The Iowa insurance commissioner approved Athene Holding's pending $1.55 billion purchase of British insurer Aviva Plc's U.S. annuity business. Gas producers see profits in exports, but Andrew ... more 
The Iowa insurance commissioner approved Athene Holding's pending $1.55 billion purchase of British insurer Aviva Plc's U.S. annuity business. Gas producers see profits in exports, but Andrew Liveris, chief of Dow Chemical, wants to block what he considers a squandering of a national resources, and a hit to his bottom line. Facebook envisions a future when you shop on your smartphone or tablet and keep the company in the loop on all your purchases -- but the social network poses no threat to PayPal. The company plans to test a pay-with-Facebook mobile checkout option, as scooped by AllThingsD, but it's not trying to take over the complicated payments processing market. A hilarious Flickr group is documenting the various mistakes made in 3D printing. Sometimes when it fails, it manages to do spectacularly. less 
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