost ground to domestic rival Oppo
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The Shenzhen-based firm launched the new handsets in its home market on Monday, marking its latest effort to grab a bigger share of the high-end segment,
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The Mate 9 Pro, the high-end version first unveiled in China, starts from 4,699 yuan ($686). It comes with a 2K curved screen and a dual rear camera, developed with the German optics company Leica. The limited version designed by luxury-car maker Porsche AG is priced at 8,999 yuan in China, far less expensive than its
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Yu Chengdong, CEO of Huawei’s consumer business, said the Mate 9 series phones are designed to target business consumers who need to do multitasking on smartphones.

In the third quarter, Oppo overtook Huawei as the biggest smartphone vendor in China for the first time, with a market share of 18 percent and a quarterly handset shipment of 22.5 million units. In the same time frame, the Huawei market share was 15 percent with 18 million units shipped, according to data
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Oppo’s rapid rise dovetails with its strength in offline retailing channels, which
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“But in the fourth quarter, e-commerce sales will be of high importance, because the Singles Day shopping spree, the world’s largest online shopping festival, falls during the period. Huawei, which has a sub-brand Honor targeting the online population, will have a big advantage,” she added.

The new product launch also came after Samsung recalled its newly launched Galaxy Note 7 in October to prevent further battery explosions.

James Yan, research director at Counterpoint Technology Market Research, was optimistic about the Mate 9’s performance in China, where Huawei has
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Young panda celebrates first birthday .

Bei Bei, the giant panda cub at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, DC,
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The first ladies of China and the United States both sent their greetings. China’s Peng Liyuan sent her greeting from China, the home country of pandas a world away.

“The giant panda is China’s national treasure. Bei Bei’s birth is the fruit of collaboration between China and the US and a strong symbol of our friendship,”
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US first lady Michelle Obama tweeted in the early morning: “Today we celebrate the National Zoo’s ‘precious treasure’ as he turns one year old. Happy birthday,
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In September, Peng and Obama visited the zoo and named the newborn panda cub Bei Bei, meaning “precious” in Chinese.

Peng expressed her appreciation for the staff at the National Zoo for taking good
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The zoo and the Chinese embassy held a special zhuazhou ceremony, a tradition honoring a baby’s first birthday that dates back to the Song Dynasty (960-1279) about 1,000 year ago. Whatever the baby chooses foretells its future.

Three banners – with drawings and words in Chinese symbolizing long life, health, habitat, good luck and friendship – were placed in Bei Bei’s yard. The art was created by children of Chinese diplomats in Washington. Panda keepers sprinkled the signposts with honey to attract Bei Bei.

Bei Bei appeared to be in good spirits, but he strolled in the yard area far from the banners and climbed a tree for awhile, despite efforts by panda keepers to
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Finally, it was Mei Xiang who performed zhuazhou for Bei Bei. She picked the one signifying “luck and friendship”, then moved on to the next for “health and
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Hundreds of people lined up along the Asia Trail on Saturday morning to have a look at the birthday boy.

Suzy Johnson, wearing a red T-shirt proclaiming, “Happy Birthday, Bei Bei,” said she tweeted about the birthday in the morning. Like many visitors on Saturday, Johnson has been a panda fan for a long time. She said her mother took her to
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Johnson said she was devastated when Mei Xiang lost her baby in 2012. But the next year Bao Bao was born.

“We love the pandas, they are very peaceful,” Johnson said. “It’s all about peace and friendship and love. The world can use a lot more of that.”

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I work on B Corp Row.

That’s what we affectionately call a five-block stretch of North Ravenswood Avenue in Chicago.

The street was once home to factories and there are still several small industrial companies. But these days, these large gorgeous buildings have been repurposed
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StoryStudio Chicago is in one of these rehabbed loft buildings (ours fittingly was once a printing company) that connects to almost every other building on the block. In fact, if you walk north on Ravenswood, the blocks are reminiscent of streets of row houses—each one is connected to the next.

When I walk to work and pass by these buildings and these businesses, I can’t help but imagine I’m on a new version of Sesame Street, one filled with businesses using business as a force for good.

