Arik Hesseldahl

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AMD Deleted From Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

Shares of chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices will be taken off the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index beginning Sept. 20. The move was disclosed by S&P Dow Jones Indices. The change comes a day after Hewlett-Packard was taken off the list of 30 stocks that comprise the Dow Jones Industrial Average. AMD will be moved to the S&P MidCap 400.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work