Apple Inc said on Thursday it would spend $1 billion to build a second campus in Austin, Texas, that will house up to 15,000 workers as part of a broader push by U.S. companies to create more domestic jobs.

HOOKSETT — Town planning officials say they were caught off guard on Tuesday when Shipyard Brewing launched a social media frenzy with a trade publication piece announcing the Portland-based brewer’s proposal to build a multimillion dollar facility in Hooksett by 2020.

Since buying AOL and Yahoo for nearly $9 billion, Verizon has seen its media properties plummet in value, marking the apparent failure of the telecom giant to challenge Silicon Valley’s advertising dominance and highlighting the difficulty of competing in the shifting digital media landscape.

VISUALS ARE POWERFUL. In the entry hall of the reconstructed Governor’s Palace in Old Williamsburg, Va., walls are lined with polished racks of rifles and sabers. They signify the firepower of the man about to be met. Credibility is closely related to image.

Question: I have been trying for the last six months, without success, to acquire funding to complete development and marketing of my idea for a new roofing product. Several people have suggested crowdfunding as an alternative, but I’m clueless as to how that works. Can you provide a crash course?

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