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We may not be quite as cute as the Muppets, but we do have a lot in common:

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When I introduce StoryStudio as a B Corp I am often met with blank faces. I grab this chance to explain that StoryStudio is part of the solution, that we are using the power of business to solve environmental and social issues. That you should hire us because we are amazing at what we do, but also because we are a part of
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It’s not uncommon for me to burst in on my B Corp neighbors for an impromptu venting session. I know I’ll get great advice, or sometimes, just the reassurance that they have been in similar positions too.

Like many entrepreneurs, I started StoryStudio because I knew a lot about writing and stories, not because I knew how to read a balance sheet. Let’s just say, I had a bit of a learning curve.

Every entrepreneur makes mistakes. It’s what we learn from those mistakes that matters. Using the B Corp framework makes this process faster and provides what I call, “a lens of opportunity.”

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Our neighborhood has changed a great deal in the decade that StoryStudio Chicago has been located on this street. We have benefited from economic development spurred by this small business growth.

But in other parts of Chicago, this kind of growth isn’t happening.

Each B Corp views their social impact in a different way. For StoryStudio, our focus is on helping our students find and tell their stories, and to reach a deeper understanding of those stories.

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This season, not a single competitor is in sight.

According to the official figures of China Box Office, a State-run analysis company, the nation’s cinemas opened the all-important summer season with a faint glimmer of hope, which promptly faded against all expectations.

In the 27th week of this year-July 4 to 10-box office receipts rose by 12 percent before falling by 45 percent and 35 percent respectively in the next two weeks.
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“This could be a blessing in disguise,” said La Peikang, chairman of China Film Group, the largest State-owned film business.

“China’s film market has scored big in recent years,” he said. “All kinds of capital has been pouring in, and some of it carries with it unsavory elements, which have led to some disturbing behavior. I call it a bubble, and the market is squeezing some air out of it.”

La quoted the saying, “Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked,” adding that what is left will become a healthier and better
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After years of hesitation, China Film Group is finally scheduled for a public listing on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. It plans to sell 467 million shares and raise 4 billion yuan.

Cold War II, the star-studded Hong Kong crime thriller, has been one of this season’s biggest hits.

But grossing 666 million yuan at the box office since opening on July 8, it has no chance of reaching the 1 billion yuan goal, let alone the 2.4 billion yuan milestone of Monster Hunt set by the same film company, Edko Film, last summer.

You could argue that the above two movies come from different genres, but Big Fish and Begonia had Monkey King: Hero Is Back in mind when it debuted on July 8. Both are animated features with visual flair.

Last year, the mischievous monkey almost reached the 1 billion yuan mark, but
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“Big Fish has not lived up to my expectations in terms of box-office performance,” said Wang Changtian, president of Enlight Pictures, which made the cartoon feature. “But its quality is higher than I expected. Had it been Youth Nike Personalized Dallas Cowboys Elite Throwback Navy Blue Thanksgiving Jersey released last year, it would have made the billion-yuan league.”

Wang attributed the shortfall to the ending of subsidies, adding, “What’s happening this summer is a return to normal and we should readjust our box-office expectations accordingly.”

Rock Dog, another animated feature with similar ambitions, fared even worse, earning just 39.5 million yuan.

China Film Group’s Tik Tok raked in only 77 million yuan, a figure that could have been three times higher had it been released last year, according to La, the company chairman.

The biggest irony is that this thriller received overwhelmingly positive reviews, but word-of-mouth failed to lift it out of the doldrums, a feat accomplished by last year’s Monkey King: Hero Is Back, which had a rags-to-riches rise among strong competition.

La offered this assessment of the market malaise.

Many parts of the country have been plagued by stormy or rainy weather this summer, he said, which had affected audience numbers. As a popular saying among film exhibitors goes, strong winds drive away half of the house and a rainstorm empties it all.

According to La and other industry insiders, a more deep-rooted cause is the disappearance of subsidies.

La said box-office growth had started to slow as early as March. While the film industry had been subsidized for a while, the release of Ip Man 3 pushed it to
